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    Young female patients

    Always have a standby. I did an EKG on a female patient last week. To protect myself I: 1. Had a standby. 2. Draped her chest with a towel before I started applying electrodes. I had a female borderline this week. She needed help dressing. (I had ano...
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    Rasmussen College

    I would explore the ADN programs. (EG Normandale etc.) Some of the schools have 2 phase programs where you pick up your LPN after Phase I. Phase II bridges you on to RN.) Consider applying to: Ridgewater CC (Hutchinson/Willmar). They have a 2 phase ...
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    NHCC 2010 Applicants

    Essentially the ADN programs have become 3 year programs. (Prerequisites completed and then enter the NSG program.) Applying can't hurt you but don't be disappointed if you have to wait until everything is done. (Frankly I would apply to multiple pro...
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    Competitiveness of Navy NCP

    I would contact a Navy health care recruiter. They can help you plan a strategy to work your way into the system. A few hints: Be Ht/wt proportionate and in good general physical health. (Some things are waiverable but some aren't. (eg diabetes.)) Yo...
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    Will VA pay for my education?

    Not to my knowledge. There are a variety of student programs. Call the nursing recruiter for the VA you are interested in working at. Ask about the SNT program, Working as a nursing assistant etc. If you are already an LPN the NNEI program will help ...
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    To be a NP at the VA...

    I just entered NNEI. They will fund NP. It requires a letter from your Service Line head that there will be an anticipated need for NP. I had absolutely no problem getting that for my psychiatric NP program.
  7. Fantastic! Maybe we can kill RTW in FLA from the inside....
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    Need to find an accelerated BSN program that I can get into!

    Moved to prenursing forum for visibility.
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    Too old to become a nurse? Need opinions

    I started my accelerated program at 45. Finished at 47. So my thoughts are no you are not too old to start a nursing career. (Prereqs are definitely achievable while homeschooling. Use them as an opportunity to teach your daughter A/P etc....)
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    What hospital is good for internship?

    The SNT program at MVAMC is a fantastic opportunity. (Plus you get paid :>) Candidates tend to end up with jobs after their experiences. It is a great place to work and I encourage you to apply. SNT information at http://www.minneapolis.va.gov/car...
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    HHA working as LPN?

    Personally I would say no. As a nonlicensed person this has the potential for real heartache for you. As a TMA It is my understanding that you are under the direct supervision of a licensed person. Asking you to practice practical nursing without a...
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    What are the requirements to be a military nurse?

    Moved to Military Nursing forum.
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    12 hour shifts and weight/exercise.

    Water, water,water I have dropped 53 pounds in the past 4 months through a combination of diet, exercise, and mental health supports. I work mental health and with my commute I work just about 60 hours a week. My trip to the gym is a priority. On PMs...
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    Advice for Applying Out-of-State

    The VA is starting to hire again....Careers: Nursing Career Center - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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    Howdy from a Texan

    HCMC is in the downtow area of MPLS. Abbott-Northwestern is probably 4 miles west....North Memorial is off HWY 100. There are 3 or 4 hospitals clustered in Downtown St Paul. Fairview Southdale is off France and 62. Fairview Ridges is in Burnsville. S...