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Butterfliesnroses

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  1. Butterfliesnroses

    PDPM Admission

    My understanding is you still do an admission and yes you can combine it with the 5 day. For managed cares we just do the admission, no 5 day and then contine with a 14 day, 30 day, 60 day, 90 day.
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    Should I go back to school?

    Not looking for financial advice. Just general advice.
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    Should I go back to school?

    I was in a rn program and exited 1st qtr of my rn year. I had the option of being jobless with no job prospects or quitting the program and working full time as a lpn and I chose the latter option which I now regret.
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    Should I go back to school?

    I don't know that I will have any prerequisites to complete as it is the same program I exited 7 years ago. The idea of going back to school and eventually working acute care appeals to me. I am scared because while I know the ins and outs of mds's I fear I lost a lot of the knowledge I learned in my 1st year of nursing school.
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    Should I go back to school?

    I am stuck. I am currently a lpn in ltc. I am a rcm/mds coordinator that makes a very decent wage of 28 per hour in rural Washington state. I have the opportunity to go back to school and have my employer foot the bill. I don't think my wage would jump all that much at my current job. However it would enable me to work in the hospital if I desire. I have 2 kids, a 10 year old and a 5 month old. My husband is currently in school so I would need to continue to work full time. Although my wage wouldnt jump much at my current job i have looked into moving into an area with a higher cost of living and as a lpn would take a serious pay cut. Any advice?
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    Social media and nursing don't mix

    I am speaking from experience. I work ltc. I love my job and ltc. I also recognize that lpns have been phased out of hospitals around here. Yes I could go work at a clinic but I would make several dollars less per hour. I encourage you to get your rn. I eventually would like to get my rn. Right now I am happy with my lpn license and time with my family took precedence over my rn degree.
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    Pharmacology

    I always would study drug classes and that would help. That along with flashcards.
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    Lidocaine with Rocephin?

    We always use Lidocaine. The order doesn't necessarily even read that way. The pharmacy even automatically sends the Lidocaine. If I had a STD I hope I would get the best care regardless. As a nurse I try not to judge the people I take care of or their choices. I think it's messed up to give substandard care. Just my very humble opinion!
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    What do you think of 12 hour shifts?

    I work 12s at both my jobs. I really enjoy it. I could do 8s too. I'm pretty easy peasy. I see benefits and downsides to both.
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    The first day off after 12's

    wow I thought I was the only one who had this problem. I nap off and on throughout the day on my 1st day off because I'm soooo tired! I'm drained of energy. I work 12 hr days, usually 3 in a row.
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    Working in a christian place while being an atheist?

    I'm a Christian and this is slightly off topic but it reminded me of one time I had a resident ask me to pray with her. I said sure and asked what she wanted to pray about. She stated she ate 6 cheese sandwiches and wanted to pray that they wouldn't constipate her. I prayed with a straight face even! LOL Maybe you could scratch some co-workers back and they could in turn scratch yours. I worked with an atheist nurse who didn't feel comfortable praying or reading the bible. I do, so often times she could convince me to pray with someone or read them Bible and she would in turn do a task for me. It worked for us.
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    Do nurse managers work on Memorial Day?

    Yes. I don't get holiday pay. So I will be working. As will my DNS (we have some work to do). As will the administrator.
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    tracking narcotics

    As a side note, no nursing home I've every worked for has ever counted Ultram.
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    LPN vs. RN

    I initially wanted to go for my RN. Then I was really not enjoying school. I almost didn't make it past summer qtr. I had a hard time comprehending and testing in the same week. I more enjoyed the previous 3 qtrs. where I could read the info over and over, mull over it, so to speak. Then I had a choice. I could work full time as a LPN, or be out of a job. Knowing that the hospitals don't hire LPN's, my only choices were other nursing homes. They weren't hiring. Also I was feeling mom guilt. I felt lik my mind was not with my daughter. We were together and hanging out, but I had school on my mind. So I dropped out of the 1st RN qtr. I dream of going back and will go back when my child (or children, if me and my hubby have more) are older and don't want/need me around so much. I make double what I did as a CNA. I pay my bills and we can even splurge. I'm pretty darn happy.
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    what do you like and don't like about your nurse manager?

    I feel that the nm's are very approachable. However one of them just doesn't seem to "get it."
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    Feeling Flustered

    I recently changed jobs. The job I left I was working Thurs-Sun nights. At 1st it was nice being home all week. But then it got to be a drag working every single weekend. I was told upon getting hired that if I wanted every weekend off it could be worked out. When I asked for it was was given 1 weekend off a month. I was then offered a job closer to my house. I now work days. I absolutely love my new schedule! I never work 3 full days. Two weeks would look like this. Work Mon and Tues. Off wed and thurs. Work 12p-6p Fri, full day sat and sun. Off mon and tues. work wed, thurs, and 6a-12p on fri, off the weekend. Rinse and repeat. I love it! I get every other weekend off. I'm home at 6 and get the evening with my daughter and husband.