frankie,RN 6,970 Views
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6yearslpn/<1yearRN year(s) of experience in peds-trach/vent
just took stats fo the healthcare professional this past summer. its a killer class online, but definitely doable. the five weeks was tough but i was glad when it was finally over. good luck with whatever you choose.
Hi. I was scheduled for my cpne last december 4th. I did my excelsior workhop november 8th. i thought it would be good to do them close to each other. but what I think is most important is that you know the studyguide inside and out prior to the workshop.they would actually prefer it that way. i truly think it is a wasteof $900 to not know the studyguide before the workshop, but thats my opinion. they teach the workshop under the assumption that you know the studyguide. Also important, you will work on the lab skills at the workshop. so if your cpne date is close, the skills will be fresh in your head. good luck to you.
Congratulations. Very happyfor you.
Hi. congrats on becoming cpne eligible. some people usually sell or give away their old wound kits. I did give mine away a few months. Excelsior does sell them., not sure of the price anymore. I dont think people sell them on here(no solicitation). I purchased mine from excelsior, well worth it. to prepare. Also, try excelsior boards to find one. good luck to you.
If you're unsure, perhaps you should go straight to the source... call Excelsior Admissions and verify. also, did you pay the $900-something annual fee yet?
I saw Lasalle University in philly has an RN to BSN online? have you heard anything about that school?
i think you wont be able to adequately do your job if all the lights are off. in the end, if something happened, the board would be asking, "what would a prudent nurse do." i wouldnt feel like a safe nurse if i had to care for a child in total darkness. how can you know their skin color, does the child have a pulse ox?? that would make me feel a little better. if you cant see them turning blue at least that will maybe give you some forewarning. My agency does allow us to bring a laptop/ipad/whatever. i bring my laptop and stick one earbud in so I dont disturb the client. I also bring a booklight to do studying for my bsn program. i personally think its too much to ask you to sit in total darkness. a little source of light is ok. i would be pickier about the nurse making too much noise at night.
Dont you have an RN nursing supervisor during the shift who could take a few minutes to adjust the rate?
i think public health is an important/required class. everyone usually offers it.im curious, which school is not requiring it? if your going for you msn eventually, then i would contact some schools to see if it is required and if it needs to be on your transcript.
Im looking at Excelsior and Ohio State, both online. Just trying to figure out the fastest route
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