PREPARING FOR STATE BOARDS AND NCLEX NCLEX REVIEW ALL AUGUST GRADUATES ASSIGNMENT: PN COMPUTER LAB – MUST COMPLETE NCLEX REVIEW BY JULY 28th. PLAN 2-3 DAYS AT END OF CLINICAL ROTATIONS OR IF YOU HAVE AN AVAILABLE DAY THIS SUMMER. DECEMBER GRADUATES – YOU WILL HAVE THIS REVIEW IN DECEMBER . YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS UNDER MODULES IN PNV 1914. REGISTRATION FOR RINEHART & ASSOCIATES NCLEX REVIEW www.nclexreview.net DATES GIVEN – JULY 11, 12, 13 at ICC, Belden Campus NEED TO KNOW ASAP IF YOU PLAN TO ENROLL. MRS. DIANN SLOAN WILL BE HERE ON JUNE 20TH AT 10AM. WIA WILL PAY COST. COST - $225. TAKE BROCHURE TO YOUR WIN CASEWORKER ASAP. DECEMBER GRADUATES – One will be offered in November or December. AVAILABLE BOOKS PN EXAM CRAM .ORDER ONLINE AT www.nclexreview.net Practice Questions and Answers. FORMATTED LIKE NCLEX-PN, CD-ROM INCLUDED OTHER SOURCES: www.monster.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.healthcareerconcepts.com www.nursing-review.com APPLICATIONS TO TAKE STATE BOARD EXAMS. FOR ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, LOG ONTO www.msbn.state.ms.us go to Licensure – Exams. Deadline to apply July 11th. SINCE 1994, GRADUATES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE A CAT RATHER THAN A PAPER AND PENCIL TEST. Sandra Bates, Director of State Health Cluster Programs and the State Board of Nursing recommend that the graduate nurse be exposed to at least 3,000 test questions prior to State Board. You are responsible for completing application and sending required fee to sit for Boards. $60 We are responsible for supplying you with copy of transcript, proof of completion of program. Your IV certification has to be sent in separately. Give me a $20 check of Money Order to Mississippi Board of Nursing along with page 4, Expanded Role. Instructors will not sign off on your application process until all requirements are met. Deadline to register for Criminal Background Check (fingerprinting) July 29th. Must use credit card to pay $75 fee. A BON representative will be here on August 5th at 9:00am to conduct the fingerprinting. Bring 2 picture IDs. Your Comprehensive Predictor (Mock Boards) will be given at 10:00 on July 28th. Practice for Pinning Ceremony will follow. Turn in your IV Certificate and fee and $5.00 transcript fee on July 28th. You must clear all holds at NEMCC. You must either complete NCLEX Review or complete review on campus (2-3 days) If you have to repeat exam, you are responsible for re-application. You must wait 46 days before re-applying. 3 times before proof of additional education. Repeat NCLEX review is normally recommended. No time limit after graduation before taking Boards. However, asap is recommended. Quickest method is by registering online and using a credit card payment to set up application. Testing is done at Silva Learning Center, Tupelo, MS Cannot work except in Aide position until licensed. 205 question limit on computer aided test. Computer will stop at unspecified time. 5 hours allowed. You will receive notification in 48 hours via the website. It is your responsibility to renew your license every 2 years, notify State Board of Nursing of any change in address, marital status. DO NOT LET YOUR LICENSE LAPSE. LPNs renew on odd number years. Your license will not be due for renewal until December 31, 2015. RNs on even number. Your employer will require a copy of license. Make sure that Expanded Role – IV certification in on the website the day you receive your licensure. Can I work in another state with my MS License? Compact License ENTRY LEVEL SKILLS NATIONAL LEAGUE OF NURSING STATES “LPNs ARE CONCERNED WITH BASIC THERAPEUTIC REHABILTATIVE AND PREVENTIVE CARE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND DIVERSE CULTURES IN VARIOUS STAGES OF DEPENDENCY…THE PRIMARY ROLE OF THE LPN IS TO PROVIDE NURSING CARE FOR CLIENTS EXPERIENCING COMMON WELL-DEFINED HEALTH PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURED HEALTHCARE SETTINGS. THE LPN NEED TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCIES (ENTRY LEVEL SKILLS) IN: ASSESSMENT: COLLECTS DATA ABOUT BASIC PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL SPIRITUAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL NEEDS OF THE CLIENTS;USE KNOWLEDGE OF NORMAL VALUES TO IDENTIFY DEVIATIONS DOCUMENTS DATA COLLECTIONS COMMUNICATES FINDINGS. PLANNING: CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING CARE PLANS; PRIORITIZES NURSING CARE NEEDS; ASSISTS IN REVIEW AND REVISION OF NURSING CARE PLANS. IMPLEMENTATION PROVIDES NURSING CARE; TEACHES CLIENTS, COLLABORATED WITH TEAM MEMBERS;COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY. EVALUATION: SEEKS GUIDANCE AS NEEDED;MODIFIES NURSING APPROACHES BASED ON EVALUATION OF NURSING CARE MEMBER OF THE DISCIPLINE: COMPLIANT WITH NURSING STANDARDS AS OUTLINE IN NURSE PRACTICE LAW. IS A CLIENT ADVOCATE; CONTINUES EDUCATION BY PARTICIPATION IN CEU OPPORTUNITIES; ADHERS TO NURSING CODE OF ETHICS MANAGING/SUPERVISING: MANAGES OWN ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS SUPERVISING DELEGATED DUTIES TO UNLICENSED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OR OTHERS UNDER SUPERVISION. POLITICAL ACTIVISM: IS AWARE THAT AS A NURSE HE/SHE AFFECTS NURSING AND HEALTHCARE THROUGH POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIETAL ACTIVITIES AS A MEMBER OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM: WORKS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN RN, TO PROVIDE CARE TO THE CLIENT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DOCTOR, NURSE PRACTITIONER OR OTHER PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER. LPNs USUALLY SUPERVISE UNLICENSED PERSONNEL AS YOU TRANSFORM FROM STUDENT NURSE TO LPN, BE REMINDED: BE ORGANIZED, USE TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY. ENSURE THAT UNLICENSED PERSONNEL ARE AWARE OF IMPORTANCE. TAKING AND TRANSCRIBING ORDERS. YOU WILL REPORT TO THE ONCOMING NURSE CRITICAL CRITERIA ON THE CLIENTS UNDER YOUR CARE. TAKE NOTES WHEN YOU ARE RECEIVING REPORT UPON ARRIVAL FOR YOUR SHIFT. YOU WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCEPTING ORDERS FROM THE PHYSICIAN, NOTIFYING MD OF CLIENT STATUS AND RECEIVING NEW ORDERS, TRANSFERRING THE ORDER TO THE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION RECORD, NOTIFYING THE PHARMACY OF NEW MEDICATION ORDER. The unit secretary may transcribe the order after they are written, but the RN or LPN must enter orders on the patient record. The RN usually communicates with the MD, but the LPN may be asked or required to on any given occasion. Most facilities use computer systems to notify other departments of new orders. Stay current on any changes within your workplace. Be flexible. Due to the nursing shortage, many opportunities will be available to you. Always leave a job on good terms if at all possible. Know the requirements, hours, benefits, vacation time, salary prior to accepting the position.