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Posts by allantiques4me

  1. I work in a residential center for abused neglected children with behavioral issues. I Love it!Its a campuslike setting in the city.5 minutes from home,KIds6through16.Mostly minor illness and injuries.Low stress.We have 3 houses,a pool,garden,gym,school,Playground.And school.Ive done med passes in all locales including on field trips!I work every weekend Which I love)And PRN on occassion.I hope to keep this job forever.

  2. I cant say we had poor training.We had 6 months pharmacology.clinicals twice a week with geriatrics,pediatrics med surg,obstetrics,homecare.We had to observe three surgeries,witnessed a birth!WE gave injections,subQ,IM,intradermal, ,passed medications.Oral,nasally,rectally,ect.We had lecture and labs the other two and a half days.We had a lot of hands on.I felt our training fell together like a puzzle.I definetly recommend the LPN school I attended.Central School of Practical Nursing in Cleveland!Even coworkers state they thought our education was great!IV training was offered later which I did get certified.Im not sure if its required with the course now.I graduated a quite a few years ago.Any alumni Ive spoke with feels the same!Im sorry you had a bad experience with the LPN program.I feel fondly of mine!

  3. I work with children 5 through 16,with behavoiral issues.Manymost of them come from very disturbing backrounds.We use a combination of medication and therapy.It is very sad though.Sometimes you wonder if they can work out thier issues without medication.Or for example,if the kid seems hyper wouldnt it make sense to let them play in the gym or outside longer?Very interesting article.

  4. Hi everyone! I have a question maybe someone could answer.I work at a residential center for kids with behavioral issues.We get Doctors orders to give flu shots to the children.Flu shots are also available to the staff at a cost.I know we need a Doctors order to do anything.How could we leagally give flu shots to staff in this case?Would like the medical director or the staffs own physician write an order??What about those flu clinics??How does that work??(AS far as a Doctors order?) Any Answers would be welcomed.Since flu season is coming and Im sure ill be required to give some flu shots to staff.Thanks in advance

  5. I think I just answered a similar question yesterday,but here goes again.I love my job am a nurse at a Residential center for kids with behavoiral issues.I work on a campus like area.Im responsible for kids 5 thru 16 yo .Ive done med passes in the garden,gym,pool,school,playground and a couple days ago,the Zoo!!Im independant,flexible,and love the autonomy of thejob .Very close to home and the money is good. What more could I want??HAPPY NURSE!!

  6. OMG! I absolutely LOVE my job!!! I work on a campuslike setting with children with behavoiral issues.I Love the flexibility,autonomy.I have done my med passes in the garden,at the pool,gym,why just the other day.I went to zoo with the kids and passed my medications there!Basically I am responsible for all the Med passes,minor illnesses and injuries.And administer first aid to them as needed.My supervisor is an RN BSN.She pretty much has the same duties plus the administration part.Yes there are people who love thier job!!!!That is why I went into nursing.Good luck!

  7. You sound like you could hold your own and you sound like you behave in a professional manner.Good for you.I wouldnt worry about working with her,wouldnt you be able to write her up for insubordination???( After you graduate)What about the other nurses?Couldnt they write her up??Good luck I believe youll be a good nurse!!

  8. Not to sound mean,but why are you taking a course to be an LPN if you dont know what it is???I dont consider myself the bottom of the barrell nurse,,A CNA is a certified nursing assistant.Good luck with your education to be an LPN.

  9. I love my job and nursing.I love the autonomy flexibility of nursing.You could do agency,work when where,4 hours,6 hours 8,10,12 hours.I work at a residential center for children with behavoiral issues.A campus with a garden,gym,playground,school,all in the same place,How wonderful it is to do a med pass in the garden or at the pool.its pretty laid back.only dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.I would highly recommend nursing.Youll find a niche somewhere.Good luck!!

  10. Hi allantiques4me;

    I am not quite sure what kind of nursing you do. I'm glad to hear that you love it! Can you tell us more. Thanks.

    Hi Phillis!! I work in a residential center for children with behavoiral issues,Most have been abused and neglected.Im very happy to be able to try to make a difference in thier little lives.It is a campuslike setting,with gardens,gym,playground,pool.Its a wonderful place to work!!!!I absolutely love it and found my niche!Good luck to you.Allantiques