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Lynker LPN

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

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  1. Last time I took med surg 1, I failed every since test, including the final. Today, I took my first exam once again, preparing to fail. Instead, I got a 78%!! At my school, 73%+ is passing. I cannot be more happy right now. I feel like I deserve it after all I've been studying and have gone through. Fingers crossed Jared S, RN will happen in May. I'm one step closer!!
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    Anyone here who loves bedside nursing?

    I love bedside nursing! I currently do rehab and LTC. Can't wait to become an RN and possibly do hospital specialties and med surg!
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    Super Unhappy New Grad RN, HELP. Advice needed.

    More opportunities lie in nursing home! Long-term care and SNF (rehab etc) facilities are very predictable, and they tend to pay pretty well. They're always hiring too, so you'd be a shoe-in! Good luck with everything 🙂
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    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    Nowadays, it seems to open more doors than close them. I guess I wouldn't say I'm "excited" for it. 🤷‍♂️ I also need it for my job and nursing school, so I guess it's the "golden ticket".
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    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I'd imagine people who leave their job due to the mandate will have a very hard time finding a new job, unless they lied on the reason they left their past job. It's only going to get more and more mandated. So yeah, good luck with that. Vaccinated and proud, can't wait for the first booster.
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    Syringe Disaster

    I can completely relate, as I have s/sx of bipolar type 1 and I'm on meds for it. I've also had a similar heparin incident. Just know that you can only do your best. We all make mistakes. It's a shame we have to go into work during our low times. You're not alone. ❤️
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    Why Do New Grads Lack Critical Thinking Skills?

    Flat out, all nursing school cares about is if you can pass exams/the NCLEX. Nothing else. That's that.
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    "Not a Good FIT"

    This similar situation happened to me. I agree with the other posters, it's not always your fault.
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    Fear of going back

    I go back to school in three weeks for my second semester out of three for my RN. I originally failed this semester due to being a bad test taker. I'm just not sure how to get over this fear of doing the entire semester again, and failing again. I've prepped very well, at least I think so. I've started rereading my content, wrote a few small papers for the class already, and got my accommodations set up for exams. I'm really happy about these things. I've even got a friend that I go to the library with, and we'll be in the same semester. I'm scared of failing again. Is there anything else I can do to get over this fear? Does anyone have any tips or comforting words? 😭
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    Nurses: Respect or Money? What Matters Most?

    I like the idea that money = respect (or at least part of it). Have you ever been somewhere where they refuse to pay you more? The respect goes out the window!
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    Second Thoughts on Becoming a Nurse

    I, as a "baby" nurse, personally love it. Some days can be super hard. The things you see, hear and deal with can be so hard. Management can suck, but not always! I'm personally on my way to get my associates RN, and I'm excited for it. This is my first "real" profession, next to being a pharmacy tech for a few years. Honestly, there's nothing else I'd rather do than take care of people. If you feel passionate about it, even after hearing all of these less than positive comments, then I say go for it! What do you have to lose?
  12. I've been mostly on the LTC unit, sometimes the rehab unit at my job. I'm still fairly new, I only started as an LPN in October 2019. However, I just feel like I don't....KNOW....ANYTHING. One of my former classmates works on the rehab unit regularly and she seems to know so much more than me. I know she is in BSN school, but I'm also in ADN school. I just can't shake this feeling that I am lesser and know FAR less than her, and other nurses. They ask better questions. "Did you take the blood pressure again?" on a patient who had an abnormal BP the shift before. (In which I didn't even THINK to check the blood pressure again) I just don't know what it is. I feel so stupid and incompetent. Is it because of my LTC environment? Or am I just struggling? I've never been called to the office before or called out, but I feel so lowly of myself and it's starting to sting. I thought RN school would be elping, but it doesn't seem to be. I don't know basic values like H&H (In which now I'm learning on Youtube for starters....) I feel like I need a refresher course or something. I feel like I know NOTHING, like I am so mentally slow or something.... Help! 😞
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    Thinking of quitting CNA Job

    I agree with SmilingBluEyes. I would try to quit on good terms, as much as you can. Just so you don't burn a bridge. But this sounds like my part-time CNA job while I was in LPN school. It's not worth it if you're miserable there.
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    What is wrong with me

    I did end up using a reference sheet towards the end, and I made it known. I WAS doing better. But I guess it just wasn't good enough. "Good enough", as in up to speed of what I should have been. I've been doing LTC since October 2019. Maybe I should just stick with it for awhile....
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    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.
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    NCLEX LPN

    Congratulations! Best feeling ever!