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  1. Is it worth it?
    Not to sound "old" but when you're 18, everything seems like it's forever. I have changed jobs about every two years all my working life. Now I know, that's not everyone's style, but don't say "I...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. LPN charge nurse position
    how did it go??
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. LPN charge nurse position
    It depends...is this a Charge Nurse of a unit? Probably not, if you're brandy new. In my nursing home the charge nurse is more like a unit manager, on the day shift. All the grunt work, paperwork,...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. LPN trying to Become RN
    student loans and agency nursing. make your own schedule.
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  5. LPN with PTSD....afraid to go back to work
    taking a LOA is NOT "giving up". You have had a severe trauma, your mind and body is telling you to rest. Get the help you need first, then you can keep on truckin.
    May 13, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. GDR's, what has been your experience?
    I have spoken to our pharmacist about this and he says the dose reduction is a state mandated plan to have people on the lowest dose of psych meds that will work. He said if the dose reduction cause...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Newly Licensed LPN looking for a Job in NYC
    look up Archcare, they are a network of LTC's in the NY area. Also, craigs list. there are LOTS of jobs and they will train you.
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Not so excited to start my bridge program
    LOVE your GD avatar! Huge fan here! :) xoxoxoxo I too am studying for my RN, but it's going to take me 2 years, doing one class at a time so I can keep working as an agency LPN and make my work...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. Scrub Warm-Up Jacket That is Actually Warm
    Healing Hands 6555 V-neck Cardigan & Healing Hands Scrubs at UniformAdvantage.comPeaches Med Couture Gold 8658 Scrub Jacket | Peaches Scrubs Peaches Med Couture Gold 8658 Scrub Jacket | Peaches...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Scrub Warm-Up Jacket That is Actually Warm
    Healing Hands 6555 V-neck Cardigan & Healing Hands Scrubs at UniformAdvantage.comere's one that is more sweater-like. I know what you mean, especially in the summer when the air is on! I have...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Confused on lpn scope of practice
    In NY, RN's write the care plan do the initial assessment. LPN's can update a care plan. Whoever gets the admit is stuck with it, which is why change of shift admits get the RN supes so mad! Is it...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Please, someone tell me how to stay out of trouble and keep my job.
    LTC seems to be a hotbed for 'getting in trouble' over the little things yet they ignore the big problems, like staffing ratios and lack of supplies. I can't seem to grasp that mentality nor do I...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. work there after being fired?
    thanks everyone. I decided to tell the agency the whole story and they were very understanding and accommodating. I'm getting lots of work else where :)
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  14. need tips for success
    great advice! I have so far been pretty lucky, but walking rounds would be a huge help! It IS hard to find things when you can't even open all of the coded doors! Thanks again..
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. need tips for success
    I just started agency nursing and am finding it difficult to get organized. Walking into a new situation and being expected to pick it up and run is hard! SO, to all of you agency veterans, what...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  16. Why do CNA's get low pay for the hard labor that they do?
    Yes, the work is very physically demanding, yes they bust their butts, And, some get much higher pay. In upstate NY they start at 12/hour and I know some who earn up to 18/hour with preceptor and...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. work there after being fired?
    I was terminated from a facility 2 years ago, worked elsewhere since then and now am going to an agency. The agency works extensively with the facility that fired me. Can or should I go and work...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  18. I do not want to give up
    are you sure about missing 52 hours? my program allowed us to miss 12 and those had to be made up in the lab. it sounds like you have too much on your plate right now. hope it all works out !...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. NY state LPN to BSN?
    I already have a BA and am an LPN in a pre-nursing program at my local community college. Will graduate with an AS in nursing. Just wondering is there any such thing as LPN to BSN in NY? Or do you...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  20. Need Some Advice on Credit Challenging
    I'm in the same boat. I think you could pass the 100 levels with studying. My school provides study guides, ask if yours does. The 200 level will be much more challenging, I'm surprised they allow...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. Worried...
    You and the facility will get "in trouble" if you screw up while the state is there. I understand what your preceptor is saying, but it's not a good way to train someone. Honestly, I don't think...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Staffing
    not sure what state you are in but the staffing ratios are notoriously low in LTC. Yours is a bit crazy, but if they said you're going to get tagged, then the admin better step up. We have 1 or two...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. respect between CNAs and Nurses
    I am interested in your problem because I was just searching for "nurses get no respect from CNA's" and your question came up. Not funny 'haha' but sad funny. At my facility, it seems the CNA's...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Good nurse vs bad nurse
    there are definitely NOT enough hours in the day and there never will be. all you can do is your best. I never feel like a "complete failure" because I always do my best. Sure some days I don't...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Holiday gifts for CNAs
    pens and highlighters are always appreciated. bath and body works has hand sanitizer in tiny bottles usually for a dollar! Last year they also had holders for those bottles which can be attached to...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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