Ruylupez

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  1. When does weekend shift diff start/end for night shift

    At my hospital the weekend differential is $2/hour and is paid on any time worked from 11pm friday through 11pm sunday. We have an evening shift diffential of $1.50/hour paid from 3pm to 11pm and a $4.50/hour night shift differential paid from 11pm ...
  2. I worked through school as a CNA at a local hospital. On graduation I stayed on the same unit working as an RN and had only a few problems making the transition. I have now been an RN for about 4 years and have no regrets about my decison.
  3. Are you selling your books back?

    I sold back the ones that I didn't think I would need anymore, mostly from the general studies classes. I kept my Biology, Medical Terminology, and A&P books and all of my nursing books.
  4. Exam questions are confusing

    Many times there will be two or more answers that seem right, just go back and see what the question is actually asking. If one is answering the question and one is a correct action that is not answering the question pick the one that answers the que...
  5. Have I missed my chance? Have I blown it?

    I started in college several years ago and very nearly failed out because I just wasn't interested. When I went back to go into nursing I found several places either didn't consider your transfer GPA or would give you a "fresh start" if you had been...
  6. I started in a 2 year ADN program with no experience in the field. My previous jobs included computer repair and real estate sales so this was a major change. Most of the first semester clinicals in my program covered the stuff that the techs do l...
  7. I recently took a kaplan review class at SIUE that had a lot of the programs graduates in it. I asked several of them about the program since I am thinking of applying there for the ADN to BSN bridge program and none of them had anything bad to say ...
  8. Background check/drug screen before clinicals

    When I started nursing school no background check/drug screen was required. One hospital did a drug screen on anyone doing clinicals there but that was it. During the summer break between first and second year we were informed the rules had change...
  9. What semester is the hardest?

    For me third semester was the hardest. They decided to change textbooks just before the semester began and we ended up with exams that covered what was emphasized in the old textbook while our lecture and readings were from the new textbook and the ...
  10. Night Nursing

    I worked 7p to 7a nights as a tech and now I am working the same schedule as a nurse. I don't have a spouse or children which makes it easier to sleep days without missing the family. These are some of the things I have found helpful. 1) Keep the ro...
  11. How many don't make it out?

    My class started with 52 people. Two years later 65% of those graduated. If you count those who for whatever reason fell behind a semester the graduation rate went up to about 70%. The ones who did a lot of study and hard work for their classes ten...
  12. Confused about Hesi.......

    The HESI test is so named because it is a test developed by Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI for short). They actually put out a number of tests including an entrance and exit exam and ones that go along with just about any nursing book and the c...
  13. Confused about Hesi.......

    For my schools exit exam I had to take the HESI twice and I had a different test the second time. One of my friends had to take it 4 times and she told me it was different each time.
  14. Kaplan Readiness results compared to passing NCLEX

    I took the readiness test from Kaplan and it put me at just under the passing standard, the next week I passed the NCLEX with 75 questions. If you passed it even just barely you should be able to pass the NCLEX.
  15. licensing

    I tested in Missouri for my Illinois license. One of the girls in my class tested in Illinois for her Arizona license. You do need to make sure your paperwork goes to the state where you want to get your license and then specify that state when you ...