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  1. ncllntn

    My NCLEX-RN Experience

    I would come here before my NCLEX to read about others' experiences when writing the exam; so, I wanted to share my experiences as well! So here goes... I graduated from nursing school in December of 2016. I did all my holiday activities and then in ...
  2. Hello all, I am a guy who has been in college for 2 years so far and was originally planning on majoring in business. After taking some business classes I have decided that it isn't the major for me. I like to help people and I have come in decision ...
  3. Dear Nursing Student

    I have the somewhat unique position of being in the no-man's land between nursing school and real world nursing: I have a whopping 3 months of nursing experience under my belt. Well, 2.5, but I can round up, okay? A few months ago, I was a note-writi...
  4. The Very Beginning

    In the beginning...If you are a good/typical first year nursing student, the very first patient you ever care for is a terrifying experience. You are convinced that you are going to kill them by taking their vital signs (puncturing someone's tongue s...
  5. NCLEX Study Plan

    I just took my NCLEX-RN April 2017 and I got passed with 75 questions and had about 22-25 SATA questions (I tried not to focus on how many I got, but couldn't help it). I graduated in early December and there were delays from my school for getting an...
  6. RNbonbon

    New Registered Nurse! Passed NCLEX!

    For more than a year, I have been reading articles on this site. Reading success stories here helped me a lot to prepare for the big exam, NCLEX-RN. Now that I have finally achieved that dream USRN license, I would like to share how my journey to the...
  7. I've been a nurse for a LONG time -- probably longer than most of you reading this have been alive. Had I known what I was getting into, I probably would not have gotten into it. Fortunately, I had no idea. I say fortunately, because nursing has been...
  8. If you are one of those people who reply with, "I want to help people.", you are in trouble. You need to come up with a better answer. Tell us why you want to be a nurse? If you can convince us you can convince anyone. Take this opportunity to practi...
  9. There are several reasons I chose to pursue nursing. I wanted to enter the medical field, and I didn't want the risk of going for med school at my age. 26 when I started back to college. I wanted a career path where I could go back to school at anyti...
  10. I wish I were one of those people who had a cool story about what compelled them to go to nursing school. I come from a family of doctors and nurses and have a caring soul, so I figured I too would go into healthcare from a young age. I originally st...
  11. As the end of August is quickly approaching, I am starting to see more and more posts in the forums about the start of nursing school approaching for many in our community. I thought I would take a moment to share a few pieces of my story, a few tips...
  12. My story is one that you hear often. My parents came to U.S to make a better life for themselves, found each other and then one day - BAM I was born. Growing up my father always worked more than one job, and with his red tired eyes he would always sa...
  13. Because you haven't entered the program yet, it may feel like some or all of this doesn't apply to you, but my hope is that you'll read all that I have shared and that as you go through your chosen program at least some of what I've shared will be he...
  14. I remember when I first made the decision to go to nursing school. I was 31-years-old and struggling with the idea that I had spent 9 years working in a career that I didn't really like. In fact, I hated my profession. I had spent nearly a decad...
  15. (A note to myself at 17) The world will speak at you in many ways. You will read how the medical world is full of red tape, rules, ratios and never ending charting, but there are a few things they are missing. The world needs good nurses called into ...
  16. Although different colleges and universities have their own assorted definitions for first generation college students (FGCS), the term typically describes an individual who is the first in the family of origin (father, mother, brothers and/or sister...
  17. finallyRNdreams

    Kaplan Pre-Nursing Entrance Exam

    My grades on the Kaplan were: Overall Score = 81% Math = 93% Reading = 82% Science = 60% Writing = 86% Critical Thinking = 81% (not a section on test, but they give you this score based on how you answer questions) I studied for a month doing practic...