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  1. Some Insight Please...
    You don't need a license for this level of admin. (At least where I am in New York). I just recently did the same thing in my community. My ED left for another position, and I applied for hers. I...
    May 11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  2. Racial Refusals In Nursing This just happened in a city near me. Not a good situation at all. I feel it was very wrong to reassign the nurses. It's very difficult to...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Annoying female coworker conversations
    I like to talk about my motorcycle. And music, books, movies. I had enough of my kids at home. It's nice to talk to people about other things besides my family. Love them to pieces, but I go to work...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Undermined by administration
    I think it does. I can't seem to stay out of it. I am really enjoying this new position and jumped in with all I got. It's not without challenges, but I know that I will be stronger for having dealt...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Management
  5. any leadership and management books?
    Not a nursing book, but an excellent leadership book, "the no @sshole rule" by Robert I sutton. It isn't vulgar, and explains why no other word will work in place of that one. It's my favorite. He...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nurse Management
  6. Undermined by administration
    Just wanted to update this thread. The cubicle became to boring to bear, and the temp contract (thankfully) was not going to be renewed. I am now the DON at an Alzheimer's/dementia assisted living...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nurse Management
  7. Young mom, nursing school
    I was 22 when I started school. I ended up pregnant during the first semester. And then again five months after my son was born. I had two babies back to back amid clinicals and exams and stress. It...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. CNA ADL training
    The first thing I did as an MDS dept leader was to cut down the CNA documentation. The RN doing the MDS had a difficult enough time with ambulation vs locomotion. I needed the late loss info directly...
    Jan 14
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  9. First DON job!
    Thanks for the reply. I plan to spend some time getting to know the staff and the policies. We had a deficiency free survey, so there was no new plan of correction to go over. I want to see the old...
    Jan 12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. First DON job!
    O excited to be starting my first DON job. It's a small Alzheimer's assisted living community. I think it's going to be a great place for me to learn the role. What was your biggest challenge as a...
    Jan 12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  11. Just Rude!
    Sorry. Wasn't clear. It's unprofessional to NOT issue a letter.
    Jan 7
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. Just Rude!
    I agree. I've had interviews and been called back for a second, then hear nothing for weeks! I called HR and left a voicemail "just touching base as we spoke two weeks ago ..." And still no return....
    Jan 7
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. Assisted living director of nursing interview
    I have an interview Monday for a director of Nursing position at a 54 bed residential facility for dementia and Alzheimer's population. I have extensive SNF experience, but not this lower level of...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. Nursing career advice
    I finished my BS last year. I want to start my MS next year. I'm currently looking for a job, so classes now would only complicate matters. The MS I want focuses specifically on nursing leadership...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Nursing career advice
    I feel the CNS is being phased out on favor of the NP. Informatics is trending upward and will be very useful. I think I'm going for administration, myself. 2015. Good luck to you
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. "Getting on" on HBO
    The second episode was great. Those BOOTS! Had me laughing how could she work like that?
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. "Getting on" on HBO
    I was just wondering if anyone else had seen the new HBO show "Getting on", and what you thought about it. There are some funny moments, but mostly I just feel sad. I think I feel sad because to me,...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. The Cons of Working in Long Term Care
    Exactly why I left SNFs. This list only scratches the surface of what's wrong with long term care. Working at these places has made me regret ever becoming a nurse. I left feeling defeated and...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Getting over a bad experience
    I have been away from a bad job for over two months. I am doing well in my new position and should feel better. In some ways things are great, but I still find that I have terrible dreams at night,...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    Sound like Rolling Hills Asylum. That's in NY. It was an asylum and then a nursing home. My friend has pictures of shadowy figures and voices on tape. The batteries drained out of her camera and...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What does your username mean?
    Savoy Truffle is a song on the B side of the Beatles White album. It's about candy and rotten teeth. "You'll have to have them all pulled out after the savoy truffle" like it's the sweetest,...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Co-worker leaving - What's our responsibility?
    I can empathize with your colleague for not wanting her manager to know she is looking elsewhere. I wanted to be forthcoming with my plane s and it backfired for me. I told my DON that I was...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Six weeks out - never been so happy
    I had unused vacation days - so I got a check for a few weeks while looking for a new job. It wasn't much. I lived off savings and my husband paid all the bills. I grew up in a big family and I am...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Six weeks out - never been so happy
    I quit my job six weeks ago. I hated every second of that job. The day I walked out, I felt like I had finally come up for air. Nearly a years worth of anger, anxiety, and frustration ended in that...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. nursing (humans) vs animal jobs
    I first went to college for an associate of applied science degree in veterinary science technology with plans to go to Cornell for Vet school. It's very very tough. I worked with some great vets. I...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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