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Casey_93 ASN

ICU/Critical Care

ASN Graduate, New Nurse. RN official as of 15th June, 2020!

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Casey_93 has 1 years experience as a ASN and specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

Medical Science and Art of all kinds are the biggest passions in my life, and I'm so lucky and grateful to finally have a career where I can pursue both without having to sacrifice either in the process.

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  1. I took my NCLEX on Monday, June 15th. I finished at the current minimum, 60 questions(thanks, covid!) and walked out of the Pearson Vue testing room feeling like an absolute and utter mess. It was far more difficult than I'd expected, in that the questions provided less information for me to go off of. I just KNEW I'd failed the most important test of my life. I sat in a dark corner of the building, waiting for my friend to finish his test, barely containing a full-blown meltdown. However, when he walked out he said the same thing I was thinking. "I know I just failed that test." He got the current maximum amount of questions, 130. Our other friend, who was taking her test at the same time but at a different center, texted us when she finished and said the same thing; "I just failed that test." The thing is, we've always been top of the class students - I even scored the highest on the Exit HESI out of nearly 50 students - but we all felt blindsided by the NCLEX. Much to our relief, the PV popup trick gave all three of us a good indication, and the next morning at 8AM - our names were listed on the GBoN/SoS website. We all passed! So, if you've taken the test and passed, did you feel like you failed? Despite knowing that you were fully capable?
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    Have you ever challenged the results of NCLEX-pn

    If she thought it was easy, then that probably isn't a good sign. The test is designed to get more difficult as you do better, meaning more obscure questions and more SATA the better that you do. If it was easy, then she was probably below the passing threshold.
  3. As of yesterday, I just finished my ASN coursework and will be taking my NCLEX within the near future. My plans all along have been to enroll in a Bachelor's program to further my education so that I can have greater flexibility in my career. However, a lot of the programs I've checked in to seem to have a lot of extra general ed classes required, with one of the local schools needing an extra 11(!). Another school in the region only needed an extra 6, which is more than manageable. Can somebody give me some insight? What was your experience? How many general ed classes did you have to take in addition to the ones you'd already completed during your ASN/ADN? It might be possible that my particular program just didn't require very many classes, which might be putting me at a slight disadvantage here.
  4. I work at a rural hospital here in South Georgia. We're very close to Albany(one of the worst hit areas in the whole country, accounting for population), and our hospital isn't completely swamped with covid patients yet - however, it WAS necessary for the entire Peds floor to be repurposed for covid patients. It's currently near capacity with plans to utilize other floors as overflow as necessary. Just because it's not bad in certain areas doesn't mean that 1) It won't get bad and 2) it's not really that bad anywhere else.
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    ASN educated RNs in Canada?

    I'll be graduating soon, and my ultimate goal is making the move from the States to Canada, preferably in BC because I have friends in the province. I'm wondering if it would be possible to work in Canada - in ANY province - as an ASN educated nurse? I'm planning on enrolling in a BSN Bridge/Completion course a few months after graduation regardless, but if there's a chance that I could get my foot in the door sooner, I'd definitely take that chance. Thanks for reading!
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    Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    It was always my understanding that "competitive" nursing programs were just seeking to ensure as high a passing/graduation rate as possible. A lot of programs lose many students along the way as it is, I'm sure those numbers would be much higher if there weren't stricter standards in place. And also, even if it was a "hoax" the fact still stands that nursing is a hugely in demand profession throughout the entire country. A growing and aging population means that there's a greater need for more nurses of any caliber practicing.
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    ASN/RN to BSN in Canada?

    I ask mostly to satiate my curiosity, since I've never had much luck getting straight answers about Nursing Programs through Google. I'm about to start my nursing classes at a local college here in the state of Georgia, and it's to earn my Associate's degree. I plan on pursuing my BSN immediately after I've finished(sometime during mid to late 2020). However, I've also planned on moving to British Columbia, as I've got a close friend there and for the past decade we've spoken about how it would be a good fit for me. I know that most nursing programs in Canada are 4 year BSN courses and 2 year LPN/RPN courses. Are there any that cater to RNs that have their associate's degree? If those programs exist, do they even consider international students? One way or another, I'll be pursuing my BSN and settling in the Vancouver area eventually; I just figured having some kind of schooling in the area would help my chances of staying permanently.

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