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  1. How much orientation did you get as a new grad Lvn?
    Nope. Not at all. More like the opposite. 90-95% of what you do was never taught in school. The number one skill in LTC is time management. In school you pass meds to about 2-5 patients? In LTC 20+...
    Apr 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Whats mínimum wage for lvn  home health in the l.a area/Ventura
    I've never worked home health, but I have friends that do. The range for new grad LVNs is generally $15 to $25 per hour across the board from home health, clinics, SNFs, etc. I used to say $18 to...
    Apr 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Looking for RN to BSN Program w/certain criteria
    My RN to BSN program is completely online and meets the PHN requirements for California. The "clinical" component is done through our place of employment. The graduation requirements state College...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Looking for RN to BSN Program w/certain criteria
    Do you mean does NOT have a clinical? I think having a clinical defeats the purpose of being completely online...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. exposed to TB
    Lots of healthcare workers come up with positive PPDs because once you're positive, you're always positive. The important thing is not to have the active disease.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. First time PRN while working Full time
    This. I've held multiple PRN jobs while working full-time. Like you, my full-time was during 3-11. If a PRN called and I was already scheduled to work at my full-time I would tell them before...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Exam Cram practice questions for NCLEX-RN?
    I think it would be better to focus more on figuring out why you're getting certain questions wrong on Kaplan and take your time working through each Kaplan question applying their strategies instead...
    Apr 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Exam Cram practice questions for NCLEX-RN?
    I kind of used Exam Cram. I found the questions to be too easy and not up to the level of difficulty as the actual NCLEX. I found Kaplan questions to be much better. They are much more similar in...
    Apr 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    Yup. I switched with a coworker once because she asked. A week later she asks if I can still work my regular scheduled day because she couldn't get a babysitter. So essentially she wanted me to work...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    1) Anyone scheduled for OT 2) Volunteers 3) Rotated from a list PRNs and Part timers are on the list too. And volunteering does not change one's spot on the rotation. If I volunteer one day,...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Transferring to UCI? PLEASE HELP! I'm completely lost!
    Take your pre-reqs at a community college as everyone else has said. It will be exponentially cheaper with no opportunity cost in terms of nursing school acceptance. Where you took your pre-reqs...
    Mar 27
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. 3.5 years post school and finally got a hospital job! Don't give up!!!
    Congrats!!! *hugs*
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. I don't want to work in LTC... Will someone change my attitude?
    As Ladyfree said, there are opportunities in LTC if YOU want it. Will I have a decent chance of building a career? Yes. Ladyfree isn't the only one who knows a DON who started as a CNA and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. charting
    http://allnurses.com/geriatric-nurses-ltc/ltc-charting-beginners-899111.html
    Feb 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. LTC Proper Assessment Skills
    I know I'm not amolucia, but I can help answer ;) If the continent patient suddenly has a leaky incident, they may have a UTI. Posterior left leg cramps? Maybe DVT. Anything that's out of the...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Lvn to bsn frustration!
    I know Azusa Pacific's LVN to BSN program is designed for working nurses and they have multiple campuses. Maybe you can call them to ask for specifics concerning how scheduling works.
    Feb 27
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. You know you're a nurse if...
    Had to resurrect this thread because I just had one of those "moments." You know you're a nurse when... You spend 2 minutes looking for the sharps container to throw away a disposable razor...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Overtime dependent nurses
    I don't consider myself as overtime dependent, as I only base my budget off 6 shifts per pay period, but I have certainly gotten used to having overtime included as I'm regularly scheduled 7 shifts...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What to expect the first day...
    If it's your first day of orientation, most likely your preceptor will just have you follow them around like in clinicals. Every preceptor is different, but given you're a new grad, most people...
    Feb 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Did you work during your bridge program?
    I worked full-time (3 12s during night shift) during my bridge program. My grades suffered (mix of As, Bs, and Cs) and I didn't sleep every Friday for 3 months (clinical 0630 to 1530, work 1900 to...
    Feb 22
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. Mistakes to avoid in clinicals..
    Yes, yes, yes to everything everyone has said above. To add something of my own: Do not be obsessed with rote tasks. Yes, help with ADLs, answer call lights, take every opportunity you can get to...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Working for FREE!!!!???
    Not every work environment is the same. Even your wizards wouldn't have finished on time at one place I worked. I've always been good with my time management and don't chit chat and socialize at...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Macbook Air vs Macbook Pro
    I have an Air and it got me through nursing school just fine. I don't even own another computer, like a desktop, to use as a primary. I'm not tech savvy in any sense and all I use a computer for is...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. How soon to prepare for NCLEX?
    Yes. This. Spend your years in nursing school learning content. If you're solid on content, it takes little review to get your brain into NCLEX mode.
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    I was wondering that too... I've been trying to get a mental image :P Those things are pretty big... I can understand how an N95 might not be snug if the OP was not properly fitted, but how would it...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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