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  1. Staffing?  How many residents are you responsible for?
    Thank you for the advice. This was my gut feeling. I really want an MDS job, I have a type A personality and I think it is the challenge I am looking for. This just may not be the best place to...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Staffing?  How many residents are you responsible for?
    I just interviewed for an MDS Coordinator position and need some advice. I would be the only nurse in the facility completing the MDS for 80 residents (there are 100 beds total). Right now 60 are...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. Interviewing for an ADON job.....
    I agree. I have had my first interview. This facility has 2 unit managers, I wonder why they would not want the position as the company policy is to promote within first.
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  4. Interviewing for an ADON job.....
    I am interviewing for an ADON job. I have been an RN for 4yrs now and have worked LTC, PACU and currently Acute rehab at a hospital. When I worked LTC I knew my long term goals were management...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  5. Nursing vs. Occupational Therapy vs. Speech Pathology
    If I had it to do all over again I would have become a therapist rather than a nurse. Having worked in the Rehab setting it surprised me to see how much more respect the therapist get from the Dr.'s...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Do you need a BSN to be a school nurse?
    Hi everyone. I am currently an associates degree RN thinking about going back to school for my BSN. In nursing school my best clinical days were school nursing, I loved it! These jobs are hard to...
    Jan 4, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Do you need certification to be an MDS nurse?
    I am wanting to pursue a job as an MDS nurse in the future. I have worked LTC and am familiar with what MDS is and its significance. I currently work acute rehab in a hospital. What is the best...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  8. From Teacher to Nursing
    Job shadow some nurses, be sure that it is something you would like to do before incurring the debt. I know after reading lots of post on here people have different experiences based on their own...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. NewRN starting in pre-op & pacu surgery center; expectations??!!
    My first job as a new grad was in outpatient surgery pacu and it was rough. This was because the nurses idea of training was to let you take all the patients and watch you struggle. We all floated...
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I HATE nursing! (long)
    I am very anxious and frustrated with this career as well. It has now been 3.5 yrs into my nursing career and I have not once been happy. I feel like I have made a big mistake but then I feel...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How to calculate continuous bladder irrigation??
    Either start with a fresh irrigation bag and fresh foley to start your counts, or mark your irrigation bag and start with an empty foley bag when you get the patient. Our bags are 3000ml so when a...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. if you had to do it all over again, what profession would u choose?
    My dream job would be to be a librarian!
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pass meds & chart!!! Well, when i get a chance i will!!!
    I hear you :( I have been there and done that and am still doing that about 75% of the time. At least about 25% of my days are manageable now. The other 75% of the time I question myself as to why...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. New Grad RN, BSN wants to know if working in SNF is a dead end?
    Having worked LTC before I do not think it is a dead-end job. Most ECF's have large skilled rehab units because that is where reimbursement is. Patients are dc'd from the hospital much sooner than...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. New Grad RN, BSN wants to know if working in SNF is a dead end?
    TO MINDYKOZ: I recently started working on an acute rehab unit in a hospital. I transferred there from PACU. My pacu experience gave me some critical care, abc, and quick assessment skills but...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Nursing vs. Teaching?
    Being laid off after 15 yrs sounds terrible, you would think your experience would be more valuable than that. What state are you from? Where I live it does not appear to be that bad. I don't...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Is MSD nursing stressful?
    Thank you for your insight. It sounds like I would want to start out as assistant or co-coordinator having no actual experience with this. Like I said I am kicking myself for not accepting the...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. Finally happy!
    That is wonderful! I hope to be able to say the same thing someday myself. I am so happy for you :) :yeah:
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is MSD nursing stressful?
    I have worked as a nurse for 3yrs now and have recently started by 3rd job which I thought I would love but it is becoming the same as the other 2 direct patient care jobs. I am not getting breaks...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  20. Nursing vs. Teaching?
    LifelongDream, may I ask why did you choose to leave teaching to become a nurse?
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Nursing vs. Teaching?
    Thank you to all for these suggestions. School nursing- I would love this, yes it would be the best of both worlds, unfortunately where I live those jobs are few and far between. I live in...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Nursing vs. Teaching?
    I have now been a nurse for 3 yrs and have worked in 3 different places. Most recently I took I job I thought I would love, some days are good but about 75% of the time I get no breaks and end up...
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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