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  1. Should I continue my BSN?
    Don't you DARE stop now! I have a few years on you (I'm 45) and my kids are older (soon to be 22 and soon to be 13). I started LPN school in 2007 and graduated in 2008. I kept on with classes and...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. How do you say "diabetes"?
    At the very end of the original post, right before the 'comments' section starts.
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. please critic my cover letter
    As the others said, way too long. What really stuck out with me was in the first sentence "I am a young and extremely ambitious new graduate nurse, who is looking for a position working in acute...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Take CNA Exam without going through the course
    I live in CT and you can skip the class is if you are currently a nursing student with 100 hours of clinical and theory. Even then you are still required to take and pass the test. You are only...
    Sep 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. How do you say "diabetes"?
    This one? Saturday Night Live DRTV Spoof - YouTube
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. student loan forgiveness
    Esme...you must have made 120 payments on your Direct Loan? 120 payments would be a monthly payment for 10 years. Isn't that equivalent to what student loans last for? I know mine are.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What color are your scrubs?
    Navy blue top with hosptial logo and RN on it matched with either white or nave bottoms for my hospital. The other local hosptials seem to have either a navy or a royal blue for RNs.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Nursing Student Saves Man in Cardiac Arrest on Airplane
    Great job!
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Am I Being Too Sensitive
    In all honesty, if I'm calling someone I'd rather just go to voice mail than have someone who isn't the person I'm looking for answer the phone and tell me they aren't there. It would just be easier...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. Can I still work as an LPN after I become an RN?
    In CT you can work 'below' your level of license/practice... such as an LPN working as a CNA. You must stay within the scope of practice for the job you are doing at that time. So an LPN working a...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Curious...how many attempts did it take you to pass NCLEX?
    One attempt with passing for both LPN and RN NCLEX.
    Sep 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    Nope! I went and filed for unemployment. I was on the books as hired as a part time employee. However I always worked full time hours. Since there was no specifics on how much is 'excessive' it was...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Funny -  Tech Broken, Use "Old School" Sphygmomanometer
    I live in CT (hence CT Pixie :) I didn't know manual BP's were not required on the State Exam.
    Sep 17
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    It's not just nursing that has this type of policy. Absenteeism is grounds for dismissal/firing in most careers/jobs. I was fired from a retail position I had . I was never late and never absent...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Funny -  Tech Broken, Use "Old School" Sphygmomanometer
    If it isn't required, it should be. Often the automatic ones aren't working, are giving wonky numbers or needs charging and you have to use the manual one. When I trained as a CNA back when...
    Sep 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Blood pressure cuff?
    CVS, Walmart and Target also have them (for WalMart and Target they are usually over by the pharmacy)..both manual and electronic types.
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    Yes, Quick Results are available on weekends and holidays. The time it comes up is anyones guess. My class last year all seemed to get their results at 9:01am on the nose no matter what time they...
    Sep 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. bad pop up on NCLEX and passed
    If they took the test and passed prior to Pearson Vue revamping their site, then they would get the 'old' way for the trick. Good pop up if you passed, to the CC page if they failed. After the...
    Sep 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. What is supposed to be the hardest year?
    During my LPN schooling, the 1st semester was the one that people dropped like flies. During my RN (ADN) schooling, again the 1st semester (from what i was told, b/c I started in the 3 of 4...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. nursing skills videos
    I don't know of any books, but youtube has numerous videos on all sorts of nursing skills...best part...its FREE.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Things that make you go hmmm....
    LTC resident who was 100% with it... serving spoon (bigger than a table spoon) in her anus, with only maybe 2-3 inches of the handle showing . She came walking out of her room, dropped her pants...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. missed class
    In my LPN schooling, we were only allowed a certain number of 'absences' per mod (comparable to a semester but a bit longer). If you missed more than the max they allowed, you were thrown out and had...
    Sep 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. Yale hospital HELP!!
    looks like they did. See this post ---> http://allnurses.com/nursing-interview-help/feeling-stuck-885894.html#post7610056
    Sep 10
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  24. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    I have to disagree with you. And don't be too sure about the bolded sentence. Like you I was pretty much told I had a job waiting for me when I graduated. I have several friends who are NM in...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. mature student
    I'm 45 and have been an RN since May 2013. I was an LPN from 2008 on. I'm currently doing my RN to BSN program. Nope...41 isn't too old :)
    Sep 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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