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LPN studying for RN through Rue's at home program with Excelsior. Married. 2 children. Full-time employeed in a hospital.

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    Virginia Student Nurses?

    Currently studying through home study for my RN. Hope to enroll into Excelsior's soon. BTW, from south central Virginia.:)
  2. Shae

    Introductions

    Hi everyone! I live in south central Virginia. I have been an LPN for 10 years. I am currently trying to study for my RN through distance education & hoping to be able to enroll in to Excelsior SOON...LOL. I am glad this forum was started and hopefully we can all support each other in the nursing field. Perhaps even a study group or something for students?
  3. Hi! I am originally from Eufaula and graduated with the Spring 1994 LPN class @ what was formerly known as SSTC. I understand the name has changed since my moving away. It would be nice to catch up with class members and nurses from Eufaula etc. Hope to hear from ya'll.
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    Introductions

    Hi everyone! I am a Bama native currently living in Virginia. I received my LPN education from Sparks State Technical College with completion Spring 1994. I am currently studying for my RN through home study and working full time in the process...whew! Would love to post with my fellow Alabamians. Contact me anytime.:)
  5. I found a site for Excel Advantage where you can study online for your RN through Excelsior...so to speak. Guess I'm not wording this too well...LOL. I would like to know if any of the forum members are using Excel Advantage and if you would recommend it. I have been using Rue; but it seems this online system would be more structured yet still allow you to study on your on time at your own pace. Thanks! Shae
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    Nurses who let NAs Boss them around

    We have the same problems at our facility. So bad that I have been called into the office as an LPN for complaints made by a CNA. This particular CNA seems to get an attitude when asked to do something; then goes to our manager and complains. I have never asked her to do anything beyond her scope of practice. We are really short handed most of the time with nurses and often have 10 or more patients each nurse with a variety of conditions: telemetry, MI's, COPD, etc; everything a med/surg floor comes along with. Rarely do we have enough coverage to have a "Charge" nurse; so we have all our meds, any treatments, OR preps, charting, checking MAR's and chart checks.
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    new "over 35" thread

    Hi! Temporarily 35 here....LOL. Will be 36 in July. I am studying at home for my ADN-RN through Rue and Excelsior. I hope to one day obtain my PA. I have 2 sons ages 7 and soon to be 13. Hope to chat with you all. Best wishes!
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    i'm a newbie here..want to meet friends...

    Welcome aboard Hael. Look forward to BBing with you.
  9. Which is the best study guide to use: the Rue Study Guides or the Excelsior Content Guides? I have been using my Rue Study Guide for Nursing Concepts 1, but wondering which one really has the best preparatory content where test taking is concerned? I want to be the best prepared possible when it comes time to test out of the subject. Any comments is appreciated and welcome. Thank you!
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    Disturb you to see a tongue pierced?

    I feel it would be unprofessional for nurses to wear tongue piercings to the work place. Neither is it a personal desire of mine to have one in any situation. I do know a girl in my town that has gotten a tongue piercing--created a very noticeable speech impediment. I can get tongue tied all on my own without the help of a piercing...LOL> But to each his own.
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    Finally did it!

    I am still in my first course-NC1. I think I am taking it too slow and really need to buckle down. I have my A&P materials waiting for me to get started on as soon as I complete NC1. I took this course first on the advice of Rue; but wish I had talked directly with EC first and would have started on my pre-reqs first to get them out of the way. So I have decided that once I finally..LOL..make it through NC1, I will do all of my pre-req's before going on to NC2. Any suggestions out there? Like others, I also have the responsibility of full-time work, house, kids, hubby, etc?
  12. Shae

    Finally did it!

    I am still in my first course-NC1. I think I am taking it too slow and really need to buckle down. I have my A&P materials waiting for me to get started on as soon as I complete NC1. I took this course first on the advice of Rue; but wish I had talked directly with EC first and would have started on my pre-reqs first to get them out of the way. So I have decided that once I finally..LOL..make it through NC1, I will do all of my pre-req's before going on to NC2. Any suggestions out there? Like others, I also have the responsibility of full-time work, house, kids, hubby, etc?
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    Worried About I.v.'s

    As an LPN in my state, we hang IVPB's, hang blood and give IV push meds such as Lasix and Lopressor to name 2. One thing I feel about ANY procedure no matter the licensure; If you don't know how to do the task, then find someone that does. If there is ever anything I am unsure about or uncomfortable with, I will find someone with more experience and knowledge on it and have them to show me and explain it to me. I would never go in a room and just do something because it is ordered or I was told to do it without getting the ins and outs on how and why first. I am not ashamed to say "Teach me, show me". I want to be able to do the procedure correctly and never ever endanger my patient.
  14. Shae

    Worried About I.v.'s

    As an LPN in my state, we hang IVPB's, hang blood and give IV push meds such as Lasix and Lopressor to name 2. One thing I feel about ANY procedure no matter the licensure; If you don't know how to do the task, then find someone that does. If there is ever anything I am unsure about or uncomfortable with, I will find someone with more experience and knowledge on it and have them to show me and explain it to me. I would never go in a room and just do something because it is ordered or I was told to do it without getting the ins and outs on how and why first. I am not ashamed to say "Teach me, show me". I want to be able to do the procedure correctly and never ever endanger my patient.
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    Hi

    Hi Megan! Welcome aboard! We always have questions...LOL...even the seasoned nurses. I have been an LPN since 1994, and just like everyone else; always constantly learning. The learning doesn't stop in the classroom. Sometimes I feel like I may be asking a "stupid" question; but it doesn't sound stupid to the ones I am asking. Here in the forum and on the job, people are willing to help. Good luck in your schooling.
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    Hi

    Hi Megan! Welcome aboard! We always have questions...LOL...even the seasoned nurses. I have been an LPN since 1994, and just like everyone else; always constantly learning. The learning doesn't stop in the classroom. Sometimes I feel like I may be asking a "stupid" question; but it doesn't sound stupid to the ones I am asking. Here in the forum and on the job, people are willing to help. Good luck in your schooling.