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  1. Need help putting skills down on resume
    Hi everyone. I was hoping I could get some help with enhancing my skills on my resume. I work full-time in LTC as an LPN. I have some skills already on my resume but I'm drawing a blank and...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. Annual Pay Raises in 2014
    I haven't seen a raise or had an evaluation in 3 years.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Impossible Family Member
    I have a family member just like this! No matter what you do, there is always something else wrong. He is so bad that even the CNAs won't even walk in his direction because he is that nitpicky and...
    May 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. am,pm or graveyard shift? which will you prefer?
    I prefer working 12 hour shifts 7a-7p. I know it sounds crazy lol! Yes, I'm constantly running and being pulled in every direction I'm a newer nurse and I feel like I get more experience and learn...
    May 1
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Have a question about med carts…
    This! I was always taught even as a CNA that once something "clean" goes into a patient's room, it is then considered "dirty" even if it wasn't used. It's good to get into the habit of carrying...
    Mar 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. missing narcs
    In my facility, the med-techs are working under my license. With each change of the shift, we count all carts. The med-tech does not leave or pass off her keys without another staff member counting...
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. not enough CNAs
    This!!! It sounds like you work at my facility! I completely understand how you are feeling because I also go through this while at work. And don't forget about some of the management staff...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. I just need to vent a little...
    Thanks everyone for your support and it's nice to see that others go through ALMOST the same thing as I do.. It's just a terrible situation. All of us nurses are running around without breaks,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. I just need to vent a little...
    I normally don't post much on this forum but I feel like I just need to vent a little just to try to get these feelings off of my chest. Sorry in advance if I seem a little whiny but lately our...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Bad CNA staff, any advice?
    Having your charge nurse or DON back you up is a great help. If they choose to overlook the situation, it's very hard to get the situation under control.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. absolutely burnt out with my job
    Omg. You must work at my facility. lol. I can completely relate to how you feel as I am going through almost the same thing. Maybe it's time for a job change. Like the previous poster, I would...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Tips for Nursing Students also working full time jobs (40hrs/week)
    It is possible. In nursing school, I worked full-time, went to school full-time, managed a home, and was a single mother to a 4 year old. School was Mon-Wed 8am-3pm some days and Thurs was 12 hour...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Coumadin protocol
    We have a coumadin protocol at my facility. Depending on the pts INRs, we have certain standing orders for what we should give and when we need to call our MD.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  14. Resident nurse ratio question
    I guess in my delerium I didn't completely read this post. :singing: I don't know how that would work. There are specific medication administration times and it just seems unsafe to me to go...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Resident nurse ratio question
    When I was a CNA, I was lucky if I had only 13 residents. A lot of the time, especially when we were short, I would have between 16-18 patients. And that included showers, documentation, meals,...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. How many patients do you have as an LVN
    I have roughly 30 pts. No med aides and 2 CNAs on my hall. And 12 hr shifts
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. What school does not prepare you for
    Also, per facility, there are standing orders or protocols that you can write your orders based off of depending on the situation. And with a change of condition, there is certain paperwork that has...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. What school does not prepare you for
    I am an new grad LPN working in LTC also. I was at the top of my nursing class and worked full-time as a CNA during nursing school. I knew how the LTC monster kinda worked before I went to school,...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. LPN School while raising a child?
    I just graduated from LPN school and I have an almost 5 year old. It's hard but definitely doable. The things that I found helpful was to stay ahead of classwork and don't wait till the last min. ...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. A's in nursing school
    Like csmcj said, it's not easy but it's possible. I made A's in every class in nursing school. In my experience, to get the grade you want, it takes sacrifice. I'm not saying you need to...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. single mom. full time nursing student. full time job..
    I am a single mom that works/goes to school full-time. It's hard, but not impossible. I try to stay on top of my homework and I try to study while my son is playing. Also, I try to squeeze a few...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Med suge I passed w/an A!!!!
    CONGRATS!!! I just took my finals as well and made an A too! You should be very proud of yourself!!!
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. Quick question for my fellow CNAs...
    I'm not talking about leaving residents in soiled briefs during meal times. We do rounds before meals and after meals and change briefs then. I'm speaking of the trouble residents who know when...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Quick question for my fellow CNAs...
    I've been a CNA for almost 4 years. In my CNA course, we were taught to remove soiled linen carts and no incontinence care during meal times. Every facility I have worked at has followed this...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Summer A&P II check in
    I'm taking A&P II this summer too. It's an 8 week course and we're 3 weeks in so far. I'm soo ready for this class to be over.
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student