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  1. gotta a position in hospice
    Tewdles, where is there a hospice folder? On this site? Thanks!
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. gotta a position in hospice
    Hello fellow nurses, i am a rather new RN, graduated last May, have worked LTC since August. i applied for a case manager position and got it!! i am so excited as this has been my dream since i...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. A few questions, please
    Thank you all for the replies. The information I received on morphine drying up terminal secretions came from a hospice nurse. After much research, going through palliative and hospice books and my...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. A few questions, please
    I am an RN in LTC and recently had a very dear resident die. She was on hospice at the end. I have had some very "hard'" deaths, struggling, clenching fists, severe terminal secretions, flailing....
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. OMG, will i ever stop being tired???
    Am a new grad as of May, been working LTC for three months and am exhausted!!! My days off are spent trying to get house cleaned, laundry done, groceries AND resting because I am so tired from work!!...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. New RN needs advice asap
    All I can tell you Capecod is that I worked medical malpractice before nursing school and lawyers are hungry for nursing home claims because short- staffed does NOT hold up in court. And they will...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. New RN needs advice asap
    Am a new RN (may) got job LTC on evenings....love the residents!!!! I am given two wings...rehab (15 pts) and the Alzheimer's wing (24 residents). To be honest getting fed up and wondering if this...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What Routine?
    Wow, you spoke my words exactly!!! I am also a new RN working LTC and feel your frustration!! Never enough supplies or they are so disorganized you don't know where to look. Feel more of a...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  9. Advice on becoming a CNA/PCA?
    I think being a CNA will give you great experience in the medical field, whether in a hospital or LTC. CNA's do the foundational patient care. It sounds like you have a compassionate heart and could...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New RN, interviewed at an LTC facility.....scared!!!
    Thanks Mdgale!! You have given me much to think about!! I checked out the website you provided and they have two stars (below average) for both RN staffing and staff rating! I really appreciate your...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New RN, interviewed at an LTC facility.....scared!!!
    Yes, I heard right, but I don't know their total census at this point. It is a rural area. I checked on Ucomparehealthcare.com and they had a 4/5 on state inspection status, which was much better...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. New RN, interviewed at an LTC facility.....scared!!!
    Hi everyone, I am a new grad wanting to eventually get into hospice. I was told that LTC would be a great place to start....chronically ill, geriatrics, experience with the technical skills. I had an...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. It Goes Both Ways
    Wow, what a wonderful story! I am a new grad RN and have an interview tommorow in an LTC. Most have implied that it is an inferior job. This really upsets me as I see nursing not as getting into...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Is this what I'm always going to deal with?
    Dont worry what others think or say, you do what you feel is right for you. I commend you for raising your children and going onto your education. That is very hard to do! Best of luck to you!!
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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