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Hi to all!!!
LPN moving to ND from Ct. end of summer. Would like any tips or information what to expect, how you all like your positions, etc. Looking also to have a coffee klatch once I get there!!!
GinaW--what is the staffing like at Trinity for each shift on a Med/Surg unit? Do you work 8 or 12 hr shifts? Do you have to rotate shifts? Do they ever pull staff from the hospital to work at the Home? Is it every other weekend? Does the local college offer any nursing continuing education classes? Does anyone offer some sort of distance MSN classes?
Just FYI Grand Forks and many other hospitals are phasing out having LPNs in an acute care setting. My advice to LPNs out there is to go get your BSN or RN. Pay is way better, but you do basically the same amount of work. North Dakota also has a loan repayment plan I think if you dedicate 5 years to working in state otherwise you have to pay it back.