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  1. I kinda think I have one. I'm not special. I didn't do ANYTHING the way your supposed to. I was young when I had my first...
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. I had to dig in the dump as a kid for clothing. I was dirt poor. I mean really really poor. I shopped for new clothes at the...
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  3. I graduated from LPN school and 3 days later took my NCLEX. Within 40 days I was starting my first job at a prison. My...
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. I agree with KG247. CNA is pretty awesome.
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. I would try working as a CNA first. Most of the nursing homes that I've encountered will hire their CNAs as LPNs after...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. I'm like you; I have to constantly be learning something new and have the ability to grow as a nurse. With that said, I'm in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. I worked in the Long Term Home Health Care Program for 7 years, and just recently changed positions within my organization,...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. I will never try to hide the fact that one of the main reasons I chose nursing because of its high earning potential, nor...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. Um, no, I've never done anything like this. It's something we learned in nursing school. How was this not covered during...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. good grief, if everyone who ever made a med error went into some area of nursing where there were no meds, nobody would be...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. just wanted 2 add, my lpn course was NOT 10 MONTHS. my course was 18 months long. and some rns are air heads when it comes...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Kim, it will take at least six months to get hired on, believe me. Apply now....
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    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. I see a lot of VA postings in my area..but they all want at least 6 months experience.
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    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. I am an LVN and I work for the VA. But I am in an RN slot, they just couldn't find an RN with my skill set. There are LVN's...
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    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. The last time I looked at their job postings, almost every one of them was for RN, not LPN. But that would have been valid...
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    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. There are a lot of really rude people on this board. I apologize on their behalf, since they will not. There is a difference...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. I honestly could careless if people feel like being a LPN is a real nurse or not! because I know and its legally known that...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. It is accredited, but the option to license you is at the state level, and many states won't accept it due to clinical...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Because Excelsior doesn't have ANY CLINICAL ROTATIONS, about 20 states put one of the following limitations on Excelsior...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. I have heard and read the same questions rather frequently. Heck, I am almost certain that you have probably encountered...
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    Article Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Contrary to widely held beliefs, nursing is certainly NOT the recession-proof career that many entities have seemingly made...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My patient's families take me very seriously when they trust me with the care of their medically fragile children. Now RN's...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Have you ever had to deal with a difficult patient? It's challenging to say the least, but did you know that they help...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. Oh really? The previous shift CNA left before she could give you report? It's probably because you were late. As usual. So...
    pat8585
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. One day, I will get into management for the sole purpose of getting your head on a platter. Haha.
    pat8585
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. Nursing Math - Medical Dosage Equations Formulas Calculators Examples Solutions For Nurses Here's a helpful website for...
    pat8585
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. two great sites. dosage help has practice questions.
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. I'm seeing many signs in my area that hiring has improved dramatically. My hospital lifted a hiring freeze last year and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Nursing schools focus more on keeping pass rates up than theory and practice. How is it acceptable that the nursing programs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I think you need to read the book "Everybody Poops". You wipe your own, what's wrong with wiping someone elses? Just have a...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  31. Yea, you never wipe butts, but they should let you do the surgery instead.
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  32. The terms CNA and Butt Wiper are interchangeable. :D
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  33. I'm positive that it's not only young nurses that make bad interview mistakes....? If you find these new grads so...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. I believe Excelsior has an LPN to RN bridge. I'm working towards my RN but as a paramedic-to-RN instead... same coursework....
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  35. i am from central new jersey and i made 60k my first year of being an lpn (2008). i paid $3500 for my whole lpn program...
    pat8585
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  36. Sometimes one can use the LPN license to get into an RN program by way of a LPN to RN transition program. Look into this...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  37. I honestly haven't known any new graduate nurses to have unrealistic high expectations (such as asking for the day shift), I...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  38. I've had good jobs, bad jobs, fairly decent jobs, and horrible jobs........and what I've learned is, life is too short to be...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  39. It depends on the area of the country. In my city, the union hospitals all have a starting rate around $30/hr- most a...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  40. As a new grad I started at 22.50 in Kentucky.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  41. I'm in AB. The starting pay for new grads is 32.99 an hour. California starts new grads at approx 33 or 34 an hour, so yes,...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  42. yea i started at 29.36, now im 29.73 or something like that i think this applies to all of ontario hospitals currently with...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  43. Get up and get ready early in the morning, finish up last minute notes from the day before, transfer laptop, pick up new...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  44. I have been an RN case manager for 7 months now. Yes we do dressing changes, PICCs, wound vacs, foleys, etc. We have LPN...
    pat8585
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  45. Some people are confusing vanity and professionalism. They are not even close to the same thing.
    pat8585
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  46. Congratulations. You PASSED! Past is where nursing school is.
    pat8585
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  47. I just got finished with round 3 of the most frustrating interviews! I was an LPN for 15 years before I went back to school...
    pat8585
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  48. I'm not sure, I'm surprised that so many nurses are quickly to say "yes I would" I have been a nurse for 2 almost two years...
    pat8585
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Did you guys read in the article where they lay the blame on gray hairs hanging on past their prime? What a crock of...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  50. I'm a single parent over 50 who graduated from nursing school recently in an effort to find work to support my family. I...
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    Forum: Nursing News


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