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sawe1991 posted on 3/30/2002 12:23:30 PMReply
Newbie taking Lifespan

Quick question.....on the assigment area, when I reach the end of it, what happens? Do I see all the questions and answers I have printed out? Do they tell me if I was stupid enough to miss any, what? Or does it just say the end and I go on to the practice test?

bowieebling posted on 3/31/2002 2:19:24 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

how long did it take you to get through the questions...I just started and I am on question 25. Are you retaining everything?
I don't know the answer to your question...I'm just writing it in a copy book so I dont have to sit in front of the computer the whole time.

kmaytubby38701 posted on 3/31/2002 8:29:37 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I have went throught all the questions and just saved each question blank so I could print out all the questions at once..... so I also don't have to set in front of the computer all day. Plus I need something in hand to study with all the time! I am through about question 250 at this time... I started on the 14th of March. When you reach the end, you just reach the end. Answer the questions and then I guess take the practice exams until you are comfortable. You can email me @ melkel@tecifo.com if you have any other questions. By the way, I am a NR-Paramedic... What are you?

bowieebling posted on 4/1/2002 1:22:54 PMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I am an RRT. What is a NR?
I started on March 27th, but have been down and out with a stomach virus for the past 5 days, so I haven't got much done much, I'm only on question 30.

kmaytubby38701 posted on 4/3/2002 8:26:54 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I guess I should have put NREMT. Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. At the Paramedic level. So how long have you been Respiratory Therapist?

bowieebling posted on 4/3/2002 9:40:30 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I graduated in '89. I like the work, it's interesting. and I see what the nurses do....so I'm still not sure that even if i do go all the way through this program, that I'll necessarily go and work as an RN...does that sound strange?
Let's put it this way, I don't want it bad enough to go through a traditional school and deal with rearranging my work schedule to make it happen. I just figured that this home study option won't make my life chaotic...I can do it in my spare time and at my own pace, and then I always have the option to change jobs if I want. How long have u been an EMT?

kmaytubby38701 posted on 4/3/2002 11:44:17 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I feel the same way about this program. I would like to have a RN degree for the future. I see big money in the near future (5yrs). I also want something to fall back on when my body won't let me haul people out of the ditches and other inconspicuous places. I have been in the Fire/EMS field for almost 8 years now with 3.5 at the Paramedic level.
I only have 9 classes to take to obtain my RN... so here goes... I plan on finishing in approximately a year. Well, good luck with this class... maybe we can help each other through it


bowieebling posted on 4/6/2002 11:57:02 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

there's BIG money to be had right now! At my hospital they are offering a $35 bonus/hour for any hours worked over your normal, with a 4 week committment (ex.if you're bugeted for 48 hrs /two weeks and just want to pick up an extra shift a week, you have to promise them it for 4 weeks, and you will get your base plus that $35 an hour extra- for all the extra shifts you promise them).And belive it or not we are still short staffed, we use agency, traveling, an awesome weekend program, that bonus package, and our normal budgeted people....and we're still short staffed! it's unbelievable! I have 10 classes to take, lifespan, microbiology, ethics, and the 7 nursing classes. Hopefully we can help each other. what state r u from? sheila

kmaytubby38701 posted on 4/8/2002 8:31:50 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I know that there is big money out there right now, but I was thinking that it will probably be about 50 dollars an hour eventually. The money is about the same out here in Mississippi. And we are having the same problems and also hiring contract nurses. So what state are you from? As far as the classes I have to take ..... the 7 nursing classes, Lifespan, Micro. and A&P.; I don't think A&P; will take me a month, I have had it 2 times, but once 10 years ago and the other class was for EMS. I think the EMS class was more involved than most A&P; classes, but I guess more specific to EMS.

sawe1991 posted on 4/8/2002 7:32:07 PMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

Well, I just started on the 30th but I have had major computer problems where my computer keeps locking up when I am online. So, I stopped for a while. Hopefully it will work now and start again. I am only on question 22. I have been an L.V.N. for about 10 years now. Right now I am working post partum, I have pedi and transitional care experience though. I want the money that comes with an R.N. At my hospital, if you are per diem and an R.N. you can make 32.00/hr. Right now as an L.V.N. I am making 18.00/hr which I think is good for an L.V.N. I want more flexiblility for when I get older though. Plus if anything in the future were to happen I could take care of my family better with my R.N. I just want to not waste my time this year since I paid the 499.00 for a year. I need 8 classes.

bowieebling posted on 4/9/2002 4:38:49 PMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

I'm from Pennsylvania. Close to the Maryland and delaware borders. My sister and best friend are Rn's at my hospital, they're really rakeing in the extra money for the extra shifts they are picking up($64-$69/hour). I guess the hospital figures that's not as much as they would be paying for agency , so they pay it. Why do u have to take A&P; over if you've already had it twice??? Did Excelsior tell you the credits were too old???? I took my A&P; 13+ years ago for Respiratory. I don't want to take it over if I don't have to. Sheila

dannycc1 posted on 12/22/2002 9:42:06 AMReply
RE: Newbie taking Lifespan

hi im an rt as well and will be takin the course to get my rn. soooo how do u like it soooo far???? im about to start lifespan and was wondering if u had any good advise. im with a travel agency and on-line coarses seems to be the way to go...its been great with the agency with all the work that is out there:) well drop me a line.......me