Of my former classmates I know of one so far who has failed....so scary...
The rest of them are chugging along & passing on a daily basis, hopefully I will be one of them!
But to rewind, here are a few pics from graduation & my graduation party that my precious husband & sister threw for me:
|That's my baby girl to my right, she looks taller than me!|
|I seriously couldn't have been cheesing any harder!!|
|My nursing bestie & his bf hiding in the back!|
|My study buddy!|
|My inlaws, aren't they precious!!|
|Definitely one of the best days of my life!|
As I said, tomorrow I take the NCLEX. Honestly, up until I had the HURST review I really wasn't that nervous. During the review the teacher advised us that as of 2012 they have changed the test to make it harder & the first time pass rate went from 94% to 88% (or something like that). Um what?!
Talk about skeered, yep that's me! BUT, the good news is that at work I have transitioned over from a tech to a graduate nurse & I have been orienting now for about two weeks, no actually longer than that. I oriented first on the Geri psych floor where I was working & then 2 weeks ago I switched & started orienting on the Med/Surg floor of my hospital. The first two days we were slammed, I swear I thought my legs were going to fall off! But this past weekend I worked three days in a row & thankfully Saturday & Sunday weren't THAT bad. I actually like working on the weekends, it is MUCH calmer...well it was this past weekend anyway.
While I was working I met a girl who graduated in May 2013 & she was in NP school. She decided to just go straight through. She is going part time & so she has a little ways to go still. I think going part time it should take her about 3 years. It kind of made me regret not going straight through myself, but then I think about how much I've been working & would I really want to be studying for the NCLEX, worrying about the NCLEX, orienting as a new nurse AND taking graduate classes? Not really. So my plan is to start next summer at the same school I got my BSN at. They offer the NP program 100% online & I think that will suit my life perfectly.
Anyway, that's it for the update, I will try to get back here & update more about work & other things & of course I will update about my NCLEX, whether it be good or bad (hoping & praying for the good though!). Oh, btw, I asked my boss what would happen if I failed the NCLEX & she was just like "You just take it again" you know, like no biggie. She said that I would just continue to orient until I passed it. And since I already got my first nurse pay raise I guess that's not too bad. Plus, there is a nurse there who is orienting now that I found out last week had failed her NCLEX the first time & she is still orienting, so I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world, but really I just want to be DONE with it & MOVE on to other things.....
Anyway, hope everyone is doing well!!