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  1. LAC+USC interview new grad RN
    This varies for everyone, but for most people it takes 2-4 weeks. If you have convictions, your file and livescan results will be sent to another department to evaluate what you reported on your...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. LA county Relief nurse 2013
    Congratulations, Sophia! I'm scared to say which hospital I work at because I like to stay anonymous here, but I will say that I work on a medical surgical floor at one of the County hospitals. In...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. ACLS class prep
    Can you even take an AHA-approved ACLS course online? When I took ACLS, I had to learn everything on my own, too. Yes, it was a lot of material! Prior to my class I studied the AHA ACLS manual,...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What are the best ways to go about RN programs. SoCal area
    I was in your shoes a few years ago (researching ADN programs in LA & Orange County) and found that just about every school has slightly different requirements and different methods for selecting...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. LA county Relief nurse 2013
    Being on the eligibility list means that you are now "eligible" for the next step in the LA County hiring process, which is the selection interview. Being on the eligibility list for Relief Nurse...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. LAC+USC interview new grad RN
    Did they specifically ask for your DMV record? If so, that's a new requirement. When I applied last year they never asked for that.
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Renew LPN if RN?
    As a new RN and former LVN, I had the same reaction to that comment as you, MrsMig! No clue where that poster is coming from to say such a thing. I live in a state where you can keep both...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Working nights....tips anyone?
    I've worked nights for just over 3 years now. At first, I felt crappy and tired all the time, but now I have adjusted. I found a sleep schedule that works for me (8am to 3pm-ish and sometimes a nap...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  9. Need some advice please help
    Take it one day at a time and keep trudging along! I went through both LVN school and an LVN-RN program. I was stressed every day during clinicals for both programs -- I would watch other students...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  10. I need help finding a local/affordable LVN school
    You are so smart to be thinking like this! I went to a private 30k LVN program without researching other, less-expensive options and I regret it. I now have to pay off these loans, and it is no fun!...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. Unbelievable exam question
    She sounds ridiculous and needs to get off her high horse and acknowledge her faulty test question. Perhaps a group of you should bring this to the attention of someone above her if she refuses to...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. how long did you wait to go from LPN to RN?
    I grduated LVN school in Spring 2008, started working as an LVN on the med-surg floor of a hospital in Fall 2009, started my LVN-RN bridge program in the Summer of 2011 and graduated in Spring 2012....
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. LVN - RN Bridge or generic?
    It makes no sense whatsoever to do the generic program if you're already an LVN -- you'd basically be repeating your LVN program in the first year and doubling the amount of time it takes you to...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. Competency "Fair"
    I don't have a ton of home health experience, but I do work at a hospital that tests our skills through written tests and hands-on demonstration. We are required to take and pass all of the skills...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Online skills test for home health infusion nursing?
    I just received a call back from a home health agency that I applied to work at, and I was told I would be required to take an online skills covering IV skills before my application would be...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. LVNs say they are equal to RNs...how true is this? much more schooling...
    I think that the title you chose for this thread is insulting. It sounds as if you are fishing for people to stroke your ego and agree with you that LPNs are "beneath" you in the hierarchy. If you...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Only Charting "The Good Vitals"?
    I have seen lazy RNs instruct CNAs to only enter "good" vitals in patient records. I believe they encourage this so they don't need to perform/document any additional assessments themselves. I agree...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    I'm an implicit atheist, but make it a rule not to discuss my views on religion with coworkers and patients. When someone feels the need to discuss religion with me, I usually just listen/smile/nod...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  19. Pediatric patients...parents are KILLING me!
    I have worked private duty in the past and witnessed the same parental behavior you are talking about. I had a very different perspective on it, though. These people are just trying to have a few...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Please help math test tomorrow.  Having trouble with critical drips
    If you only need to know ml/hr, disregard the drip factor. Since you need to know the hourly rate (ml/hr), the first thing to do is multiply the ordered dosage by 60: 250 mcg/min x 60 = 15000...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. BRN taking too long
    What state are you in? If it's CA, there are others having the same problem.
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Olive View UCLA and LAC+USC interview LVN 1
    Congrats on passing the first step! Getting hired at County can be a really slow process! Counting from the date I first applied, I think it took about 2-3 months to get the first interview, another...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. TEAS Help PLEASE
    I'm terrible at math and did fine on the TEAS V. Just review what's in the ATI study guide, and you'll be fine. I recall the math being very basic, pre-algebra type stuff. Brush up on decimals,...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  24. Things that gross you out..
    Wound care on stage 4 pressure ulcers where bones and muscle are visible, where there's smelly exudate and dead tissue, and where there's deep tunneling that requires packing. The sights and smells...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Recent NCLEX-RN California Test Takers?
    For any other interested California RN applicants, I just wanted to post an update and say that I finally received my ATT yesterday. So, in total, it took about 6 weeks for the BRN to issue my ATT...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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