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JabuJabule has 1 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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    Is this possible as an LPN?

    I'm literally in the same boat. A new LPN, living at home, wanting to leave desperately. I'm living at home until I graduate with my RN in May. I'm telling myself I can take a break on getting my bachelors right away, or go straight through and stay at home. I personally believe if I wanted to, I could live off my full time LPN salary (If I worked full time). But I'm withstanding the latter for now, until I'm where I want to be. Take advantage of where you are currently. You won't regret it, I promise.
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    Postpartum nursing?

    This is where I want to work/be crosstrained with L&D! I'm so close yet so far!
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    Nervous

    I am sort of in the same boat. In LTC for 8 months now, super comfortable at work and happy. But I accepted a second job offer at a hospital, for more experience. I feel like I'm betraying my LTC job in a way, except I'm doing both per diem. So trust me, you are not alone. Have you thought about going back to per diem at the nursing home and going full time somewhere else? You definitely deserve better. I'm nervous too, so I understand. But to get further in life we have to put ourselves in uncomfortable situations. We need to move forward despite hardships if we want to better ourselves and our lives.
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    Male LPNs and LPN job opportunities.

    I'm a male LPN! I'm currently in school for my RN as well, graduating in May 2021.
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    2 Nurse Verification of SubQ Insulin

    I've been a nurse at a LTC for over 9 months, and I've never verified my insulins with another nurse. I do however, triple check the order and amount that is drawn up/dialed to.
  6. I started with night shift at my first job, and now I'm per diem and pick up all shifts just fine. You'll have plenty of time to learn on the night shift as it's a little slower. The choice seems clear to me, definitely go with the first! Good luck!
  7. Hey guys! I got a new per diem job at my first TCU/rehab hospital! I'm super excited to have more experience than my LTC facility. Is there any tips anyone could give me? I know these patients will be more acute. I had my last LPN clinical at a rehab hospital and I loved it so much. I hope this job is similar!
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    Transfer or start new job?

    So an update, my job told me I can be transferred to the TCU after Covid is over, which I doubt will be soon. I'm going to take this other job, which is one day a week at a rehab hospital. A little less pay, but that's okay. The job basically fell right into my lap. The experience I will get here will be much better than LTC. I'm nervous juggling it with school, but I'm also super excited for a new adventure!!
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    Transfer or start new job?

    I'm currently an LPN on a LTC floor at a nursing home. However, since I am going to become an RN in May, I want to gain more experience. Thus, I asked my director of nursing to be transferred to the TCU/rehab floor, where there is so much more to do. However, it's been almost an entire week since I've requested, and she still hasn't gotten back to me. In the meantime, I applied to another place that's a rehab hospital, and they were very interested in hiring me over a phone interview. So now I'm kind of stuck. Do I keep waiting on my DoN while this other potential job could get lost? Help! 😞
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    CCSF LVN Advanced Placement Exam

    Usually your school will tell you what to study for!! My school gave me a PDF with everything that was on it. From what I remember, there was dosage calculations, basic intro to nursing stuff, and that was pretty much it. It's been awhile since I took it though.
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    CCSF LVN Advanced Placement Exam

    I took the challenge exam for my school's program, and passed. Basically you pay a fee, take the test and you get your score. It's pretty straightforward, from what I remember.
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    Working as a shy/socially anxious nurse

    I'm gonna follow this. I still get anxious about waking patients up or annoying them constantly as a nurse almost 1 year in.
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    LTC to TCU/Med surg

    So, I realized I made a mistake. I think I would be transferring to a SNF/rehab unit. I applied to some jobs that are TCU/rehabs. Does anyone have any advice for me?
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    LTC to TCU/Med surg

    Hi all, So I've been a nurse (LPN) at a LTC facility for about 9 months now. I love my job, but I have grown bored of it. I'm currently in RN school, and I know I'll need med surg experience sooner than later. My facility has a TCU, which is basically a med surg floor. I was wondering if I should ask to be transferred down there so I could get my experience. There's a chance I wouldn't be able to come back to the LTC floor for awhile, because of COVID. However, I'm willing to take that chance. I want to expand my skills, and learn more for when I am an RN next year. What are your guys's thoughts on this? -Jared
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    What is YOUR favorite scrub brand?

    Healing Hands Works! I just got these UA buttersoft today though, they're SO silky and fit SO well! I'll be buying many more in different colors! I also love BeneFit scrubs.
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    Work Shoes?

    I agree with above, I LOVE my Ghost 12 Brooks! So comfy and I can stay on my feet for over 8 hours at a time. I've had them for maybe 8-ish months, and I will NEVER use any other shoe for nursing!
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