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  1. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    I am a new hospice CM and loving it so far! Only been a little over a week. I had my first blood draw which went well but the lady had unusually great veins for her age not to mention a "knot" that...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Hospital owned HH experiences
    I am still weighing my options thus far. I have the opportunity for a HH that is owned by one of the mega hospitals in my area. They are all about profit, I worked for them in the past in the...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    update: I emailed and she emailed back, I wasn't dreaming about her perception of me and we're moving forward! Odd I had to reach out first as again I thought it was best to wait and not bother them....
    Mar 13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  4. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    I apologize if I came off that I'm arrogant. Far from it. Awed was perhaps not the right word. However in response to my vision of residents and what providing care to them means to me, she said...
    Mar 13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  5. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    I'm wondering from a DON's perspective if timelines are generally adhered to for hiring or not? I interviewed mid-Feb for a staff development/infection control nurse position. The interview went...
    Mar 12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  6. staffing agency for home health
    Can anyone briefly describe how this works? I have an interest in home health and have some options right now for an actual facility which is what I would prefer for employment but not sure how the...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. How could a DON not know?
    Thank you, I understand better. The pharmacy contract did change, they were working on getting new equipment things like IV pumps. I would guess though that the RN's may need to be concerned....
    Jan 6
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  8. How could a DON not know?
    Thank you both. I kind of thought others would go. Even though I understand corporate could get rid of her too, I didn't realize how common that was. She and the ADON are two of the most wonderful...
    Jan 5
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  9. Anybody heard of Care Rite?
    They are supposedly buying many ltcs/rehabs. Based out of New York but buying in eastern midwest states. Cannot find any info on them. I find that weird.
    Jan 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How could a DON not know?
    I just got let go from my fantastic new job of Staff Developement RN for a rehab center after only 2 weeks! Shattered doesn't even begin to describe it. I loved this place from the instant I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  11. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    Ok, Tafford emailed me back. According to them, it was mislabeled from the factory. They're suggestion was to send it back to exchange, but I'd rather not deal with all of that. I can try on the...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    Yeah, that's what I thought too. Except for this particular top, seriously it's huge. That's why I wondered if it was the "Kathryn" line, the "Lucky" top in particular, or just a fluke. I emailed...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    I got my usual size small in the Kathryn "Lucky" top and this thing is huge! I want to order a couple other patterns but first do they all run that big in the Kathryn or is it a fluke? I have a Koi...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    Thank you. Can you estimate how often the days are long? This is 97 beds. When you have to jump in to fill in for someone, is it typically the entire shift or just a few hours or does it vary? Right...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    Thank you! Did you also need to pass meds at times and jump in where needed? It was clear that both the DON and ADON do this, however they have not had a SDC person they've just sort of been...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    I have no clue where to post this! I interviewed today and it really looks like an offer is imminent at a SNF. It is for a nursing educator aka staff development. They made it clear it's a...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Who to address in the cover letter.
    I am applying for an outpatient facility connected to one of the mega system's community hospitals. To confuse matters more, in the job description, the 3 letters that tell you the hospital's...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  18. stepping stone jobs for developing training programs
    Other than the usual nursing education degrees, what kind of nursing jobs have opportunities to develop training programs. The position only requires minimum nursing experience 1 in LTC but here...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Logical way for RN diploma to FNP
    I have finally found an awesome mentor who is encouraging me to go for the DNP. I've always known I want something in wellness and I've now discovered many chiropractic clinics are adding in the...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. outpatient pediatric rehab
    Any idea what a nurse at an outpatient rehab would be doing? This is some of what they do: This is a Monday Friday daylight position only. Some of the common conditions pediatric physiatrists...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. 5 references?!
    Ok I applied over a month ago for an OP position run by the mega hospital. (I used to work for this company at a diff hospital) First I was invited to fill out the personality survey, since I passed...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sample sched office daylight hours that include Sat
    Yeah, that's more like what I mean. BC the Saturdays would only be for 6 hours, so I wondered how they figure that out. Certain franchises of theirs have Thur evening hours but the job description...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What kind of appeareance code do you have?
    Does anyone have any experience just working in an aesthetic type clinic? I'm pretty familiar with hospital rules, I only wanted to know for this clinic type (I'm considering a laser hair removal...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  24. Sample sched office daylight hours that include Sat
    Yeah, I hear that about pay in doctor's offices. I do work basically 9-5p now. Actually 730-4p and 830-5p are the 2 shifts. I make just as much if not more than the hospital. The laser clinic I'm...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What kind of appeareance code do you have?
    Oh I completely agree! That's why I was surprised what went on in the hospital esp CCU's. However I found keeping them painted kept them stronger even than just clear protectants I really don't have...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing


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