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  1. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    So, follow up... I've had my first two shifts, my third is tomorrow. I had about 25 patients. The two aides handle clothing, toileting, feeding, but there is almost no interaction between the...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    So a couple of follow up questions and a little bit of explanation. I took a job with a temporary staffing/travel agency, so I won't be a regular employee of the LTC, hence the 2 hr orientation....
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    This is SO incredibly helpful, I can't tell you all how much I appreciate that you've taken the time to share this with me. This will help me so much with making it through my first shifts! (And...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    Thank you!! These are definitely helpful to me! Please, anyone else feel free to chime in :)
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    Through various circumstances, I'll be going into a small LTC facility with basically 2 hrs of orientation. I realize that different facilities will be different, but could anyone describe a...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. NCLEX Anxiety
    Here's the link to the tutorial you can download and do. This is exactly the same one that you do before starting the actual NCLEX exam (and yes, it does ask dumb stuff like what color is orange :)...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. taking the nclex next week!
    For some study and testing tips and a rating of how different resources compare in difficulty to the actual NCLEX-RN, see http://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/review-nclex-rn-607853.html and...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. NCLEX Anxiety
    Success2011, a big key to NCLEX is to not worry about the time. Seriously. I agree totally to take your time, it's not about speed. The actual minimum number of questions to answer and be able to...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Practice Test before Nclex Rn
    As Keldel said, it's mandatory, but is quite short. You can download and try the exact same tutorial from the Pearson Vue website. I strongly encourage you to do that, that will let you read through...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    DARLENESKY!!!! :yeah::clpty::smiley_aa:nmbrn::hpygrp::dancgrp::w00t: I am SO HAPPY for you!!! I knew you could do it!!!! Answered prayers!!!! Thank you so much for letting me know, I was hoping to...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Has anyone graduated from Aspen University RN-MSN?
    Hi JLO, I'm looking at WGU's RN to BSN program right now. I'm not sure what your situation is, but you mention you have no nursing experience. WGU has several programs, programs for already...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  12. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    You can totally do this!!!
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Anyone over 50 recently hired?
    Honestly, I'm hoping that there are some jobs :). My situation is a bit odd, I have an ASN, graduated 27 yrs ago, worked FT for 7 yrs in a variety of settings (college health service, med-surg floor,...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    Darlenesky, have you taken your NCLEX? How did it go? I've been praying for you!
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. How old is too old to do this?
    Oh, Calzo, if you hate nursing (and I certainly hate many aspects of it myself), you really may want to consider doing something else entirely! It is totally NOT too late to do that. There are so...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. How old is too old to do this?
    Hm. No particular advice, but I have to say that I hope you are not too old to consider doing this. I just retook my NCLEX and passed. I graduated 27 yrs ago, passed NCLEX then and worked 7 yrs in...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    And I should have added, I put "minimally competent" in quotes like that not as some kind of slam or sarcasm, but because I think their determination of minimally competent could be debatable. But I...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    Chriscast1, employers only know if you are actively licensed or not, they don't get a score. Even when NCLEX gave a score (I actually ran across my original score sheet from 27 yrs ago!), that score...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Those who have passed Nclex...I would love to hear your encouraging story
    Hang in there! This is a great idea to encourage each other. I hoped to encourage other NCLEX takers and give some study tips and info that helped me in these two threads: Review of NCLEX prep...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    Praying for your success on your NCLEX, maritelrn! :up:
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Review of NCLEX-RN Prep books
    Wow, this ended up much longer than Id expected! But hopefully this is helpful to you as you select NCLEX prep materials. Please keep in mind that this is only my opinion and experience as I...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Passed 1st time... AND 2nd time
    I didn't use any of the online review courses, just books and a few online resources. Saunders (4th ed Q&A, 5th ed content review), Lippincott's Alt format Q&A, Hurst (just the book, it's 2008 I...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Passed 1st time... AND 2nd time
    Sort of a long story.... I graduated from nursing school in 1984. Not a misprint. 1984. I took the RN boards in July '84 and passed. (So long ago it was pencil and paper, the exam took 2 days, 6...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. August NCLEX Test  Takers Random Q&A PN's & RN's All Welcome
    Thanks, I appreciate that! That's what I'd learned too, so you can imagine my surprise when the first source said you'd check for bladder distention first, and then the second source said massage the...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. August NCLEX Test  Takers Random Q&A PN's & RN's All Welcome
    Question... I had a similar practice question in two different sources. Basically, post-delivery mom having heavy bleeding, what do you do first? One source gave the right answer as assess for...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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