This blog is dedicated to giving you sound information about the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN so you can be successful and start a rewarding career in nursing. I am available to respond to comments that you leave on the blog posts and will try to give you the down-to-earth version of how to approach the test and how to apply the knowledge that you have to serve yourself and serve your patients.
I have worked at almost every level in the nursing hierarchy at this point. I was a secretary and nurse assistant while in school. After graduating with my BSN, I moved to South Carolina to practice in intensive care and med-surg. I have done charge nursing and worked night shift and day shift. Even a six week internship in the OR helped open my eyes to that world that is very different from bedside nursing.
I couldn’t leave my love for academia, so I achieved a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator going on to teach at a college of nursing and practice as an FNP. However, I still do PRN work at the bedside to keep my perspective. Recently, I’ve also helped implement several different EMRs in practice in addition to my clinical duties that makes the world of informatics look fun for the tech-savvy.
But I am pressing on in learning because to teach at a university level, a doctorate is key. So one year down and more to go. One day, fingers crossed I will be a “nurse doctor”.
I hope I can share some experiences with you that help pave the way for you to enter the dynamic world that is nursing! Enjoy the journey, it’s nothing like you would ever expect!
Thanks for reading,