UGAnurse414 731 Views
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Hello all....I am applying to a bridge program and the school requires that I take the NLN ACE-1 exam. I can't find any study guides for this. Don't know if I'm looking in the wrong places or searching for the wrong book. But I'm going to have to take it probably in April or May. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! Thanks!!!
Well it totally depends on where you work. I am a LPN and work on a busy med-surg floor. I've been out of school almost a year and am starting Excelsior very soon for my RN. The only difference b/w RN and LPN on MY floor is that LPN's can't access central lines and PICC lines, and there are a few meds we aren't allowed to give IV push. Other than that, we do the EXACT same job for LESS pay. But, I wouldn't change my career path for one minute. I got so much clinical experience during nursing school and didn't feel like a fish out of water when I started working full-time. Paperwork load is the same for RN's and LPN's on my floor. I think the big difference with paperwork is when you go work for a nursing home or home health. But, I'm sure more experienced nurses could shed more light on the subject. If you decide to get your LPN first, you won't regret it, I would just recommend working on a good med-surg floor for a year before starting your RN.
This was an issue recently on my med-surg floor. One of the nurses
received this pt whose BP in the ER had been 220/110's at points and the MD wanted to send her up to us anyway...as our charge nurse said "they're not really worried b/c her BP runs high anyway." So the patient gets to our floor in extreme pain and n/v...iv infiltrates...bp goes sky high again after getting labetolol, hydralazine, and other bp meds in the ER. Our charge nurse is still not all that concerned and neither is the MD!! So you had 3 LPN's in this patients room trying to get new IV access and get the pt calmed down all at the same time the charge nurse is up front working on "chart checks"! We finally had enough and got our nursing supervisor involved and after 4-5 hours of the high BP issue the patient was transferred to ICU, which is where she should have went in the first place and been on some type of drip to get that BP under control. I swear, I am surrounded by idiots at times!
Can I take NC 1 before I apply to EC? B/c I can go all the way through almost registering for the exam and the computer doesn't stop me. I know I can take it before I pay the enrollment fee. Just wondering about the other! Thanks in advance for comments!
Hello! I am thinking about getting an nclex book to help supplement my studies for EC....working on NC 1....just wanted to some thoughts about which ones have been helpful to people out there. Thanks in advance!
I'm new to this site....so hello! I'm also a new LPN - less than one year. I am starting to think about how I want to pursue my RN. I ran across a website called Kaylim Career Center. They offer what seems to be excelsior nursing classes in 4 week spans and I know they offer CPNE workshops, but their website doesn't offer much info. I requested info from their site, but I was wondering if anyone on here from GA knows anything about it that could help me out!
Thanks in Advance!!
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