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  1. Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer?  Why?
    I love working my 7p-7a shifts. I worked those for almost 10 years. Decided to go to days with a different type of job - hate it, hate it, hate it. I stuck it out for a year but now I am going to...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. Do you have to be certified to debride wounds in a hospital?
    I don't know about debriding a burn wound - have done other types before but to me the question here is "Did she break the rules and not follow Dr.'s orders?" I hope the patient is ok.
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Death- your experiences
    I work in LTC and I think that we do still have feelings about death but we have to protect ourselves so we don't "fall apart" everytime someone passes away. Especially if you work in LTC or...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Death- your experiences
    I work with a doctor who believes that the elderly in the LTC shouldn't have anything more than Tylenol! He's a jerk! Patients should always have all comfort measures at end of life.
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Salary - is it normal to work 60 plus hours a week?
    I am a DON in a smaller facility, don't have an ADON or MDS coordinator. I do it all and still have to cover the floor if I don't have a nurse. I do my best to keep my hours to 40-45 but many times...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. lpn as ADON?
    I know that a lot of LTCs do have LPN/LVN as the ADON.  I think it does come down to the money part.  I agree, I would have a very hard time having a LPN/LVN supervising me.  I really...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. lpn as ADON?
    I know that a lot of LTCs do have LPN/LVN as the ADON. I think it does come down to the money part. I agree, I would have a very hard time having a LPN/LVN supervising me. I really don't think...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. What's the best way to supervise the CNA's?
    I am a DON in LTC and I have found that several of you have the right idea. I tell my CNAs all the time that they are doing a great job. I have also found that if a situation occurs and "no one"...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  9. The Affordable Care Act - Strengthening Medicare
    Well, you must not be working in Long Term Care because it's biting us in the butt! Our patients benefits are being cut so bad we can barely do therapy or any other types of care that can improve...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. LPN working CNA shifts??
    As a DON in a LTC I think they are really doing you an injustice - it would have to be really an emergency before I would put one of my nurses on the unit as an aide. Do I expect my nurses to be...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Being an ugly nurse
    I am a woman but I was over 50 when I got my RN. I have found that many of your elderly patients want the us "older" nurses because they have more confidence in our abilities. Your age will be...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Seeking advice and how to approach former job
    I think the best way to go about this is to contact HR and find out if you are rehirable first. Then submit your resume' with a cover letter, don't say you quit - say you had to adjust your work...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    I agree whole heartedly!! I personally believe that it should be a requirement in every state and every nursing school (LVN, LPN, RN, BSN) - that a person has to be a CNA working in a facility for...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Out, Out, Damned Spot!
    One thing that the "facility" owners are forgetting is that the private home sectors are going away from carpeting and putting in wooden or tile floors because of the dirt, grime, stains, etc... that...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Patient dies under care of fill-in nurse in Oakland, CA
    This goes to show that management doesn't care what happens to us, just the bottom dollar. Did they ever stop to think that there wouldn't be a strike and they wouldn't have "fill-in" nurses if they...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Are nurse patient ratio's safe with the numbers rising away?
    Well, as a DON in a LTC I would like to let you know that my resident's care is #1. I make sure I see and talk with each resident each day. I also listen to my nurses and aides so I can try to make...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. 2 new grads in charge?
    Oh my this is a catastrophy waiting to happen. I feel for her patients. She better wake up and smell the coffee because if she doesn't she will not have her license for long. You are doing the...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My CNAs dont seem to respect me...
    I recently started working at a LTC facility as a DON. I was a CNA then went to nursing school to earn my degree. I have seen the same type of disrespect shown to my nurses by my aides. I talk to...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Pay Raise After Nursing Residency?
    Wow, you wouldn't believe how many graduate nurses have come through the hospital I work for. They had about 100 that they hired last year and all have left but about 30. This was really tough...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Is this too much or am I crazy...what are your units like?
    I work telemetry units at 2 hospitals. Both have recently been certified as "Stroke Units" also. We get everything!!!! If you have a good charge nurse they try to spread it around but when you have a...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Worked in Virgin Islands?
    I'm really excited about the opportunity to work over there and one of the main things I guess is safety and housing. Can you shed some light?
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing in Puerto Rico / US Territories
  22. Worked in Virgin Islands?
    Come on folks, give us the real info here. I am in the process of getting an assignment to the US Virgin Islands but don't know which one yet. I am versatile in many ways and know you have to be...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing in Puerto Rico / US Territories
  23. Virgin Islands
    I am currently in the process of getting an assignment to the Virgin Islands. Do you like it there? How is the housing, prices for food, etc...? I am really excited about the opportunity and my...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Culture Project- Need help!!
    I am also doing a research paper on Cultural Considerations in healthcare and found a great website for resource. www.minoritynursing.com check it out - it might help because there is a lot of...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses STOP telling me to be a RN ! PLEASE
    Good going!! It's funny because I have two sisters that are LPNs and one of them has been mad at me for several years because I went for my RN instead of my LPN. You do what you have to do and I...
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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