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  1. Wanting an LPN degree
    You should consider taking every non nursing class while you are waiting to enter nursing school. This will help you remain busy while you wait, and it will benefit you while in school. There are...
    Jul 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  2. Looking for the not so typical LPN job
    I work in a medical spa here in NC. I work their weight loss clinic 1 day a week, and 2 saturdays a month. I check vital signs, educate regarding the program, and give injections of Vitamin B-12. ...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Should I get a nice car as a new LPN/LVN?
    :yes: I am in a similar financial situation. I drive a 2008, bought it brand new Kia RIO I purchased for 8k cash. I am not a huge consumer of luxury items, although my house is paid for, I am...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Any midwives that got an ADN through Excelsior?
    Original Poster~ I do not know if this information assists you, but here goes :) My local state university explained to me that they would accept my RN through excelsior as long as I was...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  5. comfort care?
    Perhaps the anti depressants may be a 'no', but I will 2nd the Ativan Intensol. I currently have a comfort care pt on both. All anti depressants were dc'd, other meds, etc, she is doing well with...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. define break...lol
    Definition of break for *me* : Go and clock out, grab a drink and my protein bar, sit down and chart....and I end up grabbing PRN's, run to catch the resident who believes he can walk, thank...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How did you become a LPN?
    I went to a community college and earned a Diploma in Practical Nursing.(LPN) I had all of my pre req's completed prior to application, and the program was 1 full year, or 3 subsequent semesters. The...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. No test reviews in my program... Anyone else ?
    We never reviewed tests, you got to view your grade and that was it. You could make a PRIVATE appointment to see the director and go over test questions in person, however.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. Hospice Care
    For *me* there is no line. If my hospice patient requires morphine q hour, then I will gladly give it. Yes, it decreases resps, however, my patient's comfort is KEY. Comfort measures may hasten...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New nurse job market in North Carolina??
    NO. Here in NC there has never been a demand for "new Nurses". Everyone wants experienced Nurses to aply for jobs. You will likely take a job in your less preferred setting, and it may take months to...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  11. Complete surprise, in a good way, LTC experience so far
    I enjoy LTC. My residents, I love them to pieces. Their family members often leave something to be desired...but I just nod and smile.:yes:
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    You know what is weird though, sometimes family members ask that an ambulance NOT be used. I swear, I love my job, but the whackadoo family members really grate on my nerves! Then we had one...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    I just wanted to mention, as a LTC Nurse, that I seriously have family members who insist on us sending their loved one out. An uncomplicated fall, maybe a resident rolled out of the bed placed to...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Certified Medical Assistant
    A CMA is not a Nurse. If you want to be a Nurse, take your pre req's, study hard for those placement/entrance tests, and go for what you truly desire. A CMA has a place within healthcare, however, if...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks"
    I love being a Nurse. I also love to let off a little steam and complain, or read 'vent' threads and live vicariously through them. When I discuss family member 'issues' with my husband, he just...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. lpn pay in Ltc
    As a new Nurse I was started with 19$. I make 20 now. I have 1.5 years of experience. I do work in a small town outside of Charlotte, however.
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  17. Who actually likes nursing??
    I have not read every post since my last reply. I love LTC, that is what I do, it 'feels' right. Acute hospital Nursing would not be my preferred field, and as a future RN I intend to remain in...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Who actually likes nursing??
    I like Nursing, I love my job, but I do not tend to like some of the family members so much. I believe a lot of problems come from the outside fodder and peanut gallery getting in our way.
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nasty feet
    Not nasty to me, very fascinating though. Clinical rotation MED/SURG floor geriatric population. Man with a gangrene right great toe, scheduled for amputation for 2 days later. Until then, we were...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Malpractice Insurance
    I love NSO. Inexpensive, good coverage. I would not work without it. It's a personal decision I made, and I do not walk around with a pin or sticker that states "Malpractice insured", nor do I have a...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why do students get asked to do everything?
    I was never asked to do anything out of the ordinary for a Nursing student, or anything I felt was degrading, demeaning, or gross. Someone with broken arms did ask me to scratch an itch on the top of...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    I will echo it again, FAMILY MEMBERS.
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Read this email my NM sent to all the nurses.
    This is not a "legal" issue, though. This is the workplace, if someone "in charge", or a designated supervisor, asks you to leave then you leave. This is how every job I have ever worked, Nursing...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Read this email my NM sent to all the nurses.
    Call me crazy, but I do not find the email unprofessional or inappropriate. I am a very direct person, however, and I am not easily offended. This is the fastest, sure fire way to ensure everyone...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Who applied to Carolinas College of Health Sciences for Fall 2012??
    I have a 3.8 GPA, I made a B in Math. It was not a higher level Math though, just algebra. Well shoot, if there is not a specific cut off then I feel better. I did do fairly well on my ACT, and I...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing


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