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  1. Refused admission
    She must have been terrified and angry. We have never seen that side of her. Once when she had a UTI and refused to go to the MD we had to call an ambulance and she fought the EMTs. All that info...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Refused admission
    Over the weekend the Nursing home still refused to take her. She remains in the hospital while placement is found. I hope she gets settled soon so her family can enjoy Christmas.
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Refused admission
    I was an MDS program leader for many years. NY is a case mix state. The trainers that I took all of my AANAC courses from used SNF to signify the facility as a whole. Not bed designation for...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Refused admission
    I got a call that she saw her name on the outside of the room and got upset. She would not allow the nurses to assess her. She was able to over turn a med cart. She went straight out to the ER to be...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Refused admission
    She was going to be placed on a long term care floor. They knew that she was adulatory and had dementia. They knew she was currently living in a secured adult home. The thing that moved her on- she...
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Refused admission
    Hi there! I currently work as an executive director/ RN administrator at a dementia care adult home. It's not a skilled facility. We are considered more of an assisted living level. NY state regs are...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Some Insight Please...
    You don't need a license for this level of admin. (At least where I am in New York). I just recently did the same thing in my community. My ED left for another position, and I applied for hers. I...
    May 11, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. Racial Refusals In Nursing This just happened in a city near me. Not a good situation at all. I feel it was very wrong to reassign the nurses. It's very difficult to...
    Mar 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Annoying female coworker conversations
    I like to talk about my motorcycle. And music, books, movies. I had enough of my kids at home. It's nice to talk to people about other things besides my family. Love them to pieces, but I go to work...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Undermined by administration
    I think it does. I can't seem to stay out of it. I am really enjoying this new position and jumped in with all I got. It's not without challenges, but I know that I will be stronger for having dealt...
    Feb 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. any leadership and management books?
    Not a nursing book, but an excellent leadership book, "the no @sshole rule" by Robert I sutton. It isn't vulgar, and explains why no other word will work in place of that one. It's my favorite. He...
    Feb 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  12. Undermined by administration
    Just wanted to update this thread. The cubicle became to boring to bear, and the temp contract (thankfully) was not going to be renewed. I am now the DON at an Alzheimer's/dementia assisted living...
    Feb 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  13. Young mom, nursing school
    I was 22 when I started school. I ended up pregnant during the first semester. And then again five months after my son was born. I had two babies back to back amid clinicals and exams and stress. It...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. CNA ADL training
    The first thing I did as an MDS dept leader was to cut down the CNA documentation. The RN doing the MDS had a difficult enough time with ambulation vs locomotion. I needed the late loss info directly...
    Jan 14, '14
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  15. First DON job!
    Thanks for the reply. I plan to spend some time getting to know the staff and the policies. We had a deficiency free survey, so there was no new plan of correction to go over. I want to see the old...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  16. First DON job!
    O excited to be starting my first DON job. It's a small Alzheimer's assisted living community. I think it's going to be a great place for me to learn the role. What was your biggest challenge as a...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  17. Just Rude!
    Sorry. Wasn't clear. It's unprofessional to NOT issue a letter.
    Jan 7, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  18. Just Rude!
    I agree. I've had interviews and been called back for a second, then hear nothing for weeks! I called HR and left a voicemail "just touching base as we spoke two weeks ago ..." And still no return....
    Jan 7, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  19. Assisted living director of nursing interview
    I have an interview Monday for a director of Nursing position at a 54 bed residential facility for dementia and Alzheimer's population. I have extensive SNF experience, but not this lower level of...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  20. Nursing career advice
    I finished my BS last year. I want to start my MS next year. I'm currently looking for a job, so classes now would only complicate matters. The MS I want focuses specifically on nursing leadership...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Nursing career advice
    I feel the CNS is being phased out on favor of the NP. Informatics is trending upward and will be very useful. I think I'm going for administration, myself. 2015. Good luck to you
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. "Getting on" on HBO
    The second episode was great. Those BOOTS! Had me laughing how could she work like that?
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. "Getting on" on HBO
    I was just wondering if anyone else had seen the new HBO show "Getting on", and what you thought about it. There are some funny moments, but mostly I just feel sad. I think I feel sad because to me,...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. The Cons of Working in Long Term Care
    Exactly why I left SNFs. This list only scratches the surface of what's wrong with long term care. Working at these places has made me regret ever becoming a nurse. I left feeling defeated and...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Getting over a bad experience
    I have been away from a bad job for over two months. I am doing well in my new position and should feel better. In some ways things are great, but I still find that I have terrible dreams at night,...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101

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