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    HCC LPN to RN Transition

    I've gotten into SPC LPN TO RN multiple times without problem but they skip a semester, so I would be done sooner with HCC. I sure hope my GPA doesnt hold me back from. Being accepted at HCC, especially since I didnt apply to SPC this time .
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    HCC LPN to RN Transition

    I applied for transition program with 3.2 and a 71 on the TEAS, I studied the science for about 3 hours and brushed up on the math for about 30 minutes,but I still thought some of the science questions were hard! I havent heard anything and applied for the Spring start in January so fingers crossed. I am unsure of the difference between the 2 types of GPA's though ? Prerequisite vs overall . I have to see what HCC has my GPA from based on all my transcripts ...
  3. Hello, wondering if anyone else is applying for the LPN to RN program at HCC in Tampa, FL. What GPA'S and TEAS scores are people applying with ? Thanks !
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    SPC (St. Pete College) LPN to RN bridge

    Nobody have any input ??
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    LPN to RN -Tampa

    Can you all specify what made you uncomfortable about Galen's tour? I thought it was going to just be a tour, but I re-read and realized I will be meeting with someone in admissions if I decide to follow through with it. I will also look at Rasmussen College.
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    Galen vs SPC St. Pete College

    I have been looking for an LPN to RN bridge program (preferably LPN to BSN, but I can do the LPN to ADN for now). SPC in FL is the best one I can find even close to me. It says GPA requirement is 2.75, but does anyone have experience in what you really need in order to be actually considered? Do they base it solely off GPA or do they do interviews too? I have heard the LPN to RN is a little less competitive than the regular RN program. Any insight? I have my associate's of applied science already in pre-nursing and have some credits from previous RN school before I moved that they said they will accept.(which reminds me, anyone know if they take "CLEP" exams as credit? I tested out of a few classes in previous RN school)... However, I will probably have to retake my sciences because they are > 5 years old even though they were taken for my degree. Not sure any of that is relevant lol Anyone know about the GPA or any other insight? Sorry for my rambling and if my sentences seem choppy tonight. I've been doing a lot of research o.o Reply [*] [h=3]About BeachBliss114[/h]Joined Mar '13; Posts: 11; Likes: 2. Per our Terms of Service please post in English only; no text/chat speak. [TABLE=class: cke_editor, width: 243] [TR=bgcolor: transparent] [TD=class: cke_top, bgcolor: transparent]
  7. I have been looking for an LPN to RN bridge program (preferably LPN to BSN, but I can do the LPN to ADN for now). SPC in FL is the best one I can find even close to me. It says GPA requirement is 2.75, but does anyone have experience in what you really need in order to be actually considered? Do they base it solely off GPA or do they do interviews too? I have heard the LPN to RN is a little less competitive than the regular RN program. Any insight? I have my associate's of applied science already in pre-nursing and have some credits from previous RN school before I moved that they said they will accept.(which reminds me, anyone know if they take "CLEP" exams as credit? I tested out of a few classes in previous RN school)... However, I will probably have to retake my sciences because they are > 5 years old even though they were taken for my degree. Not sure any of that is relevant lol Anyone know about the GPA or any other insight? Sorry for my rambling and if my sentences seem choppy tonight. I've been doing a lot of research o.o
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    HELP burnout ALREADY

    Hi everyone, I googled " I don't want to be an LPN anymore" and I could completely relate to some articles.(Obviously, because I did google it, right?) I am in my 20's. I have been an LPN for 2 years. I started RN school and withdrew to move south. Therefore, I believe I only lack 3 classes until my RN.(I would have to send transcript to be sure of course). I am really just looking for someone to talk to. I know that sounds sad lol.. After working in a peds clinic for a year, I was in school. I withdrew RN school to move south. When I moved south, I started at LTC. I quit after 1 year because I received a new job offer. ($1 more an hour/ half day on Fridays/ NO MED PASS (thank goodness!/easier job) but when I got to the new job.. (Plastic and recon surgeon's office) There were issues way too early on that I felt like were red flags and I got some bad vibes but red flags: 1. The ENTIRE office was new except the DR and her mom who helped out in the office. I mean, everyone. Therefore, nobody really knew anything. 2. Therefore it was COMPLETELY unorganized (I could have dealt with that because I knew it would get better) 3. There was a scrub tech in the office helping some days. The DR signed the bottom of the scripts and told the scrub tech what to write in. (narcotic). The scrub tech wrote the narcotic in and handed it to the patient. The patient then asks the scrub tech (I wasn't there); but she asked the scrub tech "I am allergic to codeine, can I take this?". Scrub tech says "hold on let me find out"... She comes to ask me. I said, "I'm honestly not sure on that, let me look it up" because she stated the DR was in another room. So she also asked the Dr's mother...who didn't know either. Anyways, I went to pull it up online (quickly, might I add) and the Dr's mother comes to me very rudely and says "why are we taking time to find this out?" I said "because the patient specifically asked and if she's allergic we might need to find another med for her; I'd hate for her to get this med if she's allergic because you never know what reaction should could have- like anaphylactic shock" she proceeds to say "You are NOT the pharmacy. Give her the script. I didn't need a sarcastic answer". Of course I said I wasn't being sarcastic, I was being serious..? I just felt like that is NOT letting me ensure the care of our patients. There were other micromanaging issues from the new manager who was clueless. I literally asked the other nurse if she decided she was staying (she had told me she was looking at leaving). When I asked her, the manager came across the hall and said "ooo whisper whisper" (we weren't whispering?) and then proceeds to say "that's one thing I cannot stand is whispering and gossip"….. "I'm not talking about you all" (I'm thinking- really?, because you just walked in saying 'whisper whisper'- ).. She said "that's one thing that I cannot stand. Someone I know used to do that all the time". She had been breathing down everyone's neck intensely. I said "well, we weren't whispering, I was asking her a question about her job and I'm allowed to do that." like who the heck comes across the hall like that?!?! She had been talking about how much meds she's been on and micromanaging. Trust me, the entire office has mentioned how spazzy and overwhelming. Anyway, after the medication allergy situation I told them I wasn't coming back. The place had potential but OH MY GOSH WHAT A CIRCUS. I'm sorry, if I get SCOLDED for making sure we aren't giving a pt a drug she's allergic to- then I am not able to do my job . The mother was more concerned because there was a room open when the doctor had 2 other people to see anyway. It's not like it takes it long to look it up and the DR ended up coming out and telling us it was okay to give her the script. (her mom caught her in the hallway and told her about it). but if I'm getting scolded at for that and micromanaged ;and then the new manager acting like that. I felt like those are just bad flags! In a small office, within a short period of time… just seems like there were too many bad signs too soon. So, I quit. And here I am. I was close to finishing my RN , but I don't know if I like nursing. People are more worried about quantity and less about quality. I'm just stuck!! I look online and see LPN” and I just shudder. I am really considering going to be a Certified Personal Trainer. Has anyone else felt like this…? Constructive advice welcome but I just feel OVER IT. I feel like I am at the point in life where I don't have time to deal with senseless stuff. I'm not willing to invest so much into a job somewhere, just for it to be crap and me think it's going to get better. Please forgive my negativity. I am constantly told even by co workers about what a positive person I am. I am just really in a rut and mainly FRUSTRATED.
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    Don't Want To Be A Nurse Anymore...

    I completely agree. I worked 3-11 mon-thurs for a while when I first started then I went to 7-3. When I went 7-3 mon-fri I ended up working 1 double. The 3-11 was cake. The reason I swapped was for more time with family when my child was out of school. Even on 7-3 I didn't hear much of the politics. I have the same mindset as you. Ignorance is bliss. I don't want the drama, don't care. I love your last statement about spending a lot of time at work.
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    Additional LPN Certifications

    Hi Everyone. I have been an LPN for 2 years and still struggling to find my "niche". Anyways, 1)has anyone gotten additional certifications? I saw a different thread that showed many options LPNs have to further their education. Another question... 2)Would I have to re-take these certifications if I got my RN? I don't want to put time and energy and $ into getting these certs, then get my RN and them be "erased". I know I will gain knowledge either way, but we all know what looks best on a resume- and that's what employers want to see. Just wanted some insight.. 3) Will these credits be virtually erased if I do them before RN school? (Will I have to re-do them?) and 4)has anyone done this - - > Become a Nurse Esthetician: Education and Career Roadmap Thanks so much!
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    Hourly Rate for an LPN in Florida

    I know this is bad, but I am applying for the Tampa area and on my application I am asking for 20.00/hr.. Some I am asking less or putting "Considering all salary offers". Because my first job as an LPN I just took the first one I could get and I didn't care about the pay. I don't live in FL yet but when we move our rent will be about FIVE TIMES as much as it is now. So, I would rather ask for more and get less versus ask for less and get even less. I realize there are risks about asking for that much with 1 year experience such as "who does she think she is?" "she must think she's worth that much, ha!" or "put her in the discard pile" BUT that's also why I put considering all offers. I am astonished at how little LPNs in the South get paid versus the North (or so I have heard). Kind of disgraceful. Wish we could all ask for more pay and boycott til' we at least get 18/ hr lol
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    JOBS in Florida

    So one should get paid more in a specialty ?
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    JOBS in Florida

    Thanks so much for all of your help and insight. I have a list made and will be applying this upcoming week if I can stay ontop of it :) You are very right in the aspect of $ in nursing. I feel there is obviously a realistic standard, but you are correct. We shouldn't sell ourselves short. Those that take ridiculously low pay don't help the next nurses coming along. My first job I just needed a job so badly, that I took the first one I could get. A Dr's office job @ 14 an hr. The most I could have gotten is 14.50, but that's an physician's office. I felt like everything was so repetitive.... Thanks for the pep talk because if we move to FL I don't want to take another 14/hr job. We have been renting where we are now and have been here a long time and luckily rent hasn't gone up yet. But if we move, our rent will literally be 4 to 5 times as much (for what we are wanting, anyways). So I will need a good paying job. It's so bizarre how little LPNs are paid compared to northern states. I made a profile on peoplefirst and nothing has caught my interest yet but I will be looking more diligently soon. Keep us up to date on your new job and what you think about it! I am very interested to see how you like it. Thanks again so much for the info! I just hope everything in life works out haha- it will, it always does!
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    JOBS in Florida

    Thanks everyone ! Yes it's shocking how little LPNs are paid ccompard to northern states. I almost wish I had gone straight for RN. I am getting burnt out on school but don't lack many classes til my Associates in Nursing. Maybe slow and steady is the way to go now. Thanks everyone for the suggestions :)
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    JOBS in Florida

    We may be relocating to FL and I am trying to find out if anyone knows first hand or through the grapevine of specific places to apply. I have a feeling LTC is going to be my best bet because I only have 1 yr experience in Pediatric Clinic and I want to make $18/hr or more ( I know it's easily possible ) just would like a head's up on where to look or what departments. I'm pretty much open to anything! Are there ANY hospitals that hire LPNs? (Pay would probably be less for LPN if so wouldn't it ?) I am currently in RN school so hope to get that done soon! :) Also, the area will be Clearwater, St. Pete, Seminole areas (Pinellas Co) Thanks for your time and hopefully I can get some ideas ! :)
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    Excelsior LPN to RN

    I talked to my advisor at excelsior (I am not enrolled yet). I am currently enrolled in an RN program at a university. My advisor told me they will not accept any credits from my current college, including any CLEP exams I have taken there. Have you heard this as well or no? Thanks
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