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ThatChickOmi ADN, RN

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ThatChickOmi has 0 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg.

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    Applying for new grad jobs in NYC

    Try applying to hospitals in southwestern CT. Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport. All are relatively close to the train stations and taxi/Uber/Lyft is popular around here. All are also fairly close to NYC.
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    Let me clarify, I know to always ask if it's a situation I've never had or an unfamiliar intervention but sometimes I'm like 99% sure I know the answer but I need validation to "be sure". Like whether I should call a doctor about something or a drug question, etc...I'm still struggling with my communication skills with doctors. At nights most of the time they seem very annoyed if you reach out especially if its something that ends up not requiring further intervention. It's a little demotivating.
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    Ridiculous class schedule, please help

    If you still live at your parents place and don't work, you can probably pull it off. Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to do that while still working 25-30 hours a week. Microbiology is a rough course to take all on its own. I winded up taking micro the summer before my nursing program started. Quite a few students tried to take Nursing 101 and Micro concurrently and ended up failing because it was too much. And if it's any consolation, I just graduated nursing school in May and I'm 34. But I've known really REALLY driven people with full time jobs, kids, and still pulled nursing school off....so I mean, it's definitely possible. But I can't say I'd recommend it unless you have a solid support system at home or a plan.
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    Preplanning

    Usually before anybody offers any sort of input, people want to see what you've come up with first. This isn't the place if you're looking for someone to just hand you answers.
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    Failed Nclex after 2 years now what?

    6-7 hours a day 5 times a week? That seems like serious overkill. I used like 90% UWorld and maybe 10% Saunders NCLEX review and passed on my first try. I did questions, questions, questions....And that's maybe an hour a day, at most. I studied for about a month. Sometimes too much isn't good either because you go into nauseating detail over everything and the NCLEX is testing only on entry level stuff, just a broad spectrum of topics. I'd get a different tutor since this one isn't working out for you.
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    NCLEX: expectation to pass

    I honestly wasn't really worried about failing the test. I was very well prepared. I finished the test in probably just about an hour, 75 questions. Walking out, I felt like it was easier than I anticipated. Nursing school exam questions were definitely much more challenging...lol Despite all that I still had that TINY little fleck of "Hmmm....what if I didn't pass..." but I think everyone has it.
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    How often do you wash your scrubs? :)

    After every shift, but I'm not paranoid to the point that I change in my non-existent garage/mudroom. My shoes go along with my other running shoes (on the bottom) on the rack and I wash my scrubs along with my other clothes. I live in a small apartment in a building, I don't have anywhere else really to put them. I have Lysol and Clorox wipes in my car that I wipe down my shoes with after I leave the hospital but that's about as germaphobic as I get. *shrug*
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    Yeah, I'm a firm believer of not mentioning anything too specific about work online, even "closed groups". I'll allude to the fact that I'm in healthcare, and maybe vaguely say something about having a rough shift or something, but that's it. And I absolutely don't mention anything on my own page about it, aside from tagging people in funny memes.
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    Does it get better ?

    Right there with you. On my 5th week orientation as a new grad at my first job.....It's slowly getting better but I still have my moments. I'm still a little frazzled giving report, it's a little demotivating when the nurse you're giving report to pauses and says "You need to tell me that." and I'm like "....Oh."
  11. Have you considered going down to part time at work? That's what I had to do when I went to nursing school. Between clinicals, studying, studying, and more studying, and projects, it wouldn't have been possible for me to work FT hours at my job (I worked 5am-2pm Mon-Wednesday, and Fri-Sat) but school was Mon-Thurs mornings, so I winded up changing my schedule to Fri-Sunday only and school the rest. Yes, I literally had no days off most of the time. Hope everything works out for you. Have you considered maybe a school out in southwestern CT? There's Norwalk Community College, Gateway in West Haven but it's incredibly competitive to get in, but I think commute may be similiar, maybe even shorter.
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    Orientation, alot at once.

    I'm right there with you and I'm a new grad. Just started orientation August 19th. I can't help but feel like I don't know whats going on sometimes and I don't want to let anybody down, but it's getting easier every day. The charting is a lot. Just keep an open mind and don't be afraid to ask questions and be willing to always learn. Even the seasoned nurses were telling me that they don't always have an answer either and still learn and grow.
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    1st Sem. Nursing student: Shaking in my scrubs

    We had a few of those in our cohort when I was in school.....they're the worst. They'll argue about how their answer was correct and turns out they were wrong.
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    I need help

    I graduated in May 2019 too. I think I spent 6 hours a WEEK total studying. I gave myself roughly a month to prepare. I used solely UWorld and dabbled a little in my Saunders NCLEX Review book. I had the Mark Klimek lectures but I got bored with them pretty quickly, so I didn't go past like the 4th lecture. Just practice questions, practice questions, practice questions...and read the rationales. Even when you got the answer correct.
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    Have you restarted a nursing program?

    A few of my classmates had emergencies (death in family, etc) come up during the program had had more clinical absences than you did, but they also made up for the clinicals in simulation lab and writing papers....they graduated with the rest of us. Your school sounds a little unreasonable.
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    Is Nursing Dangerous?

    I guess nursing could have its risks but any job can, really.... I've been a delivery truck driver for 9 years almost, and I've had almost every stupid accident you can think of...slipping, falling, having stuff fall on me, been bitten by dogs a few times, smashed my finger with a faulty pull down door, sliced my shin open on the metal step on the back of the truck... Start orientation at my first RN job next month. Time to move on...
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