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  1. Advice needed! Nursing home tips
    it will take a while to find your own routine, but it will come. A few things I do to make sure my day goes smoother: check the cart first thing for supplies and meds. I make sure I've got insulin...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Can a Nurse Practitioner be a school nurse
    Not necessarily - I'm currently working part time as a school nurse at a private elementary school in PA, and I am not certified. Ironically, in answer to the OP's question though, I am job sharing...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Tips for a new lpn a a LTC Facility
    how many residents do you have? Are you doing treatments during that time, as well? Are you going in order down tht hallway, or jumping around from room to room in no order? need more info to give...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Concerned
    yes, this. If you got the RX and filled the script in Aug 2014, then most likely the bottle label will say "discard after August 2015" - you're clearly in that timeframe, so it's acceptable.
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I'm falling through the cracks...
    It seems like you're focusing your search on hospitals; perhaps you should broaden the search to include long term, sub-acute, and primary care facilities. I know it's not the "glamorous" coveted...
    Oct 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. CAREPLAN OB HELP
    I understand that - I wasn't giving nursing diagnoses, I was giving thoughts on things that might be problematic to initially guide the OP's own research. I generally don't make a habit of doing...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. What is the nurses role in preventing/reducing post c-section infections?
    have you asked the research desk at your school for assistance? I found the research librarians in my system to be invaluable resources in finding hard-to-locate articles!
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. CAREPLAN OB HELP
    how were those 10 babies delivered previously? Any complications with those labors? Do you have any current labs? How's her H+H? group B strep status? She's an elderly grand multip - there's...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. I'm panicking! Now I can't resign!
    where the heck do you work that a manager can take a 3+ weeks long vacation?! I've never heard of such a thing anywhere in healthcare!
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Grad+Per Diem=Success?
    I'm per diem/pool right now at a LTC facility (started first week of July), and three of the people who oriented with me have accepted full time positions. I was offered, but declined because it was...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Down time
    I've never yet had this downtime you speak of, but I imagine if the opportunity presented itself, I'd suddenly have an urgent need to go to the bathroom, or straighten up the supply closet, or get...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Advice about liability insurance?
    I'm also a new grad RN, working in a LTC/Rehab facility, and the day I was hired I purchased my own malpractice insurance. It was $55 for a year, and gave me peace of mind that is priceless! I...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. New ICU Nurse- Preceptor Problems
    Is this task list an official part of the charting? Or is it a throw-away shift to shift/for personal reminder use only type thing? If it's a part of charting, I can see why i would be problematic...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. Poll: Do you wear your wedding band to work...?
    I didn't respond to the poll bcause my answer isn't really there...I don't wear my wedding rings to work, because I don't want them to get gross/lose stones/just..ick. But I don't want to not wear a...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Freaking out!!!!!
    at least half of my 75 ?s were SATA. I am so, so glad that I did the Alternative Format Question book (from Lippincott, I think) cove to cover in the 2 weeks before testing!!
    Jul 10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Parkinsons or pain?
    it sounds like pretty classic sundowning to me. While yes, parkinson's doesn't exacerbate at night per se, the associated dementia certainly does. I doubt that pain meds will help (other than to...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Passed NCLEX w/ How Many Resources?
    you have to prove competency in each content area; if you can't get (and stay) above the passing line in any of the 8 content areas then you will not pass.
    Jul 7
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    philly 'burbs graduated may 19, 2014 Passed NCLEX june 9 Interviewed at 2 SNFs the week of june 15th, got offered both positions started orientation last week, full time pool (no benefits)
    Jul 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) PA (philly 'burbs) 2) $30/hr (pool, so no benefits/differential - but the ft folks get them; $2/hr NOC, $2/hr weekends) 3) brand spanking new RN (ADN) just graduated in May, started working last...
    Jul 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Decided to try out Kaplan
    the no brain-dumping rule is only until the first question You are not allowed to write anything on the erase board until after going through the tutorial and all the pre-test stuff. Once the first...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. What do you do for NCLEX eve?
    I had a completely crazy day the day before I tested, lol! Three sports tournaments with various sons, and a graduation party. I did a bit of review (mostly lbs and drugs) on the sidelines at the...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I know they checked references for sure, because one of the references (a clinical instructor) emailed me after they spoke, to wish me luck on the interview. I don't know definitively that they did...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I asked the same question, lol! She said that the first three weeks is classroom/inservice training so that's why it's days, and then the actual floor orientation is on the shift you'll work (ie:...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    interview today went fantastic!! woohoo :) Have to meet with the ADON on the 30th to determine which unit will be a good fit. She said I can start orientation in mid-August, and the first 3 weeks...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    True! But I'm an anticipatory planner - I like to think things through. Isn't that pretty typical of nurses? ;) During the phone conversation I had with the hiring manager, she told me that...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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