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Chin up

Chin up

Med surg, LTC, Administration
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Chin up has 26 years experience and specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration.

Law school grad 2011

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  1. Chin up

    Feeling like giving up..

    You have lost your confidence. You do not feel you measure up as an LPN and project these feelings onto your coworkers. You have a few options, first, believe you are qualified for this job. That your LPN and experience have given you the knowledge to do this job well. Then do it well. Ask questions if needed, but stop second guessing yourself. After five years, you really do know what you are doing. Or go back to the field you felt confident. The respect you felt, stemmed from the confidence you had in yourself. Maybe this area is your sweet spot. If going back isn't feasible, you can quit nursing altogether. I just have a strong suspicion that if you were to quit, the little self esteem you do have will plummet and you forever will be down on yourself. Another option, get your RN, my instincts bet the farm, this may be the answer to all your troubles. Some LPN's do not feel complete, professional, competent or even proud to be an LPN. If this sounds like you, get to school. Your career, life and health will benefit tremendously. Only you know for sure. Peace!
  2. Chin up

    Do Not Enter - No Boys Allowed; Setting Boundaries

    LadyJane, This is the book, that changed my perspective on boundaries...excellent! Peace!
  3. This was a killer thread. When I first saw this on TV, I thought the nurses or majority would point fingers at the nurse. I worked in administration and saw with my own eyes how things were spun. I saw innocent, good and loyal nurses overworked, blamed and terminated for no reason. Nothing you read or see on TV is as it appears. We need to stop inventing rumors with our small minds and spouting it off with our big mouths, unless we know something for sure. It was good to see the sisterhood at it's finest! Love RN's, LPN's and CNA's forever. Peace!
  4. Chin up

    problem with sleeping at night

    Nope, still stay up till this day. Sorry:(
  5. I was just thinking how hard I worked as a nurse for over 25 years, but was not considered a nurse, because I was an LPN. I got paid to go to LPN school, had two years of clinical and one year of class. Worked at all the major Boston Hospitals, did All my own care, was involved in codes daily, taught the new RN's everything, taught the med students basic procedures, was consulted daily by experienced RN's and still am, the last five years went back to school(Not nursing) and did all the care plans, admissions and discharges as well as MDS and MMQ for LTC, made 46 dollars an hour and still not considered a real nurse.(by the way, my pay doubled when I graduated) I could name 25 other things, such as peritoneal dialysis, GT FEEDS, IV, hang blood...oh, had a BS in Biology etc...but not considered a nurse by young RN's who do not know sqwart. I will tell you this, most experienced nurses if sick, would rather have me as their nurse. So humble yourself and learn. Your school does not make a nurse, hard work, questions, watching, doing, listening, continuing your education, and working as a team do. So all those post, putting us down, just shows your own insecurities. All those post putting down temp nurses are just as bad. (most agency, traveling, temp nurses are competent, smart and probably forgot more than you know) Nursing was different 15 years ago and I believe loss of humility is a big reason why. Peace! Nb- I also read every medical periodical I could get my hands on. I went to seminars every chance I could. I advocated for my patients and would yell, kick and scream if I thought something was wrong. I also worked hard for prevailing wage, proper equipment, and humane working conditions. Guess what, that's what I wanted to do. So all you RN's who think we LPN's arent nurses, what have you done and what do you know? Do your own thing and be glad we are here, on your side and yes, are nurses too. Peace!
  6. Kinda glad I'm in my fifties....imagine starting out now...but even more glad I'm out of nursing. Sad to say, it is only going to get worse...
  7. Totally agree, nursing 101. But I still can't wrap my mind around(if it is true) glucerna or any GT feed put anywhere but in a GT. But that's another story...
  8. Thanks doll! So happy, and still have a lot to learn. But will and when I do, Nurses are my top priority! Thank you for being an RN! Peace!
  9. Sorry, I was angry when I wrote this and had NOT read the entire thread. Please forgive. Peace!
  10. I gave a kudo and am quoting for the compassion in this post! Brava!
  11. And this my dear is the sickness of nursing, some can't think things through to there logical conclusion. They would rather use rhetoric, they don't understand, cliches, that mean nothing and there titles as wisdom. Most nurses who strike, are looking out for their patients.....but these non thinking titles, rather continue on with hospital negligence and call it patient advocacy. Please never advocate for me...your title means nothing.....I better shut up now, before I say some horrible things. Peace!
  12. I could argue that quid pro quo is not legal in nursing... But, let's stay on your reasoning. In essence you are saying, better to be negligent, than upset the status quo, No?
  13. I love your response...I also know it is hard to have no job and sacrifice...I did it with kids, a mortgage, private schools, etc.. I received something from it that money cannot buy...I got big ups, props, respect from my children! My children also learned integrity and respect for self are worth more than gold. Having said that, you have much respect from me. Peace!
  14. Welcome back, boy have I missed you!!!
  15. Up till this point. The best post I read! Brava!
  16. That's not what you said, stay consistent. But even this statement needs clarification. Sorry, don't mean to pick on you, but you are coming out with Mickey mouse statements....I walked, refused to commit Medicare fraud with no job lined up. Guess what, I left with my integrity...your logic, do whatever they say until you have another job. Sounds like indentured servitude to me. Peace!