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    NCLEX-PN in 9 days!

    yes i passed and am working!!!!! good luck!
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    ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?

    i am so sorry to hear that. i understand exactly what you mean by beating yourself up inside and that will make things so much worse for you. i have severe adhd (true the impulsivity/hyperactivity does make us a bit different) as well and i am talking with my dr about adding a new med to my adderall for better symptom control. it sounds like you should talk with your dr too cuz you worked soooo hard for that license and are in such an exciting (and scary i know) time starting out as a new nurse that i hate to see you struggle more than necessary. a homecare agency i have been with all through school as a cna has hired me as a nurse and they are so supportive. they are starting me out slow and my clinical director tells me not to worry so much (i fuss over my documentation cuz now i know it is how we get paid so i'm afraid to screw it up) and that i am doing a great job. i am so grateful to her. i am also starting in a nursing facility soon to get my skills and training in. the DON was very supportive and a good personality type for me to feel safe and comfortable with. I hope you find coworkers you can get support from to help you feel more confident too!
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    CCRI Application question...

    i hope this is fixed tomorrow. when i get into work it is the first thing i'll ask! i know they have been working late hours to fix this system issue for you guys to get your notices tomorrow. i hope they did it but if not i;ll post an uipdate if i see one hasn't been posted here yet. hang in there
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    NCLEX-PN in 9 days!

    hi all. I take the NCLEX-PN in 9 days and I'm looking for some study tips. Anyone take them recently? I have one study guide that has lots of questions but I guess I'm starting to freak out a little bit. I'm in the RN program at CCRI right now so I have regular coursework I need to keep up with also so I'm dealing with a lot and could use some pointers to help me focus on :) Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Barbara
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    CCRI Application question...

    god i hope you guys got them. i know they've been having computer issues but the selections are all done and the emails were supposed to go out yesterday. i know warwick day had @130 applicants for @ 82 spots. i didn't get the other numbers for other campuses sorry. good luck to you guys!
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    ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?

    Thanks for your post! I am also combined type and I have been thinking about the ER lately as a possible fit for me too. I like the fact that it is exciting and varied as i will get bored with repetition very quickly too. I have been suspecting that i would get bored (and frustrated) on a med-surg floor after a short while. The thing I am wondering is ER's don't usually hire new grads so what is good career path to get me there? BTW-I was also diagnosed at 19 but i denied it for almost 10 years. Of course in that time i had impulsively switched majors from pre-med to art, failed at every relationship, had a dead end career and lived with my head and feet in the clouds :) Eventually I got it! :)
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    ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?

    thank you:)
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    Need advice: CCRI or NEIT

    True. Fatima just let their LPN's go too (except for endoscopy). In RI I think we all know an LPN works in LTC, rehab, detox/psych, outpatient/walk-in clinics, dialysis, Dr offices, home care, wellness companies etc and not hospitals. My sister loves it and has no plans to become an RN! :) She makes a good living too. I have a BA so I will just go to grad school after I get my AD RN but otherwise I would be sure to get my BSN as soon as i could after graduating (and getting a job!!) so that no doors are closed to me. FYI-I know Kent offers on site BSN courses with Salve because I spoke with new grads who were doing that while i was there for clinicals. Just an example of the many options out there.
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    Good fit for ADHD LPN?

    WOW! It is almost like I wrote that myself! :) If there is a will there is a way. I did have a clinical instructor ask me why I thought I could be a nurse since I had ADHD???!!!! I had to school her right there and then but I still was shaken up after that. I shared that with my next clinical instructor who was open about her ADD (can u believe it :)) and she taught me a lot!! Know your strengths and follow your passions. Since then I have no problem being open and teaching whoever I need to in my path and I have had great success and fantastic references because I am confident now! Good luck to all
  10. I would very much like to hear from other nurses with ADHD/ADD! What area of nursing do you work in? What do you love about it? I appreciate all who take the time to answer :) Thanks
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    I'm a real nurse!!! Thank you!

    what a jerk. At my pinning ceremony last summer the faculty talked about how we should keep going to our RN and beyond etc... In general this is fine to say but the way they said it was a little insulting to LPN's and a few of them realized this and tried to make up for it. I am still in school and will be an RN soon but my sister was in the audience is an LPN and has NO plans to get her RN degree. She is happy and I found myself angry at the faculty speakers for insulting LPN's (esp. my sister) Sad but this was nurses insulting nurses
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    Need advice: CCRI or NEIT

    I am also at CCRI in the Day nursing program. As far as speedy degree i am not finished with the RN program yet ( i graduate in dec 2012), but I am a graduate LPN as of Dec 2011. I am waiting to get my permission to test for the NCLEX PN. CCRI has an LPN bridge program that lets you become an LPN after your first year in the program (and an additional summer course) while you still are in the RN program. I love it. My employer is hiring me as an LPN (from CNA) and I can work full time this summer and get lots of experience before I even graduate as an RN. That will help me get a job as a new RN also. Good luck to you!
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    CCRI Nursing Program

    thanks. im in nursing 1010 right now too and appreciate the advice. ill have to look for the study guide.
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    CCRI Application question...

    i liked the comment about ccri nursing info being so secretive. i am in nursing 1010 now in providence and let me tell you, even after getting accepted and starting the semester many things are still a "secret" it seems. i applied this past june and got accepted in july. i did not know my clinical days until end of august. financial aid was a bit late but i got it. one reason you can't get a straight answer from anyone is that everything is not settled it seems. our clinical and lab schedules are still changing as far as what we cover. oh well. i suggest you speak to someone in person at the OES. good luck to everyone!
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    RIH/Hasbro Critical Care Internships:

    i have a BA and now am working on my rn degree at ccri...i decided to do that instead of go back to ric for a second BA...now im wondering if i made the right call. i graduate may '12. i thought my BA would be good enough but it seems a BSN is the way to go if you want to get a job. rats
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