Anyone out there that just wants to work? - page 4

Are there any nurses that just want to do their job? No fuss No muss Just leave me alone to work, work ,work! No kidding I want a job where the aides don't think they are nurses, give meds w/o... Read More

  1. by   dingofred
    :angryfire Sounds like Ipnga has an axe to
    grind!! You sound SO mad!:angryfire :angryfire
  2. by   lpnga
    well where i live we don't have 12 week programs we have 6 month clinicals..sorry i should have posted that...
  3. by   CoffeeRTC
    12 Weeks Training! That is very frightening!! I'm from Pa and I don't think our LPNs are able to do half of those procedures and they are trained for 12-18 months!!
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Originally posted by lpnga
    I also wanted to ask you Kc Chick why are you going for your BSN? do you want to go further or just want it to be proud?
    When I worked as a CNA I worked in a nursing home. A resident had a black stool so after cleaning her I reported it to the LVN. Answer, "That stupid aide didn't understand that iron makes the BM black."

    As and LVN a couple years later the CEO at the acute hospital where I worked held a forum where I was the elected representative from my unit. When I told of our throwing fracture bedpans away because we could not reach in to clean them so wanted a long handeled device he clipped his naild rather than listen to 'bedpan talk'. His remark to the DON was, "There must not be any problems on that unit if they sent an LVN.
    My answer, "The RNs cannot leave because ther are only 2 of them for 26 patients. As it is it is unsafe. I am doing this on my day off."

    I earned my RN to have a voice. Just a few years ago I admit to earning a BSN to be proud.
    It takes intelligence and maturity to be a good CNA.
    It takes more education to be an LP/VN. More to earn an RN.
    Think of this. The RN is responsible for the patients. If a team member is allowed to go beyong the legal scope of practice that RN may lose his or her license.
    It is also a criminal offense to practice nursing without a license or hold ones self out as an LVN or RN without possessing a current license.
    The person who would be that dishonest may also harm patients by their lack of integrity.
    Much better to obey the laws and regulations.
    Would you allow your loved ones to be operated on (appendix to brain surgery) by an unlicensed person with a 'natural talent"?

    PS: Thank you for being so kind and understanding of the residents. Seemd they are fortunate to have you as their caregiver.

    PPS: God did not make me better than anyone. We all have the free will to make choices. Many of my choices do not make me proud. When following the Golden Rule we should be proud of our choices.
  5. by   Disablednurse
    I have gone back and read some of the postings of lpnga. She has had some postings in several areas that were of interest: she has moved from Tennessee to Georgia, started to LPN school, finished CNA school, has been taking pre reqs for RN school, her father had lost one job and found a better one, lost a resident from the LTC she is working at, etc. most of this happened since the first of March. lpnga, are you a CNA or an LPN. I am sorry for all of your misfortune if it is truly misfortune, but I believe you are posting to the message boards just to get others riled up so they will argue with you. I am an RN who was an LPN previously. I truly believe in the CNAs because they are the backbone of LTC. Without them in LTC, we would be lost. The nurses do not have time to spend with the residents that the CNAs do, so they must depend on the CNAs to help them with the residents. They see more of the residents so they must be the resident's spokesman for their needs. If you are a CNA or LPN, you know what I am talking about. If you are not, don't just try to get people to argue with you.
  6. by   MishlB
    Originally posted by Disablednurse
    I have gone back and read some of the postings of lpnga. She has had some postings in several areas that were of interest: she has moved from Tennessee to Georgia, started to LPN school, finished CNA school, has been taking pre reqs for RN school, her father had lost one job and found a better one, lost a resident from the LTC she is working at, etc. most of this happened since the first of March. lpnga, are you a CNA or an LPN. I am sorry for all of your misfortune if it is truly misfortune, but I believe you are posting to the message boards just to get others riled up so they will argue with you. I am an RN who was an LPN previously. I truly believe in the CNAs because they are the backbone of LTC. Without them in LTC, we would be lost. The nurses do not have time to spend with the residents that the CNAs do, so they must depend on the CNAs to help them with the residents. They see more of the residents so they must be the resident's spokesman for their needs. If you are a CNA or LPN, you know what I am talking about. If you are not, don't just try to get people to argue with you.
    EXACTLY! There are so many contradictions in previous posts, I don't know what to believe. She claims to be a CNA, yet posts that she is in training and will work as CNA after March 13. One post states she is in RN school, another states in CNA courses, yet another says she is 20 and knows all about nursing. Read for yourself...sounds compulsive to me.
  7. by   lpnga
    yes I was in school for my lpn but changed to rn..I was suppose to finish my CNA class on march 13 but instead I found another program that offered it sooner and faster...my dad did lose his job in feb and got a better one..my grandmother just died a week ago..and i have a pt who is about to die (all the signs) and was wondering if people go to the funeral..i lived in tenn 10 years ago...i was going to go to the university of tenn at chatt but i can't pay for it so i had to settle for my adn at a local community college ...but i have found somewhere that will pay 100% of my bsn so that is an option again....because i can't get into the program until 04 for my adn...i am not posting to get people to agrue..did you also read that i know a girl who has a baby that was born with herpes....yes i have so many problems....my son just burned his arm three days ago my other son feel and busted his lip...i was bit by a dog two days ago...problems problems problems...i post many questions to get people to help me with decisions because i don't have anyone in my family who can help me...i love to post here and don't want to argue just want help with questions...
  8. by   MishlB
    Originally posted by lpnga
    yes I was in school for my lpn but changed to rn..I was suppose to finish my CNA class on march 13 but instead I found another program that offered it sooner and faster...my dad did lose his job in feb and got a better one..my grandmother just died a week ago..and i have a pt who is about to die (all the signs) and was wondering if people go to the funeral..i lived in tenn 10 years ago...i was going to go to the university of tenn at chatt but i can't pay for it so i had to settle for my adn at a local community college ...but i have found somewhere that will pay 100% of my bsn so that is an option again....because i can't get into the program until 04 for my adn...i am not posting to get people to agrue..did you also read that i know a girl who has a baby that was born with herpes....yes i have so many problems....my son just burned his arm three days ago my other son feel and busted his lip...i was bit by a dog two days ago...problems problems problems...i post many questions to get people to help me with decisions because i don't have anyone in my family who can help me...i love to post here and don't want to argue just want help with questions...
    I just find it odd that you would post "what all could it mean after I go to the rest room and I wipe my behind and a small amount of blood is on the toliet paper"...and then claim to have extensive nursing knowledge. Maybe a discussion board is not the place for you to be seeking help...you seem to have an answer for everything already.
    Last edit by MishlB on Mar 11, '03
  9. by   lpnga
    "what all could it mean "

    what all could it mean because i don't know everything it could mean...
  10. by   pctntn2rn1day
    lpnga,

    I live in Chattanooga, TN and I know that we have PCTs here because I am a PCT 3. You are correct I do IVs, Blood Sugars, VS, Etc. but I disagree with how long it takes..It took me almost a year to get my PCT 3. I will check with my manager on that. They are trying to get a PCT to LPN bridge here because we don't have many LPNs and this would give us a pay raise. I hate to hear of everything that has happened to you, it all seems to happen at the same time. I have been there and done that.
  11. by   lpnga
    Thanks PCTNTN...finally someone who can tell these people the truth..
  12. by   Kizomo
    Greetings everyone. I am usually just a silent eye who reads everything that comes through this forum. However, as moderator, I think it's time to step in. This thread has been going more and more off the topic of Geriatric Nursing, and heading more towards a general nursing discussion. It is becoming obvious that some tempers are flaring. I am asking all of you to please treat each other with respect, regardless of qualifications, and lets get this going back to 'Geriatric' nursing. If this thread continues along the same lines it has been over the last few days, I will have no option but to close the thread... something I really don't want to do. If you wish to talk about qualifications, there are general nursing discussions going on elsewhere on this board, as well as other places on the internet.
    Regards -
    Tracy!
  13. by   lpnga
    moved this to general nursing....

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