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  1. question about scope in TN
    I have been an LPN in TN since 1990 but have not practiced in several years. l have just accepted a job in a small office with two physicians. I am the only nurse there. The slots have been filled by...
    Jul 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. LPNs in Jails?
    I worked in a small county jail for three days and that was enough for me! The place stank to high heaven...and was even worse on the cellblocks and pods. All of the unwashed people crammed in...
    Mar 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Doctor resigning after explosive incident
    I wish that happened more often! I was fired from an office because of an abusive doc. He would scream at me, call me "stupid", "retarded", or other verbal abuses...even in front of pts. He would...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Per Diem
    I'm thinking I just got screwed. I accepted a private duty position and did the paperwork Tuesday. (Signing that I was given P&P, W4 form, OSHA info, etc.) During my first phone interview, and my in...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Which job would you choose?
    Both the NM who interviewed me and two folks in HR have told me the shift will be decided after orientation. I have explained to all that I simply can't work nights, and why. Sadly, relocating isn't...
    Mar 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Which job would you choose?
    I have been unemployed and looking since December. I am now in a position where I have two offers. Any advice? Job #1 is at a huge VA hospital on an inpatient addiction/PTSD floor. The pay is...
    Mar 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Old nurse learning new tricks
    Also I know a lot has changed in the TN LPNs scope of practice. When I last worked in a hospital, I was giving IVP drugs, spiking blood bags, and other things all the time. The only RN in the place...
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Old nurse learning new tricks
    I need some advice, warnings, tips, what have you. I have been an LPN since 1990. I was 20 when I graduated LPN school. I went right to work on 11-7 shift in a community hospital on a medical...
    Mar 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Pre pouring of medication???
    I worked a total of 4 shifts in a county jail managed by QCHC before learning it wasn't for me. One of the main reason I resigned was pre-pouring of meds. There were two med passes--7am and 5pm. ...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. LPN pay Assisted Living Facility in TN
    In my interview I was told the pay would be a mere $14/hr. The schedule is 8a-6p four days per week. No benefits but they pay time and a half if you work a holiday.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. LPN pay Assisted Living Facility in TN
    Does anyone have any idea of what it is? I have an interview at one 45 minutes away tomorrow and am trying to determine if it is worth my time. A friend who is an LPN in a skilled nursing home in...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. TN license question
    Yes, I know. I have been licensed since 1990. I am just wondering what will happen the end of the month when it expires because paying the $100 would take food out of my children's mouths and cause...
    Jan 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. TN license question
    I am unemployed and have been for a while. I am diligently looking for a job without luck. My LPN license expires the end of this month and I simply don't have $100 laying around to send them to...
    Jan 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Please give advice!
    I just started a new job as an LPN in a small county jail of about 200 inmates at any time. Approved for 170. I was told during my interview that there would always be a CO at sick call and walking...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. why are you going the LPN route?
    Because I wanted to be an LPN. I have been an LPN since 1990.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Quality Correctional Healthcare interview
    Hello, nurses! I have an interview for a small county jail that is managed by QCHC next week. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Types of questions asked? Pointers? I have 23 years experience as an...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. A now working LPN, but I wasn't a CNA prior
    Not a recent grad.....LPN with 23 years experience...but when I entered nursing school, I had never worked as a CNA either. Everything I learned was first hand knowledge as I went. There were girls...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Oh please, just let me vent!!!
    I feel your vents. I have worked as a School Nurse in a middle school since January. Today is my last day, thank God!!! I have hated every hour spent at this job, and will NEVER work as a school...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Felons and Nursing in VA
    I'm sure I'm gonna be in the minority here, but, no, I don't think someone with a drug conviction (no matter how long ago) has any business whatsoever being a nurse. Nurses help save lives. While...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  20. Was your education worth it?
    I have no debt from LPN school. My sweet Mama and Daddy paid for that when I was 19. But several years ago, I got a wild hair that I wanted out of nursing and started working on my teaching degree....
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. So, when are you going to get your RN?
    When am I going to get "my" RN? The answer: When **** freezes over! I've been an LPN for 23 years. It was what I set out to do, and I'm still happy and content. If I had wanted to be an RN, I...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Just got my License number !
    I'm finishing up a stint as a school nurse (only 2 more days after today!) and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It's something I'll NEVER do again. Getting ready to start at a VA clinic, making...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Staffing during hurricanes?
    They would have had to have physically removed my fat *** from that bed.
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is nursing hard on a marriage?
    I can see where it could be, what with 12 hour shifts, mandatory overtime, and working weekends/holidays. However, I refuse to work 12 hour shifts, and I only work positions that don't require...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. 5 MORE DAYS!!!
    Only 4 for me!!!!!!!!
    May 15, '13
    Forum: School Nurses


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