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  1. Urgent Care Clinic
    My first job as an LPN was very similar to the above poster- float in Primary Care & urgent care clinic on weekends.I loved it. Our urgent care clinic was an extension of the primary care clinic so...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. Stickers and prizes for peds
    We put our stickers on a whiteboard, using a small roll of tape to adhere the sticker to the board. The board is mounted child height in the hallway so the child can choose the sticker as he/she...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. Kaplan LPN program
    I'm a Kaplan grad, actually Hamilton College; they changed the name right after I graduated. I agree that the tuition is high, but in my case it was a matter of waiting 2 years working minimum wage...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  4. How to get hired without experience
    Actually, I'm the one getting called in. If someone calls in sick, I can expect to get a call because my supervisor knows I usually will work. I agree that there are good parts about being a...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  5. oncology rounds......I need help!
    I think you're missing Maalox in that combo. Dixie
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. How to get hired without experience
    I apologize for not updating sooner. My job is everything I hoped it would be & then some. I work with great people, both nurses & providers and, since I work as a float, I get a real variety of...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  7. Home Remedies - Share Yours
    Several years ago I tried a strange remedy for warts. A friend suggested that I put some milk weed sap on it just before going to bed. I laughed but since the wart was making my thumb odd shaped, I...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would love to hear your opinions on the Urgent Care setting
    I work every other weekend in our Urgent Care clinic, although we call it convenient care. I LOVE it! I see things that I don't usually see during the week in the regular clinic setting & as a LPN, I...
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  9. As an office nurse, how many difficult docs have you worked with?
    I work for approximately 25 providers as a float nurse. I have gotten quite a bit of experience dealing with different personalities. But I am happy to say that the treatment you receive would not be...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Lpn's: Are we still in demand?
    The schools like to tell you that there is a very large shortage of nurses but they neglect to tell you that the shortage is for RNs, not LPNs. If you are set on nursing in a hospital, you'll have a...
    Dec 30, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. I'm only 22 years old.
    "I think people that only have breast cancer, no mets, are the luckiest people in the world." Wow, you might want to put yourself into those individuals' shoes once. Cancer is cancer, whether...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Oncology rotation
    During my LPN training while doing our only rotation at the hospital, 2/3 of my class worked on an oncology floor. They got to experience so much more than we who were assigned to the skilled nursing...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Does anyone else feel like they were born for this?
    I'm glad to hear that you feel this way. I wanted to be a nurse since I was 4 years old but didn't get the chance for over 50 years. I, too, feel I was born for this. I have been working for just 10...
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Help! Floating to a GYN
    Thanks for your help. Tomorrow is my last of 4 days that I work with him & it's been an interesting time. Can't say I'd like to work in Gyn all the time but it's been interesting & educational. ...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Help! Floating to a GYN
    I work as a float in a large practice that also includes one GYN, no OB. In a couple weeks I will be working with him & one of his regular nurses for 4 days & I have absolutely no experience working...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. An hour of my life I'll never get back.
    We actually did have a demonstration. Just before we started clinicals one of the instructors stopped in during class to speak with the instructor, dressed for clinicals. I was shocked at how she...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you prefer working at Hospitals or office, home settings, other??
    You probably couldn't pay me enough to work in a hospital or nursing home and I never did. My first and only job so far has been in a clinic. I just don't want to work in those settings. Too much...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse Chemo at your service
    Wow, I could have posted this exact same thing just a few months ago. While going through chemo, the same regime as Robin, by the way, my supervisor was so accomadating & so were my fellow nurses....
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. how many shots you got at taking pre enterence for LPN?
    Don't worry about it. The math questions range from easy addition/subtraction to algebra, some of which can be figured out just by using common sense. They don't expect you to get them all right so...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. the BEST advice you can give...
    Sounds stupid, but eat before going to your site. We had one gal who hadn't eaten all day & got light headed & had to sit down. Our instructor was livid when she discovered that she hadn't eaten &...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. What did your instrutor do besides lecture?
    Hands on, hands on .... The DVDs we watched of the procedures were good for getting the principles but useless unless we actually got to try it ourselves. I can't tell you how many procedures I...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing School Weight! Help!
    Erika, This is so common. I agree, it's all about stress & also picking up bad habits like snacking while studying or, in my case, knowing I'd be too tired to cook when I got home so fast food...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. The 10 Commandments for Healthcare Professionals
    And so ... physicians don't see patients on the sabbath? Hospitals shut down on Sunday? Urgent care clinics no longer serve patients on Sunday? Get real! Dixie
    Jul 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. is there free cna classes in ceder rapids iowa
    Try calling the local nursing homes. Often they will offer CNA classes (through the local community college) with the understanding that you will work for them for a period of time. In my area (NE...
    Jul 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Graduation Speech HELP PLEASE!!
    I spoke about nurses being knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, patient, and advocates. I gave examples of nurses I knew in my life who had these attributes, the LPNs who cared for my Mom during...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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