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  1. 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!
  2. Passed NCLEX! Study tips...

    I am thrilled to report that I found out this morning that I passed my NCLEX! I'm really glad that my results were in so quickly (I got them through an automated phone line within 24hrs). I even happier that I PASSED!!!!! It is such a relief. Incred...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 ...
  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. 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...
  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. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping

    This thread is encouraging to read...I'm not alone! I do feel somewhat alone in this though- I am a new grad and the mother to two young children (ages 1 and 4). I've been blessed to be working in a teaching hospital with great training and supportiv...
  18. I am a new grad in Richmond and was just hired at a LTC facility (nursing home). I know that you most likely want to start in a hospital but if you cannot find a position there, consider doing Long-Term Care. They have more turnover in those places a...
  19. Starting in LTC as a new grad?

    I went to an interview yesterday, my first one after many months of job-hunting. The pickings are slim for new grads in my area. The interview went well and from what was said I believe I will be offered a position working every other weekend at a lo...
  20. Is it just about who you know?

    I am starting to feel like filling out applications doesn't do any good, that it is all about knowing someone on the inside in order to get a position as a new grad around here. I live in the Richmond area and have two small children. My husband work...
  21. Looking for LPN school in Colorado

    My husband and I live in Richmond, VA and are hoping to move to Denver in a few years. I completed my ADN in October 2008 and haven't started working yet due to giving birth to our second child and having difficulty finding part-time work as a new gr...
  22. My husband and I live in Richmond, Virginia and are planning relocating to Colorado sometime in the spring or summer of the coming year- hopefully. My husband's job is very specialized (registered vascular ultrasound technologist- no other ultrasound...
  23. Best place for a new grad with kids to work near Denver?

    Thanks for the information everyone. Sorry for the late reply. I had my daughter two weeks early and have been very distracted ever since! Haha. We are now debating between Colorado Springs and Denver- but this information is extremely helpful. Thank...
  24. I will be taking the NCLEX in THREE DAYS! Aagh. I have not been on this site much since I joined (been busy studying, have a 2yr old and am currently about 8mos pregnant) but of course I'm freaking out now. I hope to come here after the NCLEX and hel...
  25. Passed NCLEX! Study tips...

    Thank you. :) I am looking forward to being done being pregnant. Haha. Yes the videos can be very time consuming. If you don't have time to do that, you can study the chapter in the book instead. The videos basically follow the chapters in the book a...