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  • Jun 25

    Quote from Lilfrankenstein
    Not when you consider situations like mine where I have a degree in Healthcare and have worked in it for years, taken many extremely (if not identical) courses, and have met requirements set by the state. It's not a brand new cna sitting to try their luck at the test....
    How is working as a RT & a CNA anywhere near replacement for what you would learn in class or clinicals? Honestly, it's a slap in the face to me. I busted my ass in school & now because you worked as a CNA you can take the NCLEX?!

  • Jun 25

    A "degree in healthcare" is not a nursing degree! Me thinks there are many things about being a nurse that you did not learn while obtaining your rt degree



    Quote from Lilfrankenstein
    Not when you consider situations like mine where I have a degree in Healthcare and have worked in it for years, taken many extremely (if not identical) courses, and have met requirements set by the state. It's not a brand new cna sitting to try their luck at the test....

  • Jun 25

    Quote from TheCommuter
    The California BVNPT allows CNAs with 54 months of a specified experiential background to challenge the board to become an LVN. Therefore, one does not need to graduate from an approved program to become an LVN in California. I wrote about the process several years ago:

    http://allnurses.com/california-nurs...ds-763569.html
    That's actually really scary.

  • Jun 25

    What is method three? In most states you have to complete and graduate from an accredited nursing program you can not challenge NCLEX for RN.

  • Jun 25

    Don't you have to graduate from a nursing program before you can get your ATT (Authorization to Test)?

    Not sure how being a respiratory therapist and working as a CNA qualifies as nursing training.

  • Jun 24

    Quote from CanadianAbroad
    Remember that age is just a number.
    If only that were true!!

  • Jun 24

    OP: I will give you the same advice I give every career changer. Spend a 12 hour shift with a nurse. If he/she doesn't eat, sit down or pee- then neither do you. If they don't leave on time, neither do you. THEN decide on your next move.

  • Jun 24

    This is pretty standard. You aren't transferring any patients to the LVN/LPN that the LVN/LPN can't handle.

    I don't know how many of us simply don't like that these care facilities cut funding by putting a LVN/LPN in places of RNs, or if there is genuinely concern for the patients. I am willing to put a lot of money on the former.

  • Jun 24

    Give report to the on coming nurse, regardless of credentials.....in LT?c, Lvns are quite capable to be in charge etc

  • Jun 24

    The only way I could lose 50 pounds in 90 days is through amputation.

    No thanks.

  • Jun 22

    Is this a sponsored post? I only gained 20 extra pounds but it has taken me 8 months to lose 10. I did cut back on eating all bread and rice at home, now I'm slowly eating some bread for breakfast. I also stopped buying snacks. Once in awhile I buy snacks but end up regretting it because it does add up to gaining a pound or two, so I throw them away nearly right away. I still snack at work, it's an ongoing battle. As far as exercise, I finally found an activity at the gym I enjoy. Running on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike is boring. I like lifting weights.

  • Jun 22

    Trouble is, lack of knowledge is not the problem.
    Most people know about these things; actually putting them into practice long-term is the hard part.
    I read about a study of people who did manage to lose that amount of weight and keep it off. The common denominator was something powerful that motivated them, like a health scare, new record high weight, or a photo that shook them out of denial. Don't underestimate denial. My husband simply stopped stepping on the scale when he reached the 200lb mark. Becoming a father and outgrowing another set of pants was the motivator it took to lose the weight. Those 50lbs took about 2 years to lose.

  • Jun 22

    I think losing 50 lbs in 90 days sets up for possible health problems and ADDITONAL weight gain.

    Think about it...when there is a removal of essential components to make the body run-meaning carbs and fats, and not replaced, MORE FAT is created; fat is a energy source that is stored in times of starvation and is made when the lack of proper nutrients are in place as a protective response.

    As someone who has lost 22 lbs-almost half as you claimed-in 90 days, I did the most important thing, which was to increase water intake to the appropriate amount that I needed to maintain a healthy body; I didn't remove any carbs or fats; I ate pretty healthy already and selected appropriate fats and carbs already and just reduced the simple sugars and moved around, but increase by yoga routine, added resistance bands, and controlled my portions and meditated to decrease my stress eating and used that space to meditate and do yoga positions that would help my energy.

    My 20 plus pounds has stayed off since February; I have made necessary tweaks and still remained the status quo for ME.

    We also have to caution as to losing weight is a VERY individual process; however done with simple dietary changes (and affordability has a HUGE factor into choosing the right foods or even getting the best healthy foods) and a movement plan that complements the individual will yield the best results for said individual.

  • Jun 22

    While mostly good advice, 50 pounds in 90 days is EXTREMELY unrealistic. I also notice there are ZERO references for sources that would confirm the 'fat burning machine' claim.

  • Jun 22

    Very surprised that someone answered this.

    Hope that *someone* really is a nurse.


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