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    Possible to make it work?

    Yah, it is expensive. I pay 1625 for a one bedroom condo in Waikiki - although I have a dog and my options are limited. Waikiki wasn't my first choice.
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    How long to get License Number

    I got mine the day after the state verified my Washington license.
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    Possible to make it work?

    Don't let some of these people detract you. I moved to Honolulu from near Seattle in February and work at a major hospital here. They paid me a 5K relocation allowance and put me up in a 4 star hotel for 30 days in order for me to get housing. I started out at a base of 49.10 per hour plus differential during my probationary period and have increased to 54.55 plus differential. It it is completely possible to love here and be comfortable. Everything has advantages and drawbacks. Oahu is a crowded island of almost a million people; it can be a challenge to find housing but not impossible. Moving here is entirely doable. some nurses work a full time and a part time/per diem job to make things comfortable.
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    How long does it take to get a Hawaii RN license?

    I sent my application with a check and they received it on 4 November and my license was activated 5 November.
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    Pay for QMC/HPH

    Hey all - I am relocating to the islands and have had interviews at both HPH and QMC. I already have Hawaii licensure. When I look online for pay there is a large range that I have found. The Queens website doesn't show their pay but some have said it's around 50/hr. I'm trying to have a bit of knowledge about the pay rates before I get an offer. Also - I know HPH doesn't offer relocation assistance.... does QMC? I have 11 years total nursing experience - 6 years as a CNA, 4 as a LPN and 15 months as a RN with a BSN. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. ACLS. Thanks!
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    Has anyone worked with Axis Medical Staffing?

    HERE IS SOME ADVICE ... Worked for Axis for over a year at a local contracted facility. From day one, I had difficulty getting a hold of my recruiter, not receiving my schedule in a timely manner and getting a run-around from the office staff. To top it off, I found out from the contracted facility that Axis no longer had rights to work there. Many of Axis' staff have attempted to reach them prior to the end of their contract only to not receive any response. To this day, the CEO of the Seattle office has neglected to follow up or inform the staff of the situation. Axis has now lost several loyal staff members. Beware.
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    Trust me - I thought I had failed. I had been up since four am, got to the testing center a half hour early, started the test, had a power outage .... I was SURE I had failed. Just goes to show that if you know it, you may do it subconsciously. I know I went home right after the test and studied endocrine - because I figured I'd have to retest.
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    Night Shift

    I've been working 12 hour night shifts on tele (Fr, Sat, Sun and an 8 every other Mo) and for four years. I really do enjoy this as it gives me more time off, more differential and away from management - which in my mind, is a plus. I try and avoid coffee as much as I can and chug two litres of water each shift. Keeps ya peeing and awake. :)
  9. I really don't know how to advise you on the test. I bought PearsonVue's study manual and studied at least 100 questions a day. Even if I didn't know the answer, I would study the rationale and memorize it. I was weak on L/D and ironically only got one question on the NCLEX. My recommendation would be to do as many SATA as you can and practice answering it correctly. Good luck!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    Just to update ya'll.... I found out I passed! Got my results early this morning and am waiting for the state to issue my LPN. It does work! I finished my NCLEX at 85 questions in 45 minutes (including a power outage.) Thought I bombed it!
  11. Ok... here's the scoop. I took my NCLEX-PN on 8/6. During the test, the power went out. They were able to bring the test back up and I finished it at 85 questions. I know some have answered, but I am just curious why I don't even have my quick results yet. When I tried to reregister before the "delivery successful" thing showed up, it wouldnt let me. After, it wouldn't let me. Any thoughts? Did I fail?
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    How many questions did you get ?

    I took the NCLEX-PN on 8/6 and ended with 85 questions. Had several SATA, 5 or 6 meds, and a lot of the "You went to a class on _____. Now you are teaching your coworkers about what you learned. SATA." Ugh. I still dont have my quick results. Im buggin out.
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    sleeping pills before exam date?

    In a way I wish I had taken something the night before my test. I took it on the 6th and was up by 4 in the morning, test at 11. I felt groggy as I walked out of the testing center. Still no results on my end.
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    See - mine wouldnt let me go to CC page before or after it said "successfully delivered." Right now it says that my results are on hold - so I am hoping that since it wouldnt let me go to the CC page beforehand, I passed. Any thoughts?
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    Just my luck. During my test the darn power went out! They had to reboot the computers but I started where I stopped. Wonder if this has anything to do with it.

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