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  1. Family says resident in pain when resident says no
    I explain to families that when a resident is alert and oriented I take their answers as the final say. I then explain to a family member that if I were to medicate them with a narcotic although they...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. How Often Do You Check...?
    I think along with many others, I would not object to doing work to keep residents safe. However, the necessity is questionable in a relatively stable population. For a dose change in BP meds I think...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Straight to the MSN, skip the BSN postlicensure?
    I did hear feedback from one nurse when I was researching programs that the MSN without the BSN might not satisfy hiring criteria at certain institutions (like some magnet hospitals), because of the...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  4. Hospice oriented staff position
    I'm in the MSN Patient Care Services Administration through Sacred Heart's on-line RN-MSN program.
    Mar 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. How to be a family member or patient
    It sounds like the things that you observed are indicative of overall substandard care. However, I think our facility does a great job in most ways and all of the above have probably happened at one...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. PDN to LTC
    If another LTC opportunity comes up, you shouldn't worry that it will hurt your future plans of a hospital job (based on my experience and geography). In the past year, three of my RN coworkers went...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Associates after Bachelors
    This post looks weird, I tried to reply to PMFB in the middle of the thread, but it shows up at the end. Oops. Thanks, if I were a number of years younger I might have pursued that option, I love...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Found a Peanut
    I started singing the song as soon as I read the thread title. Now I'll have to go and share it with others..... Glad you found something that works. You're doing special work there.
    Mar 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Associates after Bachelors
    I went back to school with both a BS and MS in molecular biology. When I was evaluated for the ADN program it was a little disappointing to see that not a single class from the MS was counted towards...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Hospice oriented staff position
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Capecodmermaid, I agree that a staff nurse position would always be the first choice for improving care. However, for academic reasons I need to make a new position,...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New grade RN vs Experienced RN?
    You have experience. That's doesn't expire and being a nurse is being a nurse, no matter what country (since you said the scope of practice was the same). However, I guess a gap in employment is...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Hospice oriented staff position
    I've been in my LTC facility a bit over two years now. In my current Master's program we're supposed to propose a new staff position for our unit and explore the feasibility/ benefits etc. I've...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. new job--3-11 supervisor--advice please!!
    Hope things have gone well for you so far. Depending on how much experience you had prior to starting, taking on the supervisor role can definitely be pretty intimidating. You're going to have nights...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Using the E Box for meds
    So sorry to hear that you encountered that situation. If people are not in the frame of mind to concentrate on what's most important, for whatever reason, there are many "reasonable" excuses that...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Soooo discouraged:( First Med Error
    I'm so sorry to hear you lost your job! And to lose your job for being too slow sounds ridiculous to me. I am the slowest around on a med pass- but I don't do them all that often now so that adds to...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    When I was in clinicals there was an LPN on the acute care floor where I was a student and it was like hitting the jackpot to be assigned to her for the night. She was fantastic. We were so...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Cheating in an FNP program
    I always used to think that people get what they deserve in the end. But reality is sometimes they don't. Some of the students that have cheated in the past have gone right on to pass whatever...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. When Is OUR Parade?
    As a society in general, we value being good looking, young and strong. You're rewarded for being any of those things- an athlete, a singer, an actor, etc. Why do we ask celebrities their opinion on...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Starting Salary for New Grad RN at LTC in NYC.
    JohnetteJJB, I'm not the original person you were asking for feedback, but I just wanted to tell you to take a breath and give yourself some time. It's going to be a little overwhelming for a while....
    Feb 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. New roommate on precautions
    Capecodmermaid, thanks, I was waiting for you to chime in! I guess my bigger concern was that while we could definitely keep the resident safe, we can't really reassure her of it. First, we can't...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. New roommate on precautions
    Thank you for the responses, I felt the whole situation was a problem that really should have been avoided. I'll be interested to find out next week how they handled it after I left, but I think it...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. group work in an online program
    Group projects, bane of my academic existence! It's gotten to the point where I almost immediately assign people things to do and then if they don't respond I do it myself. So far two of my five...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. New roommate on precautions
    Yesterday afternoon we had a new admission come in. The current resident in the room is alert and oriented, most of the time, very independent and a little angry/ paranoid about moving into long term...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Orientation for a new grad
    I had a great orientation, 10 shifts before I was on my own. However, I think it's really a quality over quantity sort of thing. Some aspects are just going to take time. Whether you've had 3 med...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. tips about new grad working in SNF-LTC please!!!
    Good luck. That's not a very long orientation but it seems standard, I'd probably ask if there's any way your facility would agree to an additional week, knowing you might not get it. Report will...
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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