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Joined: Apr 30, '12; Posts: 2 (0% Liked)
CNA/ Nursing Student; from US
Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Neurology, Vascular,

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    Well I know where I live it is extremely hard to get into nursing programs most schools have a 200 - 300 person waiting list. I didn't even want to try until I decided to go to a technical college. I was originally told april but a spot opened up in Jan and I have been going strong ever since. I have my graduation date scheduled as of Dec 4th and I am going to be walking across that stage as an LPN (keeping my fingers crossed)

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    I have worked as an LPN for nine years. I have always been the youngest nurse on staff. Now, I am 32 years old and still the youngest among the LPNs, RNs, and NAs on my floor(that's about 45 people). Where are all the young nurses? Who is going to be working with me when all the older nurses retire? When we discussed this at work, we speculated that the young people are getting in, finding out what it's like, and getting out fast.

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    I am fairly new to the LTC world. I have been private practice most of my medical career and want to get back into that after completing my RN. I have only worked for one LTC, I have been here going on my second month. I love my job as a CNA and love my patients dearly my question is, Is it normal for a facility to go through 3 DON in since I have been here. And what does a DON do? I am not meaning that rudely I just want to understand their position so I am well informed. The first one who hired me was total hands on was always at the facility and was always picking up shifts if someone called out. she even believed in doing CNA orientation herself. She trained me and was right there next to me the whole time. She became ill and we lost her. The second one lasted about two weeks???? and was demoted to charge nurse and left. The third one that I am working with seems to just want to deal with paper work. I am not saying that any of this is bad. I assume it is just management styles and personalities, but we all know what happens when we assume.