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Lachrymologist

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    Can anyone tell me if this is possible? Work and school.

    Ok. Well, it would appear that NSU is out of the question. My local community college just opened up a nursing program. Aren't community colleges supposed to be more flexible? Think that would be an ok option? Doing a complete online degree is a last resort.
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    Can anyone tell me if this is possible? Work and school.

    You think they'll know? I've been up here for over two years and a lot of my time has been spent reading. If there is nothing to do there is nothing to do. I'm not going to just sit and stare. Thanks anyway.
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    Can anyone tell me if this is possible? Work and school.

    I actually have quite a bit of down time at work. So I don't see that being too big of an issue. My main issue is just being able to stay at work 40 hrs per week so I can pay my rent and bills, and keep food in my belly and clothes on my back.
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    Can anyone tell me if this is possible? Work and school.

    Well, I need to mention that cutting back on my work hours is NOT an option. I'm already struggling financially as it is (this job doesn't pay very well) so there's no way I can afford to lose hours. This job is also EXTREMELY laid back. I have a lot of health issues and the only way I'd be able to go to school and work is if I keep this job. I couldn't do any other job and go to school without killing myself. lol. So, am I pretty much screwed here?
  5. First, I apologize if I posted this in an inappropriate forum. Second, I know this question has been asked before but my situation is a little different. I'm planning on going to Northwestern State University in Shreveport and want to know if it would be possible for me to work full-time and go to school for LPN to RN transition. My situation is different because most of the posts I've found are concerning individuals who work full-time days. Well, I work full-time 2p-10p and my scheduled days off are every other Monday, every other Friday and every other weekend. So my schedule is a little all over the place. Would school conflict too much with this type of schedule? Thanks so much!
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    Drug testing issue.

    I'm worried because I've never taken a drug test before. Believe me, I don't do drugs. I've always been too paranoid to subject myself to various chemicals. I did talk to someone tonight who told me, before I even mentioned vitamins, that a multivitamin he was taking at the time of his drug test indeed caused him to get a false positive. I know this person doesn't do drugs. So, I believe its possible. I also take 2 buspar and 3 melatonin at night to help me sleep. I also take a lot of supplements due to confirmed vitamin deficiencies that I'm fighting. Mostly vitamin d and zinc. My doctor recommended I also supplement with a multivitamin. So it just occurred to me that having that much stuff in my urine at once could throw something off.
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    Drug testing issue.

    Don't they have to let me retake the test on the off chance that my fears are realized?
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    Drug testing issue.

    Nevermind...
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    Drug testing issue.

    No, they did not ask me for a list of medications I'm on. Not sure why... Thank you for your response. And that link doesn't seem to be working. I also wanted to mention that I've read they also look at the color of the urine and if its too bright or too clear they get suspicious. Well, as we all know, my urine looked like highlighter fluid after that b complex. Do they use urine color as a determining factor?
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    Drug testing issue.

    I just took a drug test for a job that I was offered today. I'm a new LPN and this is my first drug test ever. Well, I take a vitamin b every morning. And as I was sitting there looking at my urine I could see that it was the bright, neon yellow it always turns when I take a b complex and it got me wondering if they could alter the drug test. Well I googled it and apparently taking b vitamins is a way to beat a drug test so now they test for them. I've also read that vitamin b2 can cause false positive for thc because its made from hemp oil. My b complex is laden with them. Is it possible I could fail my drug test because I took my usual b complex? Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
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    Terrified of getting a job.

    I've been out of school for two months. Just passed my boards about a month ago. But frankly, the school I went to was so poor that I literally feel like I learned nothing. I'm afraid that when I do finally get a job they're going to have to teach me or fire me because I won't know what I'm doing. I sincerely feel as though I never went to school at all. I'm not even comfortable with passing meds. Anyone have any good tips on how to keep up with passing meds to more than two pts? lol. Thats how bad it is. We only had two pts each during clinicals and I had a hard time remembering to pass them their meds past 8am. I only did 2 peg tubes the entire time. Never flushed an IV. Did 2 or 3 catheters. There's so much stuff I didn't do because my clinical instructors weren't doing their jobs. Its sad because I found out after I'd been in the school for the majority of the program that they were about to be put on probation because less than 80 percent passed the boards the last time... So I'm not just complaining. The school really is bad. Did anyone else experience something similar or feel the same way before they got their first job? Thanks in advance for any advice. Take care.
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    Took the NCLEX-PN. Got hardly any priority.

    I think I should be able to come here to vent and ask questions with out being told to chill. Its condescending and in no way helpful.
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    Took the NCLEX-PN. Got hardly any priority.

    And i've heard that lots of priority questions is supposed to be a good thing. It shut off at 85. I felt like I knew nothing and most of my questions consisted of "Which indicates your patient has an understanding" or "which indicates the lpn has an understanding". So, did anyone here take the NCLEX-PN with out getting a ton of priority questions and still pass? As of now I'm sure I failed. Of everyone I've talked to that passed the exam their number one complaint was the barrage of priority questions they recieved. I couldn't say the same....I feel pretty hopeless right now.
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    ADNs and forensic nursing.

    As of right now I am working towards my LPN. I should be graduating in December. After I get my LPN I intend to get my ADN and I'm very interested in forensic nursing. I just read a post not too long ago that stated that in order to be a SANE you must have a BSN or an MSN. I thought that you just had to be an RN period for pretty much all areas of forensic nursing. So now I'm wondering, as an ADN, what areas of forensic nursing will be open to me? Thanks in advance! ~Z
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    Can a student get a little help?

    Thanks, guys! :)
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    Can a student get a little help?

    For clinicals, our instructors give us a sheet that needs to be turned in every Tuesday. It consists of the pts primary diagnosis, description of disease or disorder, S&S, tx, and nursing care. I have a sheet to do on Afib and can find everything else BUT the nursing care. Can anyone help me with this and maybe even point me to some resources for future reference? This isn't the first time I've had problems with the nursing care. Thanks in advance!
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