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  1. Do you ever question if your a good nurse?
    I'm fortunate to have an awesome DON who has encouraged me to be confident because she says that I think critically. I'm not sure what I've done to make her think this, except that I apply what...
    Dec 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Tennessee/California LVN's
    Just wanted to add... The community college system in Cali isn't near as competitive as the CSU system. 2.5 avg GPA in non sciences and 3.0 avg in sciences. Here's a link to one community...
    Dec 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. IS it possible to get a job as an LPN
    I think you should do a market survey of your area. That's what I did before I took the plunge of going to Lvn school. I walked into several local SNFs and asked if they hired new grad LVNs and what...
    Dec 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. MDS coordinator
    In SNFs in my area, I've seen LVNs work as MDS coordinators.
    Dec 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Anyone work for Telecare Corp?
    In my area, Telecare is expanding and the facilities are PHFs, (psychiatric health facilities), for acute psych Pts. I know a few people who work at Telecare and like it. In my area, the PHF ratio is...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. School/Work Schedule
    If it were me, I'd take the weekend fri-sun schedule. Calling off or requesting a schedule change after the schedule is set up could cause you a lot of problems with work.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Refused admission
    If they admitted her, then sent her to the ER then she was their pt, not yours. If she was never admitted at the new facility, I guess the hospital could try to send her back to you, but you have...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Faking seizures?
    Quoting Grodo: "The question, for me, remains. You are all now saying that this situation is too complex for a non-medical person to adequately judge. Does that mean I go against her wishes every...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Viva.... At my place of employment, a full physical is done by nursing staff on admission. There is no q shift requirement. The physical is supposed to be a head to toe (perrla, bowel sounds, lung...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Need all white shoes for clinicals.. Suggestions??
    I like danskos, allegrias and good running/cross trainers. That's all I've worn as a CNA, through LVN school and as a nurse.
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    29. We had just failed our first IVF (in vitro fertilization) attempt. My children were getting older, I figured, it's time to pursue my dream. I'd been working as a preschool teacher for...
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ringworm??? what to do??
    In my own personal experience, ringworm isn't exceptionally contagious. I've had it and continued working as a child care provider without transmitting it. My son got it from a classmate and even...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Preparing for first psych job
    Read up on tardive diskinesia and other Extra pyramidal symptoms. Know you basic med classes: anxiolytics vs antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. Learn about the different side effects of first...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. How to make holiday fun
    My facility celebrated halloween by helping the residents to dress up and holding a costume contest. They also got to "trick or treat" in the building. For thanksgiving, turkey, stuffing, rolls...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Graduation can truly give ya the blues...
    I experienced some "withdrawl" symptoms after finishing school. I was with those ladies 5 days per week for 8 hrs per day under very stressful conditions. We were able to keep in touch via FB and...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Best lotion for dry hands?
    I have had skin tags since my 20's!! #not an old lady thing
    Nov 27
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Advice from psych nurses
    I have family members with MI. BPD, addiction, I have no sympathy for them anymore. They've burned me too many times during their selfishness. But it's completely different for me at work. I...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Car, School, Debt?
    Buy a bucket car that's good on gas, like an old civic or focus. I think u could get one for $1500 or so.
    Nov 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. 30 Select All that Apply!!! NCLEX-PN
    I had many SATA questions. They were hard! One of my BFFs from school assured me that these were "higher level questions" that indicated I was above passing level. She was correct! Let's hope the...
    Nov 25
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. If you were a CNA did your job let you promote to LVN/LPN after school?
    I worked as a CNA in an acute care hospital. I was not able to get hired as an LVN there. But the experience still benefitted me, I feel. It made my resume stand out and gave me experience.
    Nov 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Best lotion for dry hands?
    Vaseline intensive care?! No! It's very watery, to me. Burt's Bees in the small tubs the size of baby food jars is awesome. There is also a eucerin cream in a tub that's very good. Here's a link...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. What can you tolerate the least?
    I like feet!
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grads-how long for first job
    Nor-cal, Lvn. Graduated in nov. Started working in dec (last yr) lost that job in feb, I was working again by April. I've been at the same place ever since.
    Nov 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. skipping graduation/pinning?
    I graduated about a year ago. I did t attend the pinning or graduation. I have no regrets. While a part of me wanted to spend that special time with my classmates, a part of me was ready to be done...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Recent kaplan lvn graduate
    I spent 2-3 wks studying and then took the test. I think you should schedule it and take it as soon as you can.
    Nov 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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