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  1. want2beanurse2

    Is this appropiate? Please...need input. Thx

    I would dress for an interview and since I'm already leary about eating things my co workers bring in to share I absolutely would NOT eat something (even store bought) that someone I dont know brought in! Save your money and maybe wait til you are hired and bring in donuts to break the ice.:)
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    Everest LPN Program

    Hi I'm currently enrolled at Everest in Michigan...I know several people that have graduated and have found jobs. Did you have more questions?
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    Everest LPN- RN Bridge. Please help!!

    I am currently enrolled with "Doodles" at the southfield campus. We're in the full time day program which started in January and ends in December this year (11 months) I'ts actually going really good. I still need pre reqs to apply for an RN program and I got discourged by it seeming that you had to have well and beyond a 4.0 to get in anywhere. Everest is working for me, I went contingent on my job working some weekends, they just started a 2 year part time program which I unfortunately dont have much info to give you. I like the fact that its all Nursing classes, there is no government, economics, ect...although to apply for a bridge program you will need those and more. Only the Southfield and Grand Rapids campus offers the LPN program. The next fulltime program starts in May, September and then January each year. If you have more specific questions feel free to ask.
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    resigned did'nt get my unused vacation time in check

    OMG! For a minute I thought I wrote this post! I too just resigned in Dec from a local hospital of 5 years and expected my vacation payout to be on yesterdays check (1/15) called payroll and never got a return call! All I can say is they may have a policy where they issue the payout on a seperate check? They didnt deduct any benefits from this check so HR must be well aware that I've resigned at this point.....GOOD LUCK!
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    Any Everest Institute lpn graduates out there?

    :clpty: Doodles, congratulations! I will be one of your classmates at Everest!
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    Nurses can't draw blood, its always hemolyzed

    cjcsoon2brn That's exactly why the specimens are hemolyzing! They get the initial sample of blood during the IV insertion, then later when more test are ordered they go back into the IV site instead of poking the patient. The sample is most likely hemolyzied, they redraw the specimen and again it's hemolyzed, by the third time they're calling for the lab to come draw the blood stating the reason as the patient is a difficult draw and several people have tried.....well when I (lab) get there and I'm looking for a vein I notice the patient never has puncture marks?? and you've tried to get the blood several times?
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    Everest LPN- RN Bridge. Please help!!

    Hello, I believe since Everest LPN program is just a one year program which doesnt require any prereqs, I honestly dont believe anything transfers. (theres nothing to transfer) If you wish to apply at one of the local community colleges you will be required to have the same nursing prereqs that everyone else has to have if you dont already have them such as Anatomy I and II, Psych, Micro, Nutrition, ect.... I know it seems like having an LPN certificate/degree you would be half way on your way to being an RN but unfortunately the community college wont accept anything. One good thing I've heard is that it's easier to get into an LPN to RN bridge program once you are an LPN and have all the required classes done.
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    LPN program private loans

    I would also advise you to look into applying for scholarships if you havent already? I think one of the most popular scholarship websites is fastweb. You would be surprised of the simple requirements for some scholarships....I wish you well!
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    Everest Institute.. Anyone have info?

    Hi Tammy30, An LPN is still a NURSE, just not a registered one. I believe what Hopesgrahmcracker is trying to explain to you is she has done her research, and she has all the prereq's completed and has applied to many "Registered Nursing Programs" but I'm sure you know there is alot of competiton and many of us need a better income now, and cant afford to keep reapplying only to get turned down because we have a 3.8 Gpa and not a 4.0 Gpa! Sitting around waiting 2 or more years is a waste of time! When she finishes her LPN program through Everest she will already have RN prereq's done and will be working as a LPN, I've heard that it is much easier to get accepted into an LPN to RN bridge versus walking straight into an RN program. No, her classes and credits dont transfer but she doesnt need them to. She's using Everest as a stepping stone. On the other hand let's just imagine someone working as a Nursing Assistant making $12.00 an hour without any Nursing prereq's.....If admitted into Everest that person has the potential after one year of school to come out making a minimum of $23.00 an hour, that's more than a $10.00 hike! Who wouldnt go for that? Neither of us work for Everest so we're not endorsing the school, I dont even go to the school but were just trying to give some people out there another option who has gone through the same obtacles we have trying to get admitted into community colleges around here. Of course this program isnt for everyone so each person would have to research all their options and decide what's best for them! If I were to actually get accepted I would consider this one year LPN program a blessing! I wish you the best!
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    Skeptical about the high amount of Student Loan

    The program I'm trying to get accepted into is $30,000! Yes, that's just for LPN. All the community colleges in my area you have to have damn near a 4.0 Gpa to get accepted into the RN program or be willing to sit on a waiting list for the next 2 to 3 years with no degree or certificate. I recieve financial aid, if you are awarded any scholarships you may apply those, also in MI they have NWLB- up to $10,000 for a 2 years of education. for the one year LPN I believe your only allowed $5,000. Yes it's expensive but in MI a new LPN has the potential of starting out making at least $23.00, some I've heard started at $26.00 once they passed their state boards! For me it is so worth it! I have a sister that attends Indiana University and her tuition is $30,000 per year! and it will take her 4 years to earn a degree. Only you can make the right decision. I wish you the best!
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    Everest Institute.. Anyone have info?

    Hello, It can be financed with the help of financial aid, scholarships that you may apply up until the last day of class, No Worker Left behind (I was told only up to $5,000 because the program is only 11 months) loans and payment plans.
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    WBH - Troy Formula

    Hello, I am an employee at WBH Troy. I dont think they would be willing to answer that question over the phone. All hospitals have different varieties of formula, but until the baby is born and has time to see if the selected formula works well with their system I wouldnt recommend going and stocking up. Usually most hospitals send the "New Mom" home with a diaper bag full of baby supplies (formula included) this should get you through the first few days. As far as diapers, your baby could be allergic or you may find that the cost of the particular brand just doesnt fit in with your buget? And may want to seek other brands. I hope this helped? If not, the ONLY person I would recommend addressing these questions to would be the Pediatrician you have already selected to care for your baby once born. CONGRATULATIONS!!
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    Where do I report fraudulent nursing programs?

    I believe it's already been exposed. But for future reference you can always Contact the Michigan Board of Nursing with questions and complaints. Sorry I dont have the number handy.
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    Missed informed people about LPN profession boils my skin

    I am pursuing the LPN route because I live in Michigan and the competition is outrageous trying to get accepted into an RN program right now! There may be 300 candidates for 40 spots! A LPN in Michigan starts out with an average pay of $23.00 an hour and more depending on where they are hired. A new RN at the hospital I work at only makes $26.00 starting out! I plan on continuing for my RN when the time comes but in the mean time after a year of school I will be a LPN making about $8.00 more than I do now and I wont be just sitting around on a waiting list! The LPN route is my stepping stone. Yes you will hear that hospitals dont really hired LPN's anymore (TRUE) but the hospital isnt the only place a nurse can worked whether you're an RN or LPN....There are clean newer nursing homes and assisted living facilities that resemble hotels on the inside, there are agencies, Doctors offices, Home health agencies, Schools and private duty places of employment amongst many others! Dont let anyone discourage you! Do what works for you! Most of the RN's I talk to say "you might as well go for the RN program" What they dont realize is that it is nearly "impossible" to get into a RN program nowadays and I have a family to support, so one year of school for me means a higher income, and and oppourtunity for a job advancement because my current position sucks! Although I am grateful and blessesd to have a job right now it is truly time to move on! Write down the pros and cons of what your options are. I wish you the best!:wink2:
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    Working nights is killing me.

    Sorry, I cant offer any help. I have been working nights for 3 years, the first year was FT 8 hour shifts now even though I only work PT maybe 3 days 8 hour shifts I can honestly say it hasnt gotten any better! I'm 32 with a 12 and 6 year old. I am the lightest sleeper ever, I hear everything! I do have an opaque blanket over my blinds to darken the room but working nights it seems like I never get that "good sleep" that everyone else gets when the rest of the world shuts down at night and all you hear are the crickets. Trying to sleep after working nights is equivalent to just taking a nap. Theres the garbage truck, the landscapers, the neighborhood children that are allowed outside before noon either bouncing a basketball or knocking on my door for my children to come out. When school is in I have told my children to call my cell phone if they have problems at school but for some reason I just cant seem to ignore the house phone when it rings. I work 11p to 7:30a and I find that when I have days off I try to switch my schedule so I can have the same routine as my family.....doesnt work either. For instance I find that after taking the kids to school at 8 and waking at 3 to pick them back up, I get home, help with homework and cook dinner and by 7p I'm still so drained that I have to take another nap before work.......now say I'm off that night, I pick the kids up at 3, help with homework, cook dinner and by 9p I am so drained I feel like I was drugged and cant keep my eyes open...You would think some good sleep is about to follow? WRONG! I sleep to about midnight then I am back up again and really dont get sleepy until it's time to wake the kids up for school and that's about 6:45a. I've tried taking benadryl on off days to sleep through the night so I dont sleep the entire next day but nothing works. I believe working nights has contributed to gaining weight, I'm always grouchy especially when being woke before I'm ready, I dont eat healthy because I'm usually so tired after I make dinner I'd rather sleep and eat at work around 2am. My friends seem to always call at the wrong time, they think I'm anti social and they just dont understand. Yes I've tried ear plugs but having children I dont recommend using them, you need to be alert but the problem is I'm just too alert. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise but right now it's a headache. I thought about afternoon shift but I would never get to see my children. I plan to be in school FT this fall so working days isnt an option. Now recently I dont know how but I've been able to go to sleep by 8a and get up by noon. I'm still sleepy but since school is out I find that I am more productive this way and I've been able to stay awake til about 7p and not spend the entire day in the bed. Good Luck! Let me know if you have any suggestions because I'm still trying to figure this out! And I couldnt imagine working 12 hour shifts because thats what time I lay back down around 7p when the shift would be just starting. Who ever can offer some sound concrete advice I would appreciate it also! And it doesnt help that it's not really dark outside until about 9:45p!!
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    Everest Institute.. Anyone have info?

    Hey Hopesgramcracker, Just wondering about the Financial Aid? I have a friend that's interested but she's worried if she doesnt do so good she wont be able to withdraw without losing money. Is the tuiton up front for the entire duration of the program or is it billed in quarter's? Also with NWLB is there a way to get them to pay the entire $10,000? I got you email, thanks for the compliment!