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  1. Hi! I was hoping I could get some help as far as nursing licensure in New York State. Once I send in the application for my Practical Nursing licensure, do I need to wait for anything before I can register for the NCLEX? Or can I do it immediately? Does it even matter at all if I apply for licensure first or not? I'm very confused at how to do this.
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    2015 Current LPN Pay

    I live in the Corning, NY area. As a new grad, the hospitals/LTC facilities in my area start around $13.35/hr for LPNs. Some go up to $15-17/hr, with shift differentials. Private duty Medicaid nursing, which is what I am about to be doing (! graduated last week :)), starts off at $21.89/hour in my county if you work with a non-medically fragile child. If you do work with a medically-fragile child, the starting rate in my county is $28.46/hour. I'll be working with a medically fragile child. :)
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    Training to work with medically fragile children

    Can you answer my original question? I am paid partially through a local disability center, and the parents pick up the rest of my pay out of pocket. This case has several nurses and other specialists involved.
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    Training to work with medically fragile children

    I'm not being paid by Medicaid now as I haven't graduated yet and am currently employed as their personal care attendant. I will have to look more into this as I was wondering myself. Thanks! :)
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    Training to work with medically fragile children

    Nope, LPNs are able to be independent providers here. :) For more info, you can check http://emedny.org.
  6. Hi all! I'm an LPN student graduating in two weeks. I currently provide care for a young boy with several disabilities deeming him medically fragile. Upon graduation, I will become his Private Duty Nurse through Medicaid. Here in NY, nurses get an extra 30% of their rate added on for working with a medically fragile child. However, the form to fill out for this enhanced rate(https://www.emedny.org/info/ProviderEnrollment/ProviderMaintForms/432301_MEDFRAGPGM_Medically_Fragile_Children_Program.pdf) mentions training on skills with medically fragile children. I'm unsure of where to find training for this. I've Googled with no real help. Anybody know what I can do? Is there an online class somewhere? Or am I misunderstanding? Thanks in advance! :)
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    Medicaid pay rate for PDN LPNs in New York State?

    For anyone following this post who is curious, I made a TON of phone calls today and finally was told that it varies by county, but in my county (Steuben) LPNs start off at $21.89/hour, and one county over is only like a 65 cent difference or something. On top of that, you do get the 30% extra totalling a bit over $28/hour if you work with a medically fragile child. :)
  8. Hi all! I'm currently employed with a wonderful family as a personal care assistant for a 7 year old medically fragile child. The family has asked that I stay as his personal nurse upon graduation of my LPN program, which is three weeks away. I am looking to find out how much Medicaid pays LPNs for private duty nursing in the state of New York (not NYC - just upstate), but I can't seem to find anything online. Does anyone know? The patient's mother told me they start between 21-25/hour with a 30% pay increase for working with a medically fragile child.
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    ATI PN Predictor exit exam

    Wow, thanks! I have that book and I didn't even think to check if I could use it on Evolve! Thanks! :)
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    What like of supplies will I need for nursing school?

    Get some stackable folder organizers for at home, so you can have somewhere to put your papers and folders for school! I also recommend getting a special storage area for your clinical things like your stethoscope, watch, name badge, etc. I have a small Rubbermaid thing that has 3 drawers and I keep all my clinical equipment in there so I don't lose it. Aside from that, you'll want the obvious things: notebooks, binders, paper, folders, pens, highlighters, index cards, and bigger notecards for when you get into pharmacology. Trust me on this, the big ones are a godsend. Also, maybe some rings to put the cards on. And a ROLLING BAG, not a backpack. You're going to have so damn many books, please save your back and get a bag that rolls with a handle. I use a luggage case for mine! Some other helpful things might include a planner, a stock supply of healthy snacks and water, and some compression socks for when you start clinicals - they'll help your feet to not feel like they're dying. Congratulations and good luck! :)
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    How long do Titer Test results take?

    I went on a Friday to get my immunizations. I had tetanus and MMR, then went two days later (Sunday) to have the titer read for MMR and hep b. They called me Tuesday with my results. So in total, 4 days.
  12. What are co-reqs? And thank you!! :)
  13. Thank you. This is what I was confused about.
  14. Thank you! This is the answer I was looking for.
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    Good communities upstate?

    Hi! I currently live in Elmira, New York (do not recommend) but it is close to Painted Post and Corning, which are both very nice areas and have a pretty high demand for nurses. There are a lot of hospitals around me. The average salary of a registered nurse here, according to Indeed's website, is $79,000. Good luck! I hope this helps some.
  16. Hello everyone - I am 22 years old and got my GED last summer. I am supposed to start school this fall for Nursing. I have to take my assessment test on July 8th. (If it matters, it is at Corning Community College in New York.) I know absolutely nothing about this. If I don't pass the assessment, is that how I will know if I need pre-reqs, or are they required for everyone? If I need them, how long will they take before I can actually begin my nursing classes? I am going for ADN (RN). Thanks in advance to anyone who replies. I know this is probably a really stupid question.