what not to ask at orientation - page 2

true comment: a prospective future lvn asked the head instructor for the lvn program "do we have to be certified in first aid also?" it was this person's 5th time trying to get into the lvn program -... Read More

  1. by   hello_nurse_mel
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Right, which is why i don't feel it was right for this person to be made fun of for asking that question.
    First, Thank You Everyone for replying to this post. Sorry it took so long for me to answer your comments (computer was down). Any way, the instructor said that we needed to be cert in CPR prior to entering LVN program then this person asked her question (the program I went through, we also were taught 1st aid 1st semester - instructor had just finished telling us this) I'm sooo sorry for making initial comment out of text.
  2. by   LadyT618
    Well now it makes a whole lotta sense!!
  3. by   nursescar
    Quote from LPN01112005
    We had to be CPR certified prior to starting our nursing classes, too. It was mandatory prior to starting our first clinical rotation in our first quarter of basic nursing. It had to remain in effect until we graduated also. So, if anyone's expired prior to graduation, they had to get recertified before going to clinical.
    Well..... how about this one____ a MD who didn't know or was certifed in CPR!
  4. by   greenspreengs
    When I was in nursing school this was all covered in the first semester, and NOBODY was allowed to touch a patient until the instructors gave us the go ahead. They made sure we were certified to their standards(which afterwards I came to realize was actually more stringent than the "publicly available" certifications!