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  1. HACC Bridge Program (NURS 122)
    Has anyone applied to the HACC bridge program and been accepted for Fall 2013? I'm waiting to hear and I can't believe I haven't yet. Classes start in 50 days.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  2. Enrolling in Nurse Assistant course as a way to RN?? I need suggestions :)
    Don't bother with the CNA course. It will teach how to provide personal care, which is pretty far away from what you'll be required to know to get your RN license. Take a review course; pass the...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Thinking about going for my LPN license. Is it worth it?
    Is it worth it? That all depends on you. What are your ultimate goals? Why do you want to be a nurse? What kind of environment do you want to work in? How are you going to pay for your education? Do...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. So tired..why are they all the same.
    That's why I'm part time. I can work a full time schedule if I want to, but they can't make me work the extra shifts. My facility doesn't need to force people to work crazy hours. Many of us are...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. How to drop subtle hints with my nursing students about faith.
    Thank you for being willing to see the issue through other eyes. It may seem obvious to you that what you are doing is putting forward the love of Christ. Never forget that there will be students...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  6. Waiting to hear if I'm in.  Can't think of anything else.  (A rant, I guess)
    I got my LPN diploma last August. In September I started the pre-reqs for the local community college's advanced standing, LPN - RN program. I finished the pre-reqs with a 4.0, and applied to the...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. I got removed from my clinical practice
    If you really are a brilliant student, please understand that brilliance is a liability for nurses. It may be valued in other professions, but nurses just need to get things done. MDs are expected...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. I BLEW MY CHANCE !!
    That answer might have cost you the job, but don't beat yourself up about it. Do you WANT to handle 49 patients by yourself? I don't. I think that's a ridiculous patient load even if there are no...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ?
    Efficiency is wonderful, but are you sure you can't find something else to do? Is there a patient with anxiety that you could sit with and listen to? Does anyone need their hand held? Does anyone...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. How are Schools getting away with pumping out so many new graduates for no jobs?
    There ARE jobs out there in some parts of the country. I had a job offer two weeks after I started my search. It wasn't exactly my dream job, but it pays well and I'm learning every day. What more...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Today's Dr. Phil shocker: Nursing home abuse
    Oh yes, I commit "abuse" every shift. The poor resident has to wait longer than she wants to get her snacks because I have to take care of the guy down the hall who is having trouble breathing and...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Irony in LTC
    The visitor says, "Soon America will be a socialist country with everyone holding their hand out expecting the government to pay for everything." He is visiting a medicaid recipient who's stay in...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Geri-Psych:  Does it exist?  (asked the naive new nurse)
    I'm a new LPN. I've been working in LTC for the past few months. Some of my residents are elderly people with illnesses or physcal limitations who require care. Some of them are dementia patiens...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. So, who is working tomorrow?
    Tomorrow has turned into today and I'm getting ready to go spend the 3 - 11 shift with my LTC family. Merry Christmas everyone. Now here's your insulin. I can't imagine a better way to spend a...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I am married, no kids, and I love, love, love working 3 - 11. You can keep the early mornings. I will spend my days in the park with my dogs and roll into work at 2:30 as long as they let me.
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LPN to RN
    This is wise. I'm going to remember it. I think you should pop over to the LPN Student forum and post it as advice that they ALL should follow.
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. Excelsior Maternal/Child Nsg for my CC bridge program?
    I'm an LPN getting ready to apply to a bridge program that starts this summer. I have the option of applying to enter the 2nd semester of a 4 semester program, or, I can apply to the 3rd semester of...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  18. Lancaster general or HACC
    I'm not really concerned about HACCs accreditation problem. I believe they will resolve the problems before it becomes an issue. They can't afford not to.
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. homosexual patients
    Do you really know anything about "That guy in Sandy Hill?" Was he a schizophrenic, following the commands of the voices in his head? Unless I see evidence to the contrary I'm going to assume that...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Lancaster general or HACC
    OP, I'm trying to decide between applying for fulltime day clinicals in Lancaster and part time evening clinicals in York. I like the idea of taking classes close to home in York, but I would...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. homosexual patients
    I treat homosexual patients the same as heterosexual patients. They are all human beings. No difference. Why should there be?
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. What is your current LPN salary
    Ah union! I wish we had that south of the border. Canada is such a humane nation.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Have you ever caught someone cheating?
    Most of my class cheated and the school tolerated it. We had a take home final in one class and 99% of the students checked their answers against each other. The scores were unusually high for that...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. I flunked out of clinical today..
    The instructor is covering her butt. You are working under her license. 170 is a crazy high number, and you should recognize that by now. I guarantee you won't make the same mistake again. From...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. New Grads, It is Possible!
    I don't feel like I was lied to by my instructors, but boy, do I feel like I was lied to (by omission) by the Director of the school during my admission interview. It's no biggie at this point. I...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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