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ALavallee

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    Thank you Allnurses!

    I remember when I first came across the Allnurses website. Back when I had the slightest glimmer that nursing was for me. I was in the middle of prerequisites for a nursing program deemed quite hard to get in.....and stay in. I lurked around Allnurses for about a year before I finally joined. But oh the joining! Upon registering, the first thing I noticed was the sense of community. Here are people from all walks of life, at various levels of nursing careers, from all around the world! Allnurses's gave me a support system. When I was worried about getting into the nursing program, Allnurses's was there. When I was anxious about the program after being selected, Allnurses's was there. Whenever I had a question, most times I didn't need to ask, because it was already there! For the last several weeks I have been studying for the NCLEX. everything I questioned, everything I Googled, started with "Allnurses..." On Monday I took my NCLEX. I have read every post on the PVT. I read so many NCLEX study guides. I have cheered for many, and felt the pain of some. While I have still mainly lurked around, not signed in, not posting....just reading, adopters had been there. Now I've done it! I'm an RN!! I couldn't have done it without you guys, this website, and all the support... even if toy didn't know you were giving it! Thank you Allnurses!
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    Only a nurse will understand...

    Love this! I worked with an ADON who returned all phone calls at 2am.
  3. Thank you so much for this! I will be graduating in May with my ADN. I am so worried about finding a job! I am curious though; As a new nurse, the idea of working in home health terrifies me. I feel I will not have the experience to notice when a patient is starting to go bad. HAs anyone went straight into home care? How did it work for you?
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Ha! For some reason it didn't show the last comments! Sorry for the double! :)
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    I know the lowest g.p.a. accepted for this fall was a 3.7 with an average of 3.88. From what I understand, the spring semesters average g.p.a. is lower
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    Smoking and the Nursing Student

    I just finished week two of not smoking and week one of nursing school. I knew it was going to be impossible to smoke during clinicals so I am trying to get right now! :) You can do this! I am using the nicotine gum because it seems like it is the only thing that helps me. Good luck!
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Awesome thanks! See you all tomorrow!
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Is anyone bringing their skills kit for the first day?
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Alright, I have another question :) IS anyone getting the pelvic exam as part of their physical? I went to the Walgreens clinic for my physical and they don't do them (as i knew) but the woman marked it all out and wrote all over it! I haven't had a chance to contact the school yet, but I am curious what others are doing.
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Thanks guys! I finally found a pair! :)
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    Is anyone finding all white shoes anywhere?!?! Every pair I find has something not white! Even if it is just the logo is shaded in pink or gray.
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    CNAs "making up" vitals.

    In the last hospital I worked in I was trained on the job for tech work, with no previous experience. On my first day I asked what RR meant on the vs sheet and was told to "just write down 20". Yeah. I know for a fact some CNA's make up vitals, and weights as well.
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    I didn't receive an email about workshops. Can you tell me what it said? When did you sign up for the TEAS? I am going on the 1st in the am.
  14. ALavallee

    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    I got my first choice too! St. Anthony's.
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    SPC Nursing Fall 2012

    All I have recieved thus far was my acceptance email with info on vaccinations, drug tests and background checks....Can someone tell if other info was sent out?
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