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Nursing podcast for nursing students and nurses or new nurse. NCLEX® prep, pharmacology, ICU, critical care, and CCRN.

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Nursing podcast for nursing students and nurses or new nurse. NCLEX® prep, pharmacology, ICU, critical care, and CCRN.

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Amazing!

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Literally might cry!! These podcasts are so very helpful! Thank you!!

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This is so helpful! Thank you so much!

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339 Ratings
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254
42
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15
8

Amazing!

By jgraces1616 - Dec 04 2019
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Literally might cry!! These podcasts are so very helpful! Thank you!!

NRSNG

By LorraineEC - Aug 03 2019
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This is so helpful! Thank you so much!
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Nursing Podcast by NURSING.com (NRSNG) (NCLEX® Prep for Nurses and Nursing Students)

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Nursing podcast for nursing students and nurses or new nurse. NCLEX® prep, pharmacology, ICU, critical care, and CCRN.

Rank #1: My secret tips for passing nursing school tests (11 test taking strategies for nursing school)

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Did you know that 87,000+ nursing students FAILED the NCLEX last year alone?!?!? We’ve got to change that . . . one way to decrease that number is to develop some strategies for nursing tests. Download Our Test Taking Cheatsheet Nursing school tests can leave you feeling like you are reading a foreign language.  When […]

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Sep 23 2019

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Rank #2: Hierarchy of O2 Delivery (ventilation, nasal cannula, cpap, bipap and more)

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PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. This is Jon with NURSING.com. Today I just want to talk about a couple of the different methods of oxygen delivery systems that we have available for our patients.   There will be a chart available for this at Nrsng.com/1. So basically when a patient comes in and is in need […]

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Feb 11 2019

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Rank #3: Lions Don’t Give a ****

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One of my favorite quotes is: Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinion of sheep. We want you to be a LION.  Be humble, work your hardest, do everything that you can . . . and then . . . rest easy at night and don’t concern yourself with the opinion of sheep.  

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Dec 18 2017

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Rank #4: Learning to “Get Back Up Again” as a Nursing Student

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Perfection is an impossible goal as a nurse.  You will make mistakes, you will fall down, you will fail . . . The important thing is learning to get back up after the failure hits.  Today, I am talking with a NURSING.com  member, Jenna, about her journey in nursing school and her future as a […]

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Feb 05 2018

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Rank #5: Just 5 Minutes for an Accurate Head to Toe Nursing Assessment

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Nursing assessments are a vital part of learning how to be a great nurse. It’s a skill that can be very difficult to learn because as you learn all these different assessments you realize that as you start to put them all together an assessment could take 40 or more minutes! There’s no time in […]

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May 09 2019

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Rank #6: How to Improve Your Grades in Nursing School

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All nursing students struggle with their grades at some point . . . you’re not alone . . . but after talking with thousands of nursing students, I’ve found that NURSING.com can help you pass.

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Feb 11 2020

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Rank #7: You ARE Going to be a GREAT Nurse (Introducing Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN)

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I am so excited to introduce the new Director of Content at NRSNG: Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN.   I wanted to bring Nichole on to introduce herself and say “HI” as well as discuss how you can believe in yourself.  Enjoy!

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May 07 2018

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Rank #8: Tips to Avoid Med Errors

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Medication math requires great attention to detail, and the math can be challenging.  Pharmacology is already very difficult to master with interesting medication names and lists of side effects and contraindications.  But, we are here to help with some tips that will help you avoid any med math errors.  

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Nov 28 2017

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Rank #9: 5 Little Known Tools to Master Nursing Pharmacology (Pharm Doesn’t Have to be Your Enemy)

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I’ve asked 40,000 nursing students what their biggest struggle is in nursing school. Can you guess the most common answer? NURSING PHARMACOLOGY Look . . . I was no exception to this while in nursing school. In fact, Nursing Pharm was possibly the most complicated subject for me during school. No matter how much I studied . […]

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Jan 21 2019

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Rank #10: How to Handle Med Errors

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It is always important to respond appropriately in the face of a mistake.  If you handle it appropriately you can minimize problems and learn from your mistake.  Learn from an experienced nurse how to handle a med error.

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Dec 13 2017

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Rank #11: 4 Steps to Master Critical Thinking in Nursing School

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What is critical thinking for nursing? Chances are you’ve heard about critical thinking over and over from your nursing instructors, read about it in text books and seen it on tests. Has anyone actually shown you how to use critical thinking in a nursing setting? I break it down in 4 simple steps how you […]

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Jul 03 2019

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Rank #12: 6 Nursing School Hacks [MASTER POST] (Demolish Nursing School in 6 Easy to Implement Steps)

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Do you ever get the feeling that you are drowning in nursing school? Like there is too much to do, not enough time? So did I . . . Prior to attending nursing school I had a degree in Business and a total of 120 college credits.  I had already attended 3 universities and sampled […]

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Jan 28 2019

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Rank #13: Answers to Your Fears About COVID-19 (and 3 ways we can help you today)

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(click above to listen to the podcast episode)

You’re probably feeling a bit scared right now . . .

Maybe you’re nursing school just canceled clinicals or moved classes 100% online.  Now, on top of everything that it is to be a nursing student, you are dealing with the fear brought on by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Last night, I asked: “How has COVID-19 impacted you as a nursing student?” . . . I got hundreds of responses.

So I wanted to make a quick podcast to answer some of those concerns.

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NURSING Family, ⠀ Please let us know how you are being impacted by COVID-19. ⠀ ⠀ Are classes canceled?⠀ Are clinicals canceled?⠀ Has your NCLEX been canceled?⠀ ⠀ We are a #nursingfamily and we are all in this together. How can we help?

A post shared by NURSING.com (@nursing.com_) on Mar 15, 2020 at 10:22am PDT

Our Response to COVID-19

We are implementing an aggressive response to COVID-19 for nursing students and nursing school impacted.  You can see all of our efforts HERE (nursing.com/lp/covid).

Some of our efforts include:

  • Reducing the price of our NURSING STUDENT & NCLEX Academies by 36% until May 15, 2020
  • Providing free student accounts to any nursing school experiencing closures until May 15, 2020
  • Develop a Nursing Clinical 360 course
  • Donating up to $10,000 to WHO COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Providing pizza   dinners to night shift nurses

We Are All In This Together

From the early days of NURSING.com (NRSNG), I used to say “We’re all in this together . . . “.  That is true now more than ever.

We need you.  I hope this podcast episode helps reduce some of your fears or at least gives you some motivation to keep going.

Resources Mentioned In The Episode

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Mar 16 2020

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Rank #14: Nursing School Note Taking Strategy to Make Things Stick FOREVER

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Let’s face it nursing school is difficult and time consuming on it’s own already but this note taking strategy can really help that information stick for a life time. I still remember things from nursing school that I took notes on because of this method. It’s no magic fix and does still require a lot […]

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Apr 12 2019

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Rank #15: NRSNG is becoming nursing.com in 2020

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On January 14, 2020, NRSNG is becoming nursing.com Let me try to answer some of the questions you might have and then I’ll explain a bit more. I made a quick video to explain it all here: CLICK HERE What is happening to your NRSNG Academy account? After January 14, 2020 you will be able […]

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Dec 04 2019

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Rank #16: Patients We Will Never Forget

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Audio: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m here with Nicole- Nicole: Hey guys. Jon Haws: … and we just wanted to kind of talk to […]

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Jul 09 2018

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Rank #17: NURSING.com Academy FAQs

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Speaker 1: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. Providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. Here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up, guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m Jon Haws, RN. Nichole Weaver: I’m Nichole Weaver, MSN, RN, CCRN. Jon Haws: Today we wanted to address […]

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Jul 30 2018

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Rank #18: 3 Things Every Nursing Student Needs to Know About Head To Toe Assessments

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There’s so much information to collect during a head to toe assessment how do you make sure to get it all while also not taking 45 minutes to an hour to complete? The head to toe assessment is an important task that you will need to master as a nurse. Often times the way it’s […]

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Sep 18 2019

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Rank #19: Nursing School Doesn’t Have to be a School of Hard Knocks

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Nichole Weaver: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, John Haws. John Haws: What’s up, guys? John Haws here with … Nichole Weaver: Nichole Weaver. John Haws: And today, we wanted to talk about something that we think about […]

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Jul 16 2018

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Rank #20: Understanding the Difference Between Hypotonic and Hypertonic

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Today we have Nicole Weaver our Director of Curriculum breaking down IV Solutions and more specifically the difference between Hypotonic Solutions and Hypertonic Solutions. This is sometimes a difficult topic to grasp and even practicing nurses struggle with this concept. After listening to this podcast episode we’re confident that you will fully grasp the basic […]

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Jun 27 2019

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How To Pass The CCRN Exam (What is the best ccrn review?)

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I passed the CCRN exam way back in 2014.  I used three tools.  Today, I discuss those tools and how they can help.  To learn more about them, go to: https://nursing.com/ccrn-review/

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Jun 30 2020

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Transitioning from New Grad to “Nurse” (with @thenursejennifer)

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Making the change from a new grad to a “real nurse” is extremely hard.  Jennifer helps guide us through the process.  Come see her in person at NURSING Live (https://www.nursing.com/live)

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Apr 27 2020

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Nursing Is All About The Journey (with NurseBass)

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It is never too dark to keep moving forward.

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Apr 20 2020

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Finding Your Way In Nursing (with Mercedes, RN)

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Did you choose nursing or did nursing choose you?  How to stay motivated and fill your cup in nursing.

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Apr 13 2020

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Introducing HappyNursing.com

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Wanted to give you a quick into to a new side website to help keep your motivation up right now.  It’s HappyNursing.com

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Apr 08 2020

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Nursing School as an ESL (English as a Second Language) Student

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Surviving nursing school is hard . . . doing so as an ESL student is that much harder.  In this episode we discuss tips from other ESL students for surviving nursing school.

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Apr 06 2020

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Dealing With Jerks

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Mar 30 2020

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BREAKING: Massive Updates to NCLEX due to COVID-19 (must listen)

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NCSBN & PeasonVue just announced some significant changes to the NCLEX as a result of COVID-19. Here is what we are doing about it . . . MUST WATCH. Learn more about SIMCLEX at https://www.nursing.com

Speaker 1:

What’s up guys. I’m Jon Haws RN in founder of nursing.com and I’m here with

Speaker 2:

Marie Clark. Oh yeah, me. So I’ve already Clark and I am the question director here at nursing at time.

Speaker 1:

And today we wanted to come on and talk specifically. We’re kind of rushing together. You can tell we’re piecing everything together as we go. I’m actually in my closet here trying to hide the mess from you guys. Um, and Marie’s at her normal workstation cause she always works remote. But um, we, you know, with everything that’s kind of exploded over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of concerns about, well I already had my end click scheduled or I was planning to take my eclipse here in the next little bit. And the first kind of piece of information we got from Pearson view is they’re closing all testing centers and then they came back a couple of days later, uh, through the NTSB end and made some updates to that. So specifically right now we want to talk about what those updates are. Uh, Maria’s been on top of this. And so I want to let her kind of talk about what those updates are and then we’ll talk about where they take place and kind of what you guys can do. So go ahead and read.

Speaker 2:

All right. So, um, first keep in mind that Pearson view NTSB and just like everybody is scrambling to figure out what we’re supposed to do and it’s pretty anxious, anxiety provoking. I’ll even say for me looking from a distance, um, but they’re making some solutions and I think their main point here is that they want to be able to test as many students as they can under the circumstances. So just like all of us are told to stay six feet away from each other and no more than 10 people gathering at a time. And a lot of areas, including my own here in Colorado, um, the Pearson view testing centers are implementing these same things and also trying to get the students through as quickly as possible to test. And so what that looks like is they are shortening the end clicks. So if ever there was a time where you maybe want to take the end clicks, it’s now, um, we’re talking instead of 75 questions minimum, you would only have 60 minimum and then up to 130 questions.

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And so, um, that’s the first and the biggest change. The other one is instead of having six hours to take these questions, you have four. But I was thinking through that and I’m like, okay, well 265 questions max or 130 questions max, you’re actually getting more time per question, so this is a good thing for you. Um, so hopefully that kind of helps ease your anxiety a little bit. You have to go in and check your email because if your test was canceled, you will get an email about that. Um, so keep looking for that. And I will tell you that I was trying to get information yesterday from Pearson view, so I hop onto their chat and I was literally on chat for two hours and did not get any response at all. And then I emailed and I also didn’t hear back. So, um, that’s kind of frustrating. I’m sure you guys frustrated too, but we just have to do the best with what we can. Um, call, check your email. If you get an email from them, you can respond to that. But yeah, so that’s kind of what we’re dealing with John.

Speaker 1:

So I guess my, so my first question is then that you would have maybe already got an email from Pearson view when they made the first change of canceling. Is that correct? That’s correct. Are they saying, are they then coming back and saying, we’re going to re email you and say nevermind. Or do you know yet? Is it the reschedule thing or is it a, it’s back on find out or what,

Speaker 2:

you know, I am not sure because it changes so much every day, but I believe if your test was in a re was originally canceled, uh, it’s probably still canceled. But I guess I’m not really sure about that, John.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don’t, I, uh, I’m not sure either. I, I thought about the same thing you did too as far as like this is the time to take it. If you can get in because um, from what I read, usually those first 15 questions on any intellects exam or those kind of testing, trying up the new NGN stuff, et cetera, et cetera. Um, and they’ve ripped all that out entirely. So you won’t be seeing these crazy new weird question formats your right to your test immediately with the ability to get out and under sick well at 60 questions.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. Yeah. That’s, that’s I guess the silver lining here.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Um, and then talk about locations. You had said something to me over chat yesterday about kind of what locations have been canceled and stuff. Can you explain some of that?

Speaker 2:

Yeah. So starting today, March 25th, is when they are opening test centers again for testing with those new changes. And so the information that you can find online is that they’re going to open 60 test centers today and they’re going to be in large metropolitan areas. And so my guess would be the largest. However, that’s why I was trying to get a hold of them as I was trying to figure out which testing centers were open, but that’s actually not public information. You have to have your authorization to test, sign in and sign up to take a test before you can see what test centers are open.

Speaker 1:

I want to face Palm really bad right now, but I’m not allowed to because of coven. Goodness. Um, so yeah, as you kind of did a little tricky thing there by getting online and saying what are the largest cities? And you are assuming those would be some of them, but I know for example, like in Texas there’s one in Dallas where I took it, right? Kind of North Dallas and then like Tyler, Texas about an hour away has one. My guess would be Tyler’s probably not going to be open because it’s a little town of 80,000 people, but probably some of these Dallas ones would be as, as your guests.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. So I basically just Googled like what are the top 10 metropolitan areas in North America? Because we’re also talking Canada. So New York city, LA, Chicago, and then your town of Dallas. Fort worth is number five and Houston is number six. Um, then we go to Toronto, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Miami and Atlanta. So those are the top 10. And we just, I don’t know, I don’t know what to tell you about how to find out.

Speaker 1:

Right. So, so it seems like, so again, we don’t know this and so there’s a lot of what I’ll say here is probably speculation, but it sounds like, you know, on what it was at like the 19th or so of of March when here’s some, you sent out mass email saying it’s all canceled. Uh, then it was like the 20th or so they said, Hey, we might be opening more. It sounds like maybe you need like an authorization to test to get into one of those new centers. Possibly.

Speaker 2:

Yes.

Speaker 1:

Oh, they’re not new centers. One of those open centers.

Speaker 2:

One of the open centers. Yep. And again, your way of signing up through your program is when you go in is when you can find out where you can test. So hopefully we’re not talking a road trip of like 12 hours.

Speaker 1:

Right, right, right, right. Okay. Okay, cool. Um, cool. Not cool. Good. Good information. Good to get it out there. Um, and I think that this will help a lot of people. The next thing I want to talk about, Marie, is online with this or in line with this is the SIMCLEX maybe explain first of all what the SIMCLEX collects is, um, and then kind of our response there.

Speaker 2:

Totally. Um, so if you haven’t heard of this SIMCLEX then you are in for a treat. So the SIMCLEX is our computer adaptive tests and it mimics theM and CLECs with algorithms behind the scenes that would blow your mind. It blows my mind. I don’t even totally understand it. But if you are going to take the NCLEX

Speaker 2:

and you’re thinking about those changes that have been implemented are SIMCLEX actually has those same exact changes right now. They updated that as soon as we found out. And so instead of having 75 questions a minimum on our SIMCLEX, you would have 60 just like the new changes with the NCS VN. Um, so 60 to 130, and then, um, we also have that four hour time limit. Um, as far as difficulty is concerned, nothing is changing with the end clacks or our SIMCLEX. So that’s gonna stay exactly the same. And then the question formats are also exactly the same as they have been.

Speaker 1:

Can you see me? Can you, can you see my screen? Okay. So I wanted to log in here really quick and show people where they can get to the same clicks. It’s under the INCLAX prep Academy. Um, so if you go into nursing.com under the intellect prep Academy, you can see right here, they just pushed this update before Pearson. Do you even push their update? So we were even ahead of them. So that’s pretty cool. I think that Christian about 11:00 PM last night, um, central time. And you can see here, we’ve paid this massively ugly designed by engineering update here. So you can know that this is, this is different than what your previous and clicks would have been. But the reason we did this, uh, to talk to what Maria, um, is because this is what you’re going to experience when you go and take the NCLEX.

Speaker 1:

Um, and we want to stay as true to the inklings as possible. Um, delivery for you guys, 265 questions or a hundred questions or just a quiz would be worthless to you. We want you to simulate to the end clicks. So you can see here due to COBIT, we’ve updated it, minimum 60, maximum one 34 hour time limit. And we do put a link here for you guys, uh, to be able to go and, uh, read from the NTSB in their update. Um, and then we even, anyway, maybe I’ll just take one question here. So you guys what it looks like. Um, so we need to update right there. So then when you started this, so talk about this screen and why it’s so ugly.

Speaker 2:

All right. Yeah. So we’re all about the ugly today, but that is because we are mimicking exactly how it looks and feels when you take the real end clicks. So what you see here is very close to the real and clicks.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. And so as soon as I submit that question, so that first question it delivers to me is kind of random. But as soon as I submit that first question in the background, all these algorithms are driving what your next question is going to be. Uh, and so what a lot of, well, and I’ll, I’ll have you answer this Murray, but we get a lot of questions about people were posting their pass-fail graphs first in clicks and they’ll say it’s weird because I got more questions right this time, but I fell or I only got 30 questions right and I pass what’s going on? So can you talk to that a little bit?

Speaker 2:

Absolutely. Yeah. I follow some of those on Facebook too. I’m where people take a minimum amount but don’t pass and or get the same amount as someone else. One person pass and one person didn’t. So the way that the computer adaptive testing works is you are fed the next question based on how well you did on the question before. And so you could get 100 questions just like the next person, but your 100 questions were more difficult and this person’s 100 questions were really easy. So that could mean that you pass in a hundred, that person fails in a hundred and it’s so it’s, it might be confusing, but the way it works is it’s all based on the difficulty of the question.

Speaker 1:

Right. Um,

Speaker 1:

yeah. So it’s, it’s, it’s all designed to give you the most simulated experience possible of the inklings. So that when you, because one of my biggest fears, and Marie and I were just talking about this before we started, is I’ve been a nurse for, uh, what is it like seven years or something like that. Marie’s been a nurse for over 10 years. My biggest fear personally going into the NCLEX was [inaudible]. I don’t know what it actually looks like or feels like or how it acts. I hadn’t really taken computer data tests. Even in nursing school. They would give us a 75 tests or question test. Um, I took all these question banks. I took thousands and thousands of questions going into it. And so my wife Sandy, she would always say, you’re fine. It’s going to be fine. I was like, yeah, but I don’t know that. Mmm. And so that anxiety would build up. But the purpose of SIM is to give you that real experience so you shouldn’t take SIMCLEX until your final semester in nursing school. Um, and it’s most helpful for you in that month leading up to the ink clicks because you have all that knowledge in your brain and SIMCLEX is all about giving you that experience as you work through it. Anything else about that Marine?

Speaker 2:

I think one thing I just wanted to say was in our end PQ bank, I think we do such a good job@nursing.com about, um, helping students know when they’re at that point where they’re probably going to pass the NCLEX. Um, we have this 55% recommendation where if you’re going through our question bank and you’re getting 50 to 60%, right, then you have a really good chance of passing. So I think that’s really reassuring. Just to add on to that.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Um, well this is a little sneak peek for people I guess. Uh, so I have the new, can you see my screen again?

Speaker 2:

Yup.

Speaker 1:

So I have the new NBQ. We were releasing a brand new, uh, NBQ that is a much more um, simple and more complex quiz builder platform than anything we’ve had before. Uh, it allows you to very quickly start questions based on uh, anything you want and you can see kind of as Maria was talking that uh, 55 or so percent we shoot for. You can quickly see on all your categories how you’re doing. So eating my categories that are red here, I really should be practicing on, so I can select all that. So let me go into just, let’s say here, but then I can make it much more complex and how I build a quiz by pulling in all these inklings categories, question types, a quiz mode, just test my incorrect. And if I’m a first or second semester student, I want to deal with question difficulty one or two, right as I’m third, fourth semester, I want to bring in all category difficulties are focused on three.

Speaker 1:

So you can see with within PQ or nursing practice questions, we let you be in the driver’s seat and pick what it is most important for you to study. When you get to SIMCLEX, we kind of take control of that because that’s what you’re going to experience as you get into, um, to take the in clicks. So [inaudible] I’ll take a question here. We can show what these are all, all about. [inaudible] and the internet is slow because it’s slow for everybody right now. Sorry. So the best part about these MPQ questions is what happens when you hit submit. And that’s what we kind of say, like in marketing, what we talk about is the learning begins on submit. Like you take the question, but your learning begins here. Marie, you want to talk about this screen and I’ll kind of scroll through as you talk.

Speaker 2:

Sure. Um, so this is, uh, when your view of a question and our MPQ bank. So, um, when you get a question either right or wrong, everything’s going to pop up for all of the answers so you can see the rationale for the correct answer here and then every incorrect answer as well. Um, and then as you go down, we also attached to all these questions are steady tools. So here’s a nursing process cheat sheet. We have references. Um, and you can see how you do compared to other nurses too.

Speaker 1:

So a lot of these, and I’ll talk to this again too, like part of the, some of the features here were built with some of our anxieties of I went to a small private nursing school. And so I honestly had no clue how I compared to someone who went to Baylor or to, you know, one of these Penn state is this fancy nursing school. Um, and so even though I was doing well in my cohort and I was doing well on these online question banks, I didn’t know what that meant. Um, compared to everyone else. So if I got a question, like if I got this question wrong, I probably need to be a little concerned. Like this is something I need to know because 63% of people are getting this right. So I should be able to do a little better and that’s great. So if I get it wrong, I can come in here and study post traumatic stress disorder immediately, um, from that question. So that’s pretty cool. I think I clicked the video will play right inside the, the rationale.

Speaker 2:

Yup. Yeah, we added a lot of resources and it’s only getting better I think.

Speaker 1:

Yes ma’am. So let’s talk some clicks a little more. So. So right now what we’ve done as part of our response to the COBIT is we’ve discounted the price of our influx prep Academy where normally it’s in line with all the other tools out there, about $329 or something like that. I think we’ve decreased that price by 36% and this is to help you guys, we know a lot of you are either worried about student loans right now because maybe you can’t work, you have all the regular financial stresses. So we wanted to get this available to as many people as possible. Um, and so until May 15th, uh, you know, we’re going to take as much of a hit of it as we can. We’ve dropped the price by 36%. So, uh, I don’t re, I think it’s $210 or something like that. You get our in clicks prep course, you get MBQ you get our, uh, I don’t have any clicks book here, but we have our own influx book that’s about like this thick or something that you get the digital version of. Um, and you get some clicks, meaning you also get all the updates that we’ve just released to make it as realistic as what you’re going to be taking. And I think with it, you get five attempts. Do you know for sure every, I don’t remember.

Speaker 2:

Um, it’s three or five. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

And the reason it’s a lot of people ask, why don’t we give unlimited attempts? Um, do you want to answer that Murray or

Speaker 2:

I can try. Uh, yeah. So we limit it to normally three to five, um, for a couple of different reasons. One big one is that you shouldn’t be using the simplex experience to improve your knowledge base. And so we were finding that some people were taking this test over and over and over and over again. And it’s just not the way that we would recommend that you study. And so we wanted to limit it to the number of times you take it. Another reason is when you sit down and take our simplex, you need to, um, behave as if it’s the real thing and you don’t have the capacity to do that 15 times. You have the capacity to do that just a few times. And so those are a couple of the reasons. I don’t know if you want to talk, if there’s other reasons that you can think of, John,

Speaker 1:

that’s it. So, yeah, if you were to take it 15 times, that’s 90 hours of, of influx. That’s not realistic. Um, and it’s not appropriate. So it doesn’t hurt us, uh, as nursing.com to let you take it 3 trillion times. It truly hurts you and your ability to see where you really are. And that’s why we, we really, if I could, I would, I would make it so no one except for semester students could access it because that’s when it’s most helpful. Um, you’re not getting a realistic in clicks experience if you do it in your first semester. And I don’t give a shit if you can pass it your first semester because you can’t even take it yet. So you need to be waiting until closer to the end and that, that’s spot on. Um, so yeah, if you guys go to nursing.com, um, if you already are a member of the NCLEX Academy, you’ll see these updates immediately.

Speaker 1:

Right now when you log in, if you’re not, um, until May 15th, we’ve cut the price down by 36%. You can get in there. There is, uh, uh, you can get in there and, uh, start testing immediately. Uh, if you don’t want that intellects prep Academy, uh, the, we have, um, what’s called the influx or MPQ plus simplex plan. I think that’s one 49, I think. Okay. I think that’s right. Uh, I haven’t budgeted a little. Yeah. Um, so you can start doing that. Um, and that gives you full access to 6,000 plus ish questions all written by NTSB and trained question writers. Indeed. Uh, with these advanced rationales, uh, the quiz builder, which we’re going to be releasing to everybody probably today or tomorrow, by the way. Cool. Um, and then obviously SIMCLEX, uh, you get three attempts, I believe, of simplex. So guys, we want you to succeed.

Speaker 1:

Um, and that’s why we’re building these tools that we can quickly give you what you need. Um, I don’t think that you’re going to find this response, uh, anywhere else. Um, and this is a lot of work. Um, and I was up, like I said, messaging with Dan, our VP of engineering enrich, who manages a lot of the question work here, uh, in engineering until 11 or so last night, uh, where they were working on, uh, this stuff enriches the engineer you want behind us. He’s locked himself in a one bedroom apartment surrounded by whiteboards with odds, statistical scribblings all over the place, if you’ve seen beautiful mind to think that. Uh, but that’s what we got working on it. And then Marie eats, sleeps and breathes. I think you’ve been with us for almost two years, right?

Speaker 2:

Yeah. You know, I totally missed it. It was like March 13th was two years, so yeah. Oh yeah. But it was, I was a contractor back then, but yep.

Speaker 1:

And in those two years, 90% of your time has been, uh, in clicks questions

Speaker 2:

for sure. Yes. Dig in deep into that stuff.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. This is the team that you want to trust your future with. And I believe that and that’s why we have them working on it. So what else you want to say, Marie?

Speaker 2:

Um, one more thing came to mind. So we talked there being 60 centers opening starting today, and if all goes well at these 60, on the 28th, which is I think Saturday, um, they’re going to open even more. So that’s something to keep in mind too. If there’s not a testing center that’s open near you,

Speaker 1:

awesome. If you guys have any questions about this, please reach out to support. Um, they’re working their butts off right now with all the changes and stuff to everybody’s life. Um, but they are trying to stay on top of everything as fast as they can. Uh, you can reach out to them@contactatnursing.com. Um, but we’ve got once you guys to see succeed and like we always say,

Speaker 2:

happy nursing.

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Mar 26 2020

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Next Generation NCLEX (What changes are coming to the NEW NCLEX?)

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What is Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)?

  • Quick NGN Facts
    • WHAT: 5 new question NCLEX question formats
    • WHEN: 2022-2023
    • WHY: better measure new grad nurse clinical judgement

Essentially, the NCSBN or the National Council State Boards of Nursing (who administers the NCLEX) is planning to include a variety of 5 new question types (explained below) that better measure clinical judgment into the NCLEX beginning in 2022 or 2023.

Right now is 2020. This is planning on happening on in 2022 so you’ve got some time. If you’re in school right now, chances are you won’t be exposed to the new NCLEX on test day.

You might, however, see some of these exam items, on your exam as the NCSBN begins to test some of these question types, but they will not be scored.

Why NGN?

The Next Generation NCLEX project began in about 2012 when the NCSBN said, “Hey, are we doing everything that we can to prepare new nurses to enter the floor?” And they said, well, no, we’re not. We need to help them think a little bit differently and feel more clinically prepared.”

With that, it was determined that creating new questions types might improve their ability to gauge readiness to work on the hospital floor.

As of the latest update, there are 5 new questions types.

What Kind of Questions will be on the New NCLEX?

The 5 new NCLEX question types include:

  • Extended Multiple Response
  • Extended Drag and Drop
  • Cloze (drop down)
  • Enhanced Hot Spot
  • Matrix (grid)

Essentially, three of the “new” NCLEX question types already exist and the new format is just adjusting delivery (multiple response, drag and drop, hot spot).

Extended Multiple Response

Essentially, these are select all that apply questions (SATA) questions with additional answer options.

So basically you’re given a, a STEM or a question and you’re asked to select all the answers that all the items or all the answers that answer that question. So they’re just adding a few more options to SATA questions. Now here’s the good thing . . . they’re planning to use partial credit scoring. So that’s huge.

Extended Drag and Drop

So extended drag and drop is an alternate format question type on the NCLEX. These extended dragon drops are different because not all of the options will be required to be used in the answer.

So it’s almost like a select all that apply, drag and drop. It’s really nothing more than that. It’s just that you’re dragging it over rather than clicking a button. So in some cases there might be more boxes available, then there are correct answers. And so you just have to select which ones actually apply to the patient for this new NCLEX question.

Cloze (dropdown)

Given a sentence and it’s almost like a fill in the blank, but instead of a fill in the blank, it’s a dropdown. So you’re given a sentence of the nurses evaluating a patient with pneumonia.  You hover over the first dropdown and you select your answer and then you have over the second and you select your answer. It’s truly nothing more than that.

It’s just selecting the appropriate dropdowns in any given sentence or within tables on a chart.

Enhanced Hot Spot

These seem kind of interesting in that you’re, for example, given a report, a written report from an offgoing nurse, and inside that report there’s a couple pieces of information that you have to identify as important or things that you need to take action on.

So you’re given this report, this written report or a med chart or something like that, or a lab value and you have to select within there by like highlighting the phrase that requires the most immediate action.  This is a great way to test nursing priorities.

Matrix (grid)

You’re going to see an Excel spreadsheet and you’ll have different columns. One column will be patient data or actions that the nurse would take. And then the other three columns will be or correct answer options. And you would have to select one of the columns for each of these rows.

In all honesty – these seem like an exciting new NCLEX question type.

Conclusion

Now is this intimidating? Yeah, it be a little bit intimidating for nursing students knowing that this is quite a bit different than just a four answer options.

But at the same time, this is almost like when you are able to give an oral report or an essay answer option instead of selecting the right answer. I remember when I took anatomy and physiology, our professor would give us like a a hundred question test and they would give us two essays. I loved the two essay parts because I was able to explain everything that I knew versus having to select one right answer option. And maybe I’d read the question wrong. So this is almost like that. It’s almost giving you a chance to show more of what you know and I believe that a lot of these truly are going in the right direction for preparing nurses to deal with all that we see on the floor versus selecting a right answer option.

There’s a lot of times in nursing, there’s not really a right answer, it’s just the best answer for that time for that patient. So I do believe that this is in the right direction. Don’t get too concerned about this. If you’re taking the NCLEX this year or next year, if you’re taking it in 2022, maybe start becoming familiar with it. If you’re taking it in 2023 or beyond. I think that by that point, all the tech is going to be rolled out. All the testing’s going to be done where you would actually need to understand what’s going on here. We will have many resources coming for you to help you take these questions as it gets closer.

Try out our Test Taking course for additional help on how to uncover the why behind the what, the most important information and in a way that you can go out and implement. All right guys, we love you. Now go out and be your best self today. Happy nursing.

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Mar 23 2020

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Answers to Your Fears About COVID-19 (and 3 ways we can help you today)

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You’re probably feeling a bit scared right now . . .

Maybe you’re nursing school just canceled clinicals or moved classes 100% online.  Now, on top of everything that it is to be a nursing student, you are dealing with the fear brought on by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Last night, I asked: “How has COVID-19 impacted you as a nursing student?” . . . I got hundreds of responses.

So I wanted to make a quick podcast to answer some of those concerns.

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NURSING Family, ⠀ Please let us know how you are being impacted by COVID-19. ⠀ ⠀ Are classes canceled?⠀ Are clinicals canceled?⠀ Has your NCLEX been canceled?⠀ ⠀ We are a #nursingfamily and we are all in this together. How can we help?

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Our Response to COVID-19

We are implementing an aggressive response to COVID-19 for nursing students and nursing school impacted.  You can see all of our efforts HERE (nursing.com/lp/covid).

Some of our efforts include:

  • Reducing the price of our NURSING STUDENT & NCLEX Academies by 36% until May 15, 2020
  • Providing free student accounts to any nursing school experiencing closures until May 15, 2020
  • Develop a Nursing Clinical 360 course
  • Donating up to $10,000 to WHO COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Providing pizza   dinners to night shift nurses

We Are All In This Together

From the early days of NURSING.com (NRSNG), I used to say “We’re all in this together . . . “.  That is true now more than ever.

We need you.  I hope this podcast episode helps reduce some of your fears or at least gives you some motivation to keep going.

Resources Mentioned In The Episode

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Mar 16 2020

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Remember Your “WHY”

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Mar 16 2020

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Options for Advancing Your Nursing Career

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Mar 09 2020

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We just launched an NCLEX book . . .

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Huge . . . we just released a comprehensive NCLEX review book.  Save 20% when you order today (3/2/2020).  Just go to NURSING.com/nclexbook

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Mar 02 2020

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5 Tips for Dealing with a Disorganized Nursing Program

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I was recently asked: How to address the disorganization of a program. Conflicting due dates and disorganized instructors seem to make everything harder than it has to be. You know, when I graduated nursing school, I thought mine was the only school that was a bit unorganized . . . turns out, many students feel […]

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Feb 24 2020

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Finding Balance in Nursing School

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Did you know that nearly 30% of nursing students never graduate?  Trying to balance family, school, job . . . it’s almost unbearable. Honestly how to balance family (being a parent to young kiddos) and school. It’s really hard only doing homework after kiddo goes down in the evenings. I’m either sacrificing study time or […]

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Feb 17 2020

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How to Improve Your Grades in Nursing School

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All nursing students struggle with their grades at some point . . . you’re not alone . . . but after talking with thousands of nursing students, I’ve found that NURSING.com can help you pass.

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Feb 11 2020

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How To Survive OB Clinical In Nursing School

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Today we talk with an experienced OB nurse and educator about what nursing students can do to survive and thrive the OB clinical in nursing school.

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Feb 10 2020

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From Nursing School Grad to First Job (navigating the transition)

Feb 03 2020

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NRSNG is becoming nursing.com in 2020

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On January 14, 2020, NRSNG is becoming nursing.com Let me try to answer some of the questions you might have and then I’ll explain a bit more. I made a quick video to explain it all here: CLICK HERE What is happening to your NRSNG Academy account? After January 14, 2020 you will be able […]

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Dec 04 2019

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A couple nursing stories

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I really just wanted to share a couple stories from my nursing journey.  As we approach a few breaks from school, I hope these stories help you remember your “WHY”.   Happy Nursing!

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Nov 21 2019

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By jgraces1616 - Dec 04 2019
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Literally might cry!! These podcasts are so very helpful! Thank you!!

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