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  1. What does your username mean?
    Obvious, but I have 6 kids, work peds and volunteer nursery at church. I guess I must luv kids cause that's my whole life. My pic is the very first bible verse I memorized as a child and is my...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Does anyone know how much CNAs are paid in Northwest Indiana?
    I lived in the Merrillville area years ago and worked as a CNA and the pay was just barely over minimum wage. That was the reason I moved to Indy. Pay was almost double and cost of living cheaper....
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  3. Need a job prior to relocation
    Are you applying to just hospitals or have you tried LTC's? There are just tons of LTC's in Indy and surrounding areas. You might want to look up American Senior Communities, they are a cooperation...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  4. New School nurse sub - advice??
    Donnacee- that was a great list you gave her and IMO, just about covers a typical day. If you are really concerned about knowing where things are, ask your agency if you can go to the school for a...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. New Manager, needs help to deal with staff
    From my own experience, I have found its harder to be promoted in house than to have a new supervisor hired in from the outside. Like someone else said, they are nice at first because they "know"...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  6. How do you handle patient information on security sign in sheets?
    If the resident lives in this building, then they are aware of the security procedure being utilized and don't have an issue with it. I'm sure this is in the lease that they signed.
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Working with Families that dont control their kids
    This is a very tough situation and I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I have dealt with some sibling issues but on a more toned down level than this. I agree with the comment above. I would also...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Tools of the Trade
    Aside from the basic nursing items already mentioned, my advice from my own personal experience is to bring some extra personal care items if you are going to be doing the 8 or 12 hour in home shifts...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. New to HH, Happy but nervous.......
    Good for you!!! I'm very glad you are happy with your new job. I totally agree with you, that's the reason I went to home health, a lot less stressful. When I worked LTC, I would leave feeling like I...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Nursing shifts
    What about home care? You can pretty much set your own schedule (at least the one I work for).
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Which schedule would you rather work?
    Nice thing about nursing, you have these different options to fit your needs at the time. I worked the 3 12's years ago when my kids were little and it worked out great. I worked 7am to 7pm and their...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Bringing kids/hubby to work with you?
    Unfortunately this is one of the down sides of home health care. Sometimes beautiful upscale neighborhoods (which doesn't make them safe btw) and sometimes known bad neighborhoods. I have one case in...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. "How to Fake Sick to the School Nurse"
    Flare-I wish you were my sons school nurse a couple of years ago. I've read a lot of your posts and I know he couldn't pull a fast one on you. A few years ago, my sons school nurse told me near the...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Self Harm Talk
    I agree with notifying the parents. My kids schools always sends out notices for things like that. Also keep in mind at that age they are going through puberty and if kids have any type of abuse in...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Stupid teachers/principals (vent)!!!
    BINGO!!! You hit the nail on the head!!!,
    May 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. New School Nurse: VENT
    Since you just started in feb, a lot of it may just be because your new. I'm not technically a school nurse, but I do private duty and went to school last year with a patient. His class was a life...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Hourly wage discrepancy...Uh oh!
    Also, were any of these hours orientating? I worked for one company that made you orient on every single case before you went on your own. They usually pay less for the orient hours. Hope you get it...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. LVN to CNA?
    In my state (IN) LPNs can work as cna's because the first 6 weeks of nursing school is learning cna stuff so you don't have to get certified. What you could try if your desperate for work is if a LTC...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Advice on going from paper to EMR in busy Pediatric Office
    Not to worry, EMR is very easy to use. I'm not very computer savvy and I didn't have any problems. We scanned our paperwork in, our med rec person did that and that was time consuming. There is...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Quick question
    I was a cna before I was an lpn and yes I worked as one during nursing school. I feel every nurse should work as a cna before becoming a nurse so they understand how physically demanding and...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. CNA to LPN School Worries
    I agree, it will get better. The cna experience is great to have, in my opinion it's makes you a better nurse. As far as a lot of patients not liking you because your male, that will decrease too...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Time card/ Time sheet fraud!
    Since she signed your time card I don't understand why your agency isn't backing you up. I wouldn't work for them anymore. Sounds to me like maybe parent ran low on hours for the month and now trying...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Did I make a mistake? Please comment :)
    Please also remember when working for a company or through the agency you are covered by their insurance. If you take a job doing independent private nursing, you are there as a LICENSED nurse and if...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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