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  1. 2nd Interview
    in my experience it usually means they narrowing it down, but I do not know the company. Good luck!
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Student Nurse Wanting More Information on Clinic Nursing
    I agree with much of the above. I work in pulmonology so I have become very familiar with inhalers and other commonly prescribed meds there but they provide us with updated drug books for reference....
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. How comfortable would you be...
    I think it depends on your position, I've never worked in the hospital as a nurse, but I have worked in the same clinic for 2 years now and I am constantly doing this. I get calls from nurses at the...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Student nurse confused about suctioning
    I was actually taught different ways in school too. When I was oriented to a private duty case about 6 months ago I was showed the way graysonret described, continuous and twirl, I also hold my...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  5. New job at dermatology office...
    I have floated in our clinic to derm and it was pretty straight forward. Any specialty you go into will need to do OJT as everyone does it a little differently. I love working in an office. Good luck!
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Two job offers for new LPN
    I would choose job 2, benefits and regular hours seal the deal for me. I also would prefer working with DD than Ltc, but that's something I've learned about myself after a few years of experience....
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Thoughts on closing doors
    I do not work in the hospital anymore, but I used to as a PCA and would get floated as a sitter,i would not be comfortable with that policy. How did that come about?
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can I still be a great nurse if I am shy/introverted?
    I agree with the above post. You will get more confident and comfortable around people, but even if you remain shy you can still be a great nurse. I work with a nurse who is very introverted, but...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Asking for old job/returning to past employer
    I have done this actually, I left a job I loved for something that paid better but I hated. I was gone three days and called my old manager and asked if I could come in to talk. I had left on great...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Home sleep study test
    Not exactly, neither ambien or lunesta affect sleep apnea, although they do have weird side effects (sleep walking/talking, acting out dream etc.) but anti-depressants, anti-anxiety pills can cause...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  11. Home sleep study test
    the pulmonologists I work with strongly prefer polysomnograms in the sleep lab, if the patient feels that they will not be able to sleep, they may consider a sleep aide. They usually only order home...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  12. Can LPN's work as CNA's, PSA's, or MA's?!?
    Like its been said, check with your BON, but in the clinic I'm at, LPNs can work as MAs, just depends on the department. A lot of places don't seem to want to hire Lpns as aides because they know as...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Prescriptions in Clinic
    Whoa...that would not fly here, I'm assuming this is a small clinic? We use electronic charting and only nurses or MAs call in prescriptions. we can send them electronically or call them in and then...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. NERVOUS!
    Try to prepare for the questions, think about what to say when asked, "why do you want to work here?" or "what are your strengths and weaknesses?" I always feel more confident when I'm prepared.
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. What are they looking for? Office job...
    A lot of it is personality. When we are hiring a new nurse for our office, first the applicant interviews with our supervisor, then with the nurses, then with the provider. I got my job as a new...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  16. LPN's who are going on for their RN ...
    I am working on my last pre-reqs for RN. It is not about the money for me either. I just want to expand my knowledge and skills. Hopefully I can stay at the clinic where I work now, which does not...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. Getting rid of LPNs??
    It really depends on your area, here the hospitals are phasing out LPNs. I am going back to RN school and I will have many more options afterwards. I do job searching frequently and for LPNs here,...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  18. Pediatric patient- home nurse situations!?
    Couldn't it be a problem when people are afraid to admit to a mistake??? I don't think we should pander to poor behavior, but when someone does have a problem we should not just judge them and say...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Weird call from Dad
    Thanks for the replies, I'm not leaving my current company, I am just going to stay on with both until I find out more. I really thought this seemed weird. I have not had any problems or complaints...
    May 21, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Weird call from Dad
    Just wondering if anyone has had something like this happen: I was driving to work (my f/t job in a clinic) when the father of the ped patient I see on weekends called me on my cell phone. He asked...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. New to Ambulatory Clinic
    When I first started in my clinic (granted it is a speciatly area) there were things I had no idea about, but luckily anything I wasn't comfortable with another nurse would show me and even the...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  22. Advice needed: 2nd chance....is it possible?
    Is there any sort of telehealth postition you could get? Perhaps if you weren't dealing directly with patient care they would be more open to it.
    May 19, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Pediatric patient- home nurse situations!?
    I have to say, I agree with systoly, yes this nurse was in the wrong as well as the father, but really, you needn't be so harsh about it. She saught advice and she came to her senses. And as she said...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Does your state hire nurses for clinics/urgent cares?
    Here in Missouri clinics use MAs, LPNs, and RNs in some specialty areas. The facility where I work lets the individual providers have a say whether they want an MA or a nurse. As an lpn, I make about...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. Pediatric patient- home nurse situations!?
    I just got caught up on this thread, good for you for realizing and following through with the professional action. I can understand how hard it must be. I am a hopeless romantic myself, but we have...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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