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    Degree to obtain after BSN

    I am currently working as a full time RN, the hospital I work for pays for up to $3500ish per year in tuition. I was thinking I may as well advance my degree if its free right? I am a BSN currently and really have no interest in becoming an NP (other than the salary) as nursing school was a nightmare. I couldn't go through it again. What are my options, I know there is an MSN degree but what would it offer me? Management? What about earning a MBA degree? What could I do with a masters in business as an RN.
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    Questions to ask the Interviewer

    Thanks for the well wishes, so since it is modern day essentially everything is done online in terms of applying and you are more or less just a number until you get selected (for whatever reason that may be). Once you are selected you have an interview with a "nurse recruiter" that recruiter performs an interview and after that apparently you are taken to meet with the department managers who liked your application in the first place. So basically I can't ask the recruiter how he/she likes working there because they are simply HR people who recruit potential RNs and more than likely know nothing about the field itself. I could however ask about certain job duties but I personally feel that asking how overtime works and what the hierarchy is like are out of line.
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    Questions to ask the Interviewer

    So I have a few important interviews coming up and I want to have some valid questions to ask the person who is interviewing me when the opportunity presents itself. What are your suggestions?
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    Job in an Office Setting?

    So this may come off as a bit odd or strange but I don't know who else to turn to besides the experts here. Anyways, I just passed the NCLEX and a now an official BSN, RN and am ready to find my first job. I don't want to work the typical 12hr shifts, and I don't want nights etc. What I am looking for is more standard clinic/office hours (your typical 8-5 etc). So, my question is... outside of a hospital setting (I can find these job postings), how can I go about finding a job as an RN in an office setting. For example when I visit my primary care physician they have RNs there. I essentially am asking, without knowing anyone to have an inside reference... how can I go about finding and applying for these types of jobs?
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    UWorld Thoughts?

    I'm more or less wondering if it is worth the cost for supplemental help
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    UWorld Thoughts?

    I am currently about half of the way through a 75 question assessment on UWorld and although I like it, it seems quite difficult. There are a lot of alternative style questions and SATA and its a bit overwhelming. I like the content but was wondering what the target scores are and what most of you have experienced? Thanks
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    Failed my First Attempt, Completely Lost

    I feel like I am going to go ahead and purchase Kaplan because several of my fellow classmates have had good results with it. I still have like 8 weeks left on ATI so I may supplement Kaplan with ATI. Any thoughts? And I've been reading everyones great comments and I really appreciate the words of encouragement as well as the tips, thank you so much really! I can't wait to put this all behind me and begin a fulfilling career.
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    Failed my First Attempt, Completely Lost

    I have never even heard of UWORLD before I joined this website, what exactly is it and what do you get for the price. Whats the price? Thanks so far everyone :)
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    Failed my First Attempt, Completely Lost

    Thank you for the kind words and I hope you do well on the NCLEX, no one should have to experience what I'm going through right now.
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    Failed my First Attempt, Completely Lost

    Well I probably did literally thousands of questions before my first attempt at the NCLEX (a few days ago). I did a ton of ATI and then supplemented that with some Kaplan questions (a friend gave me her login credentials). I really thought I was going to pass, I know the $500 is expensive but the price honestly doesn't matter as I just need to pass at this point. I really can't see myself passing by only doing 50-100 questions a day. I did at least a hundred/day 4-5 times a week leading up to my first attempt. Thats really why I thought I was going to pass and I feel so lost at the moment
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    Failed my First Attempt, Completely Lost

    So I graduated in June of this year (2015) and studied about 4-5 times a week for 2+hours or so using ATI. I got to a point where I started doing well on all of the practice assessments etc and was ready to take the test. I failed. I'm lost, overwhelmed, disappointed, and most of all I'm scared. I am looking to you guys and girls for any sense of direction and what to do next. I know this doesn't count for much but I did pretty well in school and there were people that I know I was "smarter" than that took the NCLEX before me and passed so it really boosted my confidence. The majority of them used Kaplan. What is the general consensus on Kaplan? I'm looking at it no and its extremely expensive but if it helps its more than worth it.
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