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  1. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    I had my share of near-drownings too in when I did PICU. Usually, the ones who fell through the ice in freezing temperatures did better and were less likely to have complications than the ones in...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    I'm not certain that I understand your question. If you are asking if being an LPN is a respected nursing career, I can say that it depends on the individual nurse if they are respected on not. ...
    Jul 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Practical Nursing student at Kaplan
    Kaplan is a for profit college, which means the school primarily exists to make money for its shareholders. They have low standards for admission, very expensive tuition, and a questionable academic...
    Jul 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  4. Young CNA here: help me understand this union thing
    That is absolutely none of my experience. Collective bargaining means that you as a nurse have a collective voice in your contract. None of my union reps were getting an outrageous the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Looking for a hybrid online/in class lpn to asn/adn in the dayton areA!
    Make sure that you do not fall for the College Network Scam (TCN) that preys on LPNs who wish to get their RN. All they want is your money and they are NOT a college, but a publishing company and...
    Apr 21
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  6. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    This one of the BIGGEST misconceptions that new RNs have. The LPN is responsible for her/his scope of practice. It is the responsibility of the RN to know what that scope of practice is and to cover...
    Apr 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    Most of my years in acute care nursing were spent in critical care and my patients were not usually stable with predictable outcomes....otherwise they would not be in the unit. Nowhere in my state...
    Apr 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    The only challenge that I had with your interpretation...still have as a matter of fact... of this study is where you said "its been proven". One study does not prove anything. Even in the hard...
    Apr 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    This is one ten year old study and to interpret it that "its PROVEN" that LPNs provide inferior care (which is implied by the infection rates/mortality rates etc) is simply mistaken. I read the...
    Apr 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    I had been an adult ICU/MICU nurse for 30 some years before I started doing PICU and then later NICU. What I liked best about NICU was that its easy on your body. I could turn the babies using just...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. PICU or NICU
    I worked in a large teaching hospital with a 45 bed NICU (including step down) and a 27 bed PICU. I worked contingent for both units for 18 years after working most of my career in adult ICU. You...
    Apr 5
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. From PICU to Adult ICU
    I did adult ICU (later MICU) nursing for 30 + years before I transitioned into PICU and NICU. Adult ICU is very hard on your body, but when one is young one doesn't think of such things. You don't...
    Apr 5
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Want to work in L&D, NICU or Nursery but can't be in school for too too long. Not sur
    I am a retired LPN and I did PICU and NICU nursing for about 18 years. To decide if nursing is really for you, why don't you obtain a job in a hospital that requires on the job training? Working...
    Jan 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Asked to work every other weekend, 16 hr. shifts!?
    I think that this employer should offer you more information about your hours. When I was working full time in nursing, I was on what we called the "weekend option". I worked every weekend, 7a-7p and...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. PICU thinking of going to Burn ICU
    You must have a very low acuity PICU if you feel that your brain is rotting away. I spent 17 years as a PICU nurse, and I found that it was the most challenging type of nursing that I worked in...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Burn ICU / Burn Unit Critical Care
  16. Are these true or false rumors about LPN
    I'm a retired LPN who had a wonderful career in critical care nursing that lasted more than 50 years. In my day, an LPN could work anywhere in the hospital. These days, the job opportunities for...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Any LPNs working as Surgical Techs?
    In my day, we learned how to scrub when we were in nursing school. When you graduated, we could work anywhere in the hospital where we trained. That was the way of the old hospital based diploma...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Burn Nursing
    I did more than my fair share of burn nursing when I was a PICU nurse. I could hold my own with them, but I was always happy for the burn unit nurses to come down and help with my dressing...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  19. For those that work per diem-when do you work?
    I actually work PRN as a substitute assistant school nurse and work about once a week...sometimes less sometimes more. However, I know several school nurses who continue to work their hospital jobs...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Can a new LPN work anywhere besides a nursing home?
    LPNs certainly do have options other than LTC, but one must be much more creative these days in order to find these jobs. Your best bet is to know people. Human connections are the best way to get...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Teachers and Nurses create the big one...
    As a school nurse who works for a large urban district where school nurses are represented by the National Education Association, I can tell you that school nurses and teachers do not have much...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    The PICU I worked in was generally very high acuity, so we shipped off kids to the floor as soon as we could...except when politics came into play. One of the surgical attendings had a daughter...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    I still wear my cap. I don't buy that "they carry germs" because they can and should be washed like the rest of your uniform. Impractical? It's what you are used to. I worked in critical care nursing...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many LPN's Don't Plan To Pursue the RN Title?
    I was happy being an LPN until the late 1980s when I was told by upper administration that all LPNs in the critical care units would need to become RNs or would have to stop working in the unit and...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Hearts and recovery
    I did PICU and NICU late in my career after 30 some years of adult ICU when I was 58... pushing 60. Yes 60 and let me tell you something...60 is NOT old. Keep your mind sharp. Help your grandchildren...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal