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    Lvn-rn 30 unit option CA

    Thread bump, so I'm also considering going for my RN after I come back from the Philippines to handle some family matters. The LVN-RN 30Unit doesn't mean you earn at least an Associates? I have such a hectic schedule and am considering doing that or just sacrificing the time for an online course. The headache of it is the fact that I am from Southern California, and the BRN is very strict on accreditation. My only realistic option is to ask an advisor from Kaplan(where I Grad my VN) or ask someone from National Univ about my options pursuing and RN degree from the LVN standpoint. The market for nursing is very competitive that the minimum is a BSN, and I would love to have the highest of opportunities upon completion. Where I work currently accepts ASN RNs, if I went that route I would definitely have my spot reseved(considering I pass dreadful NCLEX). But anyway just to reiterate, 30units does not mean ASN, correct?? Thanks in advance, and happy nursing.
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    New grad just hired

    Hey guys thanks for the replies I think I have an idea of how that shift is going to be considering I have breakfast and lunch BS checks lol. Insulin coverage left and right. yes Sally my orientation I'm blessed to say 3 weeks. I've read all over this forum 3-5 days or just a whole week. I'm very lucky but I know I have to give it my all to get my routing down. Thanks for your replies folks!
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    New grad just hired

    Welp, I've read almost every relevant thread to what I'm about to post. I'll just set the record straight. I just recently passed my NCLEX in June (California LVN) and got hired 2 days ago at a SNF. It was by a long shot because we all know the whole "requires one year exp" ordeal most employers prefer. I took my NCLEX 5 times. Was awfully discouraging, but my wife and I had a baby and I knew this time was going to be the holy grail attempt and passed it. It has been about 5-6 years since i graduated so bear with me. I am lucky knowing that the DON hooked me up with a job and is giving me 3 weeks to get this going. The last time I ever gave meds through a G-tube, or inserted a foley, give IMs, etc was in school. So my point being is that I'm a bit nervous because I was working as a CNA and a mental health worker around San Diego and my DON during the interview was makin sure that I get it through my head now that I'm licensed. I catch on very quick in practice. Have any of you been in my position as far as not really forgetting your skills? I still remember the whole "determine placement of the g-tube" and "irrigating"... I will be 0700-1530 shift so I will be doing the opening morning med passes. I know im fairly organized, but I was organized in terms of being a CNA LOL. I feel a bit afraid to delegate CNAs too because I once was one too. And I would like to be admired as a licensed to be fair and understanding. But my license is on the line once my background check clears and I'm going to be at it for 3 weeks orientation. What is the typical AM shift like for the common nursing home? I will be in charge of a med-cart for 25 pts in the AM. Thanks guys.
  4. Fascinate_LVN

    PVT Works in NYS

    Why? Because we are just as human as you are and can handle our post test anxiety with joking board-style question goof in any way we like. You don't expect everyone to mope and be mental for 3 or some off weeks do you?
  5. Fascinate_LVN

    PVT Works in NYS

    OK! Just one more time, 72 hours later... Good pop-up still. Gah I just don't like how California doesn't do quick results. I really think I'm psyching myself out with the whole PVT and post-test anxiety. A nurse is caring for a client who is admitted for post-NCLEX anxiety. The client states "let me try the PVT one more time, it's my only hope". The nurse will respond with which appropriate statement? A) "It seems you have difficulty coping with your post-test fears" B) "By all means use an invalid expiration date" C) "Bruh, that good pop-up though" D) "The PVT has not been working since August of 2014, let's work on your coping exercises" ---post your answers now! With Rationale!!
  6. Fascinate_LVN

    PVT Works in NYS

    Yea I read this whole thread and was obviously out of whack with all the debating/arguing. I decided to just try it for the heck of it. Yea I was risking a lot by even putting all valid expiration date and numbers, CCV, everything valid. Good thing I couldn't submit and re-register. I just checked my CC accounts and they're all still sitting with no activit or holds. Well I just tried it twice in a matter of 5min. I'm just going to wait for they stupid envelope in the mail. And good luck to the rest of you! í ½í¸
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    PVT Works in NYS

    I'm in California, and I just took my NCLEX PN on Thursday. So it's been at least more than 24 hours since the exam, so I tried the trick, and I used an invalid expiration date. I got the pop-up stating "Our records indicate blah blah blah... Another registration cannot be made at this time." So... I used my card one more time, and then I used a valid expiration date, and abrakadabra, I got the same notification. I did shut off at 85, so I was obviously sweating bricks on the drive home. I'm still not confident enough that I scored a passing exam because I was given maybe at least 25-30(maybe 35 Select All That Apply) questions. But, initially trying the PVT, I am bound to get my hopes up because I obviously can't re-register for this dreadful exam lol..
  8. As it says in the title... I'm trying not to dwell on it, but this is the 4th time i took the NCLEX. I was sweating bricks in the testing center because apparently the computer wanted to throw me a lot.. and I mean plenty of "Select All That Apply" questions and I eventually shut off at 85 questions. Well, I've been reading left and right through the forums on SATA and what it's "supposed" to mean. But I'd rather not assume anything. I did however answer #85 with great confidence hoping I got that question correct. My cousin who took the NCLEX back in April one shot his exam. He told me to try the PVT, but it seems that the PVT is different now? Or does it not work? I've really never tried it since I don't want to try and spend $200 for California's exam fee and jolt my credit card debt another 200 lol. Anyway, some fair input on anyone who had maybe 25-30 SATA questions would be pretty good to read at this point. Good luck all!