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  1. Hi curious if CT has any RN program like this? I searched but couldn't find any.
  2. Hi, fellow Neighbor from CT. Looking to apply to State jobs in Mass. I am curious does Mass have any evening LPN or RN program's? I only found one when I was searching Baystate. Trying to find an evening program preferably in Springfield or Bridgewater? Appreciate the insight.
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    LPN Programs in CT?

    Hey hey! Good day so looking at the possibility of applying for LPN school. Out of the 3 programs in the State now would you rank them? Leaning towards Lincoln Tech. Anyone know if Lincoln Tech has a part-time program? Some side.questions. I've come to terms that the program is around $35K. Curious does aid cover LPN programs and are their scholarship's? Appreciate the feedback.
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    First Time Doing CPR...

    Hey Hey! Not going in too much details how did you fare and feel during your first code blue? So not a nurse but have been around, lol, in the healthcare realm. Rode the rig for 4 years, worked in the OR for a year, and been doing psych for almost 8 years. For the first time in my close to 10 years working in the healthcare biz was in my first code blue this week. Now I mean seen CPR done about three to four times in my life. One was with a female at the Y (Was working out remember had to pull someone out of the hot tub), other time was during my training as an EMT doing a clinical in the ER, and the other two was where I was a gear runner for REVS/Code Blues for the Hospital. I mean I have seen my share of the deceased before with family and friends love ones. As well as seeing many in the OR when I was down there. Think around twenty individuals. Though this week was my first-time doing CPR on someone. Not going much into details, I don't know if anyone has had similar experiences with their first time. So, I didn't find the whole aspect of CPR to be exhausting, but it was mentally draining through the whole process. I didn't even do much CPR. I don't know if this makes much sense but so much emotions and hormones are pumping through you once you make that switch off you just want to collapse to the freaking ground. I don't know if anyone can agree or disagree? I only did 4 minutes. I mean if I had to, I would have kept going but it was mentally draining. Time is frozen during a code. Literally think I was in there for 10 minutes and it felt like hours. Can anyone relate? Was a learning experience and recognize what I could do different if the situation ever arises again in my life. The patient didn't make it through though unfortunately. For me think it was hard being reminded of it by my coworkers the day after. Though I do appreciate their support; feel like they are a second family. For me I like to just swallow things up and eventually rack my brain for a week to process things then I can move forward. It is hard for me to open up about my emotions lol. I know though there might be some aftershocks from this incident so that adds some additional stress. Think the other thing that eats me up is the patient was younger than 40 with children. On our unit our patients are walkers and talkers was literally interacting with this patient 2 to 3 hours prior. I also have some guilt regarding my CPR. I feel I could of done better and stayed longer. After 4 minutes the shock of doing CPR took over and I needed to switch out. Glad didn't let my pride consume and recognize what was best for the patient. How were you when you performed CPR for the first time?
  5. Here is the rub I got my own self into a pickle with credit debt paying that off. Starting a family so being close to family is a plus for the next two year's. Could technically move to another State. My line of work in healthcare carries no license or certification. That's why I was looking at the LPN, Medic, RT route as a way to build that first part of the bridge to being an RN. With RN school's applied to 3 to 4 programs. Also was thinking along those lines to of scheduling. As a Medic or RT or LPN working 3 7p to 7a shifts would probably make nursing school a bit smoother ride.
  6. Hey hey! So rejected third time from Nursing School. Plan to apply one more time retaking my AP1 and 2 to boost the grade up. GPA is currently a 3.0 and try to boost that up a little as well. If the 4th try fails have to go with Plan B. So LPN school is too expensive ($30,000-$40,000) not sure at that cost it is worth it. Was thinking of going the Medic route or RRT route then eventually come back to Nursing. Which of these 2 jobs/college programs ne beneficial down the road when applying for Nursing School? Thanks a bunch!
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    Do Bachelor's Degrees Save Lives? - The Facts about Earning a BSN

    Diploma program in my state changed hands to a private university. Cost for the BSN $16,000 a semester.
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    Do Bachelor's Degrees Save Lives? - The Facts about Earning a BSN

    I agree. Grandfather everyone in by 2022. After that be like Canada/Europe mandate to be a RN have a four year degree or accelerated bachelors or higher degeee. In addition, make LPN/RPN programs a two year diploma program. That the program allows you to bridge enter into a BSN program as a third year student. Have any nurse with an associates be allowed to keep their degree and only have the option to work in LTC/Rehab/Outpatient facilities/Doctor offices. BSNs can work anywhere and in hospitals after 2022. Make community college free!!!
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    Nursing Degrees: The Hospital-Based Nursing Diploma (RN)

    Our hospital just did away with the Nursing Diploma progr they offered. Now only one of the three left in my state.
  10. Wait LVN is a CNA who can just pass medication, that should be here in this state ha. We have med and IV classes for certain positions, but not sure if for CNAs. Such as in the group home take a 24 hour medication class and test. We have two one for adults and children...man that be awesome if our state did that.
  11. i am graduating college with a bachelor of science in justice and law admin, and looking to pursue a second degree into nursing. when looking into nursing programs from associates to bachelor of science to master of science programs it is competitive. with my current gpa from college it is not impossible but would not be likely to be considered for nursing programs. two community colleges in my area offer an associates degree in paramedic studies. been interested in ems services while in college, but did not have time to take any courses. courses will be a challenge, but believe can complete it. question has anyone went from associates degree in par. studies to bsn? would this be derailing me from going to a nursing degree? trying to avoid online and accelerated programs, but would it be possible to complete the degree in 3 instead of 4? do you have any opinions on accelerated programs for a degree? i understand if i do consider the program basically will be just focus on school. so no work no money would have to save up. though would it be better to do a year to year ½ program? appreciate the responses.
  12. I am taking an EMR class at the local ambulance center and hopefully will be taking an EMTB course soon. See the term thrown around a lot on the internet in regards to EMS services. Looking it up seems to be similar to a patient care technician? Is that true; my understanding on PCT it continues on from what a CNA does. Example would be administering an IV for example. Two part question: What is an ECT? Second question what level of EMT training do you have to be at to become an ECT? Second question can ask around at the ambulance center in regards to local procedures. Though appreciate the responses.
  13. The paramedic degree could take many of perquisites necessary and help raise my GPA. Know some of the courses covered are pharmacology, chemistry, statistics, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, lifespan and development. With combination of my second bachelor degree can hopefully be entered into a nursing program in the area, May not be able to work as a paramedic when going towards a nursing program, but can volunteer help out the community and learn experience. Question should be looking at would it be better to go for an accelerated second degree program or apply for traditional four year program? With majority of general education and prerequisites completed by prior college courses.
  14. hi, 23 year old male graduating college with a bachelor of science in justice and law administration. took me 5 years and 1 class this semester this fall will be completed with college. now though been interested in awhile, but kept selling my self short and something wouldn't be able to handle is going for a nursing degree. i have considered the military while in college. now leaving something i would want to pursue. been asking on several boards in regards of what direction to go in regards to nursing. should i wait after completion of active duty, go reserve, or wait till receive my degree in nursing and then look into the military. many have said the latter obtain your nursing degree and then enter into the military. secondly is there an age limit into when i can join as a nurse? am currently 23 would tentatively look to receive degree between 26 to 28 years old. will appreciate the responses and will look on this board to help give me some direction.
  15. Hi, 23 year old male graduating college with a bachelor of science in Justice and Law Administration. Took me 5 years and 1 class this semester this fall will be completed with college. Now though been interested in awhile, but kept selling my self short and something wouldn't be able to handle is going for a nursing degree. Been looking into the program at my college will look at others. Looking over classes to be accepted into nursing already completed some of the perquisites necessary. Have a total of 7-8 classes may have to re-take a few already taken while back to receive necessary grade. Few questions not in a rush, but wondering on average how long would you think it take to complete a degree in Nursing? Would have to return back to college for another four years? With the program at my current college and prerequisites needed to take it would take 5 to 6 semesters; with about 20 classes needed to take. Also should consider any programs such as accelerated or second degree? People have mentioned to stay away from programs such as those? Will it be difficult to be accepted into a nursing program with my college GPA being a 2.3? I have considered the military while in college. Now leaving something I would want to pursue. Been asking on several boards in regards of what direction to go in regards to nursing. Should I wait after completion of active duty, go reserve, or wait till receive my degree in nursing and then look into the military. Many have said the latter obtain your nursing degree and then enter into the military. Secondly is there an age limit into when I can join as a nurse? Am currently 23 would tentatively look to receive degree between 26 to 28 years old. Will appreciate the responses and will look on this board to help give me some direction.
  16. Hi, believe made a post awhile back introducing myself. I was contemplating pursuing a different degree. I am close to finishing college by the fall. Near the start of my senior year came to a conclusion that the degree pursuing was something interested in, but in the wrong direction. Before considering pursing a new degree was interested in the military. I am looking into the Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy and hopefully will make the scores to enter into a job involved in the medical field. Question with a degree unsure if would be able to be eligible for any programs the military might offer. If anyone has more information on what programs each branch offers would be appreciative? I will have to look up more information.
  17. Wanted to say hi, name is Doug I am 22 years old. I am graduating this spring with a degree in Justice and Law Administration. At the moment unsure if this is the direction want to go towards. I am interested in Nursing. Looking to complete an EMT certification by the end of the year to see if going into to medicine is what I really want to do. Strongly interested in serving in the military if anyone has any experience with being a military medic replies would be great. Want to join the Navy, but a couple sources say go USCG or Army for a LPN. Just have one question if anyone can offer some insight. With my current degree credits and in combination with my LPN from the Army can anyone offer an idea on timeframe to receive a Bachelors Degree for an RN? Thanks for reading, and will look through the board for more info. Have a good one.
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