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    For Pennsylvania LPNs: &nbsp; This is an exciting time indeed! In a partnership with the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an LPN Forum is being formed and is accepting new members. This is a non-union forum which enables LPNs to (finally) have a voice and advocacy within our states nurses association. For the first time ever the LPN will ...
    Posted to Nurse POV Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on August 19, 2010
  • Re: Just Curious...Why Was Advance for LPNs Cancelled?

    According to Tom Kerr editor of Advance for LPNs and Joe Darrah, former editor of the Advance for LPNs website; it was a financial decision that Merion Publications made Like many websites/newsmagazines, the money just wasn't there for a separate issue. The LPN content has been combined&nbsp;with the Advance website you are currently on. &nbsp;(I ...
    Posted to Nurse POV Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on July 20, 2010
  • Re: RE:Do you feel your board of nursing is working for you?

    &nbsp; &nbsp;In&nbsp;the state of Pennsylvania, I believe, the scope of practice for LPNs is commensurate to the amount of education the LPN gets to practice nursing. Remember the PN program is only 12 months long. My issue with the scope is that the facility you work for has the option to minimize (or maximize)&nbsp;it. It is generally the ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on November 18, 2007
  • Re: wages

    &nbsp; A published 2007 salary survry that I read had a sample of the average salaries of nurses across the country and concentrated on the LPN section of the survey. According to the survey, the average annual income for&nbsp;&nbsp;a fulltime LPN is $36,400. Regionally, the New England and Pacific&nbsp; areas of the country pay&nbsp;the most, ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on November 18, 2007
  • Scope of Opportunity

    I would like to see LPNs be able to be a part of professional organizations and become certified. Most&nbsp;of the nationally recognized organizations will not certify LPNs to their specialty. Many will let you join as members, but will not allow you to take the test to become certified.&nbsp;I had wanted to become certified&nbsp;in rehab nursing ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on August 24, 2007
  • Encouragement from within

    I'm shouting out to all PN students and new grads. Welcome to the wide world of nursing!! Congratulations on your decsion to become practical nurses! You are in store for some of the most wonderful and most challenging years of your lives. I commend you for choosing practical nuring. The LPN is a vital link in the chain we call nursing and is an ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on June 21, 2007
  • RE:ISU LPN-BSN ????

    HI There. Welcome to the board. This is what I can check it out on Indiana Univ. website as well.&nbsp;The program consists of 2 phases. First of all, you have to be a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College. Then&nbsp;as an LPN you can take&nbsp;30-lower division general education requirements online from Ivy Tech. The 2nd phase is ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on April 17, 2007
  • RE:long term care issues

    Is there some type of written document you can use/create that you can both sign at the time of the switch? Like a sign in/sign out type of thing. Ex. 12n:Nancy Nurse, LPN releasing narc. keys to Nancy Nurse, Rn supervisor for lunch break. and you both 'sign out' the keys to the Rn supervisor. Then when you come back from break, do the same ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on January 10, 2007
  • American Journal of Nursing July 2006

    &nbsp; I guess I was waiting for a huge&nbsp;discussion on this, but since I haven't seen one, I'll start it. The July 2006 issue of the American Journal of Nursing had featured a CE offering&nbsp;titled: Policy Perspectives: Can the Use of LPNs Alleviate the Nursing Shortage? This&nbsp;article was based on the Seagro national&nbsp;study&nbsp; ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on November 5, 2006
  • RE:RE:LPN Mentoring Program

    Jonny-B.. Let me get back to you on this one... Headtrauma1Be the Change You Want to see in the World.
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by headtrauma1 on September 19, 2006
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