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  1. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    I looked this up and they seem to want a BSN.....I am in Texas.:o))
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    Sounds like cheap skates!
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  3. Doctors disrespect Male nurses.
    I think it is mostly the personality of the Dr. The different culture of many of the foreign Dr. are reserved. It takes a long time to get warmed up by them. I don't think that any Dr has a...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Wrote up a CNA, but I was the one who got the boot!
    In a NH the CNA is the backbone of the group. Hopefully you will have a good group. One thing that always worked with me is to praise your girls/guys as much as possible and help them when they...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Home Health RNs: mileage reimbursement?
    LOL yes on this I agree get milage up front!!!!..when I was doing full time HH I put 12-16,000 a/yr on mine and just take ALL of it off at the end of the yr.
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Home Health RNs: mileage reimbursement?
    You also have one other option. Negotiate your salary with 1/200.00 more than offered to cover monthly expenses. I was doing home heath for the 5/9 yrs here in Dallas. I am an "agency nurse,travel...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Help!! What's wrong with my resume?
    Ok if you would like to contact me I will give you a sample of my resume.....Yours is like mine was. For 30+ yrs I used mine but finally got called on it by a recruiting outfit and how the employees...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My Breaking Point!
    I am a 35 yr LVN and have worked 6/8 yrs in NH. One thing I have never doubted is the CNAs are very over worked. They are also the backbone of any Hospital/Nursing Home. You will find burned out...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Hospital bullying?
    Oh my could I tell you some stories on this subject. Have no fear there is a silver lining!. I am an LVN for 35 yrs. Approx. 30 yrs were spent in the hospitals at various times. I have done...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. salary of RN-BSN/MSN
    It sounds like you need to leave Georgia. I truly did not know they paid that badly. They start LVNs with experience out with more than that here. Agency is another option but it sounds like poor...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Medication Errors
    It's good that you bit the bullet and then learn from any mistakes.... I have done mostly hospital my 35 yrs as an LVN. I have done Clinic on an off over the yrs with Immunization,allergy etc. But...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Floating? I need your comments!
    LOL that's funny to still see that attitude. I know when I was full time before going agency you had on occasion someone like that where you worked. The majority of the time we are thankful that...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. NPO for surgery
    That being said, I was a patient recently and was waiting in pre-op when I heard quite the commotion (well not really commotion but discussion between multiple people for a while), an older man's...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Did I do the wrong thing by holding my residents coumadin dose?
    This is where nursing judgement comes in. Standard protocol for INR is 2-3- no change. The Dr always has a protocol. Do you not have a copy of that? If you do not, have him send you a copy. This...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Fired for writing a nursing order?
    I hope you have a job all lined up before you move out to Ca. I just came back from there on a VA Contract after 11 mos.(LVN). I would not want to be out there with no income for very long. For...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Floating? I need your comments!
    Editor2rn I can give you some insight here(LVN)as I have floated to almost every floor in a large hospital. ICU,CCU,TELE,M/S,Ortho,Neuro,PP,nursery,Oncology,rehab. Some of these are not specialty...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Is magnet status hospitals shutting out all LVNs
    Kcmylorn all I can say is I am glad I have been an LVN in Texas for the last 35 yrs. There must have been a lot of hostile nurses somewhere. I can probably count on both hands the times I have seen...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. I'm throwing in the towel, as HARD as it is to say because I did fight the good fight
    Just a thought to pass on. Have you ever signed up for an agency or 2. In that you can find out what hospitals they go into. Pick and choose and give then what shift. Even if you did not work 4/5...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)
    I don't know where you are but I am in Dallas. I have been here almost 10 yrs and seen a big decline in the LVNs in the hospital. Presby,Baylor,HCA wont even hire LVN's. There are many less now in...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    Vanc is one of those meds that has to be timed out correctly. I did write you the protocol for Vac i think on pg 4...:o)) Your nurse friend was wrong in her statements. Now for any reason that...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    Once you have master the knowledge on Vanc it will be easier. The initial order is written by the Doctor to give Vanc. He might put a dose on it or he might do what most do and give the Pharmacy the...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Please Help - Need Advice re: Med Error
    Hello I am an LVN(35 yrs) and I feel for you on renewing your skills under the watchful eye. I have shadowed new RN grads at their request(I don't get tacky)...LOL and I see that same nervousness. ...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. LPN cancelled everywhere in AZ but GWCC
    Hi everyone if I might broaden the prospective a little...:o) I live in Texas and have been an LVN for 35 yrs. Until about the last 7/8 yrs here I have never had any problems having a job. I also...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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