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  1. Extra time for more money..
    I would look for a PRN job at another facility, if there are others in your area. I've been working overtime at my job, but the FICA tax eats all of it. Try to get on PRN in another discipline, get...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Please tell me that there will be a day
    Yes. It was supposed to be longer, and even as I was working as a staff RN, I was listed on the schedule as "orienting," but I had a full load (4-5 patients) and no preceptor. I've had to learn by...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Please tell me that there will be a day
    That I don't leave work and worry all night about what I forgot to do! I work on a VERY busy med-surg/Tele floor and I swear, I am running all day, and by the time for report, I'm a wreck. I use ...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. New grad, new job, 1 week of orientation. :/
    I started on a med-surg/tele unit in November and got three full weeks of orientation, as a new grad. I don't feel ready, as far as facility orientation goes, but the NUS is insisting that I take a...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Joining y'all
    Thank you! Having worked in an SNF/LTC with 30+ residents/patients daily for 6 months, I learned how to manage time and prioritize, it may be the only thing I came away with that I will use in my new...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Joining y'all
    Hey! I just got a sparkly new job on a med-surg/TELE floor and I am STOKED! I graduated in May and have been working in LTC since June, but have had my heart set on a med-surg job since I started...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Is this a terrible idea?
    Crickets ... Tumbleweeds.... Maid running the vacuum cleaner lol
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Is this a terrible idea?
    I'm a new nurse, working in a busy LTC/SNF/rehab. I love the work. I love (most) of the residents. I love (most) of my peers, but the management really leaves something to be desired. Schedules are a...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Starting work in a LTC facility.. what to expect
    The challenges where I work (LTC/SNF/Rehab) are the same as those mentioned above. The SNF/rehab is relatively new, and used to be a locked Alzheimer's/dementia unit. They left the "farthest gone"...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. What exactly is so bad about LTC??
    Adding, last week "State" was auditing our facility, I was off the day they came, one of the RCCs called me at home to come in and fill a couple holes in the MAR from the Monday prior, when I was the...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. What exactly is so bad about LTC??
    I just graduated, got my RN, and started in an LTC because hospital jobs are scarce here right now. My experience with the (very nice, very expensive) LTC where I am currently working has been...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. New RN, first job, little disheartened.
    There is a rehab unit, that has short-term patients. I don't know if I'll be on that unit or not. Right now they have me orienting with the Alzheimer's/dementia unit with long term residents. I know...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. New RN, first job, little disheartened.
    Hi all, I just graduated in May, and got my RN in June. The market here is saturated with new grads, so I took a job at a very nice LTC in my area. I've worked for exactly one week and I'm feeling...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. "Failed" Med/Surg. Need Advice
    You know, nursing exams are hard, period. They're not like regular exams. I will be happy, when I re-take my course, to pass them! I met with the department chair yesterday and she was so nice and...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. "Failed" Med/Surg. Need Advice
    I was enrolled in an Associate's degree program, and failed my final class with a grade of D. I worked for two years to get into the program, then two years of the actual program, and I'm grappling...
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. If 50% of the class failed an exam..Was it because the instructor failed to teach?
    I just went through an appeal because of this same thing. I failed my last class in the program and therefore failed the program. The exams were not testing our knowledge as nurses, as evidenced by...
    May 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students.
    Hey, I'm Kate, I'm in my second year of the ADN program at A-B tech in Asheville, NC. I have 3 young boys (8, 6, and 4), and am getting ready to start my peds clinical. I just finished mother/baby....
    Oct 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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