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  1. Tired of being treated like we are less than a nurse because we are not RNs!!
    I agree that people can be cruel in our field. I do not understand why some think there must be a pecking order of such. I was a CNA and then went on and got my LPN in which I practiced for many...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Alaska Travel Nursing
    I have worked on contract in Anchorage Alaska. I have worked at the Native hospital, Providence medical center and I did a contract on Ft. Rich military base. I had very good experiences. I would not...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Drug-Seekers
    I think this argument is one that could be heard in many ERs across the nation. If you treat all people that come through the door the same you will never miss something you should have recognized. :)
    Mar 2, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Fl LPN (in RN school) disgruntled over no job oppurtunities in Fairbanks/eielson area
    You need to check with the Department of Corrections up there they frequently hire LPNs thoughout the state of Alaska including the fairbanks area and they pay quite well. Go online and search on the...
    Feb 1, '10
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
    you go girl! It never mattered to me if my superior was RN or LPN. The one with the most experience takes the cake.
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Nursing Home v. Hospital?
    I started out in LTC and have no regrets. In fact I chose it over a hospital position when first out of school. I loved my time spent in LTC. I now work in med/surg tele. I do not feel that I was...
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Just accepted travel assignment to Nome
    Pack warm clothing. Also bring any kinds of foods you may want that are dried or canned. Be prepared for detox patients like you have never seen before. I am currently in Alaska and it is an awesome...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  8. Has anyone went from ltc to hospital RN
    Don't stress the LTC experience. You will learn plenty. I started my nursing career in LTC and I do not regret it. I worked for several years in LTC before going into med/surg. I did not feel...
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. LPN Petition to Take RN Boards
    Well I for one think it is a good idea. Experienced LPNs should be able to petition the board. Some of the smartest well trained nurses are LPNs. Some of the dumbest, with zero clinical skills have...
    May 26, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Do you say you're a nurse...
    I just say "nurse". I have worked as a CNA, LPN and Rn and we all do nursing, taking care of the sick.
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Do You ever wonder why.....
    Do you ever wonder why some people are drawn into the field of psychiatrics? I myself have only been in psych for about 7 months, previoulsy worked in med/surg, and ED. I thought it would make my...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Mixing medications for emergency treatments
    I agree with the above post. I always have mixed the haldol w/the ativan, and given the benadryl by itself. When I'm not sure about mixing something I always call the pharmacy.
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. How many of you worked during school?
    I worked full time as an LPN while in RN school. I worked night shifts. Many places manily LTC offer weekend baylor plans where you can work 2 shift doubles back to back on Sat and Sun and get paid...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I send pt home with heplocks!!
    Try and not be so hard on yourself. We do all make mistakes. You certainly are not a bad nurse because of this. Your charge nurse and preceptor were GREEN at one time too, they just forget to mention...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. made a med error
    I think your honesty is refreshing. As a charge nurse I trust nurses like yourself because I know you will come to me when you have made a mistake, and we all make them. Lord knows I have made my...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. How many nurses had hands-on experience before starting nursing school?
    I was a CNA for several years, then a med assist CNA, then an LPN, and now RN of several years. It certainly has helped me a great deal, but most importantly I understand what it is like to fill the...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. LPN working as CNA
    I have filled in as a CNA/PCT several times when they can't find someone to do the job, and I don't mind. It pays the same.
    Mar 30, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Failed again!!! :[
    I think that #1 you should not be so hard on yourself. #2 you do not need more study, you need help with a possible anxiety disorder. Many people have a hard time in this area. I would seek the...
    Mar 24, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Leaving A 2 year contract - HELP
    I am needing to leave a two year contract with the hospital I am currently with due to my husbands job relocating us. My problem is that I had accepted a sign on bonus to work at this hospital. I...
    Mar 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. There is no nursing shortage!
    I agree! There are several nurses that have left the floor. Sure we get paid well at times, but it is so hard to schedule in time for family and life in general. Where I work you need to think ahead...
    Mar 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Need some insight (CNA-LVN transition)
    Take heart! It will become easier for you. It isn't that the job is easy its just that you will become more familiar with being a nurse. I did the same thing as you. I worked for 8 years as a CNA...
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Pre-Nurseing at NIC
    You most certainly can! You will have more work than you will know what to do with. It is a good idea to go on for your BSN, but it is not a requirement for RN jobs. Good luck with school!
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  23. Why is it so bad to be an LPN ????
    Congratulations on passing the boards! It is good to remember that it is the person and not the initials behind there name that make the nurse. Whether you be RN or LPN. I started out as a CNA then...
    Feb 3, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Entitled Generation
    I agree that is hard to find reliable help these days. The younger generation wants the weekends and holidays off so us older nurses end up covering those shifts most of the time. I have been at my...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Alaska Nurses
    It is very expensive up here in Alaska! I am here working on contract and then will return to my home state of Idaho. It is not worth it to come up here for 25 - 30 hour job and then try to live of...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing

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