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  1. LPN/RN ...Is it all the same? Please Advise!
    As a LPN in a rural MO area, the only jobs for LPN's in my area are SNF's (the bad ones). The hospital's, home healthcare companies, staffing agencies, etc.. All want RN's! And due to 6 ASN-RN...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. LPN/RN ...Is it all the same? Please Advise!
    sleepRN... Your Mom is right, stay away from SNF's. I am convinced they are a small piece of hell on earth! Now with that new law they put on Hospitals being penalized for re-admit's an medicare Pt's...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPN/RN ...Is it all the same? Please Advise!
    I have been a LPN for 10 yrs, the majority of my work being in LTC/SNF. I recently took a job where I lasted all of ONE day. Definitly learned some major lessons, like...check to see if the DON is on...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need opinions... Please! :)
    I have been a LPN since 2002, the first few years I went from one LTC facilty to the next, bouncing around due to bad work conditions and 99% of the time being afraid of losing my license due to...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Need Opinions!
    I have been a LPN since 2002, the first few years I went from one LTC facilty to the next, bouncing around due to bad work conditions and 99% of the time being afraid of losing my license due to...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. LPN needs advice from RN or NUR w/ LTC management experience
    I have been a LPN since 2002, the first few years I went from one LTC facilty to the next, bouncing around due to bad work conditions and 99% of the time being afraid of losing my license due to...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. A&P 2 online suggestions needed... Anyone take it w/Darton?
    Thanks for the heads-up. Yes,I have checked and Dbl checked,lol! I have found that as long as the school is accredited and you have a lab with it you are okay, your transcript won't even show that...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. A&P 2 online suggestions needed... Anyone take it w/Darton?
    If anyone has take it online, I would appreciate any suggestions you could give as far a institution and instructors. Please respect my educational decisions, I am not asking for opinions about...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A&P 2 online suggestions needed... Anyone take it w/Darton?
    I need A&P 2 this summer and my CC isn't offering it. I checked all the college's within two hours from me and their classes are already full. I am exploring online options now, my biggest hurdle so...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need encouragement please
    I'd apply for ANY gov't assistance available, low income housing,etc... Another thought is giving up the apt. and both of you living in dorms untill your finished with school, the loans and grants...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  11. nursing care r/t pregnancy termination
    You could volunteer at a local clinic or simply ask to shadow one of their nurses for a few days, this would provide alot of insight to your questions.
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Staff and artificial nails
    I would love to have beautiful nails...but... they're not worth the incident report I'll have to fill out after I've accidently scratched a patient OR the bacteria that would stay with me for...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Everyone's wearing scrubs...is this good?
    "At the hospital I used to work at, lots of other staff wore lab coats, and I never noticed a doctor throwing a fit about it. " :yeah: In my "neck of the woods".... our Dr.'s, PA's, & NP's...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Everyone's wearing scrubs...is this good?
    I may be a bit old fashioned but I think it is confusing for patients and their families...and they shouldn't have to read a poster, or play a guessing game especially since their paying for...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurses with C-diff?
    Yes! I have known 4 nurses who have "picked it up"...literally, they weren't known for good hand washing skills. I am always worried about getting it, esp. when their is multiple pt's with it on my...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Colace and Senna BAD drugs???
    Funny, the place I work at is Rx all our new pt's Miralax too! However no Dc's yet on the old pt's senna or colace.
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing Anxiety
    I am a LPN and work in LTC, I too struggle with the anxiety and stress that nursing puts on you..I am not trying to give you medical advice in anyway shape or form and agree with the other posters...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Where to go from this point....suggestions please!
    It is hard to learn how to "conform your personality" to please other co-workers. However, it seems this is one profession that makes it a necessity to be a "people pleaser" and it is not easy given...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Breaking out of LTC
    Just wanted to say.... your not the only one in this prediciment.... My plan is to keep trying, there is teaching universities in my State that offer "internships" for 12 weeks (generally in the...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Professional Advice?
    you never know until you try....with that said i would apply for jobs with the hospital now as one of their benefits will most likely be to pay for your rn classes. i have tried... and the...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Professional Advice?
    I am a LPN that Grad. in '02. I have been a SAHM since '04. My youngest started school this year prompting me to get back to my professional life... In light of the current employment issues and...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A real nurse
    I can totally sympathize with the OP's anger.... EVERYONE who holds a license is REAL and should be treated with dignity and respect! It is disrespectful to say to someone that they are not a "real...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Have you ever worked as a state surveyor?
    "why don't surveyors tag for holes in mars or lack of charting?" what do you mean when you say "holes" ?
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. New Nurse.....not feeling welcome on my unit. What do I do?
    as you get to be a "seasoned" nurse you will learn to adapt your personality to theirs. ex., i started a new job in a ltc facility and a cna comes up to me and asks "where is your name tag" , it was...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. What would you do?
    The HH job seems like it would be a reasonable job that would allow you to keep your other part-time position if you desired. If you take the LTC job you will be so tired and stressed out you will...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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