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    I'm Losing hope in finding a Job

    I sent you a personal message. :)
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    Nursing School Interview Thank You Note

    And don't forget to add some inspiring or interesting information that the interviewer said during the interview. They will remember you for that. Goodluck on the job search. :)
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    What should i do??? New grad rn needs your advice!

    I say take whatever you have right now. A nursing experience is STILL a nursing experience. Do everything you can to learn in your job right now and when the hospital opportunity comes, at least you know something. It's a tough market out there, and finding a job related to your license should be considered as a blessing. I graduated in 2010, and got licensed here last June 2012. How long it took me to land a hospital job? 10 MONTHS. Yes, ten months. I waited tables during that gap but I didn't give up. I found and got my dream job 10 months later. Don't give up. You're still lucky. :)
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    My Experience With The Four-Day Live Hurst Review For NCLEX

    The best money that I have spent is when I enrolled in Hurst. Up to this day I can't thank them enough. :)
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    I survived the NCLEX-RN

    Hi, everyone! Sorry i havent been on for a while. I will send PMs to all the people who posted questions or needed help. Beat NCLEX and get that license! :)
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    Any tricks to remembering normal lab values?

    I recorded it using my voice, put it in my iPod and listened to it over and over again. On the train, while cooking, walking, gardening etc. Repetition is the key. :)
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    I survived the NCLEX-RN

    Thanks guys! :) If having that license is your dream, don't stop til you get it. :)
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    I survived the NCLEX-RN

    If you took it last 6/12, then it should be up by now. Are you in California? I think they don't have quickresults there. @ Cory: Don't think about it, DO IT. :) I highly recommend Hurst. I was doing well in Kaplan because I got my content down from Hurst. :)
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    I survived the NCLEX-RN

    Hi guys! Thank you. :) If you guys wanna have a Skype study party, I'm down. Let's brainstorm. Everyone should pass. We all deserve it. :)
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    I survived the NCLEX-RN

    Hello, fellow nurses. Like everyone else, I also had that dream to become a nurse someday. It wasn't an easy road for me. I took it a couple of times and wasn't fortunate. I knew deep inside of me that I want this, but I had poor study habits. I realized that if you want something so bad, you have to do things you have never done before. For nine months, NCLEX became my life. I wake up everyday thinking: Will I ever pass this test? There were times that I told myself that I don't have the intelligence to pass this exam. I had that period where I almost gave up on myself. Thank God for my family and friends, they told me that I CAN and that I WILL. For my first two attempts, I did self review. Had a bunch of books, read them left and right, stuff them in my brain until I overload myself with infos that I just memorized, but did NOT understand. After I failed for the second time, I told myself that something is not working right, that I need some help. I swallowed my pride and asked for help, for someone to finance my review. That was probably the smartest decision that I have made. I enrolled in the online Hurst review. I am not connected to them or anything, but that review center gave me my confidence back, and they helped me to build that confidence, the killer instinct and the optimism to pass. I studied for 2 1/2 months, watching the videos, taking down notes. I studied for 3 hours in the afternoon and 4 hours at night. I put away all of my previous resources. I sticked with Hurst and La Charity. I believe that it's not about how many sources you have. It's about the quality of your study plan. If you can say it, you can lecture it, YOU KNOW IT. I also met an angel in allnurses. We helped each other out. Ate, thank you. 🙂 Took my exam last Monday. It was very hard and different than my previous takes. Halfway through I started crying because I am certain that I am failing because the questions are too damn hard. I had 12 SATA, infection control, teachings, 2 drag and drop, 1 exhibit, 3 dosage and calc and TONS and TONS of prioritization. Computer shut off at 75, left the testing center shocked and crying, called my family to apologize and told them that I failed them again. Went home, did the PVT and to my horror, I got my dream good pop up. I broke down and start thanking God. I am prepared whether pass or fail but seeing the good pop up is the best thing ever. Today I paid for the quickresults and I passed. I made it. The victory is sweeter because I had to go through all the pain, failure, embarrassment and frustration. God knows the perfect time for everything. In His own sweet time. To those who will take it the first time, you guys can do it. For those who took it and failed, DO NOT GIVE UP. I can't stress that enough. Continue to pray, have that child like faith and confidence in Him. I prayed to St.Jude, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, did the novena of child like confidence and St. Joseph of Cupertino (do this everyday). If I can be of any help, just send me a message. Everytime I pray, I tell Him that if I make it, I will help my fellow future nurses. And here I am, fulfilling that promise to Him. I'll be happy to send some words of encouragement and study tips. 🙂 Thank you for this wonderful site. I made it, I am a USRN. God is good. God bless everyone! 🙂
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    17 years out of school, if I did it, so can everyone too :)

    Congratulations, Mitch! Well deserved. Blessed are those people who failed, but didn't give up on their dreams. Bless you! :)
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    Not satisfied with Kaplan

    I did the online Hurst too. Finished at 75 and got the good pop up. If I really did pass, I will say that aside from myself, I have to give it to Hurst. They taught things in a way that will really stick in your head and recite it in your sleep, when you wake up, when you take a bath, everywhere. It's kinda creepy because I can hear Aunt Marlene and the rest of the instructors in my head during the test. Print the content book and treat it like a "nursing bible" In fairness to Kaplan, their QBank and QTrainers are at par with the actual exam. If your are pretty confident with your core content, especially if you're a fresh graduate, do Kaplan. If you are a foreign student or graduated a long time ago and if you feel like you've lost a grasp of your content, do Hurst.
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    The good "pop-up"

    The longest two days of our lives. We did our best. I really hope it's accurate. God is good. He will provide. I hope we pass. :) Congratulations in advance! :)
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    NCLEX tomorrow.... 6/11....

    Is this a lucky day? A lot of us got the good pop up. For the past few days I feel like it's coming too fast, but now everything is so slow. :)) I literally broke down when the computer cut off at 75. I was praying that I get more questions because I feel like I needed to do more.
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    NCLEX tomorrow.... 6/11....

    I just took mine today at 8AM. I had 75 questions. Did the PVT trick after it says delivery successful and I got the good pop up. I really am praying that I passed. I'm freaking out and did the PVT on my phone, my friend's phone, her laptop and mine. This will be longest two days of my life. I really am praying to see my name in NY BON. :)
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    Nclex on hold:(

    They will ask you to re take it. Brain dumping is not allowed. You can write AFTER the tutorial but not before. If you will know your result, that I am not sure. How did you fare in the test?