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    Graduated August 2009, took boards on February 24 2010, received license on march 2010. Should i go into the hospitals in person? I applied to the hospital that hired my friends and put them as references. I received a BSN thought it would help me but at this rate it doesn't seem to be an advantage. What do you suggest I do for now? Im looking into options every day.

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    It seems like everyone has gotten a job except for me. Im getting bored not working and i keep wondering when i will find a job. I have applied everywhere nothing is happening. A friend of mine who just finished just got a job and im still look what i am doing wrong? I fill out the applications online and send my resume to them, i have gone to some career fairs. Is there going to be a job fair in the NY/NJ area soon? and what can i do for the time being I need to pay for my student loans and I need to use my brain and help patients. I feel like Nursing has left me and I had no control of it. Please help

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    I was wondering what kind of questions are asked during nursing job interviews? Is there a way to prepare? Any tips on what I should do to make myself stand out as an august 2009 graduate?....wish me luck! What do interviewers look for?

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    blue, white, dark purple, black, gray. Men tend to stay away from the flowery scrubs, with the pinks.

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    I have read a few of the ATI books while in nursing school they seemed easier than Kaplan in content. Kaplan uses the same terms and same format as the test. When the test starts it makes you feel comfortable.

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    I took the test the first time knowing that I knew the content and thinking I could pass even thou I had poor test taking skills. I took the exam and failed with near passing in all the topics. After that I took kaplan Passed the test my second time with 75 questions. Kaplan is for test taking strategies for people who know the topics but need that extra help to learn how to answer the nclex questions which are different from the once we get in nursing school. I did all the QT but concentrated on 5-7, read rationals etc. Read 75 percent of the Kaplan book. Went over every med surg and fundamentals topic using the sauders book and did 75- 100 on sauders CD everytime I finished reading a section. I went over psych and psych meds. I already knew Peds and OB where my strong points so I only went over development stages, Erickson, PIH, Diabetes, Apgar, possitioning of the fetus and glaced at the diseases. If you know a subject is your strong point dont spend too much time on it but make sure you glace at it so you dont blank out when you see that topic on the test. I spent 2 1/2 weeks and 6-8 hours each day to study After taking the Kaplan course two months before and I passed using their strategy I owe alot to Kaplan. Watch the kaplan videos that comes with the online program. I watched the video on test taking stategies, IV meds and all the other meds, and I watched videos on the sections I wasnt doing well on in the QT. Remember this test is for beginner nurses and they test on subjects that should be general knowledge even if the area is not your specialty. My Friend told me THIS QUOTE " What man has made another man can make" the test is written by other nurses so another nurse should be able to pass it at some point, its not an impossible test to pass, its just how you go about preparing to pass, and your confidence in your self. Good Luck and let me know. Im personally going to use Kaplan for every test preparation from now on.

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    I took the test the first time knowing that I knew the content and thinking I could pass even thou I had poor test taking skills. I took the exam and failed with near passing in all the topics. After that I took kaplan Passed the test my second time with 75 questions. Kaplan is for test taking strategies for people who know the topics but need that extra help to learn how to answer the nclex questions which are different from the once we get in nursing school. I did all the QT but concentrated on 5-7, read rationals etc. Read 75 percent of the Kaplan book. Went over every med surg and fundamentals topic using the sauders book and did 75- 100 on sauders CD everytime I finished reading a section. I went over psych and psych meds. I already knew Peds and OB where my strong points so I only went over development stages, Erickson, PIH, Diabetes, Apgar, possitioning of the fetus and glaced at the diseases. If you know a subject is your strong point dont spend too much time on it but make sure you glace at it so you dont blank out when you see that topic on the test. I spent 2 1/2 weeks and 6-8 hours each day to study After taking the Kaplan course two months before and I passed using their strategy I owe alot to Kaplan. Watch the kaplan videos that comes with the online program. I watched the video on test taking stategies, IV meds and all the other meds, and I watched videos on the sections I wasnt doing well on in the QT. Remember this test is for beginner nurses and they test on subjects that should be general knowledge even if the area is not your specialty. My Friend told me THIS QUOTE " What man has made another man can make" the test is written by other nurses so another nurse should be able to pass it at some point, its not an impossible test to pass, its just how you go about preparing to pass, and your confidence in your self. Good Luck and let me know. Im personally going to use Kaplan for every test preparation from now on.

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    I Passed!!!! just checked it 5 minutes ago im now an RN-BSN

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    she lives in tampa i dont know how she got the job but she somehow manged to, i dont think she is on all nurses but if you want her email i will ask her if i can give it to you

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    I have a friend who does research as a new grad and another who works a 9 to 5 job with weekends off at a cancer treatment center, so yes I have seen it happen but Im told that bed side experience is very helpful your first year out

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    okay here is what i found in a care plan book

    1. Teach pt to change position slowly
    2. Assess hydration status wieght, i/o, skin turgur
    3. Assist oral hygiene q 2 to 4 hours
    4. Keep emesis basin within easy reach of the patient
    5. Remove noxious odors from the room (e.g perfumes, emesis, dressings)
    6. offer frequent small amount of foods that appeal to pt dry foods like toast and crackers avoid greesy or fried food
    7. Encourage non pharmacological nausea control imagery, music therapy, deep breathing
    8. Evaluate pt respons to aniemetics
    9. Head of the bed elevated
    10. Offer ice chips, ginger products, room temperature broth or bouillon if tolerated and appropriate to diet

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    i would say lay her on the left side or high fowlers to prevent aspiration in case she vomits......oral care is needed but the peppermint flavor of the mouth wash in the kit is what helps the nausea

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    I took my test yesterday it was scheduled for 12noon and I got there at 10am. They let me take the test at 11. Got 75 questions finished at 12:08 exactly.I dont have my results yet. I am freaking out like everyone else. I had about 10 multiple answer choices, 3 questions that i had to put in order for performing certain procedures, about 25% of my test was on meds, not med calc but actual medications that I have never heard off and had to know what they were for. I know lots of meds but leave it to the test to give me some meds I have never seen before. I took kaplan and I think the test looks closest to kaplan. I saw some of the material I studied in the kaplan book on there. I tried the trick and it told me I couldn't register. I am less anxious from trying the trick but now the long wait. I have to be the millionth person to ask. Does the trick work? praying

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    I took my test yesterday it was scheduled for 12noon and I got there at 10am. They let me take the test at 11. Got 75 questions finished at 12:08 exactly.I dont have my results yet. I am freaking out like everyone else. I had about 10 multiple answer choices, 3 questions that i had to put in order for performing certain procedures, about 25% of my test was on meds, not med calc but actual medications that I have never heard off and had to know what they were for. I know lots of meds but leave it to the test to give me some meds I have never seen before. I took kaplan and I think the test looks closest to kaplan. I saw some of the material I studied in the kaplan book on there. I tried the trick and it told me I couldn't register. I am less anxious from trying the trick but now the long wait. I have to be the millionth person to ask. Does the trick work? praying


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