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    Is it easier financially in the Lpn to rn program

    my lpn to rn ran up a bill of about 8000 dollars over a year and half, that was for school only (books,scrubs, tuition,fuel, etc). I paid out of pocket (well my credit card did).
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    Help: job choices as a new grad

    I would go with the office job, those are hard to get,hospital jobs are easy to get because of all the people who quit.
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    LPN to RN worth it?

    Not make more money? Usually upgrading to RN gets you about 10k more a year. Having a Rn would open more doors if you ever left your current job and I hear many places are going to hire only Rn's. But if you have a good job with good retirement benefits, and you can make bank, it may be good to just stay as you are. Looks like you will win either way.
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    I feel like I’m being targeted please help

    Get out of there before they really get you in trouble and you lose your license. I notice you said that there was a high turnover rate, so get on out on your own terms and not because you were fired or worse.
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    A&P ll before or after starting Nursing program?

    Nursing school is very hard, take everything you can now so that you can take ONLY nursing classes. When you do take anatomy, pay attention to anything to do with the heart/lungs and endocrine system.
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    Help failed NCLEX twice

    Best book I had that was a match to my test was an easy to read Lacharity Prioritization and delegation, don't let the name fool you, there is a lot of content in it as well. Other than that, I did online free flashcards based on safety and intervention, passed at 75. oh, and learn learn learn the test strategy that ati teaches, you will have to use guessing on this test.
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    NCLEX in evening?

    I would try to go in afternoon if you can so you won't have to get up so early and can review lab values right before the test. Dont study the day before though and get to bed early, a fresh mind will help more than cramming the day before. Keep in mind that they take your photo before you test, so don't show up looking like you just got out of jail.
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    Should, I quit my job and drop out of school?

    If you like nursing keep going, I don't feel any nurse will be a "good nurse" until they have several years experience on the floor. Most of what makes you a good nurse comes from being on the floor, not reading a book. After you get a few years experience though, hit the books again and then you can really learn from books.
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    ATI Comprehensive RN 2019

    Those ATI test are hard to study for, about the only thing you can do is be a good student to start with, read the ati material if you can, and find some flashcards online based on ati stuff. also, dont stay up all night before the test, a fresh mind will go farther than an extra 2-3 hours of study the night before.
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    RN school easier for LPNs?

    It won't hurt that's for sure, but if you pass RN school, it's because you made time to study a lot, not because you were an lpn. Rn schools is about 2-3 times harder than lpn school because it adds more detail and move through the material much faster.
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    If they do have a question about chemistry on a test, don't worry, the would have gone over it in class. I didn't have chem either. Learn your notes word for word.
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    Previously failed nursing student needing advice

    Half your graduating class will either be a repeat or someone who was from some other major. It's not hard to mess up on nursing school, especially if you try to work more than two days a week. It's not anyone's business so why bother telling about it? I havent heard anyone talk bad about a repeat anyway, I admire someone who is determined to beat the odds even if it mean failing your way to success. Do you think the facebook man didnt program and reprogram until he had his software right? Keep going, good jobs are hard to find and healthcare is where its at if you want a job with a earned degree.
  13. I have spent the last few years just being a med cart nurse at nursing homes. I think that if I left being a med cart/med pass nurse that home health would be a good job too, but I know I'd need to brush up on some stuff first. What are the most common skills that one would need to be in home health? I assume more assessment, wound care, specimen collection, and iv related issues. What else? Thanks.
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    Failing Nursing 1

    It's hard to save yourself at the final and most people score within a few points of their average. If you have never made an A and you need an A,,that will be very very hard. I would see about dropping and getting back in. If you do come back, you better have a new plan to put more time into studying. Study your old notes while you wait to get back in. You would be surprised at how many students are repeats and from some other major as well. It's hard to find a good job and nursing is in demand and you can actually get a job right out of school, so stay in the game. So what if it took an extra year to graduate.
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    Failed clinical. Feels like the end of the world...

    I hope ari1 will follow up on the post and tell us how it turned out.
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    Studying for NCLEX

    Learning content should already be done, that is what school is for. You will make your head explode if you try to just hit random content. For the NCLEX you need to be hitting the strategies and whatever flashcards you can find on safety and intervention. Studying up on delegation and who the nurse will see first will pay big dividends. I totally recommend Lacharity's book because it will blend nursing content along with what I just talked about. It's easy to read as well. Then hit the strategies from ATI and whatever free flashcards you can find on safety and intervention. If you insist on a content course save your money and buy a used book on Ebay called Exam Cram Nclex Rn. Good luck.

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