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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. care plans
    I used a sample given to us in nursing school & then created my own on my computer.
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Student Nurse "Help me!" Threads
    Thank you Brandon because I was about to say....LPN = Licensed Practical NURSE or LVN = Licensed Vocational NURSE.
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Student Nurse "Help me!" Threads
    I am a working LVN & RN nursing student. I am always asking questions to others & I love the "normal" questions asked here on AN. What do I mean by normal? I too find it extremely frustrating how so...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 33 and wanting to leap...
    LVN to RN in 8 months? Are you in Texas or CA?
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. why I decided to Bridge from LPN to RN
    My theory is if you aren't able to utilize your skills then you will lose them. Naturally, you may forget things. I am an LVN at a hospital in Southern California. I hang IV's, give PRN narcotics and...
    Jan 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. What's a good LVN school ?
    What LVN School did you attend?[/QUOTE] I went to Career Care Institute in Ventura. I was living out in Ventura at the time & moved back to the SFValley once I graduated. Finding a job as an LVN...
    Jan 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. What's a good LVN school ?
    Science in Nursing. I am taking my pre-req's as we speak & I am an LVN.
    Jan 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. Telecommuting jobs
    Telecommuting means you will be monitored by big brother even more. You may find it difficult to move up and eventually you may grow tiresome of staying at home. It's hard for some cause they feel...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. What's a good LVN school ?
    Re-take them. You'd have a harder time being an LVN.
    Jan 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. TCN scam
    What did the better business bureau say? I wouldn't pay it and get a lawyer to get money back. I am sure there are flaws in the contract somewhere. I'm sorry you are going through this.
    Jan 16
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  23. What's a good LVN school ?
    I went to Career Care in Ventura as I was living out there at the time. The commuter is right. The job market for LVN's does not suffice going to an over priced private school. My program was about...
    Jan 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Dressing for psych
    When I worked at a psych facility, we had 2 choices. We could wear scrubs or street clothes. I never felt comfortable in street clothes, so I usually opted for scrubs. I never wore jewelry & minimal...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Can nurses refuse to perform/assist circumcisions and abortions?
    I am an LVN and I do pre-op/post-op care for elective surgeries. Which does include abortions & circumcisions. Do I agree with abortions 100% of the time? In no way but I am not the patient. My job...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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