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  1. Virginia Monitoring Program
    "I simply needed help getting off prescription meds." Wow. Kinda sounds like an addict to me. I don't speak unknowingly. I entered the Virginia Monitoring program in 2001, jumped through their hoops,...
    Mar 4, '14
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Social Worker Wants Me In an Impaired Nurse Program--I am NOT Impaired
    Ya know, a couple of times in this running thread, i've wanted to hit the reset button and any say, hold on, just be straight with us. But i'm not sure she's ready to be strictly honest. There have...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. same thing all over again?
    I have worked for five years as a nurse since being monitored. Two different ltc facilities, but for the same administrator. Recent corporate changes and messes within the facility resulted in me...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Not to get too personal but....
    I'm looking for advice from as a song says "someone who's been there and been back again". I completed my states monitoring program successfully in March of this year, after five years. After...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Finding a job after probation, will I ever be the nurse I really want to be again?
    last comments i'll make r/t this post (i'm faithnow) and posted earlier. i didn't read into your post wrong. like a later post said, you say "i may have screwed up a little", you ding long term care...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Finding a job after probation, will I ever be the nurse I really want to be again?
    well, i can't really tell by your post if you diverted or not. i do think that i can tell that you really aren't honestly 100% dealing with your reality. my diverting and subsequent probation...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
    please don't be discouraged. things will happen. i went through virginias monitoring program. my problem was narcs, not alcohol. i work in virginia beach ltc, but live in nc. what i found in seeking...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Okay, who *loves* their job, and why?
    I do so love my job. I've had DON, unit manager, MDS Coordinator and ADON jobs in the past. My wonderful administrator allowed me to "step down" from salaried MDS job and be a floor nurse. All that...
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Conflicts of interest
    Yeah, i hear you as well. And that thought passed through my mind more than a few times in my five, extended to six year monitoring program. But most of the time if a nurse is in a monitoring...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Suboxone use and the Boards of Nursing
    in Virginia, i was allowed to practice as a floor nurse in ltc. allowed to give/count narcotics, but was required for eight months to take suboxone. i didn't feel i needed it, as i was "over" the...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. New and scared
    sharon, i've read your posts since the first and was hesistant to respond, but want to offer several things. in 2006 i had to deal with what was developing into a major problem in my life/practice....
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. "I'm A Good Nurse" Syndrome
    ...i am an rn who works the floor by choice in a nursing home. surrounded by lpns, cnas and skirts with clipboards. i've done all that and am now doing exactly what i want, direct patient care. i try...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Read this poem
    Oh my! That second, response, poem is so beautiful. It's just so real, and puts words to how i have felt so many times. Sometimes the phrase "...for the least of these..." runs through my mind, when...
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Abuse & Neglect in LTC
    Gosh, I'm pretty new at posting, but I gotta say -- from my 20 plus years in nursing homes in two states, haven't seen anything at all like you say "they" told you. Quite the contrary. Who is the...
    Oct 24, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Wanting to know about RNs as floor nurses.
    Thanks for the input. I really wasn't looking for affirmation, but thanks. I just hate it when folks assume I either have no nursing talents, or have no drive and have "settled". There are so many...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Wanting to know about RNs as floor nurses.
    I'm an RN who works as a floor nurse in a LTC. I have worked as a Director of nursing, and as an MDS coordinator. I've worked the last three years as a 7-3 floor nurse in a 90 bed SNF. Recently I...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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