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  1. Good afternoon! Just looking for some advice or suggestions. I've worked as a LPN for many years in intake for home care. It is a non hands on job and a desk job. I worked this job straight out of nursing school as it was literally over the 50th job I applied for and I took what I could get. Anyway, fast forward many years and I'm still at the same job. We have gone remote due to the pandemic. Also, I still technically have no hands on experience in the nursing world. They are filtering out LPNs slowly from my department. There were 5 of us a few months ago and now it's down to 3. It's not really a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when". To top off my lack of hands on experience I've been followed by a cardiologist for a few years due to constant and sometimes debilitating tachycardia. I finally had my tilt table test and have been diagnosed with POTS (adrenergic). I have no idea what to start researching for my next position. I have no clinical experience which makes me ineligible for even most desk jobs as a nurse. I cannot do a standing or physical job as I just don't have the energy and risk the high possibility of passing out. Has anyone had to leave nursing due to a disability type situation? If so, what did you do after for work? Did you go back to school or switch positions? Maybe, due to the pandemic, it's easier right now to get a full-time with benefits position at home that pays well? Any similar stories or suggestions greatly appreciated. 🙂 Feeling a little lost!
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    Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?

    Thanks to those above who offered helpful advice. I have contacted the BON for further clarification.
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    Job offer rescinded? What did I do wrong?

    When he finally returned my call this morning he said he'd be sending me compensation in the mail. So, we'll see if this actually happens...
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    Job offer rescinded? What did I do wrong?

    Well, update... I called the doctor again yesterday morning and left a message asking about the job even though I already knew the answer. He finally returned my call this morning and said he was swamped at work and that's why it took him so long to get back to me. I'm pretty sure he never would have if I had not pestered him. He was friendly but told me that his nurse thought it would take too long to train me and they needed someone more quickly. I asked how she could have known that in the 2.5 hours I was only shadowing and did add that she left me alone the last hour. He completely changed the subject and said I was a very nice girl and carried myself very well but that he thought I would do better at a practice where they had more time/people available to train me. He really avoided my questions and I still have no idea why the nurse didn't like me. However, I was polite and thanked him for his call. I actually feel relieved now having not been offered the job. What a miserable experience it probably would have been!
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    Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?

    Oh, okay. Thanks guys! I was getting worried because I read this on a different allnurses post: "Definitely check with your own state Board of Nursing. How "close" the supervision of the RN has to be varies. I have worked in states (like CT) where an LPN cannot work anywhere except in a client home without an RN in the building. I have worked in other states (like MA) where an LPN can work in non-hospital settings as long as an RN is immediately available by phone. In all states there must be some type of RN supervsion for the LPN/LVN." I can always ask the doctor about it if I do end up getting hired just in case. Thanks. :)
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    Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?

    Yes, but aren't LPNs only supposed to take direct orders from RNs or APRNs? And the APRNs and RNs take the orders from MDs? If something were to go wrong and they saw that a LPN was taking orders from a MD with no RN/APRN on site/call wouldn't that be very bad?
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    Can a LPN work under a doctor in CT?

    I have not been hired but I had an interview and I know for a fact that the doctor is checking my references. :) The job is at an allergy clinic. It is only a one doctor practice and he only has one nurse (LPN), who is cutting back her hours to retire. I am really excited about the position because everything about it is really what I was looking for! However, I remember during nursing school one of my instructors saying that in Connecticut a LPN has to work under a RN or APRN. They cannot work directly under a doctor. Is this true? I was reading the scope of practice for a LPN in CT and it seems that she may be correct but those documents are quite confusing to interpret sometimes. It seems to read that a RN or APRN needs to be either at the office or available on call at all times for a LPN. But again, I am not positive, so this is why I am asking for some input. I am a new graduate and don't want to make any newbie mistakes. Anyone know what the rules are? Thanks in advance!
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    Job offer rescinded? What did I do wrong?

    Thanks for your words of encouragement. :) I called the doctor and left a message because I want to know what the nurse said about me. I doubt they'll call back but it was worth a shot. I'm moving on and applying to other places. I'm thinking the same about dodging a bullet.
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    Job offer rescinded? What did I do wrong?

    I am going to follow up if he doesn't get back to me by today or tomorrow. I want to know what their exact reasoning is for rescinding the job offer. I just was asking for advice or similar situations in the meantime to lift my spirits.
  10. I am new so if I am posting in the wrong place please let me know! I just want to start by saying I am a new grad and this was my first job offer. I had an interview Saturday at a pediatric office. I was so excited because I love children. The doctor was interviewing more candidates and said he would let me know his decision. Monday he called to let me know he wanted to offer me the position. However, before I officially took it, he told me he thought it'd be a good idea for me to shadow for a few days to make sure I liked it. He said he didn't see why I wouldn't and after I shadowed we could discuss salary. He also said he would compensate me for shadowing. Tuesday morning I got there early in my nice pressed scrubs and white sneakers. I met with their only nurse, a LPN that had been there 18 years. I was to follow her around for the day but only observe. I shadowed her for 2.5 hours and she seemed pleasant and I asked a lot of intelligent, but not annoying, questions and helped her if I could. I thought it was going well. Then 11:30 rolls around and she smiles and says "I'll be right back"..basically saying don't follow me right now and to wait for her in the receptionist area. An ENTIRE hour passed and she never came back. She popped her head in once, smiled at me, grabbed a piece of paper and hurried out to imply again.."don't follow me". I was so mad I could feel my blood boiling. I was supposed to be shadowing her all day and she was intentionally avoiding me. The doctor (who unofficially hired me) finally came in after over an hour and said it was going to be really crazy in the afternoon and I could go home early. I was supposed to stay until 5. He said he would call me later in the evening so we could talk about "plan B". I thought that meant about hiring me. However, I left feeling pretty discouraged.. When I got home I was perusing Craigslist out of habit and there was an ad for the job I had just shadowed at that had been posted no more than 30 minutes after I left. I was mortified! To make matters worse, he NEVER even called me yesterday which I find extremely unprofessional. And now I am left hanging the next day feeling like the biggest idiot ever without any compensation for this embarrassment. I keep trying to think of things I could have said or done wrong but I honestly was SO cheerful and helpful and acted really interested in all the things she showed me. They knew I was an inexperienced new grad before they offered me the job so maybe they just thought I was too inexperienced and couldn't handle the job as quickly as they hoped...even though I was only there for 2.5 HOURS?!?! I don't know! Ugh. I just feel so discouraged and am wondering if anyone has any similar stories? Or advice?
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    Don't know what to do about job offer.

    Well guys, thanks for the replies. I took the pediatric job because you were all right, better to have a job than nothing at all and the allergy doctor never called. I went today to shadow..and they sent me home early. The doctor said he would call me later to talk about the day. I saw when I got home they reposted the position on Craigslist. I am so mortified and have no idea what I did wrong. I was SO friendly and helpful. I was only shadowing so I couldn't take on any responsibilities. The LPN training me left me alone for an HOUR in the receptionist area to stare at a desk. She said she would be "right back" and never came back. Then the doctor came in and said I could leave early when I was supposed to shadow all day. I guess he'll call me later to tell me I wasn't a good fit. What a disappointment life can be sometimes.
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    Don't know what to do about job offer.

    Okay..here goes.. I interviewed for a allergy nurse position almost two weeks ago on Wednesday. The doctor said I was well qualified for the position, talked salary/hours, and copied my LPN license. He asked me to call him with the info for my references. I called him the next day with the reference info and left a message. I checked with the reference a few days ago and she said he had contacted her. So, I know he was interested enough to copy my license and call my references. However, I did not hear from him all week last week. So, I called him today (Monday) and left a message with his secretary. I said I was still interested in the position and was wondering if it had been filled and blah blah. Then I got a call from another doctor I interviewed with for a pediatric nurse position a few days ago. He left me a voicemail to call him back so I'm thinking he will probably offer me the position. This is great, but I would rather have the allergy position as it is better hours, location, and pay. Should I wait to see if the allergy doctor calls me? Why would he copy my license unless he thought he'd need it on file? I don't want to leave the pediatric doctor hanging or lose my chance. Any help would be greatly appreciated!