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  1. Nurse patient ratio?!??
    I am in MD. I have been working on a med-surg floor since January of this year and I worked both days and nights (currently on nights). On day shift I was typically 1:5 or 1:6 at the beginning of the...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Why in the world would you go lvn route???!!!??!
    My BSN program gave us the option to take LPN NCLEX after the first year. I did and passed on the first try. I got a job in a jail, and finished up my final year of school. Now granted, when I...
    Nov 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  3. New Grads-how long for first job
    Almost three months after passing the NCLEX.
    Nov 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Columbus, MS
    Hello OP, I'm not sure if you are still looking into moving to Columbus. I am currently visiting the town (visit yearly) and I was told there a few dialysis clinics in neighboring cities (Fresenius...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  5. When to leave Med-surg?
    This has been my rationale too. I started my job (also med-surg) in January and I have started the application process a couple of weeks ago. I figure by the time they call me, it will probably be...
    Nov 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. HIPAA violation
    Sorry to thread jack but I feel like this relates. Our manager wants us to do bedside reporting. Although the majority of our rooms are private, we do have thee semi private rooms on the unit. I feel...
    Nov 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    That is tough. Morphine gets my #1 vote though, followed by lovenox, Percocet, vancomycin, and insulin.
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    CNA-19, LPN-22, BSN -23
    Jul 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Totally worth it!! I did the financial peace class last fall at church and it helped a ton.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Seeing your patient in the news
    I agree. When I worked in corrections and I saw my pts(inmates) quite often on the evening news. It's never okay to comment about them via Facebook or whatever.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Graduating soon here, curious about correctional nursing?
    I started out as a new LPN at a county jail. I left after a year because I had just finished my BSN & wanted acute experience. I've been working on a med-surg floor for six months as a new grad RN...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. What did some do after failing nursing school?
    I knew a lot of people who went on to gain degrees in social work after failing nursing school.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. soon to be LPN grad!!
    Hi Tiff, congrats on finishing school. I started out in corrections as a new LPN too. I worked in county jails while I finished up my BSN so it was great experience. I got to deal with psych issues,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. Not sure what to do?
    After a night like that, I think I would have told them "GOODBYE FOREVER!!" and run to the nearest exit. Is there any way of transferring to another unit within the facility? Maybe one that's...
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Not sure what to do?
    You've already been charge ? Wow. Is the turnover rate high on your floor ?
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    With your experience, I'm surprised why an ED hasn't snatched you up :-( it's a rough market.
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    I'm almost six months in. I'm on a med surg dialysis unit. I'm learning but I couldn't see myself staying on this floor forever.
    Jun 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. work at Sheppard Pratt
    I've applied at Sheppard Pratt many times over the years, lol . I guess it's a very hard place to get into :-(
    Jun 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    My facility uses Cerner, and recently the physicians have come on board and now they are responsible for putting in their own orders. It's not going so well :-( Mainly a lot of them are grumbling...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Did you work while in LPN school?
    I worked as a CNA prior to starting nursing school, and my last trimester in my LPN program I stopped working. I passed boards and then got a job very quickly at a local jail. Then I went back to...
    Jun 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Textbooks keep/rent?
    I graduated last year and I kept 80% of my books. The ones I sold or rented were some of my "minor" courses in my BSN program, like a nursing research class, nursing management, multicultural...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  22. Maxim or MHM
    I was just extended a PRN position at a prison in MD through MHM. Anyone have some advice about this company?
    Jun 16
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Leaving the nurse profession
    I agree, maybe corrections may be what you are looking for. With your experience, you would be probably land a job in a jail or state prison as a Charge Nurse.
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    I agree. New RN here with 5 months experience on a busy med-surg floor, and like you mentioned I will either ask my more experienced co-workers or I even call the OR to make sure giving a med pre-op...
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    I was a LPN and I worked in corrections. Home health was also another popular field that my classmates worked in. Around here, LTC don't want to hire (brand new) LPN's.
    Jun 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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