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  1. Hospital/LTC RN wages in Sacramento area?
    What do nurses usually start at at hospitals/ LTCs? What can I expect to get in Sacramento (5+ years of exp). Also how hard is it to get into a hospital? I know other nurses with excellent...
    May 30
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. RN pay in LTC in Sacramento area
    I have 4+ years of experience in LTC. Looking to relocate to Sacramento. Will only be looking for LTC jobs. What do people with a few years experience start at?
    Apr 5
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. What's the deal with pain pills?
    I work in a rehab center. We're famous for accepting patients every other single nursing home refused. Mostly drug junkies, alcoholics. I noticed in hospitals they rarely get more than 5-10mg of...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. How hard is it to get a job in long-term care on Hawaii?
    Bump. Anyone? I have 2 years exp... Any Ltc hiring?
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  5. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    Ok, a little update. So I did orientation in both nursing home. First one, luxury, very easy. Only 15 pts, most of them take just a few pills. No treatments. But the people their require extra...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    Oh yes, I will have to! Don't need a 4th job I don't want! :D My current job is my first one, so I was still inexperienced with interviews, and had that newbie "will not bring up compensation during...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    Thanks everyone for your encouragement. All said true. Also, I think... ok, I got lower rate now, but if I prove myself worthy to them as a potential fulltime employee (which I will work hard to do),...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    I feel guilty for them spending money on me on orientation. And also, I live in a smaller town, we don't have all that many nursing homes, everybody knows everybody, I don't want to get a reputation...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    I work at SNF making $26.25/hr. 12-hour shifts, 3 on 4 off. Flexible schedule (get my vacations when I want them, management very accomodating and I love everyone I work with). But the clientelle is...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do you get any raises? How do you ask for one?
    By some accident, our RCM did the evaluation for pretty much all the stuff 3 days before my one year anniversary. However she told me HR lost? all the evaluations, so she had to redo them for...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. How Many Residents Do You Care For On Your Unit?
    I think the numbers don't mean much without info on patients acuity. I'll take 60 alert and oriented people who only take 1 pill a day, don't have treatments, and are generally stable and...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. How hard is it to get a job in long-term care on Hawaii?
    Would like to move there. But it looks like there aren't that many nursing homes there.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  13. Hating the med pass
    I'd rather do medpasses than treatments. But then again, I like routine, I find it relaxing.
    Oct 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    I gave up on treatment carts long ago. Completely useless for anything but skin prep. Can never find anything there. Whatever I leave there is gone the next day, and no replacement. Always go...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Climbing the career ladder in LTC... is it worth it?
    Our facility pays $3 more than all the hospitals in our town (starting wage).
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Climbing the career ladder in LTC... is it worth it?
    While for some it's a no-brainer... more money, status etc... but have any ones of you taken an upper level position (manager, resident care supervisor etc...) and regret it later, possibly going...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your response to your first code blue?
    But please, be honest. And by first, I mean the very first of your career. Today I had my first one (I've been working for just a month). One of the aides found the pt dead. She was still warm, but...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. SO am I the only one who loves LTC?
    I had my clinicals in a hospital m/s, and in all honesty I didn't like it one bit. Yes it's high-tech and all that, but it's not something I'd like to do for prolonged time. Every day I went there...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Skin care... what dressing for what?
    Thank you so very much Chris! I'm a 2 weeks old nurse... new graduate. I kind of expected wound care to be addressed during my orientation, but due to the acuity of pts (or lack of thereof to be...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Skin care... what dressing for what?
    Is there a guidelines for skin care? Our facility doesn't have the protocols handy (our instructor should have ones, but she got into car accident and we don't have a replacement yet) We have dozens...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    Ok, I'm new (my 3rd week) in a LTC, so for what it's worth: - missing meds... and especially when the previous nurse(s)s charted med as given... some obscure med that other pts don't have (to...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Totally Had One of Those Days  :(
    - being 2 weeks new nurse - a 1 hour meeting in the beginning of shift. - a new admit (my 1st one that I actually did a part of... assessment and documentation) - start medpass 2.5 hours into the...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. I hate Kronos (electronic punch in/out system)
    In the last 4 days I forgot to punch out of lunch 3 times (I only been working there for 2 weeks). I just keep thinking about patients and things I need to do, and I don't spend lunches in the lunch...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Do you actually memorize all pts meds?
    The nurses I work with seem to remember each drug a patient has. They just pull them out of carts, pick the ones pt needs at this time (including vitamins) and then verify/chart them in MAR book....
    Mar 8, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. How long did it take you to learn to be on time completing med passes?
    Today I did the complete morning pass. 5.5 hours. But I know I'll get better. My wing is the hardest one out there, and it's day shift. I've only been orienting on day shifts, I'll be working...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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