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    annabanana2 likes this.

    well she said when I do the CNA certification the registry will show that I'm an RN with inactive license. Or she said I need to have taken my nursing fundamentals within 2 years in order to get certification. I know..... I was surprised too. She said SC don't have a restriction saying that you can't work as a CNA if you have RN. and she said most don't work as CNA they all work as RNs. I know it's confusing to me too. So I thought I'm gonna get my RN reactivated and find a nursing job, although it's gonna be a long road.

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    annabanana2, Lesia321, and TriciaJ like this.

    Update: I called the SC BON and they didn't have an answer for my question. So they directed me to the place where they do SC Nursing Assistant registry. According to her I need to have an active RN license if I want to practice as a CNA. I can't be a CNA if I have an inactive RN license. SO I might as well renew my RN license and do my CNA certification both. I know.... I know.. why work as a CNA if I have RN.... Like I said before it was very hard for me to find a RN job as a fresh graduate. That is the reason I though I'll be a CNA/PCT first and get my foot in the door first and get healthcare experience, then work my way up to work as a nurse.

    Thank you for those who provided useful comments and being helpful. Those who have been through the immigration process actually will understand how time consuming , overwhelming and how expensive it is. But let's not go off tracks. I didn't want to start a debate .

    I remember my mom saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say nothing at all"

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    Thank you everybody for commenting.

    I don't have to be an American citizen to work here. I already have work authorization. But I still haven't renewed my RN license. I thought I could work as a PCT or a CNA and get experience before becoming a Nurse. I do know that there is a big difference between CNA work and RN work. But my intention was to get hired as a CNA or PCT and gain some kind of healthcare experience and make connections while I'm in that place. Like I said before when I graduated from RN school I couldn't find a job as fresh graduate. I didn't have any experience as well as I was given only 1 year of work authorization. So my license was valid only for 1 year. On top of that government gave me only 3 months to find a job , It was a tough time and I couldn't find a job within 3 months.

    to answer the question why did it take 11 years for us to get green card....... well sometimes we wonder the same thing.
    My husband came here to do his post graduate studies on student visa. After finishing his studies he's been working on drug discovery research and he worked his butt off to get qualified to apply for green card. He had to publish research papers not just one more than 10, and that took some time. As his work is of national interest ( cancer, diabetic, pain research) finally he was approved for green card. So this green card is very valuable for us because my husband earned it. Not like many other people who come here he had to work towards that. so that's why it took us 11 years to get green card. I know some people get it very easily but some people have to work towards it. I understand most people don't know about these immigration issues unless they go through it.

    And no you don't have to be a citizen to work here.
    Thank you again everybody. but please be nice, no need to be rude here.

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    My South Carolina RN license is in inactive status since 4/2014 as I didn't have work authorization to renew it. I recently finished a CNA course ( state certification testing pending) because I wanted to work at least as a CNA and get healthcare experience. I have never worked as an RN. Now I have work authorization ( we have been granted green card after 11 years in the US ) and looking to apply for PCT /CNA jobs. I'm kind of lost, do I mention that I'm an RN ( inactive license) in my cover letter/ resume? In my opinion I should mention.

    But when I mention they would not even look at my resume after that.

    My other concern is am I allowed to work as a PCT/ CNA even if my RN License is inactive?
    I don't plan on re-activating it until I find a CNA/ PCT job and have worked in that job for at least 1 year.


    I tried to find it in SC board of nursing web site but I can't find anything regarding that. I have been trying to contact the board but they are closed since before Christmas. I know I should have contacted them before the CNA course. But I'm glad I took it because it was kind of like a little refresher course for nursing fundamentals.
    what do you guys know/think? Thank you in advance

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    My South Carolina RN license is in inactive status since 4/2014 as I didn't have work authorization to renew it. I recently finished a CNA course ( state certification testing pending) because I wanted to work at least as a CNA and get healthcare experience. I have never worked as an RN. Now I have work authorization ( we have been granted green card after 11 years in the US ) and looking to apply for PCT /CNA jobs. I'm kind of lost, do I mention that I'm an RN ( inactive license) in my cover letter/ resume? In my opinion I should mention.

    But when I mention they would not even look at my resume after that.

    My other concern is am I allowed to work as a PCT/ CNA even if my RN License is inactive?
    I don't plan on re-activating it until I find a CNA/ PCT job and have worked in that job for at least 1 year.


    I tried to find it in SC board of nursing web site but I can't find anything regarding that. I have been trying to contact the board but they are closed since before Christmas. I know I should have contacted them before the CNA course. But I'm glad I took it because it was kind of like a little refresher course for nursing fundamentals.
    what do you guys know/think? Thank you in advance

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    CrunchyMama likes this.

    and thank you for the encouraging words. wish you all the best!!!

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    2 books- fundamentals success & test success : test taking techniques for beginning nursing students by Nugent and Vitale are very good. I loved the test success book more. I only bought the fundamentals success book and got the test success book from the college library. I also have a science background and before starting nursing school I thought my memorization skills was not going to help me any more in the NS. But I think they did help me to get through 1st semester. I'm waiting for the second semester to begin. Good luck !

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    Staragate and citylights89 like this.

    I got my results for the spring semester ( my first semester in NS) Fundamentals :A, Pharmacology :A , Drug cal: A . GPA 4.0.
    I feel great and I'm sure you all feel the same way about your achievements. It was hard and challenging but all that hard work paid off.

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    Hi all,
    I'm stuck in this assignment. For my skills lab I need to present an EBP article on heart assessment. I spent like 2 whole days in front of the computer trying to find one about heart assessment. It has to be fairly new too ( written after 2008). Muy school provides some good data bases for free. but still I can't find any new ones.
    If anybody knows how to find EBP practice guidelines for heart assessment please let me know. Thank you in advance. Plaese I need at least something to present :-(

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    Hi all,
    I'm stuck in this assignment. For my skills lab I need to present an EBP article on heart assessment. I spent like 2 whole days in front of the computer trying to find one about heart assessment. It has to be fairly new too ( written after 2008). Muy school provides some good data bases for free. but still I can't find any new ones.
    If anybody knows how to find EBP practice guidelines for heart assessment please let me know. Thank you in advance. Plaese I need at least something to present :-(

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    Grovelpnstudent and Staragate like this.

    Quote from Stcroix
    You are so relieved that you just finished a major exam and think you did fine........only to realize that you have another in 5 days AND skills checkoffs 2 days later.

    ..........When I have 3 cumulative final exams, 2 skills check offs ( including 2 presentations to the group regarding an EBP journal article written on that skill ), 2 quizzes, and 5 chapters that I intend to read before finals ( yeah right!) ......all within 2 weeks.

    .........When you wake up in the morning to see 10 -15 roaches crawling in your kitchen ( YES, they have been ruling my kitchen since I started last January.... I'm sad.... because I used to rule it, but not any more. .....waiting for summer break to get rid of them).


    A big thank you to the one who invented the paper cups and plates. :redpinkhe

    ......when you get a 5 minute break while you are studying, to go play with your pre-schooler and come back in 3 minutes ( good thing they still don't know how long 5 minute really is... at least my one). And I still feel like I spent some quality time ( 3min) with him.

    YES 2 more weeks . hang in there ..me.




    ..

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    Hi all,

    I just started nursing school and we are supposed to write about the pathophysiology of our patient's primary diagnosis. My patient is a 84 year old lady. She has so many medical diagnoses and I can't figure out which one is her primary diagnosis ( she has muscle weakness, vascular dimentia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, altered mental status, ....). Her reason for admission to the long term care facility is, cardiac pacemaker. Is that the primary diagnosis? is the primary diagnosis, the diagnosis that the LTC physician identified at the time of her first admission?

    please someone help me at least direct me to a place I can find it. I tried to google it but can't really find a good answer.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Hi all,

    I just started nursing school and we are supposed to write about the pathophysiology of our patient's primary diagnosis. My patient is a 84 year old lady. She has so many medical diagnoses and I can't figure out which one is her primary diagnosis ( she has muscle weakness, vascular dimentia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, altered mental status, ....). Her reason for admission to the long term care facility is, cardiac pacemaker. Is that the primary diagnosis? is the primary diagnosis, the diagnosis that the LTC physician identified at the time of her first admission?

    please someone help me at least direct me to a place I can find it. I tried to google it but can't really find a good answer.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Thank you YC for sharing a lot of valuable resources on this site. :heartbeat

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    Thanks Staragate, I think I know this place. I'll just stop by the next time I go grocery shopping. I emailed Kristen about our text book list and syllabus. ( I saw only the student hand book on Mypima). Did you have any luck finding the book list?
    Thanks again.


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