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  1. NurseKat274

    44hrs b4 my exam

    How did it go??
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    NCLEX 4000

    Giving NCLEX 4000 to a friend of mine for her exam and I used this to study but did not think the questions were similar to actual test. What do you all think?
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    A New Nursing Grad Witnesses a Death

    What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!
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    Want to know what the number of questions you got means?

    The way I look at it-- if you keep getting questions, YOU'RE STILL IN THE GAME! Don't quit when the computer keeps going after 75!
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    I got a pop up

    Congratulations success1980!! So happy for you!
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    NCLEX-RN Tips

    Congrats HelloM1M1 & RNTN!! This post is awesome. Thank you everyone for the helpful reviews & tips. I will be sitting for NCLEX next week, I'll let you know how it goes, but until then just keep PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING!
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    The dumbest thing I ever said to a patient.

    as a nursing student I had two sisters (one was my pt) who were telling me about their childhood and how the one sister was exactly 10 years older than the other... later on in the conversation I proceded to ask them if they were twins because they looked and talked exactly alike *slaps myself in the head* *REBOOT!*
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    I feel depressed...

    This too shall pass! Just keep doing what you're doing. It sounds like you are doing the best you can with what you have...afterall, that's all you can do! Getting your foot in the door is a wonderful way to open up opportunities for a career after you finish school. I think you are doing great by being proactive. For now though, just try to focus on passing your classes and taking good care of yourself during these stressful times. I will pray for you!
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    New RN grad moving to Chicago

    Best of luck to you!! I just graduated with my BSN from Ohio as well. Are you taking NCLEX here or in IL? Just curious :) My advice (not that I can give a lot since we're both new grads) is to just apply for any and all nursing jobs in the Chicago area. Don't be picky! Any experience is better than none! Good luck with everything!
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    Passed The NCLEX-RN With 75 Questions!

    Congrats!! This post is so reassuring. I have been reading into too many nclex postings on here causing me to worry that I wasn't studying enough. I sit for boards on April 18th and have been doing practice NCLEX 4000 q's every day since march 18th (75-150 a day). Recently I have starting fretting that this would not be enough but I, like you, score in 60s-70s on these practice exams. I am also reviewing a Mark klimek nclex book from a class of his i attended... I hope I can stay positive & confident in my knowledge! CONGRATS again :)
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    How nervous were you when you took the NCLEX?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has panic attacks just when opening up a book to STUDY! :) I hope I get the same results you did....
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    How nervous were you when you took the NCLEX?

    Taking the exam April 18th and have a minor panic attack when even thinking about it! I am just like the cartoon above :[ I never got nervous for exams during school and was always the "chill" student who took everything in stride.... but now, this NCLEX exam has me pulling my hair out! I am so nervous... still a few weeks left to maintain my sanity (sweating and shallow breathing right now just THINKING about it ahhhhh!!!!!!!!)
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    Chamberlain -- COLUMBUS campus

    I actually just graduated with my BSN from here and getting ready to take the NCLEX in April. I transferred to CCN after 2 years at Ohio State. I loved the school, a lot of one-on-one with the professors which was very different from what I was used to. They take time to work with you and help you along. HOWEVER, this was the most expensive 3 years of my life. If you don't have the money or scholarships and aren't willing to take out massive loans to pay for Chamberlain-- it's not for you. I am in student loan debt up to my eyeballs and it is very stressful! But, I think it will be worth it in the long run! Let me know what you decide and best of luck to you!
  14. I passed on the second time. My biggest help was realizing that the key to beating the HESI is knowing test-taking strategies, and how to answer the questions... NOT the content of what you know and do not know! I suggest using the test-taking tutorials on evolve.elsevier.com and the practice case studies and questions available on the site. Best of luck to you!
  15. I am graduating next month and required to score at least a 900 on the exit HESI. Took it the first time with little studying, as it was RIGHT after Winter break and I scored a 762. Remediated with an advisor, have done practice questions, and case studies on evolve website and I take it tomorrow again. I am SO nervous about this! The exit HESI is so "all over the board" when it comes to questions. Make sure you brush up on just about everything before taking it. Lab values are always important! Hopefully evolve website and book have prepared me enough for passing it this second time around. Wish me luck!
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    Recent grad looking at Akron General?

    Hi all, I am about to graduate from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio with a BSN and I am hoping to be able to get a job near my family in northeast Ohio. I am very interested in working on a med-surg floor at Akron General Hospital right in downtown Akron. Has anyone had experience here? Are there any other hospitals close to downtown Akron? What do you think my chances are of getting a job as an RN there, being a new grad? ANY advice or recommendations are appreciated! Thanks