i didn't think so either but since that i have met several lpns' that hold adon positions.
it may be that infamous saying "it depends".
i hate that saying.
it's just a way to avoid giving a direct answer.
they tell me they don't like the salaries deal though.
they prefer the hourly pay.
maybe only lpns with some colege credits can.
i never really asked if they had attended college pre-med courses like i did.
i wanted to be a dr. but when i discovered my college drug out course offerings turning an 8 year program into an nearly 12 year process, i said to heck with that.
my husband wouldn't move so i could enroll in another college.
honey, i wish i worked with cnas' like your describing.
you are dang lucky.
i have had a few cans as good as nurses but they have been few and far in between.
i worked at 2 facilities where everyone pulled together as a team.
even if we really weren't crazy about one another.
when it came to patient care and getting things done, we were like one person.
even the cnas were at the one facility, great gals!
they actually liked or loved their patients and gave better care than a mother would.
that group of 5 man, they were the best with the best attitudes i have ever seen.
i have heard all the insults and jokes about hillbillies there are but after working in several states in all sorts of settings, my money is on any kentucky cna or nurse trained in ky.
kentucky nurses and techs. are top notch and i would put them up against any rn from any state.
tn. cnas, now only the ones i have met. i am not grouping all tn. cnas as one.
i wouldn't pay a dime for the ones i have worked with.
they will stand in your face and tell you they are not cleaning a sick or poopy patient until they feel like it, cus i am telling you i have heard street gangs with cleaner mouths than they had.
state caught one cussing me and refusing to return a patient to bed after a shower for wound care so they could monitor me providing wound care.
state came up behind me in the doorway as she cussed me and said "if i gotta put her back in this bed after her shower then i ain't even gona get her up! and more cussing.
state went for her and demanded to see the don.
crappy thing is they went after the don over that, not the cna.
i didn't understand that at all.
they were pulling nurses in an office wanting to know if the don was doing anything to weed these types out and if she was punishing them for such behavior etc..
i said now wait a minute this don just got hired as most of the full time nursing staff.
how can you be coming down on her so hard when she just basically got here and has not had time to learn anything about these people.
they wouldn't answer.
it was a horror story this place was.
the owner had been written up repeatedly for years over neglect and abuse issues and the state wascoming back to re-survey this nightmare of a facility.
it would have been out of business because every pat. they had was medicade / medicare.
this is how bad this place was, i had 2 floors with pt.s covered in stage 4 wounds.
i had one poor man that had 19 stage 4 wounds, does that give you an idea how bad the care was here?
the nurses went nearly all agency nurses that actually refused to change a single dressing on my days off.
when have you ever heard a nurse ever refuse to do wound care?
blew my mind.
said to me, "unhugh, ain't my job"
"i just pass pills, that's it!"
now you tell me, what do you think about type of nurse?
then all i seen the state do is chew up & spit out the don and write up fines after fines.
then it dawned on me.
wait just a cotton pickin minute here, if they have been after this place for 3 frigin years, why wasn't this place closed a long, long time ago!
state asked me if i had seen any drug dealing or suspicious activities in laundry.
i said no.
they asked me if i was aware there had been crack being sold out of the laundry room at that facility a year ago.
i said , no, i have only been here 2 weeks.
so, if they had proof of things like that, where and what had they been doing all these past 3 years.
and why didn't cops monitor that place?
so i did some investigating on who is over the so called big bad state inspectors.
come to find out they must answer to the attorney generals office.
so if i see a poor don getting her / his head chopped off the way they did her, i'm calling their boss.
they acted as if all that was wrong in that place was her fault.
she had only been there 1 month, shesh come on now.
how is that fair and how does busting her chops fix anything?
our checks bounced,no wound care or tube feeding suppies in a facility that falsely advertised they had wound care specialist and top quality care - my a##,
we had staff that refused to work at all, patients in the worst shape you could imagine, a building falling down around us.
and in 1 month they expected her 1 person to magically cure everything wrong.