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  1. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    I plan on attending mine in May since I'm expecting to graduate with honors. I'll feel so proud getting to wear an honors sash :) I've never been anywhere close to graduating with honors for my BA or...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best West Coast BSN Programs?
    As long as the school is approved by the state you will be getting sufficient clinical hours because they need to include a certain number of clinical hours to get approval. Don't worry yourself too...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Best West Coast BSN Programs?
    I think it is easier, but not easy. It is still after all a major metropolitan area. The only areas clamoring for new grads are rural. I think the difference in "name brand" factor isn't big among...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Best West Coast BSN Programs?
    The only thing I can say with certainty from the schools you've listed is that Azusa Pacific has mandatory chapel and Pacific Lutheran does not. Based on what people I know that have attended these...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. IV meds.
    Check out Lots of good info there that will definitely help you in your career. But to answer your question, go to the site and go to the "Pressors and Vasoactives" section. You'll get a...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Career change
    Instead of changing careers altogether why not change specialties first? You're already an LVN, so why spend more money to get trained and certified in a field that will yield a far far smaller...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Nurses don't do anything
    This is definitely a common misconception among the general public. When I worked night shift I would sometimes have patients apologize for waking me when they'd turn on their call light.
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What kind of shift report was that?
    "Same." *Hands stack of shift reports over*
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. BA to LVN or BSN in CA?
    Generally speaking, your GE requirements from your BA will not “expire.” Of course, this varies from school to school, but most commonly in nursing only the science pre-requisites “expire” while all...
    Sep 17
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  10. Grey's Anatomy Scrubs- how to keep in good condition?
    I absolutely think it is. Especially since I get them during sales :) They don't fade and I never have to iron them since the material is so soft. I just hang them as soon as I pull them from the...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. RN starting in LTC
    Look through these forums, particularly "Success Stories in Nursing," and you'll find plenty of people who transitioned into acute care despite starting in LTC. I know plenty of people personally who...
    Sep 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Azusa LVN to BSN program
    Bella, Have you already looked into schools that will accept APU's pre-reqs done online? Someone here on allnurses completed the pre-nursing certificate program and has been having difficulty...
    Sep 11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. Online Classes & Supplies
    I just keep everything organized on my laptop. I don't keep any handwritten notes or a physical binder. Since the classes are online, you wouldn't take "notes" like you would in a regular class...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. what is upper division general education course in cal state Fullerton?
    There is no way to get around taking at least some upper division GE courses while attending CSUF. From CSUF's RN to BSN FAQs: "What if an applicant has completed some upper division courses...
    Sep 5
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. what is upper division general education course in cal state Fullerton?
    Are you currently a student there? You should really be consulting your academic advisor about what classes you need to be taking and which classes satisfy certain graduation requirements.
    Sep 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. RN Certifications?
    I second the PP's suggestion of going into each specialty's section of this site and looking up what certifications are available for each. You don't even have to start a new post, just look up an...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    While I'm pretty sure ER certainly is a different kind of crazy, the crazy you just described sounds a lot like the crazy that can happen on a Med-Surg floor too ;)
    Sep 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Nurses not prepared for report
    Shouldn't there be a policy about how report should done? The process should be as streamlined as possible without needing anyone to clock in early. At my facility we have SBAR type report sheets...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Moving to Seattle next month, looking for a job with no experience
    Really? I know of 2 different Aegis Wellness Nurses that started there as new grads.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. HELP. I plan to major in Nursing but one problem: I don't like science.
    Yup. BSN = Bachelor's of SCIENCE in Nursing.
    Aug 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Long-term care/SNF
    Welcome to LTC. That sounds normal. 20-30 is the norm. I've had up to 45 on a cart/station/unit.
    Aug 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Azusa Pacific Online:  Pre-Nursing Certificate
    I'm sorry about your situation. I wish I could suggest more things, but I know the public schools are very strict about their requirements. I know of another school that accepts online labs, since I...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. LPNs in ICUs titrating drips
    In California, LVNs cannot administer IV medications at all, only fluids and blood if IV certified.
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Almost two years no RN Job in Hosptial
    Since making money is the priority right now because of all the bills that have come due, take any nursing job you can get. You mentioned you work in home health, but what you're making right now...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Length of the typical orientation...
    3 days (1 day general orientation, and 2 shifts floor) - LTC... at 3 different SNFs... even as a new grad. 2 weeks (1 day general orientation, 1 day nursing orientation, and 6 shifts floor) -...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion