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Attention, attention all!

The wonderful, fabulous, smart, awesome Little Sister Pony passed her NCLEX (nurse licensing exam) with flying colors! She is now a Registered Nurse, a licensed medical professional.

All Hail Little Sister Pony!


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May. 10th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Woot! *raises glass for LSP*
May. 10th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
I'll drink to that!
May. 10th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Ooooooooh! Well done, Little Sister Pony! Congratulations on this accomplishment!
May. 10th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
She studied her butt off for this. She deserves every bit of it.
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May. 10th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
May. 10th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
All Hail Little Sister Pony! Eize Keiff!! Mazal Tov!

In what field does she work? I mean, is she an ER nurse, maternity nurse, or what?
May. 10th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
Eize Keiff!! Mazal Tov!

I shall pass that on to her. In those words.

She is now a Registered Nurse, and is licensed to do generalized floor nursing at a clinic or a hospital, and indeed she is doing that over the summer. But that's not her real specialty. She's still in school, getting a master's degree in nursing, with the aim of becoming a nurse practitioner (NP) specializing in women's health. Are there NPs in Israel? Do you know what those are?
May. 10th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Are there NPs in Israel? Do you know what those are? Actually I'm not sure. I never asked.
May. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
I asked my Hebrew teacher today, and she thinks there are nurse practicioners in Israel.
May. 10th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
There must be! People always need nurses, they do all the work with the patients.
May. 10th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
A nurse practitioner is something different, though. What you're describing is a regular RN, a floor nurse. An NP is more on the order of a family doctor -- she performs physical exams, does diagnoses, and can prescribe drugs. Basically, when MDs started going into specialties for the money, no one was left to do regular old doctoring, so the nurses instituted a degree program so that they could train to do it.
May. 10th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh. Well, with the shortage in docs here there must be NPs here, too. Luckily I never had to investigate that.
Can she choose anywhere in the country where she'd like to do her "rotation"? Is that how it's called?
May. 10th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, she's still in school right now, so she's not picking out-of-state summer jobs. I don't actually know whether she'd have to get re-licensed to practice out-of-state. My guess is that it depends on the state. Some states have licence-recognition agreements with other states, and some don't.
May. 10th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Congratulations to Sister Pony!
May. 10th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Indeed. With any luck, I'll actually get to congratulate her "live" one of these days. She's working in a clinic, earning money for a plane ticket to Chicago for a visit.
May. 10th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Now everyone will have to call her Sister Pony.

(Or would ... ish ... if she were a nurse in the UK. Or so it would have been before there were more men in nursing and it became impossible to call male nurses Sister. Which I think would be delightfully ... post-modern and ought to return. Like the top nurse being called Matron.)
May. 10th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
It's like that in Hebrew, too -- my very first Hebrew pun was "ha-achot sheli lomedet l'hiyot achot," which is literally "my sister is studying to be a Sister." Now, it'll have to be "ha-achot sheli achot," "my sister is a Sister," which is much snappier.

So . . . what do they call male nurses in the UK? Brother?
May. 10th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
No - they just abandoned the use of traditional terminology that assumed all nurses were female.
May. 10th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
I think they call nurses of the level of the now-misses-Sisters Nursing Officers and Chief Nursing Officers. Although I could be making that up.

Puns in Hebrew! That sounds like advanced stuff.
May. 10th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Nursing Officer sounds pretty good. I bet Little Sister Pony would like that.

I should add that the above is not only my very first pun in Hebrew, it is my only pun in Hebrew. The rest of my Hebrew humor has been confined to situational comedy and really bad "doctor, doctor" jokes.
May. 10th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Little Sister Pony! Been there, done that, got the...well, not anymore. I let my license go. But state boards aren't a walk in the park. Like most things, a little common sense along with the book knowledge goes a long, long way. She should be proud. I know a lot of straight 'A' students who didn't pass the first time. There was that little common sense problem. I had an 'A' in common sense and an average GPA.

Nursing Officer sounds pretty good. I bet Little Sister Pony would like that.

Nah, over here nurses are just called, "Hey, you!" We don't have a title, just the little letters after our name if signing something official. RN. You rarely get to add the whole degree stuff to it. If you go into administrative work, you get to add it to your official correspondence. There have to be some perks!

I still occasionally add RN to my name for some bizarre reason. Just like not too long ago when having to give my name, I gave my name before I was married. Where did that come from? Twenty-four later you'd think I'd know my name. :>)

Give Little Sister Pony a high-five from me. I wish her the very best.

May. 10th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Little Sister Pony didn't just pass -- she aced that test. It's done on a computer now, with an algorithm that, if you get a question right, gives you a harder one, or if you get a question wrong, it makes you do more questions. Kind of like golf, in a way. Anyway Little Sister Pony just blazed right through the test. Did it in 75 questions. Is she not awesome?
May. 10th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! That's fantastic. Huge congrats to Little Sister Pony!
May. 10th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Well, we all knew Little Sister Pony was totally awesome, but now we have proof.
May. 27th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Excellent news!
May. 28th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
I am so utterly proud of her, you wouldn't believe it.
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