Squidpdx CNA, LPN

Ambulatory Care, Community Health, HIV
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Squidpdx has 6 years experience as a CNA, LPN and specializes in Ambulatory Care, Community Health, HIV.

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    What to expect from WGU, RN-BSN

    Thank you for this vital information! I'm wondering, how strict are they about essays? I have intense writing anxiety, so much so that I will just procrastinate forever rather than writing an essay. This is my biggest hesitation about RN-BSN programs...
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    How I inform interested employers of my past.

    Good luck with your interview!!
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    Burnout

    I have found a book that has really helped me. It's called Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. There is a website about it also: https://traumastewardship.com/ It just gives tools and suggestions for mana...
  4. I know of only one coworker who quit due to our mandate. We work in a primary care FQHC. Sadly she did not go quietly, and had already spread a bunch of misinformation about the vaccine to our patients.
  5. I am the sole vaccine nurse for my clinic's outreach vaccine clinics, and man, I can absolutely relate to your sentiments! It takes me forever, and unfortunately, I am not allowed to transport prefilled syringes, so I have to rush to prep a million d...
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    Wage Negotiation

    Yes, you can still negotiate. Usually there is a pay scale range for each position, so you can negotiate to be on the higher end of that range.
  7. I found a lot of Youtube videos very helpful. Crash Course is a good series with short recaps. Youtube helped me since I am more of a visual learner, and there is an endless supply of videos with different ways of teaching/ covering the topic. Kahn A...
  8. I don't think you will have much of an issue getting a job in the specialties you mentioned. Hospitals may require a BSN, but many corrections/ psych/ home/ outpatient companies would consider you I think. Good luck!
  9. This is very helpful, Thank you!! I didn't know about the gourd shape!
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    GCU NRS 493 Capstone

    Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I am not in that program, so I really don't have much to add, except to say, hang in there. Sounds like you may be close to graduating, so keep your eye on the prize. Good luck!
  11. Speaking of- Can anyone recommend good scrub caps for folks with larger heads? I need one with buttons and one that comes in hunter green. I have short hair but need to cover it completely. I prefer the skull cap style, but sometimes those run small....
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    Working the floor after a job interview!? WOW!...

    Here are detailed test plans for the 2 most common national PCT certification exams- they give some idea of PCT scope. https://www.ncctinc.com/Documents/PCT Detailed Test Plan 2021.pdf https://info.nhanow.com/hubfs/Test Plans/nha-2018-cpct...
  13. Thank you for posting this, I love reading court docs
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    Guns at the Bedside

    Wow, I live in Az too, and am kind of blown away by how lax (read: nonexistent) the gun laws are here. I know we are a super conservative state but I didn't realize the extent of it. Scary.
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    So Happy To Be Out Of Nursing

    That would be fun to read Davey Do!