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  1. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    My experience is similar to Jasonat6034's. I had a previous BA with about $20K in subsidized and unsubsidized loans - it's a music degree, so of course hardly anything transfers to health care. I...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Sleep nursing - doing weird things during sleep
    Not quite sleep nursing, but here's my story. I started as a CNA in a nursing home about 15 years ago, and it was an unfamiliar experience for me - I was 19 and hadn't seen anything like it...
    Jun 3
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. Venting and praying
    Have you explored your preferred learning style? If everything clicks in clinicals, you may be more of a kinesthetic learner. Your professor may be able to help you find learning materials and study...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Sexual Orientation Question
    BostonFNP - You are correct, I am a new nurse, and I defer to your experience. However, I'm confused by the response from you and WML. Nowhere did I say that I would be divulging private information...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Sexual Orientation Question
    I understand what you're saying, but I'm speaking in terms of sexual health. And regardless, if I were married, I would want to know about my wife's health issues as well as my own. What if I cook...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Sexual Orientation Question
    A few posters have touched on this, but here's my thoughts. "Heterosexual" and "homosexual" no longer matter. There are plenty of men who identify themselves as straight, but have experimented with...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Searching for preceptor (Columbus)
    I'm a student at Indiana State preparing for my 2nd semester. I need to find a preceptor, or at the very least, a facility where I can do clinicals. ISU has clinical agreements with OSU Medical...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. New Employee, Low Morale on Unit
    I have no experience working in a hospital, but I have worked in toxic work environments. It's not easy to leave, especially when you hope to turn the experience into something better with the same...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Indiana State University online lpn-bsn
    You can only take the challenge exams through Indiana State. They are not offered anywhere else.
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Indiana State University Online Nursing Degrees
  10. NP with a beard?!?!
    I think beards are a non-issue as long as they're clean, but I'll bring up one consideration. Many deaf or hard-of-hearing people read lips, and a scraggly beard may hinder their ability to...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Online LPN -> BSN
    Yes, there are 41 nursing credits through ISU so you'll be fine taking the support courses elsewhere - that's what I did.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  12. Indiana State University online lpn-bsn
    Gusakov1, what I meant is that I bought the study guides on eBay instead of through The College Network. You still need to take the exam through the school. You'll need to find a proctor, then...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Indiana State University Online Nursing Degrees
  13. uncompensated vs partially compensated
    Beachie, you are my favorite person today! I have trouble with ABGs, and this explanation is MUCH easier than anything I've seen before. Thank you!
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  14. oxygen sTaturations
    I have a very intelligent friend (pre-med degree but never worked in health care) who uses "exasperate" instead of "exacerbate". It's the only word he has trouble with - he even uses "your" and...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified
    Three things: 1. I literally laughed out loud at several passages. I always look forward to your posts! 2. The majority of me hopes that you never have another day as bad as that one. I admit...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Should I take a Phlebotomy course after CNA?
    I took a phlebotomy course while I was in LPN school so I could become more comfortable sticking needles into people. It was a great experience. I did become a certified phlebotomist - I don't think...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Going for the RN...the untraditional way
    OP, I'm in the same boat. I've always wanted to be an RN, but several roadblocks kept me from doing it. ("You have a 2-3 year waiting list? And your cohorts only start every other year?? No, I don't...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  18. finally... I cried.
    It sounds like your unit manager does not know how to handle this person either. She should not tolerate one nurse yelling at another, and then tell the person getting yelled at to be more assertive....
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Info Lit thru PennFoster?
    Be careful - according to ACE's website, that course is no longer accredited. ACE CREDIT | The National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training Scroll down and click Information...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  20. Indiana State University online lpn-bsn
    I bought older versions of the TCN modules but didn't experience too many issues with outdated information, etc. Once in a while they show up on eBay, Amazon, etc. - just search for "College Network...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Indiana State University Online Nursing Degrees
  21. CSCC [columbus state] Nursing ADN, All about It!
    To be fair, I'm relaying some secondhand information. I have a friend who tried to go through the program - she told me about her clinical instructors. However, the experience about the online...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  22. CSCC [columbus state] Nursing ADN, All about It!
    I graduated from CSCC's LPN program and have heard nothing good about the RN program. I have a BA (and an MS) and applied to the 2nd degree online program a few years ago, and I wasn't accepted. I...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Sometimes it's impossible not to giggle...
    Many years ago I was the activities director for an assisted living community that had a dementia unit. I made a new friend (Mr. P) on that unit, and he loved to go on the van rides around town....
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Instructor on a power trip
    I can certainly understand why you're frustrated; it's always hard to deal with difficult or demanding people. I think it's a good lesson for the workplace though. You mentioned that Ann gets...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What is the one thing that turns your stomach?
    I don't have much experience with more advanced settings, but for me, it's colostomy bags. That smell is like nothing else I've ever experienced, and it's a real struggle not to offend or embarrass...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student