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  1. Clinical Nursing Student Needs Advice 5 patients
    Sounds intimidating for a student, but you can do it! You've already gotten several really good suggestions like a good "brain" report sheet, prioritizing. A couple other small ideas that might...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. People think I am stupid
    Well for starters, it's obvious your not helping your self esteem by posting on here. I stopped reading the comments about half way through. Some people are just plain mean. The things you mentioned...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Why do some colleges have waitlists while others do not?
    The way I understood it, the schools in my area changed from waiting lists to a competitive process several years back to improve their scores & make them more competitive with other schools (as in...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. is the lpn program less hard/stressful than the ADN program?
    I graduated as an LPN 7.5 yrs ago & now completing the RN program. I feel like they are both vey hard & a lot of work. I have only seen a few things so far that seemed "more in depth" compared to my...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  5. End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey
    1.5 tabs, not 1.5mg.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I work on a cardiac floor (GA). Days is usually 4 or 5:1 and nights 5 or 6:1. ICU & CCU are usually 2:1 unless they have a balloon pump 1:1 or something crazy. With 4 & 5 patients I rarely get to go...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Any LPN to RN online programs that are accepted nationwide?
    I live in GA. I started excelsior several years ago and stopped when GA stopped accepting them, but you really should talk to some people who have successfully completed the program b/c it's hard and...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  8. First Travel Assignment...  Advice needed...
    What kind of requirements are there for working outside of the US as an RN?
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    I would hope so. I'm finishing up RN school now, but this was something we learned back in A&P, and they go over it again in Medsurge for LPN & for RN.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    The scope of practice can vary greatly from state to state & they are commonly very broad, and open for much interpretation by your facility. It is covered in our studies as an LPN b/c it is within...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Anybody get accepted with a GED?
    I went to LPN school several years after obtaining my GED, and with no tech/hospital experience. It doesn't affect anything. What does matter is your grades/scores on whatever your school uses for...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. HIPAA violation or just a bad decision?
    Definately a HIPAA violation, and a violation of her duties as a nurse. I know of 2 people, a tech and a nurse who both took a picture of a pt at the hospital. One wanted a pic of a "serious" code,...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  13. Have you ever witnessed a Miracle?
    I experienced this first hand: I was working on a cardiac floor. A co-worker was caring for a gentlemen who happened to be a "regular" CHF pt. It was 3rd shift and he was sleeping and his son was...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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