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  1. Job Offer
    They are offering pennies because they can. If you decline there are 100 LPNs behind you waiting to take the job. In my neck of the woods, hospital jobs are hard to come by for LPNs and nurses in...
    Sep 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. What's your part time job?
    I work PRN in a long-term care facility. Why? They pay more than my full-time (PDN) but I can't deal with that environment 5 days a week, so I use it strictly to supplement my income. That and this...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why nurses eat their young????
    To add my two cents on the delivery of criticism and how it is received: Nursing is a rare field where seemingly minor mistakes can and do cost people their lives. Perhaps that is one factor in...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. It drives me nuts when....
    ....parents complain about this issue or that issue constantly but then refuse to follow the doctor's advice and/or (gasp) medicate for same issues
    Sep 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Do you hop around?
    There is no way in this world I could ever get my med pass on 35+ residents done if I jumped around from room to room. I do check the MAR at the start of my shift and get all my fingersticks out of...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Continuing education requirements...
    In Ohio I had to attest to completing CEUs at renewal time, and I got most of them through work or for free online. I was audited once in 7 years, thankfully I was up to date on everything. In NC...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Planning my education around conflicting messages
    If your goal is BSN and beyond, rather than doing an associate's RN program, look into accelerated BSN programs, which are for those already holding a bachelor's degree. Whether you decide to go...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    There are so many good side debates happening or begging to happen in this thread, but I'll try to stick to the OP. I am a believer in Christ but not a weekly churchgoer. I can understand the OP's...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Out of nowhere threatened to be fired?
    Just throwing this out there, but you mentioned in the beginning of your post that you plan to get a year's experience at this job before moving on. Could it be that you've said this to someone and...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Reference from supervisor
    Yes, it's allowed. No company or individual is obligated to provide a professional reference. When they tell you to have the employer call HR, that is for employment verification, not really a...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Reference from supervisor
    This is really unfortunate but very common. I got this response from one of my supervisors, but another one at the same job gave me her personal cell and said she'd be happy to give a reference. Is...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. CHEST TUBES IN HOME
    I've seen sutures stay in place on a pleur-x almost indefinitely. If there is no evidence of complications at the insertion site, I wouldn't be concerned. I think some providers prefer to leave them....
    Sep 6
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    I used to freak out a bit after working with C Diff patients until I realized how many people are already colonized with it but don't actually contract it until their GI flora is wiped out by...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Sub Acute floor job offer.
    I say take it and commit yourself to working there at least 6 months to a year; it should give you some really good experience with a variety of patients. Having experience on the floor can do...
    Sep 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Other shifts telling us which PRNs to give...
    A little off-topic, but how about when the CNA says "can you give him something" when pleasantly confused resident is trying to stand up from the wheelchair. No, sorry, The MAR says Xanax prn for...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I'm blind!
    Try playing some of those hidden object computer games. Or where's Waldo if you're old school.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Cardiac strips
    a couple of great sites: www.practicalclinicalskills.com www.skillstat.com
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. On Negative Feedback
    In my second job as a nurse, there was well-seasoned night nurse who I dreaded giving report to. She was blunt and direct. If there was something pertinent missing in report or something that...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Application being actively considered
    I've got an application with a similar status right now...good vibes for both of us!
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Follow up? Let it go?
    If it were me, I would continue with applying elsewhere while hoping to still hear from them. I would also try a phone call in another week or so. Like you said, what have you got to lose? I would be...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Do I have to go back to work after FML?
    Short Term Disability won't be an option for OP without paperwork from the MD stating she is unable to work. Sounds like the doctor has given clearance to go back.
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Best appointment planner?
    I prefer a paper calendar myself. I used a planner from Office Max with a big space for each day. I like to write out addresses and phone numbers, and take notes of anything relevant, such as "early...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Home Health RN Case Management info help
    I was a case manager in home health. My experience may differ from what you are asked to do, but in a nutshell: I scheduled visits for a caseload of around 25 patients and did most of those visits...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  24. Would you ask a current employer for a letter of recommendation ?
    It entirely depends on the situation. I have a good rapport with my current manager, and asked for one without hesitation. She was more than happy to oblige. Another approach (which I've also done)...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Cleveland Ohio RN position questions
    Most of the hospitals in the greater Cleveland area are run by either Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals. MetroHealth is one exception, and it is the only level 1 trauma center in the area if...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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