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  1. LVN to BSN
    These for profit schools often prey on people who are in your shoes....who have to keep working to support their families while trying to advance their careers. You would do well to take it once...
    Nov 29
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  2. eliminating the LPN role ?
    Back in the 1990s, the United Kingdom eliminated the training of State Enrolled Nurses (SENs), which were nurses similar to the LPNs/LVN in the USA. Now, over 20 years later, many are lamenting this...
    Oct 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Dr Office vs Med-Surg
    When my husband finished his residency, I was his office nurse in his peds private practice after I had been working in med/surg for a few years. That kind of nursing simply wasn't for me. I think I...
    Sep 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. working in acute hospital
    Where there is a will there is a way. Back in the 1990s, LPNs were being phased out of the critical care areas in the hospital I was working. It was done ethically as the LPN was simply phased out by...
    Sep 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Should I give up scrubs?
    School nurses who are unionized have that too.
    Sep 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Should I give up scrubs?
    I am in the minority, as I still wear a white uniform, my pin, AND my cap.....proudly. Wear what makes YOU feel right...and to the uninformed who want to say the cap is sexist or sexy or collects...
    Sep 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. School Nurse: Can you become one without "hospital" experience
    I am old fashioned, but I believe that school nurses should have acute care experience. The reason is that there is a great deal of autonomy in school nursing, and we have more medically fragile...
    Sep 9
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. LPN new grad as a classroom nurse
    This is kind of what I do, although the title is an "assistant school nurse" and I'm only a substitute. I took the job about a year after I retired from a long career in critical care nursing as I...
    Jul 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Obtaining Critical Care Experience
    I am a retired LPN and worked most of my hospital years in critical care. I would actually call and talk to the nurse manager of the MICU and explain that you are an LVN and are currently working on...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. LPN bridge to BSN
    If you are talking about the for profit University of Phoenix, I would advise you against that. First, its extremely expensive. Second, it has a very bad graduation rate. Third, there are hospitals...
    Jul 6
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  11. Multiple jobs???
    I had two jobs once I stopped working full time. I had a budgeted job in the MICU at a large teaching hospital (8 hours a week) and picked up contingent hours in the SICU and the CCU. I also started...
    Jun 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Idea's for weekend work for lpn?
    Actually, I worked 7a-7pm in the hospital q weekend when I was in school for my RN. Several LPNs did it this way.
    Jun 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. scrubs or business casual
    In my day, the cap was something that we worked hard for and were proud of. I've always worn my cap except for about a month back in the 80s when the cap started to go out of fashion and we were...
    Jun 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    I simply can not like this post enough! I wish I was clever enough to have written it myself except I would have to add that I'm an LPN who nearly finished her BSN....about a thousand years ago now...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. scrubs or business casual
    I'm in the minority but I still wear my whites AND my cap...proudly.
    Jun 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. OB RN wants a job outside of the hospital!
    This might seem a stretch, but have you ever considered school nursing? I am a retired PICU/NICU nurse and now work as a substitute assistant school nurse. I work in a large urban district and your...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. BE HONEST! What part of your job do you hate?
    I hate it when corporate greed takes priority over quality nursing care.
    Jun 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Torn between job I love and going back to school
    You never know what the future will bring. You love this job now, but be terribly bored with it in a few years and wish to try something else. Worse, you could be happy working there and one day get...
    May 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Question on cna to lvn transition program.
    If you have read the excellent posts about the misconceptions about LPNs from the Commuter, some LPNs do have associate degrees. Most have diplomas or certificates, however.
    Apr 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. Veteran Midwife Elaine Diegmann 77 years young still delivering babies+ educating midwives
    Lovely article. We older nurses certainly can and do contribute well into our 70s and beyond. Nursing keeps your mind sharp. Its hard on the body, but there are ways to keep active and combat that...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. How did you land a school nurse job?
    When you work in a right to work for less state they do pay very poorly. However, our school RNs are on the same pay scale as the teaches. All hold at least a BSN and a certificate from the state...
    Mar 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Could you see yourself being anything else besides a nurse?
    I have absolutely no idea how to run a business, but I've always wondered what it would be like to own my own bakery using recipes passed down from my mother and my grandmother.
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. 24, want to become a nurse, best route
    I am an LPN (called LVN in the states of California and Texas) and I would not recommend anyone go this route anymore. In my day, an LPN could work anywhere. They were simply nurses who took care of...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Nurses req. to be CNA's before becoming a Nurse?
    I do not think that working as a CNA should be a requirement for nurses. That said, in my day, nearly all nurses were trained in the hospital and we started taking care of patients almost immediately...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Back in the mid 1970s I was working in the ICU when we split into MICU and SICU and was given a choice which one to work in. I immediately went to MICU simply because I didn't care for some of the...
    Feb 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing