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  1. NewbieNurseRN

    New grad advice please

    I got my license in April and start my first job next week!
  2. NewbieNurseRN

    UWorld NCLEX

    I haven't used LaCharity personally but yes UWorld was very helpful imo. I wish you all the best!
  3. NewbieNurseRN

    Cover Letter and supporting documents?

    I have perhaps a dumb question so I am sorry ahead of time if so ha. I'm a new grad and have a referral from an RN (Who is awesome and I definitely look up to, with a little over a year of experience now), anyways, the application only has a space that says "how did you hear about the posting" and I can put "employee referral" but there is nowhere to enter a name or anything. Also, I am on the very last part of the application and it says I can submit a "cover letter and any supporting documents" my interpretation of this is to write a short letter saying why I believe I would be a good fit? Is that basically what it is? Also, would this be an okay spot to mention my referral? Should I add some references to this? Are the supporting documents like referral letters? Because I do not have any of those at the moment, I guess I did not know I would need one.
  4. NewbieNurseRN

    New grad advice please

    This brings me some peace as I start the process officially, I just now need to craft a "cover letter" and this is not something I have ever heard of before...my understanding is it to be a short letter to the hiring agent about why you feel you would be a good fit?
  5. NewbieNurseRN

    New grad advice please

    Thank you three SOO MUCH! This means a lot to me that you would take time to drop some advice and it is so nice to be able to get support on something like this for me. Because I am sending out my first applications and feel so naive with the application process...but I do truly believe I can be an excellent RN I just feel like I need a chance! That is an excellent point and thank you! I am currently just finishing up my first application and the final thing they ask for is a cover letter...I feel like I can express this feeling of being moldable through that?
  6. NewbieNurseRN

    New grad advice please

    I put so much time and effort into paying for/passing nursing school and then the NCLEX (found out today that I passed and am officially licensed) but since this is my second career I do not have any experience outside of my program's clinicals. I was in a leadership position for four years as a store manager and I feel like that experience has made me FAR better at managing and handling different personalities/etc...BUT I doubt any med-Surg type positions would care about that? I guess my question is what to put on my resume since I sadly do not have any healthcare-related and kind of anxious about finding work as an RN. Or what would you recommend I apply to if I loved everything med-surg related and want to get my feet wet? I got to do an observation day in a cath lab and that was SOO COOL but I realize that takes many years of experience. I am sorry if dumb question and appreciate any advice.
  7. NewbieNurseRN

    UWorld NCLEX

    Some perhaps obvious but potentially easy things to forget... Hydrate/eat really well the week of your exam... Bring water/small snacks (you should be able to access them on a break) Drive to or make sure familiar w/ location of site day or more before the exam & get there early enough so you can relax before it. READ the last sentence of the question FIRST...Then with that in mind read the question (I found myself getting Q's wrong in UWorld just from not following this). UWorld was incredibly helpful in preparation for the exam, albeit extremely frustrating as none of us are used to scoring 50-70% and being happy with it...a big thing for me was to realize UWorld scores are less important than they seem on the surface, and just finish the Qbank and make sure I read the rationales (especially those I did not understand, the whole active learning thing took me a while). For example, Q's that have a peer percentage of less than like 30% I tried to not get too bogged down on but if I missed a question that say 75% I made sure to really check out what was going on with my thinking or go back and watch a lesson on/review notes. An additional source that helped me exponentially was NCLEX High Yield, he does free sessions every Weds via zoom, also has podcasts free, or you can sign up for his course (a little pricey BUT absolutely worth it IMO)...now you sound confident and may not need a short course, continue to be confident in your knowledge!