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quiltynurse56, LPN, LVN 11,372 Views

Joined Aug 24, '15 - from TX, US. quiltynurse56 is a PDN Pediatrics. She has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC and Pediatrics'. Posts: 971 (60% Liked) Likes: 1,862

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    K+MgSO4 and audreysmagic like this.

    I use some oils myself, occasionally. I have a problem with those who espouse with oils you can cure all sorts of things. I definitely don't want them used in a facility for the allergy reasons as stated. I would think they would have to ordered by the PCP for use on the patient.

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    Are you licensed in Colorado?

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    poppycat and Crystal-Wings like this.

    The agency I work for went to electronic charting on tablets that are in each patient's home. The MAR is still on paper. Paper only if needed. Personally, I prefer the tablets. I was with a patient one evening where we picked her up from school and took her to therapy. Since we clock in on it and are to start assessment soon after, it went with me. Much easier than taking the paper charting they use to do and make sure you have a place to write.

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    caliotter3 likes this.

    Any time between 8 - 12 hour shifts any time of the day or night.

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    I worked SNF/LTC for three years. I have recently gone to Private Duty Nursing for medically fragile children. Right now, the two that I have have g-buttons. I March, I will get the Trach/Vent class and can take on patient with those. So far, I am loving it.

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    Do the practice tests. Then go in and take it. Take a deep breath and try to relax. Remember the basics of assessments and go from there.

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    Did she find out where she is going?

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    Pamelaski likes this.

    My last job, I did remind people that I have only been a nurse for less than 3 years and that I am still learning as a nurse as well as the idiosyncrasies of the facility (it wasn't my first job). Really seemed to help and some of the nurses who were treating me like I should know started treating meat as the new nurse I am and would teach me about things.

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    I recently had a patient with an unusual name and he told us that on 3 occasions, there was another person with the same name in the same hospital, floor, etc at the same time. He learned he needed to make sure they had the right person as one time they were going to take him for a procedure which was really for the other guy.

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    Sounds like you handled this situation well. Sometimes a little empathy goes a long ways. Elderly with thin skin is fragile skin as you know. You did a good job there.

    For those wondering about the patients where she works, I worked LTC and Rehab for a few months and I tell you, those rehab patients were some of the rudest people I have ever had to care for. I am sure they were the same way in the hospital when they came to us.

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    rn1965 likes this.

    If she has an unencumbered license and no issues, she should be able to get a license in any state. Now some may take longer than others. If she were to move to a compact state and that is where she will be living, she will need to change her address and that would mean endorsing to that state. I recently moved from Iowa, a compact state to Texas, another compact state. Once, I had my address, I applied for and received my license in Texas. It took 4 weeks from start to finish. Let us know what she finds out as to where she will be going.

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    You take boards one time. You can hold licenses in many states.

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    According to the International Section on this page: Texas Board of Nursing - Endorsement it looks like the answer is NO.

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    If your goal is to become an RN, I would recommend the LVN route. Many programs will let LVNs bridge into the RN program. You will also be able to work as a LVN while earning your RN and the pay is greater than a MA. Your work experience will also help you with your classes and clinical for RN.


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