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CT Pixie, BSN, RN 23,878 Views

Joined Jan 21, '07 - from 'Southern New England'. CT Pixie is a RN. Posts: 4,309 (42% Liked) Likes: 4,823

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    Anderson11, abbnurse, and LadyFree28 like this.

    I was a month from turning 38 when I started my LPN schooling.
    I was 42 when I started my pre-reqs and other courses for my LPN to RN program.
    I was 44 when I started my RN to BSN.

    I turned 47 a month before getting my BSN.

    You're going to be 30 anyway. Do you want to 30 with no degree and/or license OR you do you want to turn 30 with a degree and/or license. The choice is yours

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    Noctor_Durse and vbgm221 like this.

    Just re-read my orig reply to this post from 4/22/ the time I was in the LPN to RN program.

    Fast forward..graduted the RN program and continued on for my RN to BSN. Still worked full time job (40hrs/wk) and a part time job (24hrs/wk) and graduated cum laude with my BSN this past May.

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    Here is my post from 2013 asking the similar question:

    also, when I did speak with the BON she did tell me that employers could call and verify your license if it is not yet showing on the website. I didn't know when I posted back in 2013 but they will email you when your license number is up (look through the responses I got and it said this).

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    xoemmylouox likes this.

    [QUOTE=ixchel;9099086]Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle - YouTube

    I don't know how to make my pool water clear.

    We were having a big problem trying to get our pool clear one year. If it was clear it was an 'off' color, it it were the right color it had a foggy look to the water.

    Finally went to the local pool supply store and they told us to bring a sample of the water. Which we did. They ran an analysis on the water and were able to tell what was off about it. Threw the needed chemicals in it and the pool was nice and clear.

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    Ackeem likes this.

    Quote from darobow
    Hi I hear nursing students talk about the NCLEX test quite a bit would anyone care to shed some light on it?
    Is it similar to the NREMT exam? In terms of grading or what...?
    Do you know your results right away?
    Is it the test that you take at the end for your license?
    What does NCLEX stand for?
    I'm just an outsider looking in.
    1. Is it similar to the NREMT exam? In terms of grading or what...?
    I've taken the NREMT and the NCLEX. They are similar in the sense that they are both testing to see your competency. They are both multiple choice. I took the NREMT back in 2001 and back then it was paper and pencil. Not sure how its done now. But the NCLEX is a computer test. If I remember correctly the NREMT was a pass or fail test. The NCLEX is also pass or fail. There is no number or letter grade given.

    2 Do you know your results right away?

    NCLEX does give the option of getting 'quick results'. That is where you are able to access your pass/fail results in 48 hours of taking the test. This is only the case if the State in which you took the exam participates. If not, then you have to wait until the BON posts your license number online or wait for the official results via snail mail.

    3. Is it the test that you take at the end for your license?
    Yes. You take the NCLEX-PN after you complete Practical Nursing schooling and the NCLEX-RN after you complete a registered nursing program.

    4. What does NCLEX stand for?
    (National Council Licensure Examination)

    Here is the website for official NCLEX information -->NCLEX & Other Exams | NCSBN

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    You're NM is mistaken. There is nothing in place that states diploma or ADN nurses can't work in CT. If that were the case the ADN programs in the state (the vast majority are State schools) would not be accepting students and would begin shutting down or beginning the transition from ADN to BSN school. And its not as easy as just deciding 'we are going to be a BSN program now'. The CT BON has to approve the program and there are tons of hoops to jump. Take a look through the CT BON minutes of meetings where schools have wanted to add a BSN program. There has been nothing said in the media, nothing from the CT BON nor from the CT chapter of the ANA.

    Do I see a trend in hospitals job posting stating, 'requiring' BSN or 'BSN highly preferred', 'proof of enrollment in BSN program at time of applications required'...absolutely. But as of late, there is nothing staying no ADN nurses can work in CT after 2020.

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    EbonyWaltonEl likes this.

    I wouldn't suggest it. My LPN program was Monday thru Friday 8 hours per day. No traditional breaks like colleges (Winter, Spring, Summer etc). I was constantly studying for at least 1 test per week but usually it was 2 tests per week. There is no way I could have done my LPN program and added in college classes. Granted I wasn't a 'traditional' student as I was older had 2 children in school and a full time job, but even without all the 'extra' in my life..adding in another class or two I had to study for would have been the end.

    You run the risk of jeapordizing your grades in your LPN program at the very least. And you could also bomb your 'extra' classes you are taking. Not work it in my opinion.

    I took the long (and more expensive route). I did LPN then RN then BSN. I did LPN first because it was much easier to get into the LPN program than it was the RN program. Also, in my area, LPN's have an easier time getting into the RN program b/c we enter in the 2nd year of a 2 year program. By that time many seats open up due to people dropping out of the RN program or failing out.

    During my LPN to RN program I did take classes that would be used for my BSN. But that was only because they were taken during my breaks in my RN program (we had 4/6/8 week classes during the winter and summer breaks.)

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    If your ultimate goal is to become an RN then of the 3 you only have 1 choice.

    #2 won't work because all the RT schools around here require a certain GPA and while its shows a low min GPA, its also competitive and that low min GPA won't cut it in order to get into the programs. Most colleges/uni show a lower min GPA as a requirement however, they tend to take from higher GPAs than the minimum.

    #3 won't work because becoming a CNA won't do anything to change your GPA. If your GPA didn't cut it for this time when you applied, becoming a CNA and reapplying at a later date doesn't change the fact that your GPA is too low.

    If you really want to become a nurse you have to get your GPA up. That means going back and redoing classes you did poorly in.

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    Quote from NavyVetNurse
    Thank you for the information. What State(s) are you referencing?
    Connecticut. I just looked over the latest list and I see they no longer list transfer students.

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    NotAllWhoWandeRN likes this.

    My State BON has yearly lists of both the NCLEX pass rates as well as the graduation rates of each nursing school (LPN, RN (ASN, BSN and accelerated BSN programs).

    The graduation information list not only gives info on how many graduated but it also gives info on how many started, how many graduated, how many came into the program from somewhere other than the start (transfer students), how many LPNs in the RN program, etc

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    A picture would only allow us to see the redness and/or bruising that is occurring. In order to properly assess it we'd need to actually feel the area. try to relax, I think your freaking yourself out a bit.

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    Cmaldonado02 likes this.

    What they are looking for in terms of a reaction was listed in the blurb from the CDC that I posted: "induration (palpable, raised, hardened area or swelling)." So yes a 'bump'. And they would look right in the area where the test was given.

    Mine typically become very red as well as tender(feels much like a bruise) but I've never had an induration/bump. As the previous poster mentioned, without being able to see/feel your test there is no way we can tell you if its + or -

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    All the sinks in the bathrooms and in the kitchen have liquid soap. Whether or not they are anti-bacterial depends on whats on sale that week.

    For the shower, its either Dove or Olay body wash for the body and Ivory soap for my face. I have very sensitive skin that dries out very quickly...add in Eczema and using anything other than a body wash on my body (ie: bar soaps) dries my skin out.

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    Cmaldonado02 likes this.

    Redness does not mean a + ppd. The person reading the test does not (or should not) measure the redness but the induration.

    According to the CDC : The reaction should be measured in millimeters of the induration (palpable, raised, hardened area or swelling). The reader should not measure erythema (redness). The diameter of the indurated area should be measured across the forearm (perpendicular to the long axis). CDC | TB | Fact Sheets - Tuberculin Skin Testing for TB

    Your test should be read either today or tomorrow since they have to be read within 48-72 hrs after being placed or they are void and need to be redone.

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    Contrary to popular belief, getting the last question right or wrong does not indicate you passed (if you answered correctly) or fail (if you answered incorrectly). Each test has a certain number of questions that are 'test' questions they use and in no way impact your scoring. I know 100% I answered my last question wrong...passed. My best friend in class knows she got her last question correct and she failed.

    Also, getting a high/low number of SATA, drag/drop or any other form of alternative question does not indicate you are doing well (if you get a lot of them) or doing poorly (if you don't get many. They are simply an alternate way to ask a question.

    I, myself, had a huge number of SATA and passed. Some of my classmates got a lot of SATA and failed. Several classmates only had a few and they passed and some also failed. Again, SATA are only just alternative type of question.

    I can sympathize with you being sick. I had food poisoning the day of my NCLEX-PN that started the night before and continued through my test and the remainder of the day. NOT FUN! I was running a fever of 102 during my NCLEX-RN exam.

    I got the minimum amount of questions for the NCLEX-PN exam. I felt pretty good leaving the testing center that I passed. However, when the screen went blue on my NCLEX-RN, my mind raced trying to figure out how I was going to explain to everyone that I failed my test. Did my PVT in the parking lot and got the good pop up (before they changed the format) and did it over and over x48 hrs until my quick results came up.

    Try to find fun things to do to occupy your mind. No point driving yourself nuts worrying and wondering...what's done is done. Go enjoy your time until you find out. And then the new stress of seeking and securing a job will kick in