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    I coincidently ran into the mail lady at my door today because the package needed a signature. I'm so excited and nervous. I can't wait to start. Just look out for the mailman because a signature is needed for delivery.

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    I got my acceptance letter today!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote from Hotyoungmom
    Did they tell you or do you know if there is alot of applicants for the LPN-RN program? The lady at admission told me she didn't see alot of applications for the LPN-RN program.

    Did they tell you when we will find out? I don't know if admission lady who took my application really knew the answer but she told me, sometime in april!.

    Today I spoke with the young lady who's processing the applications, and she said that we should hear something from them in early April. Soooo I guess we'll just play the waiting game...lol

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    No to both questions...I asked Dr.Cruise however she didn't give me a clear answer on when we'll be notified. I know there's one LPN in my Patho class who has to retake the teas, but I'm not sure if they'll extend the LPN-RN deadline for those who have yet to pass. I PRAY that there's enough applicants for the program, if not I guess I'll have to find out what my Plan B option would be.

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    Yes I am an LPN, I'm currently taking Pathophysiology at the Germantown campus, since my A&P classes are over 5 years old. I hope I get in, I really need to complete my RN ASAP

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    Quote from Hotyoungmom
    Hello! I wanted to know how long did it take for you to find out that you got into the program! I am currently a LPN and I ALSO wanted to know if there was any other LPN applying into the LPN-RN program at MC. I am sooooo excited. Just waiting and see. I am trying now to get alternatives in place, but really praying that I get in! Wow, this is going to be exciting either way!


    Yeah, I applied yesterday, and I'm super nervous. The wait is agonizing.

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    Yeah, I applied yesterday, and I'm super nervous. The wait is agonizing.

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    Ok so I've been working in LTC since November 2011, and I HATE IT...Ugh, I worked in the Emergency Room as an ER Tech prior to that, and I miss it so much. I feel like I'm going to lose my skills from the ER because I don't use them in the nursing home. ANYWAYS, since working in the nursing home, I've been trying to change my schedule to per diem or part time, because I'm always stressed and I DREAD going to work, and I really want to focus on school more. However, my superiors are telling me that I'm not experienced enough to work few hours per week, which totally confused me since I just scheduled an interview at a prestigous university hospital in DC for the vascular surgery department. I'm praying that I get this job, because I really tolerate my job anymore. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

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    So I'm trying to relocate to Florida, but the only thing that's scaring me is the Level 2 Background Checks that are required by most facilities. I totally understand that a facility, patient, and the patient's family should be able to TRUST the nurses on staff, HOWEVER, I don't think that I shouldn't be reprimanded CONSTANTLY for a mistake that I'd made 8 years ago (Charge: Petty Larceny)...And after all, if the State of Florida Department of Health was OK with approving my license to practice as a nurse, then WHY would it be a huge problem for a facility to hire someone with a blemish or two on their record.

    I have some interviews scheduled, however, I'm afraid to make that trip to Florida just to be rejected because of my past criminal history...Goodness, I don't know what to do.

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    I wish they had notifications like facebook on this website, because I'm always responding so late....but anyways

    @LCSWIFEY: I'm in DC...I'm sure you got your results by now...I wish you the best.
    @NOTMANYDAYSOFF: The crazy part my ordeal is that I did get a good nights sleep, ate a good breakfast, and arrived at my testing site aan hour before my appointment.
    @ADR12: I hope you did well

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    midcrisis likes this.

    Well if I had the chance to do it over again, I would just go straight through with the RN program, given the fact that our program started in Sept 2009 and ended in Sept/Oct 2010, but it's June 2011...and I still have no job...my hospital and like many others would rather take a new grad RN over a new grad or experienced LPN any day...like I said before, the vast majority of my classmates still have no job, and the ones who are employed as an LPN moved away from the DC metro area.

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    Yeah...I guess it is a little soon for me to be worried about no job offers, but I am ready to get out of the DC/MD/VA area...I don't mind working for LTC, and I've already started looking for jobs in Florida, and I'm going to make a list of every facility that I think I can work for and take it from there...and Yes I'm gonna have some interviews lined up before I actually move....THANKS FOR THE ADVICE!!!!!!!!!

    And about that "REAL NURSE" comment...that's hilarious, because I guess me being a "FAKE NURSE" I shouldn't have to tell one of the "REAL NURSES" at my job that a patient should use their cane on the AFFECTED SIDE, because I'm not a "REAL NURSE".....I swear I'm so tired of the unnecessary egos...it's just like the PA vs. MD mess....get over yourself

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    so i passed my boards on april 12,2011, and i got my lpn license in dc...however it's mid june and i still have no job offers. i currently work as a er tech at a small dc hospital, and when i was hired (back in nov 2010) i was told that i would be hired as an lpn for my unit....well as soon as i received my license my hospital changed their tune and refused to hire me as an lpn because they're "phasing lpn's out in the er" because they want to have "magnet status" even though there are still 3 lpn currently working on my unit and neither one of them have yet to get a move on to obtaining their rn degree...even though they know that i already have a bs degree and a lpn license and i started my application process with excelsior, and that i want to get my rn done asap so i can continue to a crna degree...i'm so frustrated, because i need my lpn experience and i realized that i hate my job because i feel like i'm under a glass ceiling since i'm only 'ass'isting the nurses rather than working on the same level...i tried to contact the head nursing administrators but no one will respond to my calls or emails...ugh...i'm to the point where i feel sick to my stomach with my job...i feel like my days are numbered.

    anyways, i've come up with a plan to relocate to florida. i just applied for endorsement, and i'm playing the waiting game now...i know there are some who say that the lpn job market sucks in fl, but i think i have a much better opportunity in fl than here in dc...i mean dc only has about 8 hospitals and fl has more than 100 (i think...lol)...hopefully my lack of lpn experience won't hinder me and that my recent er experience will help me.
    the funny thing is that i have a feeling that when i come back to visit dc, my hospital will still have those same lpn's working there, and i will already have my rn degree...talk about "magnet status"...yeah right...lol

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    midcrisis likes this.

    I have made a few posts about this program...so if you want you can take a look at my page. I finished the program in October 2010, and I passed the Nclex in April 2011...I know that's a huge gap but that school put us through so much just to get be cleared to take the Nclex...anyways, I must say there are very few jobs in DC for new grad LPNs...I don't have a job as an LPN...most of my classmates are still without a job or still working as techs and cna's...I still work as a tech because my hospital don't want to hire anymore new LPN's because they're "phasing LPN's out"...so just be aware that program and the job search is not going to be easy and I definitely wish you the best.


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