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Joined Feb 10, '11 - from 'New York, NY, US'. Posts: 64 (38% Liked) Likes: 48

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  • Jun 23

    I finished my LPN program in May and currently waiting to take my schools exit exam on July 11. I would definitely buy a good stethoscope since the one the schools give out are plastic and you can't hear fine sounds with them. Also if your school doesn't provide you with a Saunder Nclex PN book go buy one its really good basically clear cut information just like ati but explains more. The CD to the book really helps most of my friends who have taken their exit exam have told me they only used saunders to prep for their exit exams and all passed. A watch with a seconds hand is also important to take vitals , index cards and drug cards. I would also suggest going to a barnes and noble and looking up the medical section for LPN flip books with mnemonics and med surg pharm. I brought two from lippincott online for cheaper after searching them up on amazon and they were really helpful in helping me memorize important facts easily. Much success in your class and invest in lots of coffee!! lol

  • Aug 31 '15

    I also wanted to add that to use your cnas to your advantage. They are your eyes and ears on the floor , help them and they will return the favor. It's impossible to check all the v/s while doing med pass , that's why you can delegate these task to your cna but make sure they are competent in checking v/s first. They will apply the creams and lotions for you if they feel you are a team player and not just a pushy nurse. Best of luck in your career and it gets better.

  • Aug 31 '15

    Irene it will get better. I was in your shoes once , new grad at a facility with only 3 day orientation facing the same problems. Was floated around dif floors with 40 pts only I as charge nurse and an RN supervisor who was gone most of the time on other floors. After 6 weeks you should be getting your routine down pack , buy a notepad to plan out the day and when to do your finger sticks , med pass , treatments ect. By the time you know it everything is done with time to document. The issues you described bothered me as well and I applied to a better facility and was hired having obtained experience. Protecting your license is important gain your 6 months experience and look elsewhere , these places have high turnover and don't care for retaining quality nurses just having someone to cover their short staffing.



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