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jeanyis specializes in Hospice, Psychiatry.

Before I became an RN, I was just a jerk with an opinion. Now, I'm a jerk with an opinion that people actually listen to.

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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    Got myself worked up all for nothing (like usual). I got my username and password situation straightened out, paid the 7.95 (a small price to pay for sanity imo!) and... Exam Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 at 8:00 AM Exam: NCLEX-RN: The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses Grade: Pass PHEW!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    On Monday I didn't get a popup but DID get a message saying I could not register at this time and to contact the state board. I tried again today using the 'reregister' option (should I have tried 'register'?) and it let me enter the credit card info. I don't know whats wrong with the site, I have not been able to create a user account so I don't have a name and password to pay to check online. I can't call the 1900 number because I have a cell phone and it says I'm not authorized for that service (!?) It's frustrating! It's been 52 hours since I finished the exam and my license is still pending. Is 48 hours more like 48-ish? I'm driving myself crazy I'm starting to think I'm going to be one of the few that FAILED in 75 questions....
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    July 2009 NCLEX Support Group

    Grats jive and cornelius and others who are RNs as of today! (I do have to admit I got bluish tint question wrong, however. doh!)
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    July 2009 NCLEX Support Group

    Was thinking of you this morning 'b,bsn09'! Mine shut off at 75 questions. 4 or 5 SATA, lots of questions on cohorting, pedes, and psych, and lots more questions that made me go doubleyou tee eff. Bluish tints? Parasitic infections? Are they making up names of drugs? *sigh*. I've been checking the state BoN site on and off, but I'm still pending. I tried the "trick" and (edit) the message is, "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time." Is this the message people are mentioning?
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    July 2009 NCLEX Support Group

    Taking it for the first and hopefully ONLY time on the 27th, will have results on the 29th. Good luck everyone! :rckn:
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    6-year-old schizophrenic child

    A former co-worker of mine had twin girls and one of them was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at age three. She's in her 30s now and still lives at home and is dependent on her family.
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    New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

    I want to meet a person who doesn't get stressed out over losing their house because they cannot find a job anywhere doing anything (yes, it's that bad here, unemployment is 18% locally). I'd love to know their secret.
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    nursing student

    Nail clippers, ibuprofen/acetaminophen/etc, extra pens and pencils, pencil leads and erasers, gum, ponytail holders. In a bag for yourself make sure you put in a pair of earplugs and extra batteries for a tape recorder if you plan on using one.
  9. "Four months after you start class (Dec 07) will be the start of the longest recession since World War II. Two months after you graduate (May 09), the unemployment rate will be at 9.5%, the highest it has been in 26 years. It will be hard, if not impossible, to get a job as a new graduate." (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090702/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/us_economy) Or to put it more plainly, "Don't expect to have a job waiting for you the day after you graduate."
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    New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

    I hear you. I gave up a job with the government that I'd have made over 80K with during the time it took to get my ADN. Short term sacrifices for long term gains and all that... but I haven't seen my gain yet. I don't have time to wait for the job market to turn around because the mortgage company isn't going to accept that in lieu of a payment. It's very likely that I'll be losing my house. I've been here seven years. My retirement account is drained, also. Anyway. Enough whining. Gotta do what I gotta do. Not my fault the economy sucks. Things may turn around for those still in school, but start planning ahead for not having a job right after graduation for those of you still in school. Things ain't what they used to be. I was talking to my parents today about this situation. My dad put it in perspective when he said "Getting upset about not getting hired for an RN position because you aren't licensed yet is like you applying for a teaching job then getting upset because they won't hire you." Time is moving so very slowly these last few weeks....
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    New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

    How long has this crunch been going on? I started hearing things at school in March or so, but in reading older posts it looks like it started sometime in 2008? This may be a dumb question... but does getting a job become easier once you have a license? Are places reluctant to hire GNs or RNs with no experience yet, or both? I graduated in May with an ADN-RN and I've had one interview which I will hear back on next week. I'm hoping that the lack of response to my resume is because I'm not licensed yet (Don't get me started on how long it takes to get an Authorization to Test. What do they use to process them, anyway? Punchcards? Hammer and chisel? *sigh*) Adding to the woes in my neck of the woods is nearby bigger city's hospitals have cut their positions so their university BSN grads are coming here to medium sized city for jobs. Sorry for the rambly disjointed post. I need to go work outside to burn off some nervous energy.
  12. On discharge day, doing a final head to toe assessment of a 15 year old who had just given birth to her first child and suffered a 2nd degree laceration. Leaning down and to the side, looking at her peri area, noting that the area was healing nicely, I said, "Wow, that looks great."
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    Share The Weirdest Reasons Patients Push The Call Light

    In my first clinical at a nursing home, I was making sure the resident was all set before I left the room. I handed her the call button and... she pressed it. I was standing right in front of her and she pressed the call button :smackingf
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    You know you are in nursing school when ctxt

    Oh geez, that is the truth! The other night I dreamed a classmate and I were having problems setting an IV pump. I was awoken from the dream by loud static coming from the television. I had the remote in my hand and was mashing buttons on it - the TV remote was the IV pump interface in my dream
  15. To the instructor of first half of second semester's clinicals: Please tell Stephanie to kindly shut up about her marital problems, namely her husband's incessant appetite for sex and her lack of desire for it. I don't like her and having to listen to her histrionic displays several times per day twice a week makes me fantasize about doing even meaner things to her than I already fantasize about doing. Other than that, you're an awesome guy and I have a bit of a crush on you. Thanks in advance! To my first clinical instructor: I hate you. I hate you with the burning passion of a thousand suns. You made me feel stupid and incompetent, of which I am neither. I am a student with zero hands-on experience in patient care. I am here to learn. I know nothing about this situation I have been thrust into and as an instructor, it is up to you to guide me - not act as if I'm bothering you. I am going to remember your attitude towards me on every evaluation I write about you until the day I graduate. To my current clinical instructor: Not many people can pull off cynical situational humor without sounding like they hate their job and would rather be at the dentist getting a xanax and nitrous-free root canal than supervising students. Unfortunately, you are not one of those people. To my physical assessment instructor: You are sassy and awesome and knowledgeable and competent. I want to be you when I grow up.
  16. I decided to go back to school because I had a BA that I wasn't doing much with. I decided on either an ADN program or a MSW program. The advice given to me from social workers themselves is that social work is a dying field. There will ALWAYS be a demand for nurses because people are always going to get sick. If you want stability and the ability to work with the population of your choice, go with nursing. If you want a job where there is a possibility of long periods without work (due to there being a lack of positions or your contract expiring) and/or no guarantee of working with the patient population you'd like to work with, choose social work. Another vote on the pro side for nursing - you work hands-on and have the ability to make a difference with a 2 year ADN degree. Your choices with a 4 year BSW degree are VERY limited. It doesn't get much better once you reach MSW level, because there are more MSW holders than the market needs. (It also appears to be the degree of choice for girls who need something to do while waiting to receive their "Mrs." degree, IME :icon_roll) (My mom was a social worker, as are two of my friends (one MSW, one BSW.))