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!