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  1. Need advice on potential employers
    This is bizzare! I don't get why OM would push you out like that when you had always gotten along, any idea? Maybe OM is doing something wrong and by firing you it's taking the heat off her? They...
    Mar 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. i hate nursing
    Take a break, switch jobs, or switch fields for some time to see what you really want to do. I also became an LPN younger than most and in 2012 I just had to step away from nursing for a year and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Nicotine Test for new employment
    I quit last July but march 2013 I had to take a nicotine test that I passed. I had smoked for 10 years, was smoking about 10 cigs a day. I didn't smoke that day and drank water. At the time I was 5'7...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Starting to get really frustrated....
    Just keep plugging away is all...when I graduated late 2008 with my LPN license it took me till January 2010 to gain employment, I worked as an aid to float myself financially during that time. Now I...
    Feb 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. 2014 LPN Students
    To be honest, have not heard great things about Beckfield or any for profit nursing trade school in the Cincinnati area. IMO many lack the correct educational courses and certifications needed to...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. People being spiteful about grades?
    Just lie if you feel you have to say something. Honestly I wouldn't care what your pre req classmates think (I don't). I am there to make stellar grades, not friends, so i would tell people too bad...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Having your LPN/LVN license make it easier to get into a Bridge Program?
    My bridge program at a local CC is much less competitive than the regular RN program. The bridge program is it own program and doesn't mix with the traditional RN students at all. Students are...
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  8. Did you work during your bridge program?
    I'm plugging away at my LPN to RN program (part time student), I also though work full time during the day and have two kiddos 2 & 4 years old. Financially I can afford to not work (or perhaps gain...
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. Obama delays major part of health law: coverage for > 50 workers pushed to 2015
    Our government cannot get one single thing done but yet they still get paid. I used to be a democrat, now I am neither, both parties lie, cheat, and are out of touch with middle class Americans. I am...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Financing lpn to bsn
    I am taking out loans through financial aid myself but my program is only 6k per year and I think that's a steal now a days. You could pay per semester if your able to work that much or find a job...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  11. Delta college! (Rant)
    That's a invasion of privacy. The only personal thing my college needs to know are the things that are pertinent to receiving financial aid, other than that it's no ones business how you pay your...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  12. Oldest patient
    In LTC I took care of a lady who was 101. She was sharp as a tack and up until the end could mostly take care of herself, died peacefully in her sleep one night.
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Is nursing right for me? (First year of college)
    I graduated high school with a 2.4. I graduated LPN school with a 3.8. I am starting my LPN to RN bridge this fall and get to skip many pre reqs because I tested into college level courses, including...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Do you work while in the transition program?
    I will be working full time while I do pre reqs for my bridge part time. I plan on completing all co reqs during this time as well so that when I enter the clinical portion I will only need one to...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. Where to start when it's time for a job change?
    I've always had luck with applying to the doctor's offices within large hospital systems, that way you can apply to all the openings your interested in without having to type in all of your...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. advice on new job search please
    I always request for them not to contact current employer, if they aren't positive they will not hire me I didn't want my current job to know. My current job was fine with me just giving current co...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. breakdown at work
    Yes as long as you did it away from patients, it happens! I cry when I get super frustrated, the 2 times it happened I took a 15 minute break and cleaned my face up in the bathroom till I could...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Online PN classes?
    If there was you wouldn't want to do it!
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. need advice about speeding ticket
    Your telling me that there are people who get their first DUI resulting in only a misdemeanor, and I go 20 mph over posted speed I may get a felony? I know this is off topic but damn those...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  20. LPN online bridge programs
    Yes that is how it is here. With all of the LPN's graduating from brick and mortar schools, online degree earners aren't really considered. Many nursing homes will not hire as well due to lack of...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Can a new LPN work anywhere besides a nursing home?
    I wouldn't say we are having a hard time finding jobs (at least I'm not) but yes generally hospitals are not an option most LPN's do not have. There is still employment in many of the areas listed...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Is the application process through a community college a lottery?
    My bridge program admits based on pre req GPA and your GPA from LPN school. You thrown in the pool every time you apply, top 50 best gpa's get in. I think this is very fair and prefer it very much...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Nursing Orientation...
    Yes for sure especially in your situation. I will bring my hubs if guests are allowed, this is a big financial investment for both of us and he is interested in seeing what the school is like.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Lmao at dick flicker! That's just awful really
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Help! I took the lpn course in high school
    That's so crazy you can do LPN in high school! I know what kind of technical school you are talking about but ours only let you sit for the CNA exam after two years. I went to a technical college and...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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