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AprylLPN

AprylLPN

Med/Surg and still learning!
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AprylLPN specializes in Med/Surg and still learning!.

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  1. AprylLPN

    Switch from Nights to Days

    Hello ladies. I need a little advice. I graduated in August of last year and have been working a busy Med/Surg on night ever since. One of the day shift girls is quitting and her position has become available. I know for sure that none of the other night shift LPN's are interested. I am considering throwing my hat in the ring for the job. Could anyone offer any advice? Do you think it is a smart choice? What would be some of the disadvantages? I am fairly happy at night, but I think my home life would be better if I was on the same schedule as my husband. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!! Thanks
  2. AprylLPN

    Picking a Midwife

    Hello all. I would really appreciate your help. My husband and I are trying to concieve our first child. I am a newer LPN, and decided during my OB rotation that I would prefer a midwife and a home birth. I am 26 years old and healthy, so I dont think this will be a problem. I would like to know how to pick the right midwife. What questions should I ask. What should she provide. What sort of testing (for me or the baby) is neccesary and will she provide this or will I have to go elsewhere. I have done tons of research and reading about natural childbirth and anything else I can get my hands on...I just want to make sure that I pick a qualified midwife to be there for one of the most important days of our lives. Any and all advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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    Share Your Saying

    "You know your having a bad day when you have a needle in your pocket and your favorite pen is in the sharps box!!" This happened to me...but I can relate!
  4. I am also a new nurse on a Med/Surg floor. I have downloaded the sheet and I think it is going to be VERY useful. Thanks so much!!
  5. AprylLPN

    You Know You're a Nurse When...

    As the child of a nurse...i can really relate to the stories of kids who self diagnose and treat.. i am just worried about my own children now that i am a nurse!
  6. AprylLPN

    1st yr student,need 2 contact a nurse via. email

    I would be happy to help. If you would like you may send me a message and I will give you my email address. I also had to do online interviews when i was in school and there were nurses on here that helped me... so i would love the oppurtunity to help you!
  7. AprylLPN

    Job in Tennessee

    Hello babykay.. I am an LPN in Tennessee and would love to offer any advice that I can. What part of Tennessee are you moving to? I live in the middle tennessee area, about 20mins from Nashville. Feel free to send me a message and I will help if I can!
  8. AprylLPN

    What is your job?

    I graduated in August and have been working Med/Surg since i passed boards in Sept. Some days are definatly better than others, but when i stop to think about ALL that I have learned it is worth it. Pay isnt everything, especially when your new and need to learn. At least that is how I feel. As for LTC, all my classmates that went to nursing home after school feel that they havent learn much except how to pass pills in a mad dash due to the amount of pills and patients. I cant say how true that is, only what I have been told. I have learned about meds, IV's (fluids and starts), lots of different disease processes and so much more.
  9. AprylLPN

    Hospital LPN's, what states are you working in?

    i live in Middle Tennessee. The hospitals in the larger cities, such as Nashville do not hire LPN's. However, I work at a small rural hospital and have patients of all acuity. i am a new grad and have been there since Sept., when I took boards. But I would agree with other posters who say the money is better in LTC.
  10. AprylLPN

    Let's introduce ourselves...

    Hello Everyone... I am Apryl and passes NCLEX-PN in September. I have been working on a busy Med/Surg floor of a small rural hospital. Somedays are great, and some days I think I am an awful nurse! But I think that may be all in my head because i am nervous. Hopefully things will get better with time!
  11. AprylLPN

    New Nurses Trouble with Experienced Nurses

    Thank you all so much for your words of encouragment and suggestions. Last Saturday one this nurses I was supposed to be orientating with called in, so I had to take the cart by myself. I was so nervous, but the charge nurse told me just to try my best and she was there to help me. I started the shift with 10! patients, and ended with 6. Not to sound cocky, but I amazed myself at how well I was able to handle it. I did have some questions, and I had to get other nurses to do my pushes, but all in all I think the day went pretty well. My charge nurse acually said that I was doing an exceptional job, considering this was my first day alone and the amount of volume we had in the hospital that day. I am proud of myself and feel much more confident than ever. I am acually starting to feel like a nurse. Thanks again to you all for the kind words. Apryl:nurse:
  12. AprylLPN

    Advice For The New Nurse Entering Med-Surg

    I just graduated in August and have recently started my new job on Med/Surg. I really love it so far, and the only trouble that I have gotten is from a select few seasoned nurses. I really dont understand why you would want to give someone new so much trouble. But thankfully the nice nurses have out wieghed the bad. I have had moments when I feel really stupid. I am not sure how to give report effectively, there are lots of drugs that I am fuzzy on, and a list of other things. I really appreciate the encouraging words, they have made me feel much better!
  13. AprylLPN

    Other Options For LPN's

    I am a recent LPN grad and I am working in Med/Surg nursing at a local hospital. I live about 20 minutes from Nashville, and they would not hire LPN for the larger hospitals. But I have several friends from school who are working in smaller community hospitals, private duty, LTC, home health, and school nursing. It seems to me, at least in my area, that there are very few places that would not accept an LPN.
  14. Hello everyone! I graduated my program on August 18th. I have recently passed boards and accepted my new job on a Med/Surg floor of a local small hospital. I was just wondering if any new nurses are experiencing any trouble from some of the more experienced nurses?? I know that I am brand new and that I have a lot to learn, but there is also alot that I know. Sometimes i feel that they are trying to trip me up and make me feel stupid. This is especially evident during report. I try very hard all during shift to write myself notes so that i will be prepared for report. But they always seem to ask me some question that either I dont know that answer to or that i have never heard of. I makes the last 20 minutes of a 12 hour shift the worst part of the day. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments that may help me make the transition from student nurse to LPN a little more smooth? Thanks in advance
  15. AprylLPN

    Trouble with seasoned nurses?

    Hello everyone! I graduated my program on August 18th. I have recently passed boards and accepted my new job on a Med/Surg floor of a local small hospital. I was just wondering if any new nurses are experiencing any trouble from some of the more experienced nurses?? I know that I am brand new and that I have a lot to learn, but there is also alot that I know. Sometimes i feel that they are trying to trip me up and make me feel stupid. This is especially evident during report. I try very hard all during shift to write myself notes so that i will be prepared for report. But they always seem to ask me some question that either I dont know that answer to or that i have never heard of. I makes the last 20 minutes of a 12 hour shift the worst part of the day. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments that may help me make the transition from student nurse to LPN a little more smooth? Thanks in advance.
  16. AprylLPN

    Congrats to New Nurses

    I want to say thank you so much for your congrats. I graduated in August and have just started on a Med/Surg floor at my local hospital. Most of the seasoned nurses have been very supportive and understanding that I am very green. But occasionally I have ran into a nurse that isnt as understanding. It is nice to know that there are people out there that understand that we are trying and everyone has been a new grad at some point! Thanks Again.:icon_hug: