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  1. TipToeLPN

    Male starting LPN school

    Good luck! We had two male student in my class. One was in his mid forty's and had worked in a factory all his life. He did really well in school.
  2. I recently got a job at an assisted living facility. After I took the position I realized there is only one nurse on duty per shift. We only have 25 residents but, being a new grad it makes me kind of nervous being the only nurse in the building. During the week the DON is there until around 5:30, but after she leaves its just the nurse, nursing assistants and the residents in the building. How would you feel about this situation?
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    LPN to RN

    Why can't you continue to go online and at night?
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    what did you do in clinicals?

    I'm a new grad LPN and I feel like clinicals left me unprepared to be a nurse. During my clinical we mostly did nursing assistant work. I don't have problem with that because I was an STNA before. My clinicals mostly consisted of bed baths and toileting. I only had the opportunity to start one IV, and I only witnessed a few dressing changes. I passed meds for 3 days, which I feel like wasn't enough. I think clinical should be geared towards task that the nurse is mostly responsible for.
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    Can I work at Cleveland Clinic & Somewhere else?

    Yes, my clinical instructor/teacher in nursing school was a full time RN at the clinic. She also worked PRN for a flu clinic.
  6. TipToeLPN

    Passed Nclex PN with 205 Qs

  7. TipToeLPN

    Which path to choose?...

    I would choose LPN. LPNs have more options for jobs. LPNs can be surgical techs, surgical techs can't be LPNs. As the poster above said being a nurse and being a doctor are two different paths. Choose one or the other.
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    What to expect from clinicals?

    Congratulations on starting nursing school. I graduated in June and just passed my NCLEX last week. When I was in clinicals I found that the CNA's were extremely grateful for the extra help. They loved when we came. When my group first started clinicals we teamed up. I would assist them with their patient and they would assist me with mine. This helped me a lot.
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    Starting STNA Wage?

    In NE Ohio the pay is between $9-$13/hr. for STNA's
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    Lpn salary

    $17-$22/hr in NE ohio
  11. TipToeLPN

    My first job will be as an RN

    I know most place would prefer to hire a RN with CNA experience over someone without. I don't think it should count towards your pay.
  12. TipToeLPN

    My first job will be as an RN

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of. CNA experience counting as RN experience? A RN with no CNA experience and a RN with 10yrs experience as a CNA, still have to through the same amount of training. I would be upset if I found out the RN next to me got paid more because she was an CNA before. The local hospitals around me don't count CNA experience as RN experience. I think the advantage of being a CNA first is it teaches you bed side manner.
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    Nursing school is no joke!

    The full time program were I attended has 5-6 test a week. That's part of the reason I choose part time. I felt like I would not be able to keep up. Good Luck!
  14. TipToeLPN

    Starting LPN classes summer term 2013....helppp!!

    Congratulations! I think you should start looking over your books now. Websites like Quizlet and Youtube helped me a lot.
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    Shoes for clinical rotation!

    Our program required shoes that were completely white. Most of the nursing programs in my area requires white shoes. I think shoe preference depends on each person. My classmate has a pair of shoes she got from Wal-Mart, I think they're Dr Scholls, and she swears by them. I have a pair of Sketchers that I love.
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    How long was your CNA school?

    Our class was 2 weeks.