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    Breast Implants

    Yep! Plenty of my friends have had breast augmentation, and it was for them soley...nothing else. I am not very big either, & wouldn't mind being just a little big bigger, I would go for it, but right now very interested in the above my neck treatment.
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    Breast Implants

    Annor...sounds like a great job. Yes, I heard & "inquired" to a few places in my area regarding the Botox & Restylane. Yep, the Botox often doesn't last very long, 3-4 months with some people. But, I have heard nothing but great things about the Restylane lasting quite some time. But, isn't the Restylane for the folds around the mouth only or are they using it like Botox in the forehead and crowsfeet as well. That is what I was told at one of the doctors' office that I called. Appreciate any info. Yes, I heard it is expensive, but the Botox for 3 quadrants came to about $575-650. I just feel that I look "older" and I keep myself in shape...so why not get rid of the forehead lines/facial lines?! Vanity, eh! :chuckle
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    Physically attacked on the job?

    :chuckle Again, I have to smile, because I too worked with pt's with rap sheets...only younger ones...lol!! I recently resigned...had enough of that action..it wasn't changing & I am not getting any younger! Hmmm, Med-Surg, might have to go back to that, but...still searching.
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    Percent Passing Rate

    The above advise is just what I did. Also, if you have a pair of ear-plugs, I would bring them. When I took my state boards, there was man who sat at the computer directly behind me & coughed/cleared his throat the entire time I was in there. Ocassionally the back of his chair would bang against mine. But, the computer stopped at 76, I was outta there in 45 mins! I passed, so don't worry about it. As I said, I probably hurried because I couldn't stand that annoying man clearning his throat. Plus, I was well rested and I did eat a great breakfast. Best of luck. Lizzie
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    Physically attacked on the job?

    PsychNightOwl...you must work where I used to....lol! Did you work with adolescents or adults? I work with adolescents (terrible teens!) and anything and everything was a weapon..or in their words...I am going to shank you!! Do take care of yourself...I see more of the young patients becoming more defiant, oppositional, combative & violent. There coping skills are nil, they don't know what coping skills are until they come in for treatment, then getting them to utilize "a" coping skill is whole nother ball-game. :chuckle
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    Breast Implants

    Two of my cousins both have the silicone implants since 1980, they have never had a problem & still have em! I guess some bodies reject & others do well. Has anyone has Botox or Restylane yet? A couple of my friends had, they are the same age, middle 40's...big difference how they looked before. Shaved about 7-10 years off their age!
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    New Job before 1year of experience??

    Everyone has offered wonderful advise. I too, rather I think we all have felt like this with our first job after graduating. My first job was on the rehab floor at a SNF, then, I became a floater because it paid it little bit more, not much, but something extra, anyway they floated me from rehab to dementia or to the long term hall, where I seemed FOREVER pushing that med cart up/down that very looooooooooong hall-way. The majority of the meds had to be crushed, which even took me longer due to the banging/crushing of those meds. It would take me a long time, then we had about 6-8 tube feeders, lots of finger sticks, and not getting a break sometimes, well...I lasted about 3 months. I really tried to stick it out, but I felt so worn out both physically & mentally, I was so drained everytime I left there. Needless to say, you have to make that decision, but like other posters said, most SNF & med-surg is like that pretty much everywhere. Just keep looking and maybe you'll find a place where you will meet a nice group who do team work & don't mind helping you out. Best of luck. Lizzie
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    I have never met anyone like her...

    Yeah well...I am pretty sure it would be considered a crime anywhere, but considering this facility where I used to work at...I don't think they would really care..they just want money & that pt was $$$ signs in their eyes. The crime is working for facilities that continue to work short, to save/make money..that is their slogan! They don't care if you are working your tail off, short-staffed, under-staffed, and no lunch/dinner-breaks, let alone taking a bathroom break. Sorry got off the post, but where it occured at is a friggen sweat-box for all medical staff. I feel sorry for the patients there & the staff.
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    I have never met anyone like her...

    I would think too, especially calling 911 three times!! However, I guess the personnel/paramedics taking the calls figured she was demented, old, crazy & mean...and didn't want to pursue it any further.
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    I have never met anyone like her...

    Shay...your post brought back memories to me. We had a patient (older lady) very similar (demanding, needy, attention seeking etc...), and she had the entire unit in an uproar by the end of shift. She called 911 on her phone and told them she was having a heart attack!!! Of course they knew where she calling from, since #'s will show up in their call system. Anyway, I was charting & happened to be at the nursing station & answered the phone...they said we received a call from one of your patients that she was having a heart attack & her nurse wasn't doing anything about it!! I said, let me go see the patient, will get right back with you. This woman wasn't my patient, but I knew the difficulty her nurse/techs were having with her. I quickly assessed her & asked her if she was any pain/difficulty breathing etc..., she said NO..why would you come in here & say that?! I said, well did you just call 911 on your phone & report that you were having a heart attack? She said, they were lying she never did that. I went & found her nurse, told her the call I received & relayed the info to her regarding her pt. Well, this same patient called 911 again, before I even got a chance to call them back. Of course it was the same guy on the phone. I told him my findings and he said, okay. Anyway, none the less...finally got a hold of one of her kids....and they said that we could remove the phone from her room!! When I walked by her room at the end of shift, I swear that woman was smirking when I walked by. Not kidding.
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    RN to BSN online

    Well, when I called them, they were very vague...they wanted that $300 application fee first, then I emailed the nursing dept to find out if they would accept my math from my ASN, and they asked for a course description from my college. I got it, emailed it to her & she said yes, that I wouldn't have to take any more math. So you might what to talk to them. I went on some forums in the TE website & read some diploma nurses & ADN clepping out of a lot of courses...some of them have been nursing for years, so that might have been helpful to them. Lizzie
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    Whadda u think about the college network?

    sorry..you made me giggle! Lizzie (lack of sleep)...I laugh at anything..
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    RN to BSN online

    Well at least a local community college will certainly be less costly for the gen education classes. I read on the Thomas Edison College forums that there are diploma nurses who get a good bit of credit. Same as the Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Have you looked at those two?
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    College Network - LPN to RN?

    Hi Jasmine. Just wanted to let you know that Indiana State is accredited. I am looking at several schools & I also looked at Indiana State for the RN-BSN track. I contacted my student loan lender, since I am applying for another Stafford Loan....and I requested some school codes to do that tedious application. Anyways, they told me they were & I did inquired about. I have a link with phone#s & emails if you want to talk to someone who is a nursing advisor whether it would be for LPN, RN or MSN tracks. Here they are: Nursing: Academic Advisors Nursing (LPN to BSN Program) Marcia Miller 1-888-293-4842 numarcia@isugw.indstate.edu Nursing (RN to BSN Program) Marcia Miller 1-888-293-4842 numarcia@indstate.edu Nursing (master's) Esther Acree 1-888-293-4842 nuacree@indstate.edu Also, the Indiana State does use College Network. I have never use them either, always taken classes at a brick/mortar school..so I had no clue who they were either! A good rule of thumb, if you are applying for financial aid of some sort, like me I have to get a Stafford loan, if that college isn't offering financial aid or don't say they accept stafford loans, plus loans etc..., say they only will accept a credit card, cash etc... then you can almost bet they are a diploma mill. Sallie Mae and the lenders where I have my Stafford loans told me this. Best of luck! Lizzie
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    RN to BSN online

    Thanks joyzrn. The other two are Indiana Wesleyan Univ & Tweety's school, Florida Hospital College of Health Science. Both of these schools have been very receptive to getting back promptly. Both have been very helpful with the application process & any questions. Just waiting on my transcript eval from these schools, so I can determine how many extra classes I might need, which of course the cost plays a lot, since I have to obtain another Stafford Loan. Just have to decide, as I said...both of these schools have been great to deal with. Lizzie
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    RN to BSN online

    Hello again. Got another college to choose from here. Trying to decide between a total of three. Anyone hear of Saint Joseph's College of Maine? http://www.sjcme.edu Oh, here is what it says regarding accreditation. Is this acceptable? Accreditation The Department of Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the educational program and the continued commitment of Saint Joseph’s to support the program. The Maine State Board of Nursing also has approved the baccalaureate program at the College. Thanks! Lizzie