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  1. Has anyone ever started a nursing job & quit it within a couple weeks?
    I did not to long ago. Just tell the truth. I told them I was sorry and very thankful for the opportunity, but another offer came up that was more beneficial for my career in the long term. They...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Pt not allowed to refuse care?
    Document everything, and notify the MD of all refusals daily! Also he needs a psych eval, and some sort of sign in sheet in his room, so whenever someone comes in to give care they must sign a log...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. lpn as ADON?
    I worked at two LTC places in NJ and they had a LPN as ADON and they did a good job at it too. Too much focus on the letters behind your name, if you know your stuff, you know your stuff(lol):lol2:
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  4. He// to the NO!
    That's crazy!!!! No job should treat an employee like that. Nurses take so much crap! We need to start sticking up for what's right, stop being wimps and crying about "I need my job". We all need are...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses as primary breadwinners?
    I don't see anything wrong with it. As long as the bills get paid and the family is taken care of. Being married or being in a commited relationship is a team effort. When one player is down the...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. fired... where can a bad nurse go to find a job?
    I don't think your stupid, just stressed!!! I been there, like others said try a different field. Nursing is hard work!!! There are few jobs out there so if you can get one keep it until you can...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Scrubs - what do you wear?
    When we were able to wear whatever we wanted I wore printed tops and jackets with pants that had a color in it to match. Now we have to wear ALL white. Sucks!!!
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Looking for info on Monmouth County Vocational  LPN School-New Jersey
    I attended MCVS way back in 2001. It's a great program and it can be hard at times with all the work and home life. Once you get a groove and a study pattern it will be ok. They prepare you for the...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  9. How do you do it?
    When I went to LPN school I worked 32 hours on the weekend 16 hours Sat&Sun and the kids with Dad on the weekend. I was considered full time so I got health benefits. It was stressful but it paid...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Interview Tues, leaving ICU for LTC
    I think LTC is just as stressful. I think you may want to consider homecare or hospice.
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Is this fair??
    Take your break!!!! If your not going to take it they must pay you for it. Where I work they make the CNA's take their break, they must clock out and sign out. The DON tells them at that time they...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why is LTC so hated
    When I started out as a brand new LPN 9 years ago, I also recieved 1 month of orientation. The DON wouldnt have it any other way, even if you had experience she wanted you to have two full weeks of...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. LPN starting pay $26.50!
    That's about what it is here in NJ. If you can find a job. lol
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Nursing Shortage??
    Im in NJ same thing here!! I'm working per diem and can't find any fulltime work. I have 8+ years experience. I've been sending my resume all over and only a few call backs all agency. There are...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. BSN recent grad -should i get a CNA???
    Go take your NCLEX ASAP!!!!
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. First LPN job in this the way it really is?
    I hate to be a Debbie Downer but I see a lot of people saying it will get better but I been doing this for 10 years now worked all over NJ in all the LTC places its the same! I have two girlfriends...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Nurse not passing meds...should I report to BON?
    Glad you got out! That wasn't the place for you. Best of luck to you!!
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Nurse not passing meds...should I report to BON?
    If you told the DON you did your part. In my past experience like someone said that nurse and the DON might be friends. Watch yourself because you might end up in trouble I see it all the time. ...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I refuse to be a punching bag - NO MORE ASSAULT
    Right On!! Shout it from the mountain top!!
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. So do you actually take your breaks?
    No, I never get a chance to take a break, if I did that would put me so far behind. Sometimes I might take a 15 just to eat a snack or to call home. Most of my coworkers only take the 30 or should...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. LTC is making me hate nursing!!!
    I've been working in LTC for 14 years 7 as a CNA and 7 as an LPN, it does'nt get any better believe me, it only gets worse. I'm only working per diem no more than 3 days a week because thats all...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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