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PhoenixTech has 3 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Float.

Arisen from the ashes of LIFE!

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  1. Sometimes if it's only 1 conviction, they'll want you to expunge it first if it is indeed expungable. Try that or @ least start the process. Frankly you should've taken care of this a long time ago if it is 'erasable'. Yes people, I know that it could never really be erased from the BON's view & that they'll still see it, it's just a different way to say expun.
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    How is this fair?

    Hi Bluejuice No, I don't live in Arizona, the Phoenix of my name refers to the mythical bird arisen from it's own ashes of destruction. Yes, I was dismissed from an AAS program but currently attend a BSN program. By Gods grace I attended my first clinical last week. I was however informed that each semester my background results will be submitted to the clinical sites for approval & there's no guarantee of clearance. I choose to move forward by faith rather than by sight. I continue to pray for guidance, mercy, & grace, leaving it with who's truly in charge instead of obsessing over it every 2 minutes:)! My best wishes to you.
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    HTN, Vasoconstriction,hypotension, vasodilation

    Damn Hodgie! Do you tutor?! :bowingpur:
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    HTN, Vasoconstriction,hypotension, vasodilation

    I suggest the book, A & P Made Incredibly Easy I would not suggest you just go with it & not question it. It's very vital to understand the processes when it's time to apply the nursing process in practice. The fact that you are inquiring here on AN shows that you want to understand so take the extra step & acquire the above mentioned book.
  5. hilarious!
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    Just a Question about the BON background checks...

    I applaud your willingness to take responsibility for your previous actions and maybe the fact that they weren't convictions is giving you the courage since it's almost a guarantee that they won't matter, however, if the application is only asking for convictions, I don't see the point of disclosing non pertinent information. As far as Nursing schools doing more in depth background checks I humbly disagree. An educational institution in my opinion should education and the fact that because of clinical site clearance, they have such power to turn people away without some sort of hearing process in play is unfair and unjust. The power should be with the licensing agency, not the school. Anyway, I'm sure you've thoroughly considered your choices and made the right one for yourself. Good luck moving forward.
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    Just a Question about the BON background checks...

    hi if the red highlights are true, than why are you submitting the blue highlights?
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    Exactly Macca That's the key, prayer. Trust me God is able to do 'exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think...', Ephesians 3:20). Having gotten to the gates of Nursing so to speak and then turned away I know things seem bleak but don't give up. A lot of times we're being led through a different path to achieve the end result. How unfortunate that an expunged charge, not an expunged conviction should stretch 11 years forward to haunt you. My blessings to you.
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    Got No Job? Come be an RN !

    I tried real hard to ignore this and I don't know if anyone has commented on this but, ! This comment has offended me to no end. What was the original training if nursing is retraining???? Are you saying that people who've been through adversity should not be allowed into the nursing profession because they are lazy and stupid? Because let's just face it, when you say, 'people on the edges of society', you are implying that only the cream of the crop of the societal classes are good enough to be nurses and that's classist. It's outrageous to me that you can combine, 'prostitutes, welfare mothers, edges of society and quick, easy, doesn't take any real brain power', in the same sentence and post it here like you've been privy to all of the aforementioned's social work sessions and have the inside scoop on the motives of the social worker or the afflicted for that matter. Those who were on the fringes of society are very beneficial to the nursing profession and those 'fringe benefits' provide something that according to your logic, has no place in nursing. Let me expound on this point. Working as a tech in an acute care setting, one day I was providing care for a pt who was malnourished. This pt had been calling for the nurse repeatedly and after I finished my care I reported to the RN the pt's wishes. I watched this nurse reluctantly get up from charting and go into the pt's room. After a few minutes the nurse came out and I gave her an apologetic smile for having interrupted her charting to which she replied, 'I'm sorry, but when you choose to buy crack instead of food, it's nothing I can do for you.', and sat back down to chart. Here's another...one day while assisting in an ICU transfer, I packed up this pt's valuables and took them downstairs to the safe but because of additional required paperwork, I handed the valuables off to the pt's nurse to complete the process and take them down again once the paperwork was completed. A few days later a couple of nurses were complaining about how difficult this one particular pt was and was surprised to see the ICU transfer back on the floor being the thorn in everyone's shoes. When assisting this pt later on I found out that all the pt wanted was to know where their valuables were. Because one of the complaining nurses was the same one that took the valuables downstairs in the first place I was upset that instead of calling security, they wouldn't just tell the pt where their things were. After I explained where the valuables were and the pt calmed down, I walked out to the nursing station to cheers from the other nurses on being able to handle him while his previous nurse went on and on about how all he wants is medication. Now, before you say that the nurse provided care for the pt and that's all that matters, I beg to differ. To my understanding of what nursing is, the pt should be treated holistically. When care is given with a disdainful attitude, look or gesture, the pt can feel this and it does absolutely nothing for their self esteem. Yes, self esteem, it's a very real part of who a person/pt is and the 'fringe benefit' nurse knows this more than most, because negative alterations where this is concerned is what sends them to the fringes to begin with. So the 'fringe benefit' nurse will provide the invaluable, therapeutic sympathy so important to positive pt outcomes, having walked through the murk and mire, survived it and went on to reach back and help another in need of some kindness. Oh, I know, every nurse can empathize with a pt, but the 'fringe benefit' nurse is less likely to look down their noses when encountering their pts and are more likely to take that extra minute to comfort them. They'll also be less likely to ignore their pt's calls out of disdain for the pts personal practices. See how wrong you were in your logic? :) In most cases, it's because of the adversity faced and overcame that motivates those less than perfect members of our society to become nurses. In those cases, they wind up being at the top of their classes and far from dumb, stupid and lazy. They realize where they've been and how they felt when they were there, they've search themselves to heal and overcome their fractured souls and they invite a higher power in to guide their lives. Having discovered a new life for themselves, they seek to join the ranks of a noble profession because in the end, it is all about the caring. So what you may call a last option, may just be the first option in a new life.
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    Peri care vent

    At my facility, they only go to certain floors. I don't know how that works but if the state were to come in and visit each floor at the same time....... The times that I've been there during a visit, I'd come out of a pt's room and the nurse will be standing there telling me to straighten up because the state is 'here'. Each and everytime I just glance at the extra activity going on and continue on with my pt's. There's no way to 'clean up' and clean pts as well.
  11. Look at it as having a chance to bring some holiday spirit to the residents with no family members to visit them. At least they'll be clean on the birthday of our Lord. Bless you :redpinkhe. I was thinking the same thing at first but then the question mark threw me....oh well. No harm in clarifying...I hope .
  12. Hi arion. I'm not too sure of the tone of this post so please let me clarify. My issue wasn't with the fact that the pt. needed to be stabilized before transfer. That's policy. My issue was the NP whining about it and trying to get someone to call the nursing home back to report the pt's RN to management. I read this post some days ago and it just kept needling me trying to figure out what you meant. Horrible I know, I should have much more to do in this christmas season than teasing out hidden meanings in allnurses' posts! By the way, :tree:Happy Holidays to all who reads this post.
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    How I got here AGAIN!

    Thank you RN/writer. You responded in a very tasteful, factual manner without recriminations of any sort. Simply very well said.
  14. What I see is a lot of CNA's venting about how difficult an already stressful position is when said CNA's are forced to work with lazy aids who use every trick in the book and then some not to work. By the way, are you seriously blaming aids for management issues, after just blasting us for our vents? At my facility, there are quarterly reports for falls and the like. They are posted on the board so everyone can see what the comparisons are to other facilities and I bet before they were posted they were discussed in management meetings. I hardly think that management isn't aware of how staffing issues relate directly to falls or any other issues going on within a facility. One more thing, I didn't read anything about a CNA telling or placing blame on anyone about anything to management, that's why we come here.
  15. I don't do paperwork besides writing vitals', accuchecks' and 1:1 observation sheets. They have unit clerks for paperwork. When I mentioned 'in addition to' patient care, I was talking about the EKG's, phlebotomy, blood sugars and all day running that makes up the title of a Patient Care Technician. Technician is the operative word. We are trained to do all the technical skills that doesn't require a license. Like applying intermittent pneumatic compression boots, changing suction canisters, spirometry therapy, limited dressing changes, enemas, attaching and setting up tele-moniters, etc. Yes, the pay is higher and if you sign on with a union, that's even better. You will also find the same small minded crap occurring in hospitals that occurs in LTC. I see it every day. Yes sir, from housekeeping, through nursing to the Dr's. This past week I worked a floor where there was a direct admit pt. from a nursing home. The pt. came in to have a procedure however, the procedure was postponed due to the pt. having a fever. The NP working on the case raised hell about it for the rest of the day. After the NP spoke to the pt's nurse at the facility, the NP went on to tell anyone who would listen that if the pt had had their temp taken that morning, they would not have transferred the pt to our hospital at all. Now the pt was unable to be transferred until stabilized. The NP then went about reporting this pt's nurse to everyone, from management to Dr's. advocating for someone to call the nursing home and report the nurse to their manager. I mean, every time I walked past the nursing station the NP was going on and on and on and on. It reminded me of a first grade class where the teacher's pet is pointing the finger and screaming, ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!