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    Being bullied at work

    Sounds almost exactly like my first nursing job
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    Dear Nursing Students, Never Give Up

    I’m sorry to hear you are having trouble with your skills. Remember practice makes perfect ( or pretty darn close!). I’m not gonna tell you it gets easier because it won’t but you will feel a little less overwhelmed as you progress through your program. The early weeks are hard, you are doing the best you can and that’s ok. Good luck to you!
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    New Grad changes Preceptor. Help!

    I think we might have had the same preceptor. Lol Or same type of preceptor. Then the next one was bad but in a different way. Now I'm on my third one and it has made a huge difference! But yeah I was miserable and wanted to quit when I was with the bad preceptors.
  4. Ok. So I am a brand new LPN. I am on my Forth week of orientation and still am painfully slow. So whoever made up the traditional LTC MAR needs to be whipped with a wet noodle! Lol. It is just not organized the way it should be. I mean why is one page diet related then the next page is meds, then the next page something else, then next page is more meds? ***** In 2 weeks we are going to computer eMARS and I couldn't be happier about that! But in the meantime I gotta deal with these paper MARS. So like I said I'm still painfully slow with the morning med pass. I'm beyond frustrated with myself. I just can't seem to get it together and am afraid they are going to fire me after 90 days cause I suck so much. How can I get faster? Help!
  5. I just found out I passed the NCLEX. I had a very long journey to get here. My journey included 2 failures from nursing schools due to EXTREME anxiety. If you really want to be a nurse DO NOT let anyone, or any situation stop you. Try try again! If you need help with skills seek help and if you need help with your anxiety seek help and do not stop until you are satisfied with the help you are recieving. Once you are ready, really ready, success will come your way. It's a good thing I'm so stubborn because any other person would have given up long ago. if you want it bad enough you will continue on until you succeed! If that means it takes you many more years then you expect, so what? You can and will do anything you set your mind to. Any obstacles in your way are just speed bumps. Do not let that stop you. If you're struggling, know there is always hope if you just keep on going. You will get there, I promise!
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    Dream job but still a few weeks away from taking NCLEX

    It is a job in a pediatrician's office.
  7. Ok, here's the story. I graduated from my PN program back in June. I was looking at jobs and an opening is available at my dream job BUT my NCLEX exam is still a few weeks away. Should I apply anyway?
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    Reference from Professor Time Limit?

    Update: I got the reference from the dean. I also got the job and started orientation today:up:
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    Reference from Professor Time Limit?

    I just wanted to know if there was such a time limit for references from professors. She was my favorite professor, so it stings a bit even if it is a policy Thank you for your feedback.
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    Reference from Professor Time Limit?

    I asked her 10 months ago. I actually saw her in person at that time, I was at the school for another issue, and she said something like oh I got your email, you need a reference, sure no problem, ect. Yes I left school because I failed clinical but it was not her clinical I failed. I had her for 2nd semester clinical. I failed clinical in 3rd semester.
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    Reference from Professor Time Limit?

    Ok, so here's the story. I was in a RN program for 1 year and a half. So now I got my CNA and have been job hunting. So they called my former professor and calls were not returned. So I emailed the professor and she said since she had not been a part of my education for the last 2 years, she needed to refer me to the dean for the reference. Is there some kind of time limit or is this just an excuse?
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    ADN class of 2013

    It was good but very fast paced!!! I'm in an excellent ADN program. 1st semester is the basics and clinical at a Long Term Care Facility. 2nd semester is heavy on Maternity lecture content and clinical is at a hospital. There also was a very short maternity rotation. Good luck!!!:)
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    Yes I'm in nursing school. I will be starting the 2nd year of my ADN program in the fall. Thank you for all the good advice :)
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    ADN class of 2013

    I just finished my 1st year:yeah:I'm halfway through and excited for year 2!!!
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    I'm trying to find a pediatric nurse to shadow to follow but how??The shadowing program at the hospital I'm interested in says I have to find my own mentor/nurse to follow. Huh? How do I do that? I can't just walk into a locked pediatric unit and say who wants to mentor me? Very frusturated. Any ideas/suggestions?