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  1. newmom17

    Pumping at work

    Hello all, I am a nurse on a very busy med surg floor. Despite this, I’ve adjusted my schedule enough that I am able to mitigate for the breast pumping I need to get done every 3 hours (mostly). To help I often chart, pump, and eat meals simultaneously. Now there are two places I might pump: the Watson room, which is a private room off of the patient rooms, or progressive care nurses station which is an enclosed room as well. I more often choose the nurses station because it offers the desk space I need to multitask, i can shut the door and face the corner out of anyone’s line of sight, and because it has 3 computers so I can sit at any of those and chart. In either case I am fully covered at all times and most don’t even know what I’m doing. I’ve been doing this for 7 months and no one has had an issue with this. Fast forward to today and a nurse that’s been gone for over a year has come back to work with us. Just as I was about to sit done and do my morning routine she asked me what I was about to do and when I told her she very matter of factly said “don’t do that here.” Out of respect and because I know some people feel a certain way about breastfeeding and pumping I slunk away to the Watson room but that has not stopped me from feeling some kind of way about it. I mean, am I in the wrong here? Am I being inappropriate in some way and don’t realize it?
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Important to note that the exam IS scored twice, once immediately after the exam, and once again 24 hours later. So it is possible that you "fail" the first scoring and get the bad pop up and 24 hrs later you are rescored, pass and get the good pop up. However I have NEVER heard of anyone immediately getting the good pop up and end up failing.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Basically you go to Pearson Vue and reregister for the exam exactly like you did the first. It will take you all the way to the credit card screen where you need to fill out your credit card info and press submit twice (i used an expired gift card with no money on it just in case). The "good" popup says something along the lines of our records indicate you have recently scheduled this exam, another registration cannot be made at this time. The "bad" pop-up is either your card actually gets charged or it declines your card.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    :) thank you! and that means you're already in good standing! I wouldn't stress about respiratory and any particular subject for that matter. It really is just testing the basics for what you know to be a nurse; you're not going to find any questions about any particular specialty on there.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    You will! Seriously, if i can, not knowing half the **** on that exam you definitely can! Just something that I think helped me a lot is DO NOT study the day before the exam, in fact so out and treat yourself. Then get plenty of rest and go in as calm as possible. I'll be waiting to hear the good news
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Thanks so much!!! Still feels like I'm dreaming haha
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    I took it yesterday at 8am, got the good pop up at around 10am and am posted with my RN license number on the VABON website 24 hrs later! I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. newmom17

    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Hmmm maybe ill tell my boyfriend to try that then. Thx for the recommendation and good luck one thing my grandmother always says is "you always know more than you think you do"
  9. newmom17

    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    How are those? My bf has to start studying for his NCLEX and he asked me what he should use and i couldn't in good conscience recommend Kaplan. I've heard good things about Uworld at least!
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    of course! this exam is nerve wracking so honestly, I'm willing to help in any way I can. If you're good at SATAs then you must really know your stuff! Personally i scored a 28% on the SATA Kaplan test so yea hahaha
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Thanks! And i had a crap ton of SATA (as in half the exam probably) and only about one pharm question.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    I don't know if anyone is following this thread but just wanted to post an update: I took the exam at about 8am this morning and was in utter disbelief that I didn't know any of the answers. The computer shut off at 75 questions and i was 100% sure i failed, went home, cried to my boyfriend who tried his best to console me to no avail, bless his dear heart. I decided there was no way in hell i could wait 24 hours to find out if i passed so I tried out the pearson vue trick and got the good pop up "our records indicate you have recently scheduled this exam, another registration cannot be made at this time!" I cried out of pure joy and am still crying as we speak and am hoping this time tomorrow what i think is me passing will be confirmed by the VA bon.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Update: Took my readiness this morning, 4 days away from my NCLEX examination and scored a 70%. Am feeling soooooooooo much better going in!
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    I've gone through the analysis of every singe test/quiz I've taken which is probably the only reason my scores have slightly improved. And I will be finishing up watching the rest of the content video this weekend before my exam. I don't really get to "one point" where I start to lose focus and usually take a break after every 75 questions or so, but i have been looking at the content areas and should probably review those more before taking the test. I'll definitely feel better or worse tomorrow after taking my Readiness Exam to truly see where I'm at.
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    Should i postpone the NCLEX exam?

    Yea one of my worse fears is overstudying. I actually was testing better on a lot of test prior to me taking the Kaplan course {facepalm}
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