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  1. get kicked off because of med error
    My question is how in the heck did the instructor NOT notice the error before you gave it?? When I was in LPN school, during med pass we were not allowed to give any medication without the instructor...
    Jul 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. How long did it take for your license to show up online?
    My LPN license showed up after a couple days. My RN license was close to 5 days. Some of my cohorts had theirs show up the next day. It all depends on how many they are getting in and how quickly...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  3. haven't got ATT
    I took my NCLEX-PN in 2008 and passed the first attempt, took my NCLEX-RN May 2013 and passed that the first time also.
    Jul 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. haven't got ATT
    There may be a delay in getting it because there is a time frame you have to wait between testing (45 days I believe).
    Jul 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. What was your first job setting as an LPN? Acute? LTC? Clinic? etc...
    LTC/Rehab facility. 2008 I started at $24ish (evening shift diff, no benefits)
    Jul 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    Never thought about doing it ears first.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. any advice for new LPN work for nursing home?!
    ALWAYS know your patients code status (DNR vs full code) BEFORE you start your shift! Nothing worse than finding a patient and having to have someone run to the computer or chart to get the status...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    My scrub top has RN on it in big white letters (navy blue top) and my ID has my picture, my full name and RN as well as the department I work for. We also have laminated cards that attach to the ID...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    Often when going into an isolation room you will remove it from your neck (if thats where you keep it) or from a pocket in case it gets snagged on something and pulled out. Actually the worst...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. What are the "rules" about being PRN?
    My facility is 3 shifts per month.
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    80 for my program. But its a final average of all your graded papers, exams, projects etc.
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Help with care plan!!
    I can't see how you are supposed to have a 3 part NANDA without any info to back up the NANDA. But since she said be creative d/t lack of info...you always go with Maslow...ABC. He has bone...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    My facility requires all new hires who are not BSNs to enroll in a RN to BSN program within 1 year of hire and completion of the BSN program by the 6th year of hire. That all started last year when...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 4th of July-Results?
    And how many do you say you saw?
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. 4th of July-Results?
    You can't have more that 265 questions, the minimum amount for NCLEX-RN is 75 and the max is 265.
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Holy SATA!
    The results Pearson Vue gives you with the Quick Results are the same results they give to the licensing BON you applied to so they are valid and 100% more accurate or reliable than the PVT. They are...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. 4th of July-Results?
    While they do say 48 business hours after testing..quick results are available on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. I tested on a Thursday for my NCLEX-PN and got my results on a Saturday, took my...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Holy SATA!
    The type of format for the question does not indicate you are doing well or poorly for that matter. It is just that..a type of format. A SATA could involve content type information which is low level...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Holy SATA!
    OP you had said "Got the good pop-up but will not completely relax until I receive my unofficial results and of course, it is a holiday weekend, so it won't be until Tues or Wed of next week! " If...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Minimimun wage raise will it affect us
    CT is one of the most expensive states in the Nation in terms of cost of living..much like CA. I just looked and CT and CA are close in housing for rentals.
    Jul 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Minimimun wage raise will it affect us
    CT's minimum wage will be $9.15 as of 1/1/15. Our LPN's and even our CNA's make much more than that. Not sure what Cali starts LPN/LVN's at. Cali's min wage as of 7/1/14 is $9.00...how much do...
    Jul 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    You took the words right out of my mouth.
    Jul 2
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  23. How many read their BON meeting minutes?
    I did as a student and continue to do so as a licensed nurse.
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Questions most similar to NCLEX questions?
    Kaplan
    Jun 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Walkie Talkie
    I've heard it, used it and don't find it offensive. Of course, I don't use it in front of the patient or their family. It's just an easy and fast way to convey something.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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