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    Nclex RN exam Retake

    Hi, may I ask how you did with your tests at school?
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    I got in! Now what?

    Are you currently working? If so, I'd plan on putting your job on hold or cutting down your hours significantly (<20 hours or less). I'd also focus on honing your study habits.
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    School making me repeat a course. Help

    I agree entirely. You worded this much more eloquently than I would have been able to.
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    School making me repeat a course. Help

    Personally, it sounds like you're lucky to still be eligible for the program. I would have advised against emailing the professors and complaining about the procedure to get back into the program. It doesn't really matter if you thought the process was complicated, the professors don't need to know your thoughts on it and I can guarantee that they don't want to be lectured or rushed by someone who they're giving a second chance to. Also, they probably did have to have several conversations between staff members and possibly the board/state to figure out how to handle your situation, which takes time. And, as others have said, the another strike you've put against yourself is posting about your very specific situation online. I'd take the additional course, chalk it up to an expensive mistake, and move on. They aren't stopping you from getting your degree, it's just a delay.
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    Rude nurses

    Bringing this back to the original post, what was said that was rude? We're still waiting on that response, and it looks like OP has been on within the last day.
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    "Not sure what unit you will be hired into..."

    So it was a shoddy job. I'd move on. It was just a telephone interview, so it's not like she wasted time dressing up and driving across town. It's unfortunate, but there's lots of less than desirable companies out there. Looks like she happened to find one.
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Also, if anyone has any psych experience (or would like to get some!), let me know. I can help you get your foot in the door at the Lourdes Counseling Center in outpatient services. Edit: forgot to add, they're extremely flexible with student schedules
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    The school has the right to withhold NCLEX testing privileges. They cannot withhold her from receiving the degree if she technically passed the classes, but if remediation is deemed necessary, they can reserve testing privileges until her scores are higher. This is perfectly legal, and frankly, better for the students, as you can only take the NCLEX a certain number of times with a mandatory wait period in between (45 days, I believe). Making her remediate for a better score is saving her time and money instead of just letting her fail the NCLEX. Passing a class and actually understanding the material are two very different things.
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    Student Not Eligible for NCLEX

    This is so bizarre that the mother is posting this and not her daughter. Frankly, I feel like that in itself is a pretty good indicator that this may be why she hasn't passed the HESI. Please let your daughter grow and learn to work her way through challenges on her own. When I didn't pass an exam, you know what I did? I studied twice as hard for the next one and succeeded on my own. I would be mortified if my parents were trying to fight my battles for me. Insinuating that you (the mother) are going to fight the school on this is way overstepping your daughter's boundaries. If other students pass the HESI and move on to NCLEX, so can your daughter, if you give her the space to figure it out on her own.
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    Nurses secretive about getting another job

    If her outside jobs aren't affecting her patient care at the job you work at together, I don't see why this would be a problem.
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Phone call!
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    Acceptance Rate/GPA

    Our entrance was based solely on grades and the TEAS. I had a 4.0 GPA and scored in the 88th percentile on the TEAS entrance exam, and was still put on a wait list. It's going to vary greatly program to program.
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Hello all, Congratulations new students! If you received your acceptance letter, we have a Facebook group for the class of 2021 that we encourage all new student nurses to join. We will be sharing class information and events there, and you may ask questions there as well. Please send me a message @ Sydney Fisher on Facebook to receive an invitation to the group. Please also let your accepted peers know about the group as well.
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Nobody I know in the program works full time, and I only know a handful of people who work part-time (myself included). The majority don't work at all, it's just frankly too much. I also only work Friday-Sunday, and the only reason I'm able to while in school is because of the downtime in which I can study. Some resources to check out: 1. Foundation scholarship at CBC (can apply specifically as a student nurse - fill this out!) 2. STEPP program - make monthly payments towards your tuition so you don't need to take out a loan. 3. IF you work - check if your employer has tuition reimbursement.
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Absolutely! Oh my gosh, so many. Find a good stethoscope, but don't be spending tons of cash to get something like the Littmann cardiology. Things get lost or misplaced, and frankly, as a student nurse you won't be able to differentiate between a lot of the finer noises for a long time anyways My personal favorite has been MDF. They range from $60-100, are very comfortable, and sounds are very clear. Plus, free lifetime warranty and parts repair (at least on mine!). I personally did opt for engraving, however, don't put "nurse" or "RN" behind your name with the engraving, since you don't have your licence - but soon, young padawan, soon. If you don't already have one, you'll need a computer/laptop for home. My personal favorite is the surface pro - they can swap from laptop to tablet, and I can write or type notes, and write notes on top of the lecture powerpoints, which is so handy, and the battery lasts for ages. I'd avoid Apple products (like Macbooks), some students have struggled with the programs we use on them. You WILL need a printer as well. You just do. Most small supplies (like a blood pressure cuff) will be in a supply bag that you'll have to buy once you're accepted. Good rule of thumb is that if it's touching or going in a patient (with the exception of a stethoscope), it'll be either in the bag or provided in the hospital. You WILL need to buy a penlight, and hemostats are always handy too. Not necessary, but I also really enjoy my hip stethoscope holder. The Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN Examination book will be your best friend. If you bribe me with pizza, I may also share my quizlets I've made already for all the lectures and units. Buy compression socks and nursing shoes. I personally can't recommend Dansko clogs - a lot of students have not liked theirs. The shoes must be all black or all white, with no holes/mesh/any way a needle or bodily fluid could get through to your skin, and no extra embellishment (like the Nike logo). I personally wear lace-up, all leather shoes. They cannot be black and white (IE black shoe with white sole)- either one color or the other. Make sure they're comfortable! Your socks need to match your shoe color. A good clipboard! I personally love the foldable nursing ones on Amazon - they WILL fit in your school scrubs pocket! That's honesty the main things. I'm sure you'll purchase more things as you go (like an injection pad to practice injections), but that is the bulk of it, including your books! Great question!
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    Columbia basin college Nursing 2019

    Hi all! I've commented on this thread before, but if we haven't had a chance to talk, I'm Sydney. I'm the secretary for the ASN (Association of Student Nurses) at CBC. Be expecting letters soon! Can't wait to meet you all at orientation A few quick tips/reminders: Even if you get placed on the 1-10 wait list, you have a very good chance of getting in. Lots of people apply to several programs and will drop depending on where they're accepted. If this happens, try not to feel too discouraged! As exciting as it is, please don't hound professors, staff, or the desk secretary with questions. Letters will be arriving soon, and everything is moving as fast as they can make it go. ALL of your questions will be answered during orientation and hopefully in the letters you will be receiving. Trust me, you don't want to have a bad concatenation to your name before school even starts. Get ready to get going day 1 at orientation! Try to keep that weekend before school starts free, because you'll likely already be busy. If you have any majorly pressing questions that really need to be answered, feel free to post them here or send me a message. I'm also more than happy to answer questions via text or email, and I can give you mine via PM if you ask. Congrats future nurses!
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    Looking up patients on Facebook

    If you're already part of some of the student nursing Facebook groups, you may have seen this going around before it got dirty deleted. I wanted to get some professionals' opinions. Apparently some nursing students and RNs believe it is okay to look up your patient's Facebook for the sole purpose of curiosity, not for an emergency purpose (IE trying to find a family member to contact, etc.) To me, this is very much a HIPAA violation, even though Facebook is technically public information. What is your thoughts on this?
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    Sen. Maureen Walsh Response to Backlash

    Per my local newspaper (I live in Washington), this is the only thing she had to say about her statement of 'nurses probably play cards', and is currently her only publicly released statement: “I was tired,” she said. “I said something I wish I hadn’t.”
  19. Statistics and studies back her claim. Instead of arguing about the (multiple) studies, we could all proactively acknowledge our potential biases and work towards fixing the problem.
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    Looking up patients on Facebook

    I'm not arguing, I entirely agree, but isn't the patients name PHI? And if you only knew that name due to caring for the patient, isn't entering that into a personal item (like phone or PC) a violation? At the very least, yeah, definitely creepy and ethically wrong.
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    Sen. Maureen Walsh Response to Backlash

    My thoughts exactly. This wasn't apologetic. She's not upset about what she said, she just wishes she would have kept it to herself.
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    Teachers Discriminating against students

    I'm sorry you had such a poor experience. I want to break down a few things. 1. You chose to work a grueling job during school. I understand that not everyone has the luxury to not work or take out loans, but you are also choosing to not set yourself up for success by working a job like that. If you already worked nights, why not find a slower job that would allow you some time to study? My school made it very clear that work could never come before school. 2. The instructors are only human too, so I can't necessarily blame them for looking at you in a negative light if you were falling asleep during lectures. I understand you listened to the lectures later, but the instructors likely don't know that, and don't care. It makes you appear outwardly uninterested.. 3. Which leads into my third point, instructors helping some students over others. Instructors can and will play favorites with students who show interest vs others that they see as uninterested or uncaring. 4. You overslept on your project. You need to take the blame there. Again, this comes back to the instructors helping some students over other based on how the instructors perceive the students. The instructors do not have to let you make up something that you overslept on. 5. You were not "cheated" out of your degree. If everything above was summarized accurately, there are several things you could have changed to set yourself up in a better position to pass. The only way this can end your career and future as an RN is if you choose to let it.
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    Looking up patients on Facebook

    1. Part of my concern was that if you look someone up on FB, they can appear on yours and your friends' "suggested friends" lists, and your account is likely to appear on the suggested list of the person you looked up. Even if it's legally allowed, is it ethical to establish that kind of online connection? 2. I LOVE, love, love your profile picture.
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    Playing Cards

    I left a hashtag on her Facebook that she keeps deleting/hiding. #yourcareeriscoding
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    Being bullied at work

    You're right, it must be everyone else being hostile... I'm positive this attitude doesn't come across to them at all.
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