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  1. Salary?
    I've been an LPN for 24 years. My highest hourly rate was 23.65, in 2007. That was the going rate for most LPN's in hospitals and LTC settings in that era. I was laid off in 2007 when they eliminated...
    Jan 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Considering LPN.
    I've been an LPN for 25 years. It's a saturated field that pays very little. The few new grads that were recently hired at the facility I'm at say that they applied to dozens of places prior to...
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. I couldn't believe they were hiring nurses...even new grads
    Please note that some states allow the labor department to specify that you are ineligible for compensation if you are terminated or quit. The only way to receive unemployment is if you were laid...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. should I call a nurse manager directly about a job?
    I interviewed with a DON last week and was told I had the job. I've called HR to follow up and was told that they're still interviewing. Kind of sitting on my hands here as i don't want to stir up...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Curious about Exit interviews
    Keep it positive. In today's workplace, your new job might turn out to be a nightmare. If you want to keep the door open, please keep any negative comments to yourself, or away from an exit interveiw.
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. ASN new grad in nursing homes/long term care
    Nursing pay has decreased considerably in recent years. You might want to do some research re current rates for RN's in your area. You can also research current jobs. It's a different world compared...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Help i"m overwhelmed and scared
    Kudos to CheesePotato, great advice. When I returned to nursing after a two-year break i had a preceptor who just HATED watching me fumble along when she could do it better, faster, and to her...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. LPN cancelled everywhere in AZ but GWCC
    Google "LPN job" for any state in the US. You'll find a few part time/PRN positions open. The LPN is going the way of the dinosaur....experienced or not. Sad! Many LPN's have a much higher degree of...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. My 1st LPN job!!!! Night shift...FREAKING out!!
    You will orient with another nurse on your job. You should have plenty of opportunities to give insulin injections, straight cath for urine samples, and perform other tasks that you are currently...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Rejection has got me so low
    Focus on the positive. You have a job. The nursing market is saturated right now and many of us are not so fortunate. Continue with the interveiws, at least you got far enough in the process that you...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. How do you get a very combative patient to take a shower
    I worked in a LTC facility where the rules were arbitrary ~ residents MUST be bathed on their shower day, they MUST eat meals in the dining room ~ despite combative/inappropriate behavior. ...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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