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PRican

PRican CNA

LTC, Rehab, Vascular Telemetry, Med Surg
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PRican has 5 years experience as a CNA and specializes in LTC, Rehab, Vascular Telemetry, Med Surg.

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  1. PRican

    Failed out of nursing school

    Hello everyone, I failed out of LPN school after one semester (last fall semester). I took this Spring semester off to deal with the failure (thank goodness I did with the COVID-19 situation). Since failing out, I honestly don't know what to do. I struggled during nursing school and it was a horrible experience for me. My classmates were outperforming me with things like head-to-toe assessments and understanding the nursing process. But yet, I passed nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, nursing fundamentals clinical, and med surg clinical. I failed my Med Surg class by exactly 0.1 point! Now I am forced to wait a full year at this college. And if I fail again, then I'm out for good. And because this college is in the same state college system, I also won't be able to go to any those schools either unless I go to one of those for-profits schools that I KNOW I can't afford. I'm at a crossroads on what to do. I'm 32 years old and I have been trying to get into nursing school since my 20s. Then I finally get in just to fail out. If I had chosen another major, I would of already graduated with a Bachelors degree years ago instead of still working as a CNA. I'm tried of working as a CNA and I want to move up in my career. I got accepted into the medical assisting program for this Summer semester, but of course it is nothing compared to nursing. Should I throw in the towel and accept that nursing isn't for me? Or am I being too hard on myself and should I try it again?
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    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    I re-applied for the Fall semester after I received my rejection letter, but then I ended up transferring to Southern Crescent Tech and got accepted into their LPN program this fall! Congrats to everyone who got in!
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    chamberlain 2019

    I did get accepted to the school awhile back, but I choose not to because it is so expensive. I got accepted into the LPN program at Southern Crescent Tech for this fall and accepted my seat. I wish you all the best of luck getting into nursing school!
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    Hello, any medical assistant out there?

    I am a medical assistant. And it sounds like the school she is attending is scamming her big time. She should of went to a community or technical college. Even though they allowed her to get her education without a high school diploma, most doctor's offices will require a high school diploma for employment. Wow that "school" sounds shady.
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    Leaving the hospital

    I currently work at the hospital as a tech and I am unhappy. I have my reasons why. Before I got a job at the hospital, I worked in LTC for over three years and I loved it. But the work was becoming too much on my body and decided to go to the hospital. I work in well-known, corporate hospital in my area. The things that they are doing on my unit is ridiculous. I feel like I am doing the job of the nurse and the unit secretary, which I think is unfair and possibly unsafe. Plus, they want us to follow a "script" when talking with patients and management is constantly going behind us when talking with the patients. I feel like they are more concerned about meeting certain numbers on their charts and graphs to satisfy the "big wigs." I have been floated to other units and they don't do half of what our unit does. I wish I could transfer units, but I am unable to because the lab got me wrote up for sending down a specimen improperly on a patient that went AMA. The hospital's policy is that after a write up, you are unable to transfer jobs for a year since the date of the write-up. I refuse to stay at this unit for another year. I am so miserable. I was offered this amazing opportunity to work as a Med Tech in assisted living. I already started working and I am enjoying it. I am back to working with my favorite population as well. I will be turning in my two-weeks notice today with the hospital and I am so relieved. I was wondering if any of you have left the hospital and went back to working with the elderly?
  6. I just accepted into Chamberlain and I was wondering if anyone else got in? I'm very excited to start in January 2019!
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    chamberlain 2019

    Now that I have taken the HESI, I will tell you my experience. At Chamberlain, they weigh heavily on the English and the Math sections than anything else. I wouldn't stress too hard on the sciences. Just primarily focus on the English and Math. I passed with a 77 just by scoring high on the English and Math sections.
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    chamberlain 2019

    Yes, there are deadlines but it depends on what term you plan on attending. Chamberlain does not have any prerequisites. Once you are accepted, you are automatically a nursing student and can take your core classes while being one. Yes, they have summer applications. By the way, I passed the HESI with a 77 and I got accepted into Chamberlain!
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    chamberlain 2019

    I haven't taken the exam yet. I was told that it is an untimed test. I went to the advisor and scheduled the exam for November 17th. As far as studying it, I was told to use the apps and look up HESI questions online like on quizlet. But I also bought the HESI study guide to bush up on my sciences.
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    chamberlain 2019

    I'm meeting up with an advisor today to begin the process. I plan on starting as soon as possible. I don't want to waste anymore time than I already did. I will let you guys know how it went.
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    chamberlain 2019

    Well I didn't get into the LPN program so I plan on getting the BSN.
  12. PRican

    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    Thank you. I'm thinking about skipping the LPN route altogether and going for the BSN.
  13. PRican

    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    I did not get in. Congratulations to those who got in. I'm excited for you all!!
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    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    My worst subject was the English language and grammar section followed by Science. But I have to wait a year to re-take the test since I took it twice already. My advisor said that I could stand a chance just by getting a 65 on the TEAs test. But of course, anything higher than that will definitely increase your chances.
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    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    I'm sure you will get in because you got a high score on the TEAs test. I can only dream of scoring a 82 on the TEAs test. Any pointers on how I can get a higher score? I have a B in both A&P and Diet and Nutrition. Everything else I got A's in. I took the Medical Terminology for extra points. I'm considering taking Pharmacology. I'm afraid that I won't get in because of my TEAs test score.
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    Chattahoochee Tech LPN Spring 2019

    Thanks for posting! I'm glad someone else is applying as well. The wait is so nerve-wrecking. If you don't mind me asking... How are your grades? What did you score on the TEAs test? I'm annoyed that I wasted money on that Diet/Nutrition class. Maybe they will give extra points to the people who already took the class, like they did with the medical terminology class....at least I hope.