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  1. What is the starting salary for nursing home LPN/LVMs?
    I started at $14.25/hr in NW Ohio, prn with no benefits or call-in pay, .50/hr shift differential weekends/noc, $1/hr weekends. I keep a (very) part-time aide position to get call-in pay.
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. LPN working CNA shifts??
    Brandon...I get that *all* care falls under the nursing umbrella; I can and do provide that kind of care every time I work in either role, and am not in the least allergic to wiping poop or cleaning...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. LPN working CNA shifts??
    I am in the same boat as the OP,LPN with a part-time position as an aide every other weekend. I do aide work when I'm a nurse and nurse work when I'm an aide. Don't mind wiping butt with the best...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. The Elderly Are Devalued
    Those that devalue the elderly are not old and frail yet. I have been a LTC LPN for a year now and while I'm still new, I can't for the life of me understand how it's perceived as being less...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Should I wear support hose?
    Hmmmm...maybe this would help my feet, which are sometimes puffy and almost always painful by the end of the shift. TEDS or support hose? How do you know what size to buy? Knee-high or thigh-high?...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. Nursing Student & Working....HOW!!???!!
    Absolutely agree with 2ndyearstudent. Your making it through nursing school depends on a lot of variables that won't be exactly the same as anyone else's experience. You will know what you can...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Oh dear.
    Ditto here. We have two hospitals in our town, one fairly large and the other a little smaller. The smaller one posts the ER wait times on their website (and even on electronic billboards around...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Thank you Mrs. O
    This is a testament to the difference one person can make in a child's life. Not all nursing is done at the bedside and Mrs. O surely knew this. God bless her for her care, and God bless you for...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Daytonite has passed away...
    I always read Daytonite's posts with interest and learned from every one. Nursing has lost someone very special. :saint:
    May 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What school are you going to?
    Apollo Career Center in Lima, OH. :nurse:
    Apr 12, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. switching from Nursing home to home health
    I worked in hh before I went into long-term. Loved my clients, but my car wasn't loving all the running for my job then to go to school in the evenings (plus our mileage reimbursement wasn't the...
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Is this unacceptable pay??
    I'm in OH too and make $1.40/hr less than that.
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. A&P II Winter/Spring '08
    Hey serendipity....same story here except for the last 2 sentences of your post! Taking A&P 2, started 1/5, A&P 2 easier than A&P 1, missed an A in 1 by 1 point. Same teacher this quarter. But...
    Jan 8, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Where did you go to nursing school?
    Currently attending Rhodes State College in Lima. :monkeydance:
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. showers
    Our residents get showers 2X week. It's usually not that bad because the showers are scheduled so that there's only one or two a day on our individual assignments (no shower aides). But if our low...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. So . . .is nursing your final stop?
    Well, as a late bloomer who will be 44 or 45 upon graduating with my ADN, I won't want to go back to school right away (will need to work for awhile to really tamp those principles into my head), but...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Mid shift shower...
    I also have had a mid-shift shower, but unfortunately not quite as interesting as yours! :p What a character "Nellie" sounds like! Gotta love 'em.....
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. CNA Rant
    Yes, yes, yes!!! One of my big pet peeves is aides that walk into a room where residents are sleeping, flip the lights on, throw their covers back, and yell "Time to get up!". Who wants to be woken...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Every life has a purpose.....
    Sometimes the brightest ideas are born of the darkest circumstances. What a beautiful gift.
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Cool test: Left VS Right brain....
    Being left-handed (and otherwise very oriented to the left side down to the left eye seeing better), I figured that I would see her turning clockwise, and I did. Like another poster, however, I saw...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nothing in common with other students?
    :yeahthat: I totally's one of the things about going back to school later in life I think. One day those youngsters will be us, and will understand why we were the way we were in...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Anatomy & Physiology Fall 2008
    Count me in for this club....I start the 3rd week of Sept. Had A & P in scrub school and didn't think it was that hard, but have a feeling that this is going to be a lot more in-depth. Fortunately,...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Every other weekend- what century are we in?
    Pfffft. I'm an aide in a LTCF, and getting my first full weekend of the summer off this coming Labor Day weekend. I was ok with every other weekend, but ALL weekends is ridiculous. Hope my...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Thinking About Surgical Technologist
    :yeahthat:......and as an LPN, you can walk your happy butt out of the OR if it's not your thing, and work elsewhere.
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. STNAs may be out to get you! -???
    As a STNA in a LTC facility who is also a nursing student, I take issue with the statement that I would have "nothing to lose" should I become entangled in retaliation against a nurse. What if my...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion