Latest Comments by gainschool4lpn

Latest Comments by gainschool4lpn

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Joined Apr 24, '12. Posts: 36 (28% Liked) Likes: 23

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    bflonurse likes this.

    I am 41 and about to start the LPN to RN Bridge program. It will take 3 semesters starting this January. I am nervous and excited!! Then to BSN....
    Onward and Upward. As I tell my 15 year old daughter, NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER GIVE IN!

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    I am waiting to hear if I have been accepted into the LPN to RN Bridge program here in Ga. What school are you going to in GA?

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    Thanks for the book info, I will check it out and FYI someone else shared with me
    Calculate with Confidence, 5e (Morris, Calculate with Confidence)
    apparently it has online practice problems.
    I appreciate your prompt response.

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    Hi y'all! I have just applied to the LPN-RN bridge program at Gordon State College in Barnesville, Ga. Successful completion of ATI LPN STEP Test; Dosage Calculation Test; and Skills (lab) Test for students who have received conditional acceptance to the nursing program.
    Can you please suggest a study guide for the calculation test? Something that is easy to understand and has step by step explanations and examples. Any of you who have been through this and can point me in the right direction?

    I appreciate all advice!

    Thank you in advance!
    Kasey

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    ASPIRING2BGREAT likes this.

    Looking for advice on bridging-
    I have been an LPN since 01/2014 and have almost a year of clinical experience under my belt. I am applying in July for the Bridge program and would love to hear from those of you who have bridged.
    *what pharmacology stuff did you study in preparation?
    *what is the best book to purchase to help in preparing for the bridge?
    *what other things should I know in order to prepare?
    Thanks in advance-
    Kasey

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    Hello all- I have been an LPN for a little over a year, have just finished up my prerequisites and will be applying for the LPN-RN Bridge program. My school is now using the LPN Step Test from ATI along with a dosage calculations test and skills test.
    Can anyone tell me what to utilize as study guide for the step test? I have gone to ATI website but do not see a study guide for this test.
    Have you taken this test? Did you find bridging to be more difficult?
    Any information will be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
    K

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    Hi there, I am a new LPN (about a year of clinical experience) and I am applying for the LPN - RN bridge program at Gordon College in Ga. I have been given mixed reviews on the Bridge program. I was shocked to hear people say they would rather start over at day 1 in RN school than to do a bridge program. I am not sure how it works at your school but here at Gordon, the bridging students drop in the 3rd semester of the ASN and finish up with them. I assume it depends on the type of experience you have gained while out working as an LPN, how long it's been since you were in school and whether or not you feel comfortable dropping in on the program mid stream. I would love to hear how things go- Where are you and what school are you attending?
    Thanks-
    Kasey

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    Is it legal to have a nurse in an Assisted Living Facility work two 16 hr shifts back to back in the state of GA?

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    NurseAgatha likes this.

    iamgold,
    sounds about right. I just started working at a facility where they have one wing ltc and the other subacute. I got a few days training and then put on my own. I am a new graduate. It is completely overwhelming!! There are about 30 patients to a nurse and it's all I can do to get am med pass done before 12 o clock med pass and treatments. I haven't been able to get to treatments because as soon as I am done with med pass and tube flushes/feeding its time for the next med pass and then charting and out the door 10 hours into an 8 hour shift....Some of the CNAs and other staff have little respect for new nurses so I am always chasing things down. I agree with you, I am a bit overwhelmed and frustrated at the lack of time and resources. It will get better- I know- just have to push through this hard time- EVERY nurse goes through this- it is a rite of pasage!! Also, I keep reminding myself why I became a nurse in the first place and that is to bring comfort to others and put a smile on their face.
    Good luck and know I am here if you'd like to chat.
    Thanks-
    KC

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    TexasLVN516 likes this.

    Hey there, just left interview. I spoke with the Principal and the RN who oversees all the LPNs in the county. I didn't prepare like I should have so I felt caught off guard a little bit. They asked the questions you will see on the site but I didn't have well rounded answers. Make sure you prepare and be ready to talk about what you will bring to the position. Sounds like there is plenty of training so you shouldn't be afraid to sell yourself for the position. You will be pretty independent and must have good organization skills. There will be mentors for you to utilize. My one piece of advice is to practice answering questions in the mirror and do a mock interview with a friend or spouse. Sell yourself. Be upbeat, positive and ready for anything!
    Good luck!

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    Hey there- did you interview yet for the elementary nurse position? I have an interview this morning for a nurse position at a nearby elementary school and I am in the same boat as you with even less experience! I have 2 jobs, one with LTC and one is AL. I have only been working for a month. This site has a lot of helpful hints but you may need to search a few different ways to find it. There is a "School Nurse" Topic here and they have posted some interview questions and tips. Really it all boils down to your personality and if they like you. The skills you learned in school plus life lessons are probably enough to start with (especially if you are a mother.)
    With any nursing position you use the skills you learned in school and there is infinite learning as you go, continuing education, and a lot of researching different situations. I do know that you will not only be a nurse but a babysitter, trainer, confidant and disciplinarian. I will have more interview information this afternoon- I will definitely post it here for you and others who are new to school nursing. Thanks for posting and good luck!
    KC

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    I just started training for a PRN position in an LTC facility. I am scared to death. How do I keep myself from getting eaten alive by the other nurses and CNAs? Any advice will help!

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    Hey there- I am a brand new LPN and just started orientation this week for LTC position. I start precepting on Monday and am scared to death! I don't see how the patients can get the care they need if I will be passing meds the entire time!!

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    Hello all,
    I am a new LPN graduate and have an interview for an elementary school nurse position in a few weeks. I am trying to prepare for the interview but cannot find any threads with interview questions, tips, how to prepare, what skills to brush up on etc... Could you all please help me out by sharing your:
    1.Interview experience?
    2. What the day to day is like?
    3. Questions to ask the interviewer?

    Thank you in advance.
    K


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