Latest Comments by Leesha

Latest Comments by Leesha

Leesha, ADN, BSN, CNA, LPN, RN 2,659 Views

Joined Aug 8, '07 - from 'Wisconsin'. Leesha is a BSN, RN on a Med/Surg floor. She has '4.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg'. Posts: 76 (29% Liked) Likes: 45

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    I think that many of the "non-health" related requests can be delegated to the nursing assistant. Seems like a pretty easy fix to me and certainly not worth getting up in arms about in my opinion. We will all have these patients no matter where we work...they are everywhere!!

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    I attended Grand Canyon for my BSN. I chose them because they were the least expensive. I had some frustrations along the way. They kept changing their minds in regards to which classes I would get credit for from my Associates degree. They also changed my counselor 3 times. The program itself was not difficult....just time consuming which I'm sure they all are. Good luck in your decision!!!

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    Why would you maintain a lower license?

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    Quote from LadyFree28
    I attempted to let my PN license expire while having my RN license and they sent a reminder stating that I would be fined if I didn't renew my license; I didn't want my expired PN license to affect my RN license so I paid it.

    You weren't missing anything; I'm only stating MY experiences with my license and how I couldn't "just let it expire"
    Maybe I'm confused but it's always been my understanding get that if you get a higher licensure it trumps all others. So if you had your LPN previously and then obtained your RN then the LPN license is no longer valid.

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    Flames9_RN likes this.

    Thank you Flames9_RN!

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    Winterwhite28, tokmom, PrismRN, and 3 others like this.

    I just graduated today from Grand Canyon University with my BSN 😊 Good luck to all of you going through it! You will be great!

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    Winterwhite28 and tokmom like this.

    This all happened after my transcripts were submitted. And 2 of the advisors gave me different answers. I am very frustrated and disappointed with their program. I should be graduating right now

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    Winterwhite28 and PrismRN like this.

    I had a problem with my laptop crashing and then I went and bought an iMac....problem solved

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    I would feel much better about almost being finished if I didn't still have 3 classes to test out of Has anyone else been told they were 6 credits short and then towards the end of the program get told that they are 12 credits short?? I have also had 3 different advisors during this program. I have to say I am less than impressed....

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    We need to take every patient situation as a learning experience. We only have so many medications and interventions at our disposal and sometimes despite our best efforts it just isn't enough. I have always felt that my co-workers are a tremendous resource. Many times it takes someone else on the outside looking in to think of a new approach that you haven't thought to try.

    Best of luck to you in the future

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    esperanzita likes this.

    I would say to find a Hospice service that has a good reputation and apply. I have been with my Hospice company for almost a year and I LOVE it!!!! I was hired without any previous Hospice experience also. Good luck!!!

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    At my company we pick up what we can. During our RN meetings they pass around the calendar for the upcoming month with the shifts that they need covered and we pick up what we are able to do. For the most part we have regular PRN nurses that pick up quite often.

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    Quote from JillianV
    I need advice. I work part-time as an RN in a nursing home. I love my residents, but the pay is bottom of the barrel ($22 an hour, but I do get a whopping 50 cents more an hour on weekends!). I need to find another job. I am interested in working as a hospice admission nurse. Is there anyone who can give advice, what the duties are, etc. I am an older nurse and need a change. Thanks in advance for any responses.
    I also worked in a nursing home on the rehab side for a year and a half. I was also getting bottom of the barrel pay the same as you. I just recently started at a hospice facility. I am still in orientation but I can tell you that it seems less stressful and the pay is certainly better! Good luck!

    Leesha-RN

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    I just recently started with Heartland PRN. I am still going through orientation but so far I like it and everyone is very supportive and helpful. I am attempting to work full time instead of just PRN now.

    Leesha-RN

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    jadelpn likes this.

    I am also working at a similar facility. I'm not thrilled with it either...although I have made it there for over a year now. I recently took a PRN position at a neuro-rehab hospital. For me it's the best way to try out a new place without leaving my full time job entirely. I am able to work my full time job Monday through Friday and pick up at the hospital on weekends. I hope you can find something similar.

    Good luck,
    Leesha


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