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    5 Ways Night Shifters Can Sleep Better Now!

    I stopped working noc :) Never again unless it's an emergency cover for a different nurse and that's every blue moon but won't ever as a regular shift.
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    Minor Self Harm Scars - Can I be denied employment?

    If you inflicted these scars then your mental health status should be checked out. How do they know you won't harm others. Also obviously uness you volunteer how you got your scars info how in the world would they find out. I'm just worried about your thinking process and how it may affect your critical thinking as a nurse.
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    LPN Student who Needs Job - Should I stay in school?

    There's some schools with horrible schedules, these schools are not made for the working student. Perhaps go to a school that will accommodate your schedule and or will make it possible to attend school and work. I was going to go to west coast university but they require saturdays, national does as well APU Azusa Pacific University has no evenings, no weekends so I'll be able to work in home health and work OT on weekends such as 12 hrs or double time for weekends and possibly one day out of the week. I don't know her location of course but she should choose a school to better accommodate working students
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    Why do minorities have more respect for nurses?

    With all due respect although the NCLEX was hard, it wasn't that hard for me actually and I would have been surprised if I didn't pass. Actually I'm surprised many of my classmates passed. With that said, the bar is one of the most intense exams period. California administers what is widely considered one of the nation's most difficult bar examinations twice each year, in February and July. The California Bar Examination consists of 18 hours of examination time, spread out over three days. The only state with a longer exam is Louisiana, at 21 hours. California's exam is administered in the following manner: 1st day (Tuesday): 3 essay questions (9 am – 12 pm); 1 performance test (2 pm – 5 pm) 2nd day (Wednesday): 100 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) questions (9 am – 12 pm); 100 MBE questions (2 pm – 5 pm) 3rd day (Thursday): 3 essay questions (9 am – 12 pm); 1 performance test (2 pm – 5 pm) The exam currently tests 17 different subject areas: Constitutional Law (Federal) Contracts (Common Law and Uniform Commercial Code) Criminal Law and Procedure Evidence (Federal Rules of Evidence and the California Evidence Code) Real Property Torts Wills (California law) Trusts Civil Procedure (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the California Code of Civil Procedure) Community Property (California law) Professional Responsibility (California law and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct) Business Associations (Corporations, Agency, all forms of Partnerships, and Limited Liability Entities) Remedies The essay section of the exam accounts for 39 percent of the total score. Applicants sitting for the California Bar Examination do not know which of the 17 subjects will be tested on the essay portion of the examination. In recent years, it has become common for the exam to feature one or more "crossover" questions, which test applicants in multiple subjects. Examples of past-tested essays with sample answers are available on the California State Bar's website atPast Exams. California-specific legal knowledge is required only for Evidence, Civil Procedure, Wills, Community Property, and Professional Responsibility; for the other topics, either general common law ("bar exam law") or the federal laws apply. Beginning in July 2007, applicants may be tested on the California Evidence Code and the California Code of Civil Procedure in the essay portion of the exam in addition to the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Applicants traditionally wrote essay responses with using pen and paper or typed them on a typewriter. However, since 2000, applicants have had the option of using SofTest software to type those portions on a laptop computers. The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) portion of the exam is a nationally-administered, 200-question multiple-choice exam. As of February 2007, only 190 questions are scored, and the other 10 are unscored experimental questions used to gauge their appropriateness for future exams. The MBE covers only the topics of contracts (including sales of goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code), real property, torts, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. While the essay section of the exam may test one or more of these areas as well, the MBE section is dedicated to these subjects. The MBE counts for 35 percent of the total score in California. The performance test portion of the exam is designed to test practical lawyering skills by presenting applicants with simulations of actual legal tasks. This section counts for 26 percent of the total score. The performance exam is a "closed universe" setting, meaning that the only substantive information the applicant needs to know is provided during the exam. Even if cases and statutes are provided, they are often different from the real law in the area at issue, so that applicants who studied that area of law in law school will have no special advantage. Each performance test is worth as many points as two regular essays.
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    Why do minorities have more respect for nurses?

    The hospital is in an area where we get a lot of Cuban and Haitian patients. Those aren't considered minorities or please use a better term which is people of color. What you're talking about are foreigners and common sense should tell you these people were mainly not born here so of course many may have a little more respect because they are super poor and not used to medical care. I think the cubans are though and some could be scared of receiving medical attention since many of them are not citizens. This post is very biased, we all have our own experiences depending where we work and I bet you if you were in certain cities where people of color who may happen to live in lower class neighborhoods since many people of color also live in (middle to upper class neighborhoods) you would not be singing the same tune. Remember you have encountered many foreigners not necessarily people of color born in the U.S. Remember there is good and bad in every race, culture, religion, citizen/non citizen please don't generalize like that especially because where you work is around many foreigners not in the lower income neighborhoods where you have to watch your back to make sure you are not a victim of a gun shot, gang activity etc.
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    Best American Healthcare University

    Always check the reviews for anything you're planning spending money on, just google them. Plus I heard hospitals want acute care experience NOT necessarily training alone
  7. Hello, I'm a new nurse but within a few weeks I'll have my year with my LVN license. I've been working in home health all this time with a few agencies. I was thinking of transitioning to either a long term (convalescent) or some type of facility that are still hiring LVN's because its stable work compared to home health. In home health sometimes the client or parents change hours which may not be so bad but some may change actual home health companies which is a problem because unless that home health hires you then you have to look for another job/client etc which may takes weeks for a case to open up etc. I'm with 4 agencies for this reason so I can take a case I feel comfortable with as they come in My question for LVN"s who has worked at long term and other facilities is what will I be expecting and what skills do you think I should brush up on for this new career? I know it's different than home health, my skills are limited to home health which are with trach patients, such as trach care, suctioning. I'm certified in mechanical ventilation. I also have experience with respiratory treatments, ostomy care, g-tube care and feedings. I don't have catheter experience which I need to look over the procedures again. [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] Thanks in advance
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    I can't believe I actually *like* night shift!

    I can't do nites either, can't sleep during the day and have damaged my body by forcing myself to work nites.
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    I can't believe I actually *like* night shift!

    I'm an introvert and prefer nites due to all the reasons people have stated here but my biggest challenge is sleeping during the day, how do you guys do it? maybe it's not for everyone I guess. I can't seem to sleep during the day, I only sleep like 2-4 hrs on my own or take melatonin or Zzzquil to sleep more but then at times I may wake up too drowsy so take energy drinks, not a nice life. Wondering how others sleep during the day. I wish I could, really I could
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    I can't believe I actually *like* night shift!

    I couldn't do it any longer either. I'm switching after 4 months but I agree with the others, less drama working at nite, too bad I don't sleep well during the day =(
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    I can't believe I actually *like* night shift!

    Do you work 5 nites straight or have some days off in between? I worked 5 nites straight and had weekends off. I couldn't handle it after 4 months since it's hard for me to sleep during the day lol. Then again I'm doing home health right now so it's a big difference. It's boring and it's just you while the pt and everyone else in the household is asleep and dark. I know it would be more exciting to work nite shift at an actual facility but still think it would be hard for me to sleep during the day. I'm glad this is working for you since night shift does have it's perks =)
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    As long as you were there to witness the patient taking her meds then it should be ok, if you want to cover your butt even more, place the pills in the patients hand then the CNA and you can witness the patient take her med that way technically the CNA did not administer the meds since you placed the pills in her hand OR even have the CNA place the pills in the patient hand of course just make sure you prepared the meds. It's better if you place the meds in the patient hand but I understand how some patients can be. Key thing is that you witnessed the pills were taken and look under tongue etc.
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    It's everyone business, what if this nurse also takes care of their family member or may need to in in the future? That's the problem these days, people do not like to stick up for others and have that attitude if it doesn't affect me then it doesn't matter, sure it doesn't matter until it happens to you. That other family member prevented other worse things from happening so this was a good thing, Too many sloppy nurses these days, sloppy work can contribute to patient deaths.
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    New nurse? That's just an excuse. What she did was clearly wrong and what's worse is her attitude thinking she did nothing wrong and want to blame the DON and the concerned family member. The OP clearly doesn't like to take accountability for her actions and instead want to hide on the new nurse excuse. New nurses do lose their license and trust you cannot hide on the new nurse excuse. What the OP did was something unacceptable because in my nursing school this was basic, I've seen other nurses do things that were clearly wrong and not sure what school they went or maybe it's just them. Sure if one is a new nurse of course they will make mistakes but not something as basic as this, she obviously doesn't have basic concepts on certain duties. If she messed up on something as basic as this who knows what else she will mess up in.
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    it doesn't matter, meds should never be left unattended that's the point
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    Would You Report Me for This?

    You were not supposed to leave meds unattended. How do you know she even took it. You cannot say just because she normally does. Remember if you did not give it to her OR watch her take it OR if you did not document it, then it was not given. I noticed so many nurses do things that my school said was a no no. I've heard of nurses leaving high risk pts alone in home health before the next nurse or pcg comes leaving the pt in danger, I've noticed other nurses not signing the mar, too much to continue mentioning but you were wrong in this case and i don't blame the other person for reporting you. Let this be a learning moment. You have to " visually" see that the meds were "ingested" otherwise how do you know she actually took it or what if someone else took it or stole it, what if there was a child near there who could have taken the cup, what you did leaves room for many things to happen [COLOR=#000000]my director was very strict and had a look of no mercy when telling me that this is just "unacceptable practice". Also, the family member who reported me has a history of issues with many co-workers, and the management team knows that[/COLOR] [COLOR=#000000]OF course because this is very unacceptable and the fact that this family member has issues with many co workers and mgt I don't blame this person since many nurses are doing things they shouldn't be doing and that has no bearing on what you did. Accept responsibility and be accountable for your mistakes.[/COLOR]