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  1. License vs Seniority

    Is there an unwritten rule somewhere where a new hire that is a graduate nurse, needing to take boards yet for RN, gets the open hours over someone who is just an LPN and would have seniority over this other person? Reason I ask is that I am the L...
  2. license vs seniority

    Is there an unwritten rule somewhere where a new hire that is a graduate nurse, needing to take boards yet for RN, gets the open hours over someone who is just an LPN and would have seniority over this other person? Reason I ask is that I am the LP...
  3. Medication Errors....

    Ok, I don't know about your facility, but the one I am at has LPN's that pass meds. RNs are charge and LPNs pass meds. So, would totally make sense that the LPNs are the ones who make the med errors. Also, sometimes the errors are not caused by the ...
  4. Regarding Mother's Day...

    Thank you for posting this!!!!! So incredibly true!!!
  5. Am I wrong?

    Ok.... I have a situation/question I need some help with. I work with a nurse that has been doing a lot of things that should not be done by a nurse. I have been asked to work under this nurse, she is a RN, and I'm only a LPN. I am very anxious ab...
  6. Ok, I do totally understand what your thinking is. Here is where I was! When I started my LPN classes, I had just found out I was pregnant! My oldest was 2 at the time. We started classes in November. In January, I found out I was pregnant with ...
  7. LTC Cheat Sheet/Notes

    I use the report sheet to write down important stuff from report and have a second sheet that I use to cross off which residents don't have meds, in one color of highlighter, and then cross off the other names when I finish giving their meds and trea...
  8. First LPN job in LTC...is this the way it really is?

    Your experience sounds just like mine has been! I can see your frustration and feel it too! But.... I can give you some hope! It may all seem so very difficult right now... but it does get better!!!!!!!!!!! Please remember that you are in your fi...
  9. Have you ever done CPR off duty?

    I was still in nursing school and pregnant when I had to do CPR in a store parking lot! I was the only one there at the time and a by-stander did stop and helped me. It was unsuccessful, but I remembered from that day when K+ is high, it's not good...
  10. My answer to the OP's question would be this.... it could be because of the stress and lack of respect from the company you work for, from the public and co-workers.... Who needs to be treated like a piece of dirt or who wants to be treated like that...
  11. Boy, I have to say... it sure seems like you're bitter and pissed off at the world right now and pissed off about your work... We are just trying to answer the question that the OP had and offer some suggestions....these are just the feelings I have...
  12. I must agree with Sandi.... that response was so uncalled for! It doesn't matter if you are an RN, LPN, TMA, CNA or whatever, we all have experienced the not being able to take a break. YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF, OR THE JOB WILL EAT YOU ALI...
  13. Turning in my resignation Monday

    Boy, do I ever understand what you're saying! I just left a job that I really liked to get away from the crap that keeps coming from administration! I was working night shift, expected to do all the cleaning because the other nurse is a male, and m...
  14. Brainless People!

    Hello.... Got an update on my original post..... Last nite this rezzie fell in their room. When staff found him, he had his O2 off, had a pack of smokes and a lighter on the floor beside him and a partially burnt cigarette on the floor also, and the...
  15. I Hate My Schedule!

    I am so frustrated right now! I usually work the day shift at a LTC, where until May, I had worked overnites. Well, I have requested verbally, and in writing that I stay on day shift, all the time, including weekends. Well, not so lucky! I'm just...