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  1. First no openings, now two offers...
    Take the full time! As an unemployed new nurse, i wanted any job and was (still am) extremely grateful for my 1st nursing job as a per diem lpn. But once your working, it can be hard. Id give...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. New lpn that is feeling discouraged
    Right now, try to focus on accuracy. Once accuracy and speed comes, you will have more time! Theres never enough, but you will spend more time with certain residents one day, the time with others the...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Precepting for my first time...
    I had many different preceptors for my job and you will be fine! One of my favorite ones was a new nurse who had been working for seven months because she knew exactly what it was like to be new and...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. You are LVN, why are you applying CNA or MA?
    Also keep in mind that in most states, once you're a licensed nurse, you are held to that standard. What happens if someone falls, or needs CPR, or some other situation? You would be held responsible...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. How much training did you get?
    I got 2weeks (14 shifts) of orientation just a couple months ago. I was very lucky. But to be honest, i didnt need that much. Dont get me wrong, im very grateful for my opportunity to really learn...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Confessions of a Job hopper
    Thank you for being honest! Alot of us can relate to you. I dont think theres anything wrong with it in the beginning. I mean, as a teenager/young adult, we dont know what we want. And as a brand new...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My feet HURT!!!
    Thanks everyone! I agree about taking care of your body. If my feet & body hurts/aches this bad this early on, i imagine it can only get worse over time with years of wear and tear. Thanks for all...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. new nurse anxiety/mistakes
    Maybe you should try making a list of all the things that should be done on your shift (from blood sugars, med pass, treatments, charting, orders, assignments, etc) & prioritize what absolutely must...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Shift work
    I had to do all three in orientation, over a 3 week period i did all shifts for 5days a week. Some were the same shift the 1st few days, then switched up to a diff shift. I was just grateful to be...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. My feet HURT!!!
    Thanks guys!!! I just got home from my first night shift and whew, my whole body hurts! Lol but hopefully ill adapt soon. Im gonna get the dr scholls inserts later today and im definately gonna try...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My feet HURT!!!
    Thanks! I was wondering if i should invest in those or an expensive pair of nursing shoes. But alot of nurses have told me they regret spending a lot on their nursing shoes because they arent that...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. My feet HURT!!!
    Im still getting used to my first LPN job and i go home everyday in pain. When i finally go to bed, my feet are pounding when i elevate them. I just wanted to complain to you guys, since you've all...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Good evening.  New Here!  1st job outta school, no training, and feel I should escape
    It is overwhelming but each day it will get a little (a real little ) easier. Come in early and ask the previous nurse about how pts take their meds (crush/whole, apple sauce/pudding, etc. Accept...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Merry Christmas i am a grown up now!
    Haha i asked for the same thing!!!
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Patient Picking at clothing/bed linens
    My father started doing this when his kidneys were failing. It would get worse when he was getting dialysis and/or if he had electrolyte imbalances.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 5 months snd still haven't takin boards
    I think theres a couple of free nclex apps too if i remember correctly. Just type in nclex and some should come up. I did thousands of questions. I def reccomend that bc it truly teaches you how to...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. interview failures and triumphs!
    Ugh i hate the whole interviewing process! When my mom got hired, (back in the real nursing shortage), the facility actually interviewed her and her friend together. My mom felt that her friend did...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. The Slow Code
    Thank you!
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. feels awesome to be up here
    Mine took 72 hours (not counting the pearson vue trick) and that time went by sooo slowly and i did go a little mental! I absolutely cannot imagine having to wait for months and months to find out!...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. The Slow Code
    This is a little off topic, but ive also seen- RN may pronounce. So in that case, if theyre a full code, you'd perform until the rn called it, right? No ems, physician needed at that time? Or...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Phone Interview Help
    Also, forgive the spelling issues! I typed too fast. : )
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Phone Interview Help
    A career services woman told me that it doesnt matter if we have work experience in some questions. We all have past work experience or school experience. Even if you worked at mcdonalds, and trained...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. New grad trying hard not to give up...
    Please let us know how it goes!! I always say to myself- at the very worst, this interview will be good practice and may help me interview better the next time. Of course, its so hard to think like...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. New Grad Leaving Hospital for Office Job
    No one WANTS to clean up poop!! We do it because it would be inhumane not to! Its one very small portion of nursing. Ever hear the saying: dont sweat the small stuff? If you are unhappy with your...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. What makes you want to vomit?
    In school, we had a poor woman with large breasts who had a wash cloth left under them for who knows how long. That smell and situation will stay with me always! I always always always attempt the...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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