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    cherryames1949 likes this.

    I used to live in the UK and they have a very good Nursing program, however it seems to me like this Nurse was not trained properly or just didn't care. You are all right she should never have taken on a job she was not comfortable with or at least asked for help. 35% of all people in the UK work for NHS in one way or another.... and to be honest, it works great most of the time.. There are other options to go with private companies, but they are costly and not everyone can afford them.

    I would think that the people most at fault are the Agency that hired her, as they obviously didn't check her credentials or didn't check them well enough, as it seems she obviously didn't know enough to be taking care of this poor patient. I don't even want to watch the video.... it would be too heartbreaking.. But it seems strange to me that she turned it off, and walked away with bells going off??? what? that's nuts?????

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    I have been going thru this exact same issue, however I am not 24 years, old but 51, nearly 52 so this is a life changing career change for me. But to be honest as much as I would love to do the RN course, my first year would be all pre-reqs and no nursing and I just can't face that!!! In one year I can be an LPN and get a decent job (which I already have by the way, just desperate for a change).... and it's something I've always wanted to do! So I have decided to do LPN for various reasons, one being that fact that I may not choose to have the responsibility of being an RN at this point in my life... I may be happy being an LPN and letting someone else have all the responsibility, but then again maybe once I get there I won't in which case, at my point in life, with grown kids and grandkids, I probably won't have a problem if I want to do the bridge to RN program which my school DOES offer...

    So that is my way of thinking, AND my decision which *i think* is right for me. However if I WAS 24, then I would definately go for the RN Program!!! Just my 2 cents worth.. and I hope I am making the right decision!!! Now if they will just recognize my Grades/credentials from England from 34 years ago I can start in January!!! I have been accepted and passed the tests etc, just waiting on them figuring that part out!

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    That's one of the schools I am thinking of going to.. I have been accepted and was supposed to start in September but had problems getting my High School Info from England (34 years ago)... so I couldn't start till Jan. I am also considering RN course at Keiser... 2 years and it's all done... I live in Brandon so it's closer but also much longer days where as Keiser starts with one course at a time.. inc. Pre reqs.... for the first year... however I keep thinking i could be an LPN at the end of one year instead of just having done Pre reqs..... such a hard decision to make.... any input would be appreciated... I know have all of the paperwork from England that I can get.... just not sure which way is best to go...


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    I am not an RN and won't be for 2 years, I haven't even started Nursing School yet, But I have to say, you find these kind of people (the day nurse *turd* Love that!!!) in every industry.... not just Nursing. Unfortunately these are people who for whatever reason are not happy, sociable people who want to interact with others and be a *Team Worker*. I have dealt with people like this before and I know it is very difficult, but like someone said, she won't be happy regardless of what you do. If she is not your boss, and it continues, then I would definately go to whoever is your boss and send in a letter or talk to them about it. Agreed, have it all written down and documented. You could ask her if she has a problem with you??? It may be just a clash of personalities, and that won't ever change.... bottom line is, I am sure others have this problem with her, and this is something that in my current world (we would call them Clients) but in the Medical world you call them patients, I am sure they can see that there is an undercurrent with this Nurse. If you are doing all you can, then do as *Wooh* suggested above, be proud of what you do and don't let her bring you down or make you second guess yourself. THere are ******, negative people all over, I suggest we all try to keep them out of our lives!!!

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    Thanks very much..

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    Makes sense, learn more, earn more.... you could say alot of people do similar jobs and get paid more or less, that's just life... but thanks for all this it helps alot, even though I am not really concerned about how much I personally will earn, It will be nice, eventually to get a pay check that i didn't have to write myself!!!

    Experience in any job will earn you more money....
    Thanks

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    I just can't wait till January so am trying to get all my paperwork together so I can start the LPN course in 10 days, I have been interviewed and everything, just getting HS documents from England is not easy as people here just don't get that you don't get a HS diploma from the UK... just a bunch of passes on O levels and CSE's.. So hope they will accept what is most likely more than a HS degree in the USA. then I will just be an LPN in a year but at least then I can get stuck in and work while i upgrade to RN... the thought of doing a whole year at Keiser of just college classes without any nursing (which would start year 2) is just not turning me on right about now... as you get older you loose patience as time is dragging on and nothing is happening.. so hopefully I will be in the class starting Sept 27th...

    Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
    Thanks to everyone.

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    thanks for clarifying that for me. It seems that lots of people don't take the NCLEX for a few months after graduating, why is that? Do you have to wait? sorry for all the questions.

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    jock likes this.

    I will be 52 in November and was going to start an LPN course, but then decided if I was changing careers, I may as well do it right and do the RN 2 year course, I have no previous college experience. But I am excited and looking forward to January when I start. Glad to read all the great responses and it makes me feel like i definately made the right choice to do RN. I am hoping to work (I think) in a hospital night shift but who knows what I will end up doing. I took one exam for LPN and passed with 92 and 95% but have to take the TEAS for the other school. Anyway just wanted to thank everyone for their input as it has helped me out greatly. Thanks

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    I just met with the Keiser University rep this morning and I really like it.. it's only 30 mins from my house, and instead of doing an LPN course I think I really should do the RN one there. I am just over 50 so don't have the time to wait for a space at HCC or elsewhere, so I guess I am in a rush too!!! My other option is the Center for Allied Health here in Brandon, they also do Bridge to RN, but I just had a better feeling about Keiser... However I will have to wait until Jan to start as I am having a problem getting HS Diploma equivelant from England.. it's been the toughest part of all this...

    Glad to hear that Keiser is getting good reviews
    Thanks

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    Since I am just starting School in September, and not from the Medical field at all, can someone tell me what a GN is??? And how is it different from RN or LPN etc... Sorry I hope I don't sound too stupid, but I just don't know all the terminology yet...

    Thanks.... Sounds like a great job!!!

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    I am just about to start school to be an LPN, then possibly go further, but I have also been thinking of Night Shifts... as I am a night owl and have no problem staying up into the wee hours.... but I hate getting up early.. and can sleep during the day no problem... So glad to hear most people love it... I think rotation would be difficult, but say 3 or 4 nights on each week would be great...Thanks for all the great positive posts!!!

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    mstanyab61, chorkle, walk6miles, and 1 other like this.

    I just took my entrance exam yesterday to go to Nursing School as an LPN (to start), I will be 52 in November! Total change of career for me but I am excited! I got 95% on the exam and haven't studied or gone to school in over 30 years.. so I felt pretty proud of myself. I also finished the 3 hours test in 2 hours.. not rushing, I just didn't need any more time.

    I am also looking forward to helping people when they are sick and had surgery, and as much as I know it'll be stressful at times, all jobs can be like that... and political too.... yep, they are all like that too! But it'll be so nice to get a paycheck that I didn't have to write myself!!! Yes I am leaving business ownership to do this!!! I am a real believer in follow your dreams, whichever way they take you, and just go for it... Or you will just always feel like, shoulda, woulda, coulda!!! Don't let anyone talk you out of it if it's what you really want to do!!! Good Luck all.. I am starting Sept 27th... IF I can get my equivelant of High School Diploma from the school in England that i *graduated* from... not what they normally do, so it's going to be a challenge!!!

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    I don't have to quit my job nor work more than one day a week at it so that
    is not a problem. And I don't mind if I don't get a job
    right away either. I just want to do it and they are realllt close
    to where I live. Just want some input on whether they
    are any good or not???

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    Which school was not good? Galen or the Brandon one?


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