penny186

penny186 ADN, BSN, CNA, RN

LTC. Hospice, home health, med surge, pediatrics,

LTC supervisor. Started as CNA. Worked as HHA and PCA.

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penny186 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in LTC. Hospice, home health, med surge, pediatrics,.

I live in Massachusetts

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  1. Nurses who don't assess

    Why is it that in med surge tele I constantly get made fun of by other nurses for carrying a stethoscope, taking vitals, and doing an assessment. How am I supposed to complete the required documentation without doing so? They are already sitting 15 m...
  2. Staying late

    I work in tele/ med surg. We have no aides ever. We have patients who require a lot of care. Some are q 4 vs. Some are on etoh protocol. Some are surgical. Some are very confused. And every single thing we do requires a specific note. Even calling th...
  3. Scheduled vacation

    So I started in a new area in the hospital in may. I came from another area of the hospital where I had my vacations approved in November of the previous year. I gave this to management when I started who I watched put it in the computer and said it ...
  4. Advice needed!!

    So I finally am getting out of LTC and into med surg in the same hospital. I have waited 2 years for this moment and am thrilled but I don't know how to tell my manager and coworkers. I am scared that they will say why didn't you inform us that you h...
  5. Hello I've been a nurse for 2 years. I started out as a charge/ supervisor in the LTC at which I was a CNA for 7 years prior. I left after 1 year due to company buyout, poor management, and poor work ethics. I thought I found the perfect opportunitie...
  6. VA-Long term care

    I've been in VA LTC since April 2020. Hands down worst job I've ever had. I was previously a supervisor And here I get no respect. I literally come home crying every morning from the mismanagement and the way its set up. Once youre in they won'...
  7. Im so burned out

    Hello, Im 25 and have been in LTC since I was 17 starting as a CNA. Im in school for RN to BSN and desire to be a clinical instructor one day. I've done personal care and home health as well. After 7 years, I became a charge RN and supervisor at the ...
  8. Advice please

    So I am a RN in LTC, but work 3 hours a week as a cna in home health because I had the client before I graduated nursing school and I wanted to be nice and continue to do her, even though it was hard with working night shift. This client is young and...
  9. How to give a 2 week notice

    So ive been at my long term care facility for 8 years. 7 as a CNA and 1 as a RN charge nurse and RN house supervisor. I knew I didn't want to stay there long after I got my RN but I was trying to make it 2 years. My company was bought out and taken o...
  10. Job change?

    Advice please! I've been working as an RN on the floor and supervisor at the long term care facility I was a CNA at for 7 years since this past July. I wanted to get some experience and im glad I did but I feel its time for me to move on. There is to...
  11. Delegation

    Hello, I've been an RN at the LTC facility I was an aide at for 7 years prior. There is an aide who started working there in my last year as an aide. Nice girl, but possible she has some type of mental problems. She became my close friend and she has...
  12. Did I do the right thing

    The other night I was working 11 to 7. It was one of those crazy nights where no one will stay in bed. There were 2 aides and one nurse on the floor. One resident in particular was very restless and kept standing up every two minutes. While trying to...
  13. very offended

    I am a cna while in nursing school. I have worked all shifts, mainly dayshift at my ltc facility for quite some time. Since going back to school, I recently have been picking up 3 to 11s. During lunch one day one of my fellow aides informed me that t...
  14. Had a horrible day in clinicals :(

    I felt the same way at first. Trust me, it does get better with time. I remember the first time I was pulled to a hectic floor from my usual total care floor. I didnt know any residents or routines. They were very demanding, call lights went off co...
  15. I am a cna at a great facility and I love my job, except when I get pulled to another floor. I love my total care floor because it is where I started and where I know the residents inside and out. I am always the one to get pulled to the demanding re...