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    Laws for smoking in nursing homes

    You can always get a doctors note stating that you cannot be around people who smoke thus are unable to supervise residents who smoke due to the potential health risks that would be imposed on yourself.
  2. If you intend to teach, you will need a minimum MSN degree.( doctorate in a few years) You can get away with being a manager at a nursing home with a BSN though. They also accept RN's with their BSN as clinical educators at the hospital where I work but they also expect you to climb that clinical ladder to get your MSN degree.
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    Wise Advice

    For each of us, the NCLEX is both a different journey and the same journey all combined into one huge anxiety test. People need to vent on here, to express anxiety and doubts about this trick ( that really does work) and to get support from fellow board members. They do not need to be ridiculed nor torn down because they are anxious about their results. The NCLEX is a horrid test and I can atest we all feel the same way when we get out of Pearson Testing Center~~~ a sickness in the pit of our stomach, crying and major anxiety issues. We log into Pearsonvue hundreds of times while awaiting our " official" results just to see if by chance they made a mistake and it lets us re-register. How many times do we click refresh on the BON site to see if our status has turned to " active" yet? I have been there done that...........and know exactly what many are going through. To all who have done this journey and to the thousands yet to do the test, know that you are not alone and there are many people here that will support you along the way. Yes, some posts are the same over and over again....but this is an individual life changing experience.......lets make sure we respect each other and treat it that way. For those who fail the test, keep at it! Don't let it win! Go into the test calm and determined. And you know what, if you fail........you won't be the 1st nor last to do so. Just get back up on your feet again, chalk it up to experience and re-register for the test again. Good luck to all and ignore the ones who run you down. We are nurses and WE ALL ROCK!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    For each of us, the NCLEX is both a different journey and the same journey all combined into one huge anxiety test. People need to vent on here, to express anxiety and doubts about this trick ( that really does work) and to get support from fellow board members. They do not need to be ridiculed nor torn down because they are anxious about their results. The NCLEX is a horrid test and I can atest we all feel the same way when we get out of Pearson Testing Center~~~ a sickness in the pit of our stomach, crying and major anxiety issues. We log into Pearsonvue hundreds of times while awaiting our " official" results just to see if by chance they made a mistake and it lets us re-register. How many times do we click refresh on the BON site to see if our status has turned to " active" yet? I have been there done that...........and know exactly what many are going through. To all who have done this journey and to the thousands yet to do the test, know that you are not alone and there are many people here that will support you along the way. Yes, some posts are the same over and over again....but this is an individual life changing experience.......lets make sure we respect each other and treat it that way. For those who fail the test, keep at it! Don't let it win! Go into the test calm and determined. And you know what, if you fail........you won't be the 1st nor last to do so. Just get back up on your feet again, chalk it up to experience and re-register for the test again. Good luck to all and ignore the ones who run you down. We are nurses and WE ALL ROCK!
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    Moving to America! Quite daunting...

    Correct me if I am wrong on this..........but don't you have to apply for an RN license here in the USA if you are from the UK via endorsement or examination? You cannot come directly here and work as an RN from another country until you get that approval. I moved from Canada to the USA 10 years ago and had to do the endorsement which took two months. Just curious to know...................????
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    Cost of living loans and paying them back?

    Advice: Take all the loans you are offered and can get. Also apply for every scholorship you can find! Nursing school is stressful and there are some of us that just cannot work plus go to school.........and school is much more important. I was lucky and had no young children but I cnnot imagine someone with young kids, working full time plus going to school full time= mental breakdown! Sallie Mae will work with you if you have problems paying them back after you graduate. They are gpood to deal with from my experience. Good luck
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    Clarian Health, Indpls

    I am a new RN grad this year and got a job at the local hospital on nights. Let me tell you from my experience.........nights are great to learn as they are quieter ( usually) but they are a killer on the body. If you want days, sttick to your game plan and only accept a day job. That may mean working in a LTC facility or even an ambulatory surgical center ( which are awesome) and you may have to wait a while before it cycles again. There will be new grads that quit. We have had several already because they just can't handle the night shift. But IMO, nights are killers mentally and physically. I personally do not think it is safe for ME to be on nights as I also have brain freeze after 3am. I am going in tomorrow to speak to our UD about it but I doubt anything will be done to help acomodate me. Its torture trying to balance even your meds!!! I also did nights about 17 years ago( as an LPN) and swore I would never do them again.........yet here I am..stuck on them. I am looking for a day job but so is everyone else and the competition is fierce. Can you do two PT day jobs? Would that be an option perhaps?? Good luck!
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    Did better on the diagnostic then the readiness test..

    Kaplan states " don't test unless you are getting 65% on the Qbanks". Well..............thats a bowl of doo-doo! They told us on our last day that the 65% was only a "cushion" and if you have been consistantly getting 55% on the tests and Qbanks, you will pass. The 65% was a perfect A and a 55% was a mid B. I ranged from 57-75 on my Qbanks, diagnostic was 65% and readiness was 70%. Passed no problem. You will do fine. Just stay focused and have a mind set to do ALL 265 questions upon sitting down.
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    NCLEX with two med questions

    since you never get the actual results from any nclex test, its a hit or miss on how you do throughout the entire test, not just on med calcs. you can get those calcs wrong and still pass; you can get them right and not pass. :)
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    KAPLAN WORKS OR NOT????????

    I took Kaplan and it did help me with the priortization skills. The actual NCLEX test was unlike ANY test that I have done before. Its a test to see how you critically think. It's more of a psychological test than anything! My diagnostic test was 65.6%, my Qbank tests were all over the place from 57-78% and my readiness test was 70% on Kaplan. So perhaps I knew enough to pass without it................but it gave me the extra push I needed to feel confident. I also studied "some" Saunders, did one ATI test ( nothing like the actual NCLEX)!!!! and googled diseases and lab values. All in all, I do feel that Kaplan was benificial for me. Others in my class passed without it. I passed with it. Just depends on your study habits and what works best for you. Good luck!
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    Need ADVICE..maybe a little encouragement too!!

    Hi, Welcome to NCLEX land! Sounds like you are all set to take the test. Just concentrate on Infection control, prioritization and delegation. I recently took this test and can atest to the fact that it is not only a test on knowledge/content but its a psycholoical test to see how you think. Read the questions carefully and rephrase them in terms concentrating on the "key" aspect of what they are asking you. You may get several that appear the same but they re-word questions at times. I had three questions on my test that were actually identical! I am guessing they wanted to see if I would change my answer. They WILL try and trick you. Read the questions carefully. Be prepared for SATA questions, perhaps some med questions/calcs. Most of all, be calm, focused and be absolutely ready to get 265 questions. That way, if you only get 75, its a bonus! I crunched up about 10 Lifesavers in my mouth before the test as sugar DOES increase brain function. ( known study). Once you get home, go onto Pearsonvue and try to re-register for the exam. It if states " delivery sucessful" and you can't get through to the credit card screen to pay for the exam again and get a pop up box.............this means you passed! ( a well known PV trick) :) Good luck, stay focused, take breaks, don't study the day before ( do something fun instead) and go in there and kick NCLEX butt!
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    Looking for Alum

    Hi, Try contacting City Hall in Anderson. ( aka Chamber of Commerce). They should carry records there and should know if they changed names per their archives. Also the library might be of some assistance as well in Anderson. Here is the website: http://www.cityofanderson.com/ Good luck!
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    PASSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Indiana PLA just posted that I passed!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooooohooooooooooooooooo OMG!!! I am crying LOL!!!!! I'm a freaking RN!!!!!! Wooooohhhhhhooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    I hear you. There is no way we can know it all. There is no way physicians know it all when they sit for their MCATS. If you want to be a nurse, fight for it. There are people who have done these boards 5-6 times. In fact, you just told me your answer..........." you want to be a nurse". I don't know you but I have all the faith in the world in you that you will be!!!! Sometimes we are tested in strange ways to see if we really, really want it. Don't let it beat you, don't let it win! You ARE better than that test and will pass on your next attempt. :)
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    perhaps once the test is confirmed as passed by your bon, they remove your pearsonvue account since you won't be needing it again????
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    I can understand how frustrated you are. This is my 1st time through as I sit and wait for my results. Its unnerving and makes one feel so ill it goes right to the pit of your stomach. So far, Pearsonvue won't let me register again and I took the boards on the 21st at 8am. The NCLEX is meant to try and trip you up, they do trick you during the exam. Thats all part of critical thinking. What books have you studied? Have you done any critical thinking tests on line where you have to delegate and priortize patients in an emergency situation? I had three questions that were identical ( SATA) and two that also were the same in regards to infection control. I have studied for 2 months, 6-8 hours a day with Saunders and Kaplan plus reading and googling labs values and diseases.........and you know what...........there is NO way possible to be prepared for this test because what I studied was not even on the test! We can't know it all but they word the questions in a way to illicit a response that shows how you think. But you know, if I don't pass this one, the good side is that I can do it again. I don't want to do it again but I am not going to give up. You should feel proud that you passed nursing school! Alot don't. Be positive ( I know it's SO hard to do) and re-register for that test again. Don't let IT beat YOU! Honestly, a bit of advice~~~ don't be so negative as that reflects in your testing ability. It's not a "stupid exam" its a dam hard exam. I personally think its not a test on content more on testing skills and critical thinking ability in difficult situations. Keep your chin up and go git er done! :)