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  1. difference in getting PCT AND LPN
    In other words , any RN would tell you that with a 10 patient Census with 5 critical patients and 5 stable recovering patients it would be much better to have an LPN take those 5 stable patients and...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. difference in getting PCT AND LPN
    PCT is a broad undefined term. Although many trade schools have a PCT program, there are no defined educational standards for PCTs. These prgorams usually prepare students to work as UAPs or Office...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And want a simple ref to education vs experiece to dwell on. I came from the 2nd ranked trade school LPN program in my state according to academics and NCLEX Success rate. The LPN who trained me an...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    You have to understand differences in geoegraphic location and cost of living. RNs rarelly crack 27$ an hour around here
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And your saying LPNs an ADN RNs are not Nurses ? Ok ! What alot of people fail to realize is the BON only recognizes one RN Licensure. And both BSNs and ADNs both hold the same one.
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    Well , i was taught that the client population the LPN is to serve the stable client predictable outcomes! Wich has more patients with Predictable outcomes ! You say facility doesnt matter ? So i...
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    The point im simply trying to make is if you know you want a job in the hospital and you know in your area that LPNs are now exvlusive to LTC , and Homecare, why go to LPN school ? Just to be called...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And that last comment was by no means a personal sabatoge of RNs or BSN prepared Nurses. They work hard for there 4 year degrees, and a very well educated professional nurses. The above comment was...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    The nursing home where i work employs 3 RNs. 1. The DON. 2. Weekend 1 8 hour Supervisor. 3 Weekend 2 8 hour supervisor. Thats it. The ADON is an LPN, The MDS Coordinator is an LPN, the QA Nurse is an...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    Actually in my area , LPNs still work in the vast majority of acute care hospitals. And they do function as Nurses who take on an appropriate patient load. And the RN Unit Charge Nurse functions as...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    I'm a new Nurse. I spend a lot of my time on a nursing home corridor behind a med cart, or more like a rolling Walgreens kiosk. I stay at work 1, 2 sometimes maybe 3 hours after shift change behind a...
    Feb 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Questions about Problem charting at night
    I understand your logic and i thank you all for answering this qhestion. It was just a new nurse concern. I know that state surveyors can be very picky in the LTC and audit charting of floor nurses...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Questions about Problem charting at night
    Thanks everyone! No loriangel i would not. I was just wondering if there was a C/O congestion, and difficulty sleeping because of it , or a C/O nausea and if i had a standing order or a PRN order for...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Questions about Problem charting at night
    Ok so heres my question. As the 3-11 Nurse , when i get a complaint of congestion at 9 oclock pm, or pain, and lets say i have the means to treat it ex. PRN pain meds , or decongestion medicine, do i...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide
    This is an awesome post ! Very helpful to a new nurse like me without previous experience going into a new job at in LTC.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. What is your current LPN salary
    2nd shift LTC Facility, Lousiana , $18.50 /hr
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Tips to be a good LTC Nurse on 3pm-11pm
    Hello all as you all know ive been a member of this site for 3 years now, been inactive for awhile. Little update i attended Practical Nursing school at a vo tech from august 2013 until December...
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. How will green homes ever replace nursing homes?
    What kind of Nurse wants to dress like an Accountant. Lol and This green house to me sounds like a tactic to increase the work load on nursing aides by making them now take on the job of...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. How will green homes ever replace nursing homes?
    And I will also add that although there's a big push to get rid of central nurses stations and corridors and the hospital like feel of nursing homes, it's very hard to to do because medical care is...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. How will green homes ever replace nursing homes?
    Agree with you 100 percent if Medicare/Medicaid would reimburse a green home for people who need minor assistance with ADLs and need to be monitored because of confusion or falls, this would change...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. How will green homes ever replace nursing homes?
    I been reading up on a new model for long term care "Green Houses" where a Shabaz/Direct Care/C N A would be responsible for the are of 10-12 residents in a real house. They would be responsible for...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Why I'm against a culture change in nursing homes?
    Well I been trading that done magical way nursing homes are trying to go less medical and home like with communities. I truly disagree with this for a variety of reasons. 1. With all the hospital...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. ADON/LPN Fired after 13 years of service!! Your thoughts?
    I guess that's the risk you run when working for a Privately Owned Family Nursing Home, there ultimate goal I guess is to utilize the business to take care of the family.......and as the family...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. ADON/LPN Fired after 13 years of service!! Your thoughts?
    Well everyone just an unrelated update, I will be finishing up my first semester of Practical Nursing School next week with all As and one B. The one B coming in nutrition and diet therapy. Excited....
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. LTC/Nursing Homes do all the vitals? Do they still exist really?
    Fun times it I'd odd. Even at the few nursing homes where the CNAs aren't primarily responsible for taking residents vitals, if the nurse has falls and new admits and is behind like crazy the nurse...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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