Latest Comments by onyx33us

Latest Comments by onyx33us

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    jwnsg2003 and jechro.08 like this.

    Remain strong God will see you through. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! for making it this far. Remain strong and encouraging and the good Lord will guide you...

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    Is anyone currently or just completed the LPN - ADN program with excelsior college? Could you please your experience and strategies? I im finally stepping up on the LVN - ADN program but trying to learn more ways to battle the program and I want to learn from those ahead of me.

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    Quote from Aurora77
    The good: one of my patients, who I had last week, looks a million times better. I'm so happy for her.

    The bad: another patient is, as one of my coworkers likes to say, on my last nerve. I'll be lucky if I make it to 0700 without saying something I'll regret. Grr.

    The ugly: I have to be smiley and kiss butt to annoying patient in the name of good HCAP scores. Normally that's not hard for me, but tonight, it's a struggle.
    Remember your piece of paper and bite your tongue. Being a healthcare professional could be very challenging, from listening to confussed resident to kissing butt to dealing with misrable nurses and other nursing staff. LOL be a good nurse, avoid abuse.

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    leslie :-D and TakeTwoAspirin like this.

    Quote from TakeTwoAspirin
    I'm sorry, but there comes a time when the doctor needs to step up, grow a pair, and spell it out to the families real nice and simple! The families need someone to tell them "no" so that they can feel less guilt about not trying everything possible I know, but there really comes a time when we are just torturing these folks.
    I truly agree with you. But there are some families that have issues (hateful, taking sides or just don't agree) among themselves and that affects their decision making on their sick one. there are also some POA that feels they know better than doctors. Also some are scared to let-go. so there are many issues facing healthcare team..... nice point.

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    I think you have a point there but sometimes it's how you carry yourself not what you do. position and money plays a role in a relationship but it's not everything because if you make few dollars but confident, strong and comfortable, thats wats sup. But again like you said, a man should always strive to be higher than his wife. good point. lol

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    I truly think you should speak for yourself. I work as a CNA for 4 years and LPN for 10 years, the gay nurses are total disrespect in the profession. First of all, being in the nursing profession is enough to add gay lifestyle to the injury. I love my job and will NEVER mess with any gay no matter what. SO NASTY!!!!

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    Im happy to see you positive atitude in your new position. See LPNs are trained to be great nurses, but as an LPN, one have to be strong and face the challenges. Regardless of what level of nursing we are, there are challenges we have to face. Patients will always question our skills and experience, most times it's just to see how confident we are in what we do. Again, "we practice medicine, we don't know medicine" but thats not to say we should be ignorant n act stupid. Once again, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    LOL @ Glenna and CYoung ya'll should remember scrubs are tax write-off. so save your receipts maybe mail them to me. Ohhhhh Happy 2013 too.

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    Im so touched with your situation, i truely would fast and pray for 3 things, 1. God to show you his favor over this case. 2. God to show you what he want you to do. 3. God to guide and protect you and your license from every evil eyes. And let him make your decisions. Remain strong.

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    Great Job lady, Im truely touched by your story, and proud of you for your fighting spirit. To give you a little light to your question, I was a CNA for 4 yrs with some OT before I become an LPN. When I passed my NCLEX, my life and taste changed. Now pay attention here, LOL as a male nurse working with women, I faced jealousy, plenty of temptations with dates, relationships and everything you could think of, if you are going to work in the same facility you have worked as CNA, you are going to face a lot of enemities, envy from fellow CNAs, Guys will be offering you marriage even when they don't know your name lol (REAL WORLD) I know couple of nurses that fell for it.
    The work load will be alot lighter than doing doubles as a CNA but I think you should start off with one LPN job, get comfortable and know your left and right because there is a huge difference between CNA & LPN, then you can get a second job where you can sell yourself during your interview and make possibly more. Once again, Good Luck!!!!!

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    LOL Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and good luck in your practice.

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    You know from experience this is a tough situation because most state require at least 3 weeks orientation but LTC is privately own and managed and they do what they want. check your state requirements if you can. if this is documented, your covered to a good degree but that does not set you lose if any malpractice. If you are to accept the position, be in good relationship with your CNAs to help you locating your residents and other nurses incase for locating meds, supplies and/or treatments. DO NOT let another nurse administer or get in your narcotic box, if you are caught-up with time, ask for help possibly with treatments not medications, use a phone with internet to enable you look up trade/genetic drug names. Finally, at the end of the 4 days orientation, you could ask for extension to buy more escape incase of the ugly malpractice. In all Good luck it's a tough world.

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    I think it all depends on certain factors; 1..what you consider a good pay defers from person to person. 2. from experience, there's no fix pay rate for any nursing position. It's a game of luck, negotiation and how you market yourself during your initial interview, how you play your card while your at the job and who you dealth with during your initial interview. It is true that nursing is not about the money, BUT the managers and departmental heads try to save every penny here and there including pay rate so they can get bonuses at the of the year. In 2006 I started in LTC with $21 plus diffentials in satate of Delaware but relocate to houston in 2011 and was offered $20 without any form of diffentials in a LTC facility. with LTC and Correctional experience, I took the $20 offer, did 3 days orientation and never went back because I felt a it's complete use and I deserve better. Sometimes one have to play with the system by having a job and looking for jobs until you hit a good deal. But lets not forget 2 things here, too many nurses in the labor market makes employers to take control of the game, secondly, plenty of facilities are trying to replace LVN/LPN with RNs at the same pay. so it's a tough tactful game this days.


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