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quiltynurse56, LPN, LVN 9,365 Views

Joined Aug 24, '15 - from 'Texas'. quiltynurse56 is a Looking for position. She has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC'. Posts: 939 (60% Liked) Likes: 1,807

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    What did you find out?

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    It may also be the interaction with the gloves you use. I have found the vinyl to be the best, but I still do have issues with many of the hand washing soaps.

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    My questions is, are you going to a 2 year school for your ADN or a 4 year school for a BSN. If cost is a factor, why not look at the 2 year option, find a job (some off tuition assistance for the next degree) and then go for the BSN. With the ADN, you do get into the nursing classes quickly.

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    While living in north Iowa, we usually called our residents by their first names. We were told not to use "pet" names. Now I live in south Texas and where I am working, we are to use Mr or Miss. From others I have known from the south, this is used in other places. I have a friend from Virginia who uses the Mr or Miss.

    All in all, as has been said, these things are rather regional. If you feel more comfortable using Mr. or Mrs., then do. You may have some ask you to call them by their first name or a nickname.

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    Looking on the TX BON site, you need to get your license in NM since they are both compact states.

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    Here.I.Stand and brownbook like this.

    I also wonder what the cell phone policy is at your facility. That is one place to start. Pretty much all facilities I work at have a "no cell phone on the floor" policy. Enforcing that is another thing to work on too.

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    I have only worked as charge nurse in LTC. It is much like those who have replied before me have said. For me, it was either I was the only nurse on on that shift, or if the facility was big enough and we had two nurses, I an the charge nurse for the units I am assigned to. For the most part, it is like any other floor nurse, but you need to make sure that the med techs and CNAs complete their tasks as well. There are the labs, orders etc you must do.

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    smartiipants likes this.

    I recently was accepted for a position at one facility, but my background check took over a week to be returned. During this time, I interviewed at another facility. This second interview showed my that the first one was the right one to go with. So, when the background check came back, I started orientation and work at the first place.

    What I am saying, is that the second interview can give you some insight as to which way to go.

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    TriciaJ and sallyrnrrt like this.

    Why not join as a nurse? Higher rank and higher pay. Units deploy as units. If your unit is deployed you will be in combat place. Best thing to do is to ask a recruiter.

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    I am a conservative and a nurse. What's your question again.

    You may or may not feel like you are in the minority at either school or work. You know there is that Equal Employment Opportunity part of being an employer, they can not discriminate agains you based on your political views.

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    I suspect there is much more to this story than presented here. WAs it really car issues? Why not Uber or Lyft to get to work? Have there been more absences before this? Nor do we know what was going on on the other end.

    Whatever happened for whatever reasons, you were rude and very unprofessional when talking to people from this agency. Something you should work on to avoid confrontations like this in the future.

    Kooky Korky: When I worked via a staffing agency, everything was done online. Photo ID's can also be sent online. Any tests and immunizations are up to the worker to obtain, they are not provided by the staffing agency.

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    Just go in and see what needs to be signed, check and see if it was you and either sign or not. Let the DON know what you didn't sign and why on those you don't sign. One thing we have to remember is that these things need to be completed for state survey. While they may be signed for on the MAR, they still need to be signed for on the Narcotic Count Sheet.

    To me it sounds like you wanted to leave this place. She did not fire you, you decided to not go in and do what was asked so you pretty much quit.

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    Write out a generalized schedule for the shift and remember to be flexible. Have a list of how each resident takes their meds. Have a list for blood sugars and results. Things like that can really help one out. I usually have a small notebook with me to write down anything that needs my attention or charting. Another thing is to make sure you have a copy of the procedures for falls, sending to the hospital, death and things like that. If papers are needed for this, have a copy for each clipped together with the list of what to do. That way, you will not be fumbling for those things when needed.

    You are new to the job and anxiety is going to come with it. It takes a long time to really get into the groove of your shift. It is normal to feel like we are not up to the job when we start out. It is also to feel that way when taking on a new job as I am this week.

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    spotangel likes this.

    Wow, what a story, glad to hear everyone was not injured. Sounds like you definitely lead an interesting life with your job. I bet your husband was scared for you too.

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    KThurmond and roser13 like this.

    Other than the companion study guide, there is good old listening to lectures, taking notes and reading the text.