pattylpn54

pattylpn54 LPN

Psych/Substance Abuse & School Clinics

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About pattylpn54

pattylpn54 is a LPN and specializes in Psych/Substance Abuse & School Clinics.


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  1. I went to school for my LPN when I was 56 yrs old. Surprised myself by passing the boards(although I did bust my butt to EARN it!!). I wanted to go for RN, but am now 62 and just got over lung cancer treatments (which took my hair, my hearing(Hard of...
  2. please i need your prayers

  3. I'm gonna scream...

    how about a 10th grader that didn't know his own home phone number because he "just moved here 3 months ago & i never call myself"!!!!!!!!!
  4. What OTC meds do you keep in your clinic?

    i am a clinic sub (lpn) and have worked in clinics full-time/full-year, so i've worked in all grade settings and we are not allowed to give any medications of any type (otc or other), unless brought in by a parent or guardian with a filled out & ...
  5. CEU Changes in Florida

    thanks for info. i called & was told it's 24 ceu's q 2 yrs -- 1 per month. the 25th is for newbies (like me!) only -- the 1 hiv/aids prior to 1st renewal. as part of the 24 q 2 yr... 2 must be on med errors & 2 on domestic violence q 3rd ren...
  6. Job Search Ideas for LPNs

    commuter and caliotter, thank you very much for taking the time to give me some greatly appreciated advice. i intend to take all the advice i receive and use it as it's given to me. i do understand what you mean commuter re:age. i wondered about t...
  7. Job Search Ideas for LPNs

    systole and zuzi, thank you so much for your helpful advice. i will take it and do as you've shared with me. i appreciate you very much. i was the oldest in my class (54 yrs) and the only one from my town. the rest were in their 20s & from ...
  8. Fake Illness

    i'm totally on board with "luvschoolnursing". i too work at a high school. 9 out of 10 only come to the clinic to inform you that they're going home and parent is on the way. the clinic is just their waiting room -- you've been totally left out of...
  9. A little help from the school nurses??

    a school nurse does not do this job for the money. where i'm at, we make far less than in any facility--hosp or otherwise. you do it for the love of the job/children or you do it because you enjoy being broke!! we work when the kids are in school ...
  10. Pink Eye

    if you're being too lax, then so am i, because i do pretty much the same. if you sent home every kid a teacher sends to you or "thinks the student has...", there would be no child at school. my favorite saying/reply is, i don't go to your room &...
  11. When do you refer?

    Ours is the same as Poodles
  12. Waiting in the clinic...

    i'm in the clinic of a 1300 student body high school(me & i aide). we have them stacked on top of each other! we work the clinic, do any and all early dismissals(sick or not) -- guess there's no attendance office!! we also seem to have the only t...
  13. Remedies for the disruptive cough??

    i go to wal-mart & buy the bucket of soft mints(they also come in bags). they're larger than regular small mints, so there's less chance of choking & they're soft, almost like melt-aways. only problem is i have to pay for them if i want them,...
  14. What is your ratio?

    1 high school -- 1300 students -- 1 nurse(me) & 1 aide.
  15. Wanna be a school nurse

    Don't know where you're from, but here in Fl. you can work as a clinic sub with NO medical/healthcare experience at all..only requirement is a high school diploma!!! So if you have an RN or LPN behind your name you are GOLD to school boards(if you're...

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