WOOO PIG SOOIE ARKANSAS Introductions!! - page 7

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you... Read More

  1. by   nanna1999
    I received my CNA at springdale hospital in 1967, my LPN from the old Baptist School Of Nursing in 1969, my ADN from UCA in 1972, have worked every area of the hospital since 1967. Now I am retiring from hospital nursing and going into CorVel a managed care program for disability and workman's comp insurance. bless u all who can still hit the floor in the mornings and work 12-13 hrs shifts.:spin:
  2. by   jananurse
    Hello, I'm Jana and I have been an RN since 1983 and worked OB-Level II Nursery all that time. I was a nursery nurse manager for 11 years but for the past 12 years have worked as a staff nurse on night shift (7P-7A) and LOVE it (SO much less stress)! I am at a community hospital near Little Rock and a Razorback fan!
  3. by   princess23601
    Hello everyone,
    I am a pre-nursing student. I think that this is a great idea.:spin:
  4. by   nanna1999
    glad to be back after a sabatical. went back to hospital nursing; missed patient care
  5. by   dhammond3
    BSN at the U of A on the Hill. Where we talk about getting rid of Nutt as much as we do Therapeutic Communications.
  6. by   kmedlin216
    Hi, I am a CNA from Blytheville, AR. I recently moved back to my home town from the hick town of Hardy, AR. Looks like you guys have things really going for you all. I am a night cna I work at a local hospital in the psychiatry unit. So good luck to all of you guys
  7. by   MsOptimistic
    Hello you guys!!!! Im in the Northeasten part of the state and i am currently getting ready to take the NET test and the ASSET test so that i can apply to the LPN program here in my town. I would like to know some of my fellow arkansans' experiences with these 2 tests and i would also like to know how much and LPN can make in Arkansas. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!!!
  8. by   luvanurse7731
    Hi all! I am currently an LPN in New York State. Will be moving to your lovely state in August. What is the average hrly wage or salary for an LPN in your state in an LTC setting? Thanks for any input.
  9. by   beth112476
    I am a graduaute RN from Upstate NY considering moving to MArion AR. My husband has a job opportunity in Memphis.
    What hospitals are closest to Marion?? Would I be better off looking in Memphis to work??
    I have a 2yr & 4yr old, and would like to stay out of the inner city.
    My father in law lives in Tuckerman AR, and thinks we are better off movin to AR than TN.
    Any info would be helpful
  10. by   agentarjuna
    Hi, all! I'm an accelerated, 2nd-degree BSN student in Arkansas. Nice to meet everyone!
  11. by   Preemie2RN
    Hey everybody! My name is Julie, I just graduated from the LPN prgram at Baptist and will start back to the LPN to RN on Jan. 5, 09. I work at AR Children's in the NICU and LOVE it!! I worked at Baptist for five months before starting school in Orthopedics/Med-surg, it was fun but not for me! Lot's of learning experiences though! I go to school 5 days a week and work weekend nights! UGH!! AND I have two wonderful boys and an awesome hubby to take care of!! Busy busy! Anyway I look forward to meeting some new people on here! Good luck to all, in the new year and life!!
  12. by   Megsmom8
    Just curious how it's going for you and the stress of family, work and full-time school. I went to Baptist for LPN with no job and I couldn't give much time to my kids then. Now I have an additional child who is 2 yrs old and have to go back to work. I want to fast-track also. I still have 4 sciences and an english class to complete first. I've heard that Baptist has changed their program somewhat and is it true you can now get an associate degree along with pell grant there now? Also the LPN program used to be about 2-3 days a week the first 5-6 months and then the last 6-7 months 5 days a week due to all the clinicals. Has that changed?
  13. by   scrappymom
    Hi! I live in western Arkansas, and am just starting nursing school @ UAFS. Am so GLAD to see this Arkansas forum! I would really appreciate any & all advice you all can give me about the nursing profession - from school to jobs, experience, etc. I'm 45 & starting a new career, so I'm not sure how many years I can afford to spend in school. But I do feel I have a little 'experience' in the nursing field: for the past 18+ yrs, I've been primary caregiver to my multi-handicapped son, who has a severe seizure disorder, among other things. Also, my husband was dx'd almost 3 yrs. ago with Cirrhosis and has had 2 strokes, along with high blood pressure and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I take care of him.
    I do have questions, because at my age, I don't want to spend a lot of $$ and years in school, only to find that I've chosen the wrong career path. At the moment, nursing seems to be a natural choice for me, and sounds like a perfect fit.

    1. Is there a nursing shortage in our state? (and if so, does that include all types of nurses - CNAs, LPNs, RNs, etc.)
    2. How long did it take you to get jobs after graduation?
    3. Is it possible for a new ADN grad to get a job in a hospital or clinic? (without knowing someone)

    I look forward to hearing your answers, comments & your own experiences. Thanks!