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bklynborn has 10 years experience and specializes in GERIATRICS, DEMENTIA CARE, MED-SURG.

mother, grandmother, RN LTC nurse, RN, Case Manager LTC, mother, RN med/surg and proud of it.

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    Rn to bsn online

    who are you going through
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    Rn to bsn online

    I am interested in doing an online RN to BSN and would like to hear from anyone who has done this. I would like to know where you applied and how the studies are going or went with you. If you have finished would you do it again?
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    RN to BSN

    I am interested in getting my BSN. Has anyone here done an online RN to BSN? Who dd you go through and did you have a good experience?
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    RN to BSN

    rn to bsn in washington stae? I live north of Seattle and am looking for something close. Also anyone done a geriatric certification?
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    How about a thread for baby names you liked?

    Hillary Anne, Brandon James and Shannon Claire........my childrens names
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    BSN classes near Bellingham

    I am an RN considering a BSN. Does anyone know where theses courses are offered? Thanks for the help. I live in Bellingham, Washington.
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    Care plan help with nursing DX questions!! =)

    how about self care deficit
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    J-tube use? Clueless!!

    and what about checking for placement
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    Bellingham washington l.p.n. question

    Mostly LTC and MD or clinic offices. St Joes was starting to hire a few LPN's when I left in April of this year.
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    Can anyone recommend a decent pair of work shoes?

    In my case it's my heels and lower back that kill me after work . I have tried Nike's crocs and dansko's. HELP!!!!
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    Geriatrics Sub Acute

    Looking For The Best Possible Book For Use During New Job On A Geriatric Sub Acute Unit. Any Ideas?
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    Can they do this?

    I went to work last week as the ADON of my facility at the end of the day I was told my position had been eliminated due to budget cuts. That was it...........they offered me 2 floor nursing positions for the remainder of August and said they had only 2 shifts for me on the September....................what the heck?
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    Integrity in nursing (LTC)

    I am a RN have been for 10 years. I've worked both Acute and Long Term Care. I started as an CNA out of high school and worked my way through school. Of all the things I have come across in Nursing, I feel most upset about having to do things I feel go against my personal integrity. It's amazing some of the things you are asked to do in preperation sor State Survey or during the survey itself.To me it seems that ongoing education and audits should be done on a routine basis rather than the week befor State is due. I have been obligated to falsify records as part of prep for State. I have seen incidents covered up. I could go on but I am sure you get my point. I have worked for bad facitities where favortism is obvious. One nurse is written up for calling in and for another the DON will do everything including pulling a manager to the floor to work for her so she can leave mid- shift. I have been forced to sit in meetings where discussions of personal events seems to be the main topic on the agenda rather than any work related topic. And forced to sit through the escapades of the gay DON the night before with the flavor of the week during the morning managers meeting. What ever happened to the work ethic? Professionalism? Sorry to go one but I tell you this can be tough stuff to deal with. Do any of you deal with this? How do you cope? Is any job, profession worth putting up with this?
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    LPN's managing RN's in LTC setting

    There are many ways around things, this I found while working as an ADON in a LTC. It's of course all about money. An LPN can work as a resident care coordinator, which means they do the same job as a unit manager for less money than an RN would get. They technically run the unit but do not supervise RN's. That is the job of the ADON and DON. It's a great way to stay within budget. Seems to be the going thing around here. In fact it's getting harder and harder to find a RN position since LPN's are cheaper.
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    Leaving management and happily going back to the floor

    You can't imagine how grateful I am for this post! I was in a management position which I was enjoying despite all the things you mentioned. I guess enjoying isn't really the right word, but I was able to make some positive changes at our facility and I am proud of that. I had to work the floor many times and each time I found myself thinking what a great idea take care of patients and go home at the end of the shift. Much easier than the 12 hour days I was putting in as a manager. Weekends it was the oncall phone ring ring ringing off the hook. Can you believe people call on Saturday to ask you if they have to work on Monday? And at 11:30 at night! Well due to budget cuts my postition as ADON was eliminated last week and I will now be returning to the floor. I must say it was a big shot to my ego and I was feeling rather odd and embarrassed about returning to the floor. Now after reading this I think I will be able to march in there with my held held high, my intergrity intact (man did I learn some things!) and my mind at peace. Thank-you all for your posts. You never know when what you write is just the thing someone else needs to hear. Blessings, Emme
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    Restorative nursing

    Any restorative nurse here? Just wondering waht is included in your job description. I jusdy startd a new job and I get to review all the incident reports. I have held this position in another state and incident review was not part of the job description. It is quite time consuming even though done on the computer and I am learning lots about how other nurses chart (or don't) regarding incidents. Would love to hear from anyone on this. Thanks