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  1. kyfitch

    Depressed/Lost

    Everybody, I truly need your thoughts and help. I have been a nurse now for close to three years. I feel so miserable and depressed every time I have to go into work, and I know that my entire life should not feel like this. Isn’t there a way to be happy doing what you do? I have a very big passion for fitness but this just simply does not pay well if I’m being realistic, just like other professions I can think of that I might enjoy. I’m being completely serious when I say that if I were to quit nursing today, I would truly be so happy if it weren’t for the stress and anxiety that would come along with having no money or a significantly reduced paycheck. I don’t know what to do with my life. I just want to be happy. Please, any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. No matter what anybody tells you... DO NOT pay money for Kaplan. It was of absolutely no use or value when taking the NCLEX. You can go online and find the only one good thing it has to offer which is the decision tree. You don't need to pay 300 dollars to use it. Other than that, study the Uworld question bank and read through all of the rationales. You will do great this way. I wish I would have known this at first. I'm just trying to save some of you future pain in preparation for this test!
  3. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    Thanks Kuriin!!!
  4. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    Thank you for the advice!!
  5. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    Thanks for the kind words Snees46. I have an overall GPA of a 3.49 right now, and have all A's in this last semester which would bring my GPA up to around a 3.55-3.6 at the end of the semester, however, if we do not pass the hesi exit on our third attempt, they automatically drop your grades to the lowest possible (C-) but still allow you to graduate. So my GPA will suffer but at least I will graduate. Kinda sucks though if I decide I want to go into a masters program later.
  6. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    The only reason the HESI scares me is because according to the test I'm weak in all areas....... I mean, that pretty much has to be the case with scoring in the 600's.
  7. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    Aceofhearts, thank you so much for the advice. Snees46, it is just an indicator of where I stand for the NCLEX, but obviously I'm not in a good position according to the HESI Exit. It is really strange for me though, because every time I take the prep-u nclex rn practice exams I fall above the passing threshline. Usually around a 6 or a bit higher mastery level out of 8. So i'm lost to tell you the truth.
  8. kyfitch

    HESI Exit

    I need some advice because I am scaring the crap out of myself. I am in my last semester of nursing school and will be graduating with my BSN in two months. The only problem is I completely BOMB my HESI Exit each time I take it. I'm not even close to the passing 850 mark. The first test I got a 601 and the second test I received a 636. This is absolutely miserable and it is making me think that I have come all the way through this nursing program only to never be able to pass the NCLEX and become a nurse. I need serious help or suggestions. With these scores, this HAS to be a lack of knowledge, right? I don't see why I would be doing so miserable otherwise. Please......any advice from the nurses out there who may have struggled like this???
  9. kyfitch

    Miserably Failing the HESI Exit

    I need some advice because I am scaring the crap out of myself. I am in my last semester of nursing school and will be graduating with my BSN in two months. The only problem is I completely BOMB my HESI Exit each time I take it. I'm not even close to the passing 850 mark. The first test I got a 601 and the second test I received a 636. This is absolutely miserable and it is making me think that I have come all the way through this nursing program only to never be able to pass the NCLEX and become a nurse. I need serious help or suggestions. With these scores, this HAS to be a lack of knowledge, right? I don't see why I would be doing so miserable otherwise.
  10. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    hahaha, thanks Matt
  11. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    Wow, thank you all so much for this feedback. It really means a lot to me. If I get as much support on the job as I do from all of you I should be in great shape. I'll always look for the information or procedures myself first, however knowing when to ask appropriate questions is definitely important, and I'm glad you all have given me insight on how you would approach that.
  12. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    I really appreciate your knowledge on this subject. It really does make me feel a bit better and gives me a bit more confidence.
  13. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    This has definitely been one of my issues in the past for sure. You hit the nail right on the head. I want to ask questions but most of the time I feel as though we are penalized for asking questions even though we are told to ask questions. If you ask questions it literally shows the instructor that you don't understand something, so they mark you down. How are you supposed to learn if you can't ask questions? This has always been a big issue for me. Then people wonder why you didn't learn something when you are in a job. "You should know this, why didn't you ask questions when you were in training?" Uhhhhhhhh...... because I didn't want to be failed out of my nursing program and never actually get to work as a nurse.........
  14. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    Thank you Ihflanurse!!!!
  15. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    Thank you Boomer MS, that means a lot. I'm not familiar with Patricia Benner's description of the phases but I will check them out. Believe me, I really hope I get a good preceptor too. That's all I have been wanting. I want to learn without feeling like I'm under fire constantly.
  16. kyfitch

    Feeling VERY Incompetent

    I really appreciate all of your viewpoints. All of them are helping to make a better and more real outlook on what is to come. Also, thank you Sour Lemon for mentioning that. Never would have even thought about the picture needing to be changed.
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