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  1. Little Sisters of the Poor?

    No, I'm sorry. I never got as far as even applying. I decided to put my nursing career on hold to focus on my kids and am in the process of starting an in-home business! I don't know much about Little Sisters of the Poor except that they are non-prof...
  2. Wow, I clicked on this post because I just quit my nursing job with the intentions of staying home with my children for awhile (ages 4, 2 and trying for #3) and wanted to see how people explain gaps in nursing employment. It is really nice to hear so...
  3. Little Sisters of the Poor?

    Anyone worked or know much about this facility? I read about it online and was intrigued- am looking for a good LTC in the area to work as an RN. Thanks!
  4. Are there any good LTC's out there??

    Thanks for the encouragement, and the medicare link. At least I don't feel like a total failure having read some other stories and your responses. We are trying for our 3rd baby so maybe this is just a good time for me to focus on parenting for awhil...
  5. relocating to VA (Richmond)- need opinion on workplaces

    I don't know the rate for your level of experience, but as a new grad at VCU I was getting paid $21 an hour plus shift differentials. VCU is great! My husband works there in a management position at one of the clinics, and I used to work there as an ...
  6. Are there any good LTC's out there??

    I'm just wondering. I read so many bad stories on here. I quit my job today. They had me working as a supervisor and also occasionally working a cart. Which isn't so bad except that I received little to no training working the cart, and am a new grad...
  7. I am a new grad working as a supervisor in a 60 bed rehab unit at a LTC facility. A couple of weeks ago I was asked to take the cart of a nurse that had quit. I actually did not mind the work at all, but quickly became overwhelmed. Med pass was not c...
  8. LTC Salary for new grad RN

    It really really depends on location. Just because the pay is higher somewhere else doesn't mean you would be rolling in the dough- you'd be using all your extra money for the rent, etc. I am in Virginia and get paid 26.5 as a supervisor...although t...
  9. LTC is making me hate nursing!!!

    Having recently done both LTC and worked in a hospital setting (mixed unit with average 4-5 patient load) I can tell you that having fewer patients with higher acuity is not magically easier. Just different! Yes there were a few days here and there t...
  10. What am I risking in this job?

    I recently posted regarding an incident at work and some of the responses got me thinking. I'm wondering if I really should be working in the position I am in and whether I am risking my license or not. Long story short, I am an RN still in my first ...
  11. Low diastolic = 911?

    Thanks for all the input everyone! I definitely did feel "in over my head" that day. In hindsight I should have refused to take over for the nurse who had quit. However they did tell me in the beginning that I would be asked to work a cart occasional...
  12. Low diastolic = 911?

    Hello. I am an RN still in the "new grad" category (less than 1 year nursing experience) who was recently hired on as a weekend supervisor at a LTC facility. It is a great facility and so far the job had not been too bad until this past weekend, when...
  13. Torn between my kids and my career

    Wow thank you everyone for your insight and suggestions. I really appreciate it. I did inventory what I do with my time, and besides playing with the kids and doing some chores, I am ashamed to admit I spend alot of time "checking out" by watching TV...
  14. Torn between my kids and my career

    I am a new grad, got my license in January 2009 and three weeks later had a baby girl! I was blessed to be able to stay home with her for over a year while I looked for work due to our bad economy. So maybe I got spoiled being home with my kids for s...
  15. The 1st check as an rn....yay!!! Or nay!!

    My first check was a "blaah" because I had alot of education/orientation hours which were paid at my base rate with no differential. On top of that over HALF my income goes to childcare!!! So yes the government will take a hefty amount from you in ta...