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BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN 23,143 Views

Joined: Jan 17, '13; Posts: 2,361 (56% Liked) ; Likes: 4,812
Registered Nurse; from US
Specialty: 31 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health

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  • May 2

    ASN and BSN here.

    Accepted into Masters program.

    Passed NCLEX on first attempt in 2010.

    Did all exams...courses were not offered back then.

    Accepted a cancellation date. Tested 2 months after all requirements were met.

  • Apr 14

    Where are the options for the polls? Nothing to choose from.

    Anyway, with EVERYTHING falling on the nurse, even the full trash cans, it's not going to get any better. We carry hospital-issued phones so that EVERYBODY can reach us at all times; regardless of what we're doing. Having a charge nurse in my hospital is absolutely useless. I had an emergency with a patient as soon as I got to work and began the med pass. It involved security, other nurses, and the charge. The charge nurse offered to call the attending as we literally had our hands full with trying to keep this patient from pulling out lines and running down the halls. When the physician called back, she handed me the phone and proceeded to tell me what to say to the physician. REALLY???? Had I known this is what she was going to do, I could have made the call myself while she helped to hold the patient down!!! Of course, the medication pass was late, thereby legally creating one med error behind another since this event took forever to get it under control! But who gives a crap about that, right?

  • Mar 13

    I once attended a seminar that was held by a BSN-RN speaker. She repeatedly addressed the audience as "nurses and LPNs". At first, I thought it was a slip of the tongue. But, after 8 hours and a "thank you to all the nurses and LPNs in attendance", I accepted the fact that the ignorant walks among us. There is nothing that we can do about it.

  • Mar 13

    Rags to Riches??? You better believe it!!! I went from working 64 hours a week to 2 12-hour shifts per week. My time is my own. I can wear my RAGS anytime I want now instead of being in uniform the majority of the week! That is MY definition of rich!!!

    Of course, I can now buy Spring-fresh Gain to keep the RAGS clean and smelling good! Here's to living the good life!!!

  • Mar 3

    I once attended a seminar that was held by a BSN-RN speaker. She repeatedly addressed the audience as "nurses and LPNs". At first, I thought it was a slip of the tongue. But, after 8 hours and a "thank you to all the nurses and LPNs in attendance", I accepted the fact that the ignorant walks among us. There is nothing that we can do about it.

  • Mar 2

    Oops! Goofed...realized it as soon as I clicked submit.

  • Mar 2

    Oops! Goofed...realized it as soon as I clicked submit.

  • Mar 1

    Yesterday was the day!!! Both offers came through yesterday!! I received my Florida license (so I can try the Daytona Beach or Key West travel assignment), (ooooh how I lovvvvve Florida!!!), and I received the official nursing-related-but-no-hands-on-lots-of-traveling, full-time manager's position (full benefits, paid time off!!) on the road alone in my car (no patients), just me, my nursing knowledge, a $9K raise and an additional $7K increase after 6 months, riding around locally in my current state, and home or heading home at 4:30pm every single day!!! Decisions! Decisions! Though I do believe the sunshine state is going to lose out on this one.

    Either way, I get to tap dance into my job's staffing office today, lay my notice on the desk, and moonwalk out of there!! No more ER for this med-surg nurse!! Come to think of it, no more med-surg either!!

    How to Quit a Job || STEVE HARVEY - YouTube

  • Feb 19

    Quote from KatieMI
    Well, I just bought a pair of walking shoes with sleeves and custom orthotics for $$$... it is definitely overspending for me, but it will help me to save my back and knees. So I count it as an investment
    Oh, well, I confess. I did buy a designer handbag 3 days ago. I didn't need it, but after taxes, an online coupon, store discounts, plus an employee discount from a very flirtatious salesman, I paid $31 for it.

  • Feb 19

    Absolutely not! I recognized the correlation between spending needlessly and working endlessly very early on in my career. I wasn't willing to make the sacrifice.

  • Feb 16


    This is why I only work two days a week and even those are spaced out until I find a way out altogether!

  • Feb 10

    I once attended a seminar that was held by a BSN-RN speaker. She repeatedly addressed the audience as "nurses and LPNs". At first, I thought it was a slip of the tongue. But, after 8 hours and a "thank you to all the nurses and LPNs in attendance", I accepted the fact that the ignorant walks among us. There is nothing that we can do about it.

  • Feb 7

    I once attended a seminar that was held by a BSN-RN speaker. She repeatedly addressed the audience as "nurses and LPNs". At first, I thought it was a slip of the tongue. But, after 8 hours and a "thank you to all the nurses and LPNs in attendance", I accepted the fact that the ignorant walks among us. There is nothing that we can do about it.

  • Feb 1

    9. Feeling burned out after the first year and a half of nursing!

  • Jan 28

    Quote from Horseshoe
    I disagree. Anyone listening could have called her out on it.
    So this is what you would have done as a guest attending a seminar...embarrass the speaker by "calling her out"? This would not have been an appropriate time to engage in an RN versus LPN dispute.

    The last thing an LPN should do is to react in such a manner as to be labeled even further as a non-professional.

    Maybe it would have ultimately change the speakers words when addressing certain individuals, but it is not that easy to change what people believe.


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