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  1. by   kellis3
    Hello I just joined today. Thank you all for those warm greetings. I begin my nurses courses this fall. Does anyone have any advice on how I should prepare in the summer.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from kachok_84
    hey, im 21 and a nursing student at hunter, looking to make a great career for myself.

    21 years old, sigh, those were the days, LOL!

    Hope it goes well!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from StreamTeamLPN
    Hello, All-
    I am fairly new here, also. I am an LPN in the Urology Department of the #1 Children's Hospital in the USA (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). I am a triage nurse in the clinic. I have been an LPN for almost 14 yrs. but didn't work in the field for 9 yrs. I worked previously at a long term care facility. It's been a little scary coming back. I would love to take some refresher courses, but can't find any.
    I am married and have two children: my daughter is almost 14 (born 10 days after I graduated nursing school!), and my son is 11 (diagnosed in 2003 with Juvenile Diabetes).
    If anyone has any tips, I'd be grateful.

    Stream team, good moniker! do you guys really call yourselves that? heee hee!

    Well that has got to be tough, an 11 year old with diabetes - hard enough to get kids to be compliant. How's he coping with that?

    I chuckled about your daughter being born 10 days after your graduation - same thing happened with my nephew, my sister had just graduated like 2 days before, LOL!

    Take care and lots of luck to you!
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Jun 14, '05
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ANICURN
    (guess I have'nt figured out those smilies)
    Hey that smiley is as good as any other, chuckle!

    Take care and give yourself a "minute to breathe" - you're going through a lot. I did travel in my early 20's and would LOVE to do it again! But make sure you are "all filled up" emotionally and spiritually before you go.

    Take care, you're doing great!
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from kellis3
    Hello I just joined today. Thank you all for those warm greetings. I begin my nurses courses this fall. Does anyone have any advice on how I should prepare in the summer.

    Hi Kellis3!

    Welcome to the site! Wow you have some great times ahead, a lot of challenges, and some tough lessons. Boy the time goes so fast so don't worry about the summer! Take some time to do something you always wanted to do!

    Take care!
  6. by   nursig
    Hi guys!

    I come from the Philippines. It's nice to find along the way this website. I really don't know how to plan my way now that I just graduated nursing as a second courser. And I'm awaiting my local board results. I am planning to go to California and work there. But I just don't know the specific steps to go there and work as a nurse. I know is that I have to take NCLEX and IELTS.

    Hope there is a fellow Filipino like me or any fellow who can help me to know the steps in applying for the exams. Should I work here as a nurse? Is experience an important requirement in applying to work in the US.

    I am told that in applying for NCLEX, it is my school or college that will send my documents to US for me to be able to get the exam. Is this true?

    Should I still get a CGFNS exam knowing that California is one of the state that does not require CGFNS?

    Hope you guys can make my path clear.
  7. by   StreamTeamLPN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Stream team, good moniker! do you guys really call yourselves that? heee hee!

    Well that has got to be tough, an 11 year old with diabetes - hard enough to get kids to be compliant. How's he coping with that?

    I chuckled about your daughter being born 10 days after your graduation - same thing happened with my nephew, my sister had just graduated like 2 days before, LOL!

    Take care and lots of luck to you!
    Yes, our Dept. head came up with it.
    It's been rough. Last Jule we were in the ER for ketoacidosis! He's doing pretty good, but sometimes he doesn't take it seriously enough. But he's only 11 and its only been a year and half since diagnosis. He recently started on the pump and it's made a world of difference.
    All of graduation pictures have me looking like a blimp! It was an experience!. Maybe my daughter has soaked up some nursing knoweledge- she attended nursing school for nine months!
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nursig
    Hi guys!

    I come from the Philippines. It's nice to find along the way this website. I really don't know how to plan my way now that I just graduated nursing as a second courser. And I'm awaiting my local board results. I am planning to go to California and work there. But I just don't know the specific steps to go there and work as a nurse. I know is that I have to take NCLEX and IELTS.

    Hope there is a fellow Filipino like me or any fellow who can help me to know the steps in applying for the exams. Should I work here as a nurse? Is experience an important requirement in applying to work in the US.

    I am told that in applying for NCLEX, it is my school or college that will send my documents to US for me to be able to get the exam. Is this true?

    Should I still get a CGFNS exam knowing that California is one of the state that does not require CGFNS?

    Hope you guys can make my path clear.


    Hi there, welcome! How exciting!

    Hey, you probably know already but there is an international nurses forum at


    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

    I think there you can either find the answers already there, or you can start a thread and ask the questions! We all like to help, especially if your thread title says "need help with nursing in US from Phillipines" or something like that!

    Good luck, come back if you don't get help!

    xo
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from StreamTeamLPN
    Yes, our Dept. head came up with it.
    It's been rough. Last Jule we were in the ER for ketoacidosis! He's doing pretty good, but sometimes he doesn't take it seriously enough. But he's only 11 and its only been a year and half since diagnosis. He recently started on the pump and it's made a world of difference.
    All of graduation pictures have me looking like a blimp! It was an experience!. Maybe my daughter has soaked up some nursing knoweledge- she attended nursing school for nine months!

    HA HA - you know she just MIGHT! Aww, I'm so glad for you!

    SCARY re the ketoacidosis, you know in 23 years I have never cared for a patient with that dx, isn't that strange? I've heard stories though, like a friend of mine in his 60's who was found on the floor of his living room, his glucose was like 1000!

    And this is your "BABY" we're talking about! So sorry you went thru that! What kinds of symptoms did he have and did you already have testing supplies? EEEEEK!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{StreamTeamLPN}}}}}}}}}}}}
  10. by   QueenNasus
    Quote from zoeboboey
    HA HA - you know she just MIGHT! Aww, I'm so glad for you!

    SCARY re the ketoacidosis, you know in 23 years I have never cared for a patient with that dx, isn't that strange? I've heard stories though, like a friend of mine in his 60's who was found on the floor of his living room, his glucose was like 1000!

    And this is your "BABY" we're talking about! So sorry you went thru that! What kinds of symptoms did he have and did you already have testing supplies? EEEEEK!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{StreamTeamLPN}}}}}}}}}}}}
    We had (In my hospital days) one gal 25 or so that was so non compliant that she had I would guess the highest glucose recorded, or close to it. we used to guess what she cam in with and one of the last :sigh: times she came in to be admitted I guessed 1600 for her glucose and she was just slightly above that. we used to darn near cry as she was so non compliant and throw fits at any time she was given any diabetic foods, I mean throw the tray at the nurses and ... well you know what she ate when she was not in the hospital. When her self destruction finaly hit home she left a 5 year old little girl behind. that would have been enough for most people to think twice.

    Dont mean to think bad thoughts but that gal was some thing else.
    how sad.
    But I am sure you give that little guy all the love he can handle and with the wonderful equipement these days ... DD2 was going out with a brittle diabetic 16 and he was doing just great, so it can be done as you I am sure well know.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from QueenNasus
    We had (In my hospital days) one gal 25 or so that was so non compliant that she had I would guess the highest glucose recorded, or close to it. we used to guess what she cam in with and one of the last :sigh: times she came in to be admitted I guessed 1600 for her glucose and she was just slightly above that. we used to darn near cry as she was so non compliant and throw fits at any time she was given any diabetic foods, I mean throw the tray at the nurses and ... well you know what she ate when she was not in the hospital. When her self destruction finaly hit home she left a 5 year old little girl behind. that would have been enough for most people to think twice.

    Dont mean to think bad thoughts but that gal was some thing else.
    how sad.
    But I am sure you give that little guy all the love he can handle and with the wonderful equipement these days ... DD2 was going out with a brittle diabetic 16 and he was doing just great, so it can be done as you I am sure well know.
    You mean that by the time reality hit, it was too late to save herself? MAN! You just gotta believe that was pretty active suicide on her part! That poor 5 year old daughter - who probably inherited it, sigh...

    I understand the desire for the "no's" as I am hypoglycemic, yet I often eat stuff I shouldn't. If I was dx with diabetes, would I do better? I hope that I would! But I have a pretty powerful depression sometimes that makes me less than concerned about my health. Sigh....

    Thanks for the feedback!
  12. by   QueenNasus
    Actually she never tried to save herself. Never. She was programed for self destruction. I really do not know when she was Dx with JD but ...

    I have a tendancy towards DM with a strong family Hx on both sides and yet I still will pig out and am way overweight, with little set on weight loss and not eating the bad stuff, so I too feel the pull of the forbidden foods. I also realize that it is my own self destruction that is leading me to this. I can understand some of what she was going through, but one would have hoped that ... the little girl.....

    Well enough said.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from QueenNasus
    Actually she never tried to save herself. Never. She was programed for self destruction. I really do not know when she was Dx with JD but ...

    I have a tendancy towards DM with a strong family Hx on both sides and yet I still will pig out and am way overweight, with little set on weight loss and not eating the bad stuff, so I too feel the pull of the forbidden foods. I also realize that it is my own self destruction that is leading me to this. I can understand some of what she was going through, but one would have hoped that ... the little girl.....

    Well enough said.

    Very sad ....

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