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  1. AspiringLPN2014

    new frustrated cna!..advice needed

    Definitely stand up for yourself! Just finish what you can to the best of your abilities. Nursing homes are a 24 hour facility so whatever doesn't get finished, explain that to the aide coming on after your shift and keep it moving!
  2. Hello Everyone. As the title states, I need advice as to whether I should take a job at a different LTC home or stay at my current job. I've tried to make a pro/con list to help me decide but I'm still confused. Current job- PROS: close to home, familiar with residents and facility, Earned PTO is cashed in in December (extra money for Xmas) CONS: 8 hr NOC shifts, only 30 hours a week, low raises, short staffed. New facility- PROS: 12 hr shifts days (easier to get OT), work fewer days per week CONS: farther away from home What would you do?
  3. AspiringLPN2014

    Dedicated Nursing Associates?

    Has anyone ever worked at or heard of this agency? I applied there for an STNAS position and was wondering if I could get any feedback about them.
  4. AspiringLPN2014

    CNA to Child Care?

    I'm just curious as to whether anyone has made the switch from working as a CNA to working in a child care center? Pros/Cons?
  5. AspiringLPN2014

    Decisions...Help!

    There are 2 major hospitals in my area and they both utilize STs. I just hate that the wait list is so long for either program. I want to be in the OR sooner rather than later. If I went with the CST route, I could hopefully be working immediately in an OR, surgery center, etc. As for LPN/ASN, I'd have to continue my education because the hospitals here are magnet status and I don't want to be stuck in LTC.
  6. AspiringLPN2014

    Decisions...Help!

    Sorry this is a long post but I'm confused with what route to take in my career. I'm currently a CNA but my passion would be working in the OR. My local CC has a Surgical Tech and ASN program but the waiting list for both is 2 years! A for profit school in my area offers a 12 and 18 month LPN program, but it's a little more expensive. LPNs are not being used a surg techs in my area hospitals, only as CMAs. I DO NOT want to work as a LPN in LTC, but the benefits of becoming an LPN are the program is faster and I could bridge to RN after working for a year. The downside is I'd have to have my BSN to work as a scrub nurse (MORE TIME). So my question is, would you rather spend more money for less time in school or spend more time in school for less money?
  7. AspiringLPN2014

    Decisions....Help!

    Sorry this is a long post but I'm confused with what route to take in my career. I'm currently a CNA but my passion would be working in the OR. My local CC has a Surgical Tech and ASN program but the waiting list for both is 2 years! A for profit school in my area offers a 12 and 18 month LPN program, but it's a little more expensive. LPNs are not being used a surg techs in my area hospitals, only as CMAs. I DO NOT want to work as a LPN in LTC, but the benefits of becoming an LPN are the program is faster and I could bridge to RN after working for a year. The downside is I'd have to have my BSN to work as a scrub nurse (MORE TIME). So my question is, would you rather spend more money for less time in school or spend more time in school for less money?
  8. AspiringLPN2014

    CNA's - What hours do you work?

    I currently work 4 days a week FT 3-11pm. This includes working EVERY weekend since May! Next month, I'll be switching to NOCS 11-7am 5 days a week working every other weekend. I'm so glad to get some weekends back to myself!
  9. AspiringLPN2014

    Is it time to move on???

    This is what's really making me question if I should stay at this facility or not. I wouldn't call myself a weak person but I don't do well with conflict and I feel as though bullying isn't something I should have to deal with at a nursing home or anywhere for that matter. The only things that are keeping me there are the pay and the residents.
  10. AspiringLPN2014

    Is it time to move on???

    Are there red flags in particular that right away makes you feel as if you should start looking for a new job? For me it's inflexible scheduling, rude management, and never having enough supplies that are essential to the job (trash bags, gloves)
  11. AspiringLPN2014

    Just Passed NCLEX-Pn with 85 questions

    Congratulations!!!!
  12. AspiringLPN2014

    Any CNA's out there want to answer a few questions?

    What state do you live in? Ohio How long have you been a CNA? 6 months How long did it take you to find your first job? A week How much do you make? $10.50 base + $1 shift differential What is your shift? 8 hr, 12hr, days, nights? 8 hours 3-11pm Do you work in a hospital, home health, LTC or other? LTC/Rehab How much did you pay for your schooling? $550 Do you plan to continue your education..LVN, RN, BSN? Yes. I plan to work my way up the nursing ladder. LPN->RN->BSN->MSN Whats the funniest thing that has ever happened on your sift? Can't think of any particular moment How do you deal with death? It's heartbreaking but it is natural and inevitable
  13. AspiringLPN2014

    CNA starting wage?

    My first cna job was back in sept 2013 and I started at $9.50/hr in LTC! I'm located in SW Ohio but that was too much work for such little pay! Second job I made $11/hr in LTC/Rehab. I recently was hired on at another LTC facility at $11.50/hr
  14. AspiringLPN2014

    2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!

    What is your job title? STNA Where are you located? Southwestern Ohio What is your hourly wage? 11.50 hr Are you paid shift differentials? Yes $1 evenings not sure if nights gets more or not What shift(s) do you usually work? 3pm-11pm What is your current specialty? LTC How many years of experience do you have? 6 months What is your status? Part time Are you a pursuing a career as a nurse? Uncertain
  15. AspiringLPN2014

    First CNA Job

    If I perform well enough, I hope to get a raise at my 90 day evaluation. I don't mean to make it seem like all I'm worried about is money but times are tough...
  16. AspiringLPN2014

    First CNA Job

    I work at a ltc facility in Ohio. We have no shift differentials. I hope to be there for at least a year and move on to a hospital
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