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  1. Can my physical limitations hinder my pursuit of becoming a nurse?
    It's been a long while since I've posted on the site, life has been quite hectic. I'm still working towards becoming an RN, just.. slowly at this point. I'm currently in school for Medical...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Looking at two school options to give my resume an edge before NS.
    After talking to family for a while on what I'm going to do (money/job-wise) while I'm in school full-time, I've come to a crossroads. I've been looking for jobs for the past couple of months, had a...
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. How do you let a friend know a nursing position isn't what she thinks it is?
    Oh, also! I thought I'd mention - most of the threads I've seen on PCT programs are generally 8-12 week courses or so.. this is a 10 month program. I'm not sure how they're stretching out a 12 week...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. How do you let a friend know a nursing position isn't what she thinks it is?
    We live in the Tampa area, PCT gets around the same here. I've done a lot of research over the past couple years on Nursing professions and I'm glad she's interested in going back to school, I just...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. How do you let a friend know a nursing position isn't what she thinks it is?
    A friend of mine became interested in Nursing after I sort of found my calling for it. I decided I really wanted to become an RN, I'm currently enrolling into a community college so I can start...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. heartless DON or reality check?
    The DON seems very out of line. It's not easy to work at your normal level with such a mental burden weighing on you. If the DON knew such news could affect her performance they should have let the...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Starting to burn out
    Sounds like a bit of an overload to me. I can only imagine the stress. I say consider finding another floor if you really enjoy where you work. Do what you have to do; you can't be at your...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    That's awesome! I'm sure you'll make a great Nurse! :D
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    Great story, I'll bet you'll find the perfect position for yourself as an RN! Keep up the good work! :up:
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    That's wonderful! I hope more people will share stories like this! :D
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    Impressive! I can relate to taking care of family as being a helping factor into becoming a nurse. Hopefully you continue to enjoy being a nurse! :yeah:
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    That's awesome. I wish more people pursued their dreams from when they were kids. Not many people have true passion towards career paths anymore.
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When did you know that Nursing was the right path for you?
    I've always been interested in Science; chemistry, biology, anthropology, all sorts. I've always felt I was destined to do something in life regarding helping people. I've always been the shoulder,...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Questions about PCT vs. CNA
    So, I've been interested in Nursing for almost two years now. I ended up getting an amazing job in Human Resources a while back and didn't make it to school - well, I'm once again unemployed and I've...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New job opportunity, thoughts?
    So, here's the story: I'm 20 years old and I'm going to be challenging the CNA exam in the next few weeks after my father gets out of the hospital and settles at home. Recently, I spoke to a woman...
    Oct 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Yeah, I kinda feel that way. My biggest concern on scrubs is comfort since I'm not used to wearing them and I think I'm only buying one pair for now anyways; just for the exam. Hopefully I find...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    That's pretty awesome, not gonna lie, how clever! That's a really good thought, I think I may just do that! :yeah: Tomorrow I get to go looking for scrubs, should I go for all solids, or maybe a...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Thanks very much! Agreed, it only makes sense to wear scrubs to the exam. To any job interview, regardless of the type, I always dress to impress, so the same should go for any medical job. Hopefully...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. NON-Nurses Giving Shots in MD Offices
    Surprising. But if she's certified in phlebotomy, wouldn't it be legal? I thought nurses and "technicians" per se, could draw blood if trained and certified/licensed. Either way, if she was using...
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Well, at least you passed! I'm excited and anxious to take the exam, but I can't really do it for a while; after my fathers surgery at least. Hopefully by then I'll find some nice scrubs to wear. :D
    Oct 5, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Thanks very much for the straight forward reply. I plan on wearing a proper uniform without jewelry and whatnot. I just bought a pair of crocs today, not white unfortunately, but good lord they're...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. I need some encouragement!
    Take it all in stride. Show them how passionate you are about your work and remember.. the only way to gain respect is to give it. So just do the best you can and be proud! I'm sure you're doing just...
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. I think I failed, and I'm panicking...
    Take a deep breathe and relax for a moment. If you're this passionate about what you want to do and you studied hard, you'll probably pass. Don't overwhelm yourself. I'm sure you did fine. Let us...
    Sep 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Oh, oh! I have another question to add on to this. I've read the consensus of schools want white shoes for nursing. I assumed the CNA exam would be no different, which is fine. My question is, will...
    Sep 30, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Wearing scrubs to CNA exam in Florida?
    Such a quick response, I appreciate your advice a ton! I've been preparing for two months now on my own almost non-stop, I think I've got about everything down, I just have to keep my focus. I'm...
    Sep 30, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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