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    interim school nursing certification in California

    Cool. Thanks.
  2. Hi. I have been an RN for a few years now and recently interviewed for a position as a school nurse. They seemed to like me, but said I would need to get an interim school nursing certification. Does anyone have any idea how I would go about this? Thanks.
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    Being let go during orientation

    Next week I will most likely be let go from a hospital staff nurse position because of problems with time management. I am unable to finish my charting in a timely fashion and have been told I will be let go if this doesn't improve. This is an ongoing problem that I have been working on, but it is unlikely I will have significant improvement in the time remaining. I am very sad and disappointed about this, but I accept it. I am a newish grad and this was my first hospital job. I will likely go back to my old job at a small subacute facility, but would like to try to get a job at a smaller hospital in a few months. Will having been let go during orientation make it impossible for me to get another hospital job? Thanks for any help.
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    RN Interview: Where to send a thank you note

    Lee.mckinley, it 's horrible that your notes weren't delivered. I ended up mailing the thank you card, but I have no idea if it was ever received. Maybe send it certified mail? It might still not end up getting to your interviewer though. Applying, interviewing and waiting for a response from hospitals is horrible, but don't give up you'll find something eventually. Also, if your are in an oversaturated area you might consider applying a bit further away. The commute might be horrible, but at least you'd be getting experience. Best of luck.
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    RN Interview: Where to send a thank you note

    Ok. Thank you.
  6. Yesterday, I had my very first RN interview. :) Now I know I'm supposed to send a thank you card, but I don't know where to send it. Should I just send it to the hospital addressed to the people who interviewed me?
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    Reflection of accepting a job offer for North Dakota

    Ok. Thanks.
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    Reflection of accepting a job offer for North Dakota

    Hi. So I'm thinking about applying. Do they take RNs from non compact states? I'm from CA.
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    Desert Valley New Grad Program 2014-2015

    I applied a few days ago. It says I have 2 views, but none from employer, so I don't know how that works. Hope to hear something soon. Good luck.
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    I passed!

    I don't know when they update their system but it is sometime between 8 am (when I called the bon) and 11 pm (when I finally saw my name). There is no where on the site that tells you when they update, which was incredibly frustrating. Don't give up hope. The PVT is almost always right. Good luck.
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    I passed!

    That's horrible 13grad71. There really doesn't seen to be any order in which they process peoples licenses. Some of the operators at the bon are really mean too. Don't give up hope. I hope you see your name on the board very soon.
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    I passed!

    Thank you all. :) jorgesdestiny I just pm'ed you some info. Hope you see your name soon.
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    nclex rn to nclex pn

    I am sorry if I sounded negative. I didn't mean to. Having taken both tests it is my opinion that the pn is harder. One of the reasons I was so freaked out waiting for my RN results is that I found it so much easier, content wise, than the pn. This is not to say it is impossible for you to pass the pn because as you said god does things for a reason. I love being an LVN and think it is a wonderful career choice. I would advise you to look at review material aimed at pns because it isn't so much that the questions are different but that the way you have to approach them is. There are things that are outside the scope of practice for a pn and the test wants to make sure you understand those limitations. Best of luck to you.
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    nclex rn to nclex pn

    I have taken both the pn and RN and passed both on the first try. My opinion is that the pn is much harder then the RN. Each test is looking for something different. The content is the same, but the way you approach the question has to be different, so no you shouldn't study for the pn with an RN book. My advice though is that you should just take some time to evaluate your study approach and then take the RN again because honestly if you can't pass the RN I don't think you can pass the pn. Good luck.
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    I passed!

    Thank you.
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    I passed!

    After 22 agonizing days, my name is finally on breeze!!! I am an RN! :) My advise to those waiting in ca is to call the bon. It may have just been a coincidence, but I called this morning and my name finally appeared tonight. I am beyond relieved right now. To everyone still waiting, believe in yourself. As far as study tips: I love Saunders. I didn't make it to the end of the book this time, but it really helped me to understand content. Kaplan questions are very similar to nclex question. Also, the screen looks exactly the same, which helped me a little with the anxiety. I didn't find the Kaplan online review helpful at all though. Also, if you work full time and it is at all possible, take at least a week off of work before the test. I found this incredibly helpful. Okay, a bit long, but I am SO happy right now. Being able to come on the site and know I wasn't alone has been wonderful. Good luck to all of you future nurses out there. Don't ever give up.