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  1. Advice please!
    As far as getting/giving report, it often takes way longer than it should (when you do a walking report) because of distractions and interruptions. I think it would be beneficial to tell the tech/CNA...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Life wouldn't be a journey without bumps in the road, personal or profeesional. Who knows what the future has in store for you! I hope you find some peace and resolve with whatever decision you make!...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    Oh wow, your experience sounds almost exactly like mine! I agree on all points. There is never time to hunt down meds you don't have in the cart and oh the carbon copies! New admissions take several...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. What is the main revenue source for LTAC's?
    I believe so. Patients who are on Medicare and needing LTC have to meet the criteria for skilled services and then MDS is used to determine reimbursement. That's why LTC facilities are regulated by...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  5. 1st RN Job, feeling discouraged and disappointed
    The facility has both types of patients. One floor is trach, IV, WOC, post op, etc patients and the other(where I work) is mainly long term care. However, one of the halls on my floor has overflow...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  6. 1st RN Job, feeling discouraged and disappointed
    I passed boards in the summer of 2012 and finally started my first nursing job in december at a LTAC facility. Nursing is not at all what I expected, not that I was naive. Nursing school/clinical...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  7. New grad too stressed about the job- Is this normal?
    Wow, I know exactly how you feel! I am at my first nursing job and am going to be off of orientation and on my own soon. My facility has 2 patient floors, one floor is subacute and the other has 2...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. Keep Your Heads Up, New Nurses; Don't Ever Lose The Passion!
    Here, in the St. Louis area, the largest system is BJC Healthcare. Their hospitals recruit new grads in september and february. I guess I should have applied in feb but I was too busy with my final...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Keep Your Heads Up, New Nurses; Don't Ever Lose The Passion!
    Cgc21, I understand your situation completely! I passed NCLEX last month and have been applying left and right. I also worked my butt off in school and now I dont know what to do all day! Many...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. You know you're a nurse if...
    You refer to all people as patients
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. *fingers crossed*
    In the St. Louis area, new/grad nurses start at about $20
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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