When Does One Become a Nurse?

Is it when you pass the NCLEX? When you graduate from nursing school? When you get that first license? Or when you start your first job?  When do you become a nurse? So technically it is when you graduate.  When you pass NCLEX and get licensed – that is when you can officially PRACTICE as […]

Happy Labor Day to all Nurses and Nurses-to-be!

Remember in this journey you are on this quote by Art Williams: “I’m not telling you its going to be easy.  I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” Happy Labor Day!  Did you realize that the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.  It was created […]

Some Basic Facts About the NCLEX Exam

Up until 1944, each state administered their own licensure examination for nurses.  Obviously, this made moving from state to state more difficult.  In 1944, the National League for Nursing created the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE), which was then adopted by all 50 states.  This was the initial name for the NCLEX.  In 1978, […]