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    Agree with the statement about not trusting Uber, Lyft. Relative uses these to get to and from work and has been stranded more than once, yet they say that is preferable to being stranded because of the bus system.

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    Sour Lemon likes this.

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    I used to live there. There was even a two year wait for a job bagging groceries ...and you only got paid in tips, no wages beyond that. I would love to work as a nurse in Landstuhl, but yeah ...not happening.
    Oh, yeah those commissary grocery bagging jobs were like the pot of gold. My husband worked for the DIO office in Kaiserslautern and oversaw a bunch of that stuff. He used to pull what little hair he had left out every month dealing with it. I loved our apartment in Miesau and would go back to the area in a minute if I could swing it.

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    Many times the school does not know if a clinical site is going to come through at all much less any of the details. If the school does not know until the last minute, you can't expect them to be able to guess and give that information to the students.

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    tami2017 likes this.

    Sometimes it is not so easy to find another case when times are hard. My area has not had a lot of work for a very long time. Nurses who have good cases keep them and nurses who have bad cases keep those too because they need the paycheck. But you really have to decide for yourself how much bs you are willing to tolerate and for how long.

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    Contact information and dates of information sessions are listed on the nursing department websites. Make your appointments online or by phone. You might even be able to talk to someone by just showing up in person at a reasonable time, but it would be better to make an appointment.

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    Sour Lemon and meanmaryjean like this.

    ABSN programs are tough for those with no outside responsibilities. You would do well to limit your consideration to traditional programs. And be very wary to keep your personal life out of the spotlight if you want to avoid unnecessary added strife.

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    tami2017 likes this.

    The point is that you should have had the conversation at the start of the case. Not necessary to ask permission every time, each and every day. If, or when, the parents renege on their initial requirements, and it gets to be too much, time to get another case. Don't allow unreasonable people to make your work life miserable, shift in and shift out.

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    Penelope_Pitstop likes this.

    Wish the OP would have updated this. Can't believe they would have let the situation just slide.

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    You can't unring the bell that someone gave it to you. The only way to keep your name out of the list of the guilty is to give the drive to your instructor. Unfortunately you will still run the risk of being blamed for something. Glad I'm not in your shoes at this point.

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    Contact the nursing advisor for each of the programs you list for an impromptu chat, or attend the information sessions. Glean what information is available on the program websites. Last, if not least, apply anyway and see what happens. No matter what your record, you have to apply before you can be accepted or rejected. And as previously mentioned, don't rule out community college programs.

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    It'sYaGirlK likes this.

    Unless you attended an LPN program at a community college where your grades are part of your community college transcript, there is no way for an RN program to know about your LPN academic record. Do not let that hold you back. Start off at a community college with the prerequisite courses for the RN programs that you plan on applying to, and know that you have a chance at an academic fresh start.

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    Civilian nursing jobs in military hospitals are not easy to come by. Kind of surprised when a new military wife seems to think she can just appear on the scene and a job will be waiting for her when people have been waiting in the system forever for those coveted spots. I would not even waste my time unless I thought I was very highly qualified and I had a long, long time to wait through the process.

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    Sour Lemon likes this.

    Anecdotally, I've read that LVN/LPN to RN bridge programs are not the be all, end all they were in the past. Your post mentions "transfer", and "advanced placement". My understanding is that both of those are descriptive of students leaving their program in good standing. It sounds as if someone might have erred somewhat on the side of telling you what they thought you would feel better hearing at the time, rather than a reality that is more grim. At any rate, good luck in finding a new program.

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    Wiggly Litchi likes this.

    Try going to the nearest IRS office in person with proper ID. It is amazing what you can get in person if you luck out and get a positive attitude employee. It is worth a try and will certainly save you weeks of waiting.

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    ICUman and Kitiger like this.

    Have you considered civilian nurse working in military hospital complex overseas?. Example is Landstuhl Hosp in Kaiserslautern Germany. Jobs are very competitive to get hired though.


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