Diane1025

Diane1025 LPN

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Diane1025 has 4 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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  1. 15 Minutes in the Life of a Nurse

    I just left 5 years of long term care for the assisted living world. Wonderful, accurate post! I would/could add a few things though. On another note, there is a private school in my state currently advertising for an upcoming LPN class. The line...
  2. Graduating w/ only 1 pair of scrubs

    I work in a LTC facility and we wear what scrubs we want. I'm in Connecticut and we have a scrub shop called Scrub Wearhouse. I have a favorite pant made by Cherokee that they always have for $9.99 per pair. And short to make my life easier!! The...
  3. 9-11 - Where were You? What were You Doing?

    I was working in Human Resources at a local Connecticut community college. It was warm and sunny. A co-worker who came in later than we did told us about this tragedy. Unbelievable. Professors were turning on televisions in classrooms. A few ha...
  4. Unconventional hair colors

    I work in a LTC facility. I am a 50 something nurse who graduated four years ago. While I love the variety of colors on some of the youngish aides we have, our nurses don't usually partake in the different colored hair. At one point everyone with ...
  5. Schizophrenia

    Forgive my ignorance. May I ask what a declaratory order is? I'm assuming it's some type of certificate that a mental health professional must sign indicating you are cleared to work as a nurse. Am I correct?
  6. Just curious if anyone sews as a hobby and makes their own scrub tops or bottoms? Favorite pattern?
  7. Thank You to the Nurses that Teach from the Heart

    I am an LPN in a nursing home; have been there four years, right out of LPN school. (I am also in my late 50s). I work with a CNA who is currently enrolled in LPN classes at the same school I graduated from a few years ago.. She has all the same t...
  8. The worst job you had before becoming a Nurse?

    First job at age 16 was a meat wrapper in local family owned supermarket. Freezing cold, worked every single weekend and 3 weeknights after school. Wage at that time was $1.85/hour. Won't even say how many years ago this was !!! Built character!!
  9. Is it possible to become an LPN through vocational school?

    Do you have any technical high schools in your area? That's where I received my LPN (Connecticut) and paid less than 1/3 of what the private schools are charging right now. Mine was an 18 month, Monday through Friday daytime program.