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  1. JustBeachyNurse

    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    No. The LVN license by challenge is only valid in CA. The BVNPT is very specific about this.
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    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    Its unlikely but only the board of nursing can give you an accurate answer
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    Passed my NCLEX-RN! My NCLEX Review Material Tips

    Too many resources can be as bad as not enough
  4. JustBeachyNurse

    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    Not without experience in all required areas and completion of a pharmacology course. There are restrictions on this license if you read the BVNPT website and it's invalid in any other state/ineligible for endorsement. Those few that I know imported this worked in a hospital setting as a CNA for 5+ years and worked with clinical education to work in the mandated units as well as perform all mandated skills. These were well established, respected employees that the facility decided to assist in this route.
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    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    If not military you generally need to be a graduate of an accredited or approved nursing school. So someone who challenged would not be eligible. The rules change all the time though and there are exceptions for those with desired experience
  6. JustBeachyNurse

    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    The license will only be valid in CA and not endorsable to any other state. You need to go to the BVNPT website and review the requirements for method 3 (equivalent education or experience)
  7. JustBeachyNurse

    Challenging The Boards To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    Yes it is. Several tried endorsing to TX or OK or PA or NJ and denied a LPN license by endorsement as they did not graduate from nursing school.
  8. JustBeachyNurse

    ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

    I always remembered from decades ago working in the ED as a tech...children look great and compensate until they don't. They cannot sustain high just above normal vital signs for very long until they tire. Children just don't have the reserves of energy. This was handy today when one of my complex tech dependent kiddos was just above normal and my gut said too much change, too much effort and increased work of breathing and put kiddo back on the vent. Continuous assessment looking for the trend of small changes that helped me make a quick care decision within my scope and plan of care. The relief was immediate even the mom commented how comfortable he looked when she came to relieve me at the end of my shift. I think the hardest thing for many non-pediatric specialists to realize is that children are not small adults and have their own unique needs and challenges. Many are "afraid" of the medically complex population I work with but having a strong knowledge background, a willingness to learn/research and knowing the child's baseline has served me well over the years. All of my continuous pulse ox kiddos have the probe on the foot or great toe (depending on age/size). Knowing normals for age is great but finding out the baseline for a complex child is just as important. I have 18-30) a 7yo child who has baseline respirations 40-50/min and HR 100-130. If respirations stay 54 or HR sustained >140 kiddo needs to be put on the vent to prevent exhaustion or "pooping out"
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    Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation

    Yes I would say thank you and no I would not discuss mg personal beliefs as it is irrelevant especially if the greeting comes from a patient, patient family, coworker or supervisor. Or I would say I hope you have a nice day/evening/weekend. Ignoring a greeting is rude and belittling aside from being mean
  10. JustBeachyNurse

    Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation

    Exactly. My son is dealing with this now. Former friends turn their back to him and blatantly ignore him as though he isn't there causing much difficulty. There is no excuse as these are "typical" children and my son is the child with autism and social deficits. Ignoring someone intentionally is extremely cruel. Simply saying have a nice day does not acknowledge the holiday celebration that you don't recognize/celebrate but simply affirms the existence of the human being that offered a greeting. By not doing do isn't being an "itch" but is being rude and possibly cruel. No one says you need to socialize or participate in trivial conversations with others whether or not you like them but being civil is necessary. You don't need to be friends with everyone.
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    Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation

    Why not just say "thank you" or "have a nice day" if someone offers a holiday greeting? It's simple acknowledgement that someone spoke to you and offered a greeting not an offer of celebration. (Saying have a nice day was a suggestion by a speech pathologist for a middle schooler that has a form of autism and wanted an idea rather than turn away or ignore the person)
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    Passed my NCLEX-RN! My NCLEX Review Material Tips

    Any bookstore or online book retailer. Here's a link for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Prioritization-Delegation-Assignment-Exercises-Examination/dp/0323113435
  13. JustBeachyNurse

    nursing process

    While interviewing for a school nurse job? You posted in the school nurse specialty forum
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    question

    Sometimes it's not what you say but how you say it. You don't want to diminish their feelings as invalid. Something like "I hear what you are saying, what makes you feel like no one cares?"
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    question

    What does your fundamentals book say about therapeutic communication? There are specific techniques that are effective
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