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Is Nursing Right For Me?

AllClear55 It could be the positives, things like working 3 days a week or the opportunities for advancement.  It can also be the negatives, such as stressful working conditions or having to work weekends and holidays. At some point, I think we have all wondered, “Is nursing right for me?”  While many nurses wouldn’t give […]

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How Will I Know If I Passed the NCLEX-RN?

After all the time spent in nursing school and preparing to take the boards, it is natural to ask, “How will I know if I passed the NCLEX-RN?” Official results are mailed to candidates from their state board of nursing approximately six weeks after the exam. However, some states will allow test-takers to get results […]

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What I Love About Being a Nurse

  So often, when we talk about becoming a nurse or having to take the NCLEX, it is very easy to get caught up in the stress and feel like we are in survival mode. I know that when I start to feel stressed and seem to be focusing on nothing but the difficulties I’m facing, […]

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Do I Need a BSN to be a Nurse?

There are many ways to become a registered nurse. Getting your BSN is just one of those options.  While you don’t need your BSN to be a nurse, here are a couple of reasons why you might want to consider it if you are just beginning your education or even if you’ve been a nurse for a while and are […]

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Failed the NCLEX-RN: How to Read the CPR

Failing the NCLEX-RN feels pretty bad. You have invested so much time, energy, and money into this last step toward becoming a RN and now you find yourself faced with the news that you have failed the NCLEX. Before you pack it up and abandon your goal of becoming a nurse, take a minute to remember […]

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Study Habits of Successful Nursing Students

Ever find yourself wondering about the study habits of successful nursing students? While no two students are exactly the same, the most successful nursing students often share these habits. As a nursing instructor, I have had the privilege to see these students in action. Here is my take on the study habits of successful nursing students and how you […]

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Test Day for the NCLEX-RN: What Do You Need to Bring?

Test day for the NCLEX-RN has finally arrived! The anxiety and excitement have you all worked up and you can’t wait to get to the testing center and pass this exam. But wait, hold on just a minute. There are some things you need to bring with you to the testing center. Before you pack your […]

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What Do You Do the Day Before the NCLEX

The weeks have passed and it is finally here. Your NCLEX-RN is only a couple of days away. You have been studying and preparing day and night but what do you the day before the NCLEX? Two words: prepare and relax! Prepare the Day Before the NCLEX I am going to assume that for the […]

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Not Sure I’m Ready for the NCLEX…HELP!

Don’t panic! Even if your test date is quickly approaching and you don’t feel ready for the NCLEX, there are plenty of things to do to get ready in time! It might not be easy but it can be done. Why don’t you think you are ready for the NCLEX? It is absolutely normal to […]

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How Competitive Is Nursing School?

Nursing school will be full of challenges for you as a student. There will be mountains of reading, tests to take, and clinical skills to master. But, before all of that can begin, you have to be accepted into a nursing program. In 2012, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) released survey results […]

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