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ER(notso)n00b ASN, RN

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ER(notso)n00b has 2 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ER.

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  1. 13 year old female BIBA for vaginal spotting x 1 hour. Diagnosis - onset of menses.
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    **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary

    1) Southern California 2) $38.60/hr with 10-15% night diff and an amazing benefit package (free medical! pension!) 3) New Grad 4) ER
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    New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..

    I work mids (3-3:30) in a high volume ER. I am switching to nights in a few weeks because I hate this shift. Me and the other mid-shifters discuss this a lot - we usually end up with the worst assignments, and we run our butts off for the entire shift. The whole reason they have this shift is to have extra support during peak hours. Sometimes it slows down after about 1am, but not always.
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    Mothers: How hard was nursing school with kids?

    It was hard, but doable. I was in a 2 year ADN program. When I started, my kids were 2, 4, and 6. My husband is a nurse who was working 4-5 twelve-hour shifts each week. Honestly, sometimes I don't know how we made it through. I was just super determined. Everything else in my life suffered. I didn't cook much, and my kids watched a lot of TV so I could study for exams and work on care plans. I grew apart from my old friends, but made new friends in my program. Luckily we had family close by to help with the kids. It was all worth it - I graduated and am working 3 days a week now. My husband was able to cut back to 3 days a week too, so we have more family time than ever before. But honestly, we barely survived my non-accelerated program. Doing an accelerated one would have killed us all. Take your time and try to enjoy the journey.
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    wanting to become a Emergency Nurse

    I got hired into an ER as a new grad after doing my preceptorship there. I discovered ER during second semester and I was hooked. I worked my tail off in nursing school and requested to precept in the ED, and was lucky enough to be the only student in my class to get it. I worked hard while precepting and it paid off because my preceptor put in a word with the Director for me. I think it you're meant to be there, you will find a way. :) Good luck!
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    Got the "good" pop up and failed. #PVT

    That's the same pop up I got, and I found out today I passed! Congrats!!!
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    Update: The PVT worked, my license was posted on BreEZe today!
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    When to start CA BRN license application.

    I would do it as early as possible. I was part of that December grad group that was delayed by months. It took 4 months to get my ATT. The guy in my class who sent in his app early got his ATT a month before any of the rest of us. He's been working as an RN for a month now, while I am still waiting to hear if I passed the NCLEX.
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    CA NCLEX Results Delay, March 2014

    I am so glad I found this thread. I took NCLEX on April 18th and am still waiting - BreEZe says status pending, I got the good pop up, but no proof of a license is anywhere to be found. Meanwhile, 6 people from my class who took it after I did already have their license #'s posted, including 4 people who took NCLEX 3 days ago! I'm seriously so stressed out. What the heck is going on up there? I swear my processor must hate me. I was the last to get my ATT too, so I am just over it.
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    2014 Pearson Vue Trick (PVT) Poll

    Who voted "got the good pop up and failed?" Did this really happen to 4 people?
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    I just saw that you got your results, congrats!!! I'm still waiting and it's killing me. To top it off, 3 of my classmates who took it after me got their results today. I really really hope the good pop up wasn't some kind of cruel joke.
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    13grad - check your email.
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    Whoatemyburger - congrats! Wasn't it nice to just get it over with? I think it saved me a lot of stress doing it that way. I sort of think the longer you wait, the more you forget too. I had already waited 4 months for my ATT and was feeling like I was forgetting everything.
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    jesskateer, I've heard that from a lot of my classmates as well. There were literally words on there that I had never heard before! Congrats to you!
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    Thank you! I sent you both an email.
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    Got ATT on Wed., took NCLEX on Friday

    I can't figure out how to upload it here, but if you send me a PM with your email address I will send it to you. 13grad - I'm just going off of the good pop up, but I've been hearing from others from my class that it takes about 7-12 days for the BRN to post your license.