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  1. First shift tomorrow!
    That's great! Congratulations. It is wonderful that you feel comfortable with the team. I'm a new grad myself, and I am now a full-time nurse in LTC. Just remember that every day will be...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Got No Job? Come be an RN !
    My favorite teacher in nursing school told me the very first day, that "nurses aren't payed enough for what they have to go through. Yes, for me, the paycheck is nice. But is does take a right fit...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How do I stop getting my feelings hurt?
    You know, I get the same impression where I work. I'm a newbie, and the oldies don't like it. It's like a 'territorial' thing. Funny how human nature, isn't it? So, I try to tune out the...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Need some encouraging words as new grad in LTC
    I agree! I'm a new grad RN and I'm just happy to have a full-time job. It's overwhelming, starting in LTC, but also a gift. We're in it, doing it!
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. LTC in Charge of 35.  Helpful advice?
    Thank you so much ladies. Your advice will surely help me gain confidence and a system. I hope to be an asset to the place where I am working. I am working on a sheet to bring to work tomorrow to...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. LTC in Charge of 35.  Helpful advice?
    Thanks for all of your advice. I came home tonight after shadowing and learning meds along with a the charge nurse and I am FREAKING out. I have the highest intentions of doing the best job possible,...
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. LTC in Charge of 35.  Helpful advice?
    Yes, I will be in charge of all medications. I am trying to get to know all the residents first, to remember who is diabetic and needs meds before meals, who is on coumadin, metroprolol, who needs...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Hyperglycemia Question
    Use your sliding scale with your fast asting insulin to lower your BG. Drink lots of non-sugar fluids to also help along with the insulin to flush out sugar and get you re-hydrated. Sugar take a...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  9. LTC in Charge of 35.  Helpful advice?
    I am orienting to a facility where I will be in charge day shift, and am a little overwhelmed and haven't even been on the floor yet. I am currently figuring out how to strategize with time...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How many residents do you care for Per Shift?
    Thank you for this recent post. I am orienting to a facility where I will be in charge day shift, and am a little overwhelmed and haven't even been on the floor yet. I am currently figuring out...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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