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    Online RN school???

    From Achieve's website: * Achieve Test Prep is a college education consultant and test preparation center that helps you earn your degree faster. Achieve Test Prep is not a college and does not issue degrees or give college credit. The programs listed above and elsewhere on this website (e.g. BSN Bridge Programs) are test preparation programs offered by Achieve Test Prep to prepare you to take exams from an independent accredited college, or an independent testing center, to enable you to earn your degree (BSN or ASN as the case may be) from such college. While Achieve Test Prep is an expert on the policies and procedures of many colleges, nonetheless, we do not have any affiliation or agreement with those colleges and the final decisions about credits and degrees rests with the colleges. You must independently apply for, and be accepted into a college.
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    Screenings...

    I'm a nursing student. At my school, we work with several local schools to help with the hearing and vision screenings as part of our first semester of nursing school. We're free, eager and available!
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    Shoe suggestions for Very Wide feet

    If you are female, try men's shoes. They are wider.
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    Anybody ever heard of "kiskitis"?

    I found a pdf online from the Paralyzed Veterans of America that uses that term in the reference list The reference, I believe, was later corrected. "Kiskitis" became "discitis." The corrected reference is: Postoperative Spinal Wound Infections and Postprocedural Discitis. J .Spinal Cord Med. 2007;30:441-451.
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    ITT Tech???? Pros and Cons?

    The NCLEX pass rate for 2014 was just 43%. Here's a list of schools in Illinois and their NCLEX pass rates: http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/IlApNursingEdProgPassRates.PDF.
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    lpn-bsn programs

    Yes, the programs are competitive. I think the cut off is around 11 and above (a GPA of 3.5 with a TEAS of 75% or a GPA of 3.0 and a TEAS of 80% would get you to 11, but you'd probably want to aim higher). Each school has a list of classes required for admission (writing, biology, psychology are some, depending on the school). If you have taken those classes elsewhere, I think they'll use the grade you got elsewhere for admissions purposes. I'm not 100% positive, so double check with the schools. I know people have transferred classes, but I'm not positive on how they used them for admissions.
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    lpn-bsn programs

    The participating community colleges are: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater College, and Riverland Community College. Each school has their own admission requirements, but it's basically the GPA of the first semester classes (each school has their own classes) and the TEAS test. If you browse the Minnesota board, you'll see people say "I have a 10.59." That is there admission score, the GPA for just those first couple classes (not cumulative) plus their TEAS score divided by 10. Since each community college is slightly different, you'd be best to figure out where you'd like to go and then going from there.
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    lpn-bsn programs

    I am not aware of any (I also haven't looked), but you might want to look at the MANE program. First, you get your ADN at a community college. LPNS receive credit for their prior education. Then, you enroll at Metro State for the BSN. You are dually admitted to the community college and university so you go straight through, but can get the RN license midway through. The BSN classes are held at the community college. There are several MANE community colleges that participate in this program. It might be an option for you.
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    Don't Want To Touch Patients!

    Gc it'd uglykkcy guy t
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    Exelon patch falls off?

    Well, I have no clue as to whether you should have called the provider, but I found on Exelon's website instructions on what to do if the patch falls off: Exelon Patch is designed to deliver medication during the time it is worn. If your loved one's Exelon Patch falls off before its usual replacement time, put a new patch on right away. Treat Alzheimer's | Exelon® Patch (rivastigmine transdermal system)
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    Should I quit nursing school?

    I'd vote for finishing because you are so close and nursing will be a great way to pay for that psych PHD. It doesn't have to be one or the other! A phd will take several years, so a part time, well paying job will be nice to have. There are so many psych related nursing positions you could do. Have you thought about shadowing a psych nurse?
  12. You might want to contact malpractice carriers to see if they would insure you with your condition. I'd guess that no one will hire someone that can't be insured.
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    Graduate RN

    I'll give you my thought process on the NP vs PA debate. I'm older and have a non-health care-related B.S. Originally, I wanted to do the PA route. It's two plus years and done. Perfect! I think but: 1. Most PAs require a fair amount of prerequisites. Often, I saw a 5 year time limit in them, so I had to take everything over. That was at least 3 semesters, likely more. 2. PA school is insanely expensive, as you mentioned. 3. PA school is insanely competitive. If you read enough posts on AN, you'll see that NP programs are everywhere. While that's not necessarily a good thing, for me it helped tip the scales because I was not a conscientious student back in my undergrad days. 4. PA schools require some type of hands on experience in health care. I'm older, so quitting my good paying job to work for $10/hr as a CNA didn't make sense. As a RN, I can make a good wage as I move up the educational ladder. I am in an ADN program now; I did not have the grades or money for an ABSN or ELMSN. 5. Typically, PAs are in a specialty of some sort whereas NP do more primary care. Primary care appeals more to me. (However, this is not universally true). 6. Nurses have more political clout. They push for more autonomy and rights to practice. I don't see that as much with PAs. In my state, NPs can practice independently, but PAs cannot. Good luck. It's smart to think ahead. And, don't ever mention you want to be a NP again at school or work. :)
  14. If there are any non-nursing classes you need to take at any point in the program, taken them now if you can.
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    Drug testing TN

    I'd offer to take the supervised test, if they are still open to it. If not, I'd probably find a place to have it done and pay for it myself. Your word vs. Your coworker's word comes down to a coin flip. Test results will prove you are clean.
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    Should I go back to school?

    Check into your state's WIA program. There may be money available to help you with school. The WIA program here paid tuition and books for two semesters for me.
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