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Hopefull nurse

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  1. Hopefull nurse

    Hopefull yet again to become a nurse

    jschex6, Thanks for the info. I will definitely look into it :)
  2. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    Hi! Oh, I am so excited to finally meet someone who will be joining me in August. The shock of getting that long awaited call has finally faded and now I am so nervous and excited about starting the program. I hope I can do well. So what have you done so far? I just got CPR certified (work as a PCA at EJGH). Have to go get my first Hep B shot at EJGH (need it for employment requirement). I also got a physical per employment requirements at EJGH but I have to see if I can use it for Charity. My TB tests from EJGH and Childrens Hospital (volunteer there) are still good so they are completed. I found out about our student accident and sickness insurance. Here are the prices from the paper we need to sign and send along with our dues Annual $245 August 19 to August 18 Fall $103 August 19 to Jan 12 Spring $152 Jan 13 to August 18 Summer $57 May 31 to August 18 The one thing that is worrying me is that we need health insurance. I am not legally married so I cannot get on honeys insurance. I checked Blue Cross/Blue Shield and it would cost me $235 a month. I work as a PCA at EJGH but am only required to do two 12 hour shifts a month. It works for me because I have 2 small daughters that I stay home with during the day, so I do my 2 shifts 2 Fridays (7pm to 7 am) out of the month. Looks like I may have to take some extra shifts to cover for health insurance. I am so worried I will forget something! If I left out anything please let me know :) Looking forward to July 21st and meeting my future classmates!
  3. Hopefull nurse

    Crushed Future LPN

    Thank you all for your advice. I guess I don't really care about the opinions of others. It's just that it hurts when you want to share some happy news with family and "close" friends and all you get is, negativity. Around here, it is such a touchy subject between LPN's and RN's. I work as a PCA at a local hospital and when the RN's have asked me if I am going for nursing or something in the Medical field, I have told them yes. A smile sets of their faces and then when I say I'm in the LPN program they smile immediately fades...like an on/off switch. I am currently taking Medical Terminology while I wait to start the LPN program in August and all I here from my classmates is that the LPN program is for those who didn't succeed in the RN program (aka, RN Rejects), or those too afraid to be in the RN program. I love working close with patients. As a PCA I have to do 12 hour shifts with the same patient and I really get to know them. We talk, and talk, and talk! At the end of my shift they don't want me to live. I enjoy being close to them and helping them with changing, brushing their hair, eating, reading a book...its such a fullfilling moment for me. To finally have found something that I love to do. At the end of my shift, I don't feel tired. I feel happy. So you guys are right...I can't let some ingnorant people get in the way of achieving my goal. I have to just keep pressing forward and remember they are just bumps in my road to success!
  4. Hopefull nurse

    Crushed Future LPN

    Hi Ya'll, I am (or I should say was) excited because on June 17th I got the call I had been waiting for....I got into the LPN program at Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans! My happiness what short lived because as news starting spreading, I began to get these awful vibes from people. Here are some of the things that have been said to me: 1. LPN is actually a "nursing" program? 2. Please tell me you are planning on moving on the RN program 3. Why would you go the route where there is no money? 4. Why would you do such a dumb thing? 5. Oh, thats nice....... 6. You will Ace everything in the LPN program because it is such a "huge" drop from the RN program...way too easy. 7. You might as well just go for your CNA certificate....less expensive and you will do the same thing. 8. Do you know how little they make an hour? 9. Are you going into the LPN program because you couldn't get into the RN program? 10. So you are going to become a Little Pretend Nurse...... 11. That's stupid Okay, so from the things you have just read, you can see that I am so disappointed and upset. I can't believe why everyone feels that LPN's are not nurses. To so many people, RN rule the nursing community. How could people say such things?!!! When I tell people that I am going to be an LPN, you can see their enthusiasm just drop to the floor. I don't even know what to think anymore.
  5. Hopefull nurse

    Beware OLOL Accelerated ASN

    Kitti419, Congratulations on nearing the end! I am sure it has been a tough but exciting road. Also wanted to let you know that after all my ups and downs I have been accepted to Charity's LPN program for Fall 2010! It has been 2 weeks (tomorrow) since getting that call and I still can't believe it. I am excited and looking forward to getting started. Looking for Pharm books since I have heard many, many times how hard this part of nursing can be. So between now and August I wll try and prepare myself as much a possible. Nice to see you are doing well
  6. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    Hi! yes, they called those that had been accepted into the program. For those that were not accepted, they were mailed a letter in which they also were told the reason(s) why they were not accepted. I am sure glad I got a call. What scares me the most is that I will run into nurses who will not want to show me how to do things. Currently, I work as a PCA (personal care attendant) at EJGH. Friday night my patient had a soiled diaper and I asked the CNA if she would mind helping me b/c I had never done it myself and wanted to make sure I did it correctly. Well, the CNA came in with the items necessary to change the patient and told me that the RN had said that she couldn't help me b/c I had to do it myself. I got so mad b/c I couldn't believe how awful the RN could be. It was around 12am and all the other patients in Geripsych were asleep so its not like I was getting in the way of the CNA's duties. Thankfully, 2 CNA's came in to help me and walked me through the process. The RN came in while we were changing the patient and she left without saying a word after the CNA told her that they were showing me but that I was doing it myself. I felt so bad I cried in the patients room because I started freaking out and thinking that If I will have to deal with RN's who will not help me learn, I will never become a good nurse. How do you guys think I should handle situations like this? I have no clue when it comes to nurses, hospitals and the environment. I have heard things about it being a competition and nurses being cut throat. It scares me.....
  7. Hopefull nurse

    Hesi A2 for LSU

    :anpom::anpom::anpom::anpom::anpom::anpom::anpom::anpom: Good luck on the HESI Nursestudent1975!
  8. Hopefull nurse

    Charity financial aid

    Thanks for the congrats! I hope that your new appeal gets accepted and everything works well. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you too!
  9. Hopefull nurse

    Charity financial aid

    PLEASE DISREGARD THE NUMBER I JUST GAVE YOU...IT IS INCORRECT THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FROM THE FAFSA WEBSITE For assistance with problems or difficulties while using FAFSA on the Web, or for specific questions about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at
  10. Hopefull nurse

    Charity financial aid

    Have you tried talking to the FAFSA people directly? I have attended Delgado for 3 semesters in preparation for a nursing career (just got accepted to Charity's LPN program this past Thursday!) and the financial aid staff have not been the most helpful at times. Call 1-866-549-6195 and see if they can clear things up for you. I already have a degree from UNO so I am unable to get any pell grants (sucks). I hope you can clear things with FAFSA because having to pay for your nursing career can be a stressful. But in any case you may be faced with that possibility, remember that there are some hospitals that will pay for your tuition if you commit to work with them (I learned that from posts here). Hope things go your way! Congratulations and good luck at Charity!
  11. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    Thank you! You are right...I have doubted myself from the very beginning. That's probably why 1 day later I still can't believe I made it in. A friend told me yesterday that I would Ace everything in LPN school since its a "huge" drop from the RN program. I kind of felt hurt by her comment but I am happy to be in the LPN program. I don't know what the future has in store for me...I might decide to bridge to the RN program. If I do decide to bridge over it will be because of better career opportunities not because I think an LPN is not worth it. For now, I will enjoy my status as a future PN nursing student! I couldn't sleep last night I was so excited! Thank to all that have shared with me their advice and moral support. I was looking back at some posts I made and I couldnt believe just how negative I was. Time for a change......
  12. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    Hi Nursestudent1975! Thanks for the cheer! I went to Charity this afternoon to sign the acceptance paperwork. It was so weird because on my way there is was thundering and raining hard. I was thinking I was going to get completely drenched walking to Charity. Then when I parked the sun came out! It was almost a split second thing! I put like 3 dollars in the meter thinking I would be there a while....wasn't even in there 10 minutes! Oh well...best $3 I ever spent (LOL) I still think I'm dreaming and its midnight! So its been like 12 hours since finding out I got in. Oh gosh, I'm starting to sound cheesy huh?! So I read my packet already (yep, I couldn't wait). I have so many health requirements to complete but I basically did all of them when I got hired by EJGH so I think I am ok. Orientation is July 21st. I am so excited and can't wait. BTW, I got an 81 on my first Bio 161 test. I was 4 pts away from an A! I have 2nd test next week and I started studying today. Also, just took my Medical Terminology test (2nd). Made an A on it and made an A on my first one. With the Charity acceptance, I just got a big boost to do much much better in class! woooooooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (just ask me in August how I'm doing...might not be doing the happy dance!)
  13. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    :clpty:Hi ya'll! Just wanted to let you know that I just got my call! I GOT ACCEPTED TO CHARITY'S LPN PROGRAM FOR FALL 2010
  14. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    CORRECTION: The knowing is killing me!
  15. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    Okay the not knowing me. I know calls are being made this week for those accepted into the LPN program. I am 99.99 % certain I didn't make it in but I guess it won't sink in until I read the letter of rejection.
  16. Hopefull nurse

    Charity LPN Program

    I apologize for being snappy. I guess I am so stressed about this situation that I am jumpy at everything. I am the one who failed the TEAS last september and shattered my dreams of applying to the RN program so another disappointment would just be horrible for me. Right now, I am just preparing for the worse and I have basically stopped hoping for the best. Truthfully a 75 profile score is really bad...I know realistically my chances of getting in with that are bad. I wonder how many seats are available. If its only 25 like I was told by a classmate last night then I really didn't get in. Once again, I am trully sorry for sounding mean.
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