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  1. Apparently 12 year olds can make their own medical decisions
    I will leave this decision to my kids when they are 18. I don't feel the vaccine has been out long enough to see all the effects it can have. I am not comfortable with it.
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. I hate being a nurse
    I understand. Nursing is top heavy, and women are different managers than men. But, LTC will suck the life out of you. It is a very emotional and physically draining type of nursing. All aspects...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. LPN school: wasted a year of my life
    I agree with the second post, it has to be your area. I would expand my search and consider moving. Secondly, by your post, did you go through class because of the love for nursing or because of...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. LPNs NOT Medicating??
    I am an LPN and work in an ER. I do assessments and give meds daily. I participate in all codes and get the meds for the RN to push by IV when she is busy, I do everything except push IV meds and...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Bashed for pursuing lpn route
    i am an lpn in the er. that doesn't happen around my area, but this hospital does utilize lpn's. i am so happy i became an lpn first. the knowledge base i have obtained in the past two years is...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. ILL LPN's ..Please read and reply..
    I went to Illinois Central College in Peoria, Il.
    May 3, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. PLEASE HELP~~~My Job took my license~~~
    Hell no! You keep your license and give them a copy. They can look it up online. Mine is on my wall framed. Illinois looks it up online for verification.
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. help with IV's!
    To avoid a bunch of air bubbles, while I'm spiking the bag I pinch the resevoir so once the spike is in it sucks the IV fluid in and the air bubbles go through the line, then I open up the other end...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. I just don't know anything!
    Don't get frustrated, get motivated! Assert yourself and tell them you want! Be outgoing and curious! Tell them you want to pass meds, get familiar with charting, do what you are trained to do! ...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. LPN are we professional nurses or just RNs?
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I have worked in an ER for 1 1/2 yrs. I am an LPN working on bridging to RN. There is a huge difference between us. The RN's are ultimately repsonsible for everything...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Scared to work :(
    Stop worrying..........Totally normal feeling. You have to believe in yourself and project that during an interview even if you feel unsure. Just ensure the proper orientation will follow being...
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. What was the hardest part of your LVN or LPN education?
    I agree with alot of the posts. I had problems because I was older and didn't hold my tongue and that got me into alot of trouble. The intimidation crap didn't fly with me at all. I wish there...
    Sep 3, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Why are LPNs not allowed to do more?
    I am an LPN in an ER. I do 95% of what an RN does. The only thing I don't do is push IV meds. The RN is paid more because she is ultimately the one everything falls back on. Charting, patient...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. perfectionist or not cut out for nursing?
    Lighten up on yourself!! You probably have instructors breathing down your neck, scrutinizing every move, no wonder you're a mess! They are supposed to do that. Don't freak out, be prepared for...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. The Patient I Failed
    Thank-you for this beautifully written piece. You didn't fail this patient. I know it feels like it. Unfortunately, after that tube is placed, DNR is over with. You handled it professionally and...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. How many questions determine whether or not you pass or fail NCLEX-PN?
    You guys also have to remember that 20 of those questions are just throw in questions for future exams. I had 3 med calculations, 20 drug questions of which I have never heard of, and the rest was...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. all work, no play
    Get it together man!! #1 is your health. Look what the stress is doing to you. #2 Look at your career, it's a mess. #3 Let's sort out the priorities! I can tell you right off the bat that a...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. 21 months for LPN
    22,000 is too much. If weekend classes work for you do it. Mine was 9 months long, class M-F, two clinicals a week. A week stretch is kind of long, it was difficult enough to keep it together...
    Jul 5, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. is being an lpn so bad???
    Hell no girl! Be proud to be an LPN!! I work in the ER and no one has ever said,"She's just an LPN." Instead, my RN co-workers ask, is my other nurse here yet, we need her!" Your pay will be lower in...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Do you say you're a nurse...
    I always love it when people say, "Are you a full fledged nurse?", meaning RN. LPN's used to be the CNA, and older people have a problem differentiating. However, this day and age, nurses are...
    May 16, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. ILL LPN's ..Please read and reply..
    I am an LPN in Illinois. I graduated last year and work full-time in an ER. I do everything the RN does but push IV meds. I put in IV's and hang fluids and piggyback packaged medications. I am...
    May 14, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Roll Call: Introduce Yourselves, LPNs!
    Get Lippencott's review and take the test soon after you get your testing number! Don't wait weeks! I took mine a week after school was out and passed with the minimum of 85 questions. 20 questions...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Roll Call: Introduce Yourselves, LPNs!
    Hi! I am a new LPN just finishing last year and received my license last September. I work in the ER at my hospital. I love it! The RN's love it! I am on the list to bridge at my local college,...
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. LVN in ER?
    i work in the er and i am an lpn. i work in a smaller hospital. the big hospital's in peoria don't hire lpn's but they will make you a patient tech 2. i don't want to be called a patient tech 2,...
    Feb 13, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. LVN/LPN Certifications in ER setting
    Excellent point Vivibonita, stay within your scope of practice, but have the knowledge.:nurse:
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner

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