Studying for NCLEX with Kaplan, UWorld and Graduation

Can you guys believe I am so close to graduating??? I seriously can’t. I started off as a college dropout, then a waitress, then a model, and then I went to CNA school… THEN LPN School and NOW I’m finally graduating from RN school. I went through many different routes but I ultimately ended up right where I needed to be. The sky is the limit. God has made a way for me thus far, and I’m so thankful!!

In this video I discuss:
1. Upcoming Graduation April 2018
2. NCLEX-RN
3. How I plan on studying for the NCLEX with U World and Kaplan?
4. Additional Study Tips

My Study Tools So Far:
1. Kaplan Live Review – Not sponsored! I paid for this with tuition costs and fees.
2. Kaplan NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide 5th Edition – https://amzn.to/2EKWGkx
3. Kaplan Study Plan through the Kaplan Live Review – http://www.kaptest.com
4. Nurse Labs Cram Sheet – https://bit.ly/2JLFSxK
5. AllNurses.com Study Guide for NCLEX – https://bit.ly/2GVPb05

 

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My LAST Clinical Day of Nursing School!

After 53 clinical days and 408 hours, I am finally finished! No more care plans!! In this video below I express my happiness and relief from being finished with my clinical rotations. Clinical days for me were very difficult because the hospital where I did my rotations is about 25 miles away from home. It doesn’t seem like much, but when you have to be there at 7:00am sharp, it can be a challenge. I would wake up at 5:00am every day and leave by 5:30am, to make it there by 6:15am. Some days, I wouldn’t sleep that well but I had to push forward and continue. After all of these months I’m finally finished!

 

A Typical Week As A Nursing Student

I attempted to film a really good “Day in the life” series from Monday through Sunday….. but I either 1) kept forgetting to record, 2) was too busy to record, or 3) was too tired. Since I started this journey, I’ve gone from working full time, to part time, and now I work per diem. I was superwoman for a while, juggling it all. But as time passed, school got harder so I decided to cut back a bit. In this week, I recorded a few clips so you can get an idea of what it’s like to juggle school, work and your personal life.

Getting into RN School

I get asked all of the time how hard was it to get into RN school, what school do I attend, how long did it take to complete my pre-requisites? I decided to launch a series of 3 videos explaining my 3.5 year journey transitioning from an LPN to an RN. From prerequisites, to picking a school, and the acceptance process… If you have any further questions that I haven’t discussed in the video, please feel free to contact me! I’m more than happy to help.

Step 1: Taking Prerequisites

Step 2: Picking a School

Step 3: Acceptance Process

Whats In My Nursing Bag?

Ever wondered what to carry around when you first start working as a nurse? Or better yet, ever wonder what you need to carry around when you’re working home health as a nurse? I started working home health again a few months ago because of the flexibility it offers while I finish school. Here I talk about what I carry in my bag that helps me out tremendously: