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  1. Start Excelsior LPN to ADN July...
    Well, I graduated from LPN school May 2010, got my license July 2011, got my first LPN job September 2011 - I am still there... Now - I signed up for Excelsior - hoping to start July!!! I'm...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Advice - Patient Ratio and BS Check in ALF
    I meant to say.. holy crap - low on O2?? WOW... that would freak me out!! how did they think you would make it last??? how do you do that? and the hours thing - that happens to me, and I often...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Advice - Patient Ratio and BS Check in ALF
    I find it all very interesting all of our experiences and how similar they all are. My facility is “for-profit” hence the moving around and transfers of recent.. combining 2 memory units into one...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Advice - Patient Ratio and BS Check in ALF
    I am a fairly new LPN in a ALF which has a ECC license. Most of our residents require assist with ADL's, most are incontinent,lots of answering call-lights, parkinson's. My floor has a couple...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Bad day... looks like it's everything I dreamed it would be.
    This sounds about how my day is every day... I'm sorry your day went like this. :-( It's so disheartening.. I came searching tonight as I have about 40 residents, it's going up tomorrow by 3.....
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Is this a system flaw?
    This is very interesting as something very similar happened in our facility recently. My floor in particualar has 3 res on coumadin, an outside company does lab draws. The coumadin draws are...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Patients dying
    I am a new nurse - working in an ALF, caring/passing meds for 34 residents half of them in a locked memory unit. I would say 80% of my residents suffer from parkinsons. On my third day alone a...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. methadone clinic..good 1st job?
    You know your right... It's only PT... but I don't care- I hope I am offered the job! I'll take it! After I posted this yesterday a former classmate called me - her first day on the job in a...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. methadone clinic..good 1st job?
    I was wondering what you ended up doing? Do you work at the methadone clinic? How'd you like it? just asking as a recent LPN grad - interviewing at one next week... Thanks!!
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. NCLEX PN - Which book helped you the most?
    Awesome! thanks for the info - I really do appreciate it!!! ;)
    May 1, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Who pays for your pin?
    I can see everyones point and understand where everyone is coming from.. I supposed it would be nice to get offered a pin to purchase at perhaps a lower cost??? I think some said it was $5? not sure...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Who pays for your pin?
    I like the ribbon idea... that's a nice thought.. I am so ticked off with school I could not bring myself to fork over $80... I got my CNA license almost 2 years ago.. when we finished they GAVE us a...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. NCLEX PN - Which book helped you the most?
    CONGRATS!!! you must feel so relieved! that's exactly what I wanted to know!!! thank you so much! Also, sorry if a dumb question... but what is the "pop up"? I read that in other posts and was...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. NCLEX PN - Which book helped you the most?
    Hello - I graduate Friday from LPN school :yeah:. I will be applying for my sit date in the next 10 days. So, I am hoping to have a test date by about mid June - which seems to be the timeline for...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Who pays for your pin?
    Our graduation ceremony is next Friday... we were given the option to "purchase" a pin. They are $80. which we all thought was allot as we are all struggling nursing students... We asked for...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. 2011 Graduate Nurses Make Some Noise
    I took my final Friday... and passed with a B! weird, but I still have 1 clinical day.. Monday - then Graduation on FRIDAY!!! YIPPEEEE!!! It's for my LPN, I have worked really hard for it this...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Nursing school - home life balance
    I just thought I would reach out and ask those who might have dealth with this before... how did you handle nursing school, taking care of the house, your marriage... financial stuff.. or lack of??? ...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. What is a typical day like for an LPN?
    I'm in LPN school and doing clinicals in a very large hospital. I see LPN's and RN's everywhere. They seem to have very distinct duties as do the PCT's.. but all are so nice, hardworking and...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. What is a typical day like for an LPN?
    I was curious.. what state do you work in?? it sounds like your scope of practice is large and sounds great!! I'm in LPN school so just wondering... :)
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Why are Florida RNs paid so low?
    I am currently in nursing school, live on the central gulf coast of Florida and have been told over and over again by the RN's at my clinical sites that many other states especially Kentucky, Ohio...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. LPN Program-Erwin, Gaylen, Concorde...which is better? (Tampa, FL)
    I am so glad you posted, it's nice to hear from those in the RN program!!! I am currently in Galen's LPN program, I began in Feb 2010 - however I froze during the midterm CPE (bolus) and did not pass...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  22. PTEC St. Pete vs. Galen Tampa Bay...Driving myself crazy!
    @ Manda, how are you doing at PTech? A friend of mine started the program at thee clearwater campus in June... Her clinicals are at the same place I was doing mine, pretty cool!! program seems set up...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. rotator cuff surgery
    Wow - sounds like your husband was in a pretty bad accident... Interestingly, I obtained my shoulder injury in a car accident, I was rear-ended. I unfortuantely used to have the habit (idk why?? )...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. rotator cuff surgery
    Wow - you were able toleft 50 pounds after 3 months... how did you work your way to that? Im asking as I am trying to work getting my ROM, going to PT but also doing allot at home.. that is such...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LPN Program-Erwin, Gaylen, Concorde...which is better? (Tampa, FL)
    I don't really know anything about Brewster, but you don't take the Teas to get into Galen, they have their own test called the PAX.. Just thought I would mention it... as an option. Good luck!! :)
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing


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