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  1. Should it be called the nurses’ station or the CNAs’ station?
  2. JJBookman

    Killing them or helping them?

    You love her about that? You love seeing or knowing that a patient suffered in pain and agony because the uneducated, irrational, naive nurse refused to give comfort meds per ordered? Just the thought is pissing me off. There is a reason why there’s a doctors order for this patient to be on hospice, not never mind the family/pt agreed to Hospice. What you coworker did was neglectful and unacceptable and she should be be reported, If not, fired. You can even say what she did was abuse, not just neglect and inattentiveness.
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    Male LPNs and LPN job opportunities.

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau: While 3.2 million (91 percent) nurses are female, only 330,000 (9 percent) are male.Feb 9, 2016 Fastaff › blog › male-nursing-statistics. LPNs can work in doctors offices, in travel nursing, rehabilitation centers, home health, in grade school and high schoolS, outpatient clinics, hospitals, SNFs, private duty, organ procurement coordinator, MDS, phone triage, state prisons, veterans administration hospitals, LTach, Aesthetics, psychiatric hospital/clinics, an educator, retirement home, assisted living facilities, development centers, adult day care, etc.
  4. Man, I would be my pleasure to Work as a screener, porter, launderer, stocker, etc. and still be getting paid the same pay rate. I roll my eyes at ppl who say, “oh, you’ll lose your nursing skills if you don’t yada yada yada”.
  5. Several nurses take it upon themselves to withhold their meds, not document anything, Or not call the attending (or not tell the provider when they visit). and many of them incorrectly call any related medication “BP meds” even though many of these particular meds don’t tank blood pressure or heart rate in the first place. Yet, Many of the residents have been on their medications for Years, but they think if they give it to them It’ll harm them so how.
  6. thanks for your input.
  7. I Work at a skilled nursing facility as a registered nurse. When I look at the administration record of some of my residents, I see particular nurses do not give medications because the resident’s blood pressure is borderline (e.g., 119/62). But, there is no parameters set by their doctor. I would understand Holding it if their BP or HR is abnormally lower than normal. But there are no parameters. Some nurses hold it, but would not let the doctor/NP know. Why is that? And they call every medicine they give “BP meds”, like Carvedilol, furosemide, and HCTZ. There are patients who are prescribed these medications and they’re not taking it’s to specifically treat high blood pressure So, Why?
  8. JJBookman

    Is this rude or is it just me?

    Maybe they “barged in” and tell you another patient needs something because you’ve been in that particular patients room way too long and they think they were doing you a favor By making an excuse for you to get out of that room.
  9. JJBookman

    Please I need HELPPPP! I failed NCLEX-RN five times.

    Did you receive your NCLEX Candidate Performance Report in the mail yet? It shows how you performed in each of the test plan content areas and tell what content areas you are weakest in. Compare the report to the other previous reports you had received and Use them as a guide to prepare you when you retake the exam. I recommend using Kaplan and UWorld. I suggest reading the material to understand, not just practicing answering random question. I also heard HuRst Review is a good study tool https://www.hurstreview.com/nclex-rn good luck
  10. Hmmmmm. If you’re not the type of person who can’t get used to getting exposed to bodily fluids, then It sounds like you need to stick with machinery. here’s a list of other metalworking occupations: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metalworking_occupations
  11. JJBookman

    Instructor Retaliation?

    No, I don’t think you should remediate like He said and stay out of their radar.
  12. JJBookman

    HELP! Need to make decision!

    Go for it. And CNAs don’t have licenses; they have state certification.
  13. JJBookman

    Online Lvn to rn program

    Indiana State University offers an LPN to BSN transition program to help practical nurses become registered nurses via a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students are able to take the program on either a full-time or part-time basis, with no campus trips required, for maximum flexibility and convenience. The program requires a total of 120 credits, including prerequisites and local clinical experiences. The curriculum includes courses in Nursing Leadership, Nursing Care of the Adult, Pathophysiology, and more to give students a well-rounded RN foundation. DEGREE AWARDED: BSN PROGRAM LENGTH: 6 semesters full-time or 9 semesters part-time FORMAT: Online (clinicals arranged locally) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Indiana Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: The program is approved and recognized in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin Learn more: https://www.indstate.edu/health/program/lpn-bsn #3 North Dakota State University 1400 Centennial Blvd, Fargo, ND 58105 | 800-488-6378 Those looking for a Spring-entry LPN to BSN program can opt to enroll in North Dakota State University's mostly online offering. NDSU's program builds upon the LPN's education and experience so that they can become baccalaureate registered nurses. Most students enroll in around 6-9 credits per semester, and the curriculum includes courses in Expanded Family Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing, and Complex Issues in Adult Health, amongst others. The clinical portion of the program is carried out in the Fargo/Moorhead area of North Dakota. DEGREE AWARDED: BSN PROGRAM LENGTH: 6 semesters (including summers) FORMAT: Hybrid (most classes delivered online, though some general education courses may not be available in an online format; clinicals delivered in North Dakota only) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), North Dakota Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Students who reside outside of North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana should check with the NCSBN to see if their state accepts distance education programs Learn more: https://www.ndsu.edu/nursing/degrees/lpn_to_bsn_track/ #4 Sampson Community College 1801 Sunset Avenue, Clinton, NC 28383 | 910-592-8081 North Carolina's Sampson Community College offers an LPN to RN pathway that currently accepts 10 lucky students each Fall. This online/hybrid program is open to LPNs with at least 2 years of employment experience in a medical-surgical hospital unit or skilled nursing facility. While most of the curriculum is delivered online, enrolled students also participate in 144 hours of clinical practice supervised by an experienced RN. In just 2 semesters of study, students will have earned an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). DEGREE AWARDED: ADN PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 semesters FORMAT: Online/hybrid (clinicals arranged in the student's local area but must take place in North Carolina) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), North Carolina Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Those outside of North Carolina should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts distance learning programs. Clinical experiences must take place within North Carolina Learn more: https://www.sampsoncc.edu/associate-degree-pathways/healthcare-programs/lpn-to-adn-online/ #5 Hutchinson Community College 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 | 620-728-8100 Hutchinson Community College (HCC) of Kansas provides interested practical nurses with an LPN to RN online bridge program to transition to an associate's degree in registered nursing. The program consists of 69 credit hours, to include courses in Health Maintenance Promotion and Restoration, Human Growth and Development, and more. HCC's unique approach to the clinical portion of the program means that students can self-schedule with the help and approval of faculty, meaning that many students are able to keep working full-time through the program. DEGREE AWARDED: ADN PROGRAM LENGTH: 3 semesters (once prerequisite courses are complete) FORMAT: Online/hybrid (labs, simulations, and clinicals to be attended in-person) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Kansas State Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Those outside of Kansas should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts this distance education program Learn more: http://www1.hutchcc.edu/academics/allied-health/associate-degree-nursing/lpn-to-rn-obp #6 Excelsior College 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203 | 888-647-2388 Albany, New York's Excelsior College offers 2 LPN to RN pathways for nurses looking to advance their degree type. LPNs can choose between an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) or the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN/ADN). While the nursing course requirements for both pathways are the same, the general education requirements differ slightly. Students take courses designed to bridge the gap between practical nursing and registered nursing, and can choose to take the courses fully online or study independently and take proficiency exams. DEGREE AWARDED: AAS or ADN PROGRAM LENGTH: Either 8 weeks of online study, or self-paced independent study plus proficiency exams FORMAT: Online ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), National League for Nursing Center of Excellence Recognition, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New York State Education Department STATES COVERED: Students from outside of New York should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts this distance learning program Learn more: https://www.excelsior.edu/programs/nursing/associate-degrees-in-nursing/ #7 Davidson County Community College North Carolina's Davidson County Community College (DCCC) trains LPNs to become RNs through its specialized LPN to ADN program. This hybrid program delivers most of the courses in an online format, though students will need to attend 3-4 campus days each semester for things such as orientation and tests. The goal of DCCC's program is to advance LPNs into RN leadership roles with greater responsibility who can work effectively alongside other healthcare team members. DEGREE AWARDED: ADN PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 semesters FORMAT: Online/hybrid (clinicals must take place in North Carolina) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), North Carolina Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Those outside of North Carolina should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts this distance learning program. Some in-person campus visits are required, and clinical learning must take place within North Carolina. Learn more: http://catalog.davidsonccc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=6&poid=784&returnto=161 #8 University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville 2005 White Dr, Batesville, AR 72503 | 870-612-2000 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) offers both a traditional in-person LPN to RN program as well as an online version. Current LPNs must complete 58 credits with a grade of ‘C' or higher to be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Those enrolled in the online version should be prepared to visit campus around 7-8 times throughout the course of the program. UACCB LPN to RN students take a mix of nursing theory, practicum, and seminar courses to transition them into the RN role. DEGREE AWARDED: AAS PROGRAM LENGTH: 11 months FORMAT: Traditional Classroom or Online (some campus days required, in-person clinicals required) ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Arkansas State Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Those outside of Arkansas should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts distance learning programs. Clinical sites are usually located in Batesville, Searcy, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more: https://www.uaccb.edu/sites/default/files/content/u63/rn%20app%2012_1_9.pdf #9 Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY 42101 | 270-780-2506 Western Kentucky University offers an LPN to ASN program for practical nurses looking to advance in the field. WKU's curriculum emphasizes professionalism, evidence-based nursing care, safety, and ethical behavior to prepare skilled and caring RNs. Enrolled students take courses in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Microbiology, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and more to total 61 program hours. Upon completion, graduates are well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination. DEGREE AWARDED: ASN/ADN PROGRAM LENGTH: 3 semesters FORMAT: Mostly online, with one face-to-face meeting each week ACCREDITATION & APPROVAL: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Kentucky Board of Nursing STATES COVERED: Those outside of Kentucky should consult NCSBN to see if their state accepts this distance learning program. Some on-campus meetings and in-person clinical rotations required. Learn more: https://www.wku.edu/cohort/lpn-asn/index.php
  14. JJBookman

    100k in loans worth it?

    No, 100K is not worth it,
  15. JJBookman

    1 hour drive to school

    You don’t need to graduate from a LPN program in order to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam if you say you were in your last semester of the ADN program. In Illinois, in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN, you only need to complete the first year of the ADN program and complete a nursing elective. You should research what your state’s eligibility requirements are to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). In some states, Just Semesters 1 and 2 constitute the LPN certificate program.
  16. JJBookman

    UIC BSN Program Help please!

    I don’t know. Why did you say youve received an offer from uic if you did not complete all the required prerequisites and admission requirements? Did you drop these two classes? Is that why you will not be able to complete them? I would suggest you call the nursing department on Monday and they answer all your questions.