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  1. Need some advice because I'm starting a new job tomorrow
    How did it go?
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Are LPN's allowed to access and monitor central lines?
    Ok, I concede! I am wrong and have proof! http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol40/40-18/773.html Looks like this was a "suggestion" of proposed guidelines to set forth but have not yet been voted...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. Are LPN's allowed to access and monitor central lines?
    The answer is a def no. It is on the State Board website I remember reading it when I worked in a Hem/Onc office. As a medical assistant I was able to because I worked under the physicians license....
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. starting wage of a new LPN grad
    I was told $19/hr BUT it seems on my first paycheck I'm getting 18...interesting
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. Independent contractor working for insurance company at home
    No problem! Ty too :)
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Independent contractor working for insurance company at home
    And congrats on the job!
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Independent contractor working for insurance company at home
    You could ask a professional tax preparer for advice if you don't want to pay all of the fees. Maybe they would do a free consultation?
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Another low staffing - am i being a baby- new nurse post!
    Oh, and don't get me wrong, I don't mind busting my hump every day, work does not scare me. What I dont like is feeling used like a door mat and being made to feel ungrateful or or unappreciative...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Another low staffing - am i being a baby- new nurse post!
    Honestly, I'm sad. I hate leaving at the end of my shift knowing that all I am is a pill pusher and not feeling like I did any nursing for the residents. I dont know what the residents I have are...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Ok people, face facts:  Staffing in LTC is always going to be outrageous!
    I could not agree more. I work on a behavior floor- psych meets dementia and so on. Two nurses 3O pts. There is screaming, Residents trying to climb out bed, elevator alarms going off. It's...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. The weekly addition to the workload...
    Very sad, very sad indeed.
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Number of patients you care for?
    I could not agree more
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Number of patients you care for?
    I work LTC 3-11 LPN, 1:30
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. improving staff responsiveness
    IMHO, some of us will give all we have and it will never be enough. You can't squeeze any more juice from an orange that has nothing left to give, in other words you are damned if you do and damned...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Nurse 4 Med errors in 6 months
    I def have to agree w/ OP, it's hard being a new nurse floating from floor to floor. I don't float (yet) but day 4 of orientation, I did better w/ my med pass. By better I mean instead of it taking...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. First LPN Job, 5 day orientation, 1:40+ patients...advice?
    I am having the same problem. I have about 5 days left on my 8 day orientation and I feel overwhelmed and VERY stressed. It took me about 3.5 hrs to pass meds to 12 patients out of 30. The nurse...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. And the survey says......
    Uggh, I know....I just can't wait until that happens, NOT! ;)
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. And the survey says......
    It is amazing what stress does to the mind during sleep....
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. And the survey says......
    Thank you guys for your support!
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. And the survey says......
    Just had my first day on orientation Monday. The preceptor was great, very nice, knew her stuff. She made me feel really comfortable. Even the supervisor was helpful. She gave me some great tips...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. New LPN needs some positive vibes.
    Congratulations! You will do great, just have faith in yourself. I just started orientation today. I have two more classroom days then ten days on the floor. What kind of facility will you be...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Lets get a current salary thread going for 09/10
    I've been at a private practice (eastern PA) for about 6 years now, started at $11/ hr now making $15.50 as an MA/ phlebotomist. I will be starting a new job in about 3 weeks making $19/ hr.
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Yay! Just passed Transitions today!!!!
    Thanks for all of the support. You guys are great!!
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  24. Yay! Just passed Transitions today!!!!
    You are awesome!
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. Yay! Just passed Transitions today!!!!
    Thank you, thank you very much:cool: Now I'm preparing for AP. Have you taken that exam? If so did you find it difficult? I'm feeling like I'm just refreshing on some old stuff and this feeling of...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning


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