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  1. I've always wanted to work on the OB ward..
    RE: What can a LPN do in OB: This is typical of my assignments (not assuming other facilities work the same way) Labor & Delivery: Baby nurse (NRP certified) Set up warmer and equipment...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. I've always wanted to work on the OB ward..
    I am employed in a Mother/Baby unit of a Family Birth Center as an LPN. I love it. I am, as the previous poster wrote...in a small minority. I have, also, received NRP training and float to the NICU...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Do you think you are adequately compensated in your job as a nurse?
    As a LPN in a LTC facility, I felt that I made good wages...$17.52/hr. But, I decided that I was not growing as a nurse, losing skills that I had not done since school, not to mention the personal...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pets as therapy
    My first job, and still prn, has a small dog in residence. A min-pin that showed up one day several years ago, hurt and sick. Some of the residents took a shine to him. They have him listed as a...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. If you won the lottery, would you continue to work?
    NO!!!! NO!!!! I would not "work". I have worked 2 and sometime 3 jobs at a time for the past 21 years. If I won the lottery I would buy an RV and travel. I would see something of this country besides...
    May 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LPN verse RN question
    And I almost forgot...I do work with mom/babies. The area I am at will hire LPN's for LDRP's but we can't Labor/Deliver. We do post-partum couplet care, undelivered's, 23 obs., ect. I can't push IV...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. LPN verse RN question
    I went the LPN route. Financial obligations...how long we could hold out with one income (I'm not one of those people who can work, be a mom and go to school) I gave up nursing school years before...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    I originally posted that YES, I would go to work during a pandemic. I was here in LA for Hurricane Katrina. Alot of evacuees from N'orleans were here at our convention center. Then just a little...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Would you call in because you didn't get any sleep?
    It really depends. I have worked a 10 (6a-4p) at one facility and gone to another for the 12 (7p-7a). BUT, only if I am off the next day. And twice a month is my max. Got one coming up next Monday....
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do Day Nurses Really Feel that Night Nurses Do Nothing All Night?
    I didn't know it started that long ago. I have worked 6a-6p for a long time. I found it chaotic and grueling. Never enough time to get done what needs to be done. Now I work nights 7p-7a or 11p-7a. I...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pros/Cons of being a Traveling Nurse....
    HI...not a travel nurse here but work in a family birth center. We use traveler's alot. I have enjoyed working with most of them. I don't know much about their pay ect. except what they have told me...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. new nurse HATES LTC
    OK Blue...I am not going to be hard on you. While I have not had to quit to get a point across (like I said my LTC has a great DON/owner), I have several classmates who have had to do just what you...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Ben Stiller as Gaylord Fokker
    I don't know if you saw my post or not...I did mention him once...I am a female poking around on the guys site by the way. I felt that the character was played to be a "Good male nurse". Esp. when he...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Thinking about LVN/LPN program, but....
    I am LPN, but If I had a master's I would Go RN all the way. You probably already have many of the pre-req under your belt. And because nursing involves so much psych and counseling, you would...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Scrub Nurse Pros/Cons
    If I were younger, I would have gone the RN route. They have much more possibilities in the nursing world and especially in the OB dept. My facility trains almost all nurses on how to scrub just in...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. new nurse HATES LTC
    Good Luck...The facility I do prn at is the ONLY facility I will do PRN at. Because of all the politics you just mentioned. Even at the FBC where I am now...I am one of the red-headed step-children...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. What did you do before you were a nurse and how has it contributed to your career?
    I am a Jack of all Trades, Master of None as my father so endearingly named me. At the age of 8, I began to cook and make up my own recipes. At 17, I started working at Arby's. Upon graduation from...
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I am getting terminated tomarrow
    I am a little late on this thread...but I had a few quick thoughts for you. Sooooo glad everything worked out for you. I am always scared of making a mistake that will land me in the bread line and...
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Scrub Nurse Pros/Cons
    Hi Baseball 33. I am LPN who does scrub for c-sections. I love it. I don't understand why RN's aren't used more because scrub is very intense and must be done with strict sterile procedure. But, you...
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hey i really need an Obstetrician nurse to answer these interview questions for me.
    I work with Mom/Baby. As an LPN, I cannot Labor/Deliver a mom. I am however certified NRP, am in the room while delivery is taking place, take the baby and do resuccitation, eye ointment, vit K shot,...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. new nurse HATES LTC
    Bluegeegoo2, I have read many of your posts over the past several months and have thought..she is a good person. I still do. You are going through what almost every new nurse goes through. Nursing in...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Need Help with Foundation of Nursing Text
    Critical thinking is just thinking further than the first thing that comes to mind. It is not dismissing a simple symptom as one thing without thinking about the other possibilities. For ex...59 y/o...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. When people say they are nurses but not...
    you are so right. i don't thing they should do it, just don't let it bother me anymore. and when they call themselves that outside of work, it can cause confusion. for instance, when i was new to the...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you say you're a nurse...
    Not wanting a fight here, but, I have been talking with some of the new RN graduates that I work with. We compared notes. Seems that the NCLEXRN and the NCLEXPN was not a great deal different. Both...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. When people say they are nurses but not...
    Initially, at my first job, (LTC) I was upset that the cna's referred to themselves as "nurses". I told several residents..."NO, I am your nurse, she is your aide" UNTIL, I realized that my residents...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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