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  1. License vs Seniority
    Is there an unwritten rule somewhere where a new hire that is a graduate nurse, needing to take boards yet for RN, gets the open hours over someone who is just an LPN and would have seniority over...
    May 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Medication Errors....
    Ok, I don't know about your facility, but the one I am at has LPN's that pass meds. RNs are charge and LPNs pass meds. So, would totally make sense that the LPNs are the ones who make the med errors....
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Regarding Mother's Day...
    Thank you for posting this!!!!! So incredibly true!!!
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Am I wrong?
    Ok.... I have a situation/question I need some help with. I work with a nurse that has been doing a lot of things that should not be done by a nurse. I have been asked to work under this nurse, she...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Moms who are nurses, please give me your opinion!!!!! Please!
    Ok, I do totally understand what your thinking is. Here is where I was! When I started my LPN classes, I had just found out I was pregnant! My oldest was 2 at the time. We started classes in...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LTC Cheat Sheet/Notes
    I use the report sheet to write down important stuff from report and have a second sheet that I use to cross off which residents don't have meds, in one color of highlighter, and then cross off the...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. First LPN job in LTC...is this the way it really is?
    Your experience sounds just like mine has been! I can see your frustration and feel it too! But.... I can give you some hope! It may all seem so very difficult right now... but it does get...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Have you ever done CPR off duty?
    I was still in nursing school and pregnant when I had to do CPR in a store parking lot! I was the only one there at the time and a by-stander did stop and helped me. It was unsuccessful, but I...
    Jan 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    My answer to the OP's question would be this.... it could be because of the stress and lack of respect from the company you work for, from the public and co-workers.... Who needs to be treated like a...
    Nov 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    Boy, I have to say... it sure seems like you're bitter and ****** off at the world right now and ****** off about your work... We are just trying to answer the question that the OP had and offer...
    Nov 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    I must agree with Sandi.... that response was so uncalled for! It doesn't matter if you are an RN, LPN, TMA, CNA or whatever, we all have experienced the not being able to take a break. YOU HAVE TO...
    Nov 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Turning in my resignation Monday
    Boy, do I ever understand what you're saying! I just left a job that I really liked to get away from the crap that keeps coming from administration! I was working night shift, expected to do all...
    Oct 22, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Brainless People!
    Hello.... Got an update on my original post..... Last nite this rezzie fell in their room. When staff found him, he had his O2 off, had a pack of smokes and a lighter on the floor beside him...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I Hate My Schedule!
    I am so frustrated right now! I usually work the day shift at a LTC, where until May, I had worked overnites. Well, I have requested verbally, and in writing that I stay on day shift, all the time,...
    Sep 30, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Shortage of RNs not LPNS!...
    I think the shortage of LPNs depends on where you are at. Here where I am... there are quite a few job openings... but it depends on what you are looking for. Dang! I sure wish I could make $19 an...
    Sep 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Brainless People!
    Yes, we have asked the MD to sign these papers, but he hasn't...This doc has a tendancy to take forever to do anything!:o We have also talked to his case worker and she keeps saying that he has...
    Sep 15, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Brainless People!
    1) I am only an LPN. I have been told by the RN/Case Managers and Administration that Social Services is taking care of the problem. I can only document, voice my opinion and pray to God that no...
    Sep 14, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Brainless People!
    Let's put it this way.... I don't want myself or my family on the road when he's driving! Cause ya never know when he's gonna run low on his portable and those big tanks won't do much good when he...
    Sep 13, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Brainless People!
    Need some advice on something.... I have a rezzie who smokes, is on oxygen continously, and has been told by MD that he is not medically stable to drive his vehicle, but still does. We have tried to...
    Sep 13, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Pregnant while in nursing school.
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! What an exciting time for you! I know what it's like to be pregnant and going to school at the same time. I did it twice! First was a set of twins, and the 2nd was a single!...
    Sep 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Will LTC as a new grad kill other options???
    IMHO..... being a LTC nurse will help you with med-surg! I was a LTC nurse before I did med-surg and was much better at it! With LTC, you learn more about signs and symptoms and what to look for...
    Sep 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What do you think?
    We just recently finished with our state survey and were cited on toileting and repostioning. We have a resident that is to be repositioned Q1 hr, well, that got missed, now there is a timer on the...
    Sep 2, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Refusing oral care!
    Would be interesting to do a psych consult with her... problem is, is that she is unable to talk, she makes noises and that's about it... Not real sure how a dental exam would go....it's just really...
    Aug 28, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Refusing oral care!
    This resident has had a stroke, has to be fed all their meals and has a feeding tube. They open their mouth to eat, but won't to do oral cares. Wase stated today that a comment was made that their...
    Aug 23, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Refusing oral care!
    I have an odd question... has anyone had difficulty with doing oral cares with residents who refuse to have them done? What have you done for this, what have you tried? Any suggestions would be...
    Aug 23, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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