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Vernie08

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    Let's Ban the Phrase "I'll Go Get Your Nurse"

    At my hospital, CM means clinical manager
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    Will I ever get out of LTC or am I doomed?

    Just because a nurse cannot tolerate ltc doesn't mean they have something against elderly people. I've worked ltc for 6 years and was very afraid of the dangerous ratio. Whoever assigns 30+ residents to one nurse is who i'll say doesn't care about the elderly.
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    Will I ever get out of LTC or am I doomed?

    I understand your frustration 100%. I see in your newer posts that you found a new area of nursing. Big congratulations!!! I just want to say there is nothing wrong with being frustrated with risking your license by cotinuing to work in unsafe conditions. My facilty is worst and to top it off, they are so puzzled about why the new staff won't stay. It is just, just,.....omg i have no words to describe it. They don't even make it through their "2" days of orientation. Yes, 2!! And another thing, it drives me absolutely crazy when everyone wants to accuse you of "hating the elderly" when you just can't take working in these conditions. I work in a nursing home and a lot of my pts are not elderly. I just can't take much more of unanswered dr calls, no supplies, 36 pts to one nurse, no meds and my list can go on and on. But anyways, congratulations again. I'm sure i'll be accused of disrespecting the elderly now with this comment lol. Good luck
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    Question about home health

    Thanks so much for the info. I can really understand that being the reason. My local hospitals have numerous med surg openings and i will be applying asap. Honestly i believe i do need some hospital experience. Thanks to everyone who responded.:)
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    Question about home health

    Hello everyone. I just have a quick question. I am interested in going into home health and was wondering why most agencies require that you have med surg experience and why doesn't years as a skilled nurse at a nursing facility qualify?. Please explain. If i need to go into med surg first i really don't mind. I was just wondering why my experience doesn't count.
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    Stressed at snf/nursing home

    I am an rn who has been working at a snf/nursing home for about 6 months as the supervisor and it is h.e. Double hockey sticks. i work 3-11 shift (or should i say 3 to 3 or 4 in the am). It is a 12o bed facility that i am responsible for on top of my own med cart or carts depending on staffing. The med pass itself henders me from spending the time i need with my patients. On top of that i am slammed with admissions which is sometimes 3 to 4. Also i have to be in charge of the cnas (whom are excellent and my heart goes out to them) and if i'm lucky i have 2 lpns on the unit with me on the 60 bed unit. There are 2 units. The paperwork is neverending. If i only have one lpn with me we have to split a cart which means i have to pass meds to skilled and ltc pts. The unit i work on is half skilled and half ltc. In the middle of trying to asses my patients and doing blood sugars i have to chase down patients that are trying to elope. (dementia patients). The only thing management cares about is unauthorized overtime and that their paperwork is up to par. I later found out that that's how they get their huge bonuses. The patients are never the issue but the families are impossible. They want you to stop taking care of patient a to go and attend to their loved ones. Supplies are either not there or they are malfunctioned. I really want to leave this place and i'm trying to get to a hospital. not to say that they don't work hard in the hospital because my friends are nurses in a hospital and they work very ,very hard. I just need the support that they are receiving. If something happens on either unit everyone turns to me and i have no one to turn to. It really scares me and i just don't feel like it is safe to have all of this on one person's shoulders. I have to deal with call outs, staff going home sick, assess the admissions on both units on top of my own med pass, admissions, paperwork and so on and so on. I really needed to vent here and thanks in advance for reading this thread. P.s. Please do not give me a lecture on taking care of the elderly. I noticed that on here when someone expresses how they are stressed with working in a nursing home, they are bombarded with comments on how rewarding it is working with the elderly and how it is so sad that they don't appreciate working with the elderly. In my case it has nothing to do with working with the elderly, i love spending time with the elderly if there is ever time to. It is the way my place of employment functions and what the managment's main focus is. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    BACK TO SCHOOL SOON!!!

    I'm an lpn of three years on the way back to school for rn. Just had a question for the ones who worked as lpns while on this journey (school). When and where did you work and what was it like? I currently work in ltc. What do you suggest i do? But not quit.
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    LPN's who are going on for their RN ...

    I AM AN LPN OF 3 YEARS GOING BACK FOR MY RN DEGREE THIS FALL. WHILE MONEY IS ALSO A MOTIVATION, MY MAIN REASON IS BECAUSE LIKE EVERYONE IS SAYING, LPNS ARE MOSTLY LIMITED TO NURSING HOMES WHICH IS WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING SINCE BECOMING AN LPN. ALTHOUGH ALL FACILITIES ARE DIFFERENT, I FEEL AS THOUGH I'VE LEARNED JUST ABOUT AS MUCH AS I'M GOING TO LEARN IN LTC. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I LOVE MY JOB, PATIENTS, AND COWORKERS. NOT TO MENTION I MAKE A GENEROUS SALARY:yeah:. I JUST DESPERATELY WANT TO EXPERIENCE NEW THINGS LIKE THE ICU, ER, MED SURG, AND WHATEVER ELSE THAT IS OUT THERE FOR ME TO LEARN.:).
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    Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!!

    Hi, i am 30 years old. I'm an lpn of 3 years, cna 6 years prior, and now enrolled in an lpn to rn bridge program. I am very excited and will keep everyone posted.
  10. I like those scrubs too. Congrats on the new position in the icu. That is fantastic. You'll do well.
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    Completing my RN schooling

    You have been a nurse for so many years so I think that you should just take the step up and go for your RN. You already do the same job that they do. Why not get paid like it. Good Luck on whatever decision you make.
  12. Hey, it's funny that you mentioned the hesi study guide because that is what was just told to get a few days ago. I was told to go to barnes & noble and get it. I am also an LPN looking into becoming an RN. It costs about 30 dollars I think. So go and get it and make sure you "kick butt" on that exam.