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    NCLEX Studying is Making Me Wish I Never Graduated

    I felt exactly the same way with school. I JUST got by with my grades. We had our final exam less than a week before graduation and I was almost shocked that I passed, thus passing nursing school all together. I NEEDED that last passing 78-80 something to survive it. I was surprised when some other students (that seemed so confident in school and clinicals) didn't show up for graduation because they had failed the last test. There is so much pressure to not only pass school but also the NCLEX that it is completely unnerving. I don't know if you have a job yet but I had a graduate nurse job lined up right away after graduation. I knew that I wasn't ready for the NCLEX and needed a couple months to sort my brain out and absorb information from my new job. Once I got training and working with a nurse on my new unit everything that I learned in school clicked for me... the A&P, the labs, the meds, the actions taken in emergencies, all of it. The further I got from the text books during school (and cramming for tests) the more I understood because it was being applied in real life without the clinical instructor staring over my shoulder. I had a great nurse to help train me but I feel like the short bit of experience is what really helped me pass the NCLEX the first time. Don't get me wrong I still studied for my NCLEX like crazy after graduation but I found some questions that I got on my NCLEX were things that I had some sort of experience with on the tele/med surg unit that I was training on which gave me more confidence. I had 76 questions on my NCLEX before it turned off. I took my NCLEX in August. If there is any way for you to get that kind of real world experience before hand then I would try if your feeling unsure.
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    Words You Hate

    Alzheimer. For the life of me I can't say or spell it so I flub through it. Sounds like a mess I had to use autocorrect this time to spell it right
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    School nurse education minimum in New York?

    1Does anyone know what education is needed to become a school nurse in upstate New York? I have been a nurse for 6 years with an associates degree and been working in a hospital setting (med surg/tele then stroke/tele). I was full time for 4 years and then went to occasional status when my husband switched jobs and we had 2 kids that we didn't want in day care. I would lovvvvve to get into school nursing in a couple years. I have heard many school nurses that just have their associates but didn't know what was happening with those that are newly hired. Associates or bachelors? Does it depend on the school? I'm just nervous that I would have to get my bachelors 😕
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    School nurse education minimum in New York?

    Does anyone know what education is needed to become a school nurse in upstate New York? I have been a nurse for 6 years with an associates degree and been working in a hospital setting (med surg/tele then stroke/tele). I was full time for 4 years and then went to occasional status when my husband switched jobs and we had 2 kids that we didn't want in day care. I would lovvvvve to get into school nursing in a couple years. I have heard many school nurses that just have their associates but didn't know what was happening with those that are newly hired. Associates or bachelors? Does it depend on the school? I'm just nervous that I would have to get my bachelors 😕
  5. hey guys! im a nursing student, and i graduate in may. im in a professional issues class right now where our assignment is to meet with our senator in the states capital for a "lobby day", along with thousand of other students, where we meet with our area leaders to speak with them about why it is important for the political leader to support our topic of choice. my topic, the importance of safe staffing ratios is one that is important to nurses across the country. i just wanted to get the opinions of everybody on here. thanks people!
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    Please Help Me!!! Patient staff ratios!!!!

    hey guys! im a nursing student, and i graduate in may. im in a professional issues class right now where our assignment is to meet with our senator in the states capital for a "lobby day", along with thousand of other students, where we meet with our area leaders to speak with them about why it is important for the political leader to support our topic of choice. my topic, safe staffing ratios is one that is important to nurses across the country. i just wanted to get the opinions of everybody on here. thanks people!
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