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    How would you handle this, VERY lazy CNA!

    We are not babysitters!!!If she cant handle her responsibilities,she needs to go home!!Write her up for starters!!I am so glad I dont have to deal with these horrible types of people where I work!! Been there, done that!!Good luck!She needs to be reprimended and possibly fired.!!
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    Nursing Jobs Outside Of The Hospital...

    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.
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    I had very poor LVN/LPN training. Anyone else?

    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!
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    Bipolar kids or bad parents?

    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.
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    Newbies - Keep an eye on your drunks!!

    Great Story!! And very informative!!!
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    Digital Disimpaction

    I was thought you must have an MD. order for everything.Maybe check your facilities procedural manual.It might help clarify it.
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    If You Could What Halloween Costume Would You Wear?

    I would dresss as a nurse from the 70s.
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    Flu shots

    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
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    Where do the Happy Nurses Work?

    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!!
  10. 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!
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    Thank you ...

    Thanks for your acknowledgement!!What an uplifting letter.
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    Tech issues

    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!!
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    Did becoming a nurse change you????

    I think its changed my way of thinking life is forever.Ya know tomorrow we might have cancer,be paralyzed or have some other horrible life altering experience .Yes bad things can happen to us too.
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    Rich nurses?

    I dont think Im rich,but pretty comfortable.
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    How far do you commute to work?

    I live 5 minutes drive away from my job.I get to sleep in alittle due to my commute. Ilove it.I absolutely hate to drive far from home anyway.
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    LPNs/LVNs: What's Your Specialty?

    Residential center for behavoiral children.I love it.Campus setting,pool,playground,garden,gym ,school,houses.Its so cool!!Minor illness and injuries.Low stress.
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    Going Back To Nursing School at 42

    I say go for it!!! youll always regret if you dont.And It seems there are a lot of older persons going back to school for various reasons.Good luck!(And you are only going to get older.)
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    lpn a nurse

    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.
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    greasy nurse :(

    I just wash my face with water a few times aday,my face never breaks out,But it seems to make it less oily when i wash my face with water periodically throughout the day.
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    Work a corporat 9-5 or a nanny?

    I think the nanny spot would be a great idea.
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    Who loves it??????

    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!!
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    Doing the Happy Dance!!!

    YAY!!! Congratulations!!
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    leap of faith

    Im sure youll do fine,I was scared too when I went to school.I had four kids under 8.Good luck.Im sure youll do well when you put your mind to it.Definetly worth the sacrifice!
  24. Not to mention the three hour long med passes sometimes!
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    Who doesn't work in hospital & likes their job

    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

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