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  1. I passed my first semester of nursing school!
    Congratulations! Keep up the hard work, LOL. I have a friend who is now a M.D. When he got to the end of his rope and went crying to his counselor that he was so exhausted and didn't even have...
    May 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  2. Humble Pie
    If you're free to relocate, look at western PA and NE OH. Seems there are still plenty of LPN jobs in LTC but not many in hospitals nowadays. When I looked at LPN as a career change back in 2009, I...
    May 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. How Old is "to old" to START a nursing education?
    I was 52 when I started, with 2 college degrees and a 20-year career behind me. I elected to drop out of RN school because nursing wasn't for me. The one and ONLY "physical demand" that gave me...
    May 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Human Growth and Development
    Nursing classes will always refer back to the various theories of development, over and over. Practically every clinical assessment and care plan I did in N II and N III asked me to determine what...
    May 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. From One Nursing Student to the Next
    The requirements for uniforms can vary widely. Ours mandated a particular stock Cherokee white top and 2 choices of navy pants, elastic or drawstring. Shoes could be any kind but had to be solid...
    May 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. couldn't wait for ADN acceptance, now kind of terrified
    If you get in there and work, work, work, you should do fine! :-) Nursing I is kind of a catch-all course. The "kitchen sink." LOL It's a hogepodge of seemingly unrelated topics, but...
    May 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Nursing Diagnoses. HELP!!!
    Nursing process is a roadmap for determining patient's needs and then planning, administering care, then evaluating whether or not it achieved the goal. As a nurse, you can't just do something...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Heads up to all new nursing students:
    I had the opposite experience: Started nursing school thrilled, excited, deadly serious about succeeding, willing to do it day and night or whatever it takes, striving for perfection. And...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. ABSN students with a bad work ethic
    I've talked to a lot of older adults who are back in school. This "team building" stuff is the current educational fad in many degrees now. The older students say that generally the division of...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Out of town clinical sites?
    I think that the associate degree program at Butler, PA community college sends students from Butler to Kittanning (20-25 miles one way) and Franklin (50 miles one way), PA, and some other places. ...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Older workers that are new grad nurses, please explain.
    How does it bring maturity: Come back and answer that after you've worked 10 years or more and have paid off loans, and have changed and upgraded your skills to stay current in your field, and/or...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Older workers that are new grad nurses, please explain.
    In the business world, a long-range plan is 5 years nowadays. Presuming that any one person will reside 40 years in the same region, let alone work 40 years for a single employer, is sheer...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. Finished Pre-Nursing, Need help on ADN or BSN??
    Microbiology was required for every associate degree and diploma nursing program that I looked at. (Pennsylvania still has diploma schools, and they require just as much if not more college than...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. So confused on how to get into a nursing program
    Nursing schools can have different admissions and prerequisite requirements. The math you need is really not full college algebra, but the college or university might require college algebra. Some...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Opening for BSN programs
    The schools that I applied to: One had a rule that if you got 80 or better on their preadmission test and you wanted in, you're in. First come, first served, no points ranking. They filled the...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. It's been 5 yrs since I've taken pre-requisite courses, should I retake them?
    How will they handle a student who took, say, A&P I, then took it again, but those credits are all over 5 years old now? There has to be a third time to get fresh credits, if they are standing by...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. ADN BSN
    Most hospitals have a plan to have all nurses be BSRN by some date and have given current employees a deadline by which they must get the BSRN. Some have officially stated that they quit hiring...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Lab Tech to RN
    It depends on the school and how old the credits are. Some schools say "within the past 5 years" and some accept older credits than that.
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    There must be a female personality that is a natural fit for nursing, and I definitely am not it. Are you SERIOUS, that your husband can't handle the household carpwork and the kid for more than 2...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    They absolutely should feel overworked and underpaid. Nursing in my local has a $22/hr starting pay but it's about a $33/hr responsibility even for a new-grad. I quit nursing school, and one of...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Critical care math using dimensional analysis
    Dimensional is also called Factor Label Method. I used it in engineering. Having all of the units cross out at the end so that you are left with just the correct units (mg, mm, lb, kg, volume per...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. hourly wage
    ^ That's what it was in NW Pennsylvania in 2001, the last year I looked, and actually it was more on the $8.50 side so US$9.00 might be where it is now. I have heard that CNAs in the Washington,...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. What is the process for getting into your school's LVN program?
    It's probably going to be different for a college degree LPN program than for a vo-tech school type program. Most LPN programs here are 11-12 months full time days. Requirements for the typical...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Should I get a nice car as a new LPN/LVN?
    Since you are undecided about whether or not to stick with LPN and your online biz isn't established and proven, keep your money and continue to drive the old car. Cash in the bank is power. ...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. I found out I have an "F"
    Schools only use certain classes to point-rank students competitively . If the F is in a class that isn't used for that ranking, they will see it but it shouldn't count. If it's a class that's part...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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