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    Best shoes for 12 hours

    Asics GT, amazing shoes - made a huge difference for me!
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    Nurses 'Eat their Young?!'

    "Stay out of drama" is the best advice I was ever given by a seasoned nurse!
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    Can't find a job

    Respectfully, I disagree - yes, maybe I wouldn't bring your academic success up during the actual interview but I would definitely leave it on the resume. You don't get good grades simply by being "book smart", it also means you are focused and not afraid of hard work.
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    Working in MedSurg with ONLY RNs...

    LPN is not a nursing assistant. There are two types of nurses in Canada: LPNs (aka RPNs, licensed/registered practical nurses) it's a 2 year program, and RNs (Registered Nurses) with a BScN degree.
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    Med Error Advice...

    That's wonderful news - very happy for you!
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    Med Error Advice...

    I'm really sorry you have to go through this...good luck!
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    Was I hired? I'm freaking out

    I would suggest emailing instead rather that calling and putting people on the spot. Thank them for the interview and inquire whether you're still considered for the position. I do, however, think you read too much into what they said, they were just answering your "what if" questions, not actually offering you the job.
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    Med Error Advice...

    I disagree...yes, the OP is responsible but so is whoever prepared the vancomycin and did not label the bag, that's an even bigger mistake, in my opinion. How was she/he supposed to check the medication if the bag did not have any identification/label on it and looked like a regular bag of fluids?
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    Another NCLEX Shut off in 85 questions thread

    oh sorry, missed that part :)
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    Another NCLEX Shut off in 85 questions thread

    Actually the minimum number of questions is 75, not 85 - sounds like you were getting higher level questions though, I'm sure you did well. I didn't do the pvt for the same exact reason, didn't want to risk getting charged. Good luck!
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    Working in MedSurg with ONLY RNs...

    You know what I mean, yes technically we pay for it with our taxes - however, we definitely do not have the financial resources available to the US hospitals.
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    Working in MedSurg with ONLY RNs...

    I also work in a major Canadian city, my unit is considered acute/RN only - we have one patient care assistant for our entire unit, so naturally most times you end up doing everything yourself. We live in a country that provides free healthcare, of course we are on a tight budget.
  13. I almost passed out once when I was a student, watching a resident starting an epidural anesthesia...she was good and she got it, but it took a long time to find the right spot initially, and the idea of a gigantic needle going near someone's spine really irked me. I also got to watch a pretty intense and complicated c-section and one of the observers, also a nursing student, passed out. Not from the site but from the smell of cauterization. It is not uncommon, you just need to get used to it.
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    If it makes you feel any better, I cried pretty much non-stop from the moment my test shut down at 75 questions until I got my results, and I passed :) it is normal to feel nervous and unsure.
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    Nclex was awful

    Thank you so much for your encouragement these last few days!
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    Nclex was awful

    Oh my God, praise the Lord, I passed!!! I just got my results in the mail!