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  1. 2014PN

    New LVN in desperate need of advice.

    Thank you Kate_Peds. That sounds like a very beautiful place to work in :-) I am on my last day of training. First day of training wasn't really training, she introduced herself and said "okay start pre pouring your meds, I'll give you 30 minutes to do that" while she does her paperworks and play with her phone, that is 100% truth and on my second day, she expected me to know all the meds and recognize all the residents and so I made my FIRST EVER MED ERROR, she left me on the floor by myself she said "I'm not going to baby you because you know why? You're not in school anymore, you are working".. I got yelled at by our supervisor, our ED and soon today, by the family member of the resident . I feel like quitting. This place pre pours their meds for 25 residents in memory care who doesn't have any name tags/bracelets. This place doesn't have a structure since they are new (MAR is not always updated, Med cart is a mess, they don't do charting to save your life, Alot of meds are unavailable & much more) so many room for med errors and I fear for my license. What should I do? My preceptor, all she has done is teach me shortcuts & even told me that if I make a med error, to not say anything and just monitor the resident. What kind of advice is that? Is that how things work in these kinds of setting...
  2. 2014PN

    New LVN in desperate need of advice.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it. I just finished my online orientation and will be starting my training next week. Training will only be 32 hours :-/ I sure hope that is enough.
  3. Hello everyone, I am questioning whether if I should even go further into this career. Brief history, I graduated nursing school beginning of 2014 & passed my boards later in 2015 and it took me a year to find a job. Here I am, 2 years from my last clinical experience... I just got hired at an Assisted Living/Memory care to find out I'll be the only nurse in the building along with 2 med techs and CNA's. My nerves are out of whack right now. I know I am behind on my skills, I don't even know how the paper work goes, we were never taught any of that in my nursing school. I fear speaking with Doctors and not knowing what they're talking about. I don't want my preceptor to find me annoying for asking so many questions and having blank moments from doing what should be a simple task because I have to think about it first due to the fear of making a mistake. As of now, I'm trying my best to refresh my mind with all the necessary things I know I'll be dealing with working in AL/memory care. But any advice? What should I do? What if I need more days of training.. what if I come across a med that I don't know much of.. How to deal with emergencies? falls? Transcribing new orders, MAR, documentation/charting and if you have worked or currently working at an AL, how does your day go? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, any advice will be greatly appreciated :'-)
  4. 2014PN

    Am I ready for NCLEX :/ ?

    It's been almost 2 years since I graduated and I can never find the guts to take the NCLEX PN. I've been studying but the more I study, the more materials I feel I need to learn and the more I stress out (All the stress and anxiety led me to the emergency room, I had to stay in the hospital for a while and had no choice but to cancel my last chance last year to take the boards.. it's a long story) but due to lagging, I knew I had to focus on content again. I finished all of Saunder's practice questions. I took notes, made flashcards, read everything word by word including strategies and rationales. I'm currently reading Exam Cram PN and PDA by Lacharity before starting KAPLAN Q-bank next month because I want to spend AT LEAST a month on hard NCLEX style questions before the actual NCLEX. I'm scheduled to take the test Oct. 30th. Thinking about changing my schedule again because I feel like I'll never be ready.. I'm posting about my situation because I want to know everyone's opinion. Am I ready? should I reschedule? What else do I need to do to increase my chance of passing the boards. Grateful for any help and/or advice, California, PN graduate 2014. P.S. I'm becoming sick again and might have to go back to the hospital