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  1. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    Hi, I am a Type 1. I am on a pump. I get driving when you probably shouldn't. I've done it. That said, I stopped doing it. It's dangerous. When I shake, when I sweat, I stop. That's it. I...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What to wear to lab/clinical training.
    We wear our uniforms or we can wear regular scrubs. We don't wear jeans.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Narc Count Disaster
    These aren't nurses are they? They are med aides? Or med techs? That explains a lot oif that's the case. I have been an underpaid med tech and they aren't really trained that throughly. At...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Considering becoming a LVN before RN
    I am doing LVN first, but I completed all my RN prerequisites. I did LVN first because of the impaction in the RN programs near me. I didn't want my fate in the hands of a lottery. The bridge...
    Aug 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Help care plan disaster!
    Skin inegrity, infection, falls, pain. Those all seem to fit your situation. Do you cluster concept map. I find that helps me when I'm stuck.
    Aug 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    That skills test is nerve racking, especially as a nursing student who isn't really being prepared for THAT exam.
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. LPN/LVN salary for 2013/2014
    I'm from further north in California, and not a nurse yet, but I know several of the LVN's who just graduated in the class before me. Most were offered between $23-27 per hour to start. The ones...
    Aug 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Santa Rosa Junior College ADN Spring 2015
    Also OP I have a classmate who begins with your class (she dropped LVN upon acceptance) she is awesome and smart, that's why I opened this thread.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  9. Santa Rosa Junior College ADN Spring 2015
    Ae 1021 that's how Mendo works. I'm applying for my bridge with SRJC and Mendo and have been told you do your application as bridge in the fall and begin in the spring in a bridge/role transition...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  10. Tattoos/piercings?
    Dye your hair, remove your piercing, don't pierce your nose. Wear a nice watch that covers the stay strong tat on your wrist. My nose is no longer pierced, the hole closed halfway through the...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
    Big planner, big white board (concept mapping, care planning, ect), and a clipboard that is covered and closes. A good stethoscope.
    Jul 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. LPN/LVN Clinical Questions
    Most of our sites are in hospital, but the hospital locally still hires LVNS in the ER and in Med Surg. My program is well respected in my local area for having very through clinical experinces,...
    Jul 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. What's the best route??
    I did LVN through an adult school, 6k. I'm doing it as a route to RN. I plan to bridge right away. The college I am going to bridge at (a community college with a CSU partnership) does allow...
    Jul 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  14. JayKay Staffing
    I will just mention that many choose an LVN program in order to bridge to RN. That is the case in my current, not for profit, school. Almost my entire class has some or all of their pre-reqs done...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. MA or LVN?? help
    My LVN in California is only 6k. It is totally covered over 3 semesters by Pell grants. I'm doing LVN because I can bridge to RN. Being an MA doesn't give you that option. I am in school with A...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Lvn or Phlembotomy?
    I am doing my LVN in ca to bridge to my RN. I did it because the RN programs are so impacted in my area, but the bridge seats almost never fill. Also, where I live, LVN are still employed in...
    Jul 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  17. what did you have a previous degree in before you went into nursing?
    Statistical analysis and management. I worked in casinos from age 19 until I left to return to school. I started working in the cash cage, moved on to cocktails, then became a card dealer (most...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Getting frustrated job searching
    Are you trying SNF's or just hospitals? I got an offer from a SNF before I'd even sat for my CNA exam, at the end of my first semester. A lot of times people rule out the SNF because they think...
    Jun 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Thoughts on tablets
    Oh and it does for in my pocket on my Cherokee scrub pants. I have a NANDA book on it, a meds book, a lab values diagnostic book, and a Tabers online thingy that came with my hard copy of Tabers. ...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Thoughts on tablets
    I use a Kindle Fire. It's amazingly helpful.
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Venting
    I'm confused. Did the instructor show you other students grades? Or did they tell them to you? Aside from that, your grade is your grade. It wasn't given to you to hurt your feelings or...
    Jun 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. sodium-glucose cotransporters
    My Endocrinologist prescribes it to me.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  23. sodium-glucose cotransporters
    Pt experience T1D on invokana. Wonder drug in my experince. Lowered insulin doses by 60% on the low dose. Less insulin=less lows. A1c from 6.5 to 5.6 in a year on it. No UTI, no yeast issues....
    Jun 17
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  24. Tell Me Your Best/Worst? - Nursing School, First Year, Career
    Calivianya, Right now in nursing school I totally feel you. I watch so many in my class struggle and I get A's with minimal studying. Granted I'm in an LVN program, but STILL. I am in school...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Top challenges of being a nursing student!
    Student drama. I was surprised by how much of it there really is.
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student