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  1. Pay negotiation for an emergency pickup shift
    Oh, and it is an overnight camp if that makes a difference. I'm at the desk from 8a to 10p
    Apr 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  2. Pay negotiation for an emergency pickup shift
    It's an educational camp, I guess? Right on the water in Plymouth, MA. Schools come here for the week and do activities like rocket-building, shark dissection, coastal walks, field trips on a lobster...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Pay negotiation for an emergency pickup shift
    Hi everyone! I am a LTC RN, and my boyfriend works at a camp. The nurse called out at the camp and they didn't have any available backup. I got asked to pick up, since I'm able to pass meds, which...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  4. New Grad RN can't find a job
    I agree with those who are suggesting you look into LTC. If you can swing it, apply for the night shift. They're always looking for the night shift! You can also look for float pools and per diem...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Things Little Old Ladies Say
    My favorite LOL on the dementia unit: teeny tiny, high-pitched voice. Big deer-in-headlight eyes. Anyway, on Superbowl Sunday I put the game on in the day room. I'm at my med cart in the corner and...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Parkinsons or pain?
    He gets sinemet three times a day. I can't remember the exact dose... but AM dose is higher than the PM doses. So maybe that could help if we adjust so he's getting a higher dose in the evening. I'll...
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Parkinsons or pain?
    Hello all! I float between 7-3 and 3-11 shifts, and the staff for each shift are about to have an all-out war with each other over one of our patients. As the pacifist of the Dementia Unit, I am...
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Is this common?
    I work nights and that's about my ratio. One CNA, me, and 40 patients. During the day it's 2 nurses and 2 CNAs. It's super tough. The 6am med pass has me in cold sweats, especially when I realize...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. how are med passes possible on time?!?!?
    Thank you tyvin. It feels a little better knowing...at the very least...I'm not alone in being shocked and overwhelmed. I just hope it gets better--or at least that I learn my patients--soon. Our...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. how are med passes possible on time?!?!?
    I'm on week 3 at an LTC/rehab center and I just want to know... where do I purchase the time machine that all the experienced nurses must have to get their work done on time??? I'll be working the...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    thank you! luckily a lot of my downtime during school was spent toileting, etc, so I'm definitely willing to help out on any of that! in fact, i'm worried that i'm going to be more comfortable with...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    Thank you!!!!!!!!
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    Thank you so much everybody. this is really some great advice and is calming me down immensely. And I'm definitely noticing themes in the advice, so I will definitely be sure to review charts, ask...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    So I accepted an offer for an LTC facility, working on the night shift (which has me SO freaked out). I swear to you all: I did well in school, I passed NCLEX with flying colors, and I have spent the...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    Hey, thanks all for the replies! I was really just so worked up (not even mad, just... man it's stressful!) Anyway, I waited until Monday and then called them. I did a friendly, "Hi there, we...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    I'm sorry. this is more of a rant than anything else. and i know i'm lucky to even have made it as far as interviews as a new grad with an ADN. buuuut: i had an interview on Monday. It was 3 hours...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. new job/new grad/night shift
    Yes, thank goodness the training is during the day. She said it's specifically to ensure that I get experience with the day stuff, esp in post-acute. And they do lots of inservices specifically at...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. new job/new grad/night shift
    Thanks for the feedback KJM-RN, even if it made my palms sweaty! I definitely don't think I could turn down the position over this--not with the job market the way it is! But I want to make sure I'm...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. new job/new grad/night shift
    I am a new grad with an ADN, and interested in LTC/gerontology/hospice. I had a really good interview at an LTC facility in my dream location. It has post-acute care onsite as well as hospice and...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Is it ok to wear nail polish to a interview?
    My nails are perpetually ratty looking, so I actually go out of my way to put a nice neutral polish on them! I usually try to do a French manicure look, since I think that looks cleanest and most...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. The importance of an address
    Update from the OP (me!): I had my interview yesterday and got an offer! When I interviewed, I brought up the address thing, apologizing for the confusion. She said that she gets a lot of people...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Shutdown
    Thank you for sharing your story. The more perspectives I hear from real people being affected by the shutdown, the more furious/baffled I am at our government.
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. The importance of an address
    For those of you, like me, who are sending out resumes for the first time: be aware of the address at the top of your resume/cover letter if you're applying to different regions. I live in NYC,...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Licensure via endorsement (reciprocity). A couple minor qs
    Thank you!
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. Application question
    Thank you so much for replying! I think I'm just so scared of doing anything that will even remotely make them think twice about me.
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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