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  1. I hate being a new grad lpn
    What types of places are you applying? I graduated in December and had no problem getting a job at a long term care facility. Good luck. It is hard, there is so much to learn also.
    Jun 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Nclex TOMORROW
    I would say, just read the question very well and make sure your answer reflects what the question is really asking. Sometimes there can be lots of distractors in the question. Good luck, relax and...
    Jun 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Last Week of LPN School
    Congratulations! I graduated in December so I know it is a long road!:nurse:
    Jun 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  4. Temp. License Situation, Need Advice!
    In the LTC facility I was just hired at as a new grad LPN, I got 3 shifts of orientation and all the LPN's in the facility are called LPN/Charge Nurses. From what I hear the 3 day orientation is...
    Jun 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. LPN/NURSING BOOKS
    Amazon.com, you can even rent them if it is one you will only need for a short time. Be careful if you buy a used workbook. Some in my class bought used math work books which turned out to be...
    Jun 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. New grad in LTC nursing- need advice please!!
    I don't have any advice, but will be watching this thread. I, just like you am a new graduate with a new job in LTC. I have one more day of orientation. It is a lot to learn!
    May 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Lpn or....
    I don't find the LPN certificate to be worthless at all. I graduated with my LPN in December and found a job at the first place I applied making almost twice as much as I did as a PCT. In my area...
    May 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. First semester down
    Congratulations to you all, and keep on staying positive and taking one day at a time! That was my mantra and I have one more day left!! :)
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. renting vs buying books
    Also I forgot to tell you to make sure any math books that are workbook type you don't buy used. Some in our class bought used math books online not realizing that it had pages that we had to work,...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  10. renting vs buying books
    We used our books throughout the entire program. If you rent them, see how long the rental is for. Often you can extend it if necessary.
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Advice & Tips on Starting Nursing School
    Thanks for the link! Good luck Quirkyvanilla! You have gotten some great advice here. I agree with the others, get organized, try to stay ahead. Be prepared emotionally and stay tough, don't take it...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Thanks for bringing me coffee, but that's not nearly enough to make it through this shift!"
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. Would you attend a Accreditted Nursing School?
    To be honest, I don't think it would be nearly as hard if it were spread out a little, it is just fitting so much in in a year! In regular college I might have had an anatomy test every few weeks, in...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  14. Skills Validation
    I'm wondering if any of you know of any good online videos to brush up on skills such as Foley insertion, Iv insertion, trach care, dressing changes. We have skills validations coming up and some of...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  15. Would you attend a Accreditted Nursing School?
    There is no shame in reaching your goals in whatever way you can. There is nothing wrong with technical schools. I have a bachelors degree in another subject from a 4 year private university, am now...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Mildred Elley Compass math test?
    Mine was broken into pre-algebra and algebra sections. Be sure and brush up on the little things you may not have thought of in awhile for the pre-algebra section.Percentages, fractions,...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  17. What's your grading scale for class?
    92-100 A 82-91 B 72-81 C If you finish any classes below a 72, you cannot go on in the program. You may come back the next semester and try again to pass the class you failed and join the next...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  18. Just started LPN program Wednesday!
    Hi everyone, I just started on Monday. We had our first test today in A and P, and we have a pharmocology and a basic nursing 1 test tomorrow! It is a lot of work so far, but will be worth it in the...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Crash course in TEAS information - ALL help welcome PLEASE
    Try to relax, and just study as much as you can. I think you will do fine. I bought a Kaplan Nursing Pre-Entrance test exam review book, and I thought it gave a good review. I have heard that the...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  20. What should I study?
    Different schools require different tests. Call the school and see what types of testing they do and what the requirements are. LPN schools are usually very competitive so find out about the...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  21. What color are your school's scrubs?
    All white for clinicals, black or tan scrubs for class and we must also have a pair of black scrub pants, a red polo with our school name and a white lab coat for some other outings.
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. How much should I spend on Stethoscope?
    Our instructor told us at orientation, to start with a cheaper one and see if it works for us, and to request a top of the line Littman as a graduation gift!
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. Baths!
    I would ask the charge nurse exactly what is expected as far as baths go. In our hospital we feel it is a 24 hour process and what doesn't get done in the first 12 hours gets done in the next 12...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  24. New PCT in the ER
    I work as a PCT in ICU but have been pulled to ER a few times. At our ER the techs job is to function as unit secretary by ordering all the labs that the ER Doc orders for the patient, answer phones,...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)


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