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    Work asking all the time if I can work extra At work and home

    Thanks so much everyone. I just replied to my DON that I have too much going on in November and I can't pick up any extra days. I already picked up a 8 hours last month and few the month before. I'm tired. Even working my regular hours I am so tired.
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    Discussing salary with co workers

    Here's one link. https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/dangers-discussing-pay-coworkers But, if you, yourself, want to discuss your salary to other co-workers than by all means go ahead. Just don't expect the same in return.
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    Work asking all the time if I can work extra At work and home

    Is it awful that I don't want to work any extra days in November?
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    Discussing salary with co workers

    Discussing salaries between co-workers is always a no, no even if your the best of work buddies. It's unprofessional and can stir the pot, so to speak. Keep your salary to yourself. I did work at a job where everyone knew what everyone made because raises were given across the company (rare) and your hourly rate was based on years of experience. For example, 0-3yrs=x amount and so on.
  5. I know I should expect this as I am in nursing but it's driving me insane. I am constantly being asked to work extra. They message and/or call while I'm at work and while I'm at home. Granted, my job isn't that difficult as it's home care but it is 12 hour shifts... I work 3 on, 3 off... 4 on, 4 off. I don't have any children but I do have a life outside of work. I hate to say no. And, I've run out of excuses as to why I can't work extra. Sometimes here and there, I will pick up a half day and once in a while (rare), I will pick up an extra 12hr shift. It's hard to ignore a text or phone call, especially when they are calling while I'm at work. They ask at least twice a week, and then act irritated when I say I can't. Honestly, I'm just exhausted and need those days off but I don't want to not sound like a team player. I don't call out sick... No matter what. I do have vacation days that I'm worried about losing because we are so short staffed. What do you do when your boss is constantly calling and texting you to come in on your day off? What if they did it while at work. Especially when they ask for the whole month... Example "are there any days you can cover in November?"
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    Help! Drug Screen for My Prescribed meds!

    Jules A... I know this! It was my primary care doctor and I am tapering off on my own with my doctors knowledge. I have stopped seeing that primary care doctor and am now seeing a psychiatrist. My anxiety is debilitating.
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    Help! Drug Screen for My Prescribed meds!

    Thank you so much! I haven't had much experience wiith drug tests. This is a breath of fresh air though.
  8. Hi everyone. I need help. A Valium was discovered 1 pill short during our narcotic count. I am prescribed Xanax and Klonopin. During the outside lab urine drug test, I tried give the lab my prescription. They nonchalantly said, "If it comes back positive than the lab will call you and ask for a prescription number. This makes me nervous. Has this sort of thing happened to you? I hope they do call me as I do have the prescription number. I am also trying to decrease my amount and I do not want my place of employment knowing how much I take. It's none of their business. Please advise.
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    How Long Does This Order Last?

    Thank you sooo much KelRN215, you have answered my question!
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    How Long Does This Order Last?

    Thanks for the replies. We do use orders like this in our long term care facility. Say though, it's a different medication and a 3 or 4 was circled instead of the PRN. I thought (as well as most of my colleagues) that this order would expire after one year. Apparently though (if the 3 is circled, for example) the order is only good for 3 months?
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    How Long Does This Order Last?

    Need the answer to this question (and no I'm not a nursing student). I have worked at different facilities but this one facility is different. Need your expertise on how long this example of an order lasts...6 months, 1yr, etc. Thank you By the way, this is something I pulled up on the internet on google images. This is not someone I know. Say, if the 3 was circled instead of PRN. http://www.austincc.edu/rxsucces/images/dc-1.jpg
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    How Long Does This Order Last?

    Sorry, multiple post
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    Certain States do not Accept Excelsior?

    Thanks everyone for your replies. They were very helpful. :-)
  14. I was employed at a facility that was highly stressful. I gained weight and sometimes I would cry after work. I always dreaded going. After 5 years I resigned and took a tremendous pay cut at the facility where I'm at now. I didn't realize how truly stressed I was until I left. Every now and then I will run into one of my previous coworkers and they will tell me how different I look. That I actually look happy. Oh, and I have lost 40lbs! Although my current job has its own stressors its nowhere near as bad as what I've left behind. I do work OT to make up for the loss in pay, but it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. At least now I can leave work at work.
  15. Hi everyone, I was thinking about bridging from LPN to RN through Excelsior but when I was in the process of getting my LPN License in another State, I thoroughly read the terms/conditions. My state does not accept a degree from Excelsior. Why is this? I thought it was an accredited online nursing program. Do some of you who have a degree through this program have success in finding a job? Also, I'm worried about how much it would cost. Is it just as expensive as a local nursing program? I am guessing I won't be able to pursue this since my state doesn't recognize it as a program. I was surprised when I found this out because several of my coworkers are actually in that program.
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    Why do people fail the NCLEX?

    Great reply. I would also like to add that some have severe test anxiety. Nervousness can definitely get in the way of thinking clearly enough to give the correct answer.
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