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FutureCRNA? is a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Care.

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    How long did it take you to get your first RN job?

    I applied in January of my last semester, interviewed in March, got the job offer two days later. I graduated in May (and took the NCLEX a few days before that) and will start my new position the first week of June. I was a tech there for over a year first though.
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    ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor

    I got a 96% the first time and a 97% the second time. I took the NCLEX a week later and passed with 75 questions.
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    Oops, sorry I missed the practical nursing part :)
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    My school had a 4 week internship (other school refer to it as capstone as well). We were in our internship the last 4 weeks of our final semester.
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    Pearson NCLEX trick?

    I took my exam this morning and had 75 questions. I had over half SATA questions - my guess is 60-75% of my questions were SATA. Those are passing level questions. I got the good pop up. I had previously read that if you keep getting SATA questions, that is a good sign, and it appears that it was. I only got a couple of delegation questions and no dosage calc questions.
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    As a corrections nurse...

    I didn't mean I would be offended at someone educating me, period. I said I would be offended if a CO-WORKER tried to educate me. It's none of their business and I find that offensive. And as I said, most of the nurses I know working the floor have misconceptions. Hence, I don't want them trying to tell me how to manage my disease. I educate myself on a consistent basis.
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    Reaching out to those who applied for jobs before NCLEX

    I got a job where I currently work as an aide about a month ago. I take the NCLEX on Tuesday and I graduate officially on Saturday. My official start date will depend on when my transcripts officially post (assuming I pass the NCLEX), but will likely be beginning of June. Several of my classmates have job offers with late May start dates. We are in the Midwest.
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    As a corrections nurse...

    I know this is slightly off topic, but as a person having had diabetes for 21 years, I would be highly offended at a co-worker attempting to educate me on my diabetes. With the possible exception of diabetes educators, I find nurses to be blissfully unaware of their lack of knowledge & what they think they know seems to be erroneous. I see examples of it almost every day I work.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    I recently came across a Phalicity lol
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    Wedding rings at work

    Back when we bought our wedding rings, about 15 years ago, we had a diamond of my grandmother's put into a setting. I specifically requested that the set the prongs low so they would be less likely to catch on things (I worked retail back then). They set the diamond very low and I have little problem with it catching on anything. I do probably compensate a bit when sliding gloves on and off, but it's just habit and I don't really notice. And besides, I can't get it off easily anyway. My ring is loose on my finger but apparently my knuckles are large because it doesn't slide over. I was taking it on and off (in the shower with lots of soap) for my first semester in nursing school and got a sore red nodule on my knuckle and I was afraid I was damaging myself, so I quit.
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    I had one a long time ago that normally tested blood sugar, but also sort of tested your Hba1c level, except it was more of a 1 month average supposedly instead of 3ish. I'm sure there are meters out there that could give you results in either measurement system.
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    Patient Safety Aide

    I would think that means you would be a one on one safety attendant, or a sitter. Usually in a hospital setting it would be for an overdose or suicide precautions. You just sit there watching them to make sure they don't hurt themselves. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's horrible.
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    Work a hard job as a PCT, or stay at my cushy jobs?

    I grew leaps and bounds as an aide while in school. I don't believe I would have grown to that extent if I hadn't been an aide. I highly recommend it. That being said, I quit an awesome cushy job making $20 per hour, guaranteed 8 hours a week. With the other reimbursements I made at that job included, I practically had to work 2 - 12's in the hospital to make the same as my one little 8 hour shift. It was definitely hard to do during nursing school, for sure!
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    I don't think meters will read that low. Under a certain number, they usually just read "LOW." Must be a mistake.
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    Sitter breaks

    It doesn't matter if the person is sleeping, or if they are combative. It's NOT easy. Sitting is the last job I want to see beside my name on the assignment sheet. I can't stand to be isolated in one room for 12+ hours. It's awful. Period. And perhaps they cluster their breaks together into one because they won't get the two other 15 minute breaks if they don't. At my hospital, we're SUPPOSED to get a 30 minute lunch and 3 - 15 minute breaks for a 12 hour 1:1 shift. Never has happened, ever. I've always had my 30 minute lunch and all the rest has been less than 5 minutes to the bathroom & getting a drink.
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    I need pinning ceremony ideas!!

    I would assume business casual, or interview attire would be appropriate...? As far as having more pins, personally I don't see a need for that. I'm having my husband and two sons pin me and that will basically consist of my husband pinning me & the two boys standing up with us.