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  1. Drug compatibility app for Android?
    I'll check it out, thanks!
    Apr 1
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  2. Drug compatibility app for Android?
    Is anyone aware of an app that would allow me to check for drug compatibility for IM injections? I work in Urgent Care and am regularly asked to perform a Toradol/Dilaudid/Phenegran/Zofran injection,...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  3. Nashville VA Primary Care
    I worked VA Primary Care for a year. I liked it a lot. Mostly because appts. were booked every 30 minutes, so I had time to order labs, mix a Rocephin shot, chart, etc. It helps if you have a decent...
    Mar 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Virginia Law LPN Administering TB Tests
    Sounds like you need to rally your state board, or your local Licensed Nurse organization. Placing a PPD is, essentially, child's play when compared to evaluating and implementing venous access.
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. NclexPn 205 questions pass or fail fear
    I don't know why so many people get hung up on the magical "85" questions. I was well prepared, coming out of school with a 3.8 GPA, and I answered 180 questions and passed. Keep in mind that they...
    Mar 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Virginia Law LPN Administering TB Tests
    I think that your facility is reading more in to the law than is required. Licensed Nurses do everything "under the supervision of an RN", which does not mean that the RN is actually observing the...
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    Nice, well written article. My one beef was the reference to "$15 to $17 an hour". I am one LVN who truly believes that I am worth $30 an hour. The highest I've been paid was $32, and right now I...
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Manual BP Cuff Recommendations?
    I've been working in Urgent Care for about a month. I hate those roll around auto BP machines, so I bought a cheap BP cuff on Amazon. After three weeks the artery arrow fell off. No biggie, I know...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Any specialty type LVN's ?? what's yours?
    I'm no longer at the VA, but I'm in line for two different positions in San Diego and Palm Springs. Both are Hyperbaric LVN positions.
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. VA Hiring Process
    My recollection is that I received a notice that I was NOT considered for a position, so, I wouldn't give up just yet...
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. VA Hiring Process
    Have you checked the "closing date" on USAJobs? You won't hear anything from them either way until AFTER that date. In fact, it may be up to a month after that date that you'll hear something from...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. LVN as Mental Health Tech
    A bit off topic, so I apologize in advance. As an LVN in Cali, I explored becoming an LPT as well, seeing as they are managed by the same BVNPT. I could find no other way to sit for the LPT exam...
    Sep 7, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. VA Hiring Process
    As a former contract nurse who had to go through all the same BS, keep in mind that there are probably 15 people up the chain that are responsible for hiring you. It's the government, so it's bogged...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Am I being selfish?
    Sounds like you need to (gently) lay down the law with your fellow nurses, informing them that it is NOT their job to inform clients of your future career goals.
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. New grad s/p two days
    I disagree with the posters who would suggest the you run from this challenging case. As I read it I was nodding "yes" to myself remembering the time that it actually hit home that "I was THE nurse"....
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Am I being selfish?
    No need to beat the proverbial dead horse, but, in the future, I would refrain from telling your pt's what your career goals are if, for no other reason, it makes your last few shifts uncomfortable.
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. San Diego/La Jolla VA Nursing Registries?
    Thanks! I'm getting bombarded by Maxim Home Care ads. I didn't think to look at them as a GSA contractor.
    Aug 18, '14
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  18. Fired for being an LVN!
    I did hear back from my representative. They required me to sign a disclosure statement, so it looks like he might actually look in to it.
    Aug 14, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Fired for being an LVN!
    I posted in another thread about the real differences between an LVN and an RN, that I have known RN's that I wouldn't let take my BP, and LVN's that I was comfortable suturing me. In my particular...
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Fired for being an LVN!
    I am well known in the VA VISN22 system (basically the Southwest) because of all the patients I have treated from outside the Long Beach area. I called the nurse recruiter at another area VA that I...
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Fired for being an LVN!
    Fixed. Thanks.
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Fired for being an LVN!
    Here is the letter that I sent both of my Senators and my local Congressman: For the past 2.5years, I have held the position of Clinical Staff Nurse of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at the...
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Fired for being an LVN!
    Yes, I am A Desert Storm vet. But, technically, I was not a VA employee, I was a private contractor.
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Fired for being an LVN!
    While I can certainly appreciate this point of view, please keep in mind that the majority of my hyperbaric training was conducted by the government. The USAF, more specifically. And, I've been doing...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Fired for being an LVN!
    You said a mouthful there...I am 46 years old and had no intention of taking on additional debt at this stage of my life. I am seriously rethinking this career strategy...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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