Published Mar 16, 2003
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Thanks Zander and Randall. I really hear ya on the BSN route but I just cannot go that route for financial reasons. Taking time out to do the ADN route is hard enough and I just really have to try to find the best way possible to juggle my dreams with my family responsibilities. Oh if only I was rich!
Good luck to you Lisa - sounds like you and I are in the same boat - I am pretty anxious about making the leap and giving up the full time pay and jumping into the program. YIKES!
Thanks all for writing - looks like there are alot of us non-traditionals out there!
Sorry it's been so long! I just finished all my clinicals at St. Joe's last week, had an APA style paper and presentation to do complete with power point in nutrition, my second med/surg test and a case study with presentation to do within the last week.
2nd semester is going great. :chuckle
Can anyone of you who are in the Atlanta area please let me know what the starting pay is for an LPN or an RN. I have called and emailed several hospitals along with the Georgia board of nursing and it seems to be some type of top secret information. Can you please tell me if the shortage has affected this area also. I went down for a visit recently and it seemed as if no one was in dire needs of nurses.
From my discussions with recruiters, I have heard starting is approximately between $18 and $19/hour base for RN's. I don't know about LPN's as I've never asked.
Yes, they need nurses.
Your week sounds like mine! I am only at my second time at Crawford Long (tomorrow)....and in the middle of banging my head against the wall doing the care plan. Please tell me you don't have to do care plan's twice a week during the second semester!! LOL
How was St. Joe's. That is the site I want for next semester.
I am planning on taking Nutrition online in the Fall.
Back to the grind.....since it is midnight and I am leaving the house at 5 AM!!
Hey guys! You're making me homesick - grew up in ATL (Stone Mtn actually) and now live in AL. Do any of you have clinicals at Grady?
szccdw - here's a link for you:
Thanks for the information. Greatly appreciated.
Glad to be of service!
Hey Izzy.......Haven't done any Grady Clinicals. Always wanted to but now that I am actually doing clinicals downtown, I am not so sure about that!! LOL
Are you an RN in Alabama?
St. Joe's was UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME! I learned more in the first 3 hours I was there than the entire first semester clinicals combined. And, NO, you do NOT have to do 2 care plans a week.
Clinicals were Wed,Thurs and we went on Tues to get the info (like you do), but instead of all those pages of prep sheets (erickson's stages, education readiness, etc...) we just had to do the last page: Current health problem, patho of problem, labs....that page. We also only had to do it on one patient even when we started caring for more in the middle of clinicals. Then, at the end of the semester, we did ONE case study of a patient we thought was interesting to take care of. It's sort of a narrative care plan, except you've already done everything and it's reCALL instead of reSEARCH. MUCH easier.
And, YES YES YES YES YES...take nutrition online. It's absurd what we have to do in class for the 1 credit hour. Others in my 3313 class have told me that online was really easy and everyone got an "A".
Good luck and those care plans get much easier each time you do them.
Too bad you can't see me jumping up and down for joy about the care plans! Lol.......if I never hear about another Nursing Theorist it will be too soon.
I heard that St. Joe's was great! Who was your clinical instructor.
I did my Holistic Check-off today, pulled Vitals, and got a 100!!
I am soooo glad this week was over. One checkoff down, one to go!
Patho test next Tues! Never seems to stop!
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