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  1. Transitioning from home health to hospital?
    Hi All, I am a new RN looking for work. So far I have not had any luck landing a med-surg/hospital position. A few of the home health care agencies in town are hiring, and I'm considering...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. New grad and pregnant
    Thanks guys. You all have great suggestions. I've decided to wait to apply until after my appointment with the OB on February 1st, just to see what she says. I know many women work high stress jobs...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. New grad and pregnant
    Hi all, I graduated in November, discovered I was pregnant a week and a half ago, and took and passed my boards a week ago. I am thrilled to be pregnant, because with my health history I wasn't...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    The DON told me that I could use her as a reference even if she is no longer the DON, because she was at one time my DON. Is that not actually the case? =/
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. First job advice...
    I think it depends on what is most important to you. Schedule? Pay? Experience? Nurse-patient ratio? Any long term goals that you need to consider? Also, at the small hospital, do you know if low...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    Thanks Crunch. It's been a bad situation and your comment is nice to hear.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. What is nursing really about?
    Man oh man, I wish I had time to do everything. If it was only a matter of choosing when to do what, then I wouldn't have a problem. When I say, "is it okay to blow off a resident request?", I mean...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. What is nursing really about?
    Why check the BP? what about resident rights? When I read through the incident reports filed by state for our facility, several of the deficiencies occurred simply because a resident asked for...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Is this Safe?  Census: 45 / ID Bands: 0 / # of Nurses: 1
    If I were in your situation I would ask for additional orientation. Explain that you cannot safely identify every resident using the facility's ID system, and that you do not feel comfortable passing...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. LTC Staffing ratios?
    I cannot accept the poor staffing in LTC; it makes me sick. The facility that I have been working in has two floors. Downstairs has 36 residents, which has 1 nurse and 2-3 aides on days. Upstairs has...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Replacing LPNs with medication techs - Is this legal?
    I live in Iowa, and my understanding is that Certified Medication Aides (as we call them) can only pass non-parenteral medications. Like you, I am questioning my facility's use of CMAs. I tried to...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    Exactly! It makes absolutely no sense! Well I ended up putting in my two weeks notice. Not because of the scheduling, but because of the job itself. I knew I hated the job, and the facility was a...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. What is nursing really about?
    Thanks everyone. It helps to hear other perspectives. I ended up putting in my notice last Thursday. The final straw for me was feeling like my license was at stake. I know nursing can be crazy,...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. What is nursing really about?
    In the nursing home we refer to the patients as residents (it's a long-term care facility).
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    Want to know the most frustrating part? When I was first hired, I was working every other weekend. I had heard from fellow employees that the schedule changes all of the time, so I approached my boss...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. What is nursing really about?
    I'm so good at awfulizing :P So I have a question about the whole new nurses prioritizing tasks on the same level thing. Is it okay to blow off a patient request if it's a low priority? For...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    Thanks, that's what I need to hear. I've never not given notice at a job and I don't plan to start now. I really want to leave this job in good standing, especially since this is my first nursing...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. What is nursing really about?
    I can handle stress to a certain level, and I can handle certain types of stress better than others. For example, stress in an emergency situation doesn't get under my skin nearly as much as when I'm...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What is nursing really about?
    Hi all, I'm a new RN grad and I'm looking for advice. Right now, I hate nursing. I'm thinking I picked the wrong career, but I'm hoping you guys might have some words of encouragement or advice to...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. How many patients do you consider being a safe patient workload?
    I feel for you! I got two days of training to take care of 14 residents in long-term care. I know the acuity is low, but I frequently work without an aide and it's beyond overwhelming. (I'm currently...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Giving notice? Nursing job nightmare.
    Hi All, I'm looking for some advice. I've been working at a nursing home as an LPN for the past 9 months while in school for my RN. For the past several months I have been PRN, working minimal...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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