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  1. as DON/ADON ....do you help or hinder your staff?
    No, paychecks are not right, have to watch every shift is actually clocked in on clock. Was shorted 24 hours, they wanted me to wait for pay until next pay period, I told them I had bills, I had...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  2. as DON/ADON ....do you help or hinder your staff?
    We had a terrible winter, several times the roads were closed, staff stuck. Not one time did the DON say "thanks for the effort", or come in when she could get there and help out. Work short of...
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  3. Anyone work at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg?
    HCA with all the bumps.
    Aug 7, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  4. Let me be clear there is NO nursing shortage!!!!!!!!! and now THIS????
    Sorry to have caused flak about the "gossip" remark, but we see ads for Pa, DC, and Md in a few of our state newspapers, so when they say "new grads welcome", I think they mean it.
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. as DON/ADON ....do you help or hinder your staff?
    Most DON's/ADON's I have had contact with are a waste of time when it comes to support for staff. They paste a fake smile on their face, listen to half truths, and then do what ever is easy for...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. How are the New Grads doing?
    Hello New Grads, For many of the new grads who have been on their jobs for about 8 weeks now, how do you feel about your experiences as a new grad in orientation? I can remember what nightmare my...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  7. Let me be clear there is NO nursing shortage!!!!!!!!! and now THIS????
    Jobless, You have my best wishes and prayers for a job soon. I have teachers in the family who are jobless because they do not have 3 years experience, but you just have to keep looking. Have you...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Military hiring nurses as civilian employees
    Had a friend who worked for the Navy in NC for about three years. She did it to get on her feet after a nasty, totally devastating divorce. She was not in love with the job, it was her extra one,...
    Aug 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What's up with this? Interview denied....
    Jobs are tight. Everywhere. Cold weather always means more demand in many places but who knows this year. Good luck.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Does any one knows aplace hiring L.P.N in MD,DC,VA?
    Have you registered with the state? Lots of jobs listed.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What do you say when a patient asks you how old you are?
    Depends on why they are asking. But the truth has usually worked for me.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. LTC-Is it that bad???
    LTC is no picnic. You have to have a strong back and strong resolve to remain in LTC for an extended period of time. Good luck.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. North Carolina Roll Call
    The hard work will pay off in the end. Do all you can do to go to school and become a nurse. Jobs may be tighter right now but they are still there and the money makes it worth it most days. Good...
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  14. Omnicare Pharmacy-discuss
    Let's see just how many fax confirmations does it take to get the drug/drugs ordered/reordered? I have personally counted an even dozen on simple med as digoxin. Omnicare is the pits.
    Jul 23, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Conflict of Interest
    The conflict would be your ability to fullfill the obligation to another place of employment if there was a problem with staffing or other emergency at your main job. If you need extra money, maybe...
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  16. Need some encouragement
    I am so sorry for this unfair situation. I understand why you feel limited in your options. Living in a rural area has these draw backs. I agree with the advice of others, keep records of other...
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Hey, New Grad!!!!
    Mr Bill, Best of luck. I know after all the hard work you have put in you will obtain that prize. Enjoy the new job and all the new things you will learn. Once again, congrats and blessings to...
    Jun 9, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  18. Taking one for the team...ugh
    You are just experiencing what often happens when you are a strong nurse. Does that seem fair, no. Should the assignment be split, yes. Now in real life, we do the job, often get the short end and...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Not looking forward to new job...
    Be glad for the job. So many people need one right now. If it is too hot in the room, or you feel like a break is needed, speak up. Patient safety, policy of facility, and general "how to's" are...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Getting called off
    Called off d/t low census is part of summer fun here. Sometimes not too happy about it but everyone gets called off, down the list, so no one nurse is taking too many hits. Same with CNA's, rotate...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Legal issue involving DNR...please comment
    Agree with Katnip. DNR is when patient has died, until then you as the nurse are required to treat what you see.
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Vacation - We need to find our own replacements
    This is a disaster waiting to blow up in everyone's face. 1. Is vacation time offered as a benefit? 2. How long must you work to take a vacation? 3. What are the state laws governing such...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. WVUH......any info???
    Hang in there. Being new to nursing and the job is scary for most new grads. I am sure if you take your time, listen and learn from your preceptors, and try to do a good job you will find out that...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  24. Pt./Family Comments that Leave You Speechless
    "That's what you get paid to do"(to any RN,LPN,PT, CNA or other staff) that refuses a patient or family request that is unsafe, not ordered, wierd, crude, unprofessional, and sometimes unethical. ...
    May 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Being Blackballed
    You are stuck unless you mke an actual move. Keep your plans for the future to yourself. Good luck.
    May 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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