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  1. Nashima

    Does anyone do Medical Transcription?

    Hi Falon. I'm not a Medical Transcriptionist, but am also interested in taking a course. I found that Gatlin Education offers online courses through local colleges and universities via the web. For instance, the online course offered through my local university would cost $1,395 ... alot less that the price you've been quoted! Check out Gatlin at http://www.gatlineducation.com/ And if there is anything out there with transcription information, please post. I would love to hear more about this profession.
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    Lpn Student Seeking Wisdom

    Hi there! As a former Orlando Tech student, I can probably give you some suggestions. First and foremost, do not buy any books. Orlando Tech changes textbooks frequently. You will receive a list of textbooks during orientation. Seriously, do not buy ahead of schedule. Many students in my class loss cash by buying the wrong books. This program will require flexibility and patience. Trust me! I've sent you a PM, btw.
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    Is anyone else totally frustrated with CO nursing?

    I'm actually a RN student in Florida. As soon as I graduate, I intend to move to south central CO. This is why I asked. The CO boards seems pretty dead, but hopefully others will relate their experience. The trend however is not unique to CO. Even in Florida, professionals in rural area (nurses or otherwise) tend to be overworked and underpaid.
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    Is anyone else totally frustrated with CO nursing?

    Sorry to hear about your situation. Out of curiosity, what part of CO are you in? Thanks! :)
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    Indiana State Univ.

    I sent the school an inquiry message and received this response: Although the LPN-BSN Distance Learning Program is not recognized in Florida, a number of other states have been recognized or approved and we are working diligently to complete the other states. We are hoping the Florida State Board of Nursing will recognize this program soon. In the meantime, here is a little more information about the University and the College of Nursing. Indiana State University has an exclusive contract with The College Network so as to provide the study guides for the initial phase of the program. As you will see in the attached, there are three Phases to the LPN-BSN Track. Phase I are Gen Ed requirements that will need to be completed with The College Network or a local college in your area. When acquiring Gen Ed requirements, 50 credit hours need to be at a 300 or 400 level course. If you have a previous degree, some or all of the credits may transfer into the College of Nursing. After completing Phase I you then apply to Indiana State University. http://www.indstate.edu/join_us/apply.htm You will then fill out a 2nd application with the College of Nursing: http://www.indstate.edu/site/nurs/pdfs/con-admission-application-9-15-05.doc For Transfer Students, this link on the ISU website is very helpful and Steps 1 thru 13 will guide you through information you need to know as a Distance Education student: http://www.indstate.edu/distance/getstarted.html Costs for the distance program are: http://www.indstate.edu/distance/fees.html Enrollment requirements include: (due by Nov 1st for Spring Semester) (due by June 1st for Fall Semester) Ø Come in with 2.5 minimal GPA. Maintain a 2.25 GPA throughout your courses. Ø Criminal background check. (IN residents: https://secure.in.gov/apps/isp/lch/ Thru your states local State Police website. Send copy. Ø Must be licensed as a LPN. Send copy of license with line marked thru. Ø ISU Health History Form completed then fax: http://www.indstate.edu/shc/Health_Record.pdf Ø Proof of Immunizations (MMR, TB, Hep B, Tet & Dip) Ø CPR certification card. (Copy Front & Back with signature) Send copy. Ø Legal Limitations Form completed then fax: http://www.indstate.edu/site/nurs/pdfs/eligibility_for_application_for_registered-nurse-licensure-legal-limitations.pdf Ø LPNs will take the TEAS exam & achieve the cut score. You will receive your packet after registering for your first nursing course (N208) through the ISU Virtual Bookstore These entrance copies will be kept in your file at the College of Nursing/Student Affairs Office, 749 Chestnut St., Rm 328, Terre Haute, IN 47809. All nursing courses are completed online. Even though the courses are online and self-paced, they are within the traditional Fall and Spring semesters and taught by on-campus faculty members. Then clinicals will be done in the state where you reside, with a preceptor at a local facility. This link is the FAQ (frequently asked questions) for the delivery of clinical education for the LPN-BS Distance Education Track: http://www.indstate.edu/site/nurs/pdfs/faq-lpn-bs-clinical.pdf Hope this will help you in your decision. Thank you for your interest in Indiana State University and the College of Nursing. .
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    Tampa LPN Schools

    I'm not sure about Tampa, but the Florida Board of Nursing website has a list of accredited programs (ADN and PN). Check out: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/lst_trainingprograms.pdf You can also see the passing rates for the schools (2003 and 2004) at: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/lst_trainingprograms.pdf
  7. Nashima

    Powerpoint help

    I could not find anything with audio, but these websites might help: http://cel.colgate.edu/howto/powerpoint/pc/ http://www.towson.edu/users/tasulliv/istc501/powerpoint1.html http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~kaysack/powerpoint/ http://www.cyberbee.com/powerpoint.html http://www.zdnetindia.com/help/specials/powerpoint/stories/16463.html Good luck on your project!
  8. Nashima

    Is there any value in this???

    I am currently a LPN student. I recently discovered that a local community college is offering online courses through Allegra Learning Solutions (accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation). Course overviews can be found here: http://www.allegralearning.com/overview.html#GER The overviews specifically mention that certain programs are targeted towards nurses of all levels (including student and LPNs). This is where it gets tricky..... I may be able to complete the certificate program, but won't be allowed to sit for the national certification until I am an RN and meet ANCC's requirements. How valuable would it be to complete the certificate program without being able to obtain certification? How would a potential employer view this? Any assistance/clarification would be appreciated! Thanks! :)
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    Future Florida Nurse looking for a few mentors...

    From the SEIU website (http://www.seiu.org/health/issues/southflorida_spot.cfm): In January 12th, more than 500 nurses, service, and technical workers in Miami voted to join SEIU, making North Shore Medical Center the region's sixth hospital where employees have come together for a true voice in the delivery of patient care. The North Shore workers joined the rapidly growing SEIU Florida Health Care Union--which also represents hospital employees at Pan American Hospital, Cedars Medical Center, and Parkway Hospital in Miami, as well as St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach.
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    Will things get better as I get educated?

    While I agree with all the above posters, I must say this.... I love multicollinarity's blunt honesty. :) Sugar coating may make things easier to swallow/hear, but it may not help someone understand your message.
  11. Nashima

    Any former or current Valencia CC students?

    I'm taking pre-reqs on both campuses, depending on the semester/availability. I prefer east only because it is closer to home.... but any campus will do. Have to get these classes completed..... sigh. :stone