Friday, February 01, 2008

Rn Recruiter

This is a nice lady who is a RN recruiter. Jayne Doucette, or so if you need help finding a job check this out. margaret

Sunday, January 27, 2008

NCLEX results

This is the info I have:
* the average time it takes to find out if you passed the NCLEX is about 3 days (don't freak of it takes longer. I've heard that if they have not processed your degree info then it may take longer than the average. One girl that I knew waited 14 days b/c she was taking a class for her general education and it took her instructor a while to post the grades and such)
* you can check to see if you passed by looking at the following website$lcev2.startup?p_qte_code=RN&p_qte_pgm_code=7800 (this website updates daily yet seems to be a day behind the current date. This means they update it on Saturday with new info from Friday).
* It's true what they say about there "not really being a way to study for it". I combined reading with LOTS of test questions from multiple sources. I think this is individual for each person. I was scheduled to take the test at 8am, so I made sure to do my practice test questions at that time to get myself used to testing in the morning.
* The test is designed in a way that makes you feel as if you have missed alot of questions and as a result the thought that you failed comes at you quite often while you wait for the results. Try to stay calm so your family does not move out just to get away from you.
* If your scheduled to take it in Roseville the Best Western on Harding is reasonably priced and it is about 5-10 min from the testing center. They have free high speed wireless internet so bring your laptop and you can review with your online sources the night before. They also had a coffee pot and refrigerator so I brought my coffee and some snacks.
* Eat a good meal the night before, b/c if your anything like me anything you ate in the morning could feel like it's not gonna stay where you put it. There's a good resturaunt near the hotel called Claim Jumpers. The food was really good and the prices were reasonable.
* Lastly and most importantly....Good Luck Everyone. We have been together for 2 years and so I feel as if I can safetly say that we are all very smart individuals. We know the information. You will pass.

Friday, January 25, 2008


How long after the test before you know the results?

Monday, January 21, 2008

NCLEX-RN Practice

Practice with NCLEX type questions and improve your critical thinking skills and test scores.
This NCLEX practice site is free for you and provided by the Nursing Student Success program.

NCLEX-RN Practice

Friday, January 04, 2008

Employment Opportunities!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give you all some information that I've found helpful.
The information below is the contact info for a recruiter for California hospitals. I've spoken with him various times about employment opportunities and he has been very helpful. I found him through the aftercollege site. He wanted me to pass along this information to you guys because if you have your IP and are still searching for somewhere to work there are a number of positions available that he can direct you to.

Hope this helps :)

Greg Zoch | Partner | bio

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. | 4965 Preston Park Blvd | Fourth Floor | Plano , TX 75093
main 972.931.5242 | fax 972.931.9683 | |

Ranked #1 "Largest Retained Executive Search Firm" by The Dallas Business Journal

Recognized as an industry expert by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, USA Today, Fox, CNN and others

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kaplan Review

To all of you who signed up for the Kaplan Review. Kaplan will be contacting each one of you guys, they will call you after the first of the month, to confirm your registration and when and where to go. I did find out that the review will be held in Cunningham 429 on campus. I hope this information helps. Contact me if you have any other questions or concerns. By now you should have all received your book and letter from Kaplan, let me know if you have not.

Have a wonderful New Years! See you guys on the January 5th.

Friday, December 28, 2007


I found my IP like Liana did - on the website. Also, I received my Eligibility notice (dated 12/26) in the same envelope as my request for transcripts (dated 12/21) and the Candidate Bulletin. I registered with Pearson Vue at about 7pm on 12/27 and had my ATT by the next morning's email. I'm scheduled to take the NCLEX in Roseville Jan 24th! Schedule your test asap as there are not many appointments available in January. Good luck to all, Jen

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Board of Registered Nursing

Hey all FYI

I just got a letter from the board of registered nursing with a check mark next to some items needed to be completed before it can be processed. It said that I still needed to send in a transcipt with posted degree after graduation. Thinking I did something wrong, I contacted M. Neville and she said that this is what the evaluations office will send to the board after they get them processed. Just thought I would let you all know in case your heart stutters to a stop like mine did.


Go to

put in your name and check for your IP number mine was already there and I put in my application the first week of Nov. so if it is not there yet just keep checking.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Congrats All

It feels real now!!!! Thank you everyone for all the help and support you have all provided. Esp. to Frank and his crew...Thanks for all those typed notes of the lectures.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Congratulations !!!

Congratulations and God bless !


Monday, December 17, 2007

N8 Grades on DocuShare

N8 grades are posted in Docushare. Your name and scores do not match up the way that the paper is set up, they are off by one so you have to look at the score below for your real scores...Here is the link


To the Class of 2007, Congratulations to all of you. It has been a rough two years and I commend you for all your hard work. I look forward to working with all of you. Good luck on your Board exams.

For those that have passed your board exams BRAVO!!! I miss all of you and I just wanted to say hello...congratulations...see you in the field.

Fernisa Sison (Fern)

Friday, December 14, 2007

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Thursday, December 13, 2007


Here's the slideshow...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007


11 days left!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Congrats Katie and Ena!
Glad Ill see you over in the Units at DMC.
So, wheres everyone else going to work?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pictures for the slide show

Consider this your final notice! Last day I'll be accepting pics for the slide show is December 5th. If you don't get your pictures in to me by then you will NOT be included in the slide show <----not my problem. Get them in people! Send them to me as an attachment in an email at:


Friday, November 16, 2007

DVD of slideshow

How many of you would be interested in purchasing a DVD of the slideshow? It will be approximately $4 (or possibly less). Just tossing it in the air. Any other suggestions?

Monday, November 12, 2007

!! Disaster Drill- Important Info from Robert !!

Here is the list of people and the locations that you have been assigned to. The * next to your name means that you need to contact Robert ASAP as you have been assigned and there is a lunch waiting with your name on it-literally!
Also, you will not be allowed to participate without a picture ID so bring your student ID with you.
Pass the word!!


Aimee Myhra
Amie Edwards *
Kristine Brown *
Lori Skevington
Marilou Almadrigo
Navneet Athwal
Sharon Jones
Austin Peterson

Kaiser Modesto
Jennifer Pinheiro *
Mathew Valerio
Rita Ribiero
Tonya Robinson *

Kaiser Manteca
Ena Schultz
K. Danielle Mathias-Lamb *
Katy Cowden
Maria Montes
Raulyne Ken Fack

Kaiser Stockton
Adriana Montellano *
Kimberly Tecson
Sarah Meerdink *
Shanna Thornton
Stacy Cook *
Theresa Furlong
Blessie Gee

Lodi Memorial
Barbara Jennifer Lewis
Danielle Barrios
Gemekia Molina
Kay Galvan
Nicole Porter
Rachael Ramsey
Rupert Lao
Kimberly Thurman
Cira Arteaga

San Joaquin General Hospital
Aatiqa Pirbhai
Annastasia Butman
Brenn Briones
Jessica Kelling *
Marilyn Moral
Michelle Berlin
Sabrina Rodrigues
Sergey Navrotskiy
Shareen Kumar

Tracy Family Practice
Carey Holm
Crista Ames
Eugene Eastman *
John Bigol
Katie Vasconez *

St Joseph’s
Ashlie Guthrie
Barbara Kelling
Cheri Tassano
Kristen Gromm
Maureen Dunn
Rosa Reyes
Rowena Zabala
Rufina McCarty
Sheryll Candelario
Susan Gradin
Harrison Cole

Jaquelyne Orr *
Jennifer Williams *
Krystal Champion
Randy Kuwamoto
Steven Castelanelli

Doctors Medical Center Manteca
Darlene Machado
Deborah Acevedo *
NilanJana Chakrabarty
Rita Robins *
Sarah King *
Jyoti Battar *

Friday, November 09, 2007

Graduation Music

Okay folks,

We need to choose some music for our graduation pinning ceremony and only 3 of you responded to my previous post.
So here's the list so far:

"Do I make u proud" by Taylor Hicks
"Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong's
"The Long And Winding Road" Paul McCartney
"Lean On Me" Bill Withers
"Imagine" John Lennon
“Don't you forget about me” by Simple Minds
“My wish” by Rascal Flatts
“Don’t dream it’s over” Crowded house

If you have an idea for a song let me know so I can add it to the list and get a copy of the songs to Mary Neville. You need to decide what songs you want in the slide show and what songs you want played during the ceremony.

I need your song selections AND pictures by December 5th.
You can email them to me at or call my cell, (209) 815-3139 and if you have a CD of photos we can meet up and I'll make sure to return the disc back to you.

December 5th people!!! If you don't get your photos in by then and you dont see yourself on the show. I don't want to hear it. Please don't hassle me you've had notice since the beginning of the summer. If I don't get any responses(like before).... I'm going to keep the slide show how it is with the songs that are already on it.

I'll keep you all posted.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

N8 Grades

Does anyone know where our grades are posted? I've looked everywhere in DocuShare and i can't find it. If you find it post a link for everyone. Thanks

Monday, November 05, 2007

Kaplan NCLEX Review

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who are interested in taking Kaplan and have not yet turned in your application with payment of $274 + your form submitted to Kim Thompson for the supplimental $100, please take note that I will need all applications and payments submitted by November 21st. If you are currently taking N9 & N10 and need to drop off your original Kaplan Application and payment please submit it to Kim Thompson and she will ensure that I recieve it. Just staple your check to your application and ask her to pass it on to me. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


Ena Jarquin-Schulz

Live Scan

Hey everyone

For those of you who have not done your live scan for the RN boards, the UPS store in Lodi does live scans on a walk-in basis! They charge $20.00 for the fingerprinting and $32.00 dollars DOJ fees for total of $52.00 They also do passport pictures for 7.99 + tax.

They are located at:

2715 W. Kettleman Ln. Ste 203
Lodi, CA. 95242

In the Lowes Shopping Center

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hospital Window

A great note for all to read it will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking:

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.
Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'
Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

N9 Test #1 Outline/Review

I thought I had this but didn't; Thanks to Liana for emailing me back so quick:

Graduation Stuff

I am forwarding this (Thanks to Katie!) from Shelba:

Spread the word...Bring $10.00 cash or a check made out to San Joaquin County 4-H Exchange at the time of the rehearsal. My daughter and a friend will set up the stage and do a lot of little things that day. The 125 poinsettias were ordered in May so they would be available on Dec 20. They are 6 1/2 inch pots, florist quality. There will be an area on stage right for photos this time, and we are still dreaming this up(I see an arch, fake pointsettias, and a sign saying class of 2007)
After the pinning, everyone needs to come get one poinsettia to take home. They will all be red, standard plants(as opposed to winter rose, white, or pink flowers)
Take care,
Shelba Durston

Also, please remember to bring ceil blue scrubs, lab jackets and/or books you will no longer need to the rehearsal to donate to the SNA and Nursing Success Program for those that may need them.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Regarding ATI Results

OB ATI results are already posted at your ATI My Results page online. I was confused about the Levels but here it is in a nutshell:
Level 3 is the best and exceeds standards, Level 2 is below that and exceeds minimum standards, Level 1 meets minimum standards, below Level 1 is the worst (It explains this on the last page of your results).
Per the Memo from the Nursing Office dated 8/22/07 (page one of the red papers that have the codes on them) it states:
"All the nursing program courses are now requiring completion of the ATI content exams with a Level 2 minimum score. If you do not achieve the required score on the secured exam, you will have the opportunity to complete an on-line unsecured exam, obtain a minimal score of 85%, and meet the ATI testing criteria for the course."
So, if you got Level 2 or 3 you're good and do not have to do anything else. If you scored Level 1 or below you need to complete the unsecured exam with 85% and get a copy to the Nursing Office.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Okay, M. Neville got back to me with this:

M. Neville wrote:
"I will send out an email in a day or 2 about the OB class. You have a Clinical orientation at EMSTI Tuesday and clinical exercises on Wednesday, so plan to be there."

So everyone keep an eye out for the email with the time.
Hey All: Question for you????

We are supposed to start N8 next week and my schedule says that my clinical dates are Tues. and Wed.....But our lecture is on Thurs. So, my question is this: Do we show up for clinical first or do we first attend the lecture and the clinicals will begin the week after that? Does anybody know? Tried to email M. Neville but she is out of the office. Please Help!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

SNA General Membership Meeting Oct 15th - Locke 314 - 1pm

SNA General Membership Meeting Oct 15th - Locke 314 - 1pm

Kim Thompson from the Nursing Student Success Program will share information regarding the benefits of the program and the many ways they may help you complete the ADN program and successfully pass NCLEX the first time.

We lost our Treasurer to the rigors of N7 so that means we have a vacancy that YOU may fill. Please review the description of duties below and if you can commit to a few extra hours here and there for SNA officer activities then feel free to contact me @ or come to the meeting and raise your hand.
Treasurer: Keeps financial records, makes deposits and payment requests for club events, manages inventory and ordering.
We will also have an ICC update and vote on support of a member going to the 3 day CSNA conference in San Jose.
SNA gear will be raffled along with a fleece jacket to celebrate the change in weather!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Preceptor Sign-up List for N9

I ended up with one of the lists so I wanted to make sure that y'all got a chance to view it. I only typed the location, the preceptor's initials and the shift to keep their confidentiality but at least we can see what shifts are located where. PS They are in the order that was on the original list so they will be easy to find on Thursday. Good luck to all, Jenifer

N10 questions

this is for those that could not open my email. We still need Ch. 13 and 15

N9 final

N9 Review questions: let's see if we can pull together to get some page numbers!!!!!

1.Power-as nurses. What are the historical perspectives? How do we get power through RN? How do we manifest power in a positive or negative way?
2.Application of political activist? As a nurse what activities do we do in a facility or outside a facility?
3.Expert power-reward power, coheres power. All power-how do we use them to influence or to gain outcome?
4.Why is empowerment so important?
5.Public policy-why should nurses be involved in public policy? How can we manage?
6.Team vs. group. How are they different? How are they similar?
7.Resolving conflict. What is the cause? What happens in the process?
8.What behaviors make an effective team?
9.Shared governance-application. Given a scenario and asked…this is an example of…..?
10.Communications. Verbal and nonverbal.
11.Actively listening
12.Application of polarity management with conflict.
13.Stages of conflict. Given a scenario. Understand stages of conflict.
14.Organizational conflict. Cause and application.
15.Hersey and Blanchard. Conflict resolution.
16.Delegation. Accountable, responsible, and when. Who is suppose to do what?
17.Stress internal and external. How to cut down? What are external, how to manage?
18.Hardiness-nurses need to be hardy/
19.Time management.
20.Professional organization-who do they benefit?
22.Robert’s Rule of Orders
23.Why is networking so important?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

peaches uniforms

If anyone is interested in ordering any of these uniforms just let me know I think that I can swing a great deal if we all order together. I think that there are two dress styles that they are willing to let us have if we all agree. Here is the two samples:

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Music for the slide show...

any ideas??

I put a small slide show together over the summer, but I'm still collecting pictures people! That means, if you have pictures from school, I need them! Get ahold of me through my email, or better yet, burn them on a cd and give them to me during lecture.

The songs I have on the slide show right now are:
Don't you (forget about me), by Simple Minds (from the Breakfast Club soundtrack)
Don't dream its over, By Crowded House

Monday, October 08, 2007

Pinning ceremony scrub dress

I found a sight for a suprisingly form fitting scrub dress