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    TEAS 6 Entrance--LPN to RN

    The Mometrix TEAS book was good for me. They review a lot of the material and have a few practice tests. There's also a code in the book to take a two tests on the computer, like the actual TEAS.
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    Nclex

    I was thinking of those "technical institutes" like Everest and ITT that prey on people, including non-native English speakers.
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    Advice on how to handle a situation at work.

    If the situation is not salvageable and you believe the firing is coming soon, you can also consider asking for a plan to transition out. Let them know that you understand the job may not be a good fit, and ask if they'll accept your two weeks notice in exchange for a good or neutral reference. You can offer to extend your notice period if they want you to stay on while they hire or train a new nurse.
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    Advice on how to handle a situation at work.

    Start job searching. Now. If you look for something new while you still at this job, you won't have to check that little box that asks if you've been fired, and you won't have to explain why you've suddenly departed from your first and only nursing job. If this is your first job after graduation, you're going to need this experience on your resume. Is there anyone at the clinic that would be willing to give you a positive reference? Maybe the physician that gave you a heads-up? They seem to care about you.
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    Nclex

    So, just a recap: You went to a private, for-profit nursing school with a low NCLEX pass rate; English is not your first language; and you've failed NCLEX 21 times I mean this very kindly, but you were taken advantage of. Private colleges are diploma mills; all they want is your money. No reputable nursing program should graduate a student unable to pass the NCLEX in 20+ attempts. All the review classes on Earth aren't going to make up for the fact that your school set you up for failure.
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    Nclex

    You said in a previous post you went to a private college. What is their NCLEX pass rate? There are some private, for-profit colleges that take your money and push you through the program, and whether the student does well or not doesn't matter.
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    CNA vs. Nurse: Too saturated or huge need?

    @Beldar_the_Cenobite How have things been going for you?
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    Nclex

    Please do this. There's the secondary issue as well were if you do manage to pass the NCLEX, will the gaps in your knowledge cause problems with patient care? You mentioned in a different thread that there are other things you can do with your nursing license, which is true -- but a lot of them require at least some experience first and you're going to need to get that experience somehow.
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    Nclex

    If you've been out of school long enough to take the NCLEX at least 20 times, that's going to hurt your chances at getting hired anywhere. How can you explain that gap without admitting you failed two dozen times?
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    Nclex

    And that's a fine belief to have but the longer you're out of school, the harder it's going to get...looking at your post history you've been taking the NCLEX for at least four years. Have you ever genuinely considered a stopping point where enough is enough? Or at the very least going back to school for a refresher course that isn't just an NCLEX review? There's an element that's missing here. You were able to study for nursing school exams and pass them, but problems with retention are affecting your ability to pass boards. What were your study strategies as a student?
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    Nclex

    That's...a lot of money and time to sink into testing a theory.
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    Nclex

    @sianee Did you get your results yet?
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    Permanently Kicked out of Practicum

    She was watching a C-section. The patient is usually conscious...I doubt the surgeons were talking about nonsense and listening to music. Let's not forget about the patient here, too, who agreed to let a student observe the birth of her child and was treated to the lovely sounds of an irrelevant conversation during a special moment. It's a tough lesson to learn with such crappy consequences, but it is what it is.
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    Permanently Kicked out of Practicum

    She was having a social conversation. She was asked to stop. She chose not to. This isn't a legal issue.
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    Problems Before Nursing School

    In Massachusetts you're required to file proof of health insurance when you file your taxes or else you're charged a penalty. Taken from my own student handbook: "Chapter 23 of the Massachusetts Acts of 1988 requires that all students registered for nine or more credit hours must participate in a comprehensive health insurance plan unless they certify that they are participating in a health insurance plan with comparable coverage."
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