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    In need of encouragement.

    Awww!! I feel for you. I'm also a new grad and will be starting my first day next week so I can't really give any tips on how you could have handled the situation differently and what not. But I can remind you that you aren't alone!! Nursing is a tough, tough career and being on our own is completely different than being in clinical, which i feel is like a glorified perception of nursing sometimes! It takes some getting used to and re-organization might be needed in order for you to not have those doubts at the end of the day as to whether or not you did the things you were supposed to do and what not. I've heard these same situations you just described from so many people just starting out... and I have friends who are a year and a half into their career and just now starting to feel truly comfortable... so you really aren't alone! My advice is to give it some time... i can't remember if your original post said how many shifts you've actually done so far but if it's only been a few you definitely need to give yourself time. Also think about why you went into nursing & also if you can see yourself doing anything else with your life other than nursing. I'm not sure how your preceptor is but have u shared your concerns with her/him? Maybe the two of you can work something out where u have a little more physical support during the day so that u feel more comfortable at the end of your shift. I hope this passes and things turn around for you!!! ::hug::
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    Is it possible to get a job at CHOP?

    that's awesome!!!! congrats!!!! when are you starting? monday?
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    Is it possible to get a job at CHOP?

    hii! i tried to PM you also and it didn't go through! i think you have to have a certain number of posts and what not before you're allowed to so i'll give you one of my e-mail address and we can chat that way. it's aprilt2008@yahoo.com :)
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    Is it possible to get a job at CHOP?

    NursingBabyJ i too am starting my orientation for the picu on the 16th!! i'm soo nervous!!! i'd love to talk to you beforehand it would be nice to know someone the first day! novanurse... i shadowed on a wednesday and got called that saturday so it was only a couple of days. hope you got an offer!
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    Reality Check for Nursing Hopefuls

    Hey all... I'm a new grad from NJ and just wanted to let you know what I've been dealing with. First i should mention that i graduated in december but my school was very slow with getting out my ATT and what not so i didn't take my NCLEX until feb 15th.. exactly a month ago yesterday... which is about when most of the people in my class took it. So far i've had no job offers but 2 interviews, one of which is tomorrow. It has definitely been HARD, but NJ is so over-populated with people in general nevermind nurses that it was to be expected. I have been looking out of state as well and that's actually where my interview is tomorrow. What i can say from personal experience is the standards have changed even since this past May... hospitals who used to hire new grads with no experience, certifications, etc. now will still hire new grads but want you to have the certifications (PALS, ACLS, NRP...) that pertain to the position, which most new grads don't have yet. My advice is in between finishing your program and taking the NCLEX take some time to get some of these certifications b/c from what i've been seeing it WILL help you. I was actually told by one hospital they wouldn't interview me for a peds job, even though they are hiring new grads for it, because i didn't have pediatric advanced life support. Wouldn't even interview!! Needless to say i spent the money to take the course hoping after i take it they will interview me. Check the websites daily if not every other day! It seems like positions are always being added. And call/e-mail to follow up on your application! The nurses i talk to where i work tell me it was sooo easy for them to get jobs when they graduated (as early as 3 years ago) but the times have definitely changed. We need to work for the job and show how badly we want and deserve it! On a positive note 2 of my friends have already gotten jobs so I'm hopeful something will come along :)
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    How to explain how hard you have to work in nursing school

    We had family night at our school too right at the beginning of the semester. I think my mom tried to understand throughout the course of my time there but it was hard. However I can tell you my dad definitely did not get it until the day of the pinning ceremony when he heard the speeches made by our instructors and fellow students. It took THAT for him to get it. Afterwards he was like "wow you really had some hard times didn't you" haha sooo I guess everyone comes around at their own time!
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    MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?

    nevermind, i found it. thanks
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    MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?

    can someone tell me where on the website i can go to get more information about this program? thanks.
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    What you do is you go to pearson's website a couple of hours after u take ur exam and as long as it says "delivery successful" next to where it shows that you had registered for the exam you can try the PVT. So what you do is click on register on the side and basically go through the entire registration process again answering all the questions like u did the first time u registered for the nclex. Near the end u will either get the credit card screen where u need to put in ur info and pay or u will get a pop-up that says something like "Our records indicate you have already scheduled this exam please contact your board of nursing for further information". Apparently if u get the credit card screen it means u failed and if u get the pop-up it means u passed. It's not 100% guarantee and they are not official results! However i've only heard of 1 person who got the credit card screen and actually had passed the exam rather than failed. Other than that i've talked to at least 50 people who all got the good pop-up and passed and if u look at the PVT thread on the main NCLEX discussion forum page they r doing a survey and for the most part it seems to be accurate. For me it was a good way to calm my nerves to get the pop-up and know that i more likely than not passed. However its not a guarantee so i of course will be paying in 2 days to get the quick results. But if u really need some peace of mind give it a shot! Good luck!!
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    Took my test this morning! Shut off at 75?s which had me freaking out the entire ride home going over and over in my head how many questions i "just knew" i had gotten wrong and swearing there was no way i could have passed that exam. Got home and did the PVT and got the good pop up!!!!!!!! :dancgrp: I had a TON and i mean a TON of SATA's!!! At one point in time i counted 6 in a row. Another time 4 and 3 in a row with 1 and 2 thrown in between here and there. I'd say all together I definitely had at least 20 if not more which was driving me insane!!! At one point i even caught myself saying to myself "you've got to be ******* kidding me!" Thanks to all of u for ur support the past couple of weeks! All nurses definitely kept me sane. Can't wait til thursday to get my official results - the pop up better be true!! Good luck to everyone who is taking it this month! You all can do it!
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    Hurst qreview score

    I don't think the exact percentage really matters that much as long as u are getting more right than wrong as Marlene said! I just finished my last Qreview and was getting between 78-82% consistently. I take my exam tomorrow so hopefully it works out!!
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    Tomorrow is my big day!!! Sooooooo nervous!!!! Need all your thoughts & prayers!!!
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    I'm not sure exactly how the PVT works but I think you just need to go in as if you are registering to take the test again and go through that process, which I forget b/c I registered a couple months ago. So try to register for another test and see what happens.
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    Thanks! My scores are ranging between 78-82% and I can't seem to get any higher! I have one more Q review to take today and then i'm done with them. I've also been averaging low 80s on Kaplan, NCLEX 4000 and Saunders so I hope that's good enough to pass! After my last Q review today I'm gonna look over infection control again (seems to be my weakness!) and some lab values/interventions for diseases I just can't remember for the life of me and then relax tomorrow and test Tuesday. The Hurst review is great!!
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    Welcome NCLEX February 2011 Test Takers

    Saunders has a book of just SATA questions i believe. Try looking for it on amazon u could probably get 2 day shipping or something.
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