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  1. med/surg vs home care with small children?
    I recently went from a full-time 12hr LTC job to a home health job and while I work Mon-Fri 8am-whenever my last patient is, you often have to chart from home. Depending on how busy or your patient...
    May 10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Impossible to work correctly
    I agree with TheCommuter 100%. Trying to do too much too soon will completely burn you out. When I first entered in SNF, I would come in to work 15 minutes early and I would write in my notebook...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Before I get hired in a LTC... WTH!!!
    I would suggest to be friendly but not too friendly. Do your own assessments because it's always better to see things with your own eyes if something needs to be called to the doctor and charted. ...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. HELP: quit LTC without 2 wk notice and ED treatened to report me to BON
    Not 100% sure but I don't think you have to list a job that you left in your probationary period (i.e 90 days) on your employment history. I've been told in the first 3 months of employment, if you...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Extra shifts
    I work full-time at my SNF job and I'm constantly asked to work extra shifts even if it results in overtime. Their main motivation at my job is just to have a warm body to cover that shift otherwise...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Need help putting skills down on resume
    Thanks everyone! I think I was just having a mental block and when I looked over my resume, my skills didn't look very polished.
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. Need help putting skills down on resume
    Hi everyone. I was hoping I could get some help with enhancing my skills on my resume. I work full-time in LTC as an LPN. I have some skills already on my resume but I'm drawing a blank and...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Annual Pay Raises in 2014
    I haven't seen a raise or had an evaluation in 3 years.
    May 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Impossible Family Member
    I have a family member just like this! No matter what you do, there is always something else wrong. He is so bad that even the CNAs won't even walk in his direction because he is that nitpicky and...
    May 15, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. am,pm or graveyard shift? which will you prefer?
    I prefer working 12 hour shifts 7a-7p. I know it sounds crazy lol! Yes, I'm constantly running and being pulled in every direction I'm a newer nurse and I feel like I get more experience and learn...
    May 1, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Have a question about med carts...
    This! I was always taught even as a CNA that once something "clean" goes into a patient's room, it is then considered "dirty" even if it wasn't used. It's good to get into the habit of carrying...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. missing narcs
    In my facility, the med-techs are working under my license. With each change of the shift, we count all carts. The med-tech does not leave or pass off her keys without another staff member counting...
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. not enough CNAs
    This!!! It sounds like you work at my facility! I completely understand how you are feeling because I also go through this while at work. And don't forget about some of the management staff...
    Feb 6, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I just need to vent a little...
    Thanks everyone for your support and it's nice to see that others go through ALMOST the same thing as I do.. It's just a terrible situation. All of us nurses are running around without breaks,...
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I just need to vent a little...
    I normally don't post much on this forum but I feel like I just need to vent a little just to try to get these feelings off of my chest. Sorry in advance if I seem a little whiny but lately our...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Bad CNA staff, any advice?
    Having your charge nurse or DON back you up is a great help. If they choose to overlook the situation, it's very hard to get the situation under control.
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. absolutely burnt out with my job
    Omg. You must work at my facility. lol. I can completely relate to how you feel as I am going through almost the same thing. Maybe it's time for a job change. Like the previous poster, I would...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Tips for Nursing Students also working full time jobs (40hrs/week)
    It is possible. In nursing school, I worked full-time, went to school full-time, managed a home, and was a single mother to a 4 year old. School was Mon-Wed 8am-3pm some days and Thurs was 12 hour...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Coumadin protocol
    We have a coumadin protocol at my facility. Depending on the pts INRs, we have certain standing orders for what we should give and when we need to call our MD.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  20. Resident nurse ratio question
    I guess in my delerium I didn't completely read this post. :singing: I don't know how that would work. There are specific medication administration times and it just seems unsafe to me to go...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Resident nurse ratio question
    When I was a CNA, I was lucky if I had only 13 residents. A lot of the time, especially when we were short, I would have between 16-18 patients. And that included showers, documentation, meals,...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. How many patients do you have as an LVN
    I have roughly 30 pts. No med aides and 2 CNAs on my hall. And 12 hr shifts
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. What school does not prepare you for
    Also, per facility, there are standing orders or protocols that you can write your orders based off of depending on the situation. And with a change of condition, there is certain paperwork that has...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. What school does not prepare you for
    I am an new grad LPN working in LTC also. I was at the top of my nursing class and worked full-time as a CNA during nursing school. I knew how the LTC monster kinda worked before I went to school,...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. LPN School while raising a child?
    I just graduated from LPN school and I have an almost 5 year old. It's hard but definitely doable. The things that I found helpful was to stay ahead of classwork and don't wait till the last min. ...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student