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  1. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    I'm old and I never want to leave bedside nursing. Hopefully I won't get pushed out by someone who thinks I belong at a desk.
  2. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home

    I absolutely agree with the point that management needs to be supportive of nurses disciplining CNAs. Unfortunately, I have worked with CNAs who wouldn't have any problem being sent home, even knowing that they won't get a paycheck. Add in a dramati...
  3. Insight About a LTC Job Interview I Just Had?

    Doesn't sound like a good facility, especially if Medicare is ranking them poorly. If it's a rehab facility, and not just long-term care, you will be drowning with only a 1 RN to 20 patient ratio, especially if you only have two CNAs. GrnTea makes a ...
  4. Someone on this site once pointed out that all the highly dramatic things that we see doctors doing on TV as they are supposedly doing patient care are actually the meat and potatoes of the nurses job. For whatever reason, people find it more appeali...
  5. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home

    To me it sounds like they are putting the nurses in an untenable position. Why is management making you do their job? It seems like a set-up that will create an adversarial environment between nurses and CNAs, when they should be problem-solving and ...
  6. I agree with nursel56. This is not a big deal. Agencies keep a long list of potential staff, much more staff than they even have work for. You can put yourself on the inactive list and if something else comes up that looks interesting you can make yo...
  7. The Stranger Within: One Year Later

    Eloquent as always Viva. What you said about understanding in what way the difficulties you face are not your fault is right on target. Sometimes bad stuff just happens. And sometimes when bad stuff happens we handle it badly. Everyone. Not just peo...
  8. I BLEW MY CHANCE !!

    I had a job interview back when I was first starting out where I went in to interview one person, then another, then got in to talk to another, and so on. Every person I talked to asked me how I felt about conflict in the work place. I had been a CNA...
  9. LVN Certificate vs. LVN Licence?

    You don't get your LVN license until you pass the NCLEX, so if you complete an LVN program you will get your certificate or diploma, then proceed on to take your licensing exam, and then you will be a Licensed nurse. Make sure, when looking into the ...
  10. Just let me be...

    I'm a happy LPN and I understand the sentiment of the OPs post. I don't like the way it was presented. It does come across as whine-y to write what seems like a sonnet about why "I'm sorry you don't like me because..." and then to make it seem like o...
  11. Agreed. I am actually shocked by these posts about facilities where clean caths are acceptable. In all my years I have never heard of such a thing. My mind is boggled. At first I was kind of conflicted about how the OP handled this situation, but af...
  12. Nurse and CNA argument at the end of my shift

    It probably would have been best to put him to bed and cover the site well with a towel, and place some additional chux under the patient. A colostomy change is not life or death. And it was late and the patient was probably very tired and should hav...
  13. I maybe in trouble, HIPPA Violation

    The case could be made that the posting did not violate HIPAA but that doesn't mean the poster should not be disciplined in some way. She seems to be OK with that and willing to learn from the mistake, so kudos to her. As much as our employers -- and...
  14. What's the BEST nursing shoes?

    Danskos. You can't wear them to dance though...
  15. LPN...not good enough??

    From the behavior you described I have a feeling that even if you were an RN, or a BSN, or an MSN, or any level on the nursing spectrum she would have found a way to put you down -- from your level of education, where you went to school, years on the...