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  1. Hi everyone, I've been reading all the fourms on excelsior and I have a pretty good understanding of completing this program in a timely manor. I would like to finish the program before 2012 (if CPNE date is not months away after finishing all theory exams) I've been searching Excelsior site for the Practice exams but I'm not sure where to find them PLUS im not sure which practice exam is specific for each individual exam I have some questions: 1. Can anyone put up the link of where these practice exams are located? 2. And also these "study guide" that are free on excelsior site are they the ones in the 'exam content guide and documentation' which are PDF files? 3. Also any advice on NCLEX RN practice question CD that could be of help? Any other advice would help. thanks in advance.
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    Excelsior College Online Nursing Exams

    Hi, Id like to ask how you did your studying. I purchased all the required books for the 1st exam Id like to take, the health and safety one. with so many books and chapters to go through how did you focus your study. Did you only have the practice exams to help? Also, would you mind telling me how you were able to take the practice exams. I know there's a fee, but I'm not sure how to access the correct practice exam for the Health and Safety exam. I have all these books and im lost and don't know how to study efficiently. thanks in advance for your help!
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    whinny nurses

    I take it you're a perfectionist. This is a forum, not a nurse's note or research paper. True. But after a while, one year after graduation the most, you should know what to expect. Expect the unexpected. True. I agree, we shouldn't let our frustration build up inside. The frequency, attitude and delivery of these frustrations being expressed is another story.
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    whinny nurses

    Okay I got some good laughs out of the "whinny" reply post. To correct myself it's "whiny" I did write a disclaimer at the the bottom of my original post that there are misspelled words. I must admit I didn't bother to try to correct, so sorry :) But its good to be able to laugh at yourself. I was venting a bit, yes. But unlike some coworkers I've come across it's no longer venting when it's done every time they come on their shift. I can't even get through my report without getting interrupted. I've worked at other facilities so, no, it's not only this current facility. I have tried to sympathize with the nurse's responses and of course I relate with what they say, but it's when they have the attitude like they didn't realize they walked into a building with sick people and they carry the title of a Nurse. I get questions like, "Why did they put such and such patient on my wing?" How do you answer such a question?...woman, I don't know maybe the admission department doesn't like the shape of your head and they want to make your shift miserable....okay, I'm just kidding. I do give empathetic responses. I'm done :) I love being a nurse and I do love my fellow nurses, just for the record. later.
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    Excelsior College Online Nursing Exams

    Questions: i was lookingon the excelsior website for the practice exam for the Health and Saftey but did not notice it listed can anyone help me locate (with a link, if possible) to find the health and saftey practice exam?? I bought the recommended textbooks, should I also buy the study guides? how can i properly read/study to get the information I need to pass the exam how many exams are there before the CPNE (sp?) I see 16 nurse exam listed, but i read in another fourm that there were only 5 or 6 anyone able to help clear this up for me pls. Thanks!! Im so ready to learn and get my RN. I've ordered all the recommended books and am waiting to recieve them...
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    whinny nurses

    I can't stand it when im giving report to nurses who whine about their job duties. the stress and some of the nonsense of the work environment comes with the territory. "Oh my gosh, another admission" "why do I have so many peg tubes" "Omg I have so many wounds to treat" etc... yes its stressful yes the drug seeking patient can be annoying but stop acting like you didn't know what you where getting into when you entered nursing school. See, my feet hurt after most of my shift (even with the best shoes) I do my job to the best of my abilities including skills and go home not expecting a phone call about me missing something or not completing a task. We are human and we can make mistakes but nursing is WORK. If you cannot handle stress dont go into nursing (or any other profession) which requires you to mulittask, think critically, and serve it all with a smile and keeping a compassionate heart. My advice, find your balance. Let the stuff that took place from the previous shift go. start new again. Don't hold any grudges against a patient or coworker. you see them everyday (most likely) Empathize, sympathize. how would you want to be treated if you were in their position. when I feel myself getting annoyed and stressed I think to myself, "I thank God Im not the one in that bed with that Dx. I am an able boided person who can treat and help this human-being inspite of their such and such..." you get the point. anyway i didnt mean to write so much. lots of misspelled word, I know. later.
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    Facebook almost cost me my job

    Ounce I clock out of work I leave work behind. I don't want to think about the patients or coworkers, etc until its about an hour before my shift. I dont get why nurses would carry the stress and nonsense of the work environment out side the building The most I'd do is vent to a close friend/family where our conversation is private where other ears will not here. and that would be the end of it...
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    Indiana state university ques

    Are there any students who are interested attending or is already attending this distance edu. online LPn to Bsn program? I'd just like know what your experience has been, any info regarding setting up clinicals precepters in the Philly area.
  9. Hi everyone, I've been doing my research on ISU. Ive been 100% sure that this is the school i want to get my bsn but the clinicals part is giving me second thoughts now. I've read many other old threads on ISU and a link to local clinical facilities was avail. I typed in PA for my state and all the (already contracted) facilities were 5hrs away. I live in philly the facilities for clinicals are in pittsburgh. big distance between east and west. i wanted to use the facilities that are already contracted. but here is my ques: Can all the clinicals be done in one facility? Or must they be a different facilities? Are there no avail facilities because they havent been set up yet? I'm willing to do the drive if I could possibly do 12hr shifts in less days. I detest sitting in a class room at this point. And what's up with this video tapping an assessment of a patient. does this have to be a real patient? wouldn't this be violating HIPPA? Are there any other video tapping assignments? Can someone please explain to me the details of how you did or understand this assignment? I just want to know what im getting into before putting all my energy into the enrollment process. I don't want any roadblocks. I want to do this and get it over with. thanks for reading and answering if possible.
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    Well, said Sir!!
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    Ha, ha that quote was directed to the person who replied calling me chicken little:down: Yeah, some people too this straight to the heart. I'm not being pessimistic; I'm simply stating what is going on and how I see MANY people jumping from a different profession into nursing. Go for that nursing degree it that's where your heart is! And if you happen to live in a state where the nursing pool for NEW and EXPERIENCED nurses will land you a job, well more power to ya. But in the mean time, Imma keep looking for a job--any job (well almost) until my nursing opportunity comes a'knocking.
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    They wrong for that! Yes! the supply is catching up with the demand. I mean really, not everyone has the finances to be moving to kentucky or Illinois (like some have mentioned is filled with new grad openings) Nor can I just take myself out my family duties.
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    THANK YOU !!!!!!!! EXACTLY
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    Good follow-up advice for any field. But because this is a nursing related forum, I specifically targeted my thread to those in nursing. Stay away from as much loans as possible. (even if you think you'll be able to pay the monthly amount) I know it may be hard to avoid for some like it was for me but your pockets will thank you in the end.
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    Listen up future Nurses. I have some news...

    Hmm, I'm wondering with what degree you graduated with looking for work in the 1990 and how long did it take for you to find work. Either way, the economy is not what is was in 1990 even in that recession like it is now. Ok, lets say the economy does get better and employers start hiring on the increase... this would not happen tomorrow or months from now. These turn arounds take awhile. In the mean time SOME people are still not able making ends meet, with their degree collecting dust. Have you heard that the unemployment claims are rising and are HIGHER than ever before. P.S. We do live in the end time- That's another story. Thanks for your input though:)
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