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  1. Help new grad low pay
    As a new grad, I made $10.02 an hour. I thought I was rich! That was in 1995! What I tell my kids (college graduates now) is that you dont start on the top- but you have to start somewhere! Good...
    Mar 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. What I Wish I Could Say to My Residents and Their Families
    I would love to say, " You can NOT be freakin serious when you want your 101 year old, 88 pound mother a full code!?" No matter how much "family education" we provide, they still think that is what...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Raises/ending pay
    Yes, Please dont "settle" for LTC. Huge insult to our residents, there families and the staff. Started at 10.03 (in 1995) now, at same facility I am at 26.86. I am proud to say I didnt "settle", I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Please be nice to your aides.
    HOLY CRAP!!! This is gonna get good... Hang on while I get the popcorn and wait for the show! Perhaps a troll??
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. unsure if i need to report or not
    I would clean it, and throw a band aid on it and continue with the shift. I would not lose any sleep over it...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Would it be safe to continue as a CNA while pregnant?
    I worked full time day shift, until 2 days before my last child was due. Proper body mechanics, and common sense. Pregnancy is not a disability!! I also only took 5 weeks off for maternity leave. You...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Why do some people choose to help others in need?
    I became a LTC nurse because I wanted to care for people the way I would want my parents to be cared for... I try to do that each and every day I am at work, bad day or not. I love my job for the...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. OK Managment you win. Nurses are leaving on time now.
    I totally agree, idobelieve, what I was getting at is that management needs to realize that nursing is about people not the damn charting!!! Just went thru our survey and yup, it is all about...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. OK Managment you win. Nurses are leaving on time now.
    Usually in LTC, we dont refer to the people as "patients" but as "residents". Nursing isn't all about charting, it is about people taking care of people. Just my view of it!!
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Best place for online scrubs?
    thanks! I will check out allheart! And, yes, the butter soft are awesome!!
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Best place for online scrubs?
    What do you think is the best place to order online scrubs? I used to swear by Tafford, but they have changed so much! I love Uniform Advantage.... Any suggestions??
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Do you have a set schedule?
    I work 0630 to 1500, every other weekend, every toher monday, and everyother friday off. Been on that schedule for years. LOVE IT!! Easy to plan vacations. I would hate not knowing what my days off...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Please help.. Nclex pn tomorrow
    Are you talking about LPN boards? 3 months after graduating high school, or your CNA test? Did you go to nursing school? Your post is a bit confusing..
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. As a nurse will I be exposed to dead patients a lot?
    I work in LTC. Death can be a blessing. If you believe in Quality of life vs Quantity of life, it just may not be so bad. I think it all depends on the situation. Heck, even in LTC, some really get...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Long Term Care and Holidays
    where I work, if a holiday falls on our scheduled day to work, we work. We have set days off. I have had the same position for years. It makes it nice to put in for vacation....but, I missed most...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Just got hired for my dream job but... I'm pregnant!
    take the job. Pregnancy is NOT a disability. Believe me, we have all been there!!!
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. LVNs say they are equal to RNs...how true is this? much more schooling...
    And, likewise,MsSocalRN, us LPN's NEED our RN's! Have an awesome night! :)
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. LVNs say they are equal to RNs...how true is this? much more schooling...
    I have been a LPn for almost 18 years, and have never once heard an LPN say they do the same as an RN. I know I sure don't. I think that people just need to get over whatever inferiority complex, or...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Things that gross you out..
    I have been a nurse for about 17 years or so- I still can not handle sputum!!! YUCK, GROSS, ISHY... I just hate it!! :)
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    I so appreciate my CNA's. They are awesome. I used to be one of them ( a long time ago). to the op- yes the CNA's do the PHYSICAL work, and they are the backbone of LTC. I agree 100%. What you fail...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Do CNA's have better luck finding new grad LPN jobs?
    I did!! It was over 16 years ago though!!
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Why do mean/crabby people become nurses??
    Just to add a little so called humor into your original question which was " why do mean/crabby people become nurses"... well, they werent hiring clowns at the carnival! In all seriousness, EVERYONE...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. any of you work in a long term care facility without an AED?
    We have one in our facility. It is locked up in the office. Available monday thru friday, 8 to 4 I guess! It will suck if needed on pm or noc shift, or on a weekend or holiday!!
    May 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Sex in the workplace.....what do YOU think should be done?
    that is funny!! You have made my night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Nursing home nurses, time saving tips?
    my suggestion would be to make lists. lots of them.. list what time accu checks are due, what time meds and tx are due, etc. and as you do them cross them off your list! time management is...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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