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By kayak007

Joined Oct 8, '12. Posts: 19 (32% Liked) Likes: 15

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  1. Ah how I would have loved a 1:5 ratio! Heck with 1:5 I could do all their ADL's and my nursing duties. Heck I would have...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. I graduated from Nursing School (lpn) in April 2012, received license in Sept 2012, and am happy to report that I have...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. 11785 Please no more RN/LPN threads!
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. It is my experience that many MD's owe nurses their license.......At 3am it is a nurse at the besdide not the MD.
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    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. Becoming an LVN is my 3rd career change and the final one. I have no desire to go back to school and all the stress it...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. I know I'm going to sound like a negative Nellie..... but it seemed a bit like fluff to me. Of course, trailers are just...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Thank you, LMCCRN62 for teaching! By not feeding them the answers, you're instilling critical thinking skills in them. I'm...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I am a clinical instructor for a accelerated BSN program. I have to say most students are great and want to learn. Most are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. My experience with student nurses has been mixed. I have had some, especially those that were LPN's, that are excellent to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Being pulled in multiple directions by doctors, families, and other disciplines (physical therapy, dietary, speech, OT,...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. At Pangea reunited- or anyone for that matter; What differentiates assessment and data collection. If my understanding...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. I myself started nursing when I was young and naive and didn't have the balls to speak up for myself. I lacked confidence...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. I once had the opportunity to care for an Iraqi POW while deployed as a medic. He was caught in the middle of planting IEDs...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I would still care for him. Our job is to heal people, I'll leave the judging and punishment to the court system.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Here's the thing. At the end of the day he is a kid. And kids are not born evil, they are made that way. His actions and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I am so glad you posed this question. I have been asking myself the same question since the kid was apprehended. Here's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Agreed. My reference to him as a "kid" is in the context that I have a 19 yr old son (a young man but still very much kid)...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I know that I would care for him like any other patient in my care....and I would respect the nurse who couldn't. I would...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I've taken care of convicts, gang-bangers, gang-bangers victims, victims of family disputes, victims of police shootings,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I'd care for him as I'd care for anyone else. I don't know my patients histories unless they tell me. For all I know I have...
    kayak007
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Rule #1: Trust no one. Rule #2: See rule #1.
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. You know, I really really wanted to but with the waiting lists being a mile long even for the bridge programs I am really...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Been an LPN for a year. Did my prereqs WHILE in the program. JUST got accepted to the ADN bridge program starting May 2013....
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Pre-1980's, LPNs were supplemental nurses, due to the 'real', nursing shortage of RNs, since nurses were paid poverty wages....
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. The Constitution also used to allow slavery and limited voting rights, so I'd hardly consider it the authority on human...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. I was an LPN/LVN for 4 years prior to earning my RN license in 2010. Based purely on anecdotal information, the majority...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  27. I wonder how her BON will handle her 'I smuggled ivory in from Kenya charge'? Unprofessional conduct?
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    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  28. "Medicaid for all" will mean more, not less, inequality when it comes to healthcare. Poor people will simply be at the end...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  29. Hang in there...it will get better. Unfortunately, in nursing (as in many other professions) proving yourself is focused on....
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  30. Effective 8/25/12, law expands role of LPN in IV Therapy to include PCA devices, permit administration of TPN and...
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    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  31. Don't get up hope OP! Keep filling out applications....even to the places that don't post that they need help. That's how I...
    kayak007
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  32. You know what I'm freaking sick of? Mixed-unit and mixed-discipline hostilities. Or at least that's what I call it. ...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. They have no idea. Until I see a doc wiping a patient's behind, I will not believe they have the slightest idea of all we do.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Just remember-all the nurses here that are reading you the riot act for not knowing were once new themselves. They need to...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  35. abatacept was the IV med and I did not know what it was for but its nice to know there are nurses like yourself that know...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  36. Every nurse knows every single med and does not need to check what a medication is for at times.. :rolleyes:
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  37. I agree .. Take this as a lesson learned and move on.. This too shall pass.. I know what you mean by working back to back...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  38. Speak to your supervisor. It will take time - as a new grad my first couple weeks were rough but once you get into routine,...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  39. I don't say this to discourage you at all but to be honest your experience sounds pretty typical. First of all, 16-20...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  40. This was me a few weeks ago. I was on my own for the first time tonight. I had five weeks of or. They would give me more if...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  41. I am just annoyed with all the negativity around my LPN choice. well then, if explanations are needed, going the LPN...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  42. You are not a lowly lpn.!!!!!
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  43. Ok, so there was a topic I commented on a few weeks ago and I forgot the name of it. Anyways, one of the members on this...
    kayak007
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  44. You took the words right out of my mouth. I have been brainstorming and am even forming a group that encourages each other...
    kayak007
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  45. I too a seasoned nurse of 17 years in LTC have had it. I would love to go back to a state park job teaching kids about The...
    kayak007
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  46. may there be a special place in Hades, for that daughter
    kayak007
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. I have a diploma in Medical Assistance and I am very thankful for this diploma because it has allowed me to fine a job that...
    kayak007
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  48. School nurse. M-F, snow days and all holidays off. I also want my current rate of pay.
    kayak007
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. NEVER EVER talk to anyone like that without a lawyer present. You also NEVER say anything to anyone if you do not know who...
    kayak007
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. Am I understanding it correctly that a group of men, wearing suits, "pulled you" into a room to discuss a patient and you...
    kayak007
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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