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  1. Is it better to become a CNA or LVN before entering into a Nursing Program ?
    I wanted to add the following anecdote from my personal experience: I was taking rn/ bsn prereqs and decided I needed/wanted experience working in health care. I completed the Cna program. To...
    May 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. dismissed from program/ hipaa violation??
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    May 2
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Makeup under mask
    This is slightly off topic, but related, I hope, enough to elicit responses. Someone mentioned moisturizers. I've been searching for an SPF moisturizer that doesn't make me look like a grease...
    May 1
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Tylenol ordered for pain.
    This ^^ to cover your arse.
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. American River College fall 2015
    There's another thread labeled arc 2015 where a poster said she was selected as an alternate.
    Apr 29
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. American River College fall 2015
    Congratulations!!
    Apr 28
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Is it better to become a CNA or LVN before entering into a Nursing Program ?
    Nor did mine. It was 1 yr long plus 1 day.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Men in Nursing
    In my state, men can apply for paid family leave, so they can help with the precious newborn.
    Apr 26
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. "Default on debt, lose your license?"
    If anyone on here is having trouble making payments, or is in default, I highly encourage you to check out the dept of Ed website in order to apply for consolidation. They have all sorts of repayment...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. "Default on debt, lose your license?"
    I'd agree only if there were options to get the loans caught up. Many years ago I defaulted on my student loans. I was able to get on a payment plan for all of them but one. This particular loan had...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Makeup under mask
    Have you tried adding a primer to your routine? My face powder tends to come off and appear shiny, also just under my normal oily sweaty conditions. I started using eye makeup primer a few months...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Best practice to manage the low functioning, aggressive, psychotic patient
    I think I'd try to determine what the pts triggers are and avoid those triggers. Also, establish a positive therapeutic relationship while maintaining your authority as a nurse. I agree with...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. have you ever?
    Did you chart your assessment? And the fact that your findings were negative? Do you have a good relationship with the ordering MD? Perhaps you could ask him/her what indicated the necessity for...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What does a typical day of a CNA consist of?
    I was totally serious about the code Browns! 😀I could tell you stories about rivers of feces due to go-lytely. Or I could the story about the explosive feces that landed a drop on my face! ...
    Apr 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. What does a typical day of a CNA consist of?
    Mirandaaa wrote a pretty good description. I'd also emphasize measuring urine output, getting wet while showering pts, cleaning up messy code Browns, lots of transfers (moving pts using your physical...
    Apr 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Looking for a long lasting watch
    I had a prestige. It survived Cna school, Cna work and Lvn school. Then I bough a white gloss g shock from Amazon for 50. I found my son one for even less! It's been in use for a year. I like it...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. is 25-30 too late to want to pursue a nursing degree?
    I was 29 when I decided to pursue a career in nursing. 30 when I started prereqs. 33 when I started Lvn school. Now 35 and was accepted to RN school. I just keep saying I'll be done by 40. ...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Nclex app
    If you want to go hard, buy the Hearst review. My best friend in school swears by it. I didn't have the money to spend on it, I believe it was several hundred dollars.
    Apr 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Nclex app
    I just read more of your post. Actually the materials provided by my school, Kaplan, were most similar to the actual test. Both in format of the computer screen as well as content. I only had 1...
    Apr 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. Nclex app
    I used NCLEX mastery to study for my NCLEX pn. The app helped me immensely. Because I could use it when offline and the lab mnemonics and the sortable flash cards. I tried to do 3500 practice...
    Apr 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  21. Anyone only use 1-3 resources and pass NCLEX?
    I only used a few resources... I didn't have money to spend like that. I used the materials my school provided -- Kaplan ktp and Kaplan q bank. Both were free, er, included in my expensive...
    Apr 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Nurse bag for clinicals
    I used a small cloth sack that could be zipped for clinicals. Once working, I bought a tote from Thirtyone bags.it was a little larger and had some compartments. Many students used small...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  23. Professionalism....name your irritation here!
    I'm guilty, too. Sorry! I've only done it a few times. I'm pretty sure I have hyperhydrosis!! I only did it in front of nurses I knew well.
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. ARC Fall 2015
    I asked them when the traditional RN applicants would receive their emails and I think the lady, (CW) said, "soon". She didn't have a set date. I hope you all hear back from them soon!!!
    Apr 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. ARC Fall 2015
    Thank you kelhopeful!! I hope they let the applicants to the other program(s) know soon! I'm sure the suspense is killing you guys!! 😀😷🎉
    Apr 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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