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Lurkndmurk has 1 years experience as a LPN.

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    a All these urine drug screens!!

    what?! your job charges you to get drug tested?!
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    What should I do when I am not appreciated on my unit

    I LOVE your program idea!!! My nursing program wanted to implement something similar but failed. I really hope you manage to create a positive and beneficial program- i would even venture to bring it to workplaces as well once you've got a good one running
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    Preparing to get my BSN

    If course they do. A lot of BSNs work in hospitals, corrections, nursing homes, etc. You can still do floor/bed side nursing & decline DON positions
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    What should I do when I am not appreciated on my unit

    Idk, I feel like EVERYONE should hear that they do a good job every now and then. It definitely makes me want to continue working my butt off when I know that I'm being noticed and appreciated for doing the best that I can. I actually found myself building up resentment until my boss handed out appreciative compliments. I felt like I was in the dark, not being utilized to my fullest potential and being overlooked until she finally said otherwise. I actually almost had a one on one with her because it was getting kinda bad. I think, especially when you're a brand new nurse, you need to get feedback & know that you're doing a good job. it really helped reinforced the fact that not only do i love what i do.. but i'm actually good at it. I've had patients, doctors, other nurses AND my supervisors ALL been appreciative towards me- and its definitely inspired me to keep on keepin on
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    Single mom and nursing student

    Did you end up graduating?!
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    Single Mom in Nursing School

    I had a 2 year old when starting nursing school & survived. I was in the same situation as you. No family around. Baby daddy was MIA. I heavily relied on my friends & their kids to help me with mine because I definitely had to get someone to help watch him so I could study, it was worth it IMO because whenever i did try to study or do homework with him around it would just drive us both crazy- he would want my attention & i couldnt concentrate You can get creative though. YMCA has day care for their members to drop their kids off to play while you work out- you can just chill in the locker room or whatever to study/do homework while your little one plays. You can also record lectures/search youtube videos on the subjects you are studying and listen while you play/watch your kid. I did A LOT of that whenever in a bind. You can also teach your kid these lessons. My kid learned A LOT because I learned by talking it out. He still remembers stuff I would talk to him about lol If you have a friend with a similar aged child, I would recommend inviting their kid over to play. I would actually get A LOT accomplished hw wise when I watched my BFF's daughter because my kid would have someone to play with I used to take my kid to places like monkey joes, fenced in playgrounds, etc so he could play while i tried to get stuff done. It wasnt the BEST because I still had to keep an eye on him so it was distracting, but I could get assignments done (slowly at times, but still. better than not) If you have daycare vouchers, you can always tell your daycare worker that you need time to study. WIOA helps with low income families to pay for daycare as well. There's tons of grants you can apply for as well to help pay for someone to watch your LO so you can study. I would usually get my homework done at night after my LO fell asleep, but that was just me. I liked to study during the day and knock out assignments at night unless i was certain I knew the material well enough to do homework while i had the luxury of 'alone' time Good luck! You can do it!
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    Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year

    That's like a whole years worth of Salary to some people :X
  8. One of the MOST important things I learned in school was that ITS OKAY TO CRY! We are human beings; we have feelings! You are a new grad with a LOT of responsibility and new things being thrown at you, of course you are going to feel overwhelmed! It's just natural. I think you need to give yourself a break. NO ONE IS PERFECT! You are still new. You are still learning. Dont give up!
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    Can a graduated nurse be a medical assistant ?

    I think you actually need your license to practice though.. I'm not sure you can just be an MA because you graduated nursing school
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    Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year

    why cant you do what you love AND make money?! I LOVE being a nurse, but I also need to make a living AND I want to be able to have fun in my life when I'm not at work *shrug*
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    LPN to RN woes

    You can make "adult" money while going back for your RN that's one of the reasons I got my LPN first instead of the 2 year RN program. Plus, i got to find out that this is definitely where I'm supposed to be
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    LPN to RN woes

    I just graduated my LPN program July 2019. I'm STILL mentally exhausted from that program; I made the mistake of continuing classes this semester- however, I'm taking spring semester OFF in order to refresh my mind, body & soul to prepare for the 3 semester LPN to RN program beginning in summer 2020. I'm having issues trying to motivate myself to do my LAST lab practical for my microbio class -_- every single time I open up.. I'm like.. mehhhh... I dont wanna I definitely DONT want to go back.. Nursing school literally almost made me go insane. BUT, it was also the greatest thing I ever did and I want my RN in order to open more doors & opportunities & MORE MONEY! I love being an LPN, but I know there's so much more out there as an RN. I'm greedy with nursing- I want it ALL! I've seen a lot of people decide to "take a year long break" only to wait YEARS to go back or never... Just do yourself a favor and MAKE YOURSELF DO IT. We just gotta suck it up and do it. I have a mantra of "its only one more freaking year", then (personally) I'm breaking for a year or so until I go for my BSN.
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    At current job for about a month, should I put it on my resume?

    It's usually not advisable to put down jobs that you have worked at less than a year because it can make you appear "flighty" and "wishy washy". Jobs want to know that they are going to hire someone that will stay for a long period of time. They may look at the fact that you just started a job, but looking for a new one as a bad sign. Personally, I wouldn't & just say that you took the time off of work because of school or personal reasons. I had no problems having a year long gap in my resume because I went to nursing school & took that time off to concentrate on the program. I graduated in July 2019 and didn't find a job I actually wanted until october 2019; they didn't question the gap between July-October what so ever. I'm not sure what the reason is for your gap or if you had prior nursing experience before that gap (because I didn't have nursing experience. Just like CNA experience), but this is just my personal experience.
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    Work from home as a RN

    Oh gosh... I couldn't even STUDY FOR SCHOOL with my one year old, let alone work at home the older they get, the harder it is.. they don't/cant understand at young ages that "mommy needs to concentrate and work on *blahblah*". They just want/need human contact/attention. I don't know how that is going to work out I made a rule to NEVER even attempt studying or homework at home because it would just frustrate both of us. I never really got anything accomplished and it was just a disaster. The only thing that semi-worked was taking him out to the park, but even then i was distracted having to watch him while trying to get things done Everyone is different, so are kids. Good luck! but fair warning, I highly advise against this idea
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    Med school?

    You could consider becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner as well
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    Am I too old to become a nurse?

    I definitely suggest doing community college for ADN- then find a job you love, work as an RN & a lot of employers will pay your tuition to get your BSN. Some only reimburse SOME amount of school.. but others will pay 100% if you agree to stay for a while