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Eltk1219 ADN, LVN, RN

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Eltk1219 has 12 years experience as a ADN, LVN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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    RN to BSN Pre-reqs

    Who has taken the literature Pre-req?? Just wondering if I should go through UTA or a community college like TCC? I’m so not looking forward to having to take it. How many books must we read through out the class?
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    Excelsior ADN to UTA BSN

    Has anyone gone through Excelsior College for your ADN then UTA for your RN to BSN? I’m wondering how the credits transfer and if there were many classes your had to retake? I can’t seem to find anything that will give me an idea of how Excelsior credits transfer at all
  3. I just passed the NCLEX and my RN is verifiable on the BON site. I am looking for an RN job and currently still at my LVN job. When I notified my practice manager of my valid RN license and asked who I needed to notify to have it updated in the system I was told that no one needed to be notified because I was still going to be working under my LVN while at my current office. I have not found anything on the BON site regarding this and have a call into them but am waiting the 5-7 days to get a callback but this does not sound correct to me. I know according to the state that I am held accountable to the highest level of education/licensure so I would think it would need to be documented that I have my RN license. Does anyone know anything about this? I don't trust my manager for multiple reasons and am trying to cover my ***.
  4. I was hoping to get some advice. I have been an LVN for 11 years and just finished my ADN program and will be taking boards end of November or December. I live in the Dallas Fort Worth Area where a majority of the hospitals are magnet and want RN-BSN. I currently work for a large network of hospitals and offices that offer tuition reimbursement as long as you agree to work 1 year after they pay you. I am wanting to get in the NICU somewhere but can't at my current company being an ADN. I'm facing the dilemma of staying with my current company and working in a UCC or specialist office but getting reimbursed or hopefully finding a level 2 or 3 NICU that will take a new ADN and start working my way up to a level 4 once I go back for my BSN.
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    Texas jurisprudence exam

    What stuff should you review for this? I didn’t take it before my LVN license
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    Excelsior and Texans

    I’m in Grapevine. Just passed the CPNE 2 weeks ago.
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    I'm baaaaaccccckkkkkk

    Happy to see your back. I followed your cpne post and was so upset for you when I heard and to see you go. Sometimes disconnecting is the best medicine bc I see now how the cpne totally takes over your life (I'm on the wait list now). Would love to hear your story when your ready to share and of course any tips you have.
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    Older kids and shots

    I just began working in a pediatricians office in January and my experience before includes GI (18 & up) and Allergy & Asthma. Does anyone have any tips for helping with older kids who are getting shots? right now is usually 11 year olds who are the most troublesome but I know going into fall and flu shots will bring more older kids that aren't as easy to handle as the little ones. Most of the time the parents do help but there is a point where you can't hold them down anymore. What can be said to reassure them that it will only hurt for a second and without sounding rude that they have to get the shots before they leave.
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    Getting ready for excelsior CPNE

    Kristy_p Is the prep course on location or something you can do at home? I'll be testing in the next 6-8 months (estimate) and definitely feel like I need something like this. Also, did you do the 1 day skills class through Excelsior? Was it helpful?
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    Any tips for FCCA 1 final??? I have to take the test by next Sunday (August 20) and I'm getting nervous. I'm not totally sure what to expect.
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    Percussion question

    I am currently an LVN and RN student through Excelsior. Since becoming an LVN I have worked in an office setting only, Allergy & Asthma and now GI. Physical assessments are not something I do on a regular basis and want to know how often percussion is actually done by the RN? Percussion makes me quite nervous since there are many different sounds, etc. The physician I work for does it during every assessment and I know will be willing to let me observe and likely practice. Thanks in advance
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    Excelsior and Texas - All good now

    So good to know especially since I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in the ADN program. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I didn't know there was a chance of it changing recently (my reading extent outside of my school, helping my son and what I must do for my job is non-existant these days). Where do you keep up with your info? ANy specific websites, newsletters, etc?

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