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  1. New grad BSN moving to Honolulu
    Wow, reading through the HI boards is kinda grim. I'm moving to HNL in June. Brand new grad from the mainland. I'm willing to take anything NA, clerk, home health, SNF, LTC, whatever. I also have...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  2. Getting over a weak stomach!
    You get used to the icky stuff. I hardly have an iron stomach but when you're in front of someone cleaning their foul smelling stool, well, you know you can't really make a face and the experience is...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Can I take NCLEX in another state?
    I applied for licensure in California but I'm moving out of state for the summer. Can I take the NCLEX in another state and have it count towards Cali licensure?
    Mar 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health Spring 2014 Applicants
    Hmmm, advice...I don't even know where to begin. 1. Stay on top of the reading load. That first week, you will wonder what the heck you just stepped into. How could I possibly read this much?...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Just got into associates in nursing program
    If you start in February, I would honestly say, live your life and do everything you want to do now. There is no need in starting right now or trying to "get ahead" since you don't have an idea of...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. C's on all my Anatomy and Physiology classes.
    Some schools in the LA area want at least a 2.5 gpa in the sciences and if you meet that, they'll throw you into a lottery to get randomly admitted. So it may happen for you. Look at each and every...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Finding significant other in nursing school
    My relationship actually fell apart while in nursing school. But I guess it was bound to happen either way. I haven't met enough single, available, age appropriate guys in nursing school that I'd...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health Spring 2014 Applicants
    Just wanted to drop a line and say welcome to those that got in! You're in for one hell of a ride. :) The semester just ended today. Cannot even believe we have to be back in 3 weeks but oh well....
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. So done with underwhelming clinical experiences
    Wow, I almost wish my experience was that slow in med/surg. Almost. At least I know I've learned. Every semester we take on an extra patient and we do full care for them. I just finished semester 3...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. PASADENA COLLEGE SPRING 2014 Books question
    I don't go to PCC but almost every college in the LA metro area uses the Lewis Med/Surg book. I've been at places studying and PCC students have that book, as do we. I would recommend you buy books...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. When does/did your semester end and how did you do?
    Ended today! Got a B in Pharm and Nursing Role. Awaiting my Med/Surg grade, which will probably be a B too. I was really pulling for an A in that one. Oh well.
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Los Angeles County Allied School of Nursing
    @tgcid00, Anywhere you want. You can go to your own doctor as long as you bring printouts of your titers and your Tb test results. If you don't have a doctor, you can also go through employee health...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. Los Angeles County Allied School of Nursing
    Just curious, did any of you apply to the LVN to RN program? I'm going into 3rd semester in the fall and you'll be joining my class!
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Los Angeles Harbor College Spring 2013
    @phyliciajane Los Angeles City College accepts a core science of 2.0 with an overall GPA of 2.5. Both Glendale Community College and Pasadena Community College use the Chancellor's formula to...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Need help passing my second semester of nursing.
    How about doing test review with an instructor? They should be able to give you tips about their questions and how to shift your thinking to adapt to them. Your textbook should also have info...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Los Angeles County Allied School of Nursing
    Hi songiecookie, Sorry it took me so long to respond to you! The only study books I use are the study guides that are published for each textbook (they will be on the booklist for the school). Last...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Scared of NS
    It's normal to doubt yourself, especially when you think of something scary like NS (and all the horror stories of failing). You just have to take it one day/class/test/assignment/etc at a time....
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How should a petite girl prepare for lifting pts?
    User proper body mechanics, draw sheets, available equipment, ask for help from other nurses/students, have the pt do as much as they are able to in helping you move them. If you are in over your...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. pasadena city college rn program fall 2013
    Just wanted to say that you shouldn't lose hope if you are an alternate. When I applied to PCC last year, I got in and gave up my spot. During orientation, other students were still considering...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Low GPA, should I get it up or go for LPN?
    How are the students chosen at the ADN program? In my area, ADN programs have a minimum set of criteria and they'll throw everyone who meets that criteria into a lottery. So a 2.5 GPA student...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Is it right to pursue nursing if the school is 2 hrs away from husband & kids?
    Everyone here has lent their opinions about family and motherhood so let me throw something else out there. Just on the issue of school alone (and this is assuming you stay where you are), a 4 hour a...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Los Angeles County Allied School of Nursing
    The minimum points for my admitted class was 84 points. And even then, there were students who were accepted at the last minute because others gave up their spots. So 88 points should be all good....
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Maternal and Child Nursing, Deadly?
    If the students in your program are saying that it's hard, then it probably is. Get notes from them, tips, material to review over the summer. In my program, maternal-child is pretty straight...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. 1st semester nursing needing help with nursing diagnosis!
    Is your diagnosis acceptable? That wound depend on the assessment data taken as a whole. Of all the data you collected, was enhanced religiosity the priority problem the data pointed to? If yes, then...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Poll: Do you skim or read your nursing textbooks?
    Last semester, I read everything. This semester, I limited my reading to med/surge and pharm. A quick skim and power point memorization for the rest.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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