Happy.Nurselet LPN

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Happy.Nurselet has 2 years experience as a LPN.

I achieved my long-term dream of becoming a nurse 2 years ago, and I am looking to advance to RN within the next few years. I currently work inpatient psychiatric and love it, though I recall fondly my time in triage. Wherever there are patients and friendly coworkers, I am content. 

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    Hampton, VA VA

    Following as I am looking to move to the Chesapeake/Portsmouth area in a year or so.
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    LPN @ VA hospital & Overtime

    The slogan at the VA is “if you’ve seen one VA, you’ve seen ONE VA.” I work for a VA medical center and I love it! It’s a great place, but overtime is not that extreme. I have the opportunity for 8-16 hours on a good week, 4 or less on a not-so-good...
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    Religion & Ectopic Abortion

    I'm glad to see that other Christians (Catholic and of other denominations) and non religious alike accept the termination of ectopics in this manner. @jetsy62 as for the question of whether terminating an ectopic pregnancy is abortion, by definition...
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    For pagan nurses, is "Happy solstice" the right expression?

    I have tried out many religions, and for a couple of winters I was on the pagan spectrum. During those times I found the most respectful way to respond that I was comfortable with was "have a blessed Yuletide" or (merrily) "Yuletide cheer". I also us...
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    What do you do when your instructors are useless?

    Critical thinking can absolutely be developed. I was raised by a mechanic and an English major. They are incredibly intelligent people, but have a formula for everything. I came into nursing expecting a formula. I struggled. I cried a lot. I almost g...
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    Religion & Ectopic Abortion

    Hello nursing community! I have a question for you all. How do you feel about methotrexate or other drug-based treatment for the termination of ectopic pregnancy? As someone who was raised with very loose christian beliefs and spent some of my young ...
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    Valencia College ATN

    Congrats!! I haven't been through it, but I definitely want to follow your post! I am finishing my last two prerequisite classes next week.
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    Responding to psych patient requests/comments

    It's very difficult to tell over the internet. I have spent time after I finished my charting pouring over the internet for appropriate rehab facilities for patients and finding the best coloring pages or phone numbers or whatever they need- but it d...
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    VA Hiring Process

    Sigh.... I'm both saddened and comforted reading these posts. I had an interview at the end of September and received a soft offer, have done all of my part, but I'm still waiting for a firm offer with a start date. While I do understand government r...
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    July 2017 Caption Contest - Select $100 Winner!

    Please check your license at the door!
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    July 2017 Caption Contest - Select $100 Winner!

    Oh my heavens!! YESSSS!
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    Are there any psych LPN's?

    I am one of about 8 psychiatric LPNs on my acute behavioral health floor.
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    Orlando Tech (LPN Program)

    No matter what education you have going in, everyone goes through the same program at the same pace, more or less. It takes 12-13 months. You are in class 5 days a week from 745-225 with variations for clinical days. The latest I ever got out was 3:5...
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    LPN Jobs Orlando

    Well that's news! I was given different information. I apologize for inaccurate info.
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    Tips for the new girl?

    So far. Orientation has been mostly focused on med/surg areas, but this hospital system is one of the top 5 largest employers in my state so its not surprising. I guess I'll start orientation on my floor in a week, because its another week of compute...