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rob4546 ADN, BSN

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rob4546 has 6 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in ICU.

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  1. rob4546

    Exhausted; I want a way out.

    I am sorry. I do not know what to say but I am sorry. I am in a similar position about the nursing position. I wish I can provide I information that would help but I cannot. I empathize with you and hove no solution. I am sorry but feel for you.
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    shut off at 75

    Just relax and wait for your score. Have a drink and smile because there is nothing you can do about it now. I cannot be sure, but only seeing 75 questions is a good indicator that you have passed. A good indicator of success but still not a sure thing. Of all the students I have instructed, not one of them that only answered 75 questions has ever failed. There has been a lot of them, a majority by far.
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    Nurse Residency Programs?

    At my facility, you have no choice. When you are hired, either a new grad or with some experience, you must enroll in the residency program. If you have more than 2 years prior experience you only have to complete the skills and knowledge tests and you "graduate." If you need remediation or to brush up on skills then you are provided with the necessary learning. If it was a choice I would request entry into a residency program.
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    265 questions is almost guaranteed if your a male.

    I had planned this long post that would have been mean spirited, but now I cannot do it. Passed with 75 questions in a little more than 1.5 hours. I would correlate this set of facts with how these male nurses were prepared. I would ask them where they studied instead of the makeup of their chromosomes.
  5. Go to the DORA Colorado website and verify your license. I never received an email like that when I passed but it has been a while ago and things change. If you did pass then congratulations.
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    BSN-MSN Education

    I do like it but I do not enjoy being contacted by my program mentor every week. Every week they call to make sure you are doing okay and make goals for the week. I am a very independent worker and don't need her to help make my goals. A couple of times I have not met my goal because of a crappy week and I feel like she makes me feel bad for missing a goal. Get off my butt, but other than that the program is okay. If you have a specific question then let me know.
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    Playing Cards

    There are many of them now. I placed a few more around her facebook page. If I only knew how to twitter..... 🤔
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    BSN-MSN Education

    Hello, I just finished my first class for the BSN-MSN Nursing Education Track. So far it hasn't been exceptionally stressful other than currently having two jobs and trying to fit in school work.
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    When they're SO sure they're right...

    After returning a patient to our Med/Surg floor a nurse thought I promptly deserved an incident report. Seems like I returned the patient to the floor with make-up (blush) across the abdomen. How careless I was to drop it on the patient and then not clean it up. Couldn't stop laughing, "sweetheart, that was Chloraprep from the patient's abdominal surgery." My manager would not give me the name of the nurse who submitted the report. Best thing that has happened to me in my career.
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    T-shirt Sayings

    Found it quick: Hoodie: NURSE - BADASS LIFE SAVER | Teespring T-Shirt: NURSE SHIRT | Teespring The hoodie comes in red, I have the t-shirt in blue...
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    T-shirt Sayings

    I will search for it tomorrow, it is late tonight. It was printed on a lot of different types and colors of shirts. It was a couple years ago so I hope it is still around..
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    T-shirt Sayings

    Front of shirt: NURSE Back of shirt: Only Because Badass Lifesaver Isn't Actually A Job Title One of the first things I bought with my first paycheck.
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    Grand Canyon RN-BSN

    I can understand your frustrations about the instructors but the list going around has been quite useless for most of us. Only one of my instructors were on the list so it was not helpful. The best strategy is to open the classroom the Friday or Saturday before and look for extra or unrealistic changes the instructor adds to the curriculum. Stuff like "will take off 20% for APA errors", or "No questions about assignment requirements will be answered." Just stuff that does not fit with the usual GCU requirements. If you get one of these instructors then do not post in that class and get in touch with your advisor and state you want to be removed and wish to have a new instructor. The classes are set by GCU and the instructors are merely facilitators. They grade papers and make sure that the class functions. You will get a instructor or two that will be great and very helpful, but it is not the norm. Hope this helps calm some stress.
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    Grand Canyon RN-BSN

    Congrats!!! Feels nice, doesn't it? Don't worry about the final grades, it wont change anything. just get on with your life. within a month I had my diploma and transcripts.
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    Grand Canyon RN-BSN

    If I remember correctly I found all the entries in the weekly reading articles for the current week and the following week. This assignment only took me 45 minutes and I got all 10 points. But remember that all instructors are different......
  16. Can you relocate to a more favorable state? In the rural area in which I reside you could be accepted in the ADN program I completed in the fall, assuming that you have the required prerequisites. There is usually one or two positions that are not filled or are filled by an applicant that barely makes the minimum requirements. The NCLEX pass rate is 95% plus and the tuition is somewhere around 12-15 thousand total for an ADN degree. With financial aid I only spent 4,000 out of pocket total for everything (books, tuition, housing for clinicals out of town, food, snacks, and supplies). I earned my BSN over the last 15 months from GCU which cost me around 14,000 with financial aid. The problem is you are in a saturated market both for schooling and employment. This could be an adventure and a chance to grow wings and fly. Like said above, 80,000 is far too much for a nursing degree.....