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  1. Should I take the real TEAS for practice?
    Have you completed all your schooling in the US? And how long ago was high school? I took the TEAS 6 years post high school and studied only using the study guide they sell. 94% first shot. I really...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  2. First RN job & it's pay
    33.78/hr plus a $4.00 differential in So Cal. Pretty good. :)
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. New Grad: feeling defeated
    Work any connections you have. I've been at my hospital as a nursing assistant for several years now, and still almost did not get a job. However, I asked my manager and department director every...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. took nclex 7/29/13
    jsanchez--how did you possibly find your name on the license verification for CA BRN? They haven't even updated their license verification page since 7/29, same day we both tested. I've been watching...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. CNA to RN - HR asking for notice, they're ones who told me I can't work
    Soon to be in a similar boat myself, but you better believe I won't turn in a two weeks notice! If they want to let me go for being "overqualified" they'll have to do it themselvs. If you put in your...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Pasadena City College LVN TO RN
    Nope, just graduated. :) But I was in your exact spot a year ago, just finishing the TEAS at LA County School of Nursing.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Pasadena City College LVN TO RN
    mialvnrn, make sure you submit your TEAS scores to PCC. I was also an alternate and emailed my TEAS results to their office. I never recieved a reply, and when I followed up, was told that "Oh yeah,...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  8. LVN to RN in Southern California
    I found that most places I looked in this area will tell you up front that getting into a bridge program under the 30 unit option can be really difficult as they give preference to bridge students...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. Pasadena City College RN program
    Affordable housing in Pasadena is nonexistant. The best you're likely to get is surrounding areas. Try Sierra Madre.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Do not bother with CNA programs unless you have experience in the field.
    ...I live and work in Southern California, was offered a job at my first choice hospital before I even finished my program. About a week out. Starting pay was well above minimum at the time and has...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Moorpark nursing vs Pasadena nursing
    PCC's program probably isn't any easier than Moorpark's. I'm in third semester and a good portion of us are barely passing, despite previously being A and B students. Roughly 25 LVN's bridged into...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Pasadena City College RN program
    For the record, the LVN and RN programs are completely separate. I bridged in with a large amount of PCC LVN grads and no one was prepared for what we're going through. I was always one of those...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. Pasadena City College RN program
    I'm pretty sure it HAS to be HS transcripts, as they need to be official. A diploma is too easy to forge. Most schools I applied to were very clear about not accepting diplomas as proof of...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Pasadena City College RN program
    Blue Jeans, currently one of my friends (the one who graduated Spring 2011) has still not found a job. :( The market for new grads is unfortunately grim, but she's hoping to apply for more positions...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Quick question for my fellow CNAs...
    If they need to be cleaned up, they need to be cleaned up. How is this an infection control issue? If you're using proper hand hygiene it should not be an issue. But leaving a patient in soiled...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. It's sort of a bummer with some of these aids
    We make photocopies for the nurses at my hospital. Then chart them when we get a few minutes. And on really crazy days, our nurses have been known to chart them for us if they have more time than we...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Pasadena City College RN program
    Depends which CVS you go to. The ones in my area don't. It's very case by case. My hospital doesn't have it, my doctor doesn't, and neither did Target, Rite-Aid, Costco, or Sam's Club. This was...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. LPNs? What do they do? Where can they work?
    I have an Associate in Science degree that states my major as vocational nursing. So yes, it most definitely does exist. ;) A year from now I can put my RN degree right next to it.
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Pasadena City College RN program
    I plan on continuing to work my part-time CNA job. Don't really have a choice and I did it all throughout my LVN program that was 5 days a week for quite a bit of the program. Worked every single...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Pasadena City College RN program
    Vikont, PCC also requires you have an appointment for the bloodwork. They won't accept walk-ins. I originally had made appointments with them when Kaiser originally told me they couldn't get me in...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Pasadena City College RN program
    I got into the career-ladder option. Only 2 semesters left for me. :) As for the acceptance packet stuff--got my NSO insurance about 24 hours after filling out their forms and sending payment....
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Pasadena City College RN program
    I wish I could have gone to the career-ladder orientation. Thankfully, I have 2 friends who graduated PCC's program and they've been answering all of my questions. It seems like a good program and...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Pasadena City College RN program
    Congrats to all the accepted users in the generic program! I'm still extremely excited to be starting so soon. Just so you all know--on my paperwork they required the flu shot and I was told I can't...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. Pasadena City College RN program
    I don't know if the orientation was for both. I only even know I missed it because the acceptance packet I picked up had the orientation date on it.
    May 30, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Pasadena City College RN program
    Yep. I got the email that I was accepted Friday morning and have been running around making appointments for bloodwork, ordering uniforms, etc. I missed orientation by one day--it was the Thursday...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: California Nursing