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    CCRN Audit Anxiety

    I am a nurse who has been CCRN certified for 3 years. I got behind on my CEUs (grad school, COVID, and moving is a lot...) and was trying to rush to finish them at the end of my renewal period. I am talking like 14 hour days trying to finish CEUs, reading CE articles every moment of downtime, logging every single class I have taken. (Note: a lot of what I thought counted DIDN'T. Double check, don't be me). Thankfully, I am used to spending a lot of time studying or I would've gone insane. Regrettably, I did not finish in time and I had to go into inactive status. I have now completed the CEUs necessary and am ready to renew, but something occurred to me. Are they going to reject my renewal because I am entering hours of CE all at once? How does this even work? What does an audit even look like? I literally pulled out all of the CE I had read over two-ish weeks and logged it all at once LOL I almost want them to audit me immediately so I never have to think about it again! Thanks so much guys! Keep up on your CEUs!
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    Getting an MPH before CRNA school

    Hello everyone! I am a new grad RN (only 9 months of practice) working in an ICU in northern Nevada. I am loving my job and really enjoying all of the learning and patient care opportunities my job affords. I am thinking of working towards CRNA school, but as awesome as being a CRNA sounds (and looks), I am enjoying the ride and working on being the best bedside RN. I am also thinking of applying to MPH programs in the next year or two as well. I am crazy interested in antimicrobial stewardship, infectious disease epidemiology, and chronic disease epidemiology (in addition to pharmacology and anesthesia) and I really want to learn how to look at a study and take the numbers and make something meaningful out of it. So I have several questions: 1) would CRNA programs look favorably on a candidate who completed an MPH? Would it matter if I completed it online through a program like western governors university or in person at the university of Nevada Reno? 2)How long should I wait as a new grad before applying to graduate programs? I want to be a great BS RN first, so I would love to hear your opinions. I am planning on working to get my CCRN before I even think about studying for the GRE, to give you an idea about my timetable on my goals 3) do you folks know of any CRNAs that would be open to having an RN shadow them in the greater Reno area? I am willing to drive! thank you so much for your time guys!
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    Taking my NCLEX soon and I am a little confused

    I PASSED!!!!!! 75 questions!
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    HELP!!! I am pretty sure I failed the NCLEX!

    Either way, I am sure that it will work out! You already passed nursing school, you WILL pass the NCLEX. Way to go on hanging in there for 265 questions
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    Any last minute NCLEX advice?

    Thank you so much!
  6. Thank you guys! I am definitely looking forward to the future!
  7. Hello everyone! I am really having a hard time now that I have graduated from my program. I feel quite down about life in general. I graduated with honors, got my dream job, and saved up money from my financial aid so I can go on a wonderful vacation after I take the NCLEX on the 23rd - but I am still feeling sad. I just suddenly feel so lonely and isolated, even when I am with people I care about. It is the kind of feeling where a room could be filled with the 100 people I love the most, and it would make me a little happier, but I would still feel alone. I hate this feeling because I start to look at social media and compare myself to others (which is maladaptive, I know). I think that the sudden shift in my life from college, where I was surrounded by friends, to now seeing my friends off for break has been hard. I do have a history of depression, but I am taking my antidepressant and exercising 5 times weekly. This always works, so I am surprised I am not feeling great. I am thinking about taking my dad to Finding Dory tomorrow for Father's Day, I think the laughs will be good for both of us! I am writing this because I would love to hear from people who are feeling like me and what is working from them. Thank you and have a great Father's Day!
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    Any last minute NCLEX advice?

    Which cram sheet are you finding super helpful? I found a post were people were RAVING about this sheet, but the site wasn't working for me.
  9. Hello allnurses! I am a recent BSN grad and I am taking my NCLEX in 6 days! I have been studying a couple of hours a day for a month and a half and I am told I am doing well. I scored a 72% and a 77% on my last two Kaplan tests, a 72% on my NCLEX mastery simulation test, and a 1092 on my HESI exam. The thing is, I don't really understand what these numbers mean other than my classmates said "they are pretty good". I didn't take a prep class (I love questions banks) so I feel like I am a little bit behind in understanding what the reports my prep tests are telling me. Is anyone else confused about this? Does anyone understand these values? I feel funny posting about this, but I got my dream job in the ICU and I only have one chance to take this thing!