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  1. Considering LPN.
    My LPN at a CC was about $6,000 (including prereqs/not including books). My ASN was just under $5,000 (including coreqs AND books). I hear u on the money issue. I work with BSNs who are paying...
    Aug 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Going on my 2nd week of LPN Flex Program
    This sounds like a very nice program ^_^
    Aug 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
    .... yeah.... gonna have to agree with TheCommuter
    Aug 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. clinic to er nursing?
    When I was an LPN working in a correctional clinic, I hyped up the chest pains, the suicidal pts, and gave a few examples of how i reacted in an emergency situation such as overdose and "the...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Not smart enough to be an RN?
    You are smart enough.. When i bridged over from LPN to RN; the there were two core nursing classes that were different from my LPN program.... Critical care and mental health. What a joke! The whole...
    Aug 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Paramedic to RN 2015 Ivy Tech
    Depends on where you go.... the indianapolis campus had 100% acceptance for the last 2-3 years. In fact, they had so few EMT-P and LPN transition students apply that they actually merged the EMT-P's...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  7. Are you an LPN?
    I'm interested to see where RPNs work in Canada!
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Nurses Who Are Being Tested for Alcohol
    Ah! I was in the recovery area! I gotcha!
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Case Study #3
    Omg! This was so much fun!!!
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Nurses Who Are Being Tested for Alcohol
    Are nurses not allowed to drink?
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. What are some things we can buy that will make nursing school a little easier?
    A variety pack of beer and hard liquor
    Jul 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. A new nurse's battle with IV starts
    I just started at a new ER. The team work is beyond amazing. Unfortunately, in 4 weeks, I think I've started less than 5 of my OWN IVs... Finally 2 weeks ago I got upset bc I kept missing...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    Most IV fluids I give in the ED are WO. I'd imagine it'd be in the system in less than 10 seconds with sub-optimal flow and a 20G or larger Angio. Personally, I believe all meds should be given at...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Phlebotomy Classes in Indianapolis
    totally recommend what meanmaryjean suggested; its all about practice and oddly I suffer from a similar problem, I can start an IV no problem, but straight sticks are not frequently my friend.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  15. Lpn to RN Ivy Tech
    Thx! I get my first RN pay check this Friday! I was in overtime as an LPN a few weeks ago, and even in overtime my RN base rate is more!!!
    Jun 24
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  16. New nurses and the ER
    I was an LPN in the ER for 3 years and transferred to a different hospital as a new grad RN. However, perhaps it is because I was an ER LPN for 3 years, I'm surpassing most people's expectations of a...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. LPN to RN
    I write "LPN / RN" on my resumes
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  18. RN Nursing Hourly Rate in Indiana
    Indianapolis - $21-$23
    Jun 6
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  19. HUGE RANT Since when does LPN experience not count for ANY kind of nursing experience
    I recently graduated from my LPN-RN program also. While they gave me 2 years credit of RN experience in relation to pay, they are still counting me as a new grad RN. I applied to an up-coming...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  20. New Jr high lvn who needs tips/ideas!
    1st, grats on the new position! I know several school nurses (most of which are LPNs also) and they hang on to their jobs like glue to paper. Here's a scenario I read in the paper that happened...
    Jun 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Do you ever find yourself comparing where you are to where other people are?
    All the time. I frequently beat myself up that it took 8 years to complete an ASN. However, I would often look at how much money I was making as an LPN during my last 4 years of ASN completion...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. I'm a student NURSE
    A bicyclist was clipped by a car in the rain and fell face first, unconscious, in a deep puddle. A lady screams, "I'm a nurse! Don't touch him!" As he drowns in 3" of water bc she won't let...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Aw yes, what to say when you gotta get hired?
    When I got my job offer from HR, I said, "I figured this number would be you guys offering me a position!" We both laughed and I hit it off real well with HR after that (seriously! Its kinda cool).
    Jun 4
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. LPN as School Nurse?
    In Indiana, LPNs are commonly school nurses for k-8; and then RNs for 9-12. If there is an explicit law saying you can't be a school nurse then that's your call. Sadly, this might be a bit of a...
    Jun 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. One Strategy To Land a Nursing Job: The End Around
    That's actually what I did! I emailed the manager on at least 4 different occasions, and on the fourth time I forwarded my resume and had a job landed after multiple interviews even before graduation!
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance