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Joined Mar 30, '11. Posts: 129 (6% Liked) Likes: 10

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    Have a question and need some advice. I have a friend that is working in a psychiatric facility. She has been complaining to me about her facility's DON and other mgmt. staff. She states that the facility is so dirty, residents sitting in dirty briefs for several hrs,floors filthy c/ urine, roaches in her med cart, nurses yelling at residents. The cleaning supplies are locked up and she can't clean up a mess when it happens. She wants to say something but is afraid that her job will be in jeopardy.
    I suggested that she document what she see's and contact her State agency responsible for nursing homes. Can she do that discreetly/ anonymously..? Pls advise. Thanks!!

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    Hi df341,
    What specific sales area are talking about? Surgical appliance(OR) sales?

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    Thank you for the good advice!!

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    Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Hello Fellow Nurses,

    I'm needing some career advice. I've been an LPN for almost 2 yrs. Enjoy my work. I'm in my late 40's, Have 15-20 more yrs to work.
    I've worked in LTC, now in psych. nursing & acute care. Am needing to decide if I really want to earn the RN or to use the MBA that I earned 8 years ago but have not used. I am good with numbers and dealing with people.However I haven't really used my MBA since getting it in '04.I am a good nurse but nursing is not my natural passion, business is. I've read on this site that LTC administrator jobs are hard to find and that it's not a good job(never able to please your boss) and to stick with nursing. I've experienced a lot of layoff's and enjoy the stability of nursing which administrator/tive positions may not have. The 2 options i see are for me to get my RN and go into travel nursing or to not earn the RN but try to find an MBA healthcare position.
    Does anybody have any advice for me.? I know this is a disjointed post but would appreciate some honest feedback. I'm preparing for the LPN to RN program and I don't feel the excitement that I should be feeling. I'm practically 50, should i stick with a field that is "safe" or use myMBA.

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    Hello Fellow Nurses,


    I'm needing some career advice. I've been an LPN for almost 2 yrs. Enjoy my work. I'm in my late 40's, Have 15-20 more yrs to work.
    I've worked in LTC, now in psych. nursing & acute care. Am needing to decide if I really want to earn the RN or to use the MBA that I earned 8 years ago but have not used. I am good with numbers and dealing with people. However I haven't really used my MBA since getting it in '04.I am a good nurse but nursing is not my natural passion, business is. I've read on this site that LTC administrator jobs are hard to find and that it's not a good job(never able to please your boss) and to stick with nursing. I've experienced a lot of layoff's and enjoy the stability of nursing which administrator/tive positions may not have. The 2 options i see are for me to get my RN and go into travel nursing or to not earn the RN but try to find an MBA healthcare position.
    Does anybody have any advice for me.? I know this is a disjointed post but would appreciate some honest feedback. I'm preparing for the LPN to RN program and I don't feel the excitement that I should be feeling. I'm practically 50, should i stick with a field that is "safe" or use my MBA. Thank you for your time & advice!

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    Hello Fellow Nurses,

    I'm needing some career advice. I've been an LPN for almost 2 yrs. Enjoy my work. I'm in my late 40's, Have 15-20 more yrs to work.
    I've worked in LTC, now in psych. nursing & acute care. Am needing to decide if I really want to earn the RN or to use the MBA that I earned 8 years ago but have not used. I am good with numbers and dealing with people. However I haven't really used my MBA since getting it in '04.I am a good nurse but nursing is not my natural passion, business is. I've read on this site that LTC administrator jobs are hard to find and that it's not a good job(never able to please your boss) and to stick with nursing. I've experienced a lot of layoff's and enjoy the stability of nursing which administrator/tive positions may not have. The 2 options i see are for me to get my RN and go into travel nursing or to not earn the RN but try to find an MBA healthcare position.
    Does anybody have any advice for me.? I know this is a disjointed post but would appreciate some honest feedback. I'm preparing for the LPN to RN program and I don't feel the excitement that I should be feeling. I'm practically 50, should i stick with a field that is "safe" or use myMBA.

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    Hello Fellow Nurses,

    I'm needing some career advice. I've been an LPN for almost 2 yrs. Enjoy my work. I'm in my late 40's, Have 15-20 more yrs to work.
    I've worked in LTC, psychiatric nursing & now acute care. Am needing to decide if I really want to earn the RN or to use the MBA that I earned 8 years ago but have not used. I am good with numbers and dealing with people.

    I've done internet research on job sites but haven't found anything definitive.
    I am a good nurse but nursing is not my natural passion.
    I've read on this site that LTC administrator jobs are hard to find and that it's not a good job and to stick with nursing. Does anybody have any advice for me.

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    Would like to better understand the $125-175K/annual APRN Psych. salary posted on careerbuilder recently. First is this real and are there alot of strings attached to this salary. I live in midwest and APRN psych. salaries are half that. Would appreciate as much information as you can provide. Thank You!!

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    I am interested in confirming the $125-175K/Yr. salary for APRN Psychiatric position posted on careerbuilder for Springfield. MA area. Is this real? Is this a nightmare job or is this typical for the MA area? Would appreciate as much background info. as you can provide. Thank You!!

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    Thank you very much for the feedback. I'll check with the hospital.

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    I'm a LPN with 18 mo's of experience, age late 40's.. Have a wife & 3 young kids. Have worked as charge nurse for 15 mo's in ltc setting & 3 mo's as PDN ped's.
    I need to research and determine what nursing career path to take. I will be starting a LPN to RN bridge program next yr. I've read nursing blogs on Travel nursing, Nurse anesthetists, APRN, and Nurse practitioners. I need to earn more than $20-22/hour as an RN in the local not for profit hospital. I have extensive experience c/ heart babies (I have one). Would like to work in PICU/NICU. Need to shadow in that environment. I would really appreciate any feedback!!

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    Thank you. I just thought the processing time would be weeks not a month +.

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    I have a close friend that took her CMA test 30 days ago and she still hasn't received the results. Why does it take so long? She lives in Ks. Does anybody have any info.? LPN exams results are much quicker. If you can't reschedule you should have passed in 24-48 hrs. Thank You!!

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    I'm a semi new LPN that has been recently separated from previous employer. I've worked in 2 ltc facilities for 5 months and 7 months respectively and as a pdn pediatrics for 4 mo's. I'm worried that I may be viewed as a job hopper. I have reasonable explanations for my moves and I have good references. It's a tight job market and I wonder if I should leave off my first employer.. ?


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