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    How to decrease new grad anxiety

    Thanks everyone for the advice!
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    How to decrease new grad anxiety

    Hi everyone, I'm a new grad RN off orientation, working nights on a med-surg/tele floor. I'm having anxiety thinking about things that could go wrong. I'm also anxious because I still have a lot to learn about nursing, protocols, and the new work environment. I would really like some advice and insight on how to decrease this anxiety and also how to stop focusing on everything that could go wrong and focus instead on the things I have control over. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist. I've been told I'm doing well but still I worry about the unknown and about making mistakes. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Also any advice for new grad nurses on med-surg/tele would be extremely helpful. Thank you
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    Where to buy Petite Scrubs

    Hello, I'm somewhat new to this site. I got my first RN job and am in need of scrubs. Does anyone know of a store in Southern California where I can buy petite-sized scrubs? Preferably in orange county or the inland empire. I am about 5 foot, 100 pounds and am struggling with finding scrubs that fit me. I have different brands of scrubs from Life Uniform but they are all pretty baggy, so I would like to find something that fits me better. A few suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
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    Nurse Manager Interview

    I've already conducted my interview, but feel free to comment or chime in if you would like. I'm interested in knowing how roles vary between hospitals.
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    Nurse Manager Interview

    I am looking for a nurse manager willing to answer the following questions for a paper I need to write. If you are willing, THANK YOU so much! Here are the questions: 1. How do you interview, counsel, and evaluate employees 2 How do you orient new personnel 3. What is your role in the budgetary process 4. What is your role in governance 5. How do you determine staffing needs 6. Attendance at management meetings 7. Current unit specific projects
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    Having trouble with Kaplan/standardized tests

    Thank you both for the helpful advice!! I purchased the Saunders books and will be using those to help me study, along with the test-taking tips. Thanks again! :)
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    Having trouble with Kaplan/standardized tests

    Hm.. that's interesting. Yeah I have taken so many, but the tests are still foreign to me. I think it may be the NCLEX style questions. Most of the time I do end up changing the answers from right to wrong.
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    Having trouble with Kaplan/standardized tests

    They are the "Kaplan integrated tests". We sign up for them and they become available on the Kaplan site, then we take them on campus with a proctor. So far we have taken the fundamentals, physical assessment, med surg 1, peds, and Ob tests. The scores I was referring to are the total percentage correct.
  9. I am having trouble passing my Kaplan Integrated Tests. We have taken 5 so far and while I have come very close to passing some of them, I have still failed them all.. I am feeling discouraged because I don't know how to score higher on these. I get A-'s in class and clinical, but I always fail Kaplan. I have scores in the 50's, 60's and 70's, but always below the schools' cut off scores. I am fine on content, its the questions that confuse me. Also, I tend to second guess myself and change answers. Any advice for how to pass? Also any advice for how to study for the test retake? I assume the questions will be different, but I am not sure.
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