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    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to get some professional advice. I have currently worked on an oncology unit for 1 year. The nurse educator tells a few coworkers and myself that it's time to get certified to administer chemo. Im thinking she was going to offer a class prior to us taking the exam but she said no. Instead she hands us the ONS chemo/bio book and tell us it's open book and that she will provide a hands on Class AFTER we pass. Well I tried to review this book and the information is overwhelming for self study. I went back and asked if there was an outline that we could use for studying, and again she said no and just said "it's open book so you will be fine. I looked on the ONS website, and while there seems to be no site courses offered anymore, there are online ones but never offered to us. Nurses who been on the unit longer state that they had a class prior to testing, but here I am feeling as if I'm winging it which is not safe for the patient or my nursing license. I'm very close to resigning over this. Any thoughts?

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    Hello Nurse

    What are some of the best Home health agencies to work for in the Chicago area ? I know that there are a ton of agencies around, but not all of them are considered to be good....Thanks

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    Hello all,
    I start my critical care course next week and looking through our textbook has me terrified! Any tips to successfully get through this course? Thanks

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    Anyone know of any home health agencies in Chicago that do nurse visits? I'm looking to do this as an Lpn while finishing my last year of BSN. Thanks!

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    Thanks for responding! Lmbo at your post! You are definitely correct regarding the pay for techs...it has increased but only to 12.50 per hour. I was surprised as well when they offered me the position. I was going to take it anyway just to gain some experience, however i had to declinenit because their orientation for techs is 2 weeks straight and I attend a Chamberlain which is a all year round BSN program so I couldnt take the time out from school. I'm a little bummed about this. So my search continues...thanks again :-)

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    Hello, I was just wondering if there was anyone out there who has applied for a student nurse position at Loyola? After applying to about a dozen student nurse positions, Loyola was the only one that called me back today! I am excited and nervous about my interview next week. My clinical instructor told me that working as a student nurse is a good way to get your foot in the door after graduation and I definitely do not want to blow it!! Has anyone worked here as a PCT before? What about other student nurse programs? Anyone have any look with getting into other hospitals?

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    Hello guys, has anyone here applied to the student nurse position at Loyola university in Maywood, Il. Has anyone actually worked here as a student nurse? Just wanted to know what to expect if hired. I have an interview next week!! I am excited as I have applied to at least a dozen student nurse positions and finally someone called me back!

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    Hello all,
    I am a currently a LPN who is completing my BSN in Chicago. I know that people who are already working in a hospital have a better chance at finding employment at their facility upon graduation. Knowing this, I feel as if im at a disadvantage because hospitals rarely hire LPN's. I currently workn in home health and have worked in LTC. These are not areas I want to work after graduation. Im willing to step back and work as a CNA while in school to get my foot in the door at a hospital, (ive worked as one before I became an LPN) but no one seems to call me back when I apply. Do you think that hospitals will not hire me as a CNA because im an LPN? I can't omit that info from my app because once they look me up in the IDPH nurse aide registry both professions come up.....hmmm frustrated! Suggestions please!!!

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    Hi, I was recently accepted into Chamberlain's BSN program for Spring 2012 semester. Just wondering if there are others out there who are starting here as well.

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    lpn2B2016 and digitiminimi like this.

    Hi all I had been meaning to respond to some of the posts regarding the scholarship but i have been so busy with work. I am a recent graduate and recepient of this scholarship and currently working out my obligation so here are the facts: It is incorrect info that IDPH chooses where you work...you can work ANYWHERE in ILLINOIS as long as it involves direct patient care because IL period is considered an area of complete nursing shortage. Secondly how many checks you recieved during the course of school determines how long you have to work for repayment...for example i was awarded 3 thus i have to work 18 months full time or 36 months part time (6 months fulltime or 1 year part time for each check received) Also, all you have to do is have your employer fill out this verification form stating that you have been employed for the allotted amount of time under the contract. Thats it thats all....Hopes this clears up any confusion!!!!

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    Thanks so much for your reponse!!! I just got licensed as a LPN so next step is BSN. I agree that ISU has a more reputable program considering that its approved in almost every state; however excelsior is not. I've spoken with multiple reps from ISU and college network so I am going to give it a try. Furthermore, I too have a great mentor from my LPN program who states she is more than willing to help me transition if I have any problems. So best of luck to us both!

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    Hello,
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    I am currently a lpn seeking to become a RN and wanted to know if there was anyone out there who is currently enrolled or completed indiana state university's lpn-bsn online program. If so can you please share some of your experiences? An online program seems like it would be great, however wondering can i really get what i need to transition from a complete online program...any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Anyone know which city college has less political hassle when it comes to getting into the nursing program? I've heard that some colleges do things that others wouldnt as far as requirements to get in. I was even told i should "befriend" someone in the nursing office prior to applying? But why should i have to go through all that? Shouldnt my grades, letters of recommendation, etc. be enough???? Anyone info from anyone who's currently in the program or recently accepted will be helpful.

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    Hi i wanted to know if there were any lpn students or new grads in chicago who applied for the bridge program and got accepted before they were actually licensed?

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    ok thanks


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