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    Should I disclose for licensure?

    I am debating on whether I not I should add my disposition dicument and letter of explanation to my TN application to the BON. I have a previous dismissed petty charge when I was 15-years-old (so, six years ago). I was never convicted of a crime because of the completion from a diversion program. The TN app ask to check whether I have Plead guilty to any misdemeanors or felonies and I checked "no". Now, I'm thinking about whether I should retify that answer and submit court documents even though I said no on the application? I have no criminal record on a standard background check, but I know this is federal and that is very scary that my dismissed charges may show.
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    End of semester! How did everyone do?

    Wow! The stress you must have felt!
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    End of semester! How did everyone do?

    Whew! I just graduated from my ABSN program. But the weight is still not off my chest because I have to pass NCLEX.
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    Do employers look at new grad grades?

    My job looked at my overalls GPA and I needed at least a 3.2 to apply. I had to upload my transcript to the application. So, some employers may ask and some may not. If you have a low GPA don't apply to jobs that requires high GPAs and you'll be fine.
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    Any RNs considering medical school?

    This is just the wrong site to bash the profession.
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    new graduate licensure

    I was told that I would have to go to the state that I am applying in for my intial license to get fingerprinted. Is that the same for everyone else? Or is there a way around this?
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    Someone else on this site said that they could wear any color besides ER. Though I'm not sure how accurate that is. Do you know if they offer any bonuses for signing their contracts? Link: https://allnurses.com/nursing-job-hunt/vanderbilt-nurse-residency-1104912-page10.html
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    I hope everyone makes the cut!
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Program Winter 2019

    Hi, I got an interview for Cardiac Step Down in 2 weeks. So, please let me know how yours will go.
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    Chemistry - how much is used in school?

    I took Organic Chemistry and none of it helped me or was even used in nursing school. However, I also took general chemistry and that helped me to hone my dimensional analysis skills for dosage calculations. But you should also be aware of the exact chemistry class you need as a prerequisite. Email your advisor to clarify.
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    Yes, maybe. Though I was told that there was a lot of interview slots left and that's why my application was even considered as I started it on 8/20 and submitted it the next morning.
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    I was notifies by tracy that it will be sometime this week. So hopefully soon!
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    U-world for senior nursing students

    I would wait until you get the basic foundation on the materials.
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    Hey Dustin, I applied for the CVICU as well!
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    How long does it take to complete a BSN?

    It will take mines 3 1/2 years because I took 16 nursing credits in the summer. But prerequisites took me 2 years total.
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    What do you wish you had known?

    Stop worrying about everyone else's progress in the course and just focus on yourself. Because I would constantly compare my test grades to my classmates which would just make me feel down about myself. Though there is no need as I still personally consider myself a good student at the end of the day.
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    Changing Majors

    You dont have to give up nursing completely if it's really what you want to do. Try to find another program or go for your LPN in the mean time.
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    When did things start to click~?

    It all started clicking for me when I started my med-surg class because the patho is important.
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    Share your 1st day of class experiences

    My 1st day of nursing school consisted of nothing but ADPIE and the importance of nursing diagnoses....yay.
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    12 and 1/2 hours with only 30 minutes for lunch

    So, a nursing student must stand for 12 hours??? You are crazy. Nurses don't even stand that long and sit when they can. Sometimes I even see them scrolling through their emails or on Facebook when they are sitting in those chairs at the nurses station.
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    12 and 1/2 hours with only 30 minutes for lunch

    You are a student, not a nurse! You should be allowed ALL of your breaks if you're just standing around. Honestly, you don't have to stalk the call bell because there is still a nurse and a tech still in attendance.
  23. My NS is requiring that a "B" or 85% test average is needed to pass fundamentals and 15% of the grade is passing the end of semester Kaplan assement proctor exam. I am really nervous to take this class because the grading scale is so high and I'm not sure how I will survive it. Can anyone please share on their experiences of taking a nursing class that requires high testing averages and how did you survive it? Was fundamentals a rigorous/hard course for you and are there any tips you can give me?
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    Chicago RMU Robert Morris

    Did you check their accreditation first? In 2015, they were not accredited.
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    Motivation running low

    Same! I have 3 weeks until the end of my summer semester and I'm lacking so much motivation right now. Now I just study enough to get by (1-2 hours) then take the test and hope for the best.