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  1. Cleaning patients
    I am a CNA now and have been for 4 years. Its not a gross job, trust me. These people are usually very appreciative to have you and that makes it worth while. I worked in the burn unit for over a...
    May 31, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is it time to throw the towel in?
    I am in the same boat as you. I was trying for two years to get into the nursing program at a college in NC. Finally on my third attempt I was accepted this fall and right before the letter arrived,...
    May 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. New LPN and no jobs available.
    I actually think it pertains to the hospitals more than the states. Several hospitals in NC aren't utilizing LPNs anymore but there are a handful that will. It is up to the administration and the...
    May 22, '04
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Is it possible to work while you in nursing school?
    I have two kids, a husband and a full time 12 hour night shift position in the hospital. I have taken 12 credit hours per semester for the past 3 semesters and have a 3.73 gpa. It is all about drive,...
    May 22, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Required to take CNA course before entering nursing school?
    Honestly I think most states have their own rules on that. When my sister went to LPN school in Va it wasn't required, but in all the schools I know of in NC it is a prereq. Here in Myrtle Beach it...
    May 22, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. CNA board cert test tips???
    It can be a number of things from tying slip knots on restraints to transferring a patient or making a bed correctly. You normally pick three skills randomly from a hat (or other object) so its the...
    May 21, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Archived SC Nurses Posts from 2004
    Hey there surfernurse!! I just moved to Myrtle Beach in Febuary leaving Statesville NC and leaving behind my CNA 2 postion at the WFUBMC Burn Unit!! I just received my SC cna in the mail and have a...
    May 18, '04
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  8. Mom of 3 trying to go back to school
    Please let me say you are the BOMB!!! I am so thankful that there are still such dedicated men in the world. Your wife and your girls are lucky beyond their knowledge. Best wishes to you!!
    May 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Curious.  How many "older" students
    Hey there!! My name is Christy and I am returning to the allnurses boards after a 4 month break!! I am 30, will be 31 in October, have two kids a 10 year old boy ( hes a special needs child) and a 6...
    May 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. North East (Cabarrus) Med Ctr???
    My brother-in-law actually works at Northeast as an xray tech. Its a very nice hospital and is growing rapidly. He says its a good place to work and hes been there almost 6 years. Good luck!
    Jan 5, '04
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  11. Any WV nurses here?
    Just a little note, Babtist hospital pays 18.10 base pay for a new RN grad. I know because I work there as a CNA and I make 10.00 myself. I am starting a practical nursing program here in the fall...
    Dec 25, '03
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  12. Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas from a former West Virginian. My mom is still in Bluefield and said it looks like a white one there as well, all though it is mostly old snow!!
    Dec 25, '03
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  13. LPN 'schools' in North Carolina?
    I live near Winston Salem NC and there is two programs near here, one is at Forsyth Tech and the other is as Surry Community. Someone had also mentioned to me that theres one at Gaston County...
    Dec 21, '03
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  14. Eliminating LPNs -  are hospitals doing this?
    I am not really sure how to answer this question. I am planning on doing the LPN thing first so of course I want to disagree with the discussion. However, I can see why some hospitals choose to do...
    Aug 12, '03
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Why LPN??
    I agree that this is a very drawn out subject however it does need to be addressed. I understand that some RNs believe that an extra year of education makes you a better nurse. But thats not the...
    Aug 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ARE there any CNA's
    I am a CNA and I have done a few different types of work from assisted living, nursing home, small hospital, and now a burn unit. The role you play varies from place to place and some are more...
    Aug 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Fairest Admissions/Application Process?
    My school goes on points. For every supporting class that you have taken you get X amount of points. For instance an A is worth 4, a B is worth 3, and a C is worth 2. You multiply the credit hours by...
    Jul 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Waiting List?
    The cc's here go by different things but there is no waiting lists. If you don't get in one time, you reapply. Some are based on points, some gpa, and some are a mixture of both. One school is a...
    Jul 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Financial Aid Suspension!!
    You should really check out the local hospitals and see about scholarships there. I know that the hospital I work for gives $5,000 per year with a 2 year commitment for each $5,ooo you receive. It is...
    Jul 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. First timer - Burn Unit
    Probably the worst thing that I have ever seen is a full body case of Stevens Johnsons. It was a man who was literally a head to toe wound that we had to peel. Bloody mess! Oh and the escarodomies...
    Jul 2, '03
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  21. lpn school
    I think that you should get the general courses out of the way while waiting. And as for going straight into RN like someone suggested, there is still going to be a wait especially since you haven't...
    Jul 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Some pre-nursing school reading/studying
    I think that the Anatomy would be really beneficial for you to study up on since you will have at least two anatomies to take in school for nursing. Also, doing the CNA thing would really help. The...
    Jun 28, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Need Advice
    What school are you attending in Charlotte? I am from Statesville. Anyhow, I would have her talk to the prof and tell her that she feels she knows the material and that she truely thinks she can...
    Jun 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. how many tries?
    At one of the local community colleges here in Winston Salem NC , the ADN fall program had a whopping 1100 students applying for a measley 84 slots. Its based solely on a points system and its a very...
    Jun 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. How long is your commute?
    My two picks for schools are both roughly 40 minutes away and the clinical portions range from about 25 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the site.
    Jun 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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