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  1. Any Vista East nurses out there?
    I had nursing school clinicals at Vista East, and at that time, the nurse-patient ratios and the overall nursing environment were definitely less than ideal... but that was a while ago. Have there...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. Rant
    On my unit, it just happens to be the "youngins," as you say, who are doing homework, facebooking, and using the internet to plan their next round of binge drinking. It's all about work ethic, not...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Too nervous
    I need some nursing interventions for interview butterflies! :) I'm currently looking for a new nursing job and it's become clear to me that I am my worst enemy in this process. Resume:...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  4. "You've got 4 days to improve or else..." ... advice?
    First, I'm sorry that this is happening to you. Four days is such an arbitrary and insufficient amount of time to show marked progress, especially considering the stress and pressure that their...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Next step on my path from med-surg to SANE?
    In my 20's, I was a Hospital Advocate and hotline volunteer for a Rape Crisis Center. I loved it then, and now in my 40's and after my first year as a nurse, I feel that it could be a perfect fit for...
    May 27, '10
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  6. Processing time for WI temporary license
    Yes, I'm currently working in Wisconsin. I'll PM you as to where.
    May 20, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  7. Processing time for WI temporary license
    here is the website that will get you started: if you know that you want to work in wisconsin instead of illinois, then you should initially apply for your...
    Apr 25, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  8. Processing time for WI temporary license
    I'm answering my own question, in case it will help someone else: it took exactly four weeks from the date that I mailed my application.
    Apr 9, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  9. Hiring freezes in hospitals?
    I graduated in December. I was just shy of a 4.0 GPA, I have solid clinical skills, experience as a patient care tech, and I have a very sharp resume. I've applied to every hospital within a 40 mile...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  10. Processing time for WI temporary license
    I was wondering if anyone who has recently applied for and received a Wisconsin temporary license could tell me how long it took to receive? I did a quick search of the forum, and it doesn't look...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  11. Help! CLC Class Guide #4
    That was three semesters ago for me, so my memory is a little hazy. I think most of those questions pertained to the Illinois Nursing Practice Act? If so, you can find the document online: ...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. School RN's
    To be a bona fide school nurse in Illinois, my understanding is that you have to have a Type 73 certification. This requires a BSN and some masters level courses. You can work in a school health...
    Jan 18, '08
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  13. CLC student needs advice...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. CLC student needs advice...
    that's a pretty general question, so my advice will be general as well. specific advice would really depend on the reason that you failed the exam. are you willing to share it? i failed my first...
    Dec 5, '07
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  15. CLC - Mobility program
    According to two different instructors that I spoke with just last week, my understanding is that there is currently no way to obtain an LPN license through attending the CLC nursing program. After...
    Oct 8, '07
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  16. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    I hope that it went well... it's a nerve-racking process!
    Nov 14, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    The NLN test score is the only criteria used for selection (assuming that you've met the other screening requirments and prerequsites). The cut off percentile score will vary with each screening...
    Nov 9, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  18. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    I did very well, to my surprise! The exam felt much more difficult than my score would indicate. Provided that I've properly understood all of the other requirements for screening, I should be on...
    Jun 20, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    Thank you for the tips. I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I've worked pretty hard on getting my speed up in math, and I've memorized the formulas in the physics section... I hope it pays off! I...
    May 22, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  20. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    Could I ask, is the NLN exam content very similar to what's presented in the NLN's study guide? My pre-reqs are out of the way and I take the NLN entrance exam in two weeks, but the A&P section of...
    May 17, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  21. Anyone going to CLC (College of Lake County)
    My understanding is that acceptance into the program is based entirely on NLN pre-entrance exam scores. Spring start is slightly more competitive as there are less slots available (no night classes)....
    Apr 4, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  22. Strange situation need input...
    I would pretend that it didn't happen unless he mentions it. If he does, keep in mind that you have absolutely nothing to apologize for -- he's the one who lied, and she's the one who searched you...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Patients always needing something no matter what.
    I think that's the bottom line; many patients just don't know any better. My experience as a patient is limited to one visit (other than childbirth, which is another ball of wax), and while I was too...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Patients always needing something no matter what.
    That's was my philosophy as a patient. I figured that I was being considerate to the nurse by saving my requests (which were pretty minimal, relatively speaking) until he/she came into the room. I...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Moving to chicago
    The Chicago metro area is quite large, so you'll probably get more suggestions if you narrow it down a little. I attend the College of Lake County in Grayslake, and currently, admission to the...
    Jan 31, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing