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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Fired for being an LVN!
    Fixed. Thanks.
    Aug 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. NCLEX PN 7/3/14
    Every single person that I know that had less than 100 questions before shut-off, passed the exam. I, too, passed, but with more than 125 questions, most of which had to do with cultural issues. I...
    Jul 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Lvn or treatment nurse?
    I would much prefer to be the treatment nurse than passing a hall full of meds.
    Jul 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. My online shopping reviews - please share yours!
    Scrub Zone on Amazon have been my goto scrubs for awhile. They're cheap, have what I need (drawstring instead of elastic, and cargo pockets), and come in every color imaginable. They aren't very...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. LPN Undercutting...
    Maybe if your lucky enough to secure a slot in one. Bridge programs at community colleges in California have up to FIVE YEAR waiting lists. There just aren't enough RN's willing to teach. Which is...
    Jun 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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