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  1. wyopsychnurse

    Confessions of a 30-Something RN Grad

    As it turns out, I will not have to beg my manager to keep me on as a LPN because I PASSED the NCLEX. All the struggle, anxiety and beating myself up was not really worth it. I am so thankful that you posted your story because it is the normal feeling after the NCLEX to feel like you did not make it. I ave heard that from so many people. I love my job and working the last month as a GN has cemented even further why I went to school and made a mid-life career change. In some ways I feel like those of us with "life experience" are better prepared in an acute care setting. It is certainly easier to avoid getting caught up in the drama that so often happens. Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement from another "30 something" who can relate to NCLEX hell. :dance:
  2. wyopsychnurse

    Confessions of a 30-Something RN Grad

    I am a 39 year old RN grad myself! I took the NCLEX yesterday and had to drive home 3 hours. Thank goodness I had my sons first baseball playoff game of the season to keep me busy last night. Today I am going crazy. I am taking the kids hiking and hope that will keep my mind busy. Tomorrow I go back to work where I have been working for 3 weeks as a GN. I left the NCLEX feeling positively pitiful. All the good test scores, all the well done care plans, all the skills that I perform daily do not matter anymore. It has all come down to this one test, this one day. I cannot imagine the humiliation of walking into work begging them to keep me on as a LPN until I can test again (45 days). So, I will believe that I passed, I will believe that tomorrow there will be an RN behind my name. I will know that I did all that I could to prepare, not just for the last month but for the last several years. I wish there was a way to make this process less painful and more positive (I guess I thought the same about nursing school). Good luck to all of you.