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  1. What is your facility's policy on late patient arrivals?
    Your clinic may have tried this klone, but in the last family health clinic I worked in if a patient was 15 minutes late, he/she was considered a walk-in, so if someone walked in prior to, or at the...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. What position should I choose family clinic or allergy clinic?
    Definitely family care for the plethora of experience you will get with both adults and children. It's very fast paced and busy work, but rewarding and the time flies. Good luck to you!
    Apr 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Oedgar, I pray you find peace and happiness in your new job. It's just not worth it to be anxious and stressed all the the time with your heart about to beat out of your chest and stomach tied up in...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. MS starting salary for a LPN
    In my area new grad LPNs start at around $16-$17 per hour in LTC with up to $2.50 shift differential and $15-$18 per hour in clinics. Home health generally pays about $20 per visit with an average of...
    Mar 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Would you have called out?
    No. I would not have called off. As others said, would they risk their livelihoods to attend a family event because they felt guilty? I highly doubt it. Would they pay your bills after you were...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    That's fantastic Oedgar!! So happy for you! I was terminated today because somebody told the head guy I was turning patient's away, when in fact it was the doctor who was turning them away. I...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  7. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    I'm definitely looking into it. Next week my provider is off with her youngest for Spring break which means I will be floated to other providers who's nurses will be off as well. I have not worked...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. What other degree can a lpn do besides rn
    I've been a LPN for going on 20 years and I am most definitely not being paid "what I am worth." In case you haven't noticed OP, pay for nurses has actually declined in this dreadful economy. If you...
    Mar 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. 2015 Current LPN Pay
    Central MS. Clinic Nurse Large Internal Medicine group 1 year clinic experience $17.25/hr. No holidays/weekends 1/2 day on Fridays 19 years experience overall as a LPN.
    Mar 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Well, apparently I have "improved", but to make double sure, I was given another 4 weeks to make sure I don't "slack off." :sarcastic: Really?? Slacking off is not an option even if I wanted to....
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  11. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Thank you Oedgar. I really hate that you're struggling as well, esp. when it's not your fault at all. It's ridiculous really. The provider failed to inform management that I very often have her...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  12. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    I was blindsided this past Friday and given two weeks to "improve" or I will be terminated. Long story short, the provider I work with told management she has to "repeatedly" remind me that patients...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  13. How many of you actually enjoy your job?!
    I like my job for the most part, but as in any other profession, I do have stressful/bad days. I work 8am -4:30 Mon-Thurs. and 8am-12:30pm on Fridays, no call, no holidays, no weekends. However, it's...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do you think about managers and employees being friends on Facebook?
    No. Absolutely not. I don't even put where I work or live on FB and do not post photos of myself. The only pictures I have posted are pics of a horse I owned up until recently, and will post photos...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. medicare A nurse/documentation nurse
    Many of the nursing homes in my area employ Medicare Documentation nurses and almost all of them are LPNs, BUT, most require the LPN/RN have at least a basic knowledge of Medicare documentation...
    Jan 29
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  16. Restorative RUG
    The Restorative Program requires the resident to get at least 2 modalities (eating, grooming, ADLs, ambulating, etc...) 6 days/week for a minimum of 15 minutes in order to get a restorative RUG. Hope...
    Jan 29
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  17. LPN vs RN - serious question about differences
    I graduated from a full 12 month LPN program in 1996. Shortly thereafter the program was expanded to 18 months to include more of an expanded role, plus the 12 month program was so accelerated and...
    Jan 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Six months in - LPN @ 90-bed LTC. Is it me?
    I agree. Secure another job and get the heck out of Dodge. 90 residents for one nurse is not only unreasonable and impossible to provide proper care for, it is downright dangerous. Heck, I have...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    Wow... Anyway, doesn't seem like I've been at the new job over two months already. I'm really enjoying it so far, esp. working only 1/2 day on Fridays lol! I've caught on well and have even filled...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  20. Influenza
    I work in a large multi-specialty medical group and have been exposed to numerous cooties, but so far, so good. I think maybe 2 or 3 out of probably 75-100 patients we have seen have tested positive...
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Knowledge as an LPN
    How long have you been there?
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    Unfortunately yes, and more than once. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment lol!
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    I have FB but I do not list any personal info. at all, including where I work, and I make it a rule to never friend managers and co-workers. I don't say anything on FB I wouldn't say at work, but...
    Nov 15, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. What is going on with LPN jobs in Connecticut?
    As a LPN I'm very blessed to have landed a job in a very large multi-specialty practice where RNs, LPNs and MAs are utilized. The large clinic I just left is phasing out MAs and only hiring LPNs. The...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. One nurse for three busy providers. This can't be safe, right?
    The saying "we have to kiss a lot of frogs before we find our prince" seems to apply to jobs as well lol!
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing


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