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  1. LVN TO RN, help California
    Your welcome!
    5:13 pm
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  2. Did you get unemployment?
    I have been told that you should always appeal and that usually people win after an appeal. I've not experienced having to appeal due to being in recovery, but I did have an employer try to fight...
    5:10 pm
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. LVN TO RN, help California
    After attending a private Lvn school in CA, your options to become an RN are: 1) take your prereqs at a community college and then attend their Lvn to rn bridge or do a regular rn program. ...
    2:22 am
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  4. Rally for National Nurse-Patient Ratios
    NOADLS has a point, here. I live in a state with madated good ratios, which mean 5:1 max in acute care. I've sadly observed that when hospitals give a nurse less than 5 pts, due to higher...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New to Night Shift - How will I survive??
    I am naturally a morning person. However, I have successfully worked nights 2-3 shifts per week regularly as a CNA and LVN. A major hindrance for me was the fact that I had older kids at home...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  6. Diabetics and Insulin
    I would expect that a PRN order is in place for insulin to be given if the pt is hyperglycemia. Assuming that a PRN order is in place, I'd administer it. If there's no PRN order, I'd contact the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Apps for LPN students
    I second NCLEX PN mastery. I didn't start using it until I graduated from Lvn school to study for the NCLEX, but if i could go back in time, I'd use it to study for exams in school. In fact, I do...
    Feb 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  8. IV therapy/Blood withdrawal Cert
    You can probably take it through any local Lvn school that offers it. My school offered it after graduation. There were other private Lvn schools in my area that offered it as well. Just call around...
    Feb 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. Remembering the First Black U.S. Army Nurse During Black History Month
    Thank you for sharing this, Commuter! I'll share this story with my children.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Leaving patient info in a clipboard
    When I worked an an LVN, I only wrote names of pts on my notes in the manner that the facility allowed. For example, there is a pt board with first name and last initial only. So I used that. Or...
    Feb 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. News Flash Everybody Farts!
    Haha! Far! I went camping with my SO (significant other) and we took some, er, shore leave to hang out on a secluded beach. We both had poison ivy all over our bodies after we returned home! ...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. News Flash Everybody Farts!
    I do think it's strange for someone to complain about gas. I have walked into the nurses station to walk into a cloud of odor. I just laughed with the other nurse. As far as being unable to...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Blacklisted by your Nursing School?
    While this is an older post, I thought I should respond. My ADN RN program requires us up become iv certified. We have tests and sim lab requirements, as well as a requirement to get our 6 iv sticks...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. High amounts of flatulence in Psych
    Perhaps it's their diet? I don't recall smelling lots of flatulence when I worked in pt psych for about a year. Some days, though, we had more complaints of heart burn, which we nurses assumed...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Pell Grant
    You will likely get the extra disbursed to you. Financial aid is not based on the cost of tuition alone, but on the "cost of attendance". Even at my super cheap community college, the cost of...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Kaplan Preparation????
    The school should have a practice book for you. When I attended, there was one available. It provided me with a refresher on the types of questions i would be asked. I recall the front desk...
    Jan 28
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. Should I press ahead, or slow down?
    Only you know if you can handle 17 credits. When I took my prereqs, I usually attended part time. I went full time maybe 2 semesters and made sure I took only 1 science per semester. I did it...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. My school has failed to provide the state with proof of graduation
    I think I'd go to the school, in person, with proof that the transcripts weren't sent. Either bring the letter stating this or else documentation of the date and time you spoke with the BRN rep and...
    Jan 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. The sloppy image of nurses today
    Oh the challenges us curly haired people face!! It's a constant struggle!
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Charting physician contacts..
    I'm a new nurse, so I may not be aware of the best way to handle this, but I think that we shouldn't state things derogatory about another staff person in the pt chart. I'm thinking that you...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. How much do you pay monthly for Health insurance?
    I paid either 50 or 100 every 2 weeks for medical insurance. To cover my children, it would have cost over 1000/month, so I only covered myself.
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing school weight gain
    Direw0lf: re: "The lunch will be hard because we aren't allowed to enter the buffet unless we pay and my friends in nursing all go there and sit and talk and sometimes review for a quiz. Maybe I...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Is nursing really stressful?
    I love working as a nurse. Yes, it was also stressful. I didn't even realize I was experiencing high levels of stress while working because I loved being at work, I loved going to work. Stress in...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  24. LVN to RN 30 Unit option in CA??
    I think that all public colleges have to offer the 30 unit LVN-RN program; however most programs discourage people from applying and often say they have no space. Here's a link to an AN thread...
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Lvn at Kaplan college sacramento
    I think I was told within a few days. When I attended they had 4 start dates/yr and if you didn't get in on this round, you get a seat the next time. Try not to worry....[emoji3]
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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