Splendid Opportunities in Nursing - page 2

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Nurses, make $30-$35 a week! :) The Chicago School of Nursing was one of the first, largest and most popular of the Home Study nursing programs The school was founded in 1899 by Dr. Orville Juan Perkins, a graduate of... Read More


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    My grandmother received her practical nursing degree from this school back in the 1930s. I still have her diploma and class photo. I remember her caring for elderly folks in her home.
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    I think I still look quite a bit like my image there on the brochure...LOL
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Once upon a time all one needed to be a practical nurse was a certificate from a doctor stating that he deems you capable in providing competent bedside care.
    Sounds...great?

    All I have to say is thank goodness it's 2012 and not 1936!
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    My, doesn't she just look thrilled as all hell to be a nurse. ::quirks eyebrow:: I've seen broader smiles on cadavers.
    Last edit by CheesePotato on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: Curse you, smartphone!
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    Quote from CheesePotato
    My, doesn't she just look thrilled as all hell to be a nurse. ::quirks eyebrow:: I've seen broader smiles on cadavers.
    hahaha - I think maybe they were going for "noble"? All I can imagine is a little thought bubble saying, "yeah, right".

    I took home around $800/mo as an LVN in So Cal in the late 70s. It seems to me wages for nurses have stagnated or even lost ground in the last 5 years but I haven't done the math. I don't need any new reasons to be depressed.
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    Quote from SoldierNurse22
    Sounds...great?

    All I have to say is thank goodness it's 2012 and not 1936!
    Oh, I dunno... I would have liked avoiding all that work in nursing school and dealing w all those bizzarro instructors! ;D
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    Quote from CloudySue
    Oh, I dunno... I would have liked avoiding all that work in nursing school and dealing w all those bizzarro instructors! ;D
    I won't pretend I enjoyed it, but if it means autonomy, I'd do it again!
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    I love these vintage photos!
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    I think it'd be really interesting to read the textbooks from this program....
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    I, too, was a new LPN in the late '70s-my annual salary was $9000! And, because I was only 19 and still living with Mom and Dad, most of that income was disposable! My entire LPN program was $375, and that included 2 uniforms, 2 caps, a pair of bandage scissors, and all my books. I didn't go back for my RN until I was in my 30's and had 2 kids under the age of 10 and was working full time. Boy, would I have loved a mail order nursing program that only had 33 lessons in it!!
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