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  1. Science Pre reqs with no science knowledge?
    I flunked HS bio twice before they just passed me with a D to prevent me from not graduating. Science literally made me cry every night over homework. When I decided to apply for nursing school...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Which job to choose?
    First of all...don't fear that any employer would be "mad" at you or take it personally if you left. Business is business and people move on to better or more appropriate opportunities every day in...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Mandated colors
    Geez...wearing black would make me feel like the angel of death.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. I (male) get extremely nauseas and light headed when discussing catheters
    Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Patient Assessment
    I would encourage you to speak to the unit manager about policy and procedure if you feel your preceptor is giving vague answers. I feel you can never OVER assess, but you do need to know how often...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Flow sheets/check lists for floor staff?
    Set up a standing file folder box with a folder for each nurse OR set aside shelf space and stack a binder for each nurse on it, clearly labelled. For each shift's nurse, place any forms needing...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. cover letters
    I didn't forget about you! It's been a crazy week and I usually access all nurses on my phone. I left a note to myself to email you tomorrow from my laptop
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. cover letters
    I just got hired. The DON said my cover letter was very honest and refreshing and impressed her. I'm also a fresh grad with no experience. Message me and I'd be happy to send you a copy
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. LTC: 3 Strikes I'm OUT???
    Yeah...I wanna know so I can work there! Hal my class works in LTC and they repot being run off their heinous!
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. First lpn interview
    I was just interviewed by a team of two. Try to give each person equal face time...look at both people equally even if just one asked you a question. Be yourself, don't rehearse too much, smile,...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Consumer Notification Form?
    I've heard that fewer and fewer places are doing credit checks, because your credit score just isn't that relevant in determining if you'll be a good nurse. This is mainly because there are just too...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Warning on an LPN License.
    Oh my...from your lips to my ears. Nursing school has put me so far into debt it's not even funny.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. No previous healthcare related work
    It's no longer a hard and fast rule that a resume has to be limited to one page...in fact our class hired a résumé expert to come teach a seminar and she said its virtually impossible, especially for...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. lpn life after graduation
    My class had 30 students- well, 25 graduated anyway. Some has jobs lined up before pinning, and maybe 3 don't have jobs yet. A handful of us just lined up jobs in the past couple of weeks. I got...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Licensing
    Be patient. Nursing grads take the boards in clumps and so the state BON gets inundated with results and they get back logged.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. How does an LPN get the 1yr experience if no one will hire them?
    Sometimes all you can do is just...keep...applying. Everywhere. Even the places you might not want to. Have you applied to every local nursing home? I just got hired at one that employs 7 other...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Obtaining an LPN position advise
    I'm extremely picky about grammar and spelling in real life, but in texting, facebooking and forum posting, I give people a break. It's just not that big a freakin deal.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Obtaining an LPN position advise
    Have you applied at LTC facilities? When my LPN class graduated in May, the nursing homes were snapping us up left and right. Still are- 3 of my classmates and myself all got hired within the last...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. How many LPN's Don't Plan To Pursue the RN Title?
    To that I would say I BEG YER FLIPPING PARDON? In my school, PN students had a bevy of BSN "mentor" students who follow us around during clinicals and attempt to, well, "mentor" us or some such. ...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. LPN/LVN demand in Colorado
    I live in western colorado (grand junction) and we have TWO out of 3 area hospitals that employ a high number of LPNs, and there is ZERO talk about phasing them out of nursing homes. I graduated...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  21. I'm turning 25 soon and I want to be a nurse, am I kidding myself?
    I am 37 and just graduated from a practical nurse program. In August I begin classes that are prerequisites to apply for the AAS program and after that I still have a boatload more prerequisite...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Good pop up and Failed???! Really??!
    I have encountered several people both in my university and online who got the "good" pop-up and it turned out they had not passed, and vice-versa. Granted...I'll be trying the trick myself when I...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. "Study the problems, not the material" any truth in this?
    Nooooo! If you know for certain that you are fuzzy on acid base balance or lab values or major classes of drugs or s/s of certain disease processes you should definitely do a little brushing up. ...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Nclex and shutting at 79 questions.
    Just beware. I know of 6 people that got the "good" pop up and it turns out they actually failed. It is NOT 100% accurate. Go by your actual results before sharing news.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. So, when are you going to get your RN?
    I just graduated today from my university's LPN program and we have two area hospitals that hire many LPNs. I have my heart set on working at our local VA in either med surg or the in-house LTC. I...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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