mermcm83 2,713 Views
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I actually took one today. Fairly easy, common sense questions. How many tabs would you give? How many milliliters would you give? and some priority questions...got a 93%
I was licensed in may 2012, I've been working in a skilled rehabilitation and Ltc ever since. I start my LPN to RN program Monday.... I'm scared to death of going down this road again.
I think not. I know nurses who have never practiced, but keep their licenses on stand by
Only listen to positive feedback.... New grads are not dumb, and they all had to learn the ropes, quite frankly new grads do things initially by the book, like it should be done to CYA! Just be the best nurse you can be, it will pay off...
Keep your head up and God bless with everything... That sounds strange being that you were using the good nursing judgement that they tell us to use. And there was already an existing order. My facility lets us do everything almost.
I believe it helps. I was hired right in just a couple weeks after graduation even before I took my boards. And I noticed that only the graduates that were Cna's first have jobs currently.
Definately use your Cna at a facility u may be interested, the transition is much easier once u graduate. Many new grads find it difficult esp in VA to get hired right out of school. So far, only the ppl who were already employed there as aides are working now, we graduated in April.
Definitely read your nclex book, lab values are a must, and practice your dosage calculations...go online, print out some quick resources to review over the summer, but don't exhaust yourself, there will be plenty of that in the fall trust me. Just familiarize yourself with some of the things you will cover, however expect Anything!Good luck, I just graduated and I'm elated, you will be too.
It asked algebra and basic math questions, science, chemistry, reading and writing, pretty much a little bit of everything. I actually had a teas test prep book, I just worked the practice test inside and passed!
It can be done. Apply for some casual or prn positions, that way you control your schedule. Pharm is actually not as bad as they say if you remember the key words and not try to memorize every medication, it's impossible. I.e. meds ending in Lam and Pam are benzodiazepines (anti anxiety meds) things like that is how I passed my Lpn boards, and some meds and theirs side effects will become second nature with repetition.
Have u tried medical facilities of America (MFA). Lifeworksrehab.com
Great tips, thanks so much!
You can work with your authorization to test form that is sent to you before you test for up too 90 days here in VA...
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