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  1. Attention New Nurses in LTC. Night shift is where it's at.
    Definent night shift 3-11 may burn you out
    Aug 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Attention New Nurses in LTC. Night shift is where it's at.
    Oh yes I have pulled the occasional 12 due to short staffing. 7pm-7am, COMPLETELY differed ball game and strategy than 11-7. Night med pass is a beast, but imagine the 3p-11p nurse who has to do two...
    Aug 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Attention New Nurses in LTC. Night shift is where it's at.
    Oh my sounds horrible. Sounds like an area where Long Term Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Home Care have been merged. Luckily at my nursing home of employment, we don't patients of such high acuity....
    Aug 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Attention New Nurses in LTC. Night shift is where it's at.
    Hello everybody. Hope everyone is having a great end to the summer. Since I became a Nurse about 7 months ago, I worked 3pm-11pm in a busy rural nursing home. We'll as of 3 weeks ago I made the best...
    Aug 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. But all the Nurse is doing is sitting down. Why cant the help?
    Im an LTC Floor Nurse/Charge Nurse. Im an LPN and i have 41 patients on a brutally busy 3pm-11pm shift in a busy rural nursing home. But i wasnt always.... For nearly four years, from the ripe age...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LPN starting LTC Monday
    7p-7a with 27 residents is awesome sauce. You have 12 hours to get work done, ex charting, mars, tars, etc. this is a blessing! At my LTC job i work 3pm-11pm with 41 residents! Its enough to make me...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. New Grad drowning in LTC
    I have 41 residents and probly 38 of wich get 8pm meds. If its Trazadone or another sleep aide or a controlled substance wich accounts fpr probly 10 of my residents, i will hold off until 8pm. If...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New Grad drowning in LTC
    New LPN in LTC of 6 months here. It gets better. Learn to priortize. Cut corners. Combine med passes ex. Give 4pms and 6ms heck even 8pms together when applicable. Know residents habits. Know yoir...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. The LPN as ADON myths and misconceptions,
    I didnt work with an LPN-ADON until i became an LPN and took a job at a small 90 bed rural community nursing home in wich to this day i still work at it. Theres been alot of resitance to the practice...
    Jun 11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. New Nurse Rocking it!
    1. I love being an LTC Nurse, and i believe that we should all cover for each others minor mistakes it makes for a much betrer nursing team and working family. 2. When i have to complete 2 admits...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New Nurse Rocking it!
    Let me just say congrats to one fellow new LTC Nurse to another. I have been an LTC Nurse/LPN 6 months now. You sound as if your doing an outstanding job but domt get to high and mighty. I remember a...
    May 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. More Demanding LTC/SNF Floor Nurse Position
    Hello everyone. I started out as a new Nurse about 5 months ago. I worked part time aka full time 3pm-11pm and filled in whereever necessary sometimes even 7a-7p. It was a great first job for me and...
    May 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. difference in getting PCT AND LPN
    In other words , any RN would tell you that with a 10 patient Census with 5 critical patients and 5 stable recovering patients it would be much better to have an LPN take those 5 stable patients and...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. difference in getting PCT AND LPN
    PCT is a broad undefined term. Although many trade schools have a PCT program, there are no defined educational standards for PCTs. These prgorams usually prepare students to work as UAPs or Office...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And want a simple ref to education vs experiece to dwell on. I came from the 2nd ranked trade school LPN program in my state according to academics and NCLEX Success rate. The LPN who trained me an...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    You have to understand differences in geoegraphic location and cost of living. RNs rarelly crack 27$ an hour around here
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And your saying LPNs an ADN RNs are not Nurses ? Ok ! What alot of people fail to realize is the BON only recognizes one RN Licensure. And both BSNs and ADNs both hold the same one.
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    Well , i was taught that the client population the LPN is to serve the stable client predictable outcomes! Wich has more patients with Predictable outcomes ! You say facility doesnt matter ? So i...
    Feb 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    The point im simply trying to make is if you know you want a job in the hospital and you know in your area that LPNs are now exvlusive to LTC , and Homecare, why go to LPN school ? Just to be called...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    And that last comment was by no means a personal sabatoge of RNs or BSN prepared Nurses. They work hard for there 4 year degrees, and a very well educated professional nurses. The above comment was...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    The nursing home where i work employs 3 RNs. 1. The DON. 2. Weekend 1 8 hour Supervisor. 3 Weekend 2 8 hour supervisor. Thats it. The ADON is an LPN, The MDS Coordinator is an LPN, the QA Nurse is an...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    Actually in my area , LPNs still work in the vast majority of acute care hospitals. And they do function as Nurses who take on an appropriate patient load. And the RN Unit Charge Nurse functions as...
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    I'm a new Nurse. I spend a lot of my time on a nursing home corridor behind a med cart, or more like a rolling Walgreens kiosk. I stay at work 1, 2 sometimes maybe 3 hours after shift change behind a...
    Feb 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Questions about Problem charting at night
    I understand your logic and i thank you all for answering this qhestion. It was just a new nurse concern. I know that state surveyors can be very picky in the LTC and audit charting of floor nurses...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Questions about Problem charting at night
    Thanks everyone! No loriangel i would not. I was just wondering if there was a C/O congestion, and difficulty sleeping because of it , or a C/O nausea and if i had a standing order or a PRN order for...
    Feb 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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