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  2. Hi everyone. So, I've been a CNA for 3 years, and I also got my CMA license 1 year ago. I've worked as a CNA for the past 3 years. I'm starting a full-time LPN program in a couple weeks. The LPN program is just 8 months long, and it is very intense and busy. During the program, I don't want to work as a CNA. I just want to focus on school. Also, I received financial aid, and I don't have a financial need to work while in school. So, I don't want to work as a CNA during the LPN program. Also, I feel like it is unnecessary to work as a CNA during the LPN program because the LPN program has clinicals every week. So, is not working during the LPN program a good idea so that I can focus on school more and get better grades?
  3. Futurenurse319

    Mercy College NY ABSN Fall 2020

    This is also happening to me, maybe because we are recently admitted?
  4. Davey Do

    You know you're a Covid nurse when:

    Yeah, NurseBlaq- I'm having difficulty visualizing the disposable underwear under the pillowcase, when it seems to be more of a prudent move to wear the the disposable underwear over the pillowcase due to the elasticity.
  5. Hi everyone I just wanted a little information on Hudson county community college LPN program. I am starting fall semester and just wanted a little information about the program. I wanted to make sure I am on the right track
  6. ItsNae

    CCRI Spring 2021

    I just finished another class for Summer session So my GPA points went up so my points are 192.2. I’m so nervous but excited!
  7. mscourtneyabril

    Bishop State Fall 2019

    I was accepted into William Carey University and the University of Arkansas (UARK) LPN to BSN program - its CCNE accredited. But I'm going to go to UARK since its cheaper than William Carey.
  8. Dr.Naija_Queen

    Where can acute care pediatric nps practice

    I'm an FNP who has primarily practiced in pediatric subspecialties both inpatient and outpatient. I currently work in a pediatric pulmonary clinic. I mainly see patients with asthma, allergies, and cystic fibrosis. Occasionally, I do have to admit kiddos to the hospital when their conditions worsen. Due to the concensus model and my passion for learning I have enrolled in an acute care pediatric post cert program. Prior to enrolling I discussed my preference for practicing in outpatient peds pulm with my program director. She advised me that given my current certification, getting certified as a PNP-AC would be best. I checked the PNCB website which also stated that PNP-ACs can work in outpatient specialty clinics. I was told by a few PNP-PC colleagues that PNP-ACs can only work inpatient settings or the ER. Although I've been advised by faculty, I'm kind of confused. Would I be able to continue practicing in my current role with a PNP-AC or should I change to PNP-PC? I thought PNP-PCs mainly do out patient primary care. I welcome your thoughts.
  9. nursinghopeful18

    Bishop State Fall 2019

    What program if you don’t mind me asking?!
  10. Nurse SMS

    No Job Yet

    If you need to pay your bills, you need a job. It's going to take a while no matter what. Start applying anywhere and everywhere. If something opens up where you are in the meantime, great, but if it doesn't, you will be glad you didn't wait to begin applying elsewhere. New grad jobs are hard to find right now, so hit the ground running.
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  12. Nurse SMS

    Why is nursing not working out for me?

    Go ahead and apply for the full time position. If you give proper notice you won't be burning any bridges.
  13. Nurse SMS

    Switching Careers from Nursing because I hate it so much

    You can bail if you want. Just make sure you do the math and weigh that out. You won't qualify for government assistance on another degree and your parents are likely tapped out. The cost of financing a different degree plan can be enormous and take a lifetime to pay off. I would advise that before you jump out of nursing and into some other unknown, which you might or might not hate just as much, that you investigate all the other ways your degree can work for you outside of inpatient care. Best of luck.
  14. HelloNurse80

    Hired as a PNP, forced to work as an RN

    I did not work there as a nurse. It's a hospital system that has urgent care clinics. I worked at several departments in the hospital throughout the years. But I never worked at urgent care. From what I've heard they have asked previous nurse practitioners to work as RNs, they all said no. Dummy me said yes initially, although they never trained me to work there, and now they're not letting me say no.
  15. KellyICURN

    UAB 2021

    I’ve requested to join!
  16. CrunchRN

    Your Thoughts on COVID-19 Vaccine

    Interesting news about the vaccine in Russia this morning. Of course, I do not believe "transparency" is anything we can count on from them unfortunately.
  17. CrunchRN

    Hired as a PNP, forced to work as an RN

    Did you work as a nurse prior to getting your PNP? Seems weird that they would pay an NP salary for an RN position unless it was just until they could hire a nurse.
  18. HelloNurse80

    Hired as a PNP, forced to work as an RN

    Well, my mortgage can't take a resignation on principle....so I am aggressively looking for another position.
  19. chuckie3571

    Graduating April 2020.. Navy Next?

    This thread was started quite a bit a go but if you are still interested in Navy nursing and would like some questions answered I could probably help answer some of those questions. I am currently an active duty nurse with the Navy and have been in for 2 years now.
  20. macawake

    Your Thoughts on COVID-19 Vaccine

    The safe vs unsafe queastion is why we have several phases of drug trials. (Well safety and efficacy). Generally speaking I’m very pro-vaccine and the world desperately needs one for SARS-CoV-2. I don’t think that the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 will mutate faster than vaccines can be made. Once a vaccine has successfully passed through the trial phases and been approved I will in all likelihood take it. The only caveat is that the research process is transparent and that I don’t suspect that corners have been cut and prestige of ”being first” has been a major factor. Let’s just say that I won’t be standing first in line for this one until it’s been properly evaluated. https://www.dw.com/en/russia-registers-worlds-first-coronavirus-vaccine-putin-announces/a-54524385
  21. TheDementiaNurse

    Barriers to SNF and ALF improvements

    Staffing ratios are the most critical element in providing the care residents deserve. Dress it up any way you want to, but it takes time to provide good care. How many times have we been trained to provide a care model that we can't deliver on due to staffing constraints? This is fuel for burnout. We know what practices lead to the best outcomes for residents. But our daily assignment is too large to include those practices in our care. Then "the system" tells us we are to blame for not doing what we know is best for residents. One of the biggest barriers to sane staffing is competition for admissions. As facilities pop up on every street corner, the struggle to fill beds is on. Bells and whistles are what many consumers respond to. When facilities compete for admissions, eye candy works. More elaborate decor and available amenities than the facility down the street bring in admissions. Beautiful buildings and special services cost money to create and to maintain. A lot of money. Where does that money come from in the business model of long-term care? It comes straight out of the staffing budget. Personnel is the biggest cost factor in running any facility. So when a huge loan payment is due every month, where do businesses cut to remain profitable? Staffing. And staffing ratios drive the quality of long term care in a big way.
  22. knalvarado

    CCRI Spring 2021

    what are your points? im also applying this year with CNA points but I got a b on one pre req class. how was the hessi ?
  23. Savannah Calamita

    UCONN 2021

    Hoping the best for you! ahh august 29th😓 hope we hear back soon! thank you for the info though appreciate it! good luck everyone.
  24. bamafire796

    Clinical Patient Logs

    I am about to begin my last semester of FNP school and I'd like to make it as smooth as possible. Even at the end of the program, I am still trying to find ways to manage my time better. How do you guys manage your time for the patient logs that we have to input each week? We use Typhon and all of the patient logs for the week are due by Sunday evening. When do you do them? How many do you have to do each week? How can I speed up the process? Thank You,
  25. babyNP.

    Hired as a PNP, forced to work as an RN

    I would be looking for a new job. They don’t see you as a provider
  26. instax_

    CSULB Spring 2021

    I actually have a question about this! I applied to CSULB's SON twice already for the traditional basic BSN program way back then. I am currently attending an ADN program and will be graduating in 2021 and am interested in applying for the ADN to BSN program. I was wondering if I would still be eligible to apply since it is for a different program or if the two time application rule would still apply in my case? I'm not sure who to contact about this since the last time I applied Monalisa Ward was their admissions coordinator. I'm not sure if she is still working there.
  27. Hi, just want to create a topic for ppl going to RN-BSN in CSU. I applied for F & LB since August 1. CSUF specifically said that don’t send in transcripts till I got the CWID. So still waiting ... anyone in the same situation? I wonder if I can go to school and hand the transcripts to them directly to make sure they’ve got it or they only trust it if send directly by my schools? 🤔
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