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  1. freesia29

    Is home health that bad?

    How is it for an LPN? What are you doing for patients?
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    Olive Oil before Unna Boot?

    I just heard about this from a co-worker who also works in a Geriatric Clinic and was appalled that they apply olive oil on patients before applying unna boots. I have never heard of this and just wanted to see if anyone else has heard of this. Thanks!
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    The most comfortable Nursing Shoes

    I am overweight, have psoriatic arthritis, so with that comes chronic plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. The only shoes that help and don't leave me crippled are Kuru. They are amazing!
  4. Hi! Being 47, overweight and constantly hot, I am in search of the lightest weight, breathe able, cooling, (and not feel like you peed in your pants, like the athletic fabric) scrubs. I have tried Jockey with mesh panels, greys, 100% cotton, Barco moisture wicking (feel like I peed myself....stays wet). I worked in a fast paced urgent care, and most days it's anywhere from 75-82 degrees in the office. It's HOT! I am *almost* debating to learn how to sew so I can make my own. Linen would be amazing! Please let let me know if you found some super lightweight scrubs! thank you!
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    Working While Sick

    It's really a catch 22 for us. We are already all working short staffed, and when we get sick, there is no one to take our place. I think supervisors should step in. But I don't know of anywhere where they do.
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    Autoimmune disease and working

    Awesome! Thank you so much! I figure there are more teaching or triage opportunities for an RN than LPN/LVN. Taking Spanish as one of my humanities right now, then only Chemistry and Microbiology left before I go on The waitlist. It's running about 1 year right now for LPN-RN. I will have a year and to focus on health and get stronger before having to worry about clinicals again. I only work. 4 hr shifts right now in urgent care, so I need to build my stamina back up!
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    Feeling Lost

    I feel kind of the same. Unsure about going back for RN, but for me it's because of my health. RA and getting sick all the time. I would love to work in mother/baby unit. And they don't hire LPN's anymore. But at 46years old and autoimmune disease, I am scared I won't be able to get through 12 hrs shifts. I agree a life coach or therapist, anyone who can help you decide. That is what I am going to do. Nursing homes are tough.....I only made it 6 months then went into clinic nursing. Hang in there!
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    Autoimmune disease and working

    Anyone else have an autoimmune disease and struggle to work healthy? I work part time at an urgent care clinic, and find I have pretty much been sick and exhausted since October. I have been on the on the fence about going back to school for LPN-RN bridge, but then I think I am almost 47 and feeling like I am 80. How am I going to get through it and work 12 hrs shifts? i wish I could do phone triage as an LPN, or at least through the winter and then work in person through summer. Just wondering what others are doing ? How do you get through the winter? Thanks,
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    What is harder- nursing school or first year working?

    As an LPN going back to school for RN, and now my kids are teens and a little more independent, I too am hoping it will be easier transitioning to RN. I work in Urgent Care and just started ACS as well.
  10. I have chronic plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis now too. The only shoes that help me from feeling completely crippled are Kuru. I have spent thousands on different shoes, being older, heavier and arthritic. Kuru are a god send.
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    Confused about going on....

    Thanks for your reply! I keep trying to talk myself out of it, but everytime I have a good day, and feel better, that nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach starts screaming go back”! I work in an urgent care clinic, across the street from the hospital.....the other night I was working in the lab, we are short on phlebotomists......and I prayed about being shown an answer......next patient comes in and needs a stat lab, which means I have to bring it over to Hospital lab for processing. I laugh...ok... I am at the hospital (where I love being)......still thinking to myself, nice coincidence. Then as I decided to grab a drink in the cafeteria .......I am surrounded by LPN to Rn students in my schools scrubs. Lol! Is that a loud and clear answer from the great Divine....or a funny coincidence? Lol! Anyway it made me laugh out loud.
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    LPN/RPN tired of the crap?

    I know how you feel. I am constantly being asked if I am go8ng back to school, because I am too smart/good whatever to just "stay an LPN".
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    LPN's aren't real nurses

    I am just an LPN as well, and am not sure if I will continue to RN due to health concerns right now, but so many times I have been told that I am too smart to stay "just an LPN". Hmmmm..... yes, it irritates. As RN's are forced to get more and more education, LPN's will just fall Lower on the Nursing ladder.
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    Confused about going on....

    I am a 46 yr old LPN with 5 years experience. My original plan was always to get BSN or even ARNP when I started my prerequisites a decade ago. Now I am not so sure. I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I am exhausted, in pain most days, kids are 16 and 12 and aging parents wanting me to help them more. I feel so torn. I want to work in Hospital with babies. I thought about even becoming a midwife. I am so close to RN, 1/2 way there.....but the thought of school, studying and clinicals makes me want to throw up because I am so exhausted. Should i I just put on my big girl pants and push ahead, or accept that maybe it's not just in the cards for me right now. i feel so torn over this. I keep hoping for the peace of a decision either way, but is just not there. Everytime I think I have made peace with not going back, another doctor or nurse comments to me, that I am just too smart to stay an LPN. Any advice, opinions are appreciated. :)
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    Too old?

    I am almost 46 and an LPN, I am still working on prerequisites for RN. I figure I might be done by 48, with an adn. Always loved the thought of working in the OR. Would I even be considered? Or am I getting too old? Probably be 50 before I have a BSN. Thanks!
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