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    Which program is better LA Harbor or LA Southwest?

    hi doglover14! i went to harbor college and it was an outstanding experience.it is an extremely tuff program, but it prepared me for nclex. they have a very high pass rate(check the BRN). where do you live because the 2 schools are in opposite directions. i went to southwest for a few prereqs as well. caffeine
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    Oh dear:arghh:, not what I was hoping for. Thanks for the response though. Caffeine
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    My supervisor or QA person will send the oasis back to you and you resubmit with corrections. Caffeine
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    Hello nurses!, For those of you with experience,is the computerized Oasis document quicker/easier to complete than the old fashioned 20 page hand written one? Thanks in advance, Caffeine
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    LVN to RN in Southern California

    Pm me. I'll tell u where I went and the ends and outs. There is hope;) Caffeine
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    Wow... NCLEX was a JOKE.... studied 4 days...

    In my opinion, it was definetly "not a joke". It wasn't impossible but definetly the most stressful test I have ever taken so far.Caffeine
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    Curious about other testing sites

    In California, gum was not allowed too.And when you went on break, finger scan, ID check, empty out pockets,tcdb:)Caffeine
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    Just A Rant!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Ruiz, I just pm you. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Caffeine
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    LPN in an ADN program...advice?

    Hi, I too was an LVN to RN and it was not easy. As an LVN, I was not used to the paperwork and nsg care plans at all:madface:. I struggled big time and needed help badly. I did find help with my classmates who were generic RNs. They had the solid foundation and knowledge from 1st semester that I did not have. Ask your generic RN classmates for guidance /suggestions. I wish I would have sooner so that I wasn't playing catchup. You can do it. Good luck, Caffeine
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    Just A Rant!!!!!!!!!

    I am a fresh, new grad RN. I have seen a few ads seeking new grads and I have been lucky enough to get several interviews. Once I get there why do they ask " So do you have any experience?" I thought this was for a new grad!!!!!!??? To make it more interesting they also ask " So what other languages do you speak?" What!!!!!! I'm just a new grad RN who is not multi- lingual, nor do I have any acute experience in a hospital:no: What I am is extremely passionate, a patient advocate,who would love to show you what I can do. PLease give me a chance. Just a rant, Caffeine
  11. Hi, Are there any good books about being a HH nurse (RN) and good charting/documenting? Thanks in advance Caffeine
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    Failed second time NCLEX RN how to be motivated again?

    I totally agree with Begosh. The NCLEX is not content only, but test strategy. ABC's, stable vs unstable, real vs. unreal etc.. Kaplan was a huge help imo. I did the live classroom version and online. I felt this was similiar to the NCLEX. Good luck 2 u - u can do it! Caffeine
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    Hired at a SNF but.....

    UPDATE I had to turn down the SNF RN position. The manager was not willing to extend me an orientation beyond 2 days. Some new grads perhaps could have handled the stress but not me:no:. I feel good with my decision. The patients deserve someone competent and prepared. I tip my hat to those new grads who managed to tuff it out working with 40+ residents and 24-48 hour orientation. Good luck to us all in the struggle, Caffeine
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    how long did you wait to go from LPN to RN?

    Too long:crying2:. I got my LVN in 2000 and waited ,waited, waited. I could've had my NP by now but oh well. I graduated in June 2012 with my ADN. Do it now!!!!! Caffeiine
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    What do you indicate when they ask "Salary Requirement"?

    If I only could! Caffeine:roflmao:
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    What do you indicate when they ask "Salary Requirement"?

    Yes, I have:crying2: Caffeine