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    Hey guys, I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I'm a brand new nurse, working in the CTVU at St. Joseph in good old Lexington. I originally went to UK in 98 and got a Psych degree, worked retail management for a few years, then went to LCC (now Bluegrass) in 2005 to get my ADN. I am about as green as they get, but I freaking love what I do. Hope everyone is having a great week!

    Aaron

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    Quote from wt2001
    I work in a LTC facility that is sending the LPN's through a class so that we can do IV pushes.
    Our LPN's can do that too...makes life a whole lot easier. It's not exactly rocket science, unless you're like the unfortunate RN at Saint Joseph all those years ago that pushed Potassium instead of saline. Gotta double check those labels!

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    That's outstanding. By all means, I highly encourage you to apply. Yes, our program is very competitive. Be sure that you have taken all the prerequisites within the last 7? years. (I think it's 7.) Also, they look very highly at ACT/NLN scores. There is a book out about Test Success for Nursing Students that is one of the NSG 115 books available in the bookstore, which I would highly recommend if you are weak at all in testing, as everything in nursing (besides clinicals obviously) is multiple choice. I would also recommend applying to EKU's program as well just to cover your bases. They have a really good program, and a lot of people don't realize that they have an ADN. Hope all is well with you.

    Aaron

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    Hmm...I hear you that things are kind of rough. We're just seriously thinking this thing over, and not going to make any rash decisions. I am thinking that after I get through school in a year, about taking a travel nurse assignment (once I get the needed experience) and then seeing if I can nudge my way out there.

    We hear you loud and clear that you guys are having a rough time..and hope it gets better. We're just seriously in love with all that beautiful landscape, hiking, etc.. Who knows...only time will tell.

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    Hello everyone, I am a second year RN student in Central Kentucky. My partner and I just went to Kauai for two wonderful weeks. It was my first time on the island, his 6th. (Well actually 5th, he went once to the Big Island, but now I'm splitting hairs.) Anyway, we're thinking that we are going to set up a 4 year plan towards moving there, because it was amazing, and there's really not a lot tying us down here. We thought with my going into nursing, finding a job shouldn't be that difficult. He is in IT, so those jobs are usually in demand too, but I could support us until he got one, etc.

    We're just wondering what moving to the islands will be like, and what sorts of hoops I will have to jump through to get a job there. (Sure hoping that whole strike thing gets sorted out soon....crossing my fingers for you guys..we waved at you a couple weeks ago in Lihue.)

    Aaron

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    Hello, I am a RN student, not an LPN, but I believe I can help you out somewhat anyway. I work at the VAMC in Lexington, where we employ several LPN's on my floor. The way I understand it, at least in our facility, is that the LPN's can administer meds, injections, take glucose readings, insert feeding tubes and NG's, install IV's, and give IV pushes. LPN's (at our facility) cannot administer medications through a central line (different from a PICC), cannot reset the medication in a PCA, and do not do assessments. I could be seriously mistaken on some of this, but this is what I have observed so far. Hope it helps.



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