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    2019 Nursing Salary Survey

    I added mine, mid-career. Neither new, nor near retirement...
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    How to retain nurses?

    you must be my sister from a different mister!
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    What is Abandonment?

    It can be classified as job abandonment for unemployment purposes (depends on state) and can be any job(not just nursing). Patient abandonment is a totally different bird and your BoN can give exact definition
  4. My ASN, BSN, and MSN altogether cost approx $10,000. No loans, no grants. The thought of $85,000 makes me scream “NO!” in a few different languages. There are other ways. Research!
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    Advice for Starting in a SNF

    Run! Sadly, this is how most SNFs are doing it nowadays
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    Apply for everything, everywhere. Especially if you live in a very saturated area. If you're not willing or able to move, then don't apply out of area. You'd only be wasting time on all sides. Only advice I can give. Good luck on your job search
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    Midwest nurses... Caught in the polar vortex?

    It's currently -6 here with wind chill -57 according to local radio reports. Getting ready to go to work. Not 1 pt has called off yet according to my clinic manager. I was kinda praying that she would tell me that none had shown up and that I could stay home. One word: Brrrr
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    Midwest nurses... Caught in the polar vortex?

    In my little town in Indiana, schools are closed and most businesses except essentials...bring on spring and summer!
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    First Nursing Job Dialysis Am I Stuck Forever

    Definitely the structure! And not lifting, pulling, turning, etc. To me, the dialysis grass is greener!
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    Help with endorsement in Indiana

    Unfortunately, the board prevails. What school did you go to?
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    Becoming too thin skinned?

    Sadly, this is the nature of healthcare today, anything can be taken as offensive. But, before you say anything that isn't medically factual, ALWAYS make sure that you know your audience. I hope everything works out for your classmate. But let this be a lesson to all, sad as it is
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    Nurse accused of impregnating women in vegetative state

    I haven’t heard, but perhaps the family wasn’t heavily involved. Sadly, happens in LTC every day. I’m wondering if she was a large woman or perhaps the baby just carried in a way that wouldn’t be noticed. As far as questions I’ve heard about (lack of) menstral period, with her vegetative state, perhaps she hadn’t had any for a long time, or was extremely irregular. I’m not making excuses, but have worked LTC and seen oddities (not quite like this), where people question, and despite the best care, there are no answers. If she had huge bedsores, I’d agree to lack of care. But all articles point to an otherwise intact body. All that aside, this goon should be locked up forever! That’s what hit me the hardest. Just because he’s a sick individual, the public will have bad things in the back of their minds, questioning everything normal instead of looking for the out of the ordinary that should alert them to a harmful situation
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    Utilization review

    Most require a strong clinical background, so that you have a strong grasp of information that you are reviewing. It helps you to form a picture, so you need the experience. I don't think you can pick that up in the training. But I will say that it never hurts to try
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    Transitioning from LTC to Medsurg?

    job shadow in a hospital for more than shift and on different shifts. Find out expectations/job scope of LPNs in the hospital. Some states do not allow LPNs to start IVs, some allow only for this in LTC setting. Where I live, the few LPNs that are at the area hospitals work as CNAs, are not allowed to even touch meds (hospital policies, not state directed scope). There are no CNAs either, except as transport persons. Make sure you know what you are getting into. Good luck, and I hope you find the job you're looking for!
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    LIES About LPN's and LVN's

    No, I didn't take offense. I'm trying to understand how s/he will make their education relevant if they wish to advance for RN. Education has a timeframe for most BONs. I just don't understand and was asking so I could get clarity. I re-read that and didn't see anything that even suggested offense. I make $15 an hour more than my friend who is an LPN and has 2 more years experience in my state doing the same line of work. I don't know if you and your friend have same amount of experience in the same specialty, in the same general location. Those are some factors, as well as the company working for. CCRN= critical care RN, CDN= certified dialysis nurse, CNN=certified nephrology nurse, CMSRN=certified med/surg RN. Yes, they are specialty certifications, not like BLS, which anyone can take a class and test for. These certifications require a certain education level (depending on the cert), length of time and hours of work/service in an allotted timeframe for the desired area of specialty to apply to test. I've held more than 1 of these certs, and have had to have employers send the materials to prove the length of service, etc. For example, I work in dialysis. I used to work in ICU, but haven't in 10 years. I can't just apply and take the CCRN specialty certification. I have to have X amount of hours worked in the ICU in the last X years, and be a currently licensed RN. When I apply to take, I have to supply proof of licensure and my employer supplies proof of service hours. Unlike BLS/ACLS, etc, where you go online and find a class, pay the fee, go to the class, take the test. Anyone can do that as they desire.