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    Thank you everyone for encouraging me. Finally an RN! (now to the whole feeling overwhelmed at work part... :-/ )

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    I actually received a few peds questions and was thinking oh no they are getting me at my weakness! I did the PVT right after the test and got the good pop up. Here's hoping it's true since I did it really soon, about an hour after the test.

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    Ironically I just reviewed kidney failure and I could verbalize it including electrolytes involved. Today my goal is to verbalize every single topic since I've reviewed them all and see where the memory gaps are. Thanks so much for your reply; this has been asked on this website but knowing that you took the NCLEX recently, what's your advice for studying maternal and peds? I'm focusing on maternal and newborn since they tend to be my weaknesses, and the Hurst book barely touches on peds so I'll need to memorize what Hurst has. Do you think I should study those areas more, especially peds? It seems people weren't getting peds questions.

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    Thank you, this is encouraging. I have the Hurst book, but I studied the sections so spaced out over a month and still have some left and my test is in a week, plus a funeral to go to. I have waited 2 months too long to take this stupid test from a delay in getting my ATT (I didn't receive it until 2 months after my graduation date) and feeling like I needed more time since I started working right after getting my ATT. I have anxiety issues so I delayed studying so much that it might come back and bite me, but then everyone has all this confidence in me. So I feel I must just cram all I can and get it over with. I don't know what to do but at least your post gives me some hope.

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    Thank you for replying! I passed the test just fine. Thank you! I'm nervous and excited!

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    Hi everyone,

    First I want to be clear that I am not a smoker. The hospital that wants to hire me requires a nicotine test as they do not hire smokers. It is a urine test. I have been exposed to secondhand smoke 2 days ago, including in the car while the person was smoking. I am concerned that I'll fail the urine test, but I am truly not a smoker! What should I do? Please help!

    ~New nurse grad about to be hired

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    I want to thank you so much for posting this article. I am still in nursing school and I also attempted suicide and ended up in the psych ward. It is a very shameful feeling and you encouraged me that I can still be a nurse, and hopefully a good one. That there is another side. Thank you. Maybe I'll share my story some day on here as well.

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    Hi all,

    I am in nursing school and almost finished, I just have to start and pass my preceptorship and the class with it. If all goes well, I graduate this summer. However, I am highly anxious of bedside nursing and have trouble desiring nursing in general. I am 24 and have never had a "real" job (just part-time retail). I don't want any particular career at all, and I pretty much went to nursing school because I thought it would bring some meaning to my days at work and it was a way to get a job. I went to nursing school because my parents thought it would be a good idea, and I thought it might be ok. It turns out, I had multiple "crises" and anxiety throughout the school, and despite getting good grades, I am terrified of all things clinical. I don't know how I will get through preceptorship this summer. Ok too much rambling and now to the point. I was wondering, is it possible to get a non-clinical nursing job as a new grad? Such as nurse auditor? I have to pay back my school debt somehow even if I don't do nursing for the rest of my life. And I have to support myself financially somehow because I am living at home (free rent) and absolutely sick of it! I want my own place. Any advice is much appreciated. Especially tips to get me through this preceptorship. Please help.