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I am a new grad from Washington State University. I have my BSN. I am a single mother of 3 wonderful children. Looking forward to working in the healthcare field.

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  1. lizapadgett

    About to take the NCLEX for the 2nd time...Help

    Keep going over the questions and try to figure out why they picked the answer the did. I did think that the second time was harder but I feel that I was better prepared since I went over all of the Kaplan q-bank questions, test trainers, and the diagnostic and readiness test. Here is an alternative website some classmates found that is by the same people that write the NCLEX I thought you might find interesting. I did NOT use it though. http://ncsbn.hivelive.com/hives/534b38552a/summary hope this will help and good luck with everything.
  2. I was not a straight A student either and had to retake A&P several times. If I would of given up, I would not have graduated in Dec 2009 with my BSN and sat for boards in April and passed. Do not give up you can do it if you really want it.
  3. lizapadgett

    Who pinned you?

    I was not your typical nursing student. I am a single mother of three wonderful children (all under the age of 11) and took care of my disabled mother while completing an accelerated nursing program. My children are the ones who drove me to be the best I could be and that is what helped me get through nursing school. So when it came time for the pinning I chose my children to pin me. My class chose who they wanted to pin them.
  4. lizapadgett

    On the path to a RN Studies. Is CNA the right choice?

    I would say that would be a great idea. I was a CNA for about 10 years before returning to school to be an RN. You will have a better understanding of what they do when you become a nurse and have to delegate to them. They seem to understand better from a person who has worked as a CNA compared to a person who went straight to nursing school. Hope this helps.
  5. Hey have you checked out Washington State University. They accept students twice a year. Transfer GPA minimum is 2.8 and there is an interview that you would have to go to in Spokane if you are chosen. There is 3 different locations; Spokane accepts about 150 students, Tri-Cities about 20 twice a year, and Yakima about 20 twice a year. I just graduated in December from this one and it is a great program but must warn you it is an accelerated program which means you would have your BSN at the same time you graduate. Let me know if you are interested at lizapadgett@yahoo.com
  6. lizapadgett

    About to take the NCLEX for the 2nd time...Help

    Hey, just to let you know, I failed the first time and know how it feels. I have a lot on my plate. But keep your chin up. I failed the first of February and then retook it the beginning of April and passed. I also did the Kaplan online, but the difference was that me and a classmate studied together and made a structured plan and held each other responsible for completing the material before we meet. It worked out really well for us. Just keep telling yourself that you can do it and you can do anything. When you go take the test again just sit and make yourself relax and read the questions very carefully. The first time I took the NCLEX I got 75 questions and the second time I got 265. So just know that you know the material and work through the questions on Kaplan and review the questions that you missed. Try to go through all of the QBank questions and work on your critical thinking skills and you will be fine. Good luck and hope this helps.

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