kelkel 866 Views
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Hi! Last year I took a CNA course, and I'm now preparing to go to school for my LPN. I was just wondering if the first couple weeks of LPN clinicals are like that of CNA...i.e. having to make beds, that sort of thing. How long before you get into the more detailed, challenging aspects? Thanks!
This topic has been around before, but I was looking for something more up to date. Things have fluctuated in past two years or so. I know people are always looking for salaries and most of the time its for RN's. I'll start ;-)
Around the Cincinnati area here I'm not sure about the starting pay or pay in hospitals for LPN's. But I know LTC facilities are about 16 to start ranging up to about 22. I've seen ad's in the paper saying $24 but I don't know what that was for. Agencys are about 21-25 dollars for LPN's also. I believe Jobs are plentiful around here! Also when I was up in columbus, I heard an instructor saying they are starting their LPN's out with $27-30 while the RN's get about $40-50 ..I don't really believe that, but I just tossed that out there maybe for some clarification?
i have a patient who is combative when cna tries to give care to her. this cna told me that shes going to leave her in bed instead of getting her up because shes combative. i told her to get another aide to help her she made all kinds of excuses. i convinced her to get another aide to help her to get her up and she got up for dinner. after dinner, she said shes not going to put this patient back in bed because she is combative. she even threatened to go home if she have to put this patient in bed. so again, i told her to get another aide, she refused. so i went to her room, helped her to put her in bed. i had no problem putting her in bed, and we got the job done. so my question is.. do cnas have a right to refuse to take care of patient who are combative? what do you do in a situation like this?
i have been a nurse for three years and yes i've had my share of not only crabby, mean, and unapproachable nurses but very prejudice as well. i am a black 29 yr old female who went to nursing school so that i could give back to my community. i worked very hard to get where i am now. i graduated from a community college and just graduated june 18 with my bachelors degree. i really do hate to bring this particular topic up but i've never experienced predjudice like i experience it now since i became a nurse. why are caucasion rns so mean to african american rn's? we are just as smart and sometimes smarter but some of them act as if we shouldn't be allowed to stand next to them with the same degrees and delegaton skills. what's the problem? i worked in an enviornment for 2 yrs which was very unhealthy for me. the nurses were very mean, they talked down to you and they often showed lack of attention when you gave them report, and since they failed to really listen, they always seemed to try and call you at home, which i felt was just pure and simple harrasment. i am an excellent nurse and ive worked with some excellent nurses, but who wants to come to work and get treated like sht? i thought that this was a very caring and compassionate field but it has proven to be otherwise. it is not a competition, we are needed to take care and address the needs of our patients. if patients see us acting this way towards each other, they probably think that we'd act this way towrds them. lets get it together ladies and gentleman. what you do to others you will have to answer to. god made us all, we are all his children and he doesn't discriminate, why should you? sincerly not trying to cause problems but need advice and opinions.
Nope. Not for me it isn't.
:angryfire I agree with you , you really cannot avoid that kind of environment , in every work place you can always find somebody whose always looking for somebodys mistakes without looking how themselves also worked . I just observed that those who are doing that , are those staff who were just covering their shortcomings .
I was thinking at first of going for my Medical Assistant degree, since I want to work in a clinic so badly. I heard so much about how LPN's are getting phased out and only CMA's are getting jobs at clinics, and CMA's are higher up than LPN's. This of course coming from recruters from CMA programs. It would seem that the only difference between CMA's and LPN's are the fact that Med Asst's. get training in lab and x-ray. Well, I already am a certified Phlebotomist, and so I have that going. Any of you guys and gals work alongside Med Assts? Anyone work in clinics?
I am about the embark on an LVN program at my local college....however I just need some clarifying here.
Any input is most valuable.
Does anyone know if there is an LPN magazine to subscribe to? I found RN Magazine but no LPN ones.
I remember the first thing one of my instructors taught was "nurses eat their young" and how true that is. Maybe hospital nursing in an environment like that is not for you. There are so many others aspects of nursing. Consider homecare or hospice care where you work independently and not in a "shop" environment. You will be o.k. Sometimes you just have to shake it off.
I'm starting my prereqs this August for my ADN, and also plan to get my certification as a nurse's aide so that I can work through school, or at least the prereq portion! Hospice nursing has ALWAYS been at the top of my list as probably the most rewarding and fulfilling area of nursing. I truly feel that I am drawn to it. My biggest fear is - since you are dealing with end-of-life issues and a patient that is not ever going to get any better because they are dying - how do you make peace with this within yourself? I know it takes a very special kind of person to do this, and not all of us are cut out for it, but how did you know for sure? I've contacted the director at our local hospice and requested info. on volunteering. They also employ CNA's as well.
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