everthesame

everthesame LPN, LVN

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everthesame has 12 years experience as a LPN, LVN.

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  1. OB narrative nursing notes

    For just an hourly round note, I chart what they are doing and whether or not they have any needs. If they do, I state what it was/how it was met. Some examples: Patient sitting up in bed talking with visitors. Denies any needs at present. Perineal c...
  2. How is the job market in Indiana?

    Congrats on the new job! I have been a nurse for many years and was looking to get back into a specialty I had plenty of experience in. I applied for many positions but was not getting any calls for interviews. I hadn't burned any bridges at any prev...
  3. L&D nursing an NICU

    A hospital where I worked had resource nurse positions. The perinatal resource nurses worked in nicu, l&d and postpartum. They may be scheduled for a certain unit but could be pulled to one of the others units if they were needed more on another ...
  4. Do not like L&D!!

    Where I work the moms are kept in L&D for 2 hours after delivery. However, sometimes when things are busy they may pull a postpartum nurse to L&D to do recoveries. Of course, the recoveries are done in L&D and their staff is always nearby...
  5. Oh my goodness....!

    Congrats on the new position and welcome to the "club"
  6. feeling overwhelmed...

    I learned a long time ago to carefully check my schedule whenever I needed to take a class during the day. Sometimes the people who do the scheduling are day people who don't realize that a nocs person needs to be off the night before a class. They m...
  7. RN Salary Survey 2013: Post here!

    Indiana 15 years exp Postpartum/Newborn Nursery $32.00/hr base $5.25/hr nocs diff, $4.75/hr weekend diff No union Rent for a 3bed/2bath apartment in a nice area is $1000/month
  8. PRN pay vs. full time pay?

    The PRN was at the job I was leaving. I did not really plan to stay PRN and really did not think about wages when I told them I would pick up some hours when I could. My old boss had always seemed to be fair and honest with me so I was a little shoc...
  9. PRN pay vs. full time pay?

    I recently landed my "dream job" at a local hospital. I stayed on PRN at my old job more as a favor to them then for any financial need on my part. They were giving me first choice of available hours and begging me to pick up as many hours as possibl...
  10. I can't sleep!!!

    Unless I am off the next night and have something to do after work in the morning, I stop the caffeinated beverages around 3AM. Also, I wear sunglasses for my drive home unless it is winter and still dark when I leave work or if it is raining or snow...
  11. Haven't found my "place" in nursing.

    It sounds like you are having a rough time. It does take time, maybe about a year, before you really start to feel somewhat confident in what you do. Also, night shift is very hard on a lot of people. You are living the opposite of the sleep-wake ...
  12. Is anyone out there a nurse surveyor? I have an interview set up for this position at the end of the week. I applied so long ago that I forgot all about it until the woman called me yesterday to see if I was still interested and to schedule an inter...
  13. I would absolutely apply at a hospital closer to my new home. With that as your reason for changing jobs after six months, I don't think that would be held against you. Fifty miles is quite a long drive and gas prices sure aren't going down. Perhaps...
  14. Tips on how NOT to appear like a Drug seeker

    And who are we helping by continuing to give narcotics and benzos to people who are not following up on whatever it is that brings them to the emergency room? Prescription drug abuse is a real problem. When you have someone who is in multiple times f...
  15. How to respond after shadowing experiences

    I currently work nights so another position on nights would not be an issue for me. The openings occurred because of a couple of nurses who are leaving. One of the nurses I shadowed will be leaving due to her husband's military post changing. Thank y...