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  1. Lil<3LPN

    Devastated and Depressed

    Nurse Beth, MSN, RN Any advise?
  2. Lil<3LPN

    Devastated and Depressed

    I feel your frustration. I graduated in 2014 from the LPN program. Took the NCLEX a few months later and didn't pass, in the mean time I worked in ED as a CNA, studied my butt off then took it again last year in March and finally passed. I was so excited. I wished I was able to stay in the ED but they didn't hire LPN. So I took my first nursing job at an OB/GYN office in June of last yr. with so much excitement enthusiasm and what a huge difference. I went from being loved by my peers in the ED to being disliked by a lot of the medical assistants because they felt I was there to take their job. smh. I was pretty much thrown in and no other nurse to look to besides my boss who I like but was always busy. Things have gotten better but it's not what I expected. I went from doing triage as a brand new nurse with another MA to having my own schedule where All I do is all the inj. and pregnancy test(plus everything with it), which are all scheduled with me. I feel like I'm losing my clinical skills; skills that I worked so hard for in the nursing program. I'm just not happy. I miss my ED family so much. Times where I wished that I stayed there till I was able to obtain my RN. Times where I thought of going to a nursing home but I don't want to leave the hospital....the dr. office is part of the hosp. Heck, I would love to do a Foley. LOL. I have learned some things from there but you can only go so far. Plus I've had to deal with some bias stuff. There is a woman who has no patience for pt. where english is their second language. I've had pt. complained about her, and have gone to my boss about it but I don't think anything got done because I still see her raising her voice at them and being rude. There was one time where she came to me asking if I can talk to a spanish speaking pt. who is out in the waiting room and since spanish is my second language I said sure, what is her name? Her response, "You can ask her when you see her"....Ok, so because I'm hispanic I'm suppose to know what another hispanic person looks like? Let me just get my radar out and find her. I was so angry. I mean c'mon!! I've been currently looking for positions in the hospital but nothing yet. But now I'm nervous because of the lack of skills I have. But I'm miserable to. Idk. I am going to school trying to get these prereqs out the way so I can get in the RN program. Should I stay and suck it up till I Obtain my RN or get in the hospital setting, I just feel a little lost. I even thought of staying there and getting a per diem position at a nursing home till I got in the RN program. I wish I could do per diem at the hospital but they consider it overtime since the office is a part of them. I feel so sad and alone at times.
  3. Lil<3LPN

    Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest

    Visiting Nurse: Dave, Why did you take all the bulbs out in your home? Dave:With great power comes great electricity bill.
  4. That's to bad. I've always wanted to move to Florida, especially to either Hollywood, fl or Fort Lauderdale. I would love to stay working in a hospital setting. I want to get a year experience before I go anywhere though. I just recently got my LPN license. As of right now I might get a job in an Urgent Care center as an LPN. In the mean time, I'm working as a CNA in the ER and I love it. I wish they hired LPN's in the ER area but they don't. They are planning on opening up this Urgent Care Center, and they talked to me about working there when they start. I still have to go through the interview process though. I'm hoping I get the job. I would work here for 1-2yrs, and then either move to florida, work, and get my RN or get my RN here, stay, and work with my ER family. Decisions. Lol.
  5. Lil<3LPN

    Pay rate for new LPN grads

    $17.50-$22 over here in the Berkshires, Ma area. It depends on where you work. Plus, some places do look at experience in the health field like CNA or medical assistant experience. They'll take that into consideration.
  6. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    Congrats CourtCourt25!!!
  7. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    Thank you Sunshyine03. Now it's for the next step. Hopefully this Urgent Care Center opens up soon.
  8. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    Got my license in the mail today and went online to see if it got posted and it wasn't up which was weird. So I just put in my license number that showed on my license and then it poped up. Lol. I'm just glad that I finally have it.
  9. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    rainbow33, LVN still waiting for my license to get posted on mass.gov.
  10. Hi Pacs, RN. I wasn't trying to be offensive in any way. I was just thinking that maybe to start a change in things you can start from the beginning which is with the future generation of student nurses. I was just trying to figure out a way to be helpful and hopeful for you. Don't give up on nursing because you seem so passionate about it. Your country needs passionate and caring nurses like you around. Maybe a group of you nurses can come together and call for a change with a peaceful protest/rally. I don't know what is happening in the Philippines, but I do hope it gets better for you and other nurses in your situation. Don't give up.
  11. Don't lose hope. It seems like you been studying a lot. Trust me there were times where I didn't do so good on my practice questions. Just keep practicing. Try to do a lot of sata and prioritize questions. I seemed to of gotten a lot of those type of questions which meant that I was doing pretty good. Mine shut off at 80 something. Lol. Wasn't paying much attention. Also the day of your exam eat something light, and take a quick break when it asks if you need one. I went to Panera Bread and had a salad, water, and coffee. Then on my break I had my apple and water, and a little meditation plus prayer to center myself. Also, take the earplugs. It's just that the first time I took the exam all I had was coffee so I was completely jittery and couldn't really concentrate. Not to mention my nerves were having the best of me. I also didn't take my break which I wish I would have...I had to pee like crazy. LOL. This time around I needed to do things differently. I went back in did two or three questions and then it shut off on me. Next thing I know I passed. So you can do this. Keep your chin up.
  12. Lil<3LPN

    Tips for transitioning from CNA to nurse?

    Thank you caliotter3.
  13. I've just recently passed my boards on my second try. I'm finally an LPN. Now it's getting a job, which I might have one if they decide to open up the new urgent care center. In the mean time, I've been working as a CNA in the ER, and have been doing so since october. Before that I worked at an assisted living place, and have done nursing homes. I've been a cna for 8yrs. Here's the thing, I graduated in June and took my first exam in aug but then found out I didn't pass. I retook the exam this month and finally passed my boards but I've been out of school for 9 months now. Now that there is a possibility of having this incredible job that reality of being out of school for that long has me a bit nervous. Not to mention, being a cna for so long, and now having to transition from cna to lpn. Do anybody have tips that can help me out? It would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    Just checked but nothing yet. How long did it take for yours to post?
  15. Lil<3LPN

    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    Omg!!! Yes!!! No wonder I gained so much weight. Lmao. If I wasn't in school I was studying for an upcoming exam or quiz. I hardly had any time to do anything fun with them. I felt horrible but I had to do what I needed to do for them...for their future. In all honesty I'm in no rush to do the RN. I still have 8 perquisites that I have to do, and that will probably take me 2 yrs to do before I can get in the RN program. One or two classes at a time. That's all I can do because it's expensive to take just one class. As of right now I just want to start working and enjoy my family.
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    NCLEX PN Experience with 205Questions

    I know!!! I would learn so much. This is such a huge opportunity for us. I can be home before my kids are off to school and if I'm off the weekend even better cause I can make it up to them for all that time of me being in school and not able to give them my 100.