I want to say don't stress but hey I've been there! I'm a single parent too! Worked while in school and I made it out alive!
NCLEX for me was a breeze. However I had a program that previous graduates would say if you can pass their exams boards are a breeze it was true I was educated by some amazing people who make NCLEX seen like a piece of cake!
Jobs all depend on your location. My first was as a flu nurse 19/hr. I have been working LTC now for just over a month and my first weekend not training was this weekend(I'm working bailor shifts) sat/sun 7a-7p. Work 24 paid for 32 I have no benefits. Only FT get benefits. But I'm compensated with higher pay.
I have a very demanding workload of 30 pts five are tubes/trach
I'm still slow in my early med pass and nursing school doesn't prepare you for the world of nursing. Documentation is something you learn with time I'm still learning!
I was lucky to land a job in a facility who let me train for over a month and would give me more time if needed.
This was me a few weeks ago. I was on my own for the first time tonight. I had five weeks of or. They would give me more if I wasn't confident. It takes time to learn patients. I had cheat sheets(who gets crused/hole/tube) and other things. I'm responsible for six patients head to toe while I work my two day bailor. It's not at all what school prepares you for it's so much more. Take notes and don't be afraid to ask a question even if you think it makes you sound stupid. ASK!!
YouTube and quizlet are great resources for studying. Just hang in there I just graduated and started. My first LTC job and I want to cry at the end of every shift nursing school doesn't prepare for for the real deal!
I started my first job as a LPN and I am beyond overwhelmed with the workload. My feet are killing me. I honestly questioned myself the first few weeks if I made the right decision. I know I did and this is part of my duties. I felt nursing school never prepared me for this at all
I feel the same some of the I just started my first LTC position three weeks ago and I feel like nursing school didnt prepare me enough for this. I have huge med passes and I'm slow as ever. I feel like I still have tons more to learn(total different rant)
Just remember you are thereto be a good nurse and have compassion. I think a lot of people forget that!
Do what you can. I worked pt, went to school at night and have a 4 year old I made it through I also know several other women in my class who worked Ft and supported their entire family while In school
I say it's all in your determination
Depends on your location I live not far from charlotte and just graduated this summer. So far only employment anyone from my class had got had been LTC and assisted living. Some drs wi hire lpns. Pay I've noticed has ranged from 14-21.50
I only did flu clinics and now having trouble finding a ft job and I have three years experience as a NAI/II
Colonoscopy isn't an invasive surgical procedure but exploratory procedure. With the guarding think of it as if when you go in their room
They guard their abd area the whole time or have an expression of pain on their face while doing it.