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  1. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    A friend of mine says the ANA does not really follow thru on helping nurses, she says the organization not focused on nurse issues, regardless of the petition
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Job offer
    No insurance benefits! That's absurb! I would not take a career type job without insurance benefits. That is definetly a needed benefit unless you are on a spouse plan and can do without it.
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. LTC and loving it
    What does this mean?
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. For those working OR who have worked in LTC
    I work in a facility with the old style med cart too and the Medea, no computer, and sometimes I have all 44 residents on the floor to pass too. Try getting those residents who can on a pass Meds...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I had an experience that literally changed the way I think about our souls and afterlife. I saw my residents deceased husband standing beside her as she lay on the floor crying from her fall. No...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    Hi there, could you share your system, I would love to not make any more med errors, mine have been minor but scared someday could be major.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Rejected after 8 years of working for the company
    It seems harsh that they told you to leave after 2 med errors.....you worked there for 8 years...did they educate you for any med errors in those past 8 years? There must have been more than just 2...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Shaking Life up at 47
    I graduated 3 years ago, passed the nclex and have been a staff LPN at nursing home ever since. I am 48 yrs old. The program I was in was half students in their mid twenties and the rest were in...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  9. Death- your experiences
    I work in LTC, 3 years now, I am not calloused, I see myself as enlightened, death comes to us all, when a person is sick or old, comfort and pain meds help relieve any suffering so one can die more...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is your current LPN salary
    I live in upstate new York, small town, I recently got a small raise so now make $16.70 per,hour with vac, sick, and,personal days benefits and health cov, dental, vision, 401k, and i work 64 hrs per...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. This is a beautiful story....true or not
    Yes I believe it's true, sometimes god puts us where we are needed
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. This is a beautiful story....true or not
    Yes I believe it's true, sometimes god puts us where we are needed
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. First med error
    Wow you sure are harsh, most nurses are trying their best to be safe, but remember, we are human, things happen.
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. To BSN or not to BSN
    Why did you get your LPN license if you are not working as one? You said you are staying in retail, why on earth? LPN's gain valuable job experience that you can use for your RN job....just...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. New to nursing field - got fired after 2 months
    One thing I have not heard anyone mention is this...because I witnessed this any times...watch your attitude when you are new, if you want the experienced nurses and experienced aides to show you the...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New to nursing field - got fired after 2 months
    I did! I met my Linda, for real! I was also very new 3 years ago, straight out of school into LTC and she was and is always patient with me, she taught me all the shortcuts, I still work with Linda...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Best ideas on how to prepare financially for nursing school
    The way I will do it is to first pay all my debts and then save for the tuition for community college classes a few at a time..pay as I go, workfulltime and attend only 2 classes at a time, it will...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  18. Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude
    Keep on trying looks like the angels are with you you must be doing something right
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    I wanna work where you work
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    Nope, if a patient needs pain med I address it, even if not mine, I would step in and find the nurse assigned to the pt to make the request or give it if the nurse if off the unit after...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    I know what you mean, and most of the aides on my floor and in the building make more than I do as an LPN....they will always be ahead of me in pay...but they deserve the pay
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    I like the idea of a lead aide person, we have that now but it's not official..she helps immensely keep things organized..she is respected by all, but has to do this as you say under the table...I...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. 3 things you wish someone would have told you, that you had to find out on your own..
    Never give a prn med to a pt with behavior prob without donning a face shield first ESP if you don't know the pt has a mouthful of chocolate pudding
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    Quit complaining and just do it, earn their respect by helping them, we LPN's do that and pass meds, it's hard but you have to do it, everyone must do it. If you have emergencies with patients and...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What is your current LPN salary
    Our pay is real low compared to all what I've read and raises are hard to get ans Small...I work with LPN nurses who have been there years and only make 1.70 to 3.00 more than me. I started at 14.46...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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