New Grad RN in LTC Needs Advice Please!! - page 4

by Cashboy's Mom

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Hi All, I am a new Grad RN recently hired in a LTC/SNF/Rehab with a 25 patient load needing medications, treatments, etc. My question is how on earth can one person pass meds (in typical marge quantities, most crushed in... Read More


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    What base pay would you suggest is expected with a company who doesn't give differentials as a new grad starting off? Where are you located?
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    Quote from MombearNurse
    I am also a new grad and having a difficult time finding work. I finally applied at a LTC/Rehab center recommended to me by two of my former instructors and the timing was perfect! Now I am expecting a job offer and I actually feel excited about it. I know I will have a patient load of about 25 patients (if I work at night). There are two RNs at night and 2-3 RNs during the day, along with CNAs and probably LPNs for a total census of 55-63 patients/residents. They gave me a tour before my interview and I really feel comfortable there and the other employees were very welcoming. I am somewhat nervous about the workload after reading this thread, but management made me feel like it can all work out!
    Where are you located at? I'm glad you found a job! Something is better than nothing. =) That sounds like the facility I work at, but there is two sides to the facility and there is one nurse on each side.
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    Quote from Heart 2 serve
    Where are you located at? I'm glad you found a job! Something is better than nothing. =) That sounds like the facility I work at, but there is two sides to the facility and there is one nurse on each side.
    I'm in Nevada. Our facility also has the two sides. Where are you?
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    Quote from MombearNurse
    I'm in Nevada. Our facility also has the two sides. Where are you?
    I'm in Oregon.
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    I am a new graduated nurse and got a position as a prn nurse in LTC facility. I had 40 pts to pass meds to on night shift. Due to compliance issues this meds have to be passed within a two hour time frame. That is 3 minutes per pt. I had two stna's who didn't pass meds. I was let go because I couldn't keep up with med pass load. There are 3 nurses passing meds during the day. The med pass at night is as heavy as med pass during the day. To say the least I am crushed, humiliated and devastated beyond words. All I do is sleep and cry. I have invested so much of myself and money into this I don't know what to do.


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