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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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    Nervous

    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!
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    Nclex was awful

    Saturday - I wish you all the best!
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    Nclex was awful

    Please do, and thank you so much!
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    Nclex was awful

    yeah, same here - dream job on the line, so I'm praying for a miracle! Results probably in 3-4 days
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    Nclex was awful

    We don't have quick results where I'm from... I don't know, I know most people feel this way after the test, but I feel like I really bombed it. I'm one of those overachievers and this is a hard pill to swallow. I haven't been this upset in a long time.
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    Nclex was awful

    hi, I decided not to do the pvt - the more I think about my answers though, the more I am convinced Ididnt make it. I'm absolutely devastated.
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    Bad popup 2018 need advise!!

    I just wanted to reach out to you because I am in the same boat... I studied like crazy and I've always been an excellent student, I had one of the highest gpa's in my class and graduated with honours. I was in the 97th percentile on uworld and I re-did the whole q-bank after I finished it. I did lacharity twice, hundreds and hundreds of questions on Saunders, read the damn book cover to cover..I feel like I let everyone down, and am extremely disappointed in myself, and I've been crying non-stop for the last 2 days. Feel free to pm me, you're not alone!
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    NCLEX July 2018

    I'm trying, but it's really hard :) people keep telling me it's normal to feel this way. But I feel I got a bunch of questions wrong - it was one just one sata after the other, I wanted to scream at the computer. Thank you for your encouragement though, I really need this right now. I was a straight A student in nursing school, but I felt like the dumbest person on earth sitting there.
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    NCLEX July 2018

    Thank you...the problem is that I have already accepted a job offer and it is going to be super embarrassing having to tell my employer that I failed, that's the part I am upset about the most. And it's my dream unit too.
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    NCLEX July 2018

    My last questions sound like yours...also shut off at 75, but I'm not sure its because I completely bombed it ((( I studied every single day for 2 months, went through uworld twice, lacharity, saunders, but on the actual exam I wasn't sure in any of my answers. Most of the questions were sata, with quite a few delegation/prioritization towards the end. I don't know what to think, I'm absolutely devastated as the exam was not at all what I expected it to be.
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