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    Any Mormon/LDS nurses here? I need help?

    I also had a big calling. It depends on what your job asks for you to do. I choose to make my own schedule instead of having a set one. I work on night shift and we all have to work 4 weekend days monthly. One of the 4 days has to be a Saturday. So if I work a Saturday then I work Sunday too since I'll be missing church anyway. The two weekends days I work are Fridays. So I typically only have to miss one Sunday a month depending on how fast I can get the days I want when Schedule 360 opens. It mostly works out. In the end, you have to do the best you can. You have an obligation to your job too .
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    Uworld Self-Assessment Exam questions

    I had a 53% overall Qbank and a 53% Self Assessment on Uworld. I still passed the Nclex. What's most important doing a lot of practice questions and reading the rationales. You're doing way more studying than I ever did. I did at least 75 questions everday for 3 weeks
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    NCLEX in February 2017

    Congrats!! You're officialy a RN! I also passed! I checked my state licensing website and the status of passing results of NCLEX is completed! They still haven't given me my license number, but at least they got my results!
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    Uworld Self-Assessment Exam questions

    I'm glad my post gave you hope! You need to have more confidence and stay positive. It's normal to feel nervous, but it's super important that you remain focused during the exam. I used my mouse to hover over the question and answer choices as I was reading them to make sure I read everything completely. And go in there with the mindset of taking all 265 questions because you never know when the computer shut off. Good luck with the rest of your studying. I'll keep you posted!
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    Uworld Self-Assessment Exam questions

    Hey nurselola! With much prayer, I was able to remain focused throughout the exam. I don't remember when my exam shut off. I got to question 99, took a break, then came right back and then it turned off pretty quickly after. The proctor even said, wow you finished very quickly after your break. So between 100-120 questions. I walked out of there thinking I failed and then my friend called me and the phone call ended with me feeling even worse. I came online to learn how to do the pvt trick and got the good pop up! I heard that it's 99.9% accurate after 24 hours because nclex is also hand graded once, so I'll try again tomorrow and then quick results in 48 hours! How did it go for you nurselola?
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    NCLEX in February 2017

    Hey everyone. I just took my first NCLEX this morning. I got done about an hour or two ago. I got to start early like maybe around 7:30am, but I still had 6 hours to finish nclex though. I finished in 2 hours with maybe around 110 questions done. I actually don't remember what question I was on when the test ended. All I remember is that I took a break at question 99 and then a few minutes after it ended. The proctor even said, wow you finished so fast after you took your break. I had like at least 10 select all that apply (maybe a little more, I didn't keep count), maybe 3 exhibits, 2 drag and drop (put in order). I left there feeling like I failed. My friend from another state who also took the exam today in the morning as me, called me and said hers ended at 75 questions and 3 other classmates also ended at 75 questions. This made me feel even worse because I didn't end at 75 questions. I did the PVT and got the good pop up. Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time. So this eased my mind a little, but I won't truly believe it until my unofficial results are available. I'll let y'all know what I find out.
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    Uworld Self-Assessment Exam questions

    I'm in the same boat as you. My average is on the 52nd percentile, I have around 500 questions left, and I test on Feburary 7th! I am not going to change my test date. I am just going to take with much prayer and a positive attitude.
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    How to decline a job offer?

    Update: The HR representative from the small hospital called me and I let her know that I have accepted a position in a different hospital. She was very understanding. For the interviews, I called and it sent me to voicemail. I left a message and I used some of your wording. It helped me a lot, thank you so much!!
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    How to decline a job offer?

    Hello Nurses, I am a month away from graduating! I applied to different new graduate programs and was surprised that I even landed interviews and received job offers. I need to be more confident in myself! I had an interview on Tuesday for a small hospital less than 10 miles away and received a job offer. The manager asked if I had any other interviews and I said yes, I have two more interviews from the same hospital system. She told me to go to them and then get back to her. However, the next day I had a panel interview for a big hospital that was already arranged before all of my other interviews and I received an offer. I have accepted it. Now, I need to decline the job offer from the small hospital, but I don't know what to say. And I have two interviews next week that I will not go to because I don't want to waste their time. I think it is better to call them, but it is so nerve wracking. Any ideas on what I can say?
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    What was your experience in an Accelerated BSN Program.

    I am so sorry. I have not been on allnurses ever since I've posted and I am 2 months away from graduating from nursing school! I'm sure you've already fund your school, but just in case anyone else wants to know. I go to Georgia State University. There are two tracks, the Accelerated program which is 4 consecutive semesters including the summer (15/16 months) and the Traditional program which is 6 semesters, no summer classes (3 years). You can apply to both programs or just one of them. If you put in an application for both programs, just know you may get into both or just one. Good luck!
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    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    Today was a good day. I had a math test today that I had to score a 100 on. If I got a 99 on it then I would have to retake it, but I got that 100! I was freaking out about it because I rarely get 100s on math tests, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. You have to either know the formula or use dimensional analysis. Whatever each individual is comfortable with because there are many ways to calculate the correct dose. We'll get be pros at it once we calculate so much! After the math test, I had lab. We rotated to different stations which consisted of fall prevention, transporting patient on a stretcher, bed pans/urinals, taking health history. We also practiced with restraints... I hope I don't have to restrain someone in the future. And my first exam is on the 16th! All of my other exams follow it right after. Keep up the updates everyone! Especially when you get to clinicals. I want to hear about it. Is everyone doing clinicals this semester? If so, when do you start? My first day of clinicals is on the 24th!
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    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    Are you my twin? That's exactly what I do too! For pharmacology, my folder and notebook is orange. Reminders in my phone and wall calendar for the class readings, exams, assignment are orange. That goes for all other classes. I hope all goes well with your husband's surgery. Good luck with your classes!
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    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    Hey everyone. For me it's the second week of classes in my accelerated program. It is pretty overwhelming. We have so much reading to do! I'm taking 6 classes (18 credit hours) and for each class I have to read at least 3 chapters a week! For example, this one class I had to read 9 chapters and another class 7 chapters in the same week. I'm not sure if they even expect us to read everything because there is not enough time in the day to do that! I'm using their powerpoints and audio lectures some professors post along with the reading. I also try to record the classes in case I have time to listen to them again. I had my first skills lab on Friday. I got to wear my uniform and we practiced taking vitals on each other. Which consists of taking temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. My vital signs check off is this Friday! I still need to practice taking blood pressure to familiarize myself with the numbers on the Sphygmomanometer. I also have a math dosage calculation exam next week. We have to teach ourselves because she expects us to already know it... and we have to score 100% to pass because she says there are no mistakes to be made in real life. I get it, but come on. We have two other math tests later on so cut us some slack on the first one. It's not bad, but if I had someone or something to teach me I know I would get it! I know it's hard, but I keep reminding myself that it will be worth it in the end after I graduate and get my license. It helps me stay motivated!
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    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted. Just to refresh your memory. I will be starting 15/16 month BSN program August 24th and I just had my orientation yesterday! The program is composed of traditional students who finish in 3 years and accelerated students who finish in 15/16 months. I was able to met some students, but there about 70 students! So I couldn't meet everyone. I met some of the professors who made it to the orientation and we all have a faculty advisor. They also talked about clinicals. Since I am an accelerated student I start clinicals probably around the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (they still haven't posted information). Next Friday, we're already diving in to learning nursing skills so I have to wear my uniform and bring my stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. I still haven't purchased the blood pressure cuff because they just told us about it yesterday. I have to bring next Friday! They posted our books yesterday, so I am spending around $600-$700 on books. I purchased them all on Amazon because the university bookstore is crazy expensive! Hopefully they get here by Sunday, like it says it will. For some classes, I have to read about 6 chapters by the first day. So you can imagine how nervous I feel, but I am still pretty excited! I'll post again either after my first day of classes or after the first week of classes. I'm very excited to hear from the rest of you about your first day/week. Good luck!
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    What was your experience in an Accelerated BSN Program.

    Yes, my program offers a BSN degree for first-timers. I am very grateful they do, because like you said many accelerated programs require people to already have a bachelor's degree. So I don't have to go through as much schooling as others. Thanks for the advice!
  16. Hello fellow nurses! I will start a 16 month accelerated BSN program on August 24th.. This will be my first degree, so I am one of the younger students. I have a supportive family, so I will not work during the semester in order to focus on my classes. There aren't many accelerated nursing programs, so I wanted to see if anyone on here has graduated from one or is in one right now. I am nervous, but excited too. I know this will come as a shock to me since it's the first time I take any kind of accelerated program. I will be overwhelmed, but I will try my best to get through it. Can anyone share their experience in their respective accelerated BSN program, whether you graduated from one or are in one right now? Also, any advice would extremely helpful! I look forward to hearing your stories!
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