Calixan

Calixan

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Calixan has 5 years experience and specializes in Emergency.

I graduated LVN school July 2010 and recently graduated RN school in December 2014. I've worked in the ER my entire nursing career at two different level one trauma centers and love it. I will be starting a RN-MSN program in the next couple months and looking forward to where my career takes me next.

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  1. June 2015 start date MSN

    Meh, definately slacking. I'm actually at starbucks right now to redo some assignments. I need a motivation partner!
  2. I was wondering....

    Eck, so many grammar/spelling errors in my previous post. Sorry!
  3. I was wondering....

    There you go, nursing experience not just RN experience. People gain experience through different avenues and to have them wait 3-5 years before entering an NP program seems crazy to me just because they weren't an RN all those years. People have exp...
  4. I was wondering....

    While all that may be true, I still don't think all NP schools should require 3-5 yrs experience. Maybe look at the person as a whole and their knowledge base/experience. Or require some type of entrance test to see where you stand (not the GRE becau...
  5. I was wondering....

    I can kind of see the view of that. Just as doctors and PA's don't have to have any medical experience before going to school, and most of them never work in the medical field at all until after they have graduated. At least those who go to a FNP pro...
  6. Which classes to start first?

    I thought RN-BSN didn't have capstone, from what I understand, it's just RN-MSN. Unless that's what you meant.
  7. I was wondering....

    That is my plan too actually. I want to be an NP and it will be a lot cheaper going through WGU first and less time. If you don't start WGU in July, where will you go? You'll end up waiting to get into school somewhere. I know how you feel about bein...
  8. I still havent heard back from my EC, but if I start in May. Count me in!!!
  9. Central Texas College or Temple College? Help!

    I just recently graduated from CTC and having received my LVN from another school, I can say CTC has a lot of work to do. I too had problems getting into their program after being lied to and I also had countless problems in the program. I am just gl...
  10. June 2015 start date MSN

    I am scheduled to start the RN-MSN in leadership on June 1st.
  11. I am scheduled to start June 1st but I talked with my enrollment counselor today and I may be able to move up to the May 1st start date. I am doing the RN-MSN program but we have the same classes to begin with. I am up for having a buddy or two, or t...
  12. Online transition programs for LVNs for Texas

    DO NOT DO LAMAR STATE LVN-RN PROGRAM!!!!!!!! Take it from an LVN who has tried it. I started with one girl and neither of us were able to pass. I was about 6-7 months into the program. They're testing in the program is not good, and when I called to ...
  13. In the ER I work in currently we do verbal reports but in the ER I worked in previously, we did SBARs and that seemed to work out well. Basically had all the general info on the patient, name, age, hx, allergies, current vs, sx, etc. Then that was fa...
  14. Lone Star Fall 2012 ADN Applicants

    There is a difference between graduation rate, and NCLEX pass rate. I have found that a lot of schools have high nclex passing rate, but very few have good graduation rates. Might want to clarify and that is also something i am trying to find out abo...
  15. LSC Montgomery Transition 2012

    OMG!!! I wish I would have seen all this before hand!!! I would have applied already! I was in an RN program but got out of it in March and I been looking to do straight BSN now. But if I would have known I could start another ADN program this fall a...