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    UNC Chapelhill's RN-BSN Online Program

    WOW!!! That's awesome. I actually live in Burlington. I used to work at Duke for about 7 months. I wouldn't mind driving to attend these classes. How does the program work? Only 4 hours a week for a year? If you get anymore information on the program, let me know. I would like to view that as an option.. Thank you for the information.. Keep in touch. ~K~
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    UNC Chapelhill's RN-BSN Online Program

    NC Girl RN, I have also sent my unofficial transcripts to be reviewed by UNC-CH. I have heard that the program is difficult to get into, but what program isn't. Go to NCBON.COM to take a look at different RN-BSN programs in the state, just so you can see the different options that you may have. I hope that helps. ~K~
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    Substance Abuse in the Workplace

    Hi, I am in a twister and need some advice. Well, I work in a clinic, and I am the Charge Nurse. I have an LPN and 2 CMA's that work with me. The LPN was hired 3 months after I was, and I trained her on the unit. We became very close, and became good friends. Well, here is where the story gets crazy. One day she came into work looking really disheveled. Her makeup was all wrong, and she spoke to me with slurred speech. I asked her if she was ok, and she said "yes, I am fine". I told her to go to the bathroom and fix herself up, and she did. I was a bit confused, but I went on with my day. About 15 min. later, one of the Doc's came to me and said, "Someone gave my pt the wrong medication". I looked at the sheet and it was the LPN's signature next to the med. I went to her and I said, you gave the pt the wrong med. She looked right at me and denied it. I pointed out to her that it was her signature there, and she said, "oh, I did give that med. She crossed out the wrong one, and put the right med. I told her that she cannot do that because we are now unsure if she really gave it. She still denied that she gave the wrong med. I then pulled her aside and asked her if she needed some coffee, and to tell me what's going on. She said she was fine, but I knew she wasn't so I pulled her off the floor and made her set appointments. Well, one of the Doc's handed her information to call Animal Control because a pt was bitten by a wild animal. As I came back from speaking with someone, I saw her on the phone. I went by to see what she was doing, and she was not making any sense on the phone. I asked her who she was speaking with, and she said "Animal Control". I let her finish talking, and I called them back. When I asked if they received a call from our clinic, they stated "NO" because there is only one person that handles animal bites, and she denied speaking with anyone from our facility. So, I pulled her off the floor, notified my supervisor, and now she has been on leave without pay, evaluated by a physician, and mental health worker, and she was to come back after all the results were back UNTIL TODAY. I decided to look her up on the Board of Nursing and found out that she had a previous disciplinary action of being impaired on the job and falsifing documentation related to controlled substances. My mouth dropped. She had done something like this before, and her probationary period prior just ended in April. My HR department obviously didn't know this or they wouldn't have hired her. My question is, what should I do? I am a new RN (working for them for 9 months), and the youngest on the floor. I know this shouldn't be personal because I do have a responsibility to report this, but I really feel aweful about the things that are coming to my attention. My supervisor also doesn't know yet, but should I tell her tomorrow? Sorry for the long post. New RN and Charge Nurse
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    Substance Abuse in the Workplace

    Hi, I am in a twister and need some advice. Well, I work in a clinic, and I am the Charge Nurse. I have an LPN and 2 CMA's that work with me. The LPN was hired 3 months after I was, and I trained her on the unit. We became very close, and became good friends. Well, here is where the story gets crazy. One day she came into work looking really disheveled. Her makeup was all wrong, and she spoke to me with slurred speech. I asked her if she was ok, and she said "yes, I am fine". I told her to go to the bathroom and fix herself up, and she did. I was a bit confused, but I went on with my day. About 15 min. later, one of the Doc's came to me and said, "Someone gave my pt the wrong medication". I looked at the sheet and it was the LPN's signature next to the med. I went to her and I said, you gave the pt the wrong med. She looked right at me and denied it. I pointed out to her that it was her signature there, and she said, "oh, I did give that med. She crossed out the wrong one, and put the right med. I told her that she cannot do that because we are now unsure if she really gave it. She still denied that she gave the wrong med. I then pulled her aside and asked her if she needed some coffee, and to tell me what's going on. She said she was fine, but I knew she wasn't so I pulled her off the floor and made her set appointments. Well, one of the Doc's handed her information to call Animal Control because a pt was bitten by a wild animal. As I came back from speaking with someone, I saw her on the phone. I went by to see what she was doing, and she was not making any sense on the phone. I asked her who she was speaking with, and she said "Animal Control". I let her finish talking, and I called them back. When I asked if they received a call from our clinic, they stated "NO" because there is only one person that handles animal bites, and she denied speaking with anyone from our facility. So, I pulled her off the floor, notified my supervisor, and now she has been on leave without pay, evaluated by a physician, and mental health worker, and she was to come back after all the results were back UNTIL TODAY. I decided to look her up on the Board of Nursing and found out that she had a previous disciplinary action of being impaired on the job and falsifing documentation related to controlled substances. My mouth dropped. She had done something like this before, and her probationary period prior just ended in April. My HR department obviously didn't know this or they wouldn't have hired her. My question is, what should I do? I am a new RN (working for them for 9 months), and the youngest on the floor. I know this shouldn't be personal because I do have a responsibility to report this, but I really feel aweful about the things that are coming to my attention. My supervisor also doesn't know yet, but should I tell her tomorrow? Sorry for the long post. New RN and Charge Nurse ~
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    I Passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :yeah::balloons::balloons::clpty: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW RN
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    NCLEX failure!!!!!

    SugarPlum2003, I would suggest Suzanne's Plan to you. It is the best thing out there. Like everyone stated earlier, you can find it as a stickie on the top of the page once you enter the "NCLEX DISCUSSION BOARD". Just remember, NEVER GIVE UP... ~K~
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    I can't believe it. I PASSED!!!!!!

    RafRN and Cardiheartnsg, I want to let you both know never give up. You all know the old saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again". It took my almost 2 years and 5 NCLEX RN exams later. YOU BOTH CAN DO IT... Not passing the NCLEX is never a good feeling, but just think of when you do. Keep positive and keep your faith, and you will succeed. ~K~
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    I can't believe it. I PASSED!!!!!!

    Hey Everyone, I have a story to tell you all. I graduated in May '06 from Nursing School, and I have been unsuccessful taking the NCLEX RN Exam. I took Kaplan twice with no success, and two more times doing tons of books and not focusing on one book. I scheduled to take my NCLEX RN for the 5th time on February 21st (Thursday). I work at a clinic as an LPN and I caught the flu. I told my supervisor that I needed Thursday off to take my test, but I might change it because I'm sick. She told me that I SHOULD NOT change the test date, and she doesn't care if I am sick, I should take the test anyway. She gave me some days off, and I kept telling myself, "How can I take this test, I am too sick". I got to the test center Thursday and explained to Pearson that I had the flu. They said not to worry and they will supply me with tissue if needed. I was coughing, and I think everyone in the test center was upset with me. My body was aching, and my head was pounding, but I looked up and said "Jesus, please help me. Please give me the strength to take this test". I said that periodically through the test, and I took my time. I did look at my timer and realized that I only had 5 min left and I was on question 240. I knew I wasn't going to make it to 265, so I took my time to answer the rest correctly. The computer shut off at 244. I said my last prayer, and left the test center. This morning, I checked the BON website and my name wasn't there, then I checked their hotline # and my license number wasn't there either, so I told myself, "OK, I will accept my failure for the 5th time". Then I went to pearson vue and my quick results were in. Something told me to just see what it said, AND THERE IT WAS, the words that I have longed to see for almost 2 years...............................................PASS..... I can't believe it even NOW. I would especially like to thank SUZANNE her words of encouragement when I thought of just giving up. THANK YOU. Also to everyone on allnurses.com. .. All of you have supported me through my ups and downs and I thank you. To all who have to test soon... No matter what you are going through, just know that there is a GOD in heaven that will answer all your prayers. You just have to Believe in Him, and believe in yourself..... You all can do it... Kaye, RN (That just looks so good)
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    Anyone Pass Nclex-RN studying 3 wks or less?

    Well, before I took NCLEX the first time, I worked with a male Nurse. He was a lawyer for some years and decided to switch to Nursing. He told me that he never touched a reveiw book. Once he scheduled his test, he went on vacation, came back, and just tested. That just amazed me. I did have a company come to my school and test us, but it wasn't ATI or Hesi like everyone else described. I did well on that. I just think critical thinking is key to success on the nclex. You can study 3500 questions, but if you don't know the strategies or critical thinking, it won't help one bit. ~K~
  10. Hi Guys, I was just wondering if anyone has passed the NCLEX-RN studying 3 wks or less. I have a couple of friends who just read the strategy books and went right in, took the test, and PASSED. Right now I am doing Suzanne's plan. I guess some people are just good at not having to study. Do you all know of anyone? Just trying to take a poll. ~K~
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    Nov test takers

    Well Guys, I am Sorry to be the bearer of BAD NEWS, but I DIDN'T PASS MY NCLEX.. I am the First one from the NOV. Test takers to FAIL the EXAM. I am deeply HURT, and DEPRESSED..I do still THANK GOD for EVERYTHING. I will continue to Pray for Everyone who still needs to take the exam. ~K~
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    saddness

    iwillbanrn, you cannot give up.. your name is iwillbeanrn, and you will be. you have to stay positive and believe that god will answer your prayers. you are a part of nov. test takers group and we all prayed for you. keep the faith and don't give up now. ~k~
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    Nov test takers

    diahni, congratulations new rn :balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons: wow!!!! i am so happy for you. that is great news... it is all because of the power of prayer. god is good.. ~k~
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    Nov test takers

    Hey Everyone, Let's keep praying for those who have not taken the test yet, or are awaiting results. For those who have PASSED the exam, Please stay with us until everyone is successful in NOVEMBER.... Remember, it's the POWER of our PRAYERS that have kept all of the NOVEMBER TEST TAKERS encouraged...
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    Nov test takers

    [color=#cc99ff]prayer list: don't forget to say a prayer for each person on their day. here is a list of people so far.....11/15 rebmem........................11/5 - infinite creator, enfold he/she in your light. guide he/she in everything he/she think, write and do during this exam. may your love radiate on rebmem at this time. amen. je da..............................11/6 - almighty god, please give je da the wisdom that is needed to pass the test on tuesday, and avoid the snares that are set before her/him. lord please send your holy spirit to fill her/him with your light, and guide her/him hands ask he/she answer each question. amen mcdreamy001 .................11/9 - [color=white][color=#5e4f38]may god's spirit be upon you tomorrow. may you find peace in all that you do and may you always trust in the direction god is leading you in. amen. chocalate ......................11/12 -may god sent forth his holy spirit to guide and strengthen you. be with you from the beginning of the test, to the waiting days and forever... dear god, embrace chocolate123 with your powerful love and wisdom. amen. futurern_mandi.................11/16 -11/12 - lord grant futurern_mandi the strength to endure the exam, the wisdom she needed and the grace to fulfill her dream. may you ever stay with her as she awaits for her result and keep her strong always. amen. [color=#cc99ff]barbara7809.........................11/14 - [color=#cc99ff]may our lord be with you tomorrow and always. may your day be filled with joy, your night filled with peace and may you grow in his love as you take that wonderful journey tomorrow in becoming a new rn. amen. diahni.............................11/16 - dear lord, i bring myself before your throne of grace, and ask that you would look upon diahni with your favor. your word says that you give strength to the weary, so i ask that you would strengthen diahni tomorrow while he/she is taking the nclex exam. bless diahni lord with your presence tomorrow, and encourage diahni heart. also lord please send diahni a guardian angel that will comfort him/her and let him/her know that he/she is not along. 11/17 test takers - i pray that out of god's glorious riches he may strengten you with power through his spririt in your inner being, while taking the exam. amen born2brn.........................11/17 [color=#cc99ff] kaicam ...........................11/17 redddy............................11/17 bjssk...............................11/19 i pray that god will give you all sunshine500 .....................11/19 the wisdom, courage, and iwillbanrn .........................11/19 strength to take and pass the blaquediamondz...................11/19 nclex-rn exam. be positive>> starmatrix17.......................11/20 cheyeree............................11/20 pednurse4ever ...................11/21 excelsiornurse.....................11/23 moetiny ............................11/24 narine................................11/24 nyunrse2b .........................11/26 klyanna .............................11/26 ergito2................................11/26 matchbox 2019 ....................11/27 lovenursebeing......................11/27 makeerntobe........................11/28 ononotagain.........................11/29 neko11111 ..........................11/30 summerbummer21..................11/30 [color=#cc99ff]also, please remember to keep us posted.
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    Nov test takers

    Hey Guys, My test is over... I felt so calm and relaxed taking the test. I had tons of calculations. I was so shocked. I had A LOT of Priority questions as well. Well, it's finally over, and not the second part of it, THE WAIT. Keep me in your prayers. As for the posting that Je da did. I thought it was very helpful and it was UNINTENTIONAL. It was obviously not done on purpose, so it should not be blown out of context. Ja da, we thank you. ~K~