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  1. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    M-F hands down while your boys are so young. No weekends so you won't miss out on weekend activities, no holidays so you can enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas with the boys, no call, no being made to...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. OTA or LPN
    OTA hands down. If I had it to do over again, I would go the OTA or PTA route. Good luck to you in whatever you decide to pursue!
    Jul 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. LPN making 70,000 a year
    I'm in MS. which is one of the poorest states in the country and LPNs can and do make up to $55,000-$60,000 per year here, but those jobs are very hard to secure. When a LPN does land a job making...
    Jul 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Don't rush. Even if things are crazy and you feel like you're drowning. More mistakes are made by rushing than by thinking the task through. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't know,...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. LVNs and digital disimpactions
    LPNs can in MS. as well.
    Jul 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. "Likes" define my value
    I like likes too. Kinda' makes my day to log on to AN and see likes for something I posted, and I like giving likes too :)
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Definitely not crazy Oedgar. You have to do what's best for your own mental and physical health. Praying for you!
    Jul 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Wow Oedgar...That sounds almost exactly like the clinic I work in. If you hadn't said your clinic is closed on Friday afternoons, I would think we worked for the same people! I hope you find...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  9. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    You know what's really sad? Several patients told me yesterday that they are used to seeing new staff every couple of months. When I mentioned it to the manager he stated "It's because nurses leave...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. LPNs in Home Health...
    I did hear back from the interview today. Turns out a LPN from another branch transferred to the branch I was applying with, so of course he/she got first consideration. The NM is going to keep my...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Today I was the only nurse for two providers, with a MA working up patients for the third, but when that provider ordered injections or other treatments for her patients I had to do it since the MA...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  12. LPNs in Home Health...
    Well...I haven't heard back from the Nurse Manager. She told me she was very interested in hiring me but had to interview through this past Tuesday. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be, or there are...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    To be honest, as a LPN, I have never had the desire to work in a hospital. A few hospitals here still hire them, but mostly in the capacity of medication reconciliation nurses, HH nurses, clinic...
    Jun 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Has home health ruined your bladder?
    I'm hoping to get into HH soon, and can see how it would be difficult to find a potty when you need one between visits, however, LTC and clinic work has ruined my bladder lol! This past Friday I was...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Thanks,  guys.
    This is exactly why I changed my profile info. since I like to come to AN and vent sometimes ;) As for the horse avatar? That is my horse, but nobody I work with knows what she looks like or where...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 2014 Best and Worse States For Nurses
    I live in MS. and pay is low here compared to other states as well, however, the job market appears to be pretty strong esp. on the gulf Coast. I see ads every single day for RNs and LPNs all over...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Biting Your Tongue
    I meant to say headache or stomach virus in that first sentence. I'm tired :blink:
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Biting Your Tongue
    "You're in the clinic for a headache stomach virus you had two days ago but it's gone now? Go home and stop wasting my time!" This is usually always a patient who wants an excuse for skipping work...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. LPNs in Home Health...
    Interview went well I think. Hopefully I will get some good news early next week.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. LPNs in Home Health...
    I want to add that I currently work in a very disorganized large family medical clinic. Hours are 8am-5pm Mon-Fri., 10 holidays per year, generous PTO/sick pay and good (but expensive) medical...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. LPNs in Home Health...
    Thank you! Doesn't sound bad so far :) Do you work for a corporate owned HH?
    Jun 18
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. LPNs in Home Health...
    What is a typical day like for you? For the second time in the last few days I have been called to interview for a job as a HH LPN, so I decided I may as well just hear the interviewer out to see...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    LOL! Believe me klone. We would LOVE to have you as office manager! The clinic manager is not a nurse and has no medical background. He does the best he can do, but he just doesn't have a clue about...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  24. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    klone, the nurses have been begging for several years to put people in place who can handle referrals and a triage nurse. Until they improve conditions, nurses will continue to jump ship.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    I keep telling myself this over and over every single day ;) This morning, as soon as I walked in the door, I was told I was going to have to work for two providers by myself, a total of about 45...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing


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