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  1. Do you have both nursing home and home health experience?
    I prefer home health. I felt like a pill vending machine in LTC. In home health I actually get to help most of my patients get better. I have time to spend with them to actually do teaching. I make...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Pediatric PDN skills are not "marketable"?
    This is just my opinion, but any job skills are marketable. Most hiring managers these days are more concerned with the degree you hold, your personality, and your people skills. With PDN experience...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Buying VS. making drug cards; need advice
    As a recent student, I had to write out my own drug cards during my first two semesters. Sometimes I had to write out 30+ drug cards in one day, depending on the patient I was assigned. I was...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Are they still giving out incentives for nurses?
    I was offered two jobs in different states that both offered sign-on bonuses.
    Feb 1
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Pressure ulcers urgh
    If things are really that bad, you need to bring it up to the DON or administrator. I am sure it would pique their interest as pressure ulcers cost the facility money. Sounds as if some CNAs aren't...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Immobile med carts
    Whoa, if you didn't say PA I would have asked if we worked at the same facility. Immobile med carts, as previous posters have stated, are not only inconvenient for the nurse, but also unsafe. I...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  7. Defensive/CYA charting
    Never chart "patient found...", that implies they were lost. Also don't chart that somebody fell unless you witnessed it. Never chart that an incident report was completed. Never chart opinions,...
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What bag/attire/organization???
    Ick! As a soon-to-be new home health nurse, the thought of taking home little hitchhikers like roaches, bed bugs, scabies and lice thoroughly creeps me out!
    Jan 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors
    We were taught TRAMPED (same as above with the addition of Expiration date and Documentation)
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pearson Vue trick 2014 -still works!
    SlinkyheadRN I also tested on the 21st with 75 questions, passed per the PVT, and my license was posted yesterday. Congratulations to you! It is still so surreal to me.
    Jan 23
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Pearson says I passed still no license from NM
    Took my NCLEX yesterday. A classmate called the NM BON and discovered that they are down one clerk which is why applicants are waiting longer than usual for ATTs and license numbers to post. I guess...
    Jan 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Pearson says I passed still no license from NM
    nm_alamo did you get your license yet?
    Jan 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Do you apply to only new grad positions?
    My job said "1 year acute care RN experience required" and I was hired as a new grad with only 8 months of LPN experience. There are opportunities out there if employers are desperate and/or you are...
    Jan 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Starting in Home Health
    Very helpful, thank you!
    Jan 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Interview Advice
    Congrats! I didn't have any specific skills questions or nursing scenarios in any of my three job interviews this past week, they were all interpersonal skills and personality type questions. Most of...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. advice need in Tx
    Welcome! Hope they offer you the position :)
    Jan 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Cant get a job almost 1 year later
    Look in very rural areas. They hire new grads because it is hard to find people that want to live there. I live in rural NM and got a job easily, also got offers in west Texas. This isn't the...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. advice need in Tx
    What I was asked: Tell us about yourself. Why are you interested in home health? What do you know about our agency? What would you do if you went into someone's home and the situation was unsafe...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Do you think your work place should support healthy eating?
    I would appreciate healthy options but don't take away the vending machines! Working nights makes me crave junk food haha.
    Jan 18
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. Pearson says I passed still no license from NM
    Congratulations nurse! I am in NM too. This is currently happening to several classmates/friends of mine who took their tests earlier this week so I wouldn't sweat it too much if Pearson said you...
    Jan 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Are PAIN AND DISCOMFORT THE SAME?
    I agree with prior posters that pain is a type of discomfort. Other discomforts could include: nausea, muscle cramps, labor, itching, a full bladder, constipation, hunger, thirst, akathisia, SOB,...
    Jan 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Starting in Home Health
    Hi All, A little background: I have 8 months of LTC/SNF experience as an LPN (RN and LPN roles are the same minus an occasional IV antibiotic). I graduated with my ADN in December and I will...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Rejection stinks :/
    Got offered a position this morning on the spot during a phone interview with another hospital. Staying confident and positive was key. Good luck to all those still looking. :)
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. Is becoming a LPN worth it?
    As a currently employed LPN who just graduated from an ADN program and is looking for an RN position, I can tell you that I had a much easier time getting a job as an LPN. I was pretty much handed my...
    Jan 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Do you calculate drip rates anymore?
    I work in LTC/SNF. We recently admitted several residents on IV ABX at the same time and for some reason the pharmacy dragged their feet and wouldn't send pumps. They had to bust out the dial-a-flow...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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