About LoriRNCM

LoriRNCM has 3 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

Hospice nurse

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  1. Wow I'd forgotten about alot of this, but reading through these comments I actually remember some of this! So where is everyone now, two years later? I am a hospice case manager and I absolutely love it, and never would have thought I'd end up in hos...
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    Brian Short News

    What a tragedy. So very sorry.
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    PreNursing at 30+

    I hope 30 isn't midlife or I'm about 8 years from the grave, and I just passed NCLEX RN and am working as a nurse in LTC. Wish I'd done it when I was 30 or younger!
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    Quit during orientation

    I worked as a CNA in LTC during most of my ADN program. You aren't taught new skills as a CNA that you can use as a nurse. You learn these skills in nursing school and clinical. If you're smart though, you assess every single patient every single tim...
  5. UPDATE time!!!! You guys are funny, I loved reading over some of these comments! It's almost over, only one more hurdle (NCLEX) which I am doing early July. Starting a job in the LTC facility where I've worked for a year and a half. And continuing s...
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    EEK! Any tips before I start my LTC job?

    Virginia. I think it used to be 120 days but now it's 90.
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    EEK! Any tips before I start my LTC job?

    I was wondering about that! I hope that won't be an issue but it may be. I am going to be on a different shift than I was on as a CNA, which probably is a good thing, although I would like to work with my usual crew.
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    EEK! Any tips before I start my LTC job?

    I love the spreadsheet idea! And I see what you are saying about the VS sheet being handy if you white out what you don't need and fill in what you do need, but I am thinking a spread sheet on the work computer would be great, because you can make an...
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    EEK! Any tips before I start my LTC job?

    That's what I was wondering, if I should have like a little flip wire bound index card set that's alphabetized that lists those things you mentioned there. You mentioned exactly my thoughts though, I feel like I need those important facts about each ...
  10. Hi all! So I have been posting in students for a couple years, and I graduated my RN program a few weeks ago. I have accepted a job in the LTC facility where I have been a CNA for a year and a half. I will be sitting for boards soon, but I am suppose...
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    Jobs!!!!!! Who what when where

    Yep but that's what we've trained for, so we can do it! Sounds like an awesome plan you have there! Best wishes!
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    Motivation tips?

    I look back on the past two years, four really, and can't believe I accomplished that with all As and Bs, at my age. If I can do it, so can you. I wanted to give up a time or two, missed many special occasions, studied 40+ hours for each test, spent ...
  13. Well, finally happening...... two years (four if you count pre reqs) of blood, sweat and tears... friendships and bonds formed..... more knowledge than I can imagine ever entering my brain....and still feeling a little stupid even having done well......
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    First Semester of Nursing School

    Expect some chaos just getting used to the sheer volume of reading and work. First semester was hard mainly for that reason. Clinicals started for us after about the first week. Good luck in your program! I went to school in Virginia and just graduat...
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    Thinking about becoming a CNA but...

    I got my CNA cert after my first semester of nursing school and didn't pay extra for the course. I got a letter from the program head stating how many clinical hours I had and then I just paid to take the CNA test and get certified. They say that LPN...