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  1. New to PDN
    The last two companies I worked for, it was against company policy to use laptops, tablets, etc. so I can't really offer much advice. Oddly enough, they didn't care if you brought books to read or...
    10:00 am
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Refused admission
    Many nursing homes will not accept or keep residents with certain behaviors. I work at one that accepts EVERYTHING, but some nursing homes do not accept yellers, overly combative people etc. If...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. New to PDN
    In my experience, the majority of PDN patients that require IV fluids or frequent blood draws have PICCs , CVCs, or other more permanent forms of IV access. I don't think starting IVs is a very...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. New to PDN
    Found it: 16782 Also for vents, you can find most vent instruction manuals and even some videos on the interweb once you know the company and model number.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. New to PDN
    I've done PDN for almost 5 years and I am returning to it after a break to get one year's recent facility experience. I have an EXCELLENT assessment tool that I took with me everywhere for peds...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    I think regardless of your religious beliefs or lack there of, most people can agree that this would be a freaking awful law to pass. Our job is not to judge who is "deserving" of our care. We...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Looking for advice for LTC
    I come from a family of LTC nurses. Between us, we have over 30 years experience in LTC. I'm sorry to say that this is in general, the norm. In my current position, I am the only nurse in the...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Best agencies and PD companies in Nashville?
    Just an update, Favorites called me the same day that I filled out the online application and we did a short phone interview. According to the phone call, they only staff LTC facilities and require...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  9. How to survive in LTC
    Because your license is always threatened. At least it is here. Starting in nursing school, we were threaten and brow beaten with loss of license. Once you get out of school, DONs generally...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    I worked with a nurse who got suspended for three days for posting a pic of herself holding/showing a gun that she legally owned on FB. A family member of a resident saw it, called and complained to...
    Dec 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    I somehow found myself in a four on two off rotation night position. I get one weekend off every six weeks and get put on call for nurses and CNAs every other weekend I get off. I will never work...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    My mom left (retired early) because of the physical toll; after 25 years of LTC nursing she literally physically couldn't do it any more. My sis left because she was summarily fired by a local LTC...
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Medical Emergency and Abandonment
    I just had an incident with this. I work at a place with only one nurse in the building on certain shifts and I had to leave d/t a medical emergency. It took about twenty minutes to find someone to...
    Dec 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Best agencies and PD companies in Nashville?
    Hey all, I am in the process of moving to Nashville and I was wondering about staffing agencies and private duty agencies in the area. I'd be interested to know pay rates, benefits, and any...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  15. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Hence the qualifier: "most likely". I am sure some students do pass without special treatment. My complaint is that the CPNE is supposed to be given on an even playing field and obviously isn't,...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. question about FCCA
    The FCCA format has changed since you took it. The paper format went bye-bye and now it consists of two computer based "courses" that can be taken together or separately. I took both together and...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Congrats. I wasn't so lucky, but taking the test a two sites was very eye opening. I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for EC. At the time, the CPNE pass rate was 61%; it is 59%...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    Someone on here commented that she believed the grading of care plans to be subjective. I'll just say that I didn't fail one care plan in Utica and failed 2 in Albany. I only took Sheri Taylor...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  19. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    No. On the bright side, I landed a great LPN job and now I don't have to decide if I'm going to sit for the RN NCLEX.
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    As promised, here is my comparison of the Utica testing site (St. Lukes) and Albany (Albany Medical Center). I tested in Utica in February of 2013 and Albany in April of 2013. Travel...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Okay, I'm having a rare moment of nosiness. I've seen several of your posts about the CPNE; did you pass it? I'm taking it this weekend for the second time myself....
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    I do recommend it (I think). I'll let you know after Monday when I complete my second attempt at the CPNE. :D All kidding aside, I thought it was a great program and perfect for my needs. I...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. About to throw in the towel!!!
    It sad to see that seniority doesn't mean crap anymore, but it doesn't. You could just quit but would probably end up in the same situation at a new place. New grads are cheaper and that outweighs...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What does 90 probation really mean?
    In theory it is a time where either one of you can terminate your employment without notice or reason. However, if you leave your probationary period without notice, good luck getting your next job....
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. FCCA pass rate?
    The paper FCCA pass rate was 98% but the data regarding the new format has not been released yet (at least not that I can find). Based on the "I failed the FCCA posts" in various forums, something...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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