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Joined: Feb 28, '11; Posts: 10 (10% Liked) ; Likes: 4

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    After four days of 4 hour interviews, she decided that I was too smiley and young for her patients' age. I'm a naturally happy and excited person, and she wanted me to treat them in a very somber and serious manner. She also said because I was young, the patients would never take me seriously. ... but she could have seen that on my resume.

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    I wanted to thank everyone for their detailed and varied answers! This helped me a lot. It says nothing on the contract, but there may be a more interesting opportunity on the horizon. You guys rock!

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    She's a MOHs surgery specialist and that is absolutely all I know. I was not told any job duties or any other specializations. My lack of knowledge is exactly why I asked in the first place. Even if not really the same, I hoped other nurses could have told me what they do in their own offices.

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    So I have an interview tomorrow to work for a Mohs surgeon!
    I'd like any dermatologist and or Mohs nurses to give me any advice and information possible on this topic. I would love you forever and bake you Brazilian goodies and ship them to your house!

    Thank you so much in advance!

    Sorry I'm so crazy excited about this interview lol.

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    So I've been working in an agency, and while I'm getting along fine, a set "full time" job would be much more comfortable. I've been getting good reviews from the main LTC agency I get sent to... So my question is, is it terrible etiquette to apply to this place that seems to be requesting me specifically more and more?

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    I am currently working on my bsn! I know the only jobs I'll be able to have are going to be in long term facilities, but I was wondering how any lpns may have gotten those jobs? Did you walk in to a nursing home with your resume or did you find it online?

    Ps. There is so much lpns can't do in NY that they can in KY! No wonder school was so much harder in KY

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    Hello all!
    I got my license a while ago and have found nothing but nursing agencies willing to hire. Can anyone tell me how they got their first job as an LPN?
    It would help if you were from the Nassau County area, but please respond if you're not either!

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    blue82, Lev <3, melmarie23, and 1 other like this.

    Well, I'm happy to reply that nothing like this happened to me. I couldn't sleep all night because of the replies I got in here and seriously regretted posting anything. I honestly was DESPERATE. I told myself that I wouldn't ever bother to post back, but it seemed like some of you actually cared. Now, I'm not saying the rest of you didn't, you just didn't come off very supportive at all.
    In any case, the lpn that usually has the floor gave me a once over of everything and all the cna's helped me find the patients that weren't in their rooms. I'm happy to say there were no med errors and no lives were in danger. Again, apparently lpns in NY are only expected to give meds/do treatments. Do I know how to react in case of an emergency? Of course, but other than calling a code and immediate interventions the supervising RN's are supposed to take care of new developments/emergencies. I don't exactly agree with it, but when I had 40 patients, I was glad my job was pretty much being a med tech. It was the hardest night of my life, but I got through it!
    I went to a different floor for another shift where the nurses there not only gave me a "cheat sheet" of how the patients take their medicine, but also helped me immensely with how to organize for the day, and what patients to take first. They were angels. Truly caring nurses like the in the movies!
    Recently I've been given jobs caring for young clients as school nurse for special ed children. I have one client at a time, and the job is very easy and absolutely pulls on my heart strings.
    I told my agency supervisor the work was hard and I got through it, but it was a bit much for my first day. I believe she's trying to find "baby step" jobs for me.

    I'm currently still seeking a full time job, and can refuse a facility at any time the agency asks if I want to work.

    I'd also like to add that I was at the top of my class, and had two years of experience as a patient care associate in a hospital where I watched/assisted/intervened in more code blues and rapid responses than one should have in a lifetime (unless you are in fact an ER nurse in an inner city like where I worked as a PCA).

    So before I went to bed that night I talked to my peds professor (that I hated so much because I got an 89% in her class! lol) and she assured me that I could get through it, to prioritize and keep my patient's safety above everything else as I always had.

    I appreciate the concern, and assure you I would never do anything that would harm a patient. There was a lot of support staff including NP's, RN's, and CNA's. For those that supported me, thank you. I appreciate all the advice, and am trying my best to find a full or part time non agency job.

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    Yeah, like I said, this really wasn't ideal... but what else am I supposed to do? I couldn't find another job and it had been six months and the 10k in savings I had dwindled down to 380. The economy is bad and everyone wants experience. This may very well go badly but its the only choice I have right now. I know month long orientations are only for facility staff, I knew the agency wouldn't give me any sort of hand holding. I was just wondering if anyone out there had made it out ok.

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    So, after a year and half of studying I finally got my lpn license. The whole process took forever, because people weren't very nice or truthful about what papers they had and hadn't received in NY. I've finally gotten a job, but it's as an agency nurse. This isn't ideal, but the money situation wasn't getting any better. I'm going to work for the first time for my first time tomorrow and I'm so nervous! I heard LPN's in NY do nothing but pass out meds, and that's all I'm expected to do. The thing that scares me is that I'm going to have 40 patients! I had two hours of orientation and vaguely remember where the med room is and where the med cart is. Everyone else I know had a month of orientation but I'm just being thrown to the wolves. Is this common?