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    Quitting first LPN job in the first month?

    Thank you all for your comments, it's given me some to think about.
  2. Hey everyone, so I am a new LPN and have been working for a nursing home / rehabilitation center for about a month and am considering quitting. My biggest concern is that they are showing me how they do certain things that I am sure if seen by the state would lose my license. One example is borrowing meds from other patients med cards when you run out or can't find what you need for a different patient. State has also been around a lot lately due to a pretty serious allegation made against a worker so I'm pretty worried that the way they are showing me to do things will get me in trouble, but they aren't offering any alternatives to how to do things in a timely manner and this just seems to be the way things are done at this facility. Secondly I was hired for three 12 hour shifts, and had a 6 hour "half day" tacked on before my three day work week which I know is silly to complain about but I hate it. Anyways, I'm just looking for opinions if I should just stick it out for a few months and then make the change or if my concern of losing my license is justified. I applied and have a voice mail from another company that is less than a mile from my house (instead of 30 minutes away) which also sounds pretty appealing. Any opinions are appreciated. Edit: The work itself isn't an issue, I had the med pass which is the heaviest in the facility down by my third shift on my own. My concern is just getting in trouble and the schedule. My training hasn't been as promised either. It was supposed to be with one person who's job is doing people's first couple weeks but I have received one full day with her, and random people keep being scheduled instead. One day no one showed up until 4 hours into the shift (my 3rd day).
  3. I posted a few days ago but this time I have actual job offers to compare. Facility 1 is a SNF that I have 6 months of history with as a CNA before I moved on to a hospital. They offered me a FT day shift position, Wed 6a-12p and then Thurs-Sat would be 6a-6p. I have been told by friends that currently work there that it's a stressful cart until you get the hang of it even for nurses with experience. They have changed management completely since I was there so I can't really base my decision on my past experience with them, my friends that still work there like it better. They offered me $23.41 starting (gave me 2 years experience for CNA), and once I take a 6 week once a day class on leadership I will be bumped to $24.41. That's my highest pay offer yet. Facility 2 is an assisted living facility that has really high ratings and from what I saw while I was there the staff was laid back and happy. I was offered a FT day shift position Sunday-Thursday where I would work a combination of 9a-5p and 7a-3p shifts. I got a good vibe from the facility but of course you never know until you work there. The DON said she would call me within a day with my offer but that most new nurses they start between $22-23 an hour. So I am kind of stuck on making a decision. Facility one obviously has the better pay, and I know a lot of the staff and residents already. I would also be able to use more of my skills there (it also has a respiratory unit with vent and trach patients), and while it may be more stressful at first I feel it may be better for my nursing career. However the schedule is do-able, the other facility works better (my wife has Friday/Saturday off.) I am just assuming I will be offered $22/hr since I am a new nurse. Can any experienced nurses or nurses who had to pick from similar choices give your opinion? I realize I may be looking at this completely wrong so please light me up if so. I will be applying to RN programs for Fall 2018 and beyond if I do not get in just fyi.
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    New LPN grad, SNF or assisted living for first job?

    No I have 3 interviews lined up within a day of applying though so I am just trying to get an idea heading into them. Just looking for thoughts and opinions.
  5. I just got my license at the beginning of the month, I have worked at a SNF and in a pediatric hospital as a CNA. As far as being a new LPN which would you recommend between a SNF and assisted living? I have a few interviews lined up and so far the SNF and assisted living offers about the same pay and amount of hour (full-time) so that isn't an issue. I am mostly concerned about the patient to nurse ratio, where I would use my skills more, general atmosphere. I also know that all SNF are different and same with AL so I am just talking generally. I also have the chance to work at a hospital but the pay is about $3 less an hour and I am really looking to make as much as I can before I start an RN program in a year. Any advice is appreciated!!
  6. I just got my license at the beginning of the month, I have worked at a SNF and in a pediatric hospital as a CNA. As far as being a new LPN which would you recommend between a SNF and assisted living? I have a few interviews lined up and so far the SNF and assisted living offers about the same pay and amount of hour (full-time) so that isn't an issue. I am mostly concerned about the patient to nurse ratio, where I would use my skills more, general atmosphere. I also know that all SNF are different and same with AL so I am just talking generally. I also have the chance to work at a hospital but the pay is about $3 less an hour and I am really looking to make as much as I can before I start an RN program in a year. Any advice is appreciated!!
  7. Since I have a license number and it's pending (which I didn't prior to testing), is this an indication that I passed? I did the Pearson Vue trick and got the good pop-up too. I was just curious because if I did pass why would it still be pending? Thanks for any information! The test shut off at 85 questions, and I felt okay about it, didn't feel I did too bad or too well so..
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    how hard is nursing school?

    We just started 2nd quarter, and out of 31 students in our class we lost 7 of them. It's not extremely difficult if you put the work in and study, and have decent teachers for A&P before you start. I'm studying a lot, but it honestly isn't as much as I thought I would have to.
  9. Hi, I am in the 2nd quarter of my lpn program and we start our first rotation of clinicals in 2-3 weeks. We have our textbooks that our program required, but I was trying to find out if there are any "gold standard" textbooks you would recommend having to help with clinicals? Whether it helps with care plans or disease processes whatever. Let me know if there was anything you found helpful during your clinicals! Thanks everyone
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    Pharmacology Flashcards (drug cards)

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