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  1. Funny things they say....
    I had a lady the other morning in her early 90's (with dementia) wake up bawling her eyes out. At first I thought she was in physical pain. When we asked her if she was hurting she said "No, it's...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Do you have any authority in your LTC facility?
    Yes I do. One of the advantages of working 11-7. I don't work under anyone's direct supervision. My boss isn't there. I can clock them out if they are insubordinate. If someone doesn't show up I...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. How do nurses really feel about CNA/PCTs?
    If I had to sum up how I feel about them in one word it would definitely be grateful. I work 11-7 in LTC/Rehab and am assigned 40 patients. There is no way I would ever make it without them. They...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How do you like being an LPN/LVN?
    I've had my license for about seven months. I was one of those people who said they thought they would hate working in LTC. I took a job working at a nursing/rehab center on midnights and LOVE it...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Reapply a Fentanyl Patch?
    Her orders state to change the patch only every three days. It hadn't even been 24 hours so a new order was needed to do that and I didn't have time to get one before I left. Oncoming nurse was...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Reapply a Fentanyl Patch?
    First of all sorry for the miss spelling. Just noticed and can't figure out how to edit that part :( About 30 minutes before the end of my shift I had a CNA come to me and say "Ms. Smith's patch...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Nurses Enjoy LTC
    I'm just a new grad but I'm working my first job in LTC. I've been there six months on 11-7. Love how much quieter it is at night. I agree with the everything the previous poster who has been in...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Giving Nitro Spray
    I'm glad you posted this! We had a similar experience on midnights in the nursing home recently and I was curious about BP parameters with nitro as we have a standing order for it.
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Torn between continuing my education and my family :(
    Thank you all for your input. I still don't know what to do. I'm thinking that I might just cut my number of courses. I wonder if I'm struggling this much with the pre reqs if I'll ever be able to...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Torn between continuing my education and my family :(
    I could really use some advice and I figure there are more people on this site that will understand my dilemma than just about anywhere else. I graduated from my LPN program last August at the top...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Putting things together...
    I'm a new LPN working my first job at a SNF for three and a half months now. I work 11-7 and am assigned to 40 residents. I love my job and think the night shift is the perfect place for me. I just...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Tenneesee jobs for RN's?
    I live in a small town in NW TN. Vanderbuilt has a website you could check for Nashville jobs. I know in our little town you would have no problem finding something as a new grad. I'm an LPN and...
    Nov 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Need to interview a practicing LVN!
    I emailed you. I'm just newbie though. Just a word of advice.... I would take my phone number off of here :)
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Positive experiences in LTC?
    I started my first job as an LPN a month ago in LTC. I was scared mostly because of some of the stories I've heard. So far, I've had a good experience though. The nurses have been welcoming and...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Interview answer to "How do you deal with CNA's that don't do their job".
    I'd like to know the answer to this as well both for possible future interviews and for my current new jog. I'm a new grad working in LTC and this is one of the areas that is hard for me.
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. switching to night shift
    I'm just a new grad but in our facility you don't have to call the family at night unless they are being sent out or have requested to be called for any changes. You can fax the doctor if the...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Charting on 11-7
    I'm a new grad two weeks into my first job in LTC. We have to chart on skilled people every shift. On my shift most people are sleeping though. Most of my entries go something like this: VS...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  18. Preventing med errors in LTC...
    The pictures aren't always a good guide. So many have lost weight and such. Also it is going to be dark in the room so I'll mostly be going by what's on the wall. I just wish I could ask them and...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Preventing med errors in LTC...
    I'm really concerned about this. I'm a new grad LPN. I've been orienting at my first job for two weeks now. I'll start working 11-7 next week (I've been on days so far) and I still don't know all...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Undecided LPN/RN?
    I'm a new grad LPN. I just started to work last week at my first job which I love by the way :) I am registered to return to school after the first of the year to work towards becoming an RN. I...
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. My feet hurt!
    Same here :)
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. How to prepare for new LTC job....
    It does sound pretty daunting. There will be two other nurses on the same shift with me. She said it would be a two week orientation. I'm relieved I won't have to try to remember everyone's names!...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. How the heck am i supposed to get one years experience if no one will hire me?
    Keep looking my friend! I'm a new grad lpn too. I was licensed on September 29, 2010. I had a big pity party yesterday and today decided to drive 45 minutes from my house to a SNF. I got an...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Don't know what to do.....
    UPDATE! I drove to a facitlity about 45 minutes from my house today and they interviewed me! They also sent me for a physical :) I'm hoping that means I'm hired!
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How to prepare for new LTC job....
    I'm a new grad LPN and after searching far and wide for a job it looks like I have one at a nice 120 bed facility (they sent me for a physical today). It seems like a great place. The patients wear...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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