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  1. Car, School, Debt?
    Buy a bucket car that's good on gas, like an old civic or focus. I think u could get one for $1500 or so.
    12:08 am
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. 30 Select All that Apply!!! NCLEX-PN
    I had many SATA questions. They were hard! One of my BFFs from school assured me that these were "higher level questions" that indicated I was above passing level. She was correct! Let's hope the...
    Nov 25
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. If you were a CNA did your job let you promote to LVN/LPN after school?
    I worked as a CNA in an acute care hospital. I was not able to get hired as an LVN there. But the experience still benefitted me, I feel. It made my resume stand out and gave me experience.
    Nov 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Best lotion for dry hands?
    Vaseline intensive care?! No! It's very watery, to me. Burt's Bees in the small tubs the size of baby food jars is awesome. There is also a eucerin cream in a tub that's very good. Here's a link...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What can you tolerate the least?
    I like feet!
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New Grads-how long for first job
    Nor-cal, Lvn. Graduated in nov. Started working in dec (last yr) lost that job in feb, I was working again by April. I've been at the same place ever since.
    Nov 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. skipping graduation/pinning?
    I graduated about a year ago. I did t attend the pinning or graduation. I have no regrets. While a part of me wanted to spend that special time with my classmates, a part of me was ready to be done...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Recent kaplan lvn graduate
    I spent 2-3 wks studying and then took the test. I think you should schedule it and take it as soon as you can.
    Nov 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Afraid of loosing my job
    Quoting Commuter: "You need to display some humility to survive." Yes this!! I've learned to appear humble. Shoot, I am humbled. "Many supervisors and nurse managers feel personally...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Does abortion play a role?
    I think that, wherever you work as a nurse, you'll find people whose lifestyle choices you don't agree with. As the OPs said, try to just do your job. It's hard to block out your personal...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. Afraid of loosing my job
    I think the OPs have given you good advice, especially commuter. As for me, I am an extrovert. I learned how to be personable in my prior customer svc/sales careers. But I also can be a b@tch...
    Nov 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ethical Dilemma...Shingles :(
    This may be controversial, but if your doc and the CDC say you can go to work, I would go and not disclose.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. New Grad LVN
    You can obtain a list of Skilled nursing facilities and drive by to apply to each one in person. I think you can get the list from the state agency that licenses them. That's how I looked for CNA...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Just started working for the first time.
    For me, in school I knew I'd be working in skilled, so I knew when we did rotations to focus on the drugs most commonly used in skilled. Therefore, I'd suggest getting a list of common meds and start...
    Nov 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    I was going to say this. Nor cal is awesome with regards to nursing wages--same as the Bay Area, but homes are less expensive than in other areas.
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Microbiology
    My "trick" in micro was to read each chapter 3-4 times. No joke!! I also used flash cards, led study groups before each test, met with. Study buddy weekly for 4-6 hrs at a diner weekly, went to...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Ditto! I work 5 x 8's. I have enough energy to be a single parent 5 days per week and maintain a small social life.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. New Grad LVN
    It took me 5 apps/wk for just under 2 months to obtain my 1st and 2nd new grad job. You can look at my profile for my location and licensure. I had my resume done by a career counselor at my...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Daily assignment sheet
    Try asking for a copy of your job description. Then, do as the OPs have said and prioritize your time and document well.
    Nov 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Invega Sustenna Initial loading and booster
    I don't know. But the information that comes with the dose specifies this. http://www.drugs.com/dosage/invega-sustenna.html ...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Socks/Stockings for Dresses
    Maybe you could find long white shift dresses with sleeves and then alter them. I used to love long dresses!! ...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. First few weeks of clinicals!
    When I was in school, most of the nurses weren't helpful to us students. We had to sit back, observe and glean what info we could via listening and watching. I still learned a lot. And I don't fault...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Any specialty type LVN's ?? what's yours?
    I'm not sure if I'm really a "specialty nurse LVN" I am a new grad LVN who landed in psychiatric nursing. I love my job. I enjoy the work I do. No certs were required for me to get this job. But I...
    Nov 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Any Psychiatric Technicians in CA not finding jobs?
    I think you should apply to all psych facilities that state they need lvns. My employer hires LVNs And psych techs but I think only advertises for LVNs Good luck to you!!
    Nov 15
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Socks/Stockings for Dresses
    If I were to wear a scrub dress, I'd make sure the length covered my knees. I always taught my daughter (as well as complied with this myself) to wear skirts that covered the knee. If your knee...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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