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  1. VA Hiring Process
    My recollection is that I received a notice that I was NOT considered for a position, so, I wouldn't give up just yet...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. VA Hiring Process
    Have you checked the "closing date" on USAJobs? You won't hear anything from them either way until AFTER that date. In fact, it may be up to a month after that date that you'll hear something from...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. LVN as Mental Health Tech
    A bit off topic, so I apologize in advance. As an LVN in Cali, I explored becoming an LPT as well, seeing as they are managed by the same BVNPT. I could find no other way to sit for the LPT exam...
    Sep 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. VA Hiring Process
    As a former contract nurse who had to go through all the same BS, keep in mind that there are probably 15 people up the chain that are responsible for hiring you. It's the government, so it's bogged...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Am I being selfish?
    Sounds like you need to (gently) lay down the law with your fellow nurses, informing them that it is NOT their job to inform clients of your future career goals.
    Aug 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. New grad s/p two days
    I disagree with the posters who would suggest the you run from this challenging case. As I read it I was nodding "yes" to myself remembering the time that it actually hit home that "I was THE nurse"....
    Aug 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Am I being selfish?
    No need to beat the proverbial dead horse, but, in the future, I would refrain from telling your pt's what your career goals are if, for no other reason, it makes your last few shifts uncomfortable.
    Aug 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. San Diego/La Jolla VA Nursing Registries?
    Thanks! I'm getting bombarded by Maxim Home Care ads. I didn't think to look at them as a GSA contractor.
    Aug 18
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  9. Fired for being an LVN!
    I did hear back from my representative. They required me to sign a disclosure statement, so it looks like he might actually look in to it.
    Aug 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Fired for being an LVN!
    I posted in another thread about the real differences between an LVN and an RN, that I have known RN's that I wouldn't let take my BP, and LVN's that I was comfortable suturing me. In my particular...
    Aug 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Fired for being an LVN!
    I am well known in the VA VISN22 system (basically the Southwest) because of all the patients I have treated from outside the Long Beach area. I called the nurse recruiter at another area VA that I...
    Aug 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Fired for being an LVN!
    Fixed. Thanks.
    Aug 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Fired for being an LVN!
    Here is the letter that I sent both of my Senators and my local Congressman: For the past 2.5years, I have held the position of Clinical Staff Nurse of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at the...
    Aug 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Fired for being an LVN!
    Yes, I am A Desert Storm vet. But, technically, I was not a VA employee, I was a private contractor.
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Fired for being an LVN!
    While I can certainly appreciate this point of view, please keep in mind that the majority of my hyperbaric training was conducted by the government. The USAF, more specifically. And, I've been doing...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Fired for being an LVN!
    You said a mouthful there...I am 46 years old and had no intention of taking on additional debt at this stage of my life. I am seriously rethinking this career strategy...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Fired for being an LVN!
    I have considered simply sending them a bill for consultant services at the rate of $100 per service call. There's no way that they will contract with me after unceremoniously dismissing me.
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Fired for being an LVN!
    Believe me, I thought about doing exactly that! After a glass of wine (all right, more than just one), I came to the conclusion that it's probably not a good idea to burn that bridge, even if I was...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Fired for being an LVN!
    I just got fired. Well, actually, my contract with the VA has been terminated, effective immediately. The reason given was that "nursing management" has decided that ALL employees of the clinic will...
    Aug 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. San Diego/La Jolla VA Nursing Registries?
    Hi all, I am trying to locate a registry that staffs the La Jolla VA in San Diego, CA. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Eric
    Aug 2
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  21. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    Having worked in health care for more than twenty years as an EMT, a Sleep Tech, a Hyperbaric Tech, and, finally, an LVN, and having worked around both RN's and LVN's during that time, I can honestly...
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. First job:Veterans Affairs VA Primary Care Clinic LPN (terrified!) Portland, Oregon
    See my other post about my experience working in a CBOC.
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    I worked in an outpatient clinic where the CNA's and other LVN's fought over that stupid little BP stand thingie. I hated it!. Every exam room had a wall unit, so I used that religiously with my...
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. va outpatient clinc
    I worked at a CBOC in California for about a year. It's General Medicine mostly. The vets come in for their annual, or they make an appointment for some other non-emergent issue. Usually they have...
    Jul 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Advice for a new grad starting on graveyard shift?!!
    My second nursing job was NOC's at an LTC. And before nursing school I was a Sleep Tech working nights for three years. Believe me, you will be so busy doing your two med passes and charting, that...
    Jul 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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