Author Archive | Chris

  • Chris

    Chris is a new grad RN in northern California currently working for Dignity Healthcare.

    When he's not going ham sandwich, he enjoys playing the guitar, making amateur dance and hip hop mixes (, and exercising.

    He is a lover of GIFs and a would be happy to be a guest speaker at your next office function or nephew's bar mitzvah.

New Nursing Grad Job Hunting Tips

Many of you NCLEX-RN peeps are also looking for new grad job hunting tips. So I thought I’d oblige and give you some of the tips I’ve used or I’ve seen used that work. And, since the torture of nursing school is over, let’s talk about the myriad of possibilities awaiting you. Job hunting can […]

Study Habits for Passing the NCLEX-RN

Look at you, you overachiever you! You’re not even done with nursing school and you’re building study habits for passing the NCLEX-RN. Let me begin by by saying you’re way further ahead than many of your classmates. Preparing for and passing the NCLEX-RN is more about developing a foundation to draw upon than it is cramming […]

NCLEX-RN Safety and Infection Control

One of the notorious B.I.G. topics on nursing boards exam – NCLEX-RN safety and infection control. From washing your hands to patient placement, infection control integrates topics of disease prevention, spread, and maintenance. The NCSBN says that infection control states that between 10%-14% of the questions, but most new grads didn’t take the time to […]


NCLEX-RN myths?!?! What do you mean? Who’s spreading rumors? Is it nurses, the internet, or my nursing school? Jeez, Louise! You guys would be surprised at all the crazy things that people come up with about the NCLEX-RN. There’s more fear and trepidation centered around this test than a black hole. Luckily, with a little […]

Does nursing school prepare you for nursing?

It’s the age old question. Does nursing school prepare you for nursing? Before we answer the question let me paint you a picture…. Ha-haaaaaa! Finally graduated nursing school. I’m the best new-grad that’s ever walked the face of the planet. I’m the king of the world! I’m the greatest! I’m the …. The sad truth […]

3 Subjects to Know Before Taking the NCLEX-RN

How many of us would kill to have a crystal ball to show us questions we’ll receive on the NCLEX-RN? Seems impossible though, right? Wrong! Thousands of nurses have been taking the NCLEX-RN and their combined knowledge as given us some helpful hints on passing. Ahead are 3 subjects to know before taking the NCLEX-RN. […]

My NCLEX-RN Experience: 4 Take-Aways

I wanted to take a moment to share with you all my NCLEX-RN experience. Like many, I experienced the full range of emotions from bewilderment, to feeling ‘ok’, and back to despair throughout the exam. It was tough. Truthfully I never want to do it again. But I learned from valuable insights that I wanted […]

RN Licensing Requirements for CA

Looking for a RN license in the golden state of California? Many people are. In California there are five easy steps to get your RN license. California is similar to many states. In general, the following requirements will be the same for any state you may want to apply for licensure in. However, be aware […]