Saturday, July 16, 2011

job hunting.

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be able to get out and start walking into the hospital HR departments with my resume and my license and see what happens. Applying online isn't doing anything. I think I applied to about 70 jobs one night last week and no calls. Oh wait, I had one. It was to tell me that this particular hospital doesn't hire unless either A) you have 1 year experience, or B) you have a hospital scholarship.

If that doesn't work, my next step will be to take an EKG course and an Advanced Cardiac Life Support course so that I can add those certifications to my resume and make me seem like the more ideal candidate for the job.

We'll see how it goes.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I passed my boards. Just found out today from the company that administers the examination that I did indeed pass. I'm still in disbelief, shock, or whatever you call it. I believed in myself, I knew it was possible, but I am a horrible test taker and while I was taking my test, I kept shaking my head at nearly every question given to me. All the answers seemed correct. What if I pick the 1 of the 3 incorrect answers for every question? I didn't get 75 questions like everyone but 1 of the other people from my class that took the test, I got 95. What does that mean? I didn't come out of the test confident at all, so I just didn't know.

It seems so surreal. I am finally here- at he destination I have wanted to reach for many years but for one reason or another could never seem to set forth on.

Here I am. I can't believe it.

Gabbi, RN


Friday, July 1, 2011

My exam is done. You can get anywhere from 75 questions to 265 questions. I got somewhere around 95. The last question I remember having was 92 and I only had a couple of questions more and then it shut off. There is an unofficial trick you can do to see if you passed or not where you try to register to take another exam and you will get one of two pop-up screens. One will say you can't register - which is good, the other will ask you for credit card info- which is bad. I got the good pop up, so it looks like I have unoffically passed. It can take up to 2 business days for me to find out officially, which with the weekend and the 4th of July could take until Wednesday July 6th. Hopefully, it will not be that long but I'll just expect to see the results then and if they come sooner, great.

Hopefully the next time I blog I will blog with an RN at the end of my name. :)
is the day!

It's finally here.

I can't believe it.

I'm so nervous.
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