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  1. challenging the LVN test CA
    From my understanding, you are correct in choosing option #3. Your transcripts from your BSN program will have to be evaluated for educational equivalency to the LVN education requirements. I suspect...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  2. ADN vs. BSN
    If both routes are available to you, I would suggest taking the "extra" semester and go for the ABSN. You'll be a bit more competitive in the Job Market with the BSN than you would with the ADN....
    Jul 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Help finding a bridge program or the 30 units program
    OP: if you're a current LVN, I highly suggest not doing the "30-Unit Option" version of getting an RN license. This can impact your ability to move your license from state to state. The kind of...
    Jul 21
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  4. Confused about how to become a nurse
    As Spangle above has said, wait lists aren't actually all that bad. Neither is being "rejected" and yet being determined to be a "qualified applicant" because both essentially state that you're fully...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Good pop up but so worried
    Give it about 24 hours for your exam to be scored the 2nd time and if you're still getting the good popup, you then stand a very good chance of having passed the exam.
    Jul 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Unsure if I passed
    Try the PVT mid-day tomorrow. If it's still taking you to the CC page then, chances are not good that you've passed. If you didn't pass, wait for the CPR report before you reschedule an exam. That...
    Jul 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Will I ever be able to be a nurse again?
    Well, your BRN has the steps necessary to return your license to active status. It could very well be as "simple" as taking all your "missing" CE and paying the appropriate fees. Check with your BRN...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  8. Confused about how to become a nurse
    Almost every job posting I've seen quite literally states "BSN preferred" and for certain hospitals/systems, I've seen "BSN required" for external candidates (those not already employed there). Right...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Confused about how to become a nurse
    Simply put, a the bridge program that we're referencing is a way for Licensed RN's to get their Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) and not have to go through an entire pre-licensure program, but...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Confused about how to become a nurse
    There are a few ways to get to BSN, all from where you are academically. You can certainly do all your prerequisites at De Anza. It's a very good school. It's just that the classes are faster paced...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Endorsing a GA license to California
    The biggest hurdles are that you must have an active RN license and that your educational background meets this: "[t]heory and clinical practice shall be concurrent in the following nursing areas:...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Paramedic/RN
    A Paramedic and an RN are very different careers... there's a fair amount of skill overlap, but the underlying education is very different. I'm currently licensed as both a Paramedic and an RN....
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you think MacBook 11inch would be good for Nursing School? Or is it too small?
    Personally, I think that someone should choose 11 inch or 13 inch or whatever screen size they want in either PC or Macintosh based on entirely on personal preference. In May 2011 my wife purchased a...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    All I can is that I've been through a very rigorous Bachelors program and I've been through an ADN program. Is writing papers, doing research, and taking UDGE hard? Yes, especially if you don't know...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Got the Dreaded "On Hold" Popup...
    Congratulations! :anpom::ancong!:
    Jul 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Community College v. Four Year
    My advice is very simple. Do what you can afford. Only you truly know your situation well enough to determine what you can afford and what you can't. A good place to start is the financial aid...
    Jul 18
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Prerequisites for ACLS?
    I pretty much second this! You really do need to have a good grasp of rhythm recognition before you go into ACLS because it really isn't taught in the course. ACLS isn't hard... as long as you know...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Good pop up or not????
    While some congratulations are in order, give it a day or so before you really celebrate. You need to wait for the 2nd Scoring to be complete to be sure that you've most definitely passed. Apparently...
    Jul 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. STRONG Program at Sutter Health in California
    The STRONG program is local to the Sacramento Region. They do offer it 3 times per year... Nursing Positions (STRONG program) | Greater Sacramento, CA | Sutter Health
    Jul 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. How to use the Breeze system
    If you hyphenate your last name, you should use your most very last name for your "last name" in the BreEZe system. Therefore if your legal last name is Jones-Knottingwood, then you should list...
    Jul 16
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Failed NCLEX Twice :(
    I would suggest that you probably already know all the material you need to not only pass, but smash the NCLEX. It's entirely possible that you're not reading the questions carefully for key words...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. UC Davis Nursing Residency - New Grad Sep 2014
    Even though I'm not going to be able to apply to this residency, I would like others to benefit from this posting. This morning I was notified that UC Davis is accepting applications for new BSN...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Got the Dreaded "On Hold" Popup...
    There are lots of reasons for "the hold" but they all boil down to one: test integrity. They need to be absolutely sure that your exam session was not compromised in any way and that all rules were...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. pinoy nurses successful endorsing to california
    Unless their initial deficiencies were somehow corrected, you can be sure that eventually the California BRN will catch up and require they return their license. It might not even be this license...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  25. LVN 30 unit option/ Concurrency issue
    Since you're already a California LVN, you do have that "30 unit option" to become an RN. While you may be on to a good method of getting your RN in California, you run a significant risk of having...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Registration


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