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Joined Feb 10, '11 - from 'New York, NY, US'. Posts: 68 (38% Liked) Likes: 55

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    Lol I'm on my mobile with autocorrect but thanks for the correction , I guess we are typing APA style papers on allnurses professor. I am supportive , you are the one telling people to quit and not looking at the whole picture . Your post proves it all , a bully .

    Quote from SobreRN
    My that is quite a character assassination for one who claims to be all supportive, I daresay it is a bit toxic. As of note it is spelled 'quitting' and toxic nurses are the reason I don't do floor nursing any longer.

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    And before being a bully and giving zero supportive advice maybe you should be the one quiting . Nurses such as yourself with this toxic attitude are the reason why floor nurses are running away from the bedside and are going into advance practice / other areas of nursing .

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    May have acquired an infection while adding she 'picked at her central line.' You have been unable to make a single commentary without expressing your negative opinion of the patient...time to quit while you are behind.

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    Wrong , you don't have to follow orders if they aren't appropriate . OP stated patient was hypotensive, she could've called the MD and ask for clarification before administering. The way you come off is that you must follow MD orders no matter how ridiculous they are . Sorry , I've refused to follow orders and havent been taken to any board , I had a patient with an order for 60 of lantus with a wnl bg , called to clarify told me to give I refuse, charge gave and pt bg tanked to 40 . That's the difference between following orders needlessly and actually critically thinking .

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    Kooky Korky and matcha-cat like this.

    Reading through this thread I'm just disgusted on how nurses are bashing the OP, it's obvious OP is burnt out from working the floor. I won't judge you since I use to work a post op unit and dealt with the same issues and see your side . I wouldn't ask other nurses for their opinion since this profession has become so jaded , I worked with physicians and don't see this type of calling out someone and putting them down behavior as I see in nursing. OP, I understand you are concerned for your license since people don't die from pain but will die from respiratory depression I suggest you get out of Med Surg floor and go into a specialty where you can get some respect .

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    My advice would be to do as many questions as possible and look at the rationales. It's all about how to pick and see what the questions ask. All the knowledge is in your head and to review everything would be too much information. Focus on your weak areas. I used Saunders comprehensive PN book and cd and did 150 + questions a day for 2 weeks and passed within 90 questions. If you need the material private message me your email.

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    CBreezey and helenasofi like this.

    Hi Helen , I went though the same frustration of not being able to find work after graduation. It took almost 8 months to find work. Now that the holidays are approaching a lot of facilities are looking for per diem nurses to cover for their on staff vacations call outs etc. apply everywhere to every facility even those who have no online site you go personally to fill out an application. I got my first job through a staffing agency try these as well some are willing to take on new grads. Persistence is key , I am also half way through getting my RN. Also try home health care , some places are willing to take on new grads. We need all the experience we can get once that RN is next to our names. Per diem work = flexibility for school. Much success

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    I also wanted to add that to use your cnas to your advantage. They are your eyes and ears on the floor , help them and they will return the favor. It's impossible to check all the v/s while doing med pass , that's why you can delegate these task to your cna but make sure they are competent in checking v/s first. They will apply the creams and lotions for you if they feel you are a team player and not just a pushy nurse. Best of luck in your career and it gets better.

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    Irene it will get better. I was in your shoes once , new grad at a facility with only 3 day orientation facing the same problems. Was floated around dif floors with 40 pts only I as charge nurse and an RN supervisor who was gone most of the time on other floors. After 6 weeks you should be getting your routine down pack , buy a notepad to plan out the day and when to do your finger sticks , med pass , treatments ect. By the time you know it everything is done with time to document. The issues you described bothered me as well and I applied to a better facility and was hired having obtained experience. Protecting your license is important gain your 6 months experience and look elsewhere , these places have high turnover and don't care for retaining quality nurses just having someone to cover their short staffing.

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    Study from the NLN book its really good, I scored really high in the science portion studying from that book. The Math is algebra and geometry high school level math and English was substituting words knowing the meaning and word roots. I didn't get into that portion of the book and didn't score great on those sections. Be ontop of Rockland after you take the exam and make sure they give you an answer on receiving all your paperwork and having everything. I wasn't on top of them applying for Spring 2013 and last minute got a letter that my NLN scores were not submitted when clinicals were already filled up. I ended up going to another school instead so Good Luck in getting in and be persistent with them.

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    It is the same program you just get advance standing as an LPN and can apply at any semester, it's not a different program. I can compare because I was told I was jumping the gun, wouldn't he be jumping the gun by applying as well?? The requirements are the same, we both have to take an NLN and take the same classes in order to apply.

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    I have to disagree about the preferential treatment for being minority statement. I recently applied to an LPN to RN bridge and let me tell you the nursing department is majority white. They have preference for their own applicants and don't favor minority applicants as much. I was told by a nursing faculty that I was "Jumping the gun" by fulfilling all the requirements and applying while a white student who was applying to the program without advance standing as an lpn was given the royal treatment.

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    I did a trade school and now im regretting it so much. I was half way done with my PCT when I applied to an LPN school and got accepted. Fast forward a year 1/2 and Im 23K in debt and no job! I been 3 months out of school and only 1 job interview , no one wants to hire any new grads and the so called "career services" just pulls stuff from the net. For 23k I expected more atleast tangable leads , I feel like I wasted a year of intense study and a lot of stress , money , and time to end up with a swift kick in the nuts. I could've done PCT and work in a hospital while going for my RN. My advice for anyone who is considering the LPN route , do it at a Community College where credits will transfer into an RN not a trade school where the credits dont mean squat. Now I will have to work as a CNA with 9 dollars an hr. Thats my 2 cents.

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    Don't get your license in NY. The job market for LPNs is horrible out here, I have my LPN and im 2 months into looking for work with no success. I speak Spanish fluently, did my IV, BCLS cert classes, and have prior CNA experience but no facilities want to hire new grads. My friend is having some success and she got her license in NJ so the job market is not as tough out her way. If possible go for your BSN because I am regretting doing the LPN route. The jobs aren't there and I feel like I wasted a lot of money and time when I am doing my pre-reqs now I could've already been in a BSN program.

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    Uh no if you read my post I said I was given an iv while standing because the person didnt want to be bothered with doing it the proper way. I still have pictures and it's still there if you want to see redhead_nurse. Smdh


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