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  1. I didn't accept the keys…..
    Thanks for the support you guys! Your words bring tears to my eyes. And YES, I feel as if I had accepted the assignment, I FOR SURE would have made a med error, and would have felt even worse for...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I didn't accept the keys…..
    Well, I finally did it. I refused to take report/keys in a LTC/Rehab facility that is critically understaffed. Here's the deal. I was hired as a night shift RN supervisor. Almost immediately...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Let's talk $$ for hospice. (Idea lifted from Agency nursing)
    When I was a LPN in Miami, FL: LPN, agency Bedside continuous care 12 hour shifts $20/hr federal mileage rate only over 15 miles travel time over 1 hour ($20) Don't forget people, Florida has...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. bad bad deaths
    Yup, my worst have been hepatic related. Lung has been pretty bad too, but for some reason the hepatic encaphaly makes all palliative measures pretty much moot. Either we knock them out so they...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. What is your Achilles heel?
    OMG you guys are HILARIOUS!!! I once watched a patient drink the VOMIT she had vomited into a cup!!! By the time I processed what I was watching, vomit was gone! Poof! Back to where it came from!...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Excel Grads getting jobs?  Clinicals questions?
    Hey ctcpete! I am in southwest Florida. Because of the "pete" in your online name, I actually have wondered if you might be in St. Petersburg, FL just a bit north of me. Are you?
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. Low Census
    Things have only been this bad since the end of last year. I worked as a night shift crisis/continuous care hospice LPN for many years. My first job was through an agency and I averaged 3-4 nights...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. How much did your EC degree cost?
    A FORTUNE but it took me 4 years, and I had to take the CPNE TWICE :banghead: !!! Now that I am finished, and have MULTIPLE RN job offers, it was worth every penny! THANK YOU EXCELSIOR!!! (btw,...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. NCLEX 7/11
    WhooHooooo!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! :D
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Excel Grads getting jobs?  Clinicals questions?
    Ok, I graduated from EC 5/17/13. Passed NCLEX 7/5/13. Just got my first job offer 7/12/13 making $30/hour as a night shift charge nurse at a sub acute facility. I have 2 more company's to call...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. What are the chances of failing with 75 questions?
    I KNOW!!! RIGHT!!! I felt EXACTLY the same way!!! 75 questions, 1.5 hours of my life and it was over? HUH? :wideyed: I am thrilled I passed but I guess this is why sometimes the journey is...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. How many months did you subscribe to Sheri Taylor's online workshop?
    I kept my online account active until I passed my CPNE. The most valuable part of having it, I think, was that on the night after I got my first PCS assignment (Fri night), I was able to go back to...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. Passed NCLEX but when to tell family
    Girl you passed! Go and scream it to the WORLD! Congratulations on all your hard work!
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. EKG strips on NCLEX
    I had a ridiculously easy EKG strip. It was only 1 question and the question was which of the strips showed probable near death. And honestly 3 of the choices varied just a little bit and the 4th...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. quick results
    My link also came up about 40 hours after I finished AND that was over a Sat/Sun. Once you get past the 40 hour mark or so I would check the sucker every hour!!! And I agree, the PVT worked for me...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Can I write to a deceased patients family?
    Omg no no no!!! Do not do it! You stated that the patient died unexpectedly so even though right now the family is feeling all kind and nice towards you that could change on a moments notice. What...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Maybe I shouldn't say this out loud but...???
    Yep ctcpete, the best thing about the EC program I think might be just that you become well conditioned from all the studying. The NCLEX is a final celebration of the studying. Kinda like the race...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. Finally got a job offer!
    Thank you for your advice! Please give us details of how you got the position. Did you apply online or go in person to HR? Did you create your resume, or use a service? What type of questions did...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Maybe I shouldn't say this out loud but...???
    UPDATE! I gave in and paid the $7.95...Pass! Oh heck yeah I studied like a fiend since one week AFTER my second CPNE. So I guess that means I studied 15 weeks. My actual graduation date was 2...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. Can anyone verify Pearson Vue "trick" April/May 2013?
    Took NCLEX RN 7/5/13 at 1300 hours. Got the "Successful Delivery" and "Good Pop Up" at 2000. Got the PASS on 7/7/13. IT WORKS!!!! :roflmao:
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Maybe I shouldn't say this out loud but...???
    After completing DOZENS (feels like dozens anyway) of EC exams, nearly FAILING my FCCA, doing the CPNE TWICE, is it me or did the NCLEX RN feel...I'm only whispering this but...easy? :nono: I...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Testing Friday
    Me too! This Friday 7/5/13 at 2pm! Sooo excited! Your scores look good. Too late to worry about that anyway! Let's work on memorizing our lab numbers and RELAXING! :sleep: :sleep:...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Unable to access Sherry Taylor's online workshop today
    Just so you know, when I was using the online workshop it would go down usually about once per month. It drove me CRAZY because I had figured out a workable study schedule and if the site was down...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. Suggestion for CPNE documentation course
    Here is my experience. During my FIRST CPNE, I passed on my care plan, passed my first patient, and then failed that patient on my nursing notes. I then never even got into the rooms of my second...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. Passed my NCLEX-RN! My NCLEX review material tips..
    OMG this is soooo good! Thank you!
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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