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    Sarasota area

    Moving to Sarasota area at end of month. I was LPN for 5 years and graduated BSN school in Jan this year. Most of experience is in LTC and skilled nursing. Would love to make the transition to acute care possibly ICU or med surg. Any advice regarding best hospitals to apply? Also what pay range to expect? and..is north port a good safe city. Checked out Sarasota but not North Port. Thanks for any info! Excited about the move and beautiful area!
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    New LPN LTC nights how much do I ask for?

    When I first graduated I worked nights in LTC/skilled nursing and started out at $18/hr plus .75 cents differential and $1.00 weekend dif. The home I currently work at pays .50 dif for noc shift but nothing extra for weekends.
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    RN starting salary in OKC

    I know working in LTC their is more money to be made. I make more than $18/hr as a LPN in a LTC facility.( and only been a nurse for a year) If you enjoy working with the elderly you may consider working in LTC. The RNs where I work make about $25-27/hr. Plus their is always opportunities for overtime:)
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    Yukon...Bethany

    Thanks everyone for all your info., really appreciate it.
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time??

    I got the pop up as well than found out today I passed. Praise the Lord!! I think waiting for the results is more stressful than the test. Good luck everyone! Will be praying everyone passes:)
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    Central Tech/CNA Training

    Thanks lovemybaby. You already argued all my arguments for me. Apparently I stepped on someones toes..ha! Went out for a little celebration and come home to am email where I'm called a whiner...lol! But I stand corrected "anon student" we did need an LPN program/instructors to give us the basics and I did learn the basics at central tech...for that I am grateful. But I think my hours of studying and memorizing helped me most on the NCLEX. And lovemybaby I agree that this was written from one of the "in the office" students or maybe "ANON STUDENT" is even an employee perhaps?? LOL (Wow! Is it okay to go on and pretend you were a student when you really aren't.) I am perhaps a little bitter after finding out I can't apply to the school that I was most interested in till I'm employed for at least a year, so that sets me back to Spring '11. But I do think that the school has potential and that the instructors were more prepared for teaching it may possibly turn out to be a great program...but only time will tell. I believe the new director will make a great addition and things hopefully can change. But "anon student" I obviously am not the only one who feels disappointed in the program. And I am happy for you that you thought it to be such a great program...hmm did you have anything to compare it to??? And lovemybaby is correct I, as are you, entitled to our own opinion and that is what I gave. I am thankful it all over and that I passed both nursing school and the NCLEX. And I am not going to resort to petty name calling and continuing to defend my opinon! Best of Luck to everyone!
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    Central Tech/CNA Training

    Just graduated from Central Tech program in Sapulpa and I along with most of my classmates would NOT recommend that program. It is a complete unorganized disaster. The teachers lack ability to teach, mostly just read word for word out of a text book to us. They have very little experience themselves, not to mention are very rude and condescending. It has taken 6 weeks to get our NCLEX test dates, because of the inefficiency on the schools part. The biggest issue is that they have lost their NLNAC accreditation during our school year. They will tell you its not a big deal or its not important but it is. All of the RN schools in OK look at if you have graduated from an NLNAC accredited school, and since it wasn't, couple schools won't even take my application till I've been employed as an LPN for a year, and most of the others are requiring extra test to be taken (which I would not have to take if they were accredited). They didn't even tell us they lost the accreditation, I found out when I called a respective RN school and they looked it up and told me. I could go on and on about how I regret going to that school but I'm just thankful its over. Try your best to go to LPN school somewhere else, or do more research and make sure that they have changed the program Most of my classmates will pass the NCLEX but its not b/c of the school. We all paid an extra $150 to take a NCLEX prep class and have all been studying are butts off. Good luck!
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    Central Tech/CNA Training

    Please read next post but here is a website to check and see if your potential school is accredited http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/directory_search.htm
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time??

    Took my NCLEX-PN around 1 today, stopped at 85 questions. Tried the personvue trick and a pop-up came up!! Does that mean I passed!! Or is it to early to check?? Thank you!!!
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    Nurse Registry

    Does anyone know how long it takes after taking NCLEX you are on the nurse registry? Thank you
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    Welcome nclex november 2009 support group

    NCLEX-PN this month!! Excited and nervous! But we can do it
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    Yukon...Bethany

    Hi. Making a move to OKC area....and trying to figure out which area we should move to. Have it narrowed down to Yukon, Bethany, or Mustang. Looking for a smaller school system. Daughter will be in 9th grade next year and would like to be in school system that is not overwhelmingly big... (currently attends Jenks School by tulsa). Also need good job market w/ LPN positions near by, cheaper housing, and safe! Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
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    LPN programs

    Green country in Okmulgee
  14. Gleya15, I'm taking my nclex-pn soon just waiting for my ATT. Did you notice any certain items that they focused on on your nclex? I've heard that infectious control and delegating are a big focus right now??? I've been trying to study my infectious diseases but it so difficult to get them all down. Really nervous. Hope you did good, and find out soon!!! thanks for any info.
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    Kaplan PN

    Taking NCLEX PN in few weeks and very nervous. Has anybody used the online Kaplan PN review? I have been getting horribly low scores? Is the NCLEX ?'s as hard as the Kaplan? If so, I am in trouble. Any suggestions for study tips or books? Thanks.
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