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  1. Parkinsons or pain?
    He gets sinemet three times a day. I can't remember the exact dose... but AM dose is higher than the PM doses. So maybe that could help if we adjust so he's getting a higher dose in the evening. I'll...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Parkinsons or pain?
    Hello all! I float between 7-3 and 3-11 shifts, and the staff for each shift are about to have an all-out war with each other over one of our patients. As the pacifist of the Dementia Unit, I am...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Is this common?
    I work nights and that's about my ratio. One CNA, me, and 40 patients. During the day it's 2 nurses and 2 CNAs. It's super tough. The 6am med pass has me in cold sweats, especially when I realize...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. how are med passes possible on time?!?!?
    Thank you tyvin. It feels a little better knowing...at the very least...I'm not alone in being shocked and overwhelmed. I just hope it gets better--or at least that I learn my patients--soon. Our...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. how are med passes possible on time?!?!?
    I'm on week 3 at an LTC/rehab center and I just want to know... where do I purchase the time machine that all the experienced nurses must have to get their work done on time??? I'll be working the...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    thank you! luckily a lot of my downtime during school was spent toileting, etc, so I'm definitely willing to help out on any of that! in fact, i'm worried that i'm going to be more comfortable with...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    Thank you!!!!!!!!
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    Thank you so much everybody. this is really some great advice and is calming me down immensely. And I'm definitely noticing themes in the advice, so I will definitely be sure to review charts, ask...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. First job! How can I be a great LTC RN?
    So I accepted an offer for an LTC facility, working on the night shift (which has me SO freaked out). I swear to you all: I did well in school, I passed NCLEX with flying colors, and I have spent the...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    Hey, thanks all for the replies! I was really just so worked up (not even mad, just... man it's stressful!) Anyway, I waited until Monday and then called them. I did a friendly, "Hi there, we...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. can't you just call me if you say you will?!
    I'm sorry. this is more of a rant than anything else. and i know i'm lucky to even have made it as far as interviews as a new grad with an ADN. buuuut: i had an interview on Monday. It was 3 hours...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. new job/new grad/night shift
    Yes, thank goodness the training is during the day. She said it's specifically to ensure that I get experience with the day stuff, esp in post-acute. And they do lots of inservices specifically at...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. new job/new grad/night shift
    Thanks for the feedback KJM-RN, even if it made my palms sweaty! I definitely don't think I could turn down the position over this--not with the job market the way it is! But I want to make sure I'm...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. new job/new grad/night shift
    I am a new grad with an ADN, and interested in LTC/gerontology/hospice. I had a really good interview at an LTC facility in my dream location. It has post-acute care onsite as well as hospice and...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Is it ok to wear nail polish to a interview?
    My nails are perpetually ratty looking, so I actually go out of my way to put a nice neutral polish on them! I usually try to do a French manicure look, since I think that looks cleanest and most...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. The importance of an address
    Update from the OP (me!): I had my interview yesterday and got an offer! When I interviewed, I brought up the address thing, apologizing for the confusion. She said that she gets a lot of people...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Shutdown
    Thank you for sharing your story. The more perspectives I hear from real people being affected by the shutdown, the more furious/baffled I am at our government.
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. The importance of an address
    For those of you, like me, who are sending out resumes for the first time: be aware of the address at the top of your resume/cover letter if you're applying to different regions. I live in NYC,...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Licensure via endorsement (reciprocity). A couple minor qs
    Thank you!
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Application question
    Thank you so much for replying! I think I'm just so scared of doing anything that will even remotely make them think twice about me.
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Application question
    I just started filling out (yet another) application, and they ask me to give my Liability insurance info. This would be my first nursing job, and I haven't gotten new insurance since school....
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Licensure via endorsement (reciprocity). A couple minor qs
    Hello Beautiful Massachusetts! I submitted my application for licensure by endorsement last week and yesterday saw that they charged my card. Does anyone have an idea (preferably from personal...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. Resume review request--anyone care to take a gander??
    Thanks Spritualrn! On my abbreviated version of the resume, I did take out the high school information. That's usually the version that gets sent out. I'll consider removing the license info as...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. Monroe Community Hospital (Rochester)
    Hello! I am a new grad with an ADN (planning to advance that degree asap) living in New York City. I've always planned on moving out of the city so I'm looking at my options now. High on my...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  25. KAPLAN VS NCLEX
    I agree it was very similar. I really liked Kaplan. The questions were very similar and the layout is similar as well. I thought the Kaplan questions didn't have enough SATAs, hotspot questions,...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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