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  1. WVU_RN2012

    ROLL CALL!!!!! Where are our WV nurses????

    Morgantown, WV here. I am currently enrolled in the MSN program at WVU; finishing my second semester. I am a newer nurse, graduated in 2012. I just wanted to say hello to everyone and I am glad to see some activity on this thread.
  2. Are you undergraduate or graduate? I graduated from WVU with my BSN and I am now in my second semester of the MSN program. I live in-state so the tuition is very affordable. As far as the undergraduate program, I think it is a good program. I returned to school as a non-traditional student who had not previously finished college. None of my previous math or science courses were able to be used for graduation and I had to retake these classes. I feel that it was more difficult to get admitted to the program at the time when I was accepted (2010). However, I think there are now two cohorts, fall and spring, each year. I worked full-time while completing the program and was able to complete the program using the accelerated program- you apply after your first year and if accepted, you complete two summer terms and graduate a year early. I was supposed to graduate in May 2013, but graduated in August 2012. The program uses ATI throughout the program in preparation for the NCLEX. I passed the NCLEX on my first attempt with 75 questions and felt well-prepared. As mentioned earlier, I am now working on my MSN. I am almost finished with my second semester and I am working full-time. I am completing the program using the accelerated part-time option. I will complete the program in eight consecutive semesters, instead of five for full-time or ten for part-time. It is manageable, but I now wish that I would have chosen the full-time track. If working full-time, it is suggested to complete the program using the accelerated part-time or traditional part-time track. One thing I dislike about WVU's School of Nursing program is that it uses a seven-point grading scale (A= 93-100, B= 86-92, etc), whereas every other college at the university uses a ten-point scale (A= 90-100, B= 80-89, etc). There is also the requirement that you must maintain at least a 3.0 gpa. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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    Is an NP program possible for me?

    I am in my first semester of MSN program at West Virginia University. I am doing the FNP track. It is completely online, rated #21 in best online programs from US News & World Report. The cost is affordable and financial aid is available. There is no requirement of being a bedside nurse. I know people who entered this program directly after graduation of BSN, without ever working as RN. I waited one year before starting program and believe that having experience as a nurse is an advantage. You can attend part-time over four years (ten semesters); accelerated part-time (eight semesters); or full-time (five semesters). I am completing the program at an accelerated part-time pace and I work five, eight-hour shifts per week in rehab nursing. So far, the program has been manageable. The only drawback is that the program is asynchronous and everyone is online at the same time. I have class on Tuesdays from 1600-1900 and Wednesdays from 1600-1800. You may want to look into this program, information at http://www.nursing.hsc.wvu.edu Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
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    Tall/Plus sized scrubs

    I love Jockey scrubs- very comfortable and they don't shrink or fade. Try the unisex two pocket drawstring pants. They do not have elastic in the waist, which IMO make the pants fit snug in the hips and thighs. They come in sizes up to 4X and Tall. I usually order from allheart (very slow with shipping) or amazon.
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    I paaaaasss nclex-rn thanks god aleluyaaa ))

    Hi Zazak, I just wanted to say congratulations!!! I also took the NCLEX-RN on October 23rd and finally found out today that I also passed. My state does not participate in quick results. However, I did try the PVT about fifteen minutes after testing and a thousand more times for reassurance and kept getting the good pop-up. I finally called the BON yesterday (fifteen agonizing days later) and was told that there was a glitch in their computer which did not release the results for people who took the test that day. Finally, my name is on the BON website today!!!
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Hi, I took my NCLEX-RN on October 23, 2012. The computer shut off at 75 questions and I wanted to scream. I had no idea whether I had passed or failed. I did the Pearson Vue "Trick" about fifteen minutes after I finished the exam. My results said delivery successful and I got the good pop-up. This calmed my nerves slightly. I am in WV which does not participate in quick results. I checked the WV BON website daily and my license never changed from temporary. My friend took her NCLEX three days after me and her license appeared on the board two days later. This freaked me out. I checked the PVT several times every day and kept getting the good pop-up and did not receive anything in the mail saying that I had failed. I really didn't know what to think. Finally on November 7th (fifteen agonizing days later), I called the WV BON to inquire about how long it should take to get my results. I was told that I should have received something in the mail within one week of testing. She asked when I had tested and asked for my social security number. It turns out that there was a glitch in the computer that did not release results for the day that I took the NCLEX!!! Go figure. I checked the the WV BON the following day and saw that my license status had changed from temporary to active. Anyhow, to make a long story short, I passed the NCLEX on my first attempt and the PVT trick worked for me and my friend. I just wanted to share this because I could not find anything on the internet about how long it should take to get NCLEX-RN results in WV.