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K8TRN has 13 years experience as a RN.

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  1. LPN to new grad RN pay

    I recently graduated with my RN in May and started a job at a children's hospital in CT in August. I was an LPN for 12 years before I graduated. I worked in LTC, homecare, a doctors office, psych unit and most recently, detox. I live in CT and hav...
  2. I have been a nurse for a little over 8 years and in that time have worked a variety of shifts, but worked overnights for about 4 years. My schedule was always 2-3 nights on, 1 night off, 2-3 nights on, 2-3 nights off and so on. I started a new job...
  3. CT-CCNP 2018

    Has anyone been taken off the waitlist at Capital?
  4. Safe Staffing: How Does Your Workplace Stack Up?

    I'm an LPN and I work in Massachusetts in a skilled nursing facility. I am per diem so I float to all units and I primarily work 3-11. On the locked dementia unit there is one nurse to 32 patients, on the LTC unit one nurse to 32 patients or two nu...
  5. CT-CCNP 2018

    I work with someone who was #43 on the waiting list for Capital two years ago and she got in! She said a lot of people use it as a back up school when applying to BSN programs.
  6. CT-CCNP 2018

    I completely agree! I have been an LPN for 7 years and it would really help if they did take into account any previous degrees and healthcare experience. STCC does and I applied there last year and got in but stupidly did not go because I wanted to ...
  7. CT-CCNP 2018

    I completely agree! I am an LPN and I got into the program at STCC last year but stupidly decided not to go because I wanted to do a bridging program and STCC does not have one. They take into account experience and don't have this lottery BS.
  8. CT-CCNP 2018

    60 out of 70 on waiting list for Capital, not feeling good about my chances. Going to apply to Greenfield Community College, their deadline is June 15th for LPN's to start in the fall.