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    Also nursing homes are much different than hospitals.. I did my clinicals at nursing homes, and it is a chore just to find sterile gloves! They did not perform sterile technique to my knowlege.

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    nursel56 likes this.

    Can you find out what the statistics are for your facility pertaining to HAI? Also how long has this LPN worked there - it would seem to me if she has worked there for years, and does a lot of caths... they would have been on to her by now.

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    icuRNmaggie and AnonRNC like this.

    I tend to put foot in mouth on a regular basis. What she said was weird, but kind of gives me the feeling that she was trying to put you down in a passive aggressive way. I could be wrong but I would not trust that one.

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    I can only tell you what they had during my clinicals. There should be one book exclusively for wounds. All residents that have wounds are in there, and you document everything concerning the wound and care there. Just like they have one book for bowel movements, there's a wound care book. You probably know this already, but that's all I know. I haven't worked in a facility yet.

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    RNperdiem and netglow like this.

    Thanks for the laughs guys. This thread had me really chuckling!

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    They must do this a lot. A fellow student in my LPN class knew someone in the facility who suggested that she work there as receptionist while in school, get license and transition to nurse. That's exactly how it worked out, in that order. She just got her license and is now training. . It really pays to know someone, even to get hired as a receptionist is hard, this woman was a supervisor of some sort in that facility. I really wish that I knew someone like that,but no such luck!

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    I am surprised, my first job application I had to take a written exam. Half geriatrics and half pediatrics. Excuse my typos and such on my iPad 2

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    So happy for you! Congrats!

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    hazlenut88 likes this.

    What about a refresher course? Try not to be so hard on yourself, your heart seems like its really in nursing. . You would be a great asset to the patients, just think how many people are missing out on you. Don't waste anymore time try and make a plan for success.

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    Good Luck Niki !! Let me know how you did, I haven't gone on my first interview yet!

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    Congratulations! I can't help you with your question, but you give me hope that perseverance helps!

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    I made all the changes that you recommended. Thanks a bunch!

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    I am a newly licensed LPN, didn't receive it in the mail yet, passed it on Jan. 9th. I have given out several of my resumes last week - 2 in person and several online. Haven't heard anything yet, just want to see what you all think of my resume, constructive criticism welcome. I just don't want to keep handing it out if it is not really as good as it could/should be? Thanks in advance.

    Cindy XXXXX
    Phone: X
    Cell: XX

    Energetic and motivated LPN dedicated to delivering quality patient care. Compassionate, intuitive, and a good team player, looking for a position in a top-notch facility.


    Passed NCLEX January 9th 2013
    Recent graduate of Dutchess County Boces LPN Program. Dec. 21, 2012.


    Highest Overall Average

    Member of National Technical Honor Society


    Traumatic Brain Injury (CE571)

    Critical Blood Loss Demands Fluid Resuscitation to Fight Hypovolemic Shock (CE 490)


    BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED Program)

    CNA Certification XXX
    Certification Date: 04/05/2011 - 04/30/2013

    Skill Highlights:

    Glucose monitoring
    Oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, medication administration
    Ostomy care
    Foley care
    Wound care
    Assistance with ADL's

    Clinical Rotation Experience:

    Lutheran Long Term Care Facility: Eleven Weeks - Poughkeepsie, New York
    Northern Dutchess Thompson House: Eight Days - Rhinebeck, New York

    Work Experience:

    XXX: CNA - 09/2010 - 12/2011
    Homecare setting - female- double lower extemity amputee - assisted with ADL's and ambulation.

    Experience other:

    Substitute teacher/ substitute teacher assistant 09/2008- 09/2011.
    Certified Teacher Assistant at that time.
    My duties consisted of supervising the students, grading exams, and homework.

    Census Bureau April 2010 - August 2010
    My duties included data collection -documentation- good people/communication skills

    Stay At Home Mom: 12/2002- 09/2008

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    I applied for my boards online, took my NCLEX on Jan 9th. It took them three days or so to send me my ATT by email.