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  1. Anyone recently gone to WGU?
    Are the ebooks/materials included in the price of tuition?
    Mar 23
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. only 30, in so much pain....dentures?
    I believe you. Having tried a partial and subsequently HATING it, I'm now quite willing to get implants and root canals/crowns. Dentures may work well for some, but not this girl! I'm going to...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. new RN grad from WA
    You could apply to a skilled rehab unit in a LTC facility in order to gain experience, and a salary. ;) Hospitals dont seem to hire without 6+ months skilled LTC experience. Good luck!
    Mar 21
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. Anyone recently gone to WGU?
    Exactly! Two programs that I inquired a out stated that it would be a problem. I have seen on this sie several people that managed to get in. I admire their achievements.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  5. Anyone recently gone to WGU?
    I dislike the 3.0 gpa. If not for that I would have chosen WGU. I'd like to apply to NP programs and having a 3.0 limits my options.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. I Have A Name
    My pts are addressed as Mr/Mrs or sir/m'am unless they request otherwise.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. only 30, in so much pain....dentures?
    I decided against it. I got a partial a few months ago, which I dislike...very much. Now I'm considering a "dental vacation" in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. If Nursing were a Male-Dominated Field
    Thumbs up on the stereotypes part.
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A nursing home with no nurses.
    Lindarn, I happen to looove your $0.02 :)
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Person impersonates nurse 27 years before she was caught.
    This happened at my first nursing job. There was a woman there who I felt was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and I reported her. It turned out she wasn't even a real nurse.
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Looking into Excelsior
    Excelsior does NOT want you to fail! They are truly happy when we pass. They're making sure we are safe and competent. If people fail its because of nerves or lack of preparation. I studied...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  12. Medtech's program .. LPN vs RN
    I would avoid them like the plague. Their credits rarely transfer, they charge way too much, accreditation issues....I could go on. Please consider IPFW, Ivy Tech or IUSB. LPNs mostly work in LTC,...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. Ivy Tech NCLEX pass rates
    I went to Ivy Tech South Bend. I learned a lot, passed NCLEX the 1st time and found a job right away.....but that was in 2004. It was very affordable too. I'm glad I was chosen for the program, as...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  14. MSN-FNP programs
    Agreed. Too much. There are several quality programs in the $25-$35,000 range. Indiana State University, Frontier University, Univ if Cincinnati...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  15. The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!
    I passed in Mansfield. Only 2:6 did...I liked the site...very small town feel. I think the smallness and lack of hustle and bustle kept my nerves at bay.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  16. Would love to hear your stories of rewards of long term care nursing.
    I grew up without grandparents. I never experienced the loving wisdom and nurturing nature of the elderly until I became a nurse. The elderly are so multifaceted in their perspectives, disease...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?
    I think Rubyvee hit the nail on the head with her reply. Even though the nurse caught the insulin error, you made a HUGE and potentially deadly mistake. As nurses we are our patients' protectors,...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    This is hilarious and disgusting at the same time. Bet Michelle didn't think so! Lol
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics?
    This is a little off topic, but the bible doesn't say to celebrate Easter or Christ's birth....only Christ's death. The only "holiday" I attend is Jesus death memorial. All other holidays, to me,...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics?
    I dislike holiday scrubs. I don't celebrate any man-made holidays. Seeing scrubs with Santa Claus reindeer, "Easter" bunnies, spiders, or witches offend me greatly. Not everyone believes in...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics?
    I wear patterns often but never cartoons or holiday themed scrubs as they can be perceived as annoying or childish.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Story of New job teaching at unaccredited LPN school-
    If I were a student I would feel disappointment and resentment for the lack of proper clinicals. Daycare center for Maternal/ Peds? Not cool.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. Looking into Excelsior
    Although my group only passed 2 out of 6, I have read online accounts about 5:6 or 6:7 passing! Excelsior isn't for the faint hearted or unsure. If you feel you need clinicals that's ok. Find a...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  24. Take a pay cut to be a CNA for the experience??
    Apply. If they offer you a job and you can afford the paycut, take it. It'll help you network with other nurses and get a real feel for the hospital environment.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Looking into Excelsior
    Only 2 out of my group of 6 passed CPNE. Luckily I was one. I set up a skills station in my office, watched Sheri Taylor videos and recorded myself doing the skill stations to look for mistakes. I...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees


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