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  1. Care Plans?

    Honestly, doing care plans was one of the reason's I didn't continue with my second quarter of the program. We didn't even "learn" how to do them until the end of our first quarter when we started clinicals. We were given very little guidance, then y...
  2. For mrsraisinkain

    I know it's probably too late to help you but when I had to do my catheter check-off, this youtube video really helped me a lot We got to take home a kit for practice although it's hard to do without a mannequin since you can't practice on a real pe...
  3. Well.......................................?

    I'm only a few days into a 12 month program so I don't really know yet what to think. We haven't had a test yet so I'll be able to say more about that next week. For the first quarter, we only take Nursing Fundamentals and Drug Calc. We have lab for ...
  4. Need some advice on CNA exam

    I took my test in GA and didn't find MA on the listing for the company that administers ours. But I did find the below website for you (in their search box, type "Nurse Aide" and it will take you to some links). I tried to post the link directly but ...
  5. Working while in LVN school

    My program is a year long and starts tomorrow. At orientation they really put the fear in us that we shouldn't work while in school. I don't think that is a realistic expectation for a lot of people. There are many people who don't have financial aid...
  6. New LPN students??

    Hey everyone, I got my acceptance letter on Saturday and will start classes at the end of this month! I'm excited and nervous. My program is one year so hopefully by the end of March '09 I will be a nurse!
  7. I got accepted to LPN School!!!!!!!!

    I thought I'd piggyback onto this thread instead of starting a new one. Today I got my acceptance letter into the program! I start at the end of this month. I've finished the pre-requisites and now it's all nursing from here on out. I'm nervous and...
  8. failed test!

    LittleNC, I'm so sorry you didn't pass the skills part. My heart goes out to you because I too was so afraid of that portion. Oddly enough, you and I had the exact same skills. My ROM was for the shoulder. For handwashing, I've read to sing Happy Bi...
  9. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!

    The last few weeks have been stressful to say the least but today I took my exam and I PASSED! :anpom::dncgcpd: The class ended a couple of weeks ago but we had to wait for the state to send the examiner so I've been on pins and needles all this time...
  10. Talking to Residents

    Your classmates sound like jerks and I'd ignore their remarks. Take your cues from the instructor. And it's perfectly fine to ask how they are doing. We are supposed to be their first line of defense and how do we know if they are in pain or have som...
  11. CNA Exam with Promissor

    jb2u, thank you for putting it into something I can read and evaluate. I do think with practice I'll feel better and we haven't even done clinicals yet. But I also know the "real world" and doing it the way the skill is written for the exam may not b...
  12. CNA Exam with Promissor

    I also posted in the GA Nursing thread but nobody has responded so I thought I might have better luck here. If you've taken the CNA exam in GA, or in a state that uses Promissor for the exam, I would appreciate some tips about the skills portion. In ...
  13. CNA Exam with Promissor

    I'll be taking the state exam late February and I'm concerned about the 25 minute time limit to complete 5 skills. The instructor said the reason most people fail the skills part is because they run out of time. If any of you have taken the test, cou...
  14. 4 days until my test!

    Wow, 2 hours - lucky you! I'm in a CNA course now and will take the exam late February. In Georgia you're given 5 skills and only have 25 minutes to do them! Handwashing is definitely one of them, another is definitely a measurement of some kind, and...
  15. recent grad CNA student...

    Add me to the list of older people starting a nursing career! I just turned 40, in school for LPN, and will be taking a CNA course in January so that I can get some experience and income while in school. Good luck everyone!