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  1. residents say the funniest things
    We had this one dear old lady whose moods would turn on a dime. One day we had a church group who was singing and afterwards the preacher approached this lady and said, "____ I can see Jesus shining...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. First RN Job!!!! (Plus interview tips and encouragement for new grads
    I did have 2 years experience as an LPN, and so far it has helped tremendously. However, I think a lot depends on the PDN company you work for. My company loves new grads, and the usual training time...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Phi theta kappa?
    I joined my local chapter and it does look good on resumes, etc, because they only take those with a 4.0 GPA, and you have to keep your GPA above 3.5 to stay in. It also offer scholarships, etc. I...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. First RN Job!!!! (Plus interview tips and encouragement for new grads
    Just wanted to give a little encouragement to all the new grad RN's out there. I graduated Dec.12, and took my NCLEX on the 29th. I found out I passed 48 hours later. I began my job search...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. No shift differential
    I work as a PDN on nights - I get shift dif and holiday pay. I think it depends on the company.
    Jan 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. No shift differential
    I worked in a SNF/LTC for 2 years as an LPN before I got my RN. They paid shift differential for nights, and we got holiday pay. They did not have a shift dif for weekends however. Most LTC places in...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Military LPN experience
    I just graduated with my RN, with 2 years experience as an LPN. My 2 years experience really did stand me in good stead, but I didn't actually get a job in a hospital. I'm working private duty...
    Jan 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    I would say that this instructor is very correct, and did a good job at not pinpointing anyone in particular and shaming them. In both my LPN and my ADN program, if we showed up out of dress code,...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Just saying...I never once studied for my NCLEX and it cut off at 85 - passed with no problems. Depending on the school, you can pretty much guarantee that they prepare you enough. My school has a...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  10. First L&D on my own
    Awesome! L&D is the field I would like to go into as well, and I also want to get my CNM at some point. I've been an LPN for2 years now, and am graduating my RN class in 3 weeks I only hope I have...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  11. Tips for a new lpn a a LTC Facility
    I currently work at a LTC facility, and have for almost 2 years. I worked the majority of that time on night shift with up to 36-38 pts at a time. You will learn who takes time, and who is fast. It...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Is it worth it?
    Wow! Congrats! I'm sure it's hard to be put back in the place of a brand new nursing student when you've been in the field for so long, but hang in there! I myself graduate from an LPN-RN bridge...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  13. LPN-RN transition
    So I am and LPN, graduated in Dec. 2012. I've held my current job at a LTC/SNF since I graduated. I am planning to graduate in December with my RN and move to Colorado to be near family. I'll be in...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. First time at a nursing home
    Welcome to the U.S.! I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a rough experience so far. I know it's no fun to feel like you are drowning without help. I currently work in a LTC facility, and...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. When entering orders, please remember....
    When charting in a computer, and you are trying to chart a stage 2 pressure ulcer, please don't chart a "stage 11." If you're wanting to use roman numerals, try "stage II."
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    So far the weirdest i know personally is a girl named Precious. It's not too bad, until you realize her last name is Grubbs. So now you have "Precious Grubbs" Poor kid.
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Nursing gear passed on from older generation
    My aunt (who died when I was 6 or so) is the only other one in my family with any medical background. She worked as an RN for many years before she died of cancer. I was honored when my aunts sent me...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Shocking story of the day
    I've seen this happen often... I believe it is something the older generation was taught to do a lot, especially if there was no running water around to rinse off the nuk with... At least she didn't...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. app for nclex-pn
    not sure about the nclex-pn app thing, but as for drugs, well, i can help you there! Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but I use Micromedex. It's a free drug app (think you have to sign up...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Just curious, What do they teach in Nursing School these days?
    As a current student graduating in December, this is interesting to me. I'd hate to think that I as a new grad would have a harder time finding a job simply because the nursing school that I paid...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Employment Outlook
    I'm just curious... I have been living in AR for the last several years, and am currently in an LPN program at North Arkansas College, planning to graduate in December 2012. I am planning to move...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Wyoming Nursing