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  1. I just had to say how much I love your username 💕

    1. RNbabylon


      Thank you! I was working in Babylon N.Y.when I was doing profile . Now I am looking for work and it's not easy for me. I am old compared to most nurses,and now I limp. (From old injury) I do have 26years of experience as an RN and was stupid and left a few good positions all cos I listened to my husband . Where do you work?  

    2. Elektra6

      Elektra6, BSN

      I work private duty homecare for Bayada Home Health.  I’ve been working there since 2007.  Before that I was an LPN and did subacute and LTC.  Homecare is less stress and more rewarding IMHO.  😁 

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    Regrets after regrets!

    I agree, it is past time for me to start driving. The only reason I have not driven a car yet is because I live in downtown and my current job is 30 minutes away from public transit. The car insurance is soooo expensive.
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    Regrets after regrets!

    Thank you Horseshoe. I think i’ll try to do whats best for me. I guess the only way to do it is not tell her what I am doing.
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    Nurses that “only do it for the money”

    I think as long as nurses do their job it is ok for me. I remember a nurse in my clinical placement on her phone the whole time and had the "whatever" attitude but she did her job.
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    Regrets after regrets!

    Here we go. So I got a job offer as community nurse full time last week. The job required me to have a valid driving license and a car. I got my driving license on November 2018 and haven't driven a car since I got my license. I was so excited when I got the offer and began to search cars to buy for my job. I told my mom about it hoping she would be excited too but guess what? She was like don't take it. She told me it is not worth taking it when I don't even have experience in driving and all of a sudden I am rushing to buy a car and drive. I understood where she was coming from and I do not want to worry her, so I rejected the offer. Now, I regret it so much! I wish I took the position and gave it a try. What should I do? Should I re-apply to the same company? Will HR just throw my application away because I did not take previous position? I feel embarrassed because what if they ask me why I did not take the position first time if I am a successful candidate again? Thank you for reading.
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    Did I make the right choice?

    Thank you for your input. And... that is awful. Though I did not have bad experience with nurses/staff during my clinical placements, hearing these stories about rude, selfish nurses/staff just makes me sad. I feel like in nursing, we should all be there for each other.
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    Did I make the right choice?

    I have asked HR and the manager. They said it was up to the facility whether or not I would even get a one day shadow shift because supposedly the facility has to use their staff to do the training. I don’t know if it was money issue but i assured them that I would be willing to do it unpaid.
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    Did I make the right choice?

    Thanks for the reply guys It was supposed to be 45 minute orientation actually...until I called HR about the shadow because I really had a bad feeling about it and then I spoke with the manager in charge and she made it to 2 hours next time they call me for a shift. The only reason I went for agency is because I am unable to find jobs. I have been applying for months and next month will be 1 year since I got my license. I really do not know what to do. Edit: what is SNF?
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    Did I make the right choice?

    Hello, I recently got hired by the nursing agency for long term care facility. My experience is only in the hospitals as clinical placements and I have not yet worked as a nurse. I asked them if i could have a shadow shift to see how it is like in LTC and they said that they are working on it but a shadow shift would not be guarenteed. Instead, they would provide 2 hour on spot orientation prior to starting shift. They called me today to do the night shift, i agreed but few hours later I declined because i felt uncomfortable. My question is, did I do the right thing? Should I try it once and see how its like or should i tell them that i will not be working with them...? The manager called me and said that it is very hard to find a shadow shift and all their staff do not have an official orientation. Thank you
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    RPNs in Operating Room?

    Just wondering if large hospital still hire RPN's for OR position in Toronto? So far, I have seen positions for RN's.
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    RPN working in OR

    Edit: This thread was transferred from Canada forum to specialties due to lack of response. Hello, I am a first year student for practical nursing program in Canada. I am really interested in OR. I was wondering what is the usual role for RPN's in OR? What do you dislike/like? Can new grads expect a hire directly from graduating or is experience required? I am really regretting taking RPN instead RN. I am searching OR positions for RPN in various hospital in my free time but I see that there are more opportunities and job opennings for RN in OR position than RPN. Thank you!
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    RPN working in OR

    Hello, I am currently 1st year student in practical nursing student. I was wondering what it is like to work in the OR department? What did you like and dislike? Thanks!
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    Positive tb and new employment

    Thank you Klone! I don't think my doctor knew I had BCG vaccine. Hell, I did not even know until I checked my health immunization few days ago... And coincidentally, i've been coughing a lot lately, which makes me more worried.
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    Positive tb and new employment

    I took the medication because of my positive skin test. My doctor said it was not an active TB.
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    Positive tb and new employment

    I live in Canada and I was wondering if I am allowed to ask for my results at the place where I took my CXR, instead of waiting for them to fax the results to my family doctor because my next appointment with the doctor is Friday. Sorry I am being paranoid :|