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Hello, I'm Mr. Kev

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by Kevthenurse, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Kevthenurse

    Kevthenurse Member

    My name is Kev. I am a recent nursing school graduate (I haven't even sat for my boards yet), and I have finally started reading for fun again; I am a brand new Stephen King fan.
    Real world settings rarely interest me, so I overlooked him until now. I have only read two of his books, Needful Things and Salem's Lot and I absolutely loved them both!
    I am open to suggestion on other books of his to read, but right now I am leaning towards The Talisman. I greatly look forward to being impressed again!
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Hi Kev! Congrats on graduation, good luck with boards. Welcome to this board, no test to pass here. I would definitely recommend The Talisman. Great story.
  3. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer B-dazzled

    (You'll understand my moniker when you read it.)
    This is my favorite of Mr. King's books and the very first book ever to make me cry.

    Oh, and welcome to the Board.
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome and congrats on the graduation. Good luck on the exams.
    Talisman is an excellent choice and follow it with Back House!
  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB! I'm a nurse; graduated in in 1988. My suggestion per the Boards is to understand that you can't really study for them. You know what you know from classes. If you did relatively well in school you'll be fine for the Boards. Don't think you won't be.

    The Talisman's a good choice, as will be any number of others. Personally, I recommend The Dead Zone for beginners.
  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome, Kev--yes The Talisman is fantastic.
  7. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Your'e got hands like Clint Eastwood.
  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Welome! :watermelon:
  9. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Salem's Lot Welcome 350.jpg
    As many others have said "The Talisman" is a great choice for your next read.
    Good luck with "boards", both Nursing & SKMB!;;D
  10. flipska19

    flipska19 Disremember

    Hi Kev. Welcome and good luck on your exams. I recommend the short story collections.
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  11. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

  12. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...take the above suggestions, but until you pass the Boards-the only thing you need to read is every NCLEX prep book out there, every Mosby's etc., that is your life until that computer shuts down and you get your notification...best of luck, from one who passed first test, minimum questions at age 42.....
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  14. ClaireB76

    ClaireB76 Life is a state of mind

    Hi Kev, and welcome :)
  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can and should study resources designed to aid you in approaching the Nursing Boards.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...from speaking with recent graduates Frank, they have drastically changed the testing methodology....so practical AND book knowledge are weighted fairly equally....
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  17. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Things change in the field so often and almost fundamentally, I'm glad I have to keep up only to the extent that I do.
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  18. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Welcome Kev! Good luck on your boards and enjoy The Talisman. One of my all time favorites!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah, so far the pieces and parts still seem to fit into the usual places....
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  20. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yes, my initial training has sufficed down through the years. I've repeatedly been impressed by how apparently certain good nursing habits remain ingrained in me. I assume that's a mark of a good program.
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