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  1. Soooo discouraged:( First Med Error
    I'm so sorry to hear you lost your job! And to lose your job for being too slow sounds ridiculous to me. I am the slowest around on a med pass- but I don't do them all that often now so that adds to...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    When I was in clinicals there was an LPN on the acute care floor where I was a student and it was like hitting the jackpot to be assigned to her for the night. She was fantastic. We were so...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Cheating in an FNP program
    I always used to think that people get what they deserve in the end. But reality is sometimes they don't. Some of the students that have cheated in the past have gone right on to pass whatever...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. When Is OUR Parade?
    As a society in general, we value being good looking, young and strong. You're rewarded for being any of those things- an athlete, a singer, an actor, etc. Why do we ask celebrities their opinion on...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Starting Salary for New Grad RN at LTC in NYC.
    JohnetteJJB, I'm not the original person you were asking for feedback, but I just wanted to tell you to take a breath and give yourself some time. It's going to be a little overwhelming for a while....
    Feb 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. New roommate on precautions
    Capecodmermaid, thanks, I was waiting for you to chime in! I guess my bigger concern was that while we could definitely keep the resident safe, we can't really reassure her of it. First, we can't...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. New roommate on precautions
    Thank you for the responses, I felt the whole situation was a problem that really should have been avoided. I'll be interested to find out next week how they handled it after I left, but I think it...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. group work in an online program
    Group projects, bane of my academic existence! It's gotten to the point where I almost immediately assign people things to do and then if they don't respond I do it myself. So far two of my five...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. New roommate on precautions
    Yesterday afternoon we had a new admission come in. The current resident in the room is alert and oriented, most of the time, very independent and a little angry/ paranoid about moving into long term...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Orientation for a new grad
    I had a great orientation, 10 shifts before I was on my own. However, I think it's really a quality over quantity sort of thing. Some aspects are just going to take time. Whether you've had 3 med...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. tips about new grad working in SNF-LTC please!!!
    Good luck. That's not a very long orientation but it seems standard, I'd probably ask if there's any way your facility would agree to an additional week, knowing you might not get it. Report will...
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Meds
    I think the OP is trying to educate herself, she came here with a question because this would be a reasonable place to look for an answer- since we should all know these things. Yes, maybe she could...
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Advice and words of wisdom needed.
    Take a breath, you can do it. Not knowing the acuity of your population it's difficult to say, but those ratios do seem a little bit high, so you may be in for a challenge. Do you know anything about...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. LTC as a new RN
    You'll get conflicting stories from people. I've been in LTC for about a year and a half- first job out of school. In the past couple weeks we've had one coworker transition to med-surg in a local...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Seeking recommendations for psychiatric nursing jobs for ADN grads in CT
    Natchaug Hospital in Willimantic is also a psych facility. When I did my clinical rotation there it struck me as a decent place to work. Not sure about the hiring needs right now, but I think they...
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  16. Working with a nurse who does things her own special way...
    While I can see your concern I think you partially answered your own question. If management is likely aware of how she operates, they've clearly made the decision that the benefit outweighs the...
    May 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Where are all the nurses?
    Capecodmermaid- I tried to sent you a PM, don't know if you got it. I'm in CT and I'd be happy to post info about your facility on the Facebook page for my local alumni site. Might help, especially...
    Apr 26, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Did I do the right thing?
    I've told my kids many times, tattling is done to get others in trouble, responsible telling is aimed at preventing someone from getting hurt. An IV antibiotic not administered for three days is a...
    Apr 25, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Day Clinicals Vs. Night Clinicals??
    I had no choice but to go with evening clinicals, and since that's the only shift I work, it was a perfect match. I've worked day shift twice and it's crazy to me. I knew the flow of evenings going...
    Apr 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nvcc pre-reqs
    I also worked full-time during nursing school, and now I work two jobs and go to school on-line for my MSN. Are there things I have missed? Sure. I'll have guilt for the rest of life over missing one...
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  21. Need expert advice on how to pass 39 patients' medication in a 2-hour time frame.
    Wow, that's crazy. I worked first shift ONCE, and it took me almost 4 hours to complete the med pass for 30 residents. I'm sure you pick up a little speed when you're more familiar with the meds and...
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. I Want To Be A Nurse, But My Grades Aren't Competitive. Help!
    I appreciate anyone that feels a strong and true passion for nursing, and I know that a nurse is far more than the sum of a GPA and some standardized tests. However, for those that truly struggle...
    Apr 7, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. How do I go about applying for this?
    Absolutely go in and get your name and resume in there! Go in dressed nicely and ask if the DON is available to speak briefly. Introduce yourself and express your interest, especially if you can name...
    Apr 4, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Polypharmacy-When is it too much??
    I wish we could start feeding our residents *real* food, get away from processed crap that's not providing nearly the natural vitamins and nutrients they need. I wish we could get them to be more...
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. 1st LTC Job! Am I suppose to hate it?
    You're only four days in, if you felt confident I think you'd be doing something wrong! As others have mentioned, it's a whole new world in LTC, one you may not have experienced during nursing school...
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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