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JP425 has 2 years experience and specializes in oncology/ medicine.

LPN looking for RN program

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  1. JP425

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

    Yes, register as same name. Good Luck, just relax and be positive when you enter that room. Use ear plugs if you get distracted easily, it helps big time. Again Good Luck.
  2. JP425

    i'm so confuse please do help me

    Exam Cram has two types of books one is just questions and the other one has content and questions. The CD in both books are same. Either book is very helpful. I had both books, I also had Linda Lachrity book and that was very very helpful to me. I also took Kaplan course, I failed the first time and Kaplan offered me free classes again which I went. It did helped me how to answer the quetions, but Exam Cram and Linda Lachrity helped me a lot. Exam Cram has similar questions as Nclex. You do have to know your content, which we all forget after few months since schools are done. I would suggest that if you don't feel comfortable on content you should go over first. There is lots of SATA quetions that requires content. When you are taking test either practice or real test, always think what would you do as a nurse if you are at the bedside for that pt. that kind helps to answer the question. Also know your infection control I had a lots of them. Good Luck to you and stay positive, and stay clam when you go for your test. The other thing helped me is I used ear plugs. Also I wrote down my labs on the white board that they give us before my test. I also posted infection control thing, how to remeber. If you can't find it let me know. Someone posted long time ago.
  3. JP425

    Taking NCLEX Jan 19th!

    Hi JMoney: You are getting good % for your practice test, keep it up. I would suggest that you take today off and just relax. I know how important the studying is, I have been there done that. I did that and it helped me. The other thing I would suggest is try to practice 265 q's, because you might get that and if you do this now it will be helpful. I did Exam Cram CD and that was helpful. I do agree with you that LaCharity book is very helpful. Also know your Isolation Precautions. I had a lots of them on my test. I also had lots of SATA's and few SATA's on Hypo/Hyper Thyroidisms, so know sign/symptoms. Good Luck, stay positive and You can do this, If I can do it, You can certainly do it.
  4. JP425

    Need some suggestions!!!

    DO lots of practice questions. I used kaplan qbank, Exam Cram and delegation book from Linda. Exam Cram and delegation book helped me alot. Good Luck.
  5. JP425

    4th try

    I passed my RN nclex on 2nd round less than month ago, i know how you feel. What I did is did lots of questions. I also did Kaplan qbank, Exam Cram and Delegation book By Linda. I think Exam Cram and deligation book helped me alot. If you think you know your content good then just do the q's. It' s important to know the content because lots of SATA q's are about the content. I had lots of SATA's and they were about hypo and hyperthyrodisms. I knew the content so it was not that bad, I also had lots of prioritazions, and isolation questions. I had a copy of isoation memorization thing that I posted yesterday. you should try that. I found it from this website. very helpful. Good Luck and don't give up. Think positive and stay focused when you go for the test. Use earplugs.
  6. JP425

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

    Try again, some time it takes awhile to get the good pop up. I heard from other people that sometimes they are checking your test or result again or something. So try may be later tonight or tomorrow and see what happens. Good Luck.
  7. JP425

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

    Thanks, I am glad I was able to help you just like the person who helped me. It was very helpful. Congrats and Happy Birthday. I am very happy for you. Good Luck. :yeah::hpbday::dancgrp::ancong!: I was in Cali. couple of months ago. I have relatives there. I am from Seattle, If you do come this way let me know. Good Luck.
  8. JP425

    Scared to take NCLEX!

    RNGradDec2009: I took my test three weeks ago and I used this two books as well as others and I would suggest that you should also use Exam Cram book and Prioritization, Delegation Assignment BY Linda A. LaCharity. This two books are really good, and would help you. They do ask lots of prioritization, delegation questions. Exam Cram has similar questions as Nclex test. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
  9. JP425

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

    good luck, you will pass this time. i was in the same boat, i just recently passed my boards. my suggestion is be positive, use ear plugs. what i did is first i wrote my labs on the white board that they give us as many as i remembered. and i memorized this following, which really helped me and i just wrote this on the board as well and did well, because i had alot of isolation q's. here you go i hope this helps. airborne precaution (credit goes to the one who posted this on april thread, sorry can't remember your name) my - measles chicken - chickenpox hez - herpes zoster (disseminated) tb - tb private room negative pressure with 6-12 air exchanges per hour uv mask n95 mask for tb droplet precaution think of spiderman! s - sepsis s - scarlet fever s - streptococcal pharyngitis p - parvovirus b19 p - pertussis p - pneumonia i - influenza d - diptheria (pharyngeal) e - epiglottitis r - rubella m - mumps m - meningitis m - mycoplasma or meningeal pneumonia an - adenovirus private room mask contact precaution mrs.wee m - multidrug resistant organism r - respiratory infection - rsv s - skin infections w - wound infections e - enteric infections - clostridium defficile e - eye infections skin infections: v - varicella zoster c - cutaneous diptheria h - herpes simplex i - impetigo p - pediculosis s - scabies, staphylococcus private room gloves gown insulin, coumadin, heparin, antihypertensives, viagra, digitalis, ritalin, actonel, accutane, anti-ulcer medications, nitroglycern, to name a few. try to look at the suffixes: ace inhibitors end with 'pril (eg: captopril) *note that this drug increases potassium in the blood, angiotensinogen 2 inhibitors end in 'sartan (eg: losartan), beta blockers end with 'olol (eg: metoprolol) *caution with patients who are diabetic or who are asthmatic, cholesterol reducing drugs usually end with 'statin (eg: atorvastatin) * note that if the patient experiences muscular pain, they should stop immediately and report it to the doctor, also not to consume grapefruit juice, impotence drugs end with "defil (eg: sildenefil-hope i spelled it correctly...if not please excuse the typo) *note that you cannot take this drug if you are taking nitrates such as nitroglycerin or isosorbide and go to the doctor if an erection last longer than 4 hours, accutane is an acne drug, where a pregnancy test must be done on females before prescribing them actonel (again, this may be a typo) cannot be taken unless a person is able to sit up for at least 1/2 hour to an hour after adminstration. know the acting times of insulin, which is fast acting, long acting or the lente. they may ask when will a person become hypoglycemic, and that would be during peak hours. penicillin: if a person has an allergy to penicillin, they may be at risk for an allergy to a cephalosporin, in that case suggest a macrolide such as clarithromycin. macrolides are known to cause severe stomach pain for some people. also, if a nurse administers penicillin or cephalosporin, that the patient should remain with the nurse for 1/2 hour afterwards to intervene with allergic reactions. most drugs that end with 'mycin may cause nephrotoxicity or ototoxicity parameters for digitalis administration, and also that if potassium is low and calcium and magnesium is high, there is a higher chance for digitalis toxicity. corticosteriods usually end with 'sone (eg: predinsone), may cause medication related diabetes, increase chances of infection, cause cushoid symptoms (buffalo hump in back, thin skin, easy to bruise, etc...) aspirin should not be consumed with alcohol, increases bleeding, causes ulcers, should be taken with food to diminish gastric distress antidote for tylenol is mucomyst. dont forget your diuretics ... esp. those are imp. also i have some for now ... meds that end in -sartan=decrease blood pressure, increase cardiac load (used for those who side effect is cough with ace) angiotensin ii receptor blockers side effects 2nd degree av block, angina, muscle cramps monitor bun,bp and pulse -vastatin(lovastatin)=decrease cholesterol, lower tricycerides (note*lipitor at night only do not take with grapefruit juice) antihyperlipidemics side effects muscle weakness, alopecia monitor liver/renal profile cox=osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis(relieve pain by reducing inflammation) nsaid/co2 enzyme blocker side effects tinnitus, dizziness monitor bowel habits (could cause gi bleed, platlet count) increase risk of strokes, heart attacks*** tidine=gerd histamine 2 antagonist(inhibit gastric acids) side effects agranulocytosis, brady/tachycardia monitor gastric ph/bun ***if taking antacids take one hour after or before taking these drugs*** -prazole=ulcers, indigestion, gerd (take before meals better absorption) proton pump inhibitors side effects gas, diarrhea, hyperglycemia monitor lfts -parin=thin blood, dvt, m.i.,post surgeries (antidote protamine sulfate--check ptt should be 1.5-2.0x) anticoag. decread vit. k levels side effects hematuria, bleeding, fever monitor ptt, hematocrit and occult testing q 3mths -pam -pate -aze/azo =benzos/antianxiety/anticonvulsants side effects incontinence, respiratory depression/ monitor for lft, respirations -caine (anesthetic) -mab (monoclonal antibodies) -ceph or cef (cephalosporins) -cycline (tetracyclines) -cal (calciums) -done (opioids) ganciclovir sodium causes neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and nurse should monitor for s/s of bleeding just as equiv. to a pt. on anticoag. therapy. ssris and maois used together potentially fatal caine= local anesthetics cillin= antibiotics dine= anti-ulcer agents done= opiod analgesics ide= oral hypoglycemics iam= antianxiety agents micin= antibiotics nium= neuromuscular blocking agents olol= beta blockers ole= anti-fungal oxacin= antibiotics pam= antianxiety agents pril= ace inhibitors sone= steroids statin= antihyperlipidemics vir= antivirals zide= diuretics i don't know who originally posted this, who ever did thank you so much for doing this. this really helped me.
  10. JP425

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

    "OMG!! I thought I was going to throw up!!! I took the NCLEX this morning at 0800, and it was by far the hardest test I have ever taken. The computer turned off a 75 questions, and I wasn't surprised because I felt like I missed nearly every question I answered. I felt like I was guessing the whole time. The easiest questions to me were the list in order questions and SATA. I honestly feel like I failed. Has the pearson trick worked for anyone recently who has confirmed results??" Reply: This trick really works. I took my exam on 12/14. and I did the trick the next day, because I was too scared to do the trick, I got the good pop-up. I was still nervous, but the next day I checked my results and it was good news. SO TRICK DOES WORK. Congrats:yeah::yeah::heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat:dancgrp:
  11. JP425

    Taking NCLEX Jan 19th!

    I agree prioritization, delegation book really helped me. Also Exam Cram book helped me too, this book has similar q's in the exam. Good Luck to all who is taking test next month.
  12. JP425

    Taking NCLEX Jan 19th!

    I would like to say, Don't change your date and the person above, whatever she said it is so true. I gave my test two weeks ago and I had same situation. I did have lots of SATA and lots of isolation questions. I would suggest that you start practicing more than 75 q's. You need to be prepared for 265 q's just incase. It's hard to concentrate if you are not use to. And another suggestion is use the earplugs, also write down your labs on the board that they give you. That really helped me. Good Luck, you are doing good in your questions. Good Luck to all who is taking test next month and in next couple of days.
  13. Hi Adrienne, I don't know about your state, but you can do the trick (PVT) and find out if you passed or not. This trick really works, I took my test two weeks ago and did the trick next day and it worked, it will bring your anxiety down a little bit. I know how you feel, been there, done that x2. Good Luck to you.
  14. JP425

    Is this Fear of taking the RN board

    Hi jabwemet, I took my RN nclex last month and failed with 75 questions. I know how you feel, but you need to get rid of your thinking of failing and move on. First make a schedule and study. If you can effort, take Kaplan class, and sign up for test. This might force you to study. You can do it, if you have come this far, you can finish it. Oh, and Don't worry about what other people think, maybe they might be worried about you, think what you want to do and tell your self "I can do this, I will study and pass my nclex". Make that your goal. Good Luck to you. Would you mind telling me where are you from? :)
  15. JP425

    Welcome To The NCLEX September Support Group

    GOOD LUCK To ALL who is taking test this week. You guys can do it. Everybody has worked so hard, it will pay off now. Trust your self and think positive. :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat. Aleena, Congrats geting your greencard. :yeah::cheers:
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    Welcome To The NCLEX September Support Group

    aleena23: Thank you so much for the info. about infection and meds. I am very greatful to you. I know you passed, congratulations to you. I am 2nd. time taking nclex and waiting for ATT. I am studying but not as much I should. Retaking kaplan for now and reviewing the book. I have hard time focusing. I made schedual which can't follow. I am really frustrated that i can't motivate my self. Thank you so much for incouragement, it is really helpful. Thanks again and good luck and congrats.:). Susan, I have been reading everyones thread as well, Thank you guys so much for the incouragement. I wanted to say Good Luck to you and you will be fine, relax, like aleena said you can do it. think positive. :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat