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  1. anyone know of lpn jobs in michigan?
    Hello all! I am looking for a job in southeast Mi.. Prefer a facility but home care is ok if its steady work. Any one know of openings anywhere? Been an lpn for almost 4 years. 2.5 on a med-surg...
    Mar 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Anyone use Studyguide 101 for fcca?
    I will definitely be using the recommended textbooks, was just curious about the studygroup101. Thanks for the responses.
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  3. Anyone use Studyguide 101 for fcca?
    I noticed that studyguide 101 offers notes for the fcca, just wondering if anyone used them and are they worth it. I used them for all of my other testing and most were good but not sure if I should...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  4. Burned out and hate nursing
    Wow RN1023 you really put into words what many of us are feeling. I am just an LPN but I do work on a med/surg floor at a hospital for a year and a half now and I feel your pain. I think that HouTx...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is taking both fcca's at same time doable?
    Hello, I am hoping to get into the March fcca classes and doing both at the same time. Has anyone out there done this and is it doable?
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  6. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    Thank you everyone for your input, all of this is still a learning process for me.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    I was never told about a "24 hour check" in school or when I had my two weeks of training so it's new to me. I work days so maybe our midnight shift does it. It's not often I see unsigned orders...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    KelRn215, Just to clarify, when an order is placed, our HUC inputs it into the system if its a lab, x-ray,ct, u/s or faxes the order to pharmacy if its a med then it goes on the MAR, I never said...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    NicuGal, we don't go throught the orders at change of shift, we just give report and do bedside rounds, but my last shift (the same day the manager told me this) I had charts with me and went over...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    Oh sorry student987, I meant orders that were written/received, I would never sign off for a med given or dressing change for someone else.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ordered to sign orders for previous 24 hours...for someone else
    hello everyone, looking for clarification. my manager has recently told me that if there are any orders that were not signed from the past 24 hours that i need to sign them even though i was not on...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Look out Baker College LPN to RN candidates!
    oh don't feel sorry for me, i look at it this way, god places people and situations at his discretion, so this for some reason needed to happen. a couple of months later i ended up getting a great...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. Look out Baker College LPN to RN candidates!
    I did apply, was accepted and received the acceptance letter in the mail, did my background check then got a phone call that the acceptance letter was a mistake and I was not accepted.
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. Penn Fosters Info Literacy help :)
    Thanks for the input. I just see the one credit hour class a waste of time, especially if you are transfering from another school. Everyone I know has had to write a paper for some sort of class or...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  15. Penn Fosters Info Literacy help :)
    Hello, I am interested in taking that class with Penn Foster myself because its cheaper, did you mean the test itself took 1.5 hours or the course and the tests took 1.5 hours?
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  16. Look out Baker College LPN to RN candidates!
    "I am in the Baker PN program, how do you think the students feel that started off at Baker from start to finish then they have to compete with people from other schools? We have a nursing portfolio...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. What is a potassium challenge exactly?
    It was the IV postassium, when I asked one nurse she looked at me like I had two heads now I know why. I think you are right about them not knowing. Thanks for the insight.
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. thin female hair
    i understand how you feel i have thinning hair as well. i use make up on my thinner areas, i havenít quite got to the point to where i feel the need to cover my head, i know itís on its way and i...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. What is a potassium challenge exactly?
    Hello everyone, can someone explain to me what exactly a potassium challenge is? I am new to the hospital setting and have a year and a half under my belt as a nurse mostly in a nursing home/rehab...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    Thank you KateRN1 for the manual it is definately informative, I also went to the CMS website and reviewed the updated HHABN form which now I know the agency is using an outdated general ABN form...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    Well after speaking to the other field nurse (RN) I was told that we use the ABN form to serve a dual purpose; as an ABN and EDN (and she stated this was not an accurate form). Ok so it must not be...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    Can someone tell me if the ABN form needs to be presented by the RN who does the soc & discharge OASIS or is it legal for me as an LPN to present a blank one to the pt and should the information such...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    Thank you KateRN for validating this, I have been struggling with this for some time. The DON who is the owner of the company does the SOC's, Recerts etc for all my pts when I bring back the signed...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    thanks for the responses so quickly, i have stressed about this for months now, i walk around with a lump in my throat thinking that i am not adequate, i feel like i am in this abusive cycle that i...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. nightmare HHA to work for (long vent)
    hello everyone, i have been an lpn for a little over one year now and have been with a very small hha since feb of this year. when i started i was not trained like i was promised, they gave me a...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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