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    Quote from sugarmagnolia3
    Like you, reading and leaving only trolling comments that add nothing of value to the discourse? Oh, the irony!
    Tsk tsk. Discourse?! Where are my pearls?

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    Quote from KelRN215
    My thoughts exactly. What is the OP going to tell the news? "My manager made an off-color remark at a conference"? What would the news care?
    Some people seem to have too much time on their hands.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    We had one like that in the LTC facility when I worked as a CNA. I got to the point where I would check on each of her three room mates before going to move her pillow 1/2 inch to the left while explaining to her that the others also deserved attention. She was very aware of her behavior and also happened to be the one with the "rolling" tape recorder stashed in her bedside stand.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    As far as I'm concerned, it violates HIPAA and asking to get some dire consequences. If they are that hard up for business, they should light a fire under their marketers.

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    Some students take only one class at a time (nursing prerequisites), in order to insure A grades and competitiveness. As long as one has the patience, money to hang around, and they don't let their prerequisite courses expire, that can really drag out the process. It depends on the individual as to how much they can handle each term successfully. It also has a lot to do with whether or not the required courses can be obtained each term. Many schools are so crowded that it is impossible to finish at a good rate of speed, no matter how academically adept the student.

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    OldDude likes this.

    I might not go out of my way to convey information about each and every conversation, but would follow the guidelines given previously, otherwise, you may find yourself spending too much time acting as a go-between.

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    Get a listing of home health agencies online (in the old days you would use the yellow pages of a phonebook), and start to visit each one with your employment documents in hand to apply. Usually you will be interviewed and hired on the spot for extended care work.

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    I would take the second two statements as the employer trying to be helpful, but missing the mark. Better to have this kind of experience than to get the position 'sugar-coated' only to find out the worst when you have made the commitment.

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    At one school, we had a podiatrist teaching in an anatomy course. I imagine he didn't have enough business in his practice setting.

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    Sour Lemon and ruby_jane like this.

    Depends on the policies of the schools to which you are applying. But any way you look at it, the W's exist, and the only action you can take is to avoid the programs where W's are unacceptable. Also, the W's are not in nursing prerequisite courses so may not even be considered.

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    Crush, OldDude, and chaseloveRN like this.

    I agree that two weeks notice is called for. Letter of resignation presented the same way you would do so if the personal ties did not exist.

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    Never worked for an agency that provided this. The majority have not provided gloves for the nurses.

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    sallyrnrrt likes this.

    Contact the schools and ask if you can't find any information on their websites. That is the best way to get the current costs that apply to your situation.

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    Wannabenurseneko likes this.

    Keep it, at least until you finish school. You can use the CNA certificate to do home care for an agency taking care of one patient only on an infrequent basis. Just in case. Once you have a nursing license, then let it expire.

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    OldDude likes this.

    I would go with the policy of your agency.


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