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  1. Never before have I been so disrespected by co-workers in the workplace
    I work in a rehab facility. Many of our patients are LTC and many are there for PT/OT and sent home. We also have patients on ventilators and those who have trachs. Our patients are more critical...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    Ok, so now I hate my job even more. I left a job I mostly liked because I wasn't getting enough hours to survive on. Then I end up with this turd of a job. Then I find out that there's this night...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I currently work in a LTC. The facility is a little different - we're not your typical "old folks home". We have a ventilator unit and most of our patients are there temporarily for SNF and pt/ot....
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Newbie with mileage
    I've worked LTC for the past 2 years and many times I've felt like a servant. In nursing school, I felt like you do - and there are those nurses you can tell who are on the verge of burn out and...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. First Nursing Pay
    I was an LPN when I got my first nursing check in June 2011 (yes, I'm new :P ). I used it to buy school clothes for my little girl, pay for daycare, and put it savings for when I started the RN...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. new nurse anxiety/mistakes
    Everyone forgets things. Life happens - especially on a hospital floor or LTC facility. Pts are demanding. Things need done. Sometimes things get missed and no one is perfect. What works for me...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How do you get everything done on time??
    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I worked in LTC for almost 2 years before burning out - I'm not a burn out as a nurse but the only way I will go back to LTC is if my life depends on it. My school...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Have you ever been asked to bring something to an interview?
    Glad it went so well! Would it be possible for you to post a photo of this box? I'm friends with someone who just became a part-time nursing instructor and she's looking for project ideas. Thanks!
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. Cant believe the nurse did.....
    When I was working at a LTC facility, a new employee, an RN, was hired on for nights - she had been an RN for 20+ years and it was obvious she was burnt out. Very negative about orders, saying things...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Sign on bonuses
    There's only travel agencies and LTC facilities offering sign on bonuses in my area. I haven't seen a hospital offer a sign on bonus in I-don't-know-when. And the LTC facilities that offer them are...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you think my boss is going to fire me? Advice please!
    Well...the DON said she wouldn't report that I was terminated to the BON. I guess my state (Iowa) just requires you let them know when your employment ends. I went online to the IBON website and...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Lost my job, my husband went off the deep end, and I can't stop crying
    Thanks for all the support, everyone. We have seen a therapist as a couple twice now and it has helped me but he says he doesn't "like someone telling (him) how to act or feel". Don't know where he's...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Job Interview help!
    I have a job interview on Thursday and need advice. It's at a small town hospital (in the town I live) but even so I'd like to be prepared as possible. I've had my LPN since June 2011 and my RN...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. Was reprimanded and told to resign.  Advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
    I didn't get a chance to read all the responses, but I can tell you I know how you feel. Something very similar happened to me. I worked as an RN charge nurse at a LTC and rehab SNF facility for...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. just venting out.I know lots of you can relate.
    Believe me, I know how you feel. A lot of it depends on the work environment. I feel like nursing homes/long term care facilities breed more gossip. In my last job, I worked at a nursing home and the...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Lost my job, my husband went off the deep end, and I can't stop crying
    Two months ago, my husband informed me he was very unhappy with his life and has contemplated suicide. I got him into see a therapist but obviously things aren't going to fix themselves over night....
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. To get a job as a RN.
    I hate to say it, but you might have to get experience in a less desirable area before working at a hospital. I graduated in may as well and though the local hospitals always have RN openings, they...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Do you think my boss is going to fire me? Advice please!
    Yes, the md was notified of the fall per facility policy. The poa listed on the chart was called as well, but I left a message on her answering machine as she didn't answer. The nurse who worked the...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Do you think my boss is going to fire me? Advice please!
    Please, people...I'm going in tomorrow morning!
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Do you think my boss is going to fire me? Advice please!
    Background: I am a new grad RN. Graduated with my RN in may, received my LPN in may of 2011. I currently work in a LTC facility though I have considered other jobs because the facility where is...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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