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  1. Advice for a new grad starting on graveyard shift?!!
    My second nursing job was NOC's at an LTC. And before nursing school I was a Sleep Tech working nights for three years. Believe me, you will be so busy doing your two med passes and charting, that...
    Jul 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. NCLEX PN 7/3/14
    Every single person that I know that had less than 100 questions before shut-off, passed the exam. I, too, passed, but with more than 125 questions, most of which had to do with cultural issues. I...
    Jul 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Lvn or treatment nurse?
    I would much prefer to be the treatment nurse than passing a hall full of meds.
    Jul 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. My online shopping reviews - please share yours!
    Scrub Zone on Amazon have been my goto scrubs for awhile. They're cheap, have what I need (drawstring instead of elastic, and cargo pockets), and come in every color imaginable. They aren't very...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. LPN Undercutting...
    Maybe if your lucky enough to secure a slot in one. Bridge programs at community colleges in California have up to FIVE YEAR waiting lists. There just aren't enough RN's willing to teach. Which is...
    Jun 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. LPN Undercutting...
    A fraction? Not hardly. Once you factor in the ENTIRE expense, it's very easy to run you upwards of 50k.
    Jun 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. LPN Undercutting...
    Seems LVN's can't win for losing. Not only are wages down but enrollment in LVN-RN bridge programs are way up, so those programs are charging astronomical amounts. While I would love to get my RN,...
    Jun 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    14396 I rocked the mullet for a few years...
    May 22
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. A little anxiety applying for Nursing school as an older male
    I turned 40 in nursing school and I never gave it a thought...
    May 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Who Are Your Alltime Favorite Nurses?
    My mom. She received her LVN in 1970 and her RN in1985...14383
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. VA problems are in most hospitals
    As a VA Contract Nurse AND as a Veteran who uses the VA, I can proudly state that my care has been exemplary within the Desert Pacific Region (VISN 22). As to Phoenix, it would seem that they have an...
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Color coded uniform vent
    My hospital is doing the same, with LVN's required to wear teal, yuck! As a full-time contract nurse I got around it (and ended up ******* a few people off) by actually reading the email detailing...
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Need help with  updating my resume
    I would not list all 20 hospitals. Instead, I would list the agency, and maybe a bullet sentence saying "various area hospitals", and then a couple of bullet statements under each agency detailing...
    May 7
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  14. VA Hiring Process
    I am really hoping that you meant Level 7, Step 3?
    May 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Facility Orientation for Agency Nurses?
    As an LVN doing agency work in a LTC attached to a local hospital, my orientation consisted of "This is your med cart, here are your keys, and this is your hall." The rest was up to me. As has been...
    May 2
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  16. The Growing Number of Men in Nursing
    I work in a Spinal Cord Injury clinic with 5 other nurses, 4 of which are men.
    May 2
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. student nurse in a BSN program in CA. How can I become a CFRN?
    As a former Air Force Flight Medic, I can tell you that in my opinion, Flight Nursing is overrated. Yes, it's glamorous and exciting. But it's also, depending on where you live, very hot, or very...
    May 2
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  18. NOC shift LVN position at Assisted Living.. New Grad
    I really enjoyed working NOC shift in LTC. No management on the floor, less family members running around. Where I worked, NOC was 12 hours, with two med passes which took up the majority of the...
    May 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. VA medical center job
    There is an extensive thread outlining the VA hiring process on the Military/Government page. The hiring process is quite extensive and can last many months. reading that thread will acquaint you...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Door knocking?
    I see that you are in LB too! Many hospital based Wound Care Clinics are run by contracted companies like Healogics, Oxyheal, and Paradigm. I would google those companies and see what's available or...
    May 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Stethoscope help!
    I've been using the GRX CD-29 for years. It has a bell diaphragm for pediatrics that can be removed and used as a deep bell for adults. And there half as much as a similar Littman.
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?
    No. That's not how the "chain of command" works. LPN's can take direction from an RN AND/OR an MD. There is no requirement that an MD give orders to an RN and then have the RN give orders to the LPN....
    May 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?
    The regs are referring to nurses only. Yes, you can work under the direction of an MD.
    May 1
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. are mandatory scrub color-coding in hospitals the wave of the future?
    It's definitely a local decision, and I've yet to talk to anyone who is happy about it...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Agency vs Permanent Job
    As a veteran myself, I get my health care through the VA at nominal cost. And, I'm lucky enough to run a specialty clinic with block bookings. So, for me it really works out.
    May 1
    Forum: Agency Nurses


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