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  1. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I graduated when dinosaurs walked the earth in '72 and worked 8's, I did try a few 12's, but now at my age forget it. We recently lost a nurse who fell asleep on the way home. I really do not think...
    Jun 2
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    It continues to be a problem, staffing is VERY low, often NO techs. By the time the RN comes around the first time it can be as late as 9:30 or 10. So that's 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours before the patient...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPN Job in Athens GA
    I just saw this on the ARMC web site there is an LPN job at the hospital as an MEDICATION RECONCILIATION nurse. Not sure if I've posted in the right area but for all those GA LPN's it's worth a...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  4. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    I did go to staffing and got a less than positive response, since then I've not gotten any shifts even though there is a patient.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    The problem is some of the units are short staffed and they have no unit sect'y or techs. I do understand that it is a busy time, but we do need to get out of the room away from these pt's and I NEED...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    Right now I'm working as a patient sitter and we have 4 or 8 hour shifts, I work the 3-11 shift and all other staff works 12's. The problem being that the middle of my shift is 7p. I understand that...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses Protest Dress Code Changes
    I graduated from nursing school during the dinosaur era and as a student it was a really ugly light blue dress, hose (pre-pantyhose) and cap. After graduation it was all white, I was thrilled when...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I LOVE 3-11:30, I can sleep in if I need to, have plenty of daylight hours to do things and then go to work. I can't do nights, I've tried and it's not me, it actually made me physically ill.
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has anyone tried team nursing? Opinions?
    OK so I''m old enough to have worked in a team nursing environment and I loved it, we only had LPN's and RN's no aids,techs etc. The new grad LPN's did the patient care until they could take their...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals
    Medical Technologists are nationally licensed.
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals
    I'm all for a national licensure and have been for years, however, I doubt it would happen anytime soon, it's a money maker for the states.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. If a phlebotomist corrected you on order of draw, what would you do?
    I worked in clinic's for years and we always checked with the lab as often they would change tube colors on us. About 2 years ago I took a pleb course and took a national exam...that order of draw is...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. RN's forced to do CNA work
    What a rare opportunity you had, to sit and observe the patient for a whole shift. I worked as a patient sitter for a year. Often when I needed a break it was the RN who filled in and they were glad...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Are there any LPN's not going for RN?
    At my age 61 nearly 62 I have no desire to go back. The areas of nursing I enjoyed most were clinic nursing and rarely do they hire RN's.
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Uniforms
    Hmmm sounds like my school...I guess were showing our age...LOL.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing
    I agree with the OP, I've watched this happen over the last 40 years. First they ran us (LPN/LVN) out of the hospital setting and replaced us with CNA or Techs who've had a minimum of 4 weeks of task...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Lpns in the er
    It will depend on the state you live in, many many rural hospitals still utilize LPN/LVN's. Especially those states who allow them to preform IVP's, hang blood etc.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Why don't people take LPNs seriously?
    There have been so many similar threads about the LPN/LVN. I went to school when dinosaurs walked the earth and graduated from PN school in 1972 (where's my old person with cane emoticon). Back then...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. LTC facility, can an LPN adjust TPN?
    Call your BON right away - that's what they are there for. The scope of practice for LPN/LVN's is so varied from state to state the only way to get a reliable answer is from your BON.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. My Personal Experiences Prior To Attending The LVN Program
    Another great article - Thanks. While I'm still an LPN will remain so, when I went to school it was in a very very rural central Oregon area and we had to go to the main campus for the theory classes...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  21. CEs for LPNs
    Your BON will dictate what and how many CE's you need. For example here in GA they are not required, however, I maintain my license in OH via online CE's and must conform to what the BON requires,...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    The LPN scope of practice is as varied as how many states we have. While this link might not be truely up to date, it certainly outlines the differences in scope of practice:...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Thanks, Commuter!
    Ditto here, Commuter your the best :yeah:
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What is it like to work in a clinic?
    I worked rural and I mean RURAL (remote) Family Practice and we had cradle to grave care for a community of 15,000 or so an I loved it.
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. Uniforms
    I would have LOVED to have been able to wear scrubs of any color.... My face has been blurred to hide my ID just in case anyone is still alive :lol2:...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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