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BokChoi18 LPN

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BokChoi18 has 1 years experience as a LPN and specializes in New Grad.

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  1. BokChoi18

    Remote?

    Hi all! I was wondering if you guys know if I could use my CA LVN license to get a job that doesn't involve patient care. Specifically, a job that would allow me to work from home. I live with my family and they will not allow me to work as a nurse while living with them, but I still need a job. I just recently finished school, so I don't want the time I spent to earn my AA in vocational nursing to go to waste. Do any LVN/LPNs out there work from home? Thank you
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    I’M POSITIVE!...BUT IN A BAD WAY

    Thank you both for your advice and comments! I really appreciate the reassurance.
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    I’M POSITIVE!...BUT IN A BAD WAY

    Help! I work in LTC recently they had us take the covid testing the two day antigen testing instead of rapid testing and I came back positive. The only symptom I have had is a mild sore throat that goes away by the end of the day. Well I have a bit of fatigue too, but I’m always tired even before this pandemic hit so it’s hard to tell :). I’m trying to isolate from my family but we share a bathroom. I’ve taken out my tooth brush and shower 2-3 hours before they wake up to scrub it down and air it it before they wake up. Also I’m trying to pump myself with vitamins. Any other suggestions on how to get through this? I’m so disappointed in myself for getting covid and now my family is at risk. Any nurses who have been positive? How long did it take to recover? How did you protect your family?
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    Advice Please!!

    California
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    Orientation for newly licensed nurses

    I can tell you one thing for sure... take it from a fellow new grad.... YOU WILL BE SLOW, YOU WILL FEEL OVERWHELMED, YOU'LL MAKE A MISTAKE AT SOME POINT, YOU MAY QUESTION LIFE AFTER YOUR FIRST MED PASS (okay the last one is dramatic) but it's really going to be okay. You'll be slow, but as you get to know your patients etc, you'll get faster. learn from others, ask questions and do what helps you get into a groove. School is ALOT different from actually working as a nurse. A healthy dose of fear and nervousness isn't necessarily bad because it motivates you to be safe. My coworker said the new grads she is scared of are the overconfident ones that aren't really nervous because they tend to make a ton of mistakes (and more serious ones at that). School is a lot different from working, but school teaches you how to not kill anyone and the basics of being safe and NCLEX makes sure to have the head knowledge and common sense not to hurt someone. if you can survive these two test, and diligently do what's evidence-based best practice, you'll be a great nurse! sorry for this long post/rant! you got this!!
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    Orientation for newly licensed nurses

    HI!! Really depends on where you are. I recently got my first job at a snf and orientation has been 3 weeks, but it's because they are training me for three different roles (treatment, case management, and meds). my classmates who work at snfs say theres were 4-6 days. so I'd say the average is about a week. a few other classmates have also gotten jobs at assisted living facilities, kaiser flu clinic, SNF, mental health urgent cares, and urgent cares. hope this helps
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    Advice Please!!

    Hi All! I am a new grad LVN and got my first nursing job at a little SNF and I'm really excited to gain experience. They have trained me as med nurse, treatment nurse, and case management. Med pass is ROUGH but I expect to be slow since I am new and am trying to improve. I am almost done orienting for all of my new roles and everyone keeps asking me if I'm overwhelmed or want to quit (we've recently lost a couple med nurses). Other than med pass (because there are 34 patients to pass meds on) I haven't been overwhelmed because I have someone with me training, but I'm scared when I'll be alone. Do any case managers, treatment nurses, ANY NURSES have any advice on balancing roles, responsibilities, or tips and trick for a smooth day (well as smooth as it can be in a snf 🙂 ) Thank you!!
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    Providence Jobs

    Hello fellow nurses! I was wondering if anyone knows how Providence's new hiring process works. I got a video-on-demand interview and recorded and submitted it. Does anyone know how long it takes to hear from the job recruiter after that? what is the likelihood of a new grad LVN getting accepted into a Providence sub-acute facility?
  9. Hi all! I am a new grad LVN and am going to eventually bridge. I love nurse because it is such a diverse field, but how do I figure out what to specialize in? I I can think of at least six fields I'm interested in, but how do I pick one or know what I'd be good at? Does this even make sense? Thanks in advance for any replies 🙂
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    Why Is Giving Up So Appealingly Right Now?

    Thank you so much for the advise, I stuck it out and have no regrets
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    LVNs in Hospitals Again?!

    I've recently seen ER positions opening up in California. you just have to get IV cert. and ACSL/PALS Cert. (as expected 🙂 )
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    LVNs in Hospitals Again?!

    Hello to all the LVN/PNs out there! I want to start this out by saying y’all are awesome!! Many people I feel don’t give VN/PNs the credit they deserve, but everyone contributes to the health care team including you all. I was thinking about the need for nurses especially during a pandemic, do you think they’ll start hiring LVNs back into hospital to help the nursing shortage? Prior to this crazy pandemic, we were being phased out, but we need helpers so why be picky?
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    Who else is stressed out? Anyone offer advice?

    I don’t mean to depress you but, I’m in my second semester and it only gets more difficult. It’s good you are doing well in your foundations classes because each semester builds on your established foundations. But I think you should take time to stop and look at the pros and cons of nursing. If the pros our way the cons keep at it! Nursing school is notorious for being stressful, but if this is what you really want then fight for it! You got this 🙌🏽👏🏽 If you hated clinical and are doing awful in lecture that’s different. But it sounds like you’re doing just fine. Some things that helped me is to have a study group of no more than 4 people and do A TON of practice nclex questions. Also, don’t forget to eat right and EXERCISE. I know it may be hard to find time, but it really helps with stress and mental health.
  14. Normally, I enjoy just reading what people post, but I need to vent.... When I graduated high school I decided to pursue nursing. I got rejected from RN programs a total of five times. I wanted to achieve my goal and move on with my life, so I applied to and got accepted into a vocational nursing program. Yes, the first semester and a half was stressful, but I was doing well and I really enjoyed it. This semester has been a real struggle though. I went from getting A’s and B’s on tests to barely passing. Plus, I’m trying to fight burnout, and the responsibility of caring for people’s lives isn’t making me feel good anymore; it’s overwhelming me! I’m so scared of accidentally making a mistake doing more harm than good for my patients. Every time I get something wrong or make a mistake I tell everyone I’m fine and try to look like I’m put together, but inside I’m tearing myself to shreds for making dumb mistakes on tests etc. long story short I’m not enjoying theory or clinical like I use to. This month has felt like one long anxiety attack. I’ve worked for 4 years to get into a program only to want to give up?! I can’t stand it!! We are starting our peds and ob rotation and after we have one semester left. I want to persevere hoping it will get better, but doesn’t look like it will. I hate the idea of being a quitter. I want to continue to fight, but I need energy. Do you think this is a phase? Has anyone else felt this way? If so, did you stick with nursing and regret it? sorry for the long post
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    Los Angeles Harbor College /Spring 2019

    yeah they aren't offering VN220 until spring. However, if you have completed pharmacology, bio 60(which can be substituted for anatomy and physiology), English, reading, math, and are currently a CNA you can apply.
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    Los Angeles Harbor College /Spring 2019

    Is this fake or a joke? I didn't receive anything yet. Don't toy with pre-nursing students emotions.