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    wow... congrats, incubusaddict!

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    Quote from quickwitted04
    we are 49 in our batch.
    so how is it going?

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    thanks for that information quickwitted04. it's good to know that they are still going to train more batches. at least now i know that we do not need to wait for the earlier batches to finish first before a new set begins. well, i guess we just really have to live by that motto... patience is a virtue!!! thanks again!

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    I am quite sure that a similar case has already been raised in this forum site. There are just so many threads and so many posts here and I don't know where to start. I just need a quick advice.

    I am from the Philippines. I applied for licensure by examination to the California Board of Registered Nursing. I took the NCLEX-RN last September 2008. I passed it and now I am being asked by the board to provide them SSN which I do not have at this point and I am not sure when I could get one. I know that my file will be destroyed if I won't be able to give them the SSN within 2 years.

    I do not have an employer at this point and with the retrogression and all, I don't know if I can provide the SSN within 2 years. What should I do now? I heard that Vermont does not require an SSN and I could apply to the Vermont board for endorsement and once approved, I could be a issued a license. Is there any truth in this? I just don't want my NCLEX-RN result to go to waste that is why I am taking that option into consideration. What is the best thing for me to do at the moment. Thanks!

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    I have a question here. If the training takes about 5 months, the feb. 2 batch would probably end on june or early july. Will SLMC start training another batch even if the earlier batch is not done yet? or do we have to wait for the feb. 2 batch to finish first before the next batch begins training? thanks!

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    Thanks, baldoRN. Actually, the technical interview was a bit easier than i expected. Days before, I was really anxious because I thought it would be so difficult and I was not sure if I would still be able to recall things learned in nursing school. But thank God, He was with me at that moment that's why the interview went fine. There were two interviewers who I think are both nurses there and they took turns in asking us questions. By the way, we were three applicants interviewed at the same time. It was like a forum. But if I am not mistaken, an earlier batch had seven applicants in one interview session and the other one had five I think. Anyway, there were like ten questions for each applicant, one for each nursing core competency. There were individual questions, different for each applicant and there were also questions that were asked to all three of us there. Here are some topics/questions that I can still recall... care for a suicidal patient... for a seizure patient... for a MRSA patient... patient on DNR status... discuss APGAR... color coding in garbage disposal... opinion on family planning... same-sex marriage... what is proper documentation... what is customer service... what will you do if the doctor ordered KCl IV bolus... your responsibilities to the other members of the healthcare team... a topic you would like to research on... will you give your contact number to a patient... will you accept food or money from the patient... discuss IVP... how will you prevent nosocomial infections... stuff like these. There were also follow-up questions if they were not satisfied with the answers you provided or if they want clarifications. The questions were relatively "answerable". Just try to do your homework days before. Brush through the basics and pray hard more importantly. Be confident in every answer you give (or at least pretend even if you are not so sure with your answers). If you really are clueless to a particular question asked to you and you are running out of wild guesses, then do not hesitate to say that you have no idea about it but make sure you can redeem yourself on the next questions. They want straight english and you must speak fluently as much as possible. Be on your best corporate attire, maintain good posture and always smile. It is first on their checklist I think. This post is quite long already. I just hope this could help you guys. Well in my case, I guess I just have to be patient in waiting for the next step and pray for it. I know I still have a long way to go.

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    i had my initial interview afternoon of the day of my initial exam. after almost 3 months, i had my technical interview. i also passed it but i still have to patiently wait for the next step because there are still about 500 applicants waiting ahead of me and probably, there are hundreds more in line after me. that is really why the entire application process is quite slow.

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    newbie here. i just had my technical interview yesterday and i received a while ago the message form ms. gianna that i passed. (thank God!) it was stated in the message that i have to be patient in waiting for the assessment and prospeak sched for it will take some time. i know it's going to be a looooong wait for me because i learned from ms. gianna yesterday that there are still around 500 applicants ahead of me so i guess i really have to be really patient then. but i am quite confused. i thought what follows after the technical interview is the medical exam. am i right? and by the way, what is the assessment exam all about? is it on paper or a computer-based one? what about prospeak? is it another exam? i think i have to be oriented again about the entire application process because it has been ages since the day of my initial interview when i was oriented. hahaha. thanks!

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    i took the exam morning of october 22. the result was released right away and i had the initial HR interview among other co-apps afternoon of the same day. i then received the text message for my technical interview yesterday. that was almost 3 months of waiting. actually, i even thought it was already over for me because it had been quite a long while since the day of my initial HR interview. in your case brigz, only a month has passed so you still have to extend your patience a little longer. now, i am finally scheduled for a technical interview tomorrow afternoon and i am really REALLY anxious right now. i am just trying to review as much as i could and more importantly, i am just leaving everything to the Lord.

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    newbie here. i felt the need to register on this site because of my anxiety for my technical interview for st. luke's medical center - global city scheduled this wednesday afternoon. please, anyone, give me some tips on how will i prepare for this interview. i just received the text message from ms. gianna of slmc-gc this afternoon and i am not so sure if i have ample time to prepare. i have already read here that the questions primarily revolve on the core competencies in nursing but it would help a lot if you could site specific topics which i should i focus on or sample questions from the interview perhaps. i got to be honest, i am not so confident with my nursing knowledge and skills right now because i graduated back in 2006, had my license the same year but have not practiced professionally in a hospital since that time. i just wish somebody who is already in the training right now or at least done with the technical interview especially those who just had it recently will be able to read this post and of course reply before it's too late. thanks a million. your response will surely be appreciated.

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    newbie here. i felt the need to register on this site because of my anxiety for my technical interview scheduled this wednesday afternoon. please, anyone, give me some tips on how will i prepare for this interview. i just received the text message from ms. gianna of slmc-gc this afternoon and i am not so sure if i have ample time to prepare. i have already read here that the questions primarily revolve on the core competencies in nursing but it would help a lot if you could site specific topics which i should i focus on or sample questions from the interview perhaps. i got to be honest, i am not so confident with my nursing knowledge and skills right now because i graduated back in 2006, had my license the same year but have not practiced professionally in a hospital since that time. i just wish somebody who is already in the training right now or at least done with the technical interview especially those who just had it recently will be able to read this post and of course reply before it's too late. thanks a million. your response will surely be appreciated.

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    newbie here. i felt the need to register on this site because of my anxiety for my technical interview scheduled this wednesday afternoon. please, anyone, give me some tips on how will i prepare for this interview. i just received the text message from ms. gianna of slmc-gc this afternoon and i am not so sure if i have ample time to prepare. i have already read here that the questions primarily revolve on the core competencies in nursing but it would help a lot if you could site specific topics which i should i focus on or sample questions from the interview perhaps. i got to be honest, i am not so confident with my nursing knowledge and skills right now because i graduated back in 2006, had my license the same year but have not practiced professionally in a hospital since that time. i just wish somebody who is already in the training right now or at least done with the technical interview especially those who just had it recently will be able to read this post and of course reply before it's too late. thanks a million. your response will surely be appreciated.



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