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  1. sherrybaby

    LPN and LVN??

    Texas and California are the only states that have the LVN title; every other state is LPN; they are the same, they take the same NCLEX test; they just have to be different. I live in Texas
  2. sherrybaby

    Summer 2006- What are you taking?

    We are doing in 6 weeks what the generic RN class did in 3 1/2 months to catch up to them in the fall where we will join their class. It is really stressful. We are reviewing everything and learning about critical thinking, care plans and all of that stuff. 40 hours a week of clinical and classes in 4 days.
  3. sherrybaby

    Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!

    Ok I feel really old but I am 47 years old and have just finished the first week of the LVN to RN transition program. I have a 15 year old daughter who thinks I have ruined her summer because I have to go to school for 6 weeks this summer. I am soo stressed out right now but I know it will be ok. I just have to study and hang in there. I have waited so long for this.
  4. sherrybaby

    Pay increase after bridging?

    I live in Texas (Houston area) and they give you credit for your LVN years. Most do anyway. I have a friend who works in the hospital (they do this) and they divided her LVN experience in 1/2 and that was the number of years she was credited for her RN experience i.e. if you have been an LVN for 20 years you would be paid the same as an RN that has 10 years experience. Hope that helps. I think every state is different and it may depend on the need they have for nurses. I know in Waco they do not pay nurses near as much as they pay nurses in the Houston area.
  5. sherrybaby

    Please can someone help me???

    Patient's always have the right to refuse any treatment. As a nurse this may be difficult sometimes. Examples are Jehovah's witnesses who refuse blood transfusions even though it may cause them to die. What we can do as nurses is to make them as comfortable as possible and give them support because they are going to need it. The family may not agree with the patient's decision to die but it is not their call. Just be supportive and give the best nursing care that you can provide to them.
  6. sherrybaby

    Hesi Testing

    I have just finished my first week of the transition program for LVN--RN program. We have to take a Hesi test to even go to the next semester. Does anyone have any knowledge about this test. I am freaking out. We are having sooo much information thrown at us right now and I am getting terrified. I have been an LVN for 12 years and have spent the last 2 years doing my prerequisites. Any insight would be helpful.
  7. sherrybaby

    Injections--- Who can give them in Texas?

    you can find what you need to know at this site: www.bvne.state.tx.us I work in a multi-specialty clinic and the ma's are not allowed to give any meds or injections. Only a licensed person can do that. Hope this helps Sherry Kingwood Texas
  8. sherrybaby

    Why LPN??

    I would like to reply to the RN who wants to know why we go the LPN/LVN route. I was a single mother of 3 small children working for $5.00 and hour in a hospital in a dead end job. I was able to take one year off of work and go to school. What did I choose? The LPN course offered at my local community college, because it offered me the chance to double my income and only be off work for one year. I am currently working as a LVN in Texas in a clinic where we have 12 doctors/I am in the position of Clinic UR nurse. I would love to go back to get my degree, but am not able to take off work at this time. So I hope this helps you to understand. Sometimes it is just time restrictions, single parents wanting a better life for their kids in the least amount of time possible. I have worked in many different positions. My most memorable job was working at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I was trained to administer chemo and do most of the same things the RN did. I really loved it.