Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wooo hoooo I passed!!!!!!

OMG I passed!!! Stats indicate that only 46% of international students who take it passed - I"M ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

It's still unofficial but according the early results I am a practical nurse!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Well that sucked!

So I went and took the NCLEX-PN, pretty sure I failed.

The computer kicked me out at 85 questions. Pretty sure that's a sure sign I failed.

Guess I'm paying another $200 to write it again in 3 months time.

Damnit! And I did a prep book, 4 courses (though they were for school, they should still have helped me prepare for the exam), and 2 online NCLEX-PN prep exams. Man I feel like an idiot!!!!

I have to wait for monday (officially 48 business hours) til I can UNofficially find out if I passed or failed.

Guess I'll post when I find out then.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NCLEX-PN - wish me luck!

This week is rather a biggie - I take my NCLEX-PN exam.

So now hubby wants me to do the practice exams. That's what tomorrow is going to consist of.

Then tomorrow night, we head to Niagara falls to have a romantic (less so considering we have to bring the 3 1/2 yr old with us as no one can watch her while we're gone) night away and then I do my exam on Thursday morning.

I have to admit, I'm not as nervous to take this one. I think it's because I've been working and been able to see quite a few different disease processes and diagnoses and such. I feel like because of the experience with working, I have more knowledge from the "real" world and not just the one that lives in side text books. Anyone else see it that way?

I sure hope I pass this on one try, I'll certainly feel really defeated if I don't!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy new years - tho belated

To those who read, happy new years, even if it is belated.

I've been working hard and hardly working. What I mean by that is that I worked for christmas and then from Dec. 29 til Jan 8th I was off and boy was it glorious!!!

During the POT I was able to head home for some R&R, family style! And let me tell you, it was woderful! At least for the most part. I got into a massive fight with the 11yr old (hello hormones teen style!) and he decided he wanted to go back to A-hole's, so that's exactly what I did.... and we didn't see each other for the rest of the visit that I was home for. Hurt my feelings, but hey, that's what he's doing almost all the time these days, I should be used to it. Though I'm not. Totally sucks, but I have to be "adult" about it and not let it bother me long term. Not having great success at this one. Sometimes I just want to take a step back and be like "contact me when you turn 18" but I don't want to abandon him, even though he already believes that I did when I moved here. UGH!!!!

When I returned to work I was given a wonderfully relaxed assignment. It was heavenly! It was funny monday evening when we had a RT come and do an assessment for one of the unit pt's and I made the comment that neurology was the best unit, and she agreed. Her reason was different from my own (we have *unique* nurses here) when she indicated that the nurses on neuro don't complain about their floor and the difficulty of their pt's. My response to her, "ya, because we're just so used to how rediculously heavy our pt load is and it isn't going to change so why moan and groan about it". Ya, she certainly didn't disagree with me, and neither did the other two nurses that were having the converstaion with us!

Coming back here sucked though, I hate living in this house. It's insanely difficult to get any studying/reading done, the 3yr old is NEVER being taken care of by the extended family and therefore I don't see the benefits of living all under one roof anymore. I WANT TO MOVE!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately, hubby doesn't agree and so it's the bane of conversations with him.

He knows how miserable I am living here, however he's not willing to move out. He figures I should just deal. Thing is, is that when we moved here the thought was only that we would live with them for a year and that we would either move out or buy a MUCH bigger house. Neither of which has occured.

I'm done, I don't know how else to put it or what else I can say to hubby to get him on board with what I need (not want). ERG!!! Well I guess I've ranted enough, til next time - peace out!