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  1. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    Aww, graceann, I'm so sorry to hear that. Good that you're staying positive--that's the spirit! Even though this may feel like a setback, just think, you have an advantage because you've been through it before so you know what to expect. You can do it. I wish you the very best of luck on your second attempt. Please feel free to write or keep us up-to-date. Goodluck!
  2. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    Congratulations, fallgirl!! I'm glad to have read the good news! Hope you were able to get some good rest and relaxation afterwards and celebrate your success during the holiday season. Good luck on your job search and the rest of your nursing career!
  3. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    Hi fallgirl, original poster here. Thanks for sharing and wishing everyone well! Though it has been over a year since I got my license, I remember all those dreadful feelings--before, during, and AFTER the exam. I was so bad to myself after the exam, telling myself that I had failed and was so stupid that I just isolated myself and stayed in bed for the rest of the day. The next day, I saw that my license was active and boy, I felt dumb for being so cruel to myself and worrying so much! So the best piece of advice I could give to anyone afterwards is just be kind to yourself, finally give yourself a break after all the insanity of nursing school, and go out and celebrate that you took the exam. Be proud that you've came this far. I wish you the best and feel free to keep us updated!
  4. Hi penelopelp, thanks for sharing! I did learn a lot from the RNs that had good work ethics and were team players, but sadly they were outnumbered by the bad ones. But what made the floor impossible to work on were the techs actually fighting with the RNs and not doing their jobs and the unsafe patient ratios. So basically the RN ended up doing every single thing. I've had multiple times were I would be the only RN on duty with two techs and 15 patients. It was too much esp when I had an admission or two coming. I decided that this wasn't worth the money or losing my license so I quit. I know I did a bang-up job because the people that mattered were upset that I was leaving and told me that I was one of the best RNs they've ever had so I'm happy I left on a very good note. Even though I'm a newbie, I know I deserve to work with my kind--hard-nosed, highly responsible team players with strong work ethics. So now, I couldn't care where I go next, just as long as I get to work with like-minded folk that put 110% in when they clock in.
  5. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    Hi graceannpdc, don't despair yet. The PVT trick didn't work for me when I tried it after the exam, but oddly enough, I saw that my license was activated the next day. I don't know why or how this worked, but maybe Pearson's system was lagging behind. In any case, get some rest, be kind to yourself and remember that you've made it this far. Be proud of yourself. Please feel free to give us an update. I'd like to help you as much as I can.
  6. AlwaysAnxious

    Pre pulling meds

    Current pediatric psych RN here. Although it's not what they taught you in nursing school, realistically, it's good practice and time management, esp. if you have a hectic day with admissions and discharges. As long as you check your orders and follow the rights of med administration, you should be fine. Once you get the hang of administering psych meds and you've had the same patients for a while, you'll already anticipate what you're going to give, at what time, and to who and what to watch for (e.g. cheeking, first dose rxn, EPS, etc.) I like prepping all my meds before they're due in little cups, writing initials on each cup, and ordering them in accordance with my patent list. So for you, you can start prepping around 7, administer at 8 to until 10 to finish. As for your preceptor, he/she needs to chill tf out. There's no need to "chew" anyone out, esp. when you're on orientation LEARNING the ways there... Dumb*ss preceptor. Apologies in advance if you end up liking and becoming best friends with your preceptor. I just can't stand some of the unnecessary harshness during orientation when you're just trying to learn.
  7. Hi Hppy, thanks so much for the advice. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in the self-care part. I always came home late so I slept late, never had time to eat so I would fill up on junk to keep myself full, didn't have time to go to the gym anymore, always felt stressed out and fatigued and dreaded going to work. So sadly, I'm calling it quits and leaving my job. I just feel really depressed and sad because most of the people I've worked with, including my manager, say they want me to stay and loved having me because I always worked so hard, but they don't know how unhealthy and unhappy I've become and most of it was caused by working this job... I feel a lot of guilt and shame for quitting because I'm a newbie and didn't make it to a full year, but I feel like if I don't quit, I might actually end up permanently ill. -sigh-
  8. Thanks everybody for your answers, I really appreciate it! I'm a new nurse going into psych. I'm really nervous and afraid. I feel like I know nothing despite studying my sanity away in nursing school. I'm so scared that I'll be so terrible that I just end up getting pushed around by all the other nurses instead of being helped and eventually, feel forced to quit... I hope it doesn't happen to me, but from everything I've witnessed, it just seems like a sad and common occurrence in nursing... -sigh- But I swear I'm more than willing to learn everything I have to in order to do things right.
  9. Apparently, there's a huge problem with psych patients being readmitted to the hospital for treatment. What's the main reason for it? Most common reason for readmission?
  10. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    Thanks! =)
  11. AlwaysAnxious

    PVT: Don't Trust the Bad Pop-Ups!

    I took the NCLEX-RN 2 days ago and was so sure I had failed. I panicked early in the exam and stayed that way all throughout it--spending too much time on each question, re-reading the stem and choices, and changing my answers constantly. I was doing everything I was told not to do on the exam. I gave up near the end and hoped to get more questions to prove myself. It stopped at 75 and my heart sank. I was so sure I had failed, but I wanted to try the Pearson Vue Trick for hope. I got the "bad pop-up" after inputting my credit card info correctly so it just confirmed my gut feelings. I didn't want to waste any time for preparing for my second attempt so I went to the BON site to check what I had to do to reapply/retake, but I saw that my RN license was active and issued the day right after my exam. I cried. I hope this little anecdote comforts anyone waiting on their results. It truly is the most nerve-wracking 48 hrs you'll have to endure, but remember, there's always hope--even if the PVT shows you a bad pop-up.
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