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Mewsin has 3 years experience.

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  1. No I bought the guide. I had really good intentions of using it but I ended up moving 6 hours away. Between packing and Christmas and unpacking and getting the kids settled, that didn't happen. I walked into the exam on very little sleep, fighting morning sickness, wrote as quickly as I could and got the hell out of there. It was very basic and I felt it didn't even cover everything that I learned in my program.
  2. Ours was 60% We had half our class graduate with distinction so just to keep that in mind if you're ever wanting to bridge. Our school has a 100% pass rate on the cprne for first write.
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    WHERE have you worked as a LPN/LVN

    You and I work in the same province.
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    WHERE have you worked as a LPN/LVN

    It really depends on where you are. I am a LPN who works in a trauma/er/acc acute medicine hospital.
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    Continuing Care Assistant experience?

    I did but before it was sask polytec. It used to be called siast and it is really the only program available for the province but you can obtain it in different locations. I took most of my course through correspondence but I had one lab day in Saskatoon. My other in class portion I did in north battleford. The north battleford program is set up so you can still work as a cca while taking the course. The union also paid for the course which was awesome. Thank you for the congrats.
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    Continuing Care Assistant experience?

    I was a cca in sk. I loved my job and the only reason I'm not a cca any longer is I have graduated from the practical nursing program and I'm waiting to move before I start nursing. I actually started as a cca before I finished the cca course. Where I was we didn't take vitals but I know in other facilities they did take blood pressures. we did all aspects of personal care. This was helpful while working in the hospital because we don't really have any ccas there. Yes being a cca helped me in my nursing program as well as it will get me a great reference for my new job. Being a Cca teaches amazing time management skills.
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    Health Care Aide Clinicals

    Aide work is really sink or swim. I said to my preceptor this month that I made it as a CCA at *** I'll make it anywhere. He laughed because we both worked at that same facility and he knew what it was like.
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    Iv Initiation.

    FTR I know that PN programs in ON do not teach IV starts, my facility hired new grads from ON and had to get them the education.
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    Iv Initiation.

    Fiona please don't read this as snarky but that isn't necessarily true. I have seen new grad coming out of the same program I am in being able to start IVs without extra training. We have asked them and they said no they did not have to take more training after school. I'm actually surprised more students don't start IVs. Honestly in the hospital where I am, they grab me to start all IVs that I can to get more experience.
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    Iv Initiation.

    In my world, starting and IV is inserting them? I didn't realize there could be confusion on that. We did IV maintenance in 3rd semester (hanging a bag, just for clarity). In 4th semester we learned to insert them. We've been on the floor inserting IVs since we started our final clinicals.
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    Iv Initiation.

    Isn't this in your classes? I'm just a little confused because I'm in a Practical nursing program and as a student I can start IVs without having to take a course because it was in our classes.
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    Seeking Advice - CNA

    I very much doubt they would accept it. Throughout Canada all of our programs are pretty similar, PSW-HHA-CCA-SCA but each province does not recognize the other provincial training. I went to school in SK to be a CCA with some people who already took the PSW course in ON. There is a reason our course is so much longer. In my course we took classes on bereavement, communication, special needs, nutrition, it wasn't just how to take a bp and move people around.
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    Lpn program and Clinicals

    I would think all programs are different. My first semester we only had a practicum. We did all of our classes and then we went into ltc and did personal care. Second semester we did clinicals and practicum. While we still had classes we were also doing our palliative rotation in the hospital. Then during practicum we did rehabilitative care at a ltc facility. Third semester we did our surgical rotation during clinicals and maternity and pediatrics during practicum. Fourth semester is our medical floor rotation for practicum and then our preceptorships. My preceptorship also happens to be on the medical floor. Oh, we also spent one day in dialysis and one day in ambulatory care. All of our clinicals or practicums have been during the week but not 9-5.
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    Weirdest thing...

    I have the weirdest job sometimes. I answered a call buzzer and was asked if I went out to milk the cows and have we had any calves born tonight.
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    Medical procedures

    I'm not doing your homework. I would just like to know if you're really from Canada, because these questions do not make sense for a Canadian nurse.
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    How to prepare for LVN Program!

    This is what I did. I am in a 2 year diploma program. The first semester I didn't do anything but if I had known then what I know now, I would have done all the assignments I could have done before hand as possible. This is what I did do for second semester and it was very helpful. I also made meals to put in my freezer that I could put into the crockpot, or pop into the oven or microwave. I did not work, except on holidays, and I don't think I could have. I am 2 months away from graduation and the workload hasn't slowed down. Tomorrow I have a final and a major presentation due, in the morning.