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  1. Orientation for a new grad
    I had a great orientation, 10 shifts before I was on my own. However, I think it's really a quality over quantity sort of thing. Some aspects are just going to take time. Whether you've had 3 med...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. tips about new grad working in SNF-LTC please!!!
    Good luck. That's not a very long orientation but it seems standard, I'd probably ask if there's any way your facility would agree to an additional week, knowing you might not get it. Report will...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Meds
    I think the OP is trying to educate herself, she came here with a question because this would be a reasonable place to look for an answer- since we should all know these things. Yes, maybe she could...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Advice and words of wisdom needed.
    Take a breath, you can do it. Not knowing the acuity of your population it's difficult to say, but those ratios do seem a little bit high, so you may be in for a challenge. Do you know anything about...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. LTC as a new RN
    You'll get conflicting stories from people. I've been in LTC for about a year and a half- first job out of school. In the past couple weeks we've had one coworker transition to med-surg in a local...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Seeking recommendations for psychiatric nursing jobs for ADN grads in CT
    Natchaug Hospital in Willimantic is also a psych facility. When I did my clinical rotation there it struck me as a decent place to work. Not sure about the hiring needs right now, but I think they...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  7. Working with a nurse who does things her own special way...
    While I can see your concern I think you partially answered your own question. If management is likely aware of how she operates, they've clearly made the decision that the benefit outweighs the...
    May 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Where are all the nurses?
    Capecodmermaid- I tried to sent you a PM, don't know if you got it. I'm in CT and I'd be happy to post info about your facility on the Facebook page for my local alumni site. Might help, especially...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Did I do the right thing?
    I've told my kids many times, tattling is done to get others in trouble, responsible telling is aimed at preventing someone from getting hurt. An IV antibiotic not administered for three days is a...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Day Clinicals Vs. Night Clinicals??
    I had no choice but to go with evening clinicals, and since that's the only shift I work, it was a perfect match. I've worked day shift twice and it's crazy to me. I knew the flow of evenings going...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nvcc pre-reqs
    I also worked full-time during nursing school, and now I work two jobs and go to school on-line for my MSN. Are there things I have missed? Sure. I'll have guilt for the rest of life over missing one...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  12. Need expert advice on how to pass 39 patients' medication in a 2-hour time frame.
    Wow, that's crazy. I worked first shift ONCE, and it took me almost 4 hours to complete the med pass for 30 residents. I'm sure you pick up a little speed when you're more familiar with the meds and...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. I Want To Be A Nurse, But My Grades Aren't Competitive. Help!
    I appreciate anyone that feels a strong and true passion for nursing, and I know that a nurse is far more than the sum of a GPA and some standardized tests. However, for those that truly struggle...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. How do I go about applying for this?
    Absolutely go in and get your name and resume in there! Go in dressed nicely and ask if the DON is available to speak briefly. Introduce yourself and express your interest, especially if you can name...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Polypharmacy-When is it too much??
    I wish we could start feeding our residents *real* food, get away from processed crap that's not providing nearly the natural vitamins and nutrients they need. I wish we could get them to be more...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. 1st LTC Job! Am I suppose to hate it?
    You're only four days in, if you felt confident I think you'd be doing something wrong! As others have mentioned, it's a whole new world in LTC, one you may not have experienced during nursing school...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. MSN CNL  Sacred Heart University?
    I'm attending Sacred Heart on-line now. I'm enrolled in the Patient Care Administration services track. The first four classes are the same for all three tracks (education, CNL and administration),...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  18. RN-MSN bridge/2nd degree option
    I also have non-nursing BS (and MS) degrees, so I decided to go RN-MSN, because the RN-BSN was eight classes and the RN-MSN was only four additional classes. I'm enrolled at Sacred Heart University,...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  19. LTC job and schoolwork
    I don't work third, but in my facility if you were studying on the clock, that would definitely get you walked out the door. Whether you can find the time or not, it wouldn't be tolerated. Don't want...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Unhappy RN at LTC Avoid Extra Shifts
    I think that as long as you are professional when you are there (sounds like you go in and do your job competently), I can't imagine you would ever be let go for not taking on extra shifts. I'm also...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Will hospitals look down upon my LTC experience?
    There will be some people that tell you it works against them and others that say it doesn't. I think so much of the job market success in nursing is just the right opportunity coming along at the...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. I just need to vent a little...
    Sorry you're in a rough spot right now, that does sound tough. I can't imagine having to deal with 1-2 falls or skins tears A DAY! I would constantly be anxious over what was going to happen next....
    Jan 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. HELP! NVCC OR TRCC???
    I don't know anything about NVCC, so the first response will balance out my TRCC based response. I graduated from TRCC in spring 2012. We had 96 accepted, 48 start in the fall and 48 start in the...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  24. Can anyone give me a quick rundown of what RNs do in LTC?
    I know at our facility, if you're being hired for per diem, there is minimal orientation. That may vary between facilities, so you should definitely ask about that. Our facility also seems to be...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. In LTC can LPN fire an CNA?
    At our facility I don't think that any nurse RN or LPN could actually fire a CNA, only the DON or ADON could do that. As floor nurses, though, we are responsible for writing up CNAs for improper work...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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