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  1. Advise please please..
    I have been working as an LPN going on 3 months. I currently have a job working in an assisted living facility. I work Monday through Friday, day shift. The pay is okay. Probably towards the lower...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. To all the students about to start nursing school...
    Girl, I had a friend in my program who UNEXPECTEDLY lost her unemployment half way through and she figured it out. If you want it bad enough, you will figure it out too! School is expensive, but on...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. To all the students about to start nursing school...
    I just finished my last day of nursing school. Turned in my last assignment at exactly noon. It still hasn't sunk in yet. For the last 4 hours I have sat on my couch not really knowing what to do...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. What can I expect in LPN school?
    I am in an 11 month program and its been ups and downs. Definitely the hardest year of my life. Last quarter was intense! We had a Pharm test and a Fundies test each week + clinicals + care plans +...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Which is easier - LPN or RN?
    I am in an LPN program, where its basically the first year of RN (and maybe a little more actually since my LPN program does IV certs etc. I can bridge to RN if I just complete 3 further quarters) I...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. What are SOAP notes?
    We use SOAPIER. Subjective patient info (What is the patient saying? Pain level?) Objective info Assessment based on subjective and objective info Plan Implementation (What we actually did)...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. 5 weeks till first day of nursing school
    You guys are crazy. lol. Enjoy your free time while you have it, trust me. Nursing school is stressful and time consuming, (but also amazing.) Just saying that you should should sleep, be lazy, read...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  8. What do you guys think?
    I am in an LPN program and can barely find time to shave my legs. I have no idea where I even found the time to post this to you... :P jk I think you should just hold out til the ADN program...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. And the weight gain begins..
    I read on here about all the weight people were gaining in nursing school and said to myself, "that wont be me!" Yea, well....9 weeks into my program and I have already gained 7 lbs. I know to some...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Student really needs help
    Guess I should have looked harder. I finally found some info. I read that you should look at serum cholesterol, vit b12, and Calcium. + more.
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Student really needs help
    I am 7 weeks into my nursing program. I had my first clinical last week, and I have to submit my first care plan next week. I think I got all the information I need on my patient except lab values...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Nursing DX Question Cont..
    Can you do clearance r/t retained secretions w/ inneffectice cough and difficulty breathing when the assessment just says, "coughing without sputum. Xray shows interstitial infiltrates and Dyspnea....
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Nursing DX Question Cont..
    If you have a patient with Pneumonia...can you have 2 nursing diagnoses pertaining to the airway? Ineffective Airway Clearance related to retained secretions as evidenced by ineffective cough,...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. basic Nursing DX help...
    "Henry is diagnosed with PCP. Vital signs are BP 127/65, pulse 70, respiratory rate 25, temperature 101.7oF & O2 sat= 90%. Henry's admitting orders include IV sulfamethoxalone to treat the PCP,...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. writing papers during school?
    Im in a LPN program. Six weeks in and we have done 2 case studies and 2 research reviews. Each paper has been at least 4~5 pages.
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Help with references using APA format..
    I have reviewed the rules on Purdue's OWL website for APA format, but I am still just a little confused. I have obtained information from a website and Davis's drug book. My question is, do you have...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Advice for new nursing students?
    Sleep now. I have a regular backpack. Get a good binder to organize everything. I like to have a separate one for clincals. Wish I could help you with more, but I gotta study for my third quiz this...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Why are students going into LPN programs?
    Is this how you make yourself feel better?
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. working while in nursing school
    I work 30 hours a week running an office and I still go to Nursing School Full time during the day. You gotta do what you gotta do.
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Shaky hands while doing skills
    Im just going to say that, like phlebitis, Beta Blockers saved me with this exact problem. Although, you should try exercise and avoiding caffeine!! Just talk to your doc. My own doc admitted to...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Do you actually read the assigned reading?
    Today was my first day of Nursing School. Holy S***, they want me to read what!? :eek: lol. I knew it was going to be intense, but its all coming to a realization right now. How many of you actually...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. So I might not get to start nursing school afterall...
    If you guys aren't together, why are his cars in your name?
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I need some advice!
    After finishing the pre-req's and being accepted, I am starting a LPN program Monday in Washington State. Hopefully when I finish, I plan to attend Northern Michigan University's LPN-BSN program. So,...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. How is it going so far?
    I know a lot of us are starting our Nursing Programs this month. My first day isn't until Monday. I can't believe in 4 days I will be sitting in that seat! Its very surreal for me. Anyways, for...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nursing School Not For Me
    I say more power to you for having the guts to do what you felt was right. Most people would have just continued to be miserable because of the time put in, or because of fear of what other people...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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