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  1. LPN's..anyone ever work for Lifecare Hospitals?
    I'm an LPN working on a busy skilled unit in PA. I like my job..but i'm looking for a change. The unit I work on is much like an acute care setting: plenty of IV's, TPN, G tubes, wound vacs, trachs,...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I don't give a rat's behind why some nurses "eat their young"--these nurses think they've got their patients fooled into believing they're compassionate and caring individuals, when in reality: how...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Over-hiring LPNs-forced to work as an aide?!
    I'm writing this to see if other LPNs can identify with my situation. I just graduated from nursing school in August, and became employed by a skilled nursing facility. I took my boards about a month...
    Jan 2, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. LPN Starting Salary
    $20.36/hr in LTC for 3-11 shift with benefits-full time, in Pittsburgh, PA. Right now I have 15 residents, and I won't ever have any more than 25. The unit I work on is a rehab unit, so I see alot of...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    In response to nurses eating their young: I'm a nursing student and I was doing a rotation in the ICU. I actually had an older nurse introduce herself to me and said, "i'm one of those nurses that...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    How about "Meconium" (even though we explained to the mother what 'meconium' was, she still felt it would be a beautiful name for her daughter-haha.) ..or "Essence?" ..or "Nos mo king?" (No...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Calling all LPN Students Graduating Soon!!
    *Point of clarification, the $60 Graduation fee was charged to each student. So $60 x 30 students= $1800; that did not include the cost of school pins or caps and gowns.
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  8. Calling all LPN Students Graduating Soon!!
    I'm class Vice-President at an LPN school in PA. Our graduation date is August 28th of this year, and my fellow classmates as well as I couldn't be more excited. My question is regarding graduation...
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. LPN - IV therapy class
    In regards to earlier comments.. I'm an LPN student in PA and according to the State BON, LPN's may hang piggybacks, administer nutrient solutions, electrolytes, ect. They may also start IV's (if...
    May 15, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Taking my NETs to get into Lenape in PA ....
    I'm currently a student at Lenape School of Practical Nursing in PA. I'll graduate in August and I couldn't be more excited! As far as the NET goes, I thought it was pretty easy, and I had been...
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. 2009 Grads! Come 1 Come ALL!
    I'm a 23 year old wife, mother, and Certified Medical Assistant who is back in school to fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse. I'm in a 12-month program and my official graduation date is Aug. 27th,...
    Oct 7, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. LPN versus CMA
    Right on, TheCommuter. I'm one of the many disillusioned CMA's out there. The pay rate stinks, the recruiters are liars, and even the statistics on websites such as are grossly...
    Sep 27, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. LPN versus CMA
    Just to be clear, I am a Certified Medical Assistant, not a Certified Medical Aide. I believe it took me around 7 months to complete the program, plus an externship which I believe lasted 180...
    Sep 26, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. LPN versus CMA
    :twocents: The differences between being a CMA and LPN are like night and day. I currently hold a certificate in medical assisting (CMA) and am attending school full-time to become a LPN ; I...
    Sep 24, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner