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RubyJuly2020

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  1. When I was a freshmen in high school, my friend’s mom was a Labor and Delivery nurse. She talked about her job often, and I always found her stories fascinating. I would ask tons of questions, and she noticed I was super interested in OB nursing so she invited me, her daughter, and a group of students from our class, to come to the hospital and show us around. She took us to a class room and talked to us about her job. Showed us different instruments used during labor, and described the process. She even showed us real placenta. Everyone found it gross and uninteresting, but honestly I loved every minute of it. I knew that’s what I wanted to do when I grew up. No other career excited me in any way. Well I graduated high school, went to college and got into nursing school. Once I was in nursing school, I realized that half the nursing students in my cohort wanted OB. I was shocked and disappointed that area was so popular. There are only 3 delivery hospital areas in my area, so obviously not all of us could work there. I also looked online and found out how popular this specialty was, and how extremely difficult it is to get into. My heart sunk. All this work for a pipe dream, when I thought it was a realistic plan. During my clinical rotation I met a nurse that told me she applied to OB several times in the last ten years and couldn't get in. From what I saw she was an excellent nurse, so if she can’t get in, how can I. I was an average student. I absolutely loved learning and my clinical rotations, but nothing about me stands out as an excellent nurse. Other students in my cohort were much smarter, and far more gifted. I’m just OK. I feel like I wasted my life. Other areas of nursing are fine, but not anywhere near as exciting and special to me. I had one day in clinical at the labor and delivery unit, and I thought, this is it! I’ll never work here, but at least I had one day to live my dream. Best day of nursing school ever, even cried after. I graduated nursing school and never took the NCLEX. Every time I sat down to study I got depressed. I feel sick when I think about nursing, and now don’t know what to do. My family is extremely disappointed in me not taking the NCLEX, and just having a minimum wage job. I’m thinking about taking the NCLEX and getting a normal floor job, even though it doesn’t have a strong appeal to me. I feel like an idiot, and wish I could back in time an punch myself. Why did I think it would be so easy? I also had a clinical in the OR and loved it. I looked it up and found out that was hard to get into also but not impossible. from what I understand the hospitals only accept pari-op once a year and there is no guarantee of getting a seat. Any advice would help.
  2. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    OK Please help. I am having trouble figuing out how to register for NCLEX. I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't know why I can't figure this out. I live in Washington State. What do I do first????? it says I have to "Submit an application for licensure/registration to the nursing regulatory body (NRB) where you wish to be licensed/registered." How and where do I do this????? Do I have to be a member of the NRB site first. I look at their site and couldn't find an application area to fill out. Also Do I need to register for the DOH first. $120 dollars?????? or a license????? or do I fill out the Parsons Application $200 fee. I am so lost guys. I honestly don't get why I cant figure out what to fist, second, and third. I keep crying and feel so lost. Am I the only one struggling to figure this out? Or am I mentally defective?
  3. Help. Please. I'm so desperate and depressed. I am so confused that I'm feeling sick. Why can't I figure this out???? I live in Washington State. I want to register for NCLEX. I can't figure out what to do!!! I know I must register with Parsons with a $200 fee. I also know I need to fill out an application for an RN license. I can't find the application paper on the DOH website. I also don't know I can't test until there is an release of an Authorization to test (ATT). I have no idea how to get that. I also don't know if my transcripts have been sent. I graduated in March 2019. I am so depressed, because I am so lost. If I sign up to parson's and pay $200, then what. How do I submit the paperwork to Washington State if I can't find it? When and where do I submit my finger prints? Where do I submit my background test? AM I TOO LATE. How and where do I send my transcripts? Anyone! I'm honestly begging. I don't know where to start. I am really this dumb, this is not a joke. PLEASE HELP.
  4. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    Thank you for your help. so from what I understand I need to fill out an application with the DOH for my license, then sign up with Pearson Vue. Is that it? Only two steps. then I will be sent Info about the background check and fingerprint?
  5. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    I filled out an application for licensing here but that was probably a waste of time. https://secureaccess.wa.gov/myAccess/saw/myFortress/home.do
  6. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    filed application to the BON and paid their fees where is the application. is it the same as the Licensing application?
  7. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    is the BON and DOH the same thing or am I crazy. IDK
  8. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    I honestly want to die and am rethinking this whole career.
  9. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    yes I can call the registration office and have them sent. Only issue is I don't what websit to go to, or what to fill out. Honestly blacking. I feel like a blind person trying to be explained sight. I'm not joking I don't even know where to go first. I live in Washington State. What is my BON website and where do I go from there to apply for approval? Will they let me know when they have it or if I need to send transcrips
  10. RubyJuly2020

    Please Help. I am too dumb to figure out how to register for NCLEX!

    I would think they would have gone over this in a class or at least have a list of what you need to do to get eventually licensed. No we were sent a paper explaining it. I looked it over but am still confused. I know I need to register with the BON. I just don't know how or where to fill out the information.
  11. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    thank you I will give it a go. I'm so sorry, I filled out the info for the license at the DOH. but I don't know how to get it to the BON. if I pay the Licensing fee is that all I need to get the approval for the test??
  12. RubyJuly2020

    Help too dumb to register for NCLEX part 2

    I can't afford to make a mistake financially, I'm on a very strict budget. I want to get the approval for the test, but don't know where to go to fill out a request. do I need to fill out and pay for a License from the DOH before I take the NCLEX?
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