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  1. Help.. Need advice, planning to take CEN on June
    I'm in the same boat! I plan to take my exam by August since I'm not doing any BSN classes this summer. Lucky (or not!) for me, I ended up with an injury that has rendered me to the couch for 6...
    May 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. CPNE less than 2 weeks away
    Good Luck! We've been there! You can do it. Just keep focused, don't rush, and stay calm (this is the most important thing with the CPNE!) and then when you pass treat yourself to a nice...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links
    And where was this info when we were attending?! Fabulous list! So glad that EC is way back in my memory now...except for that CPNE!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. RN to BSN- finally gonna do it!
    I have been putting it off for the last 2 years but have now decided that since I'm going to be switching to weekend option at work I will certainly have more time to do it! Just a little nervous...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  5. Favorite "Lay Terms" for diagnoses.
    I once had a patient who told our ER doc that he had an "ovarian cyst right there" pointing to his wrist....the doc just replied: "Sir, now that would be an act of God"....
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Gross MD!
    You are totally describing an MD I once knew but he wasn't very nice or approachable....along with the things you named this such doctor would eat out of our containers of food in the fridge and then...
    Dec 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Someone tell me to stop.....
    I tested in Racine and had a wonderful experience, stressful but wonderful. Know your stuff and you won't have any problems. Go with the flow of things and you should do well. Best of luck to you!...
    Mar 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  8. MA to RN
    I too am a CMA that went on to become an RN. The only things that transferred for me where my pre-reqs. Good luck to you! ERlissy
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  9. Detaining impaired pts---Battery ? Kidnap?
    We don't give narcs unless pt's ride/family is in room. Of course there are those sneaky few who flee out the back door and we just chart our behinds off. We have been known to watch someone get...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Detaining impaired pts---Battery ? Kidnap?
    Our policy....no ride home, no narcotics. Simple as that.
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Ed new grads..............this is for you!!!!!!!!!
    yeah! Way to rock it out! This post makes me feel better...I am freaking out just a little when it comes to running my first code. Yeah, I've been in hundreds of them but the next one will be the...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Another Excelsior College Grad Passes NCLEX
    I only had to do the nursing exams for Excelsior. I had a ton of credits due to having a previous degree and the fact that I've been trying to get into a nursing program for a long time. The CPNE...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  13. Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?
    EC Grad as of Dec 09. Passed boards at beginning of Feb 2010. Currently working as RN in local ER which I was lucky enough to have my old LPN job switch over to. Can't wait to see what's up...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  14. Another Excelsior College Grad Passes NCLEX
    My experience with Excelsior was a good one. I took me two years to complete the program (had to take time off due to family illness). CPNE was done in Racine. It was stressful but manageable. I...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. Another Excelsior College Grad Passes NCLEX
    Hey all, I passed even after having to drive through a snow storm on the day of the test!!!!! I am so excited to go to work tonight as an RN!!! Thanks to all the other EC grads that helped out...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  16. Super....
    So I take boards on Saturday morning and there is an ice/snow storm coming tomorrow....so glad I got that hotel room close by! ERlissy
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Patient Call backs
    What do you guys think about calling people on holidays? There are some that do and some that don't. Just feeling people out for pros and cons to help improve staff involvement. ERlissy
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Patient Call backs
    Does anyone know of an ER that does patient call backs. Calling the patient a few days later to follow up. I understand calling that patient who has a blood culture done or a urine culture, but why...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Yikes!
    Ok, so I hope my Excelsior College education does me well! I sit for boards a week from today. Just a little anxious, but ready to be done. Spent most of the day doing alternative type questions...
    Jan 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  20. Oh poo...
    Goodness....I just got my ATT for NCLEX...now I have to be a big girl! For all you trauma people...my sphincter tone just increased!! :eek: It seems so long ago that I was preparing for NC1 with...
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  21. Ivy Tech LPN to Excelsior RN
    I too am an Ivy Tech LPN and Excelsior only took my Gen eds. The only thing I had to take from excelsior other than the NC exams was info lit. But it is doable. I am just waiting for my ATT to...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. LPN to RN
    If you are self motivated and feel like you can do a distance program, you might look into excelsior. I wouldn't use the college network...go directly through Excelsior College if that is the route...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  23. Recent Excelsior Grads, I have a question
    I got an official test date 3 weeks after I applied. I had to wait 4 months waiting on that date to arrive but I didn't put my self on a cancellation list. The longet I have heard someone having to...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Passed cpne in utica!!!!!!
    WOOOO HOOOOO:yeah: Isn't it grand? Melissa GN
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. Stop eating my food!
    We had a Dr. who would eat out of your container of food and then put it back in the fridge...no one ever brought food after that....needless to say he is no longer working with us!
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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