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  1. Would you repeat some classes just to have a higher GPA?
    If it meant being more likely to get into the program. May as well use your time waiting to improve your chances! I repeated several classes and got in last July. Now I'm graduating in 2 days and I...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  2. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Sure, just about anything we do that isn't skilled nursing seems erroneous and irritating. I'm not saying it doesn't. My question I suppose is that if you are working in ICU aren't you responsible...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Not to sound callous, but if the thorn in your side at work is having to toast a little bread for breakfast, then you have it easy sister. When did we start to think we were too good to do things...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New MALE nurse asking for fashion advice! Help please...?
    I suppose I agree with the general consensus here. I think a suit & tie is a good idea for an interview. Also pay attention to the details. Make sure your belt/shoes match and aren't shabby looking....
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Upward Mobility Programs in SE Texas?
    I live in SE Texas (Beaumont) and am currently attending school at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, but haven't decided on where I should go for the Upward Mobility program. Right now I'm...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. Anything good about working in Texas?
    I've been a LVN for 5 years now. I've lived here in SE Texas for 14 months. Prior to moving here I was living in Turkey for a year (ex-husband is in the AF) where I worked as the Executive Assistant...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  7. Question About Orientation
    A long orientation doesn't have to be a bad thing. Use that month and get the most out of it! Know that what you learned in school will greatly differ from how you function on the floor. You...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. LPN to RN schools
    Yes, but you'll have to take the pre-req's. I went to a private Vocational Nursing Program and wasn't required to take all of the pre-req's prior to starting the program. I'm hoping to continue...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. Must have items??
    You can absolutely wear a fanny pack. Whatever helps you stay organized. I know of several nurses who wear them. To add to what everyone has pretty much already covered. I have a clipboard that...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. made to feel bad after refusing to push iv meds
    I recently started a new job. In general orientation we had one of the Case Managers come in and talk about staying within your scope of practice, safeguarding your license and maintaining your...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. If you don't mind me asking....
    I had just turned 23 when I started the program. However, there was everyone from a 19 yr old just out of highschool to a 46 yr old SAHM who decided she wanted to go back to school now that her sons...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Piercings!!
    It really depends on the program and where you live. I went through nursing school with my tongue & nose pierced (as well as my ears pierced 5 times in each ear) and never heard a word about my...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Is it weird not to wear a scrub top?
    I prefer scrub tops and buy the ones that are fitted or have the little ties on the back so that I can make them fitted. Mostly because I like having the storage pockets. However, I have nothing...
    Sep 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can nurses wear skirts?
    I was going to attempt to point out how ridiculous I think the comments made by sweetface are without sounding like one of those "back-biting, jealous, sheman nurses in sloppy PJ scrubs" she...
    Sep 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Need advice quickly!!
    I know everyone suggests wearing suits and plain jane sort of attire, but even my mom (who is also a nurse) doesn't wear that crap... why would I? LOL I say wear what you're comfortable in....
    Sep 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Bling on the job?
    I've never had an issue with wearing jewelry to work. I tend to wear less now than I did when I was younger, but generally rings get left at home anymore. As previously stated, they can carry germs...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. LTAC (Long Term Acute Care) facility?
    My assumption is that you mean they didn't employ CNA's at the places in North Texas, is that correct? At this particular hospital they do employ CNA's. Thank goodness for that. I really think team...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  18. Patients on Medicaid
    I don't think rude, obnoxious people who have a sense of entitlement are primarily Medicare patients. I think those sorts of people come from all walks of life. In the early 90's my mom worked...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I passed!!!!
    Congrats Krisiti!! :)
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Who loves it??????
    I've been a nurse for 4 years and absolutely LOVE being a nurse. I haven't always loved my job, but that's a pretty easy fix with as high in demand as nurses are. If you find yourself in a job that...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. It's sometimes hard being a nurse of color isn't it?
    My only experiences working as a nurse have been in California. Most people assume because California has a reputation for being so "liberal" and diverse that discrimination must not be an issue. I...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ltc nursing
    I loved working nights in LTC. My 1st job as a LVN was in LTC on night shift. It was a lot of fun. The pace is a lot less stressful, as you don't have family members, administration, ancillary staff...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Getting clocked out while still working
    I don't believe it's legal for them to clock you out, but it also isn't reasonable for them to require that you take a break when you cannot leave the floor. If they want to clock you out, you should...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. How Much Is The Salary For Lvn In California
    It will vary based on where in California you live. I lived in Vacaville, about midway between Sacramento and SF. As a new grad out of LVN school I made $21/hr. Before I left Ca in 2005 I was making...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. So just how intense is it?
    Everyone's perspective on their LVN/LPN program is going to differ from one person to the next. For some it's really difficult. For others it's not real difficult at all. Some people will study...
    Sep 1, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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