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  1. UVM MEPN program for 2013
    UVM has transitioned from a master's entry program to a direct entry doctoral program so there have been changes to the curriculum. Although I withdrew after starting the NP studies, I did complete...
    May 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  2. Need expert advice on how to pass 39 patients' medication in a 2-hour time frame.
    We do a BID med pass as well. Unless there is a good reason to deliver a med at a certain time (cardiac, insulin, # hours between admin), AM meds can be given at any time on the day shift, and PM...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Why can't I do everything a RN does as a LPN? We should be equal.
    If you're feeling incompete and believe more training is the answer, then why not consider taking the next step and becoming an RN?
    Feb 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Question for LTC nurses
    I can't help gagging a couple times when it comes to vomit or a particularly smelly BM. I even did it with my own kids! I carry a small tin of Altoids in my pocket - I find that having one in my...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    Worked for me on Monday (8/19). Took the exam at 8:00, done by 9:00, checked from my phone before I left the parking lot and got the "good popup." By 10:30 the Vermont BON had my license # posted!
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. UVM MEPN program for 2013
    Although the first semester of the second year looks really intimidating (advanced everything!), it's only 12 credits and it's scheduled so that there are at least 2 free days. We're all hoping to...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. UVM MEPN program for 2013
    Blizz, I wouldn't give up yet. Some of my classmates got later acceptance letters - like April or May later. Congrats on Simmons in the meantime! Tess, here's a link to a resource at UVM about...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  8. UVM MEPN program for 2013
    Hi Tess! This is a career change for me - I worked at a small college here in Burlington for 21 years before deciding to make a mid-life career change. I am enjoying the program so far. There are 15...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  9. UVM MEPN program for 2013
    Hi guys! Congrats on your acceptances! I am in the current MEPN class at UVM and would be happy to answer any questions about my experience.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    I had the opportunity to view an autopsy and the pathologist let me stand right next to her and be hands on. It was like being in the coolest A&P class ever. My hubby called an hour later to find out...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The "one thing"
    It's vomit for me, too. Cleaning up after my own kids or even hearing someone retch on tv makes me dry heave. I have worked on an ambulance for three years and although I haven't overcome the...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. I would give anything...
    It's disappointing but it doesn't have to be the end of the line. I only applied to one program last year (MSN) and was denied. I hounded everyone I could find at the program to get advice on how to...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. How can I gracefully and tactfully say No?
    Although it's uncomfortable to respond to these types of things, being direct is the best way to get the point across and establish boundaries with your classmate. Tell her, "Sharing work could get...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. How many much older (40+) students out there starting classes? (I'm 47)
    I'm glad to be in such good company! I'm 46 and left a 21 year career in higher education last fall to focus on my prereqs. I was accepted to a master's entry program (adult nurse practitioner track)...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. EMT Starting RN program anyone else go down this road?
    I have been a volunteer EMT for two years and that inspired me to make a career change to nursing. I was a college administrator with an MBA, so it's a big change! I've spent the past three semesters...
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. Personalized License plates.
    We put personalized plates on our kids cars and told everyone what they were. The kids thought they were super cool with their vanity plates, but little did they know it was the best way to keep tabs...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. UVM MEPN 2012
    Hi Chiflavored! Congrats on your acceptance! I am currently a student at UVM in the post-bacc premed program, so I can tell you about my experience with the school in general. In the spirit of...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  18. Terrified about starting school late in life...
    Welcome to the club! I'm 46 and will be starting a master's entry nursing program this fall. You know how people say, "If I only knew then what I know now?" Well, now we know it and we can finally...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. VTC 2012?
    I chose the adult NP track. I would like to work in a clinic in a corporate setting or a retirement community. Do you have an idea of what type of nursing you'd like to do?
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  20. VTC 2012?
    My daughter's friend graduated from VTC and she loved the program. She got an RN position right away. Do you know how many people they take in Williston? All of the programs are so competitive! I...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  21. VTC 2012?
    I got waitlisted for Williston. I got accepted to UVM's master's entry program (my first choice) and Norwich's BSN program, though, so I'm not disappointed. Good luck with your studies!
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  22. UVM MEPN 2012
    Thanks for the insight!!! Especially the part about taking some time to enjoy summer. I'm in the post-bacc/premed program at UVM right now and will be wrapping up in May. I'm looking forward to...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  23. UVM MEPN 2012
    Hi vtnfp! I think we chatted last year on this forum. I'm curious if there was anything you wish could have done leading up to August, and more specifically, advanced reading on any subjects? I'd...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  24. Fall 2012 NP Applications
    Has anyone else applied to the University of Vermont's MEPN program? I was denied last year, enrolled in a post-bacc program to take the science courses I was lacking from having been a business...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. UVM MEPN 2012
    I am! I think that's a great idea. I'll try and send you a PM with my FB info.
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Vermont Nursing

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