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RadfordSN

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    September test takers

    Hey there! My friend told me of another trick to find out whether or not you passed. She went on our state BON website and did a license lookup (2 days after her exam date) and saw that she was issued a RN license number. I found the California BON license lookup here: http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/wllqryna$lcev2.startup?p_qte_code=RN&p_qte_pgm_code=7800 Look yourself up and see if you're in their system. I hope this helps. Deep breaths. :)
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    September test takers

    My exam is scheduled for September 30th. :/ I have yet to study any nursing material, and it's been 4 months since I graduated in May. From what my classmates have told me there is no way to study for the NCLEX. So far they have all passed, and I'm hoping to help my alma mater keep their 100% pass rate. lol Good luck everyone!
  3. Our class lost the most people in critical care, the previous semester's med-surg class did a good job at weeding people out as well.
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    Spring 2010 Graduates

    What type of clinical areas will you experience during your last semester? Community rotations. Does your program have a preceptorship during the last semester? If so, in which area would you like to do your preceptorship? We do. I asked to be placed in women's health, med-surg, or ER. I have a feeling the majority of my class will get med-surg, which is fine as long as it's not at the same hospital I had during that rotation. What smilie represents how you feel about starting your LAST semester? No one has really told us what we'll be doing and I don't know if I'll make it to graduation without a car. So it's hard to be excited about it right now, unfortunately.
  5. RadfordSN

    Spring 2010 Graduates

    Sounds just like our program.
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    Whats the deal with all the crying?!?!....

    I cried a lot last semester, just about every day, except weekends. My instructor made it her job to make my life hell for those 14 weeks. I also cried every other day at the beginning of this semester. Then I realized I'm almost done and have made it this far, I must be doing something right. Well, that and I just don't have the energy to be as stressed as I was. I haven't cried in at least a month, maybe more because I can't even remember. I just let everything from clinical and classes buildup and at the end of every week I would just let it all out by crying. I always did that in my room though. Never at clinical or in front of classmates. I came into nursing so blindly, everything is/was new to me, and that's very overwhelming. Maybe a lot of it is an overreaction, for me, but that's okay. It's how I deal with things and it's not bothering anyone else. I tell my classmates to cry, sometimes you just need to.
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    What color are your school uniforms?

    Umm...wow. I'm sorry. lol Why would anyone insist on nurses wearing dresses? We work, and we work hard.
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    What color are your school uniforms?

    Our uniforms are navy blue, top and bottom. For our peds rotation we can where whatever scrubs we want. Shoes are to be white, but as long as they're closed-toe and look clean the faculty doesn't pay much attention.
  9. My physical was similar to shrimpchips. However, we did have a urine test the first week of school, but I think that was more hospital policy for clinical than for actual admission into the program.
  10. RadfordSN

    Does anyone here like nursing school?

    I hate nursing school, but I love clinical. Just when I'm ready to throw in the towel I think of how great it feels to be in the hospital working with patients. 7 more months to go.
  11. RadfordSN

    Becoming a Hypochondriac

    I come up with a new diagnosis for myself every week. I know a lot of other students who are the same way. We get many laughs from everyone's self-diagnoses.
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    Opinions on OB/Peds rotation???

    I loved OB and hope to be doing my practicum in that area. I'm in peds right now, and absolutely hating it. I'm not sure what it is though. The lectures are boring, the professors talk to us like grade school children, and the clinicals are ridiculous. We're basically babysitting. I only get 3 days in an actual pediatric unit this semester; one more day left there and all I've done is vitals and given one med. Mother/Baby care is my favorite.
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    Anxiety: It's killing me!

    Thank you all for your responses. I've considered the options mentioned. Money is an issue for both my family and me. I give what cash I can for gas and free food with my waste of a meal pan. These clinicals I've mentioned, we are completely on our own. I was just having a rough time this past weekend. I am feeling much better today and more clear-headed (with a severe lack of sleep, who knew!). It will be tough, but I will and can find a way to do this. Thanks again everyone!
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    Anxiety: It's killing me!

    Also, thank you both for your posts. :]
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    Anxiety: It's killing me!

    Everyone keeps saying I should see someone, but I really don't see how that would help. I think I will anyway, just to at least give it a try. There still lies the issue of getting to required clinicals though, and not having the means to do so.
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    Anxiety: It's killing me!

    My family is an hour away and have busy work schedules. I don't know of anyone who would be able to (or just not want to) drive me an hour away from campus at 5:30 am. There may be someone around here, but I have yet to meet them. Transportation around here is pretty lousy. There are many nearby clinical sites, but not even a bus system to get to them. I also find it hard to believe I'm the only nursing student on this campus without a car, but that's the way it seems.