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  1. Advise please please..

    I have been working as an LPN going on 3 months. I currently have a job working in an assisted living facility. I work Monday through Friday, day shift. The pay is okay. Probably towards the lower end in my area. I don't mind my work at all, and my...
  2. To all the students about to start nursing school...

    Girl, I had a friend in my program who UNEXPECTEDLY lost her unemployment half way through and she figured it out. If you want it bad enough, you will figure it out too! School is expensive, but on the bright side, its hard to find time to spend mone...
  3. I just finished my last day of nursing school. Turned in my last assignment at exactly noon. It still hasn't sunk in yet. For the last 4 hours I have sat on my couch not really knowing what to do with myself. I then decided to reach out to all the s...
  4. What can I expect in LPN school?

    I am in an 11 month program and its been ups and downs. Definitely the hardest year of my life. Last quarter was intense! We had a Pharm test and a Fundies test each week + clinicals + care plans + presentations + article reviews + case studies + ATI...
  5. Which is easier - LPN or RN?

    I am in an LPN program, where its basically the first year of RN (and maybe a little more actually since my LPN program does IV certs etc. I can bridge to RN if I just complete 3 further quarters) I have no children and can only manage to work 16-20...
  6. What are SOAP notes?

    We use SOAPIER. Subjective patient info (What is the patient saying? Pain level?) Objective info Assessment based on subjective and objective info Plan Implementation (What we actually did) Evaluation of our plan and implementation Reassessment of p...
  7. 5 weeks till first day of nursing school

    You guys are crazy. lol. Enjoy your free time while you have it, trust me. Nursing school is stressful and time consuming, (but also amazing.) Just saying that you should should sleep, be lazy, read a book/watch a movie (that has nothing to do with n...
  8. What do you guys think?

    I am in an LPN program and can barely find time to shave my legs. I have no idea where I even found the time to post this to you... jk I think you should just hold out til the ADN program starts, if you know you are getting in. Why are you doing t...
  9. And the weight gain begins..

    I read on here about all the weight people were gaining in nursing school and said to myself, "that wont be me!" Yea, well....9 weeks into my program and I have already gained 7 lbs. I know to some people that may not be that much, but I also know ...
  10. Student really needs help

    Guess I should have looked harder. I finally found some info. I read that you should look at serum cholesterol, vit b12, and Calcium. + more.
  11. Student really needs help

    I am 7 weeks into my nursing program. I had my first clinical last week, and I have to submit my first care plan next week. I think I got all the information I need on my patient except lab values because they were still in progress. I told my teache...
  12. Nursing DX Question Cont..

    Can you do clearance r/t retained secretions w/ inneffectice cough and difficulty breathing when the assessment just says, "coughing without sputum. Xray shows interstitial infiltrates and Dyspnea. Resp at 24." No mention of lung sounds. I guess I am...
  13. Nursing DX Question Cont..

    If you have a patient with Pneumonia...can you have 2 nursing diagnoses pertaining to the airway? Ineffective Airway Clearance related to retained secretions as evidenced by ineffective cough, difficulty breathing, and respiration rate of 24/minute I...
  14. basic Nursing DX help...

    "Henry is diagnosed with PCP. Vital signs are BP 127/65, pulse 70, respiratory rate 25, temperature 101.7oF & O2 sat= 90%. Henry's admitting orders include IV sulfamethoxalone to treat the PCP, acetaminophen for fever, oxygen at 2 liters via nas...
  15. writing papers during school?

    Im in a LPN program. Six weeks in and we have done 2 case studies and 2 research reviews. Each paper has been at least 4~5 pages.