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  1. Princess74

    Dansko shoes

    I'm glad that they work for some of you all. I have a pair and they are no doubt the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever had.
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    did you ever think it would be like this?

    What do you do if you hate your job but almost every hospital and medical facility is owned by the same company? Anyone have any experience with this?
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    Full-time job as a nursing student?

    If you are excellent with time management and your body will physically and mentally hold out then you will be able to do it. You will have to make sure your employer is VERY flexible though. There are times you will need to take off because your school or clinical schedule will change. Once you get through your first semester of clinical you can get a nursing asst job at the hospital, they will work with your schedule. I am only working part time (and I'm PN student) and it's about to kill me. My body just wont let me work full time and go to school full time. If your determined to work full time then go for it. It wont be easy but a lot of student nurses do it. Best of luck to you!
  4. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.
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    CNA training: Some questionable behavior

    Unbelievable!! And so, so sad for those poor residents. I would turn them in to the State BON so fast that it would make their heads spin
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    Hand and fingernail care

    Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming.
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    Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads LPNs

    Where do you work and what is the starting pay for new grads. I know at Sentara hospitals they start at $12.25 but I am wondering about other facilities. I graduate in December and need to have an idea of what I will be making so that I can start looking for an apartment. Thanks
  8. Bump I'm curious ablout LPN pay
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    Hand and fingernail care

    We all wash our hands about a billion times a day and its terrible on our skin.... What do you use to keep your hands soft and pretty? What about hardners and other products for your fingernails and cuticles? Share what your favorite products are.
  10. I hate to say it, but I also have gained about 30 lbs since I started nursing school. First semester was the worst, all of that sitting through what seemed like endless hours of lectures. I too thought that when I started clinical's and also started working at the hospital that I would loose weight. Boy did I get a rude awakening.
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    Which Drug book to get ?

    I like Davis the best.
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    LPN = Life's Perfect Nurses

    I totally agree with you. LPNs give the most direct Pt care, isn't that what nursing is all about anyway. Don't get me wrong I think RN are great and hope to become one, especially since in Virginia the scope of practice for a LPN is 99% the same as for an RN. Why not get the better pay. Life's Perfect Nurses, yep.. I like it!
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    Nursing Student that hates her job... help!

    Yes, I realize that nurses have loads and loads of work, charting etc to deal with and I'm sure it is just as stressful. I just hope that once I am a nurse and I have an aide to help me out that it will be somewhat less physically exhausting. I certainly do not mind cleaning up patients I'm happy to do anything to help them out, but I'm not wonder woman, I guess my biggest point is I will just be glad when I only have 6 Pt's as opposed to 12
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    Nursing Student that hates her job... help!

    Thank you for such a nice post, this is the type of answer I was looking for. Unfortunately some posters are trying to turn this into a CNA vs Nurse thing. Thanks for sharing your experience, you just made me feel about ten times better
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    Nursing Student that hates her job... help!

    You obviously didn't read my post very well. I never said that I felt like the nurses didn't work as a team with the NCP's. First of all because I am also a student nurse with this hospital I work (I go to school on there campus) for. I do far more than most CNA's are allowed to do, atleast in this area. The scope of practice in Va and at my hospital allows us to do almost everything that the nurse does. Note here.. that I said almost. CNA's do not work in this hospital system. Must be nice for your CNA to have time to talk on the phone. I don't even have time to pee. As far as those who are CNA's, they work their tails off, its a hard job. Have you ever been one?? Your right about one thing, the grass is always greener on the other side.
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    1st year Nursing STUDENT

    If I were you I would not take anythng extra. As it is you wont have much time to sleep. Trust me. Actually I love photography also. I would love to take a class in it. Not while I'm in the nursing program though. No way!