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mb1949

med surg home care PEDS
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  1. mb1949

    Home ventilators

    I agree love the trilogy
  2. mb1949

    How many hours is too many

    The patient has no meds. Just vent dependent and g tube
  3. mb1949

    How many hours is too many

    Thanks for your input. I will stop by agency office tomorrow and get copy of 485 andBoth pare
  4. mb1949

    How many hours is too many

    I have a weird situation and would like some advice. I have a peds patient, pre school, vent dependent with other issues. Anyway I believe the case has 20h/day x 7 days. Nice family, however, the parents want to go away by themselves for a long week end. The idea is to leave the patient alone with the nurses, from Friday to Monday morning. I would work my 2 regular overnight shifts the week-end but am uncomfortable with the whole scenario!!! I have never seen the 485 or care plan for the patient, the chart in the house is pretty ben at up by the tme I came on the case. Should I call my agency and ask for a copy. I am afraid if something goes wrong and I call 911 I could be sanctioned for not following the care plan etc. I had another case where the careplan specifically stated another care giver should be in the home with the nurse at all times. I know an RN can be left alone with a patient for a certain amount of time, but 4 days, I don't know. Another relative will be home in a separate apt in same house but is definitely not a skilled caregiver.
  5. mb1949

    Discouraged new/old grad

    sorry will have my bsn in May 2013
  6. mb1949

    Discouraged new/old grad

    don;t feel bad, I have an ADN, graduated in May 2010, will have my bsn in May of 2012 and still don;t have a steady job, even with a 3.9gpa, try some agencies, there are lots around, some are good, some not so good, I refuse to give up there are lots of people out of school 2 to 3 years with no steady job, my friend just got a job at a hospital were her mother works (for 23 years) and she has been trying to work there for 2 years, and she is per diem. The nursing shortage is a myth, it is like this everywhere. If you don;t know someone or get very lucky it is tough out there. Kind regret going to nursing school, quit a good paying job to follow a dream that ended up a nightmare/.
  7. mb1949

    New Grad RN still no job

    I am in the same boat. Nursing homrs dont want new grads either especially in the Nyc area. I finally gave up and got an admin position. There r no jobs for new grads in this area. Anyone who got a job was pushed by. Thier mother sister uncle who is DON or something at this hospital or home. It is a joke
  8. mb1949

    BEWARE: Pace University

    Sorry fir typos. Darn i phone keyboard
  9. mb1949

    BEWARE: Pace University

    I am impressed. Nevermind the debate about Pace. How did you get a few job offers. My classmates and i have beem looling for over one year. Its rpugh in the metro NY area
  10. mb1949

    After 20 MONTHS of job search.....i give up.

    Amen, I am in the same position, 20 months no jobs, I am working in a bank now, making just barely minimum wage, and people I went to school with who I helped through school got jobs, I am so depressed.
  11. mb1949

    Any grads of Lehman College RN to BSN program?

    Yes they do have nursing classes during the summer and the winter intersession, so if you go straight throuhg you could do it faster, don;t forget though they only give you sixty undergrad credits and so you have to do the 37,5 nursing credits plus like 23 liberal arts credits, and the nursing course are intense the prerequisites are your RN degree you would really need to speak to the nursing department if you degree is from a US college you will get 60 credits otherwise I don;t know
  12. I'm sick, this was a NYC institution, nothing else to say, heartbreaking
  13. mb1949

    How is job market NOW for Registered Nurses?

    Please I went to school with a ton of Philipino students and they are actually in the same boat as the rest of us in NYC, if they can't get jobs what hope is there for the rest of us, I graduated one year ago, and haven't had one interview, and yes I have a BSN and excellent gpa, it is so scary, if your mother or aunt is DON your ok, otherwise you are out in the cold, I am 60,000 in debt and working as a waitress
  14. mb1949

    After 20 MONTHS of job search.....i give up.

    Good for you, congratulations, it gives me hope, I am 20 months and around 50k in debt, so discouraging,
  15. mb1949

    Any grads of Lehman College RN to BSN program?

    Full time you can do it in 4 semesters
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