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GingerRoot

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  1. Main Points: 1. I'm a new RN and I am from NY. 2. I am confused about what avenue to take in order to gain employment. I have learned extensively about lateral violence and always said that, for my first nursing job, I would highly prefer to work with men, instead of "catty" women. Clinical's, and Nursing School gave me all the estrogen I need for a lifetime, and to have to deal with more of that, while helping someone...is so not a part of why I choose this profession to begin with. 3. I don't have ANY connections (meaning: I don't know any managers, social workers or doctors in a hospital, I am NOT related to anyone in a hospital, and I have no friends with "pull" in a hospital) to get me a job.......well inside a hospital. And lets face it....in NY its each man for himself and no one is willing to give me ANY help or information. (Not even my mother, who has been an RN since 1988...haha). Question: a. What are your thoughts on working in a Prison straight out of school? I was worried about my safety, and I read a post saying its tough...but a ***** gotta eat right? *shruggs* b. Should I apply to agencies that specialize in Community Nursing (VNSNY), and just avoid applying to anymore hospitals. (My online application count is 197....neat huh) c. Should I consider leaving the place where I was born and choosing another state? I heard something about Texas....but that place just scares the crap out of me... Thanks MEN.
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    Sorry Nurse Recruiters/Nurse Managers!

    It not what you know...its who. During my last clinical rotation...my preceptor and her friend (another RN), had every family member but their dogs working in that hospital. When I asked her about how to obtain employment there...she pulled me to the side and said, "no one applies online anymore, and the so-called "nursing shortage", is a myth. You have to know people sweetie. Sorry." So disgusting..
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    lol...not everyone on Adderrall has been diagnosed with ADHD. Its sold on the blackmarket and has been labeled the "study drug".... This guy in particular bragged about pretending to have ADHD..AND GOT A SCRIPT. Trust.
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    Is that what you read? Did I post that "smart people should become doctors"???? That's not what I said.....and that is not in my original post Again, my point stemmed from the guy/girl/person...who stated that "nursing school" was NOT hard. Nursing (in my opinion) is hard, and I frown upon people who take it lightly and conclude that it was "easy" in becoming a nurse. Peace.
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    QTrainers ranged from 55-64% Readiness: 65%
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    My Qbank scores ranged from 55-68%. There were some days that I was so tired, and that is why my scores were low. But I think, as long as you do the questions and read the rationales...and UNDERSTAND why you got certain questions wrong, the better off you will be. When I watched ALL the video's, I used the blank space in the book and jotted down what they said. Yes the video's are long...but they were great.
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    One of my classmates, while we were in the program....sang the same song. He always said "nursing" wasn't as hard as medical school... LOW and Behold....he applied to 4 Medical Schools (in 3 different states)...and couldn't get into any one of them. And while in nursing school, he obtained a prescription for Adderall...and I never understood why he needed the so-called "study-drug"... because the content...according to him was so easy. Makes you think...huh?
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    And this is the reason why I feel nursing as a profession has a LONG way to go, in how we are viewed by the public. As long as people on an "allnurses" website....conclude that the nursing curriculum is "easy breezy", the less respect we get in regards to what we do. If nursing is easy...and its not a big deal, then maybe you need to challenge yourself and try medical school. There is a reason why 140 students start in Nursing 1, and 40 people graduate....(as in my case). CJ....you posted that you are "about to start nursing school, and have a 3.94 GPA, and never once thought A&P or micro were hard"...You are very fortunate and you have GREAT an advantage over many, many people (myself included). I graduated, passed NCLEX.... and the thought of going through what I went through to obtain my BSN all over again, scares me to death.. If your GPA is that high CJ, and micro and A&P were a breeze, I'm sure you can become a doctor...and "encompass the patient as a whole". You are more than intelligent enough to make that connection..
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    For those, who said nursing school wasn't that hard....why not just go on to medical school?? Why stop at nursing, when you can become a medical doctor and not have to take orders? Just a question..
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    Nursing classes are easy...

    Well, as a product of NYC Public School in the 1980's AND a 9th grade high-school drop out. Nursing school was....um....hard.
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    Failed first NCLEX attempt

    Oh...we had to do ATI in my school, and we hated it. I don't think ATI is even written by nurses. Thats why I choose Kaplan. The video's and the book, helped me sooo much to put all of what I learned back in my head. Are you going again? Please give Kaplan a shot, its expensive...but it is worth it.
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    It will be....I didn't go into the NCLEX saying that I was gonna pass. I went in there saying, this test is for "the people", and to assess if I can help them if I needed to. You will do great..
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    @aisha.....for the next 6 days just do questions and read rationals. That is what I did and I passed. The night before the test, I was tossing and turning, and I couldn't sleep. The hardest part was just getting there and not pushing my date back any longer. But once you sit down for the actual test....you feel better about biting the bullet.
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    @Murse...no job offers yet. I don't know anyone working in a hospital...and I don't have any family members who can get me "in". SO my goal is to get into community nursing (VNSNY)...
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    I brought the whole package...I have the blue review book. And their online video's are the BEST.
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    Just Passed NCLEX-RN...

    I did about 150 a day on KAPLAN....and then I did the textbook CDs to buff what I learned. After a while, when you see that you are reading the same thing over and over again, you feel ready. This site that I found on allnurses was the BOMB too. Random facts