Advice please!

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    Hello everyone I got hired as a nursing supervisor at this nursing home close to my house I have no nursing home experience but have hospital experience for Abt a year.. Can anyone tell me how this job is going to be?
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    Well the nurse supervisor at my LTC says this almost every day "I have never been so utterly frustrated in my entire life. I've got to find a new job."
    onthemark, DawnJ, Esme12, and 2 others like this.
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    Lol well that's good to hear.. This is a small nursing home with total of 60 patients
    Blackcat99 likes this.
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    Well the nurse supervisor at my LTC says this almost every day "I have never been so utterly frustrated in my entire life. I've got to find a new job."
    To be fair. your job has a lot of problems.
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    60 residents is quite doable even without experience. Our focus is keeping our residents in the building so I rely on my 3-11 supervisor to help the staff nurses with assessing the resident and convincing the doc to keep the resident with us. Ask for a job description to gat an idea of what you'll be responsible for.
    onthemark and Blackcat99 like this.
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    There's no nurses working the floor it's just LPNs and CNAs
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    I suggest you not go to work and say LPNs aren't nurses. You'd be asked to leave.
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    Quote from RN315
    There's no nurses working the floor it's just LPNs and CNAs

    Oh my oh my....you are going to want to change that little statement really really fast! LPN's are nurses and you will be counting on them heavily while you are in the learning stages. I kid you not...they will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to tell them they are not nurses!

    I am seriously trying to help you here. There is nothing more irritating to a lifelong committed LPN that thrives in LTC than to have a "hospital know it all RN" show up and tell them they are not a nurse.
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    Oh my oh my....you are going to want to change that little statement really really fast! LPN's are nurses and you will be counting on them heavily while you are in the learning stages. I kid you not...they will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to tell them they are not nurses!

    I am seriously trying to help you here. There is nothing more irritating to a lifelong committed LPN that thrives in LTC than to have a "hospital know it all RN" show up and tell them they are not a nurse.
    Nascar nurse is spot on here...

    You want advise DON"T TELL A LPN NURSE SHE IS NOT A NURSE
    Wow sweetie if you make this comment at your work it will be the biggest mistake of you RN nursing career...You will loose all respect from your LPN NURSES, and your job will become a living nightmare. You might want to say your sorry to the hundreds or thousands of LPNs on this board as well

    2nd word of advise is as their supervisor please give your LPNs and your CNAs the RESPECT they deserve. As you stated you are new to all of this and many of those LPNs and CNAs know what they are doing and know how the LTC works.
    Last edit by mvm2 on Apr 25, '13
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    Quote from RN315
    There's no nurses working the floor it's just LPNs and CNAs
    -__- glad to know how u really feel


    Could have sworn my name tag said licensed practical NURSE but I could be wrong

    At my LTC facility RN & LPNs work the floor equally LPNs train RNs & RNs train LPNs u truly don't know the difference until u look at the name tag

    But yeaaaa don't say that at work or really ever ur just askin for it


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