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  • 6:51 am

    Up here a trained, certified vet. tech is a full time college diploma, that takes at least two years. So they are "registered" nurses for animals.

    Get over yourself, she didn't claim to be a RN for humans and apply at the local human hospital, just like I wouldn't apply to work for my vet. I am just too amazed at the animal body and where they could find all the parts. I mean when my girl had surgery the other month, I watched over her like a mum and had to get out my animal health book just to check her pulse and figure out where the pulses where. Can you imagine being able to do that on dogs, cats, birds, reptiles. Hell, I even took a hamster to the vets once and the tech there knew what to do to him. I mean the little guy was in hypoglycemic shock and she knew how to treat him, how much glucose to give, etc., the tech practically ran a code on a hamster!

    I value animal nurses and yup in some countries they are referred to as nurses! I couldn't do her/his job.

  • Jan 21

    Look at the OPs posting history. Something is way off. IEN, LPN, moving to hawaii,Alaska, wanting to do an MSN but then a CRNA.

    And that's all in one year.

    Then, he's never returned to this thread

  • Jan 20

    Let's see, I start work at 0700 and am finished at 1515. I have plenty of time to do what I need on the way home from work.

    With 12's, you don't home home until nearly 20hr. Too bagged to do anything but grunt at the kids, make lunch for tomorrow, find clean scrubs and to bed you go.

    Not every schedule bangs the three together. Some rotations have four one week, two the next. You turn into a zombie. The first day off is a lost cause.

    12 work for management and the young and single. The mature and mothering, not so much. Try finding a daycare that will take a child for those shifts.



    Oh, and let's not feed the animals that live under bridges who joined AN this month.

  • Jan 20

    Every PN I've ever met has said the same thing. Their schooling was disorganized. My schedule made no sense, the instructors were different to say something polite.

    It was an experience I never would repeat

  • Jan 19

    22 and expecting twins?

    Want to be a NURSE and not an LPN

    Attitude and reality check is needed.

    Any idea of how dofficult and expensive it is to find childcare for twins?

    Any idea of the amount of work involved in a PN course over two years or the four years it takes to become an RN?

  • Jan 18

    Quote from umbdude
    You have no right to tell others not to speak in their own native language if they're chatting among themselves and not interfering with patient care. It's downright prejudicial and the workers are not responsible for your presumption that they are talking negatively about you.
    My management clearly states that English IS the language of the workplace and if they are paying you they expect English to be used.

  • Jan 17

    Got a spouse down ther to get you a green card?

  • Jan 17

    Got a spouse down ther to get you a green card?

  • Jan 17

    You just posted every reason why I would never return to LTC! I left it 12 years ago and nothing has changed.

    But it is the same in Acute Care. The banding together and the non use of English. My country has two official languages, English and French. Management posted a sign on every unit clearly stating English is the language of the workplace. One group continues to ignore it.

    It got so bad at one point, on one unit, report was being given in Tagalog and casual staff were refusing to go to that unit. That's when the signs and emails wen out

  • Jan 17

    Quote from umbdude
    You have no right to tell others not to speak in their own native language if they're chatting among themselves and not interfering with patient care. It's downright prejudicial and the workers are not responsible for your presumption that they are talking negatively about you.
    My management clearly states that English IS the language of the workplace and if they are paying you they expect English to be used.

  • Jan 16

    You just posted every reason why I would never return to LTC! I left it 12 years ago and nothing has changed.

    But it is the same in Acute Care. The banding together and the non use of English. My country has two official languages, English and French. Management posted a sign on every unit clearly stating English is the language of the workplace. One group continues to ignore it.

    It got so bad at one point, on one unit, report was being given in Tagalog and casual staff were refusing to go to that unit. That's when the signs and emails wen out

  • Jan 16

    You just posted every reason why I would never return to LTC! I left it 12 years ago and nothing has changed.

    But it is the same in Acute Care. The banding together and the non use of English. My country has two official languages, English and French. Management posted a sign on every unit clearly stating English is the language of the workplace. One group continues to ignore it.

    It got so bad at one point, on one unit, report was being given in Tagalog and casual staff were refusing to go to that unit. That's when the signs and emails wen out

  • Jan 16

    You just posted every reason why I would never return to LTC! I left it 12 years ago and nothing has changed.

    But it is the same in Acute Care. The banding together and the non use of English. My country has two official languages, English and French. Management posted a sign on every unit clearly stating English is the language of the workplace. One group continues to ignore it.

    It got so bad at one point, on one unit, report was being given in Tagalog and casual staff were refusing to go to that unit. That's when the signs and emails wen out

  • Jan 16

    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Can someone please tell me what critical thinking is? Give a couple of examples? Thank you.
    something that RNs can do but LPNs can't. Sarcasm. Fully intended

  • Jan 15

    Leave it for management to figure out. He will get caught eventually. Either refuse to consign his waste or take it from him and drop it in the sharps yourself.

    Ask him why he's drawing up for your patient. He'll soon leave you alone and become some other nurses problem.

    ypu don't want to make an unproven allegation


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