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    UTHSC Houston FNP Summer/Fall 2016

    I created a FB group, UTHSC FNP Fall 2016 Start Please join! Log into Facebook | Facebook
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    UTHSC Houston FNP Summer/Fall 2016

    Hi all, I have been accepted for fall 2016 fnp full time, question about classes. How did you know which classes to select for the semester?
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    UTHSC Houston Fall 2016 MSN/FNP applicants

    I applied for fall 2016 fnp, just checked admissions online Thursday and my status changed to accept/decline. I paid the $200 to hold the spot. No packet in the mail yet. Good luck!!
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    Kaplan Support Group. Post Scores here.

    Yes, I passed the NCLEX on the first attempt. I had about 90+ questions and finished in 1.5 hours. Has about 20 SATA, tons of questions are PRIORITY (which patient to see first) and had a few on infection so know your different diseases and isolations (contact, airborne, droplet). I would have to say that Kaplan style is very similar to NCLEX, there questions looked the same as in font and how it was styled BUT the Kaplan questions seemed harder than the NCLEX questions to me. Take your time, relax and do the best that you can. I did the entire Prioritization, Delegation book by La Charity and i honestly think that booked prepared me more for the questions than the Kaplan and/or Hurst. Good luck to you!
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    NCLEX-RN-75 Questions-PVT - My Story

    I had the same feeling and seriously it probably won't go away! I did about 200-300 questions a day and read the rationales. With the Kaplan, I did not review any of their content videos. I only watched the Decision Tree (which doesn't work all the time on actually NCLEX questions) but it helps if you absolutely don't know the answer to the questions. The day before I tested I did NOT study. I ran errands, got a massage, and took a nap. The morning of the exam I ate a scrambled egg (protein) and prayed. I don't know how much time you have until you test, but the longer you wait the more anxiety builds up. Just study priority and management of care. That's like 33% of the questions. Also infection control and what type of precautions to use (glove, mask, etc)
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    NCLEX-RN-75 Questions-PVT - My Story

    Yes, at least I thought they were. BUT the way their questions were worded and the visual was very similar to Kaplan. I also did some NCLEX 4000 questions because I thought they gave good rationales. The Saunders CD and book is good for content, but NCLEX is all about strategy and what BEST to do.
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    NCLEX-RN-75 Questions-PVT - My Story

    I PASSED!!!!! 100 questions (12 SATA, 2 math, 2 hot spots, tons of priority) I took the NCLEX on Thur 1/12 and did the PVT trick and received the old "good pop up" and today Sat 1/14 I received my Quick Results from pearson vue that I indeed passed! Here are my stats to share with using Kaplan (which the questions on the actual NCLEX seemed not as difficult) Diagnostic: 56 Q Trainer#1: 64 Q Trainer #2: 67 Q Trainer #3: 50 Q Trainer #4: 57 Q Trainer 5: 68 Q Trainer 6: 62 Q Trainer 7: 70 I didn't take the readiness exam...BUT I did study the Prioritization, Delegation book from La Charity which helped the most with priority questions. I completed the first 18 chapters. (no need to do the case studys) Wishing you all the best of luck!
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    Kaplan Support Group. Post Scores here.

    Don't reschedule! The longer you wait the lower the % to pass the nclex the first time. I too am panicking but I will keep on going! I take the NCLEX January 12 and I'll let you know what happens. You should have ample time to study. Stay confident! I reviewed Hurst and now taking Kaplan..here are my scores so far. Diagnostic: 56% QT1: 64%, QT2: 67%, QT3: 50% Q Bank: 57% (only 10% used to date)
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    Missed you all, took NCLEX, good pop-up!

    Congratulations on passing the NCLEX!!!:cheers: I'm scheduled to take it on 1/12/12 and I'm getting nervous...instead of doing my questions and studying I'm taking breaks and reading allnurses.com for support! Hopefully I can share my success story as well in a week!
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    NCLEX Timeline till I found out I passed

    I take the NCLEX next Thursday. How did you study and how long ahead of time? Congratulations and thank you for sharing!! :yelclap:
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    NCLEX-RN-75 Questions-PVT - My Story

    Thank you for the post and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm scheduled to take the NCLEX in 11 days and starting to panick! I went through Hurst and currently I am doing Kaplan On Demand. The content videos are sooo boring, I am just going through the Review of Questions and just began the Q Trainer yesterday. Diagnostic 56, Q Trainer #1: 64...So hopefully I'm on the right track. Thanks for sharing your story! Makes me feel a little better BUT still anxious and feeling unprepared. : /
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    University of Houston-Victoria Second Degree BSN 2012

    Congratulations to all that have been accepted! And for those still waiting...there is still a chance. I remember last year one of our classmates got an acceptance letter a week later. :) @taniz24 I remember you! I was also volunteering for the Black Group. I was one of the asian girls...I remember talking to you throughout the day. For those of you planning on attending Cinco Ranch. Just an FYI, some classes will be held via iTV which means the professor will be at either SL or CR campus and the class will watch from a screen and answer Q/As via a microphone in class. I think CR had classes once or twice a week but still plan on driving to the SL campuses for exams and health assessment classes (since the SIM lab is only at the SL campus). Let me know if any of you have questions! :) Again, good luck to you all in your future. It's going to be a QUICK year but def the most difficult. You can totally do it!
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    University of Houston-Victoria Second Degree BSN 2012

    I too am looking to sell my textbooks at a good price! Seriously, bought them through Amazon and about to sell them online but I figure why not try here first. PM me!
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    University of Houston-Victoria Second Degree BSN 2012

    I honestly do not remember if they asked "why do you want to be a nurse?" But come prepared to work in a group, be professional, dress business casual attire (some wore suits) and smile! Throughout the program we worked in group projects every semester. So be sure you can show them that you can work well with others and be able to present. Good luck!
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    University of Houston-Victoria Second Degree BSN 2012

    Hello all - Just to let you know for those who are worried about the NCLEX passing rate. I too was worried about the same thing prior to deciding to go with UHV for the Second Degree program. Apparently, the TX BON website only updated the site from those who first took the NCLEX in December 09 -January 10. So that is why the passing rate appears to be so LOW. BUT for all of the other 40+ students who took the NCLEX it did not appear on the BON website. I know it's strange, but as a student currently in the program I will tell you that it is FAST, accelerated and you will have to be able to organize and prioritize your entire life. BUT I wouldn't change my mind now. Yes, I did miss out on a few family functions, friends birthdays and long summer breaks. But I will be done in 4 weeks and will be taking the NCLEX in early January. Alot of the students have been interviewing for jobs already and we already have 3 students who have jobs! So...just my two cents. YES it is hard. But I would have to say any nursing program will be difficult. Be prepared for the ride, but I have made so many friends and wonderful relationships with faculty who are extremely supportive. I will be happy to answer any questions you all may have and hope to see you at the interview! (I'm volunteering that day) -Jeanster
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    New nurse in Labor and Delivery

    Hi all, I am a soon-to-be new graduate and currently am interviewing for jobs. I may have an opportunity to decide between Med-Surg or L&D at the same hospital. Everyone keeps saying "med-surg" for a basis to start....but what if I do med surg and want to change my mind to L&D? would it be better to just start with L&D first or Med-Surg. I'm so confused! Any help/advice/info would be greatly appreciated!