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About kat7ap

kat7ap has 8 years experience and specializes in Mother-Baby, Rehab, Hospice, Memory Care.

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  1. Sumner College Portland OR :)

    Does Sumner have an LPN-RN bridge? Has anyone been able to do that? If so how long did it take you and what was the tuition cost. Just curious to know since I am an experienced LPN who would eventually like to bridge but it seems like my options are ...
  2. LPN Hourly Wage Poll

    If you don't mind sharing. Please include your area of specialty, shift, and years of experience. I am curious to know if I'm getting a competitive wage. I work in long term memory care, 8 years experience and making $23.20 (after my annual raise) no...
  3. My hospital has failed to even acknowledge National Nurse's Week. Instead, starting tomorrow they are celebrating, "National Hospital Week". WTH? I've never even heard of this until now. This really rubs some of us nurses the wrong way. Why are ...
  4. Is it okay for a CNA to call herself a nurse?

    Wow. When I was a CNA many years ago, I absolutely did NOT want the responsibility of the Nurse. I would never had dreamed of calling myself a nurse when I was not. As far as I saw it, I already had a super tough busy job making less than half of ...
  5. Can a LVN draw blood without a blood withdrawal cert?

    I have no idea what a blood withdrawal certificate is. Maybe this is something in California? In Texas we don't need additional certificates for IV or blood draws, it is covered under our license.
  6. Pregnancy and floor nursing

    Congratulations! I am now almost 15 weeks with twins. I work in a busy rehab hospital and fortunately we don't get too many patients that I can't take so I was going to keep it quiet for a while. However, literally a week after I found out I was p...
  7. Working in OB being in pictures and video did not bother me so much, because I knew it was about the baby and NOT me. The strangest situation I had was working in hospice home care with a dying Vietnamese pt. and her family. They had a tripod with...
  8. Wow... And I thought Dallas-Fort Worth had a lot of LVN programs without enough of job demand out there. I wonder why the CA board of nursing approves so many nursing programs when they must know that there is no job market to support it. It seems ...
  9. Any LPN/VN's ACLS certified?

    I am ACLS certified. My hospital required it for all licensed nurses. It was done and paid for by my hospital.
  10. New Grad LPN NO training!!!!!!

    I'm not schocked at all. This sounds like typical LTCF BS. As a new grad I was told I would get 3 days of floor orientation. It turned into 2 days, due to state being in the building on the 3rd day. I was fortunate to work with some helpful nurse...
  11. cant pay back school loans, garnish wages?

    Yes, deferment was the word I was thinking of but couldn't remember!
  12. cant pay back school loans, garnish wages?

    You need to contact your lender and tell them your situation and that cannot afford pay the loans now. From what I remember in my loan exit class, you NEVER want to default on a Federal student loan. Read over your loan info and call someone ASAP.
  13. working under the RN's

    I think the answer to this really depends your employer's protocol and state's scope of practice. Where I've worked RN is responsible for only the intial assessment. If there is a change in condition the LPN/LVN should be expected to intiate any nu...
  14. Possible relocation to Tyler, Texas...

    Didn't want to start a brand new thread.... My DH accepted a job at TMFH and we will be relocating from DFW. From what I've read, south Tyler and south of Tyler are the better areas to live. Any thoughts or comments about Lindale area? We would li...
  15. Physical Therapy drops pt and doesn't tell RN??

    In my facility ANY employee can fill out an incident report not just the nurses. If PT is the one that witnessed the fall, then they should have to fill out an IR. You might want to do one yourself as well, but I think it was PT's responsibility to...

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