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  • Oct 16

    There is always acute rehab, subacute rehab, long term care, psychiatric inpatients long term acute care. Subacute psychiatric


    Regarding school nursing don't only check board of nursing regulations but also your state department of education requirements. In my state there are specific requirements even for a substitute school nurse. Every state is different. Many require BSN + school nurse certification. Others require a pulse, CPR card and a nursing license (RN or LPN)

  • Oct 16

    Quote from phiir
    My wife does Clinical Research and she still has to go ask patients for samples, give presentations to large groups, etc. so you never really escape 'people', but it does reduce the number considerably.

    Maybe consider Nursing Informatics...
    That's often a master's level job and requires clinical experience as a nurse because how can you develop an IT system make an EMR more efficient if you don't have experience with the end user process?

  • Oct 12

    The grandmother that complained that I was too focused on the complex pediatric patient and didn't notice her come downstairs and greet her. Filed a formal complaint too.

  • Oct 12

    Three years? She could have attended and graduated nursing school a few times by now. This is a limited license rarely granted to aides, most are international registered nurses that are ineligible to be licensed as RN in CA. Is it really worth it? Yes they are extremely specific and picky if each required specialty does not have the mandated time and verification of skills performed by the employer. Too long since you took the pharmacology course? Too bad. Three years is usually the maximum that bvnpt will consider an application.

  • Oct 7

    Here is a reference to state laws regarding rest & meal breaks:

    http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/rest.htm

    http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/meal.htm


    For most industries (transportation is one of the few with regulations requiring rest breaks for safety reasons) there is NO mandatory break (rest or meal) requirement per federal law (only 7 or 8 states have requirements for adults, minors are different). The only federal labor rule is if your break is less than 20 min you must be paid for it.

    If one cannot stay awake overnight then perhaps reconsider working overnights. If you worked NICU and were paid for your break since you had to be available to respond for a patient emergency would you use your break for a nap? Would you take a nap if you were an insomniac that worked day shift?

    The whole point of an overnight PDNs is someone to stay awake and monitor/care for a medical fragile or technology dependent client. I can't see ever consider taking a nap while on duty...

  • Oct 7

    Quote from nurseaig
    When U works nights one needs a break. Even if it is half a hour. By law. Who in their right mind can work a 8 hour shift without a break? And talking about the hospital, We do get breaks.
    Not in all states unless you are under the age of 18 or belong to a union. A break does not = take a nap. Home care/private duty is different. These are pediatric clients that require constant monitoring. If you cannot work 8 or 12 hours without a break then this is not the best choice for you. There is down time but you are paid for all hours worked. The only exception is a 24 hour shift you are paid for 16 hours but not the 8 hours you are entitled to/expected to sleep.

    The hospital or other facility is different there is a nurse you report off to and he/she cares for your patient while you are off unit. You usually are not paid for your break. Most facilities do not permit/condone staff sleeping on break.

    This situation is also referring to a nurse sleeping for more than a half hour while a medically fragile client who requires direct monitoring is left unattended.

  • Oct 7

    Grounds for termination and even action on a nursing license. You are not being unreasonable. You wouldn't be able to sleep on shift in LTC or hospital and HH/PDN is no different.

  • Oct 6

    CA requires a fee for each application.

    From NCSBN:

    Missing an Exam Appointment
    If you fail to arrive for the exam appointment or fail to reschedule/unschedule without giving the appropriate notice, you will forfeit your exam fee (and scheduling fee if applicable) and your ATT will be invalidated. You will be required to reregister and pay another exam fee. Failure to take the exam will be noted in your registration as an incident report which will be viewable by your board of nursing/regulatory body.
    source: Changing an Appointment | NCSBN

  • Oct 6

    CA requires a fee for each application.

    From NCSBN:

    Missing an Exam Appointment
    If you fail to arrive for the exam appointment or fail to reschedule/unschedule without giving the appropriate notice, you will forfeit your exam fee (and scheduling fee if applicable) and your ATT will be invalidated. You will be required to reregister and pay another exam fee. Failure to take the exam will be noted in your registration as an incident report which will be viewable by your board of nursing/regulatory body.
    source: Changing an Appointment | NCSBN

  • Oct 3

    You are responsible if you delegate inappropriately or provide inadequate supervision. The LPN has his/her own scope and license.

    Consult an attorney.

    It's not common for notice to sue to be filed so quickly as it usually takes months to know full extent of injuries and effects

  • Oct 3

    You are responsible if you delegate inappropriately or provide inadequate supervision. The LPN has his/her own scope and license.

    Consult an attorney.

    It's not common for notice to sue to be filed so quickly as it usually takes months to know full extent of injuries and effects

  • Oct 3

    You are responsible if you delegate inappropriately or provide inadequate supervision. The LPN has his/her own scope and license.

    Consult an attorney.

    It's not common for notice to sue to be filed so quickly as it usually takes months to know full extent of injuries and effects

  • Sep 29

    Contact your embassy or an attorney. Presenting fraudulent credentials can lead to jail time. You knowingly allowe a fake credential to be passed and got caught. You are now stuck with no income. And you had a "problem" working as a receptionist? Did they make you stop working? Is this "problem" going to make your situation with MoH worse?

  • Sep 24

    Quote from LadyFree28
    Or "what is an incoherent thought"?
    I think GrnTea started that on an incoherent thread and a few others (myself included) continued in an insomniac haze. It was likely pulled when the OP became disjointed that we weren't mind readers.


    My favorite was the one who admitted up front they just wanted us to do their incoherent assignment and right away!!!

  • Sep 22

    Quote from SeattleGirl
    Thank you Helper-T!

    I'm so happy there is someone out there who can sympathize with my situation!
    I really do appreciate your advice and it sounds like you are well on your way.

    I guess the next step for me is to research the school a bit more for some clarity and start gathering all of the pertinent information. Any tips or advice while pursuing this further??

    Do you personally know anyone who has completed this program successfully??

    Also, price?? (rough estimate- I know this will vary for each person and their prior education)

    Thanks Again!
    Try this forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees - Nurses / Nursing Students
    There is a sheet on the Excelsior site that helps you to predict the cost of your degree.


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