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Lynker LPN

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Lynker has 2 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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  1. Lynker

    How Has Covid Affected Your Job as a Nurse?

    COVID assessments every shift with full vitals. It's especially rough when I have the LTC floor and it's 50+ PEOPLE. 😞
  2. Lynker

    RN as CNA

    I don't understand the whole "I am liable even though I'm working as a CNA!" thing. I worked as a CNA in my nursing home, and had no nursing duties. Thus, I had no nursing assignment. I only had the CNA assignment. In this case, why would you be liable for not doing nursing duties? Your job would be to take care of the patients, and report findings, abnormal or not, to the ASSIGNED nurse. Then it's off your shoulders, because they're not on YOUR (nursing) assignment. Maybe I'm misunderstanding something?
  3. I finally got a seat open for the RN program, and I'm going to retake med surg 1!! Any tips for a student who has previously failed a semester? I still have my old notes, and I'm going to start looking over them again. When the time comes, I will use my old notes and the book/powerpoints to create new, updated notes. I will also be reaching out to the nursing tutor, and stay in contact with my professors on my progress. Classes will also be in person again this semester, so I think that will help me. I will also be spending a lot of time in the library. I figure if I don't let myself go home, I can't slack off as much as I did when I could easily just roll into bed after class at home. I was thinking of utilizing a planner, but I'm not completely sure yet. Does anyone have any tips for me? 🙂
  4. Lynker

    Discouraged in LVN to RN program

    I applied with little experience, as a fresh LPN out of school. All the school required was that I was actively working as an LPN. Don't feel bad, everyone's walks of life are different.
  5. Lynker

    Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    A girl in my first semester of LPN school failed because of her personal skills/she wasn't confident enough. (Was I? Nah but I faked it 'til I made it LOL)
  6. Lynker

    Worried I made a mistake

    We have all made a fair share of mistakes. But as said before, if there was you would have known about it. We learn from our mistakes, big or small. Whether they're still happening or not. We all have to learn to let go and move forward. We're human!!
  7. Lynker

    What is wrong with me

    Thank you so much. I might just stick with the nursing home until I'm done with RN school and then move forward. It seems like the best bet right now instead of putting myself through this over and over again.
  8. Lynker

    What is wrong with me

    I just got fired from my second job in three months. I've officially lost more jobs than I've had altogether in nursing. Apparently I wasn't "catching up to speed" with pediatrics vital signs and wasn't doing good enough for them. I just don't know what to do. I'm so close to giving up completely and not even going back to school for my RN and finishing. I'm just sinking into a dark hole.
  9. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    I agree with this sentiment! I'm so much happier now though, I got a new job in a pediatrics office, my dream specialty!
  10. Lynker

    First Pediatrics Job!

    I just got offered my first office pediatrics job!! Any tips or anything I should know about? This is a whole new kind of thing for me. I'm super excited, but I don't want to go in blind. I start Monday!
  11. Just want to quote this for emphasization. Nothing more to add, but I just wish you luck in whatever happens with this situation. 🙂 ❤️
  12. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    This was at covid popup clinic btw, not LTC. Never had this problem in LTC tbh.
  13. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    Yeah, this is how I do it too.
  14. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    I think it was mostly my fault. I brought it up, saying no one was really trained and said it would be nice if there was more training on it just in case. It just sucks. I'll find a better job. I learned my lesson on being honest. 🤦‍♀️
  15. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    Saying this once again, I didn't tell a PATIENT I didn't know how to do it. It was a lady from the state.
  16. Lynker

    Got Fired From My First Nursing Job

    I know how to give an IM medication. The thing was that the CDC also gave us those very long needles, which could easily hit bone if pushed too far. I didn't gauge it correctly, and didn't go far enough into the skin because I was too scared of hitting the bone. I do know how to give an IM medication otherwise. I would like to point that out. I've done it at my other job as well, and I'm kind of offended you all think I don't know how to do it. This was one incident where I did it wrong.