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NurseLoveJoy88 ASN, RN

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

young, God loving, nursing student

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    How I Got My Dream Job!

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    Student Nurse "What I think I do!"

    Love this!!!!
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Congrats !!! you did it !!
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    How has becoming a nurse changed your life?

    Ummm, lets see. Since becoming a nurse I've gained 30lbs, have increased anxiety, and basically want to sleep all day on my days off. No, but seriously I wouldn't change my profession for the world. Nursing has made me more compassionate and thankful for life itself. Nursing has opened the door for financial stability. Nursing has given me confidence and I found strength within myself I never thought I had. Nursing allows me to make someone breathe easier. Nursing is a ministry for me. I know God wanted me to be a nurse to promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Nursing has its' ups and downs. I'm grateful for my career and would not change it for the world.
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Trust me I understand. The PVT worked for me for the LPN and also the RN. I didn't want to believe it both times and that is Ok. Nothing is better then having that piece of paper that says status:pass!!!! Congrats. Those 48 hours will go by super fast !!! Oh and they mean exactly 48 hours. I finished my exam Monday at 11:30am and they were available today at noon exactly.
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    Night before NCLEX TIPS Final tips for Success

    Very nice thread!!! Everyone should apply these tips.
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Good. Keep us posted. How many questions did you get ? I'm sure you passed.
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    I'm not one hundred percent sure. It may be too soon. Any pop-up is probably a great sign...
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    That is the good pop up!! Congrats on passing.
  10. Agreed and thanks for giving me a reality check. BTW- the fact that I called in sick did not get me fired, it was not being able to attend orientation as scheduled due to my school schedule, per my termination documentation. Never the less it was not a smart idea.
  11. Thanks everyone for the replies !! To Leslie- You are also correct. I have always had a hard time making decisions and when I do it seems to be the bad ones. I have gotten my personal life together and now trying to get my career together. For those who are worried about my resume, I do not list all my jobs on there. I have four jobs listed since 2007. Update:I have to say I have started to make changes already. I got offered two jobs this week and planned on working them both. However, after much thought I made a decision to accept one and not the other. I knew that if I accepted the other position I may end up leaving upon receiving my RN license. I plan to keep my current part-time and prn job for as long as I can. I'm not applying to any more jobs for a while until I get my license. For now I'm staying put. Everyone had good solid points. I admit I have a problem and I know I will do better.
  12. Thank you for your response ! I plan on going to see my counselor to talk about this. You are correct, I have posted several threads about this topic. To answer your question, I do not hate nursing and do not have false expectations. I have been in nursing for going on 6 years now ( have been a CNA prior to becoming a nurse) and fully aware of the daily stresses and joys that nursing brings. I believe it was hard for me to find a job last year specifically due to my school schedule. I was completing my RN degree and my schedule change every 7 weeks. That was very difficult. I admit that I should not have accepted another peds HH job when I knew I would hate it. I really do love nursing. I can't see myself doing anything else which is why I'm so depressed with not being stable in my career. Thanks again for the replies.
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    Almost There

    Congrats !!! 16 more days !!!
  14. Last year I had eight jobs as a LPN. I'm so tired of job hopping and just want to stay put. I take full responsibility and admit that I'm not good at making good decisions when it comes to employment. Here is my history from last year. 1. LTC, held from 6-2010-6/2011. I went PRN while finishing up school, they did not contact me at all to work so therefore I resigned 2. LTC, held from 05/2011-07/2011- Was the not the right fit, constantly overwhelmed and was given unsafe assignments, therefore I left 3.Ped HH, 07/2011-10/2011 did not care for this at all, felt like over paid babysitter 4. Another peds, HH From 8/2011-08/2011, case was not working for me 5. Methadone clinic 07/2011-present PRN. Have not been asked to work 6. School nurse agency- 07/2011- present, PRN, I'm still here and its going okay. I work for them 1-2 times a month 7. LTC, 10/2011-11/2011, hired for parttime but then fired due to schedule conflict with school ( which I told them my avail. when I started) 8. ALF 8/2011-9/2011, this place was a hellhole, I did not last through orientation *** I seriously need help. I don't know what my problem is. I feel as though I'm always so desperate and I take the first job that hires me without being one hundred percent sure. I have burnt so many bridges and I do want to change. I'm starting this year out on the wrong foot as well, but that is another post.... I'm getting my RN license soon and now I'm left with the question on whether to quit my newly secured part-time job in a methadone clinic to get clinical experience in the hospital when the opportunity arrives. I really want to work as a RN in the hospital but I can't sit around and do nothing while waiting. It could take a really long time. Ofcourse if someone offers me a RN job with full time and bennies I would be inclined to take it. This is making me so depressed. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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    Nurse Internship at Washington Adventist Hospital

    No worries! I have not heard anything yet. I called HR 2 weeks ago and they said they have not picked anyone yet. At this point I loose hope, and will keep looking. Congrats on the exam and good luck.
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    What do I do???finanlly got a job but....

    Try to look for a barter. Maybe you can live with someone who need nursing services in their home and they will give you a place to stay in exchange. You need to be really creative. Maybe you can find someone on CL who will be willing to give you a break until your first check and you can start paying them. Best wishes and keep us posted.