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  1. LPN/LVN salary for 2013/2014
    Chicago, IL - started in SNF in 2012 - $24 - no shifts differential and no benefits. A year ago (09/2013) switched to Short Term Rehab facility (Chicago as well) - $26, weekend differential $0.50,...
    Sep 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Valid Virginia Only (Compact Designation)
    I'm one of the guys that has Virginia valid only license. And that is because my drivers license is still from Illinois. As the other people mentioned before, that's not an issue if you work in...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  3. LPN schools In Chicagoland area
    Btw, good passing rate is considered 75% and above. That is what the school needs to be "in good standing" and maintain state accreditation.
    May 8
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  4. LPN schools In Chicagoland area
    - PCCTI - ATS - Northwestern Institute - Ambria Those schools have good passing rates but I think only PCCTI is around 20k, all other schools on this list are more expensive. There is a...
    May 8
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  5. Do you work away from the bedside???
    Did you think about MDS? Or working as a case manager for Insurance company? I did case managing for a year. To be honest, I don't like to be pressured with numbers of cases that need to be...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. Hospital vs. SNF salary?
    As souleater11 said - 26-28, maybe $2 more for shift differential - that's it... My facility (it's a Rehab facility in Gold Coast) starts RNs with no experience at $26.50. My coworker with 1 year...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  7. I passed the NCLEX, when can I work?
    Hopefully during this week you will get the letter from Continental testing. Make sure you fill it out the same day and mail it to Springfield. It does't take that long, at least it didn't in my...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  8. $11/hr as a registered nurse
    Guys, don't let statistics trick you ;) When they make those, they also take into consideration people who work only 1-2 shifts a week, so when you get to yearly gross and then divide again on 12...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Chicago, IL Pay rate: $26 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? Acute Rehab & Subacute Cardiac Floor What type of license...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm finally on my road to being a LPN to RN!
    I took my first exam 3 weeks ago. It was "Transition to RN role" :facepalm: To be honest, I've studied only for 3 days - applied for exam 6 months before and eligibility period was about to expire...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. Need help with cna program
    CMK Healthcare & Samland
    Jan 2
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. RN-to BSN program you would recommend that is not too pricey
    University of Texas - Arlington Excelsior College Governor's State University
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  13. From Cop to Nurse
    I agree - do it ;) You will enjoy it :-) And from the other hand, you can always have 2 part time jobs - a nurse, and a cop - which means you'll never get bored :up:
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  14. Looking for a LPN program 15k or under
    Our member asked for private schools, not community colleges
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  15. CMK Healthcare LPN program
    No loans, No Sallie-Mae :( Some of my classmates got WIA up to 8k... The majority of us, we were paying "out of pocket"...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  16. Looking for a LPN program 15k or under
    I have graduated from CMK, passed my boards from the first attempt and got hired 10 days after my license was issued... Pass rate was not good, I agree, but the school was not bad at all... Btw,...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Doctor Anyone?
    IndiCRNA - Thanks a lot for the previous post! :up:
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  18. Doctor Anyone?
    Honestly, at this point, and with this age, I do not want to waste my time pursuing BSN, then MSN, then getting years and years of experience in particular field (ICU, ER...) in order to be eligible...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  19. Doctor Anyone?
    Some of those schools do not require MCAT like Windsor, but those better ones do require MCAT. The good thing with offshore schools is that MCAT scores needed are not as high as US schools require,...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  20. New name for nurses who are men
    I wouldn't change anything since "nurse" gramatically does not imply to gender (good thing about English) :) In my country (in most Eastern Europian Slavic countries)... OMG... If you are a...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. Doctor Anyone?
    I am a dentist (in Europe), and a nurse (LPN) here in states :) I went to nursing school here because I desperately wanted to stay in the health care field and becoming a dentist in the US was...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. LPN to RN options... new to Illinois!
    Ccc - Wright College (Humboldt Park campus) has LPN2RN option but it takes 3-4 semesters for prereqs... JJC, ECC also have similar bridges... The only private LPN2RN is offered by Ambria. ...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Looking for a LPN program 15k or under
    I've graduated from CMK, 15k but, true, no financial aid... Check on PCCTI, their tuition was also 15k, unless something changed...Also Northbrook school of healthcare and Americare Technical...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. RN to EMT-B/Paremedic in IL?
    If you want to become paramedic here in CHGO, I would suggest Advocate Christ Paramedic Program (Oak Lawn, on South Side). First step for EMT-B is twice per week for 3-4 months and costs around $900....
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. RN to EMT-B/Paremedic in IL?
    I was doing a research on this topic, too :-) Illinois, unfortunately does not offer bridge programs of this type. Virginia offers this type of bridge in many counties, but it takes a while to...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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