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  1. LVN grad hired for cardiac stepdown unit....
    If you are working for a County Hospital then they will offer the EKG class for you in the Education Dept. County is a great place for LVN's to get hospital experience. It surely won't be easy but...
    Dec 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. home based work
    You can do appeals for an insurance carrier or medical review. I did the 1st of the 2 I just mentioned but hated it. You are watched the whole time on your computer and tied down to a desk. I did not...
    Dec 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Working Private Duty/Home Health
    I am sorry that I don't have any advice for you but I am mighty curious to hear what others have to say on the subject. Soon, I will be in your shoes and it is extremely difficult to have time to...
    Dec 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. I do not want to give up.
    There are many avenues for completing your CEU's. Start contacting every facility within a reasonable distance and have someone else go over your resume. Just to make sure your resume is great and I...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Job search
    I am in California and we couldn't work as a GVN. We actually had to wait till we received a license. Finding a job is not easy and you can easily find multiple posts here regarding the same. I would...
    Oct 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Nursing Student Advice
    Definitely do it! Some sort of medical experience will not only help your resume but give you a different perspective on health care in general. You will also have some flexibility in your schedule...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Ebola in the news...
    My feeling on Ebola is this....I have a healthy immune system (Thank the man above)! Along with that I thought people feared similar from TB, polio, AIDS/HIV when they hit. I mentioned this to a...
    Oct 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Best and Worst places for LPN opportunities
    P.S....let me just add that LTC work is paid work & shouldn't be frowned upon. Many, if not most of us have worked in LTC to get our feet wet and many stayed because they enjoyed the atmosphere. You...
    Oct 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Becoming an LPN while in RN school
    I would have to agree with you on this.
    Oct 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Needing some hope.
    I don't know much on the subject but I wanted to say how much I admire your determination. Your process is a life long one but I have a feeling that you will make it. There are many RN jobs that...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. whats so good about working in a hospital?
    I am an LVN working at a major hospital and prior to that, I worked at a psych facility. :shy: They both provide very different learning environments but my goal was to work at a hospital as an LVN...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm not bilingual. Does this lessen my chances for employment?
    Yes, I believe not being bilingual will make you less marketable as a nurse. I have found the need to use my looks (I am half Hispanic and half Caucasian) to my advantage. I was raised Caucasian, so...
    Oct 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Becoming an LPN while in RN school
    As an LVN who is pursuing her RN, it is a difficult task to both work & go to school. Trust me on this one!! I am sure that some manage to work nights and go to school during the day, but I have not...
    Oct 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Why did you become a nurse?
    I was all of 18 years old and not sure where my life was going. I dropped out of college and having a hard time living at home with my parents. I had a friend who was a medical assistant and she told...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. afraid of being stuck by a needle
    I've never cared about getting my blood drawn or IV started and my last blood draw was by a student. P.S...she did great!! Since I am a nurse, I know it's just a matter of hand skill. If someone...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Patient Education
  16. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    I would sit down and speak with the other nurse who could cover for you. She is seriously your best option. I do like the calling off idea but I am sure, you would just get into trouble as mgmt. is...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. who does the blood draws in your hospital?
    All nurses in my dep't, at my hospital do their own blood draws.
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Problem with blood draws..
    It took me time till I was able to master blood draws & IV starts. It usually is positional. The best advice I received was, anyone can be good at blood draws & IV starts. Just keep at it & you will...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Not smart enough to be an RN?
    Every teacher is different and every student learns differently. It does not mean you are not capable, just means you possibly didn't understand the teacher? Also, because you got all A's I wouldn't...
    Aug 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Depressed lpn
    It will take time but please don't give up. With 6 years of experience, there is something out there for you. Apply to every hospital, agency, LTC, SNF and clinic within a 25 mile radius (or how far...
    Aug 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Southern California Pay rate: about $23.00 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? Same Day Surgery in the Hospital What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How Old is "to old" to START a nursing education?
    I graduated from LVN school in Southern Cali at the age of 39. There were a few older than I was but mostly younger. I can honestly say that I have not had any issues getting a job or dealing with...
    Jun 3
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Graduated in '09 and still cannot find fulltime employment as an LPN!
    It is hard and I feel your pain. What worked for me, is not taking no for an answer and I am in Southern California where nurses are everywhere. I knew I wanted to work at a hospital and I applied to...
    Apr 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. LPN Starting pay in your area?
    I started as an LVN in Southern California in 2011, making $17.00 per hour doing temp work. I suggest using indeed.com to check the pay rates in your area. The hardest part for me wasn't the pay but...
    Apr 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. What do I do?
    First, I wouldn't give out my full name as you did. This site is supposed to be anonymous. Also, the best you can do is speak with a counselor at your said college. They are the one's who can advise...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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