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JoniL&DRN

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JoniL&DRN specializes in L&D all the way baby!.

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  1. JoniL&DRN

    Help?! Possible relocation

    Hi all! I'm reaching out to all you AZ RN's. I'm a new grad (December) in California. My husband just recently lost his job to re-structuring and we are considering a re-location to AZ as we have family here that we would like to be closer to. (In fact we are in Buckeye in Verrado, right now on vacation). My trouble is I have no idea what local hospitals pay and no way to found out! I have looked into Banner here and Phoenix Baptist. I have a rough idea of cost of living and have looked at some houses here this weekend (I can get a nice home in Verrado for about the same we pay now in CA) but I can't really make a move until I can determine how big my pay cut is going to be. I'm making a pretty good amt in Cali now with my NOC diff and OT/extra shift (about $40/hr with my diff on a NOC, extra shift is $61). I know it's going to be a cut but I need to know if it's $5, $10 or $20!! Can anyone give me a ballpark please. I hate to put in apps for a job I won't take. Thanks in advance!
  2. JoniL&DRN

    Still confused on the quick results thing

    Apparently not until the "file is complete" which in my case may be never it seems...
  3. Wow.... God is so good. Thank you for sharing.
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    Still confused on the quick results thing

    I took NCLEX on 1/2 (graduated on 12/16). My school has STILL not sent transcripts so the CA BRN won't issue me a license anyway, but I was going to call and hope they might give me unoffical results over the phone, however, when I phoned the recording I got was basically "due to a high volume of applicants" they said sometimes it takes 6 weeks for results and of course tying up people on the phone is only causing further delay so I hung up, defeated. Most of the people I know in the past year or two found out in 2-3 days but only if their file was "complete" which mine is not. CA sucks... and I am going to lose all my hair
  5. JoniL&DRN

    I failed NCLEX-RN 1/9/08

    :ancong!::urck::hgu: now... :onbch:
  6. JoniL&DRN

    Getting NCLEX results in Cali

    This is my situation now... Graduated on 12/16. IP on 12/19. ATT on 12/22. NCLEX on 1/2 (taken ASAP at the urging of my instructor). Guess what? My school has not sent my transcripts yet, so even if the BRN KNOWS I passed (or failed) they won't tell me until they know I passed nursing school. I mean they know our grades so it bothers me that someone can't just review them and put them in an envelope... they say 3rd week of January. It's going to be a long few weeks. Stinks huh??
  7. JoniL&DRN

    I failed NCLEX-RN 1/9/08

    Hang in there and keep the faith.... Your test sounds typical to me. The tests are a mix.. no two are alike ;o). The "average" test taker will miss 50%. I have a feeling this is why so many feel so defeated! When was the last time you got a 50% on a nursing school test!? Just breathe and wait for your POSITIVE results!!!
  8. JoniL&DRN

    rn2be_joni

    Still waiting.... My DON said yesterday that transcripts are with the SON "evaluator"!! Who is the "evaluator" and why isn't she (or he) sending the BRN my transcript!? I got my IP and ATT within a week of graduation (but then I sent in those forms myself!). I may be waiting for a month at this rate. You think 48 hours is bad? Well it is, true... but a week stinks! Funny how I felt OK about the test when I left (you know 75 questions blah blah blah) but now I've nearly convinced myself that I failed!
  9. JoniL&DRN

    rn2be_joni

    Good luck Weezie.. let us know!
  10. JoniL&DRN

    rn2be_joni

    Yep waiting.... no quick results here (you gotta love California.. land of the hand processed files) and my SON has not sent transcripts yet. They say this week hopefully. You'd think they could get that done!! Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I will let you know as SOON as I do. Good luck to everyone.
  11. JoniL&DRN

    Waiting on ATT letter...

    You have it right... At least that's how it goes in California. You can't even think about taking NCLEX until your SON has sent preliminary paperwork. Time from payment to receipt of ATT varies (took mine about 20 minutes via email, my girlfriend about 5 days - over a weekend) Another pointer.. in California (and other states that do not participate in quick results - I assume) you will NOT know if you passed until the BRN has official transcripts. That's means if your school is slow (like mine) you will wait, however agonizingly.... obviously lame because you know that they know if you passed or not. Good luck all!!
  12. JoniL&DRN

    Taking the NCLEX in January? Stop in here...

    I have always operated with the 'if you know it you know it' attitude. If you don't then by all means put in some good study time but if you do then relax and just take the darn thing!! Get it the heck over with!! Good luck. Treat yourself to some relaxation before the test. (Not that it works, but worth a try ;o)
  13. JoniL&DRN

    Taking the NCLEX in January? Stop in here...

    Fingers crossed and prayers your way!! Let us know when you see your POSITIVE result!!
  14. JoniL&DRN

    Taking the NCLEX in January? Stop in here...

    don't know yet. CA does not participate in quick results and I know that my SON has not sent transcripts yet so my file is "incomplete" (and of course they won't release results until they have transcripts which we all know is lame since you know they KNOW!!). Dean of SON says they will send them next week sometime (Overnight at least)... so hopefully by Friday. Funny because I was pretty sure I passed when I walked out (even though it was hard and I know I missed a lot ... I know that most people miss a lot and my questions were pretty complex which I think is a good thing) but now that I have had a couple of nights to sleep on it I am having nightmares about the questions I missed!!! My last question was OB though and I am a total OB RN(IP) all the way!! I got that one right (and it was tough... .I don't think that the average student would remember the detail they were asking about.. way too in depth for the beginning student) SO here's to hoping for a quick result to ease my agony!!
  15. JoniL&DRN

    Taking the NCLEX in January? Stop in here...

    Keep checking my spot popped up on Sunday night!!
  16. JoniL&DRN

    Taking the NCLEX in January? Stop in here...

    AT the urging of my instructors (based on class and ATI scores I suppose) I did not study (or take a review course). I planned to, but the more they told me not to the better it sounded. So I went in blind. Totally blind. Not that I would recommend it to everyone but it is what it is... I was regretting that decision about 2100 last night! It feels good to have it over with. ;o)