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  1. Multiple jobs???
    I work 8 hours, 7 days a week. Been doing it a month now, I'm pretty tired :/
    Apr 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Summer Job Woes
    Stop telling them it's for the summer... You're not cutting ties. Let them know you have something else going on and you loved the time spent there and you'd like them to consider you in the...
    Mar 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Pay rate for new LPN grads
    Georgia - SNF - $17-$20 per hour
    Mar 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Pre employment urine drug screen for nursing home, will they test for alcohol?
    Alcohol is not illegal and I doubt that they will even mention it to you. But was drinking like a goose the night before a good idea? Always expect a drug test without warning, employers are...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Is it too late for me?
    Doesnt the NCLEX have a date where you must complete the program again?
    Mar 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Do you stop your medpass to "watch a pt"?
    Delegate to a CNA or like someone else said - park them in a geri chair in the hall. Another good idea - have them taken to ALL activities, that way they are watched and stimulated.
    Mar 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. How Often Do You Check...?
    I have 20 blood pressure meds to give. And I have to pass meds to 36 residents and 3 g-tubes. I have 2 hours too technically be finished.I would be giving 8am meds until 2pm :/ normally on the MAR it...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Geriatric Nurse show "Getting On"....have you watched?
    Reminds me of the show on Netfix "Derek" with Ricky Gervais. Comedic but heart warming bits.
    Mar 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Virginia Law LPN Administering TB Tests
    Man thats crazy! Whats more simple than a PPD?
    Mar 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Preparing for resident death
    When I found my first dead resident it was one I liked very much. He went from wearing a suit to dinner to dead in 2 weeks, quite fast down hill. I cried my eyes out in the bathroom. Then I was fine...
    Mar 7
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Orientation Day Tomorrow!
    All orientations are different. I had one that was 3 days ling consisting of learning and on the job stuff. I had another where we sat in a education room for 3 days straight! Then 4 days with a...
    Mar 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. New Grad LPN: Job Hunt
    I'm in Georgia. the week after my NCLEX I put in about 12 job applications in LTC, hospice, and publc health. By tge next week, 9 of them had called to interview. I was able to pick my top choices.
    Mar 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Don't be that Nurse
    I work in LTC with CNA's and I'm a new nurse but I'm courteous to all my CNA's since that was me for 3 years. I try to complement my residents on the care. Like my CNA took the time to french braid a...
    Feb 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Not Being Respected as a CNA
    Honey, at my old CNA job even the maids were paid more and looked down on us. All you can do is say to hell with them. You're not there for them, you're there for the residents and patients.
    Feb 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. In Ohio thinking of STNA for part time job
    Oh lol. I've never heard of that acronym. Anyway, I dont like when people become a CNA for just a job. To really take care of all their needs you have to WANT to take the bad with with the good....
    Feb 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. RN - Crushing medications
    Our facility crushes all separately then combine them in 1 cup. UNLESS its tube meds, then flush separately. Ask your policy director.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
    God bless you. That is an act of love.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. In Ohio thinking of STNA for part time job
    Whats STNA stand for?
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Tell me how your instructors handled oral care in the lab
    We used dentures But in feeding we did feed each other. I pray to God I'm always able to feed myself.
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. first 2 days orientation question>
    Wow you are overly scared! Let me tell you what neglect is: clocking out knowing all the residents are in wet diapers, not caring to check bed alarms, talking on the phone when you should be...
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. PRN /1hr before call? Cnas pls
    Wait so you were working that day and they asked you to come 1 hour early?
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. NEW CNA: Running behind on workload! Feel awful!
    Seriously a bed bath for everyone - everyday?! Realistically speaking, I bet many of your co-workers are lying about doing those everyday, lol. But dont you lie! I believe you can do it all...
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Rejection email after CNA interview at school's hospital. Confused & Upset
    When I worked as a manager in retail. I know it sounds bad but I had a lot to do and taking application calls annoyed me. Calling once is fine, it jept names in my head. To this day I know random...
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Rejection email after CNA interview at school's hospital. Confused & Upset
    I know its heart breaking! I was dumped from a dream LPN job Tuesday and I really felt I gave it my all. But the reality is I was against like 10 other nurses,some with a lot of exp. But today I...
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Failed Nclex 2 times, Please help.
    I took NCLEX in January. Know your delegation. Know your diabetic care. Know the big disease processes like COPD, Stroke and Heart Failure. Know maintaining safety of patients and residents:...
    Feb 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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