Latest Comments by libran1984

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Joined: Aug 3, '11; Posts: 590 (38% Liked) ; Likes: 686
Registered Nurse; from US
Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Emergency Nursing

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    Yeah, I agree with some of the above... If someone says your positive for "Ativan" and that is the official accusation, they're lying.

    If management uses that as an excuse to fire u, then perhaps upper management purposefully set u up. There's no way to differentiate between Ativan and Xanax on a urine drug screen

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    My understanding of an RN residency program was that it was meant for all new hires directly out of school to improve retention rates and better familiarize the nurse with protocols and technical skills.

    I am confused as to what previous posters speak of when they talk about "applying to a residency".

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    My hospital is turning a huge profit and we're seeing record numbers of ED pts, new admits, and more ppl are being signed up for PCP's than ever before.

    What I don't understand is why several of the surrounding hospital networks are are cutting costs by firing and removing raises, bonuses, and shift differentials while the CEO's, according to our local business journal have all given themselves and the boards record raises. Someone told me it was because of those layoffs and budget cuts they were able to reap said raises, all the while still reporting higher profit margins.

    Greed and fear are very powerful things and it's them we should be fearing, not the ACA.

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    sallyrnrrt likes this.

    I was an LPN then RN and I'd like to obtain an RRT license and EMT-P cert.

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    Nola009 likes this.

    It is normal but you absolutely will get there!!!! U are probably doing great!!!

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    sistrmoon, LadyFree28, Donna2011, and 4 others like this.

    Pt had a sz in church

    I said, "well you sure were filled with the spirit!"

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    A thesis statement is merely a declaration of what you wish to discuss such as: "We will closely examine the pathophysiology, etiology, treatment and blah blah factors related to congenital hypothyroidism"

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    Can u do all ur charting in the pt's room?

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    ctbui likes this.

    I did my LPN-ASN at a community college and it cost me less than $4,000 I now make just over $5,000 per month as an RN. That program was only a year long, but that was bc I had bee. Out of school greater than 2 years while those that had gone back sooner didn't have to take a refresher class and got it done in 6 months.

    My RN to BSN is looking to be around $12,000

    When I was looking at LPN to BSN it was going to be between $20,000 and $45,000 and about 3 years of schooling. I'd have also had to retake the majority of my LPN classes which really put me off.

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    Keep on trucking along

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    I've worked as an LPN in the ED alongside several medics. I went back for my RN with many of them. The medics found the transition to be somewhat easier than my LPN peers that worked in LTC, but found the non critical care med surg courses as the real struggle in school.

    After we graduated, they agreed the pay hike was well worth the effort but seemed to take longer adjusting to managing multiple pts at a time than the LPNs. The medics were much more adept in their skills than the non acute care LPNs, however, as u can imagine.

    The books are to be used at ur own discretion. I opted for older, cheaper, editions but spent a bit more time hunting for the correct page numbers.

    You'll do just fine! If u have previous hospital medic experience you'll find the transition that much easier.

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    CBlover, MizChelleRN, ICUman, and 1 other like this.

    I feel RNs make quite a fair chunk of change. I def need to stop eating out tho.

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    missliliposh and SeattleJess like this.

    This was a great post!! Kudos!!!!

    Although, I think we make very good money as RNs! For the first time in my adult life (30 years old), I can afford to take a vacation somewhere. I can actually afford plane tickets somewhere! I can actually go out and buy stuff I want to buy!!!!!! Not to mention, my credit card debt is quickly shrinking away. I'm doing all this without pulling any overtime.

    Also, I completely 100% agree with you that if the LPN/RN is trained to do it, then do it if you can. Never delegate something you are qualified and have the time to do yourself.

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    LadyFree28, sueall, ms.piggy98, and 2 others like this.

    lol... i always tell them how great it is to make such insane money and only have to do it for 3 days a week! As an RN now, in 72 hours I make (without overtime) what I used to make in 96 hours as an LPN receiving overtime and critical need pay. Lol. I always focus on how important I feel when I do the right thing and achieve a respectful nod from the physician or a family member feels confident in my ability to express a deep concern or fear to me. The patients, while very tiring at times, can give us the best high that lasts for days and even weeks!

    Also, did I mention how much money we make!? zomg... my last paycheck after taxes and insurance and just 69 hours was $1,550!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAA!!! My buddy has a masters in social work and doesnt even come close to that!!

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    lizblessed32, NURSE_NECI, kalycat, and 1 other like this.

    A Designated Educational Unit certainly sounds like a great idea. During my PN and ASN programs, many students talked of a similar method. Particularly, the LPN-ASN students, having already been through nursing school once, especially pushed for the DEU ideas! We felt the "traditional students" (ie: students who had no previous nursing or medical licensure/endorsement) were missing out on what real nursing was about.

    When my friends first started their careers, many went through a period of shock. They had difficulty adjusting to the school model of one patient at a time to suddenly caring for 5-30 patients at once (depending on the facility they were hired at). I was lucky since I still got to focus mostly on one person at a time in a clinic setting and later transitioned to the ER.

    I love precepting nursing students and always welcome the opportunity take one under my wing to educate on things like, "this is why we dilute this med, why we use this size of angiocath, and what I expect the doctor to order", but so many of the local 4 year schools have adamant rules against ASN RNs precepting BSN students despite my willingness, experience, and foundational knowledge of emergency care. Just more incentive to get that BSN sooner.