$0. Gen X here. College in the 90s was WAY cheaper than today. Got a BA at a state college near home. Paid for with a part time job LOL. Went the LPN, RN, BSN step by step paying as I went later on. A second degree is not many courses.
I have the same type of feet as you. The best shoes I had were Landsend all weather slip on mocs. I wore these as an associate at Target after spending $$$$ on tons of shoes. They USED to have them in nursing school plain white leather but now are only in regular colors 😡they are about $40 on sale.
Private duty here. I wear cheap, washable old navy fleece jackets into house. Put it in plastic bag with your stuff. Wash with your scrubs. Leave heavy coat in car and throw over the fleece. Should be clean enough.
Elektra6 replied to SlowlyButSurely's topic in LPN/LVN
If it makes you feel any better, I became an RN and stayed in homecare. I still get the “what hospital do you work at” and “oh” response to home health. I think it’s everyone that doesn’t work in a hospital. Maybe there’s a hierarchy to working in certain depts too like ICU? I do not let this bother me anymore. Most people who ask have are not in healthcare and haven’t a clue that 40% of nurses work outside of acute care. We are all valuable.
Anyone have family members who are being stupid? Like out grocery shopping every day? Ready to rip my hair out. I’ve educated them until they are PO’d at me. Mom is older and set in her ways. Says she is being safe but I am concerned. Worried about client, my other client, myself and older mom I live with.
Am I being overly dramatic?
I just LOVE how you are not supposed to eat in their (dirty and gross) house because it makes a mess, LOL. I have found that nobody wants you to eat in their house and if you do, they will complain about you using the fridge, microwave, crumbs, making noise etc. 🤷🏻♀️I mostly starve.
Yes, you are right, I meant “she”.
I go with them on the outings. The mom has expressed concerns about her maybe trying to get control/custody of the patient?!
Weird, weird situation. Agency is fine with her being there all the time. Actually agency is fine with just about anything as long as client is not complaining. I give up.
Elektra6 replied to Medic6940's topic in Excelsior
I understand the fear. I was CPNE eligible for a while. I went to a bootcamp and all the students there had failed and regaled me with horror stories. It took me a while to get up the nerve to register, but I practiced all the time and passed a year to the day I went to the bootcamp!