A nurse who knits…

September 20, 2006

My IP has been issued!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 11:03 pm

Oh… I was so excited to see that the California Board of Nursing issued my interim permit this morning.  A graduate nurse needs to have an IP in order to practice in CA.  Other states have different rules and my friends back in MI are able to practice without this IP business.  Until I got one, I had to work as a nursing assistant/tele tech.  So… starting tomorrow, I’ll get to do nursing tasks.  Yeah!!! I’m so excited.  The other exciting thing is that I’ll get paid more.  The graduate nurse salary is 2x as much as a nursing assistant.  I needs the cash bad.  It’s tough living like a starving student even when you’re not one anymore.

No knitting has been accomplished since my last post:( I’ve been mostly studying for the NCLEX.  I started Kaplan review courses last Monday and I still have to study for my EKG test next week.  Yikes!  I’ll have to interpret EKG strips and I haven’t even started studying yet… Better get my nose back into those books!



  1. when i took the boards, lo those many years ago, some of the questions came straight from the nclex book. i’ll be pulling for you!
    isn’t it wonderful to finally get to do what you have worked so hard for. the ekgs are fun, it’s like doing a puzzle.
    susan in michigan (from threadbear)

    Comment by susan — September 21, 2006 @ 6:00 am | Reply

  2. Congrats! More money = more yarn!

    Comment by kristi and otis — September 21, 2006 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  3. Yayyyy for Gail!! Like you’re not going to do outstanding WELL on those exams. I know you’re excited! Take care!

    Comment by Jean — September 21, 2006 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  4. YGG! I wouldn’t take the exams again for all the money in the world! I’ve been a nurse for 25 years this year (and a CRNA for 15). I’m glad someone else is startig out, so I can retire, eventually, and knit! Good luck!

    Comment by Jo — September 28, 2006 @ 2:40 am | Reply

  5. CONGRATS!!! =D

    Comment by ruth — October 5, 2006 @ 6:46 am | Reply

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