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  1. Traditional or online
    In response to a post of page two of this discussion, LPN new grads are hired on the regular on almost every floor of my two local hospitals.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. Rasmussen Ocala
    If you can't relocate, your options are literally three: cf, rasmussen, or Taylor. Taylor has a craptastic reputation, so I'd nix it. I would apply for both cf and rasmussen. I would expect that cf...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  3. Update on job market: Sept/2014
    Daytona Beach, plenty of jobs. New grads on med surg are around $20 (awful, IMO). A little more experience and specialty can take you$25-$30s, depending on setting.
    Sep 23
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. Straighterline Micro Lab Kit
    Hey everyone, I'm wondering if there's anyone who will tell me what comes in the SL microbiology lab kit? $270 for the kit is pricey, so I'm wanting to see if I can buy the items individually...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  5. I am looking into an LPN to RN program
    Idk where you are in florida, but herzing orlando has a bridge program that takes 10 months to complete if you have no prereqs to do, 18 months if you have to do them all. Most prereqs are online....
    Aug 28
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  6. Galen St.Pete/Tampa July 2014 Role Call
    I'm waiting on a call back from them. What did they tell you the schedule would be like for an average week? Hope to see you there!
    May 15
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  7. Anyone ever do this - work in a correction institute as a diabetes educator?
    I have worked both prison and jails. In the facilities I have been in, there was not enough need for a diabetes educator. The RN or charge nurse takes on that role- in some cases, even the LPN. It...
    May 14
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. Health benefits with corizon?
    Corizon offers you a huge option of health insurance plans. You can go from super cheap to super expensive. I believe the cheapest is about $80 per beneficiary, per pay period. Of course, with the...
    May 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Armor Correctional LPN pay in Florida?
    I was offered full time at $21 without insurance or $18 with. I had barely any nursing experience at the time. I did not take the job, so can not answer your other questions. The only other things I...
    May 14
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. What can you do with LPN and BA?
    So I'm a semester away from my my BA in public admin. I also am a LPN. I'm unsure what to do after this last semester of my bachelors, and would love any advice or thoughts. I'm thinking I could...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Rasmussen College Ocala
    Old thread, but I'll bite. I graduated from the PN program at the Ocala campus. Way more positive things to say than negative. Let me break it down in bullet form. Pros - no waiting lists -...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. "Omg. I just got my CNA license, and I'm giving narcs."
    Because they're "state registered," not "licensed" I think?
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. why are you going the LPN route?
    Good answer, LisaLPN. I chose LPN because I had zero healthcare experience and already had another degree. I wanted to "get my feet wet," so to speak. I am also a fan of climbing the ladder and...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  14. Anyone know of any Associates programs here that don't require pre-requisites
    Like this poster said, you will take the pre reqs- two year programs just incorporate them as co reqs that you take alongside the nursing courses.
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Anyone know of any Associates programs here that don't require pre-requisites
    Florida is certainly hot all year round. We have the air conditioner blasting right now, and it's almost midnight in December in north central florida. 2 year adn's are all over the place here....
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!
    Random thoughts: I like "it's what we do" when thanked. I use your excelsior threads as resources often and appreciate them. When you come home and have to do your own laundry and have ten...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Moving from Ohio to Tampa,FL in two weeks! Need help finding a GOOD school ADN
    SPC, paso hernando, rasmussen would be the ones I would focus on.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  18. Any Perioperative LPN's in here?
    A girlfriend of mine fresh out of school just got this as her first lpn job. She starts Monday. I definitely plan to get all the details. Will report back!
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Work and school...is it possible?
    In my accelerated program, I worked part time and it was fine. I had an infant, 3 year old, and somewhat needy husband. If I were single, I would have easily been able to work closer to full time. A...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. 2 weeks at SNF and wondering why some say it's not experience
    I think saying it's not experience is bull! You are using tons of skills: Trach care, osteomy care, assessments, documentation, probably foleys, leadership roles, time management, dressing changes,...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Best Experience to get into an ICU
    Boo yah, one point for john SPN.
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Keep getting worse at interviews. Hopeless?
    Awe, I so sorry to hear you feel crushed. Do you have any family or friends that you can ask to do a mock interview with you? Having some experience. Even if just with friends, may be able to help...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Hca hospitals and ipn .........
    I have no knowledge of this specific situation, however I'm familiar with HCA. I would not mention the ipn in the interview. It is not at all necessary to reveal. You will do a background check and...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Anyone knows of any FREE resources for someone who has lupus but no insurance?
    She can get Medicaid or go to the health department for a very reasonable rate. It's definitely an option. Sorry, I know of no resources other than that. Good luck to her.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. CALLING ALL NEW LPNs! EAST COAST
    Central Florida here. A rural hospital, med surg/tele, offered me 19 without bennies, 16 with. A prison agency in town offered me 21 no bennies, 17 with. I graduate next month.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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