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    New to work and School Nursing.

    Hello Nurses, I am an LVN, but have not worked since obtaining my license in 2015. I do have LOTS of clinical experience as I have been a Medical Assistant since 1990 and completed all but last semester of an RN program. My question.. ...
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    New to work and School Nursing.

    Thank you so much everyone for your insight and guidance. I appreciate the time & effort in these replies and in such detailed information. Thank you for letting me know what to expect in each environment/ grade level and what skills I need to fo...
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    What do you mean I'm not a REAL nurse?!?

    SullyRN, I emphasize. Funny, my dad has no H.S. education but would berate me when I struggled through the RN program. I made it through RN school but just couldn't make those last 6wks I studied later on my own and now have my LVN. Life gives us ...
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    What do you mean I'm not a REAL nurse?!?

    I went through the RN program, completed everything but last 4 weeks. I got my LVN license but have not 'worked' as a nurse yet. (I did however, work as an RN extern and get paid during school.) I bring this up because my 6 yo Sons father tells me &...
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    Wearing Scrubs Outside of the Workplace

    I am not concerned with people wearing scrubs outside the workplace. These days you can't really tell what profession they are in- some may only be working front office. What DOES concern me: seeing Nurses outside the OR wearing booties and surgical ...
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    9 Newbie Nurse Mistakes to Avoid

    Thanks for the helpful hints! I am new LVN now.
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    9 Newbie Nurse Mistakes to Avoid

    This made me laugh! Especially your isolation situation, I can picture it in my head, 😂
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    My Story: Passed NCLEX on my 2nd attempt!

    Thank u so much. I have an old Hurst-PN NCLEX review book published from 2008 with a 2005 test plan in place. I suppose the core and strategies may help? Where did you get your Hurst study guides? I have the PN mastery app, however, just the free ve...
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    My Story: Passed NCLEX on my 2nd attempt!

    Thanks for all your great advice! I'm studying for Nclex-pn and sounds like I need to get l​a charity for sure. I've been out of school since 2007 and am worried about reviewing content material, can you recommend any books? Would you say the test i...
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    NCLEX-PN 4th try in 3 weeks

    Hi Deevaa, I'm studying to pass the LVN NCLEX. I've been out of school 7 years now so any pointers will be greatly appreciated. I understand the test plan is different now, do you know what's so different? I plan on using my old nursing books to stu...
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    How i passed the NCLEX rn exam. 7/25

    Thank you for sharing! I have been out of school since 2007 and am looking for study materials to pass Lvn Nclex. I checked a book out from library but it's on the old test plan. I am at home with my 3 year old so studying is rather tough. Thanks fo...
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    NCLEX Study help

    Hello All, Just received my letter today saying I am eligible for LVN testing. Great news- but I have been out of nursing school since 2007! I would appreciate any recommendations on study aids/ books; there is so much out there and I read so much ...
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    Battleaxe, Did you test at Orange County ROP, because I did, and they were extremely nice and helpful. I happen to get "transfer with gait belt" as one of my skills and did just fine! If you're competent and not completely "clueless" then it shouldn...
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    Has anyone taken their CNA Exam through North Orange County ROP in Anaheim, CA? It is a Regional Testing Center for the NNAAP. From what I've read on the posts, most seem to test through the Red Cross. I wondered if ROP was strict since LVN instructo...
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    Nursing Instructor Continuously Embarrassing Me

    I had a teacher do the same to me which caused me to leave the RN program- 4th semester. Such a same... He would yell at me in front of other RN's at the nurses stations, or fellow students- sometimes making me cry (instead of taking me to a private...
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    Failed CNA skills exam.

    I am in CA and take mine Saturday! I'm not concerned with the written but the skills portion does make me nervous.... especially since I'm challenging it and haven't practiced the actual skills in over 5years!!
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    Backpack on wheels..Is this really necessary?

    I loved my Backpack on wheels... always felt if I left a book in the car- I'd need it! (Most of my nursing classmates had one as well.) I put everything in it- books, lunch, lab materials, etc.. I parked it at the back of the room if it was going to ...
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    OrangePink89, I am so sorry to hear about your skills exam I have never seen a gait belt, let alone apply one, so I'll be nervous if I draw that skill! Thank you for taking the time to help us out!!
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    YES... Please let us know anything about the testing! Thanks for your help and good luck! :)
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    O my gosh, I am so sorry to hear about your dad- Is he ok? I was checking in to see where you'd been, haha. Will you be testing at ROP on the 21st with me then :)? If you'd like to get together to practice before the exam, maybe we can meet? ( I wil...
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    We probably we will testing the same day then- the 21st. I have no idea what to expect, whether they are strict, or how the skills are set up. I know the skills evaluators are LVN instructors though, so that is intimidating! I need to get practicing...
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    CA CNA Skills Exam Testing Site

    OC_angel, How did the ROP testing go?? I test in 3 weeks, any help would be much appreciated!! :) Thank you :-)
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    Please help! brushing up on cna skills for re-certification

    Hello, I am testing in 3weeks in CA and would like to know the exact same thing! I have the same book but they do not go into detail about the supplies needed to perform the skills etc... just list steps 1,2,3... I am challenging the exam and haven't...
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    CNA State Test

    Thanks for replying! I am testing 7/21 at 7AM! I know for sure we are all tested on hand washing and one measurement; I'm just nervous about the others like bedpan, bedbath, peri/cath care! yikes!! Do you work in a hospital now as a CNA? I haven't pr...
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    CNA State Test

    Thank you for your help! I'm worried about running out of time when performing the skills, will they fail you if that's the case? Also, are the 5 testing skills on an index card you draw?