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    I took the nclex this week and I do not know if the new test format has changed things, but I think that any time I spent reviewing questions was a waste of time. The questions were all straight-forward and the best way to answer them was to know the facts/content. The only strategies I used were ABC and Maslow, and those weren't going to help me if I didn't know the specific antibiotic that you should use for a specific condition, or when I didn't know which to select in a select all that apply pertaining to side effects or symptoms of a medication or condition. From talking to my classmates that have also passed the nclex this month, we all agree that the nclex seems to place great emphasis on if you have a solid grasp on the content.

    ETA, I finished with 75 questions in an hour.

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    Isn't that is the pop up that is supposed to mean you passed??? I knew it was too good to be true. I am surprised nobody thought to try this sooner or why Pearson doesn't announce it is wrong...gesh.

    Although hope is always nice to have.

    Quote from kgh31386
    lol I just tried to re-register, and I'm scheduled for to take it in a couple of weeks. It will give you the other pop-up of "you recently scheduled this and that and another registration can't be done at this time".

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    Pearsonvue . Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?? - Nursing for Nurses

    The pop up you got means, according to the trick, you passed.

    Quote from Apple5
    I took the NCLEX this morning and had somewhere around 203-210(didn't have a chance to check the number of the last question before the computer shut down) for nearly 5 hours. I took three breaks for the bathroom and a snack.

    Tons & tons of infection control - huge "Thank you" to someone who posted those mnemonics! I'm pretty sure I did pretty well on the infection control questions all thanks to you!!

    Another tons & tons of priority and SATA questions. LaCharity book helped a lot.

    Good luck to future NCLEX takers and take a break when you get too nervous.

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    Of course, I'm awfully nervous about my results. I really didn't have a good feeling about it, so I hit the gym for three hours right after the nclex just to get it over and start over. I just tried to register again in August, but this message showed up. "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time." Does this mean the "good pop-up" and I passed? I heard a couple of people were talking about "pearsonvue trick" and "good pop-up" in the restroom at the testing center. Please explain me.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Curious if anyone knows or has tried....What happens if you try the Pearson Vue trick before you take the NCLEX? Just wondering if you tried to register before taking the NCLEX did you get the "good pop up", similar to what everyone says happens when they pass.

    I ask because a lady at the testing center knew all about the "trick". She said if you tried to register before taking the exam, you would get the "good pop up", so it doesn't mean anything other than the computer wants to let you know you have already paid for the exam that you are trying to register for. She went on to say that all test takers would get a "good pop up" until their information was removed from the system. She said obviously if there was a fluke in the system, pearson would have fixed it, but there is not. When I was there, what she said made sense but now I just don't know because that doesn't explain why those that fail are able to re-register.

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    There is no reason why you need to tell them that you did not pass the nclex, I'm not saying to lie, but saying you are waiting to receive your ATT is the truth and you can't make it get to you any faster than they send it. I think that if you really want this job and they offer it to you, you can make it work. Often times the entire process of waiting for an ATT, calling for a test date, etc takes a month, so the hospital should be understanding. Maybe others would disagree but I do not think you should mention failing the nclex if they do not ask.

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    Some states grant temp licenses with valid licensure in another state. I would be afraid that changing the state you requested licensure from would result in a greater delay because the new state would need to review your application based of their guidelines and then submit your ATT to pearson vue. I would keep your current state, test asap, and submit the application to be licensed in the new state - in person if possible so you can find out if you can pay to rush it. Good Luck!

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    The hospitals near me all may L&D the same as other staff nursing jobs.

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    Another thing I thought of to consider is the actual length of time it will take you before you can start working. Like, are there additional courses the ADN program would require you to take?
    Also, you said the accelerated program is 15 months so say you start in Sept 2010, you would finish in December 2011.

    With the ADN you would start in Sept 2010 and finish in May 2012.

    The Accelerated might cost more but would allow you to start working 6 months sooner, depending on what part of the country you live in and what the new grad starting pay is, the earnings you would make in those 6 months(versus still being in school) PLUS the fact that you would have a BSN might be something to consider when figuring the cost.

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    Have you considered a direct entry MSN program? Where I live you can enter if you have a Bachelors in any field and it takes 2 years to complete. Two of the colleges are private and two are public, so the tuition varies from very affordable to not so much. With the economy the way it is, I wouldn't chance the ADN, I finished mine just to enroll into a BSN completion program. In my opinion, it just seems like since you have a Bachelor's, it would only make sense to get a Master's versus going backwards with an Associates. Good luck in what ever you decide!

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    Quote from Dalmatia
    4 days later, still waiting for my results. . . sigh.
    Have you also checked the website for your state boards? I am sorry that you have to go through this, it really does not seem fair, since it was not your fault. I hope it is resolved soon.

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    Lisa, have you called Pearson to ask them the process for obtaining your ATT to find out if they just send it on the day you are allowed of if there is something you need to do?

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    Quote from umichjenks
    Hi everyone, I am currently in a 16 month accelerated program at Wayne State in Detroit. My GPA right now is 3.5 and hopefully will move to 3.6 after the summer semester.

    My question is this: do CRNA or NP school take into account the fact that I am doing an accelerated program compared to other applicants who did the traditional nursing program? I only ask because I believe my GPA would be higher in the traditional program and am worried that they will not take into account the fact I did the accelerated program.

    Thanks so much!
    I do not think that they take what school you went to into account...I don't think they could fairly - some programs no matter how long they are are more difficult than others. With that said, as long as you meet a schools GPA requirement, I would say you still have a shot to impress them in other ways like the interview or with your experience, or essay, etc. Hopefully others will chime in, but good luck!

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    Quote from PetiteOpRN
    Plastic surgeons are the last "general" surgeons. They take care of fractures, burns, wounds, they do vascular surgery, microsurgery, and are the experts on peripheral nerve surgery. Within the field there are those who specialize in craniofacial surgery or even hand surgery. It is an incredibly diverse and demanding specialty.

    When I went to nursing school, I got the following advice from a plastic surgeon: work for at least 5 years in an SICU (as a surgeon, he thought these nurses were really the cream of the crop). Plastic surgeons also consider themselves the most knowledgeable of any specialty when it comes to anatomy. So learning anatomy backwards and forwards is beneficial. For instance, I am expected to know which muscles are innervated by the anterior interosseous nerve, which was not something I learned in nursing school!

    Be very careful about giving injections or even telling a potential employer that you would like to do so. Most MDs do not have the knowledge or experience to safely inject Botox and fillers. (All of the plastic surgeons that I know have done 6-year residencies, not 4, like another poster suggested, this is usually followed by a fellowship). They go to school that long for a reason. Many plastic surgeons would be very turned off if you came in and suggested that you wanted to do something like that.
    I get Botox injections for hyperhidrosis and the plastic surgeon's office I go to has a PA and NP that work for him, both of which do injections legally and the PA (and possibly the NP) are surgical assists and do suturing, etc during procedures. I think if and when you earn an advance practice degree, it would be safe to ask about injecting botox, restalyne, etc but not before.

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    Quote from jdg0719
    Easy, go to 4 years of medical school plus another 4 of residency and then another 2-3 of specialty training.
    .....

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    Quote from Calixan
    Tell me how this worked out for you, because tomorrow I will have to do the same thing lol. I put an application in last friday and hdn't received a phone call yet so I am going to follow up tomorrow. Wasn't sure if I should call or e-mail. How did it work for you?
    I wish I could say it did work out good She basically told me that they were still reviewing all the resumes and would call me if they were interested.


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