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    Advice needed!

    So I’ve been at my new job for about 2 months. I work at a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Residence. I enjoy my residents and providing care for them. They definitely keep me on my toes. My main issue at this new job has been the caregivers working under me. It seems like anytime I ask for something to be done that’s simple it’s push back. I work 3-11 so in the evening time it does get very busy. So one issue I’m having is when the caregivers go on lunch break or smoke breaks. They don’t tell me. I never know where anyone is. We have radios we use but they rarely answer. Another issue I have noticed is that sometimes when I’m making rounds I walk into residents room and I see soiled diapers just laying on the floor. I’ve asked when you change someone please bag it up and take it out of the resident’s room to help reduce odors in the rooms. DON and floor manager agreed and spoke to each one individually about this. One actually did what they were asked but the other two shrugged it off and continued to do it. Any advice on how to deal with caregivers/cnas who don’t take directions well? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.
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    What's your definition of orientation?

    You're right it's not to learn every skill we didn't learn in nursing school. BUT I do believe 3 days, or 2 like I was given is BS. Especially when I'm working with things I've never worked with before, such as trachs and vents. I guess I just expected some form of training in those areas but I didn't receive it. Needless to say, I've found another job and went PRN at this one. Thanks for your input though. Lol
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    What's your definition of orientation?

    Hey everyone. Just seeking advice. So, I recently got a new job at a LTC facility. I'm a new LPN, no experience. When I was hired I was told I would get off of orientation when I was "comfortable". (Yeah, laugh with me. I'm sure you know where this story is going...lol). Well I worked night shift. I orientated TWO days on day shift. Just observed. Did no skills at all. So I get to my first night shift of "orientation " and I am handed the keys to my very own cart and my supervisor tells me if I need help just tell her. Wait, HUH????? I tell her I'm not suppose to be on my own until I'm comfortable. And then she starts asking the nurses at nursing station, "how many days did you get on orientation". And everybody said 2 to 3 days. I'm basically in shock. I go along with it, because I don't want to come in causing problems. It took me 3 hours for one med pass and the incoming nurse was upset cause I was late with report because I wasn't done with everything. So it was a horrible night to say the least. The next day I call the DON and tell her I need more orientation she says "you are in oreintation". I was thinking this damn sure CAN'T be orientation. I told her I was on my own last night. She says she apologizes and will fix the problem. So that next night they put me with a "preceptor ". She basically just sat in a chair and was on her phone all night and just WATCHED me do my med pass. Is THIS orientation????? Did I get a proper oreintation? As I said, I'm a new nurse. I've never had orientation So I'm not knowing what to expect. Is this the definition of orientation in the nursing world? Feel free to comment. Feedback needed. Thanks! :)
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    CONGRATS!!!!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    Ohh that sucks. I'm in Tennessee and it was up pretty fast surprisingly. Well I can't tell you to be patient cause I was about to lose my mind in the little 24 hours I had to wait. LOL!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    Did you try nursys.com? it might depend on your state though.
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    What state are you in? Do they not have nursys.com. That's what I used to find out I passed the NEXT day. They usually update around 7 p.m. Two days after my test, my license was on the actual nursing state board though.
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    You got this. Just study hard and read the rationale to each question. Rather you missed it or not. I believe that helped me. Also practice your SATA questions if that's your weakness. I know NCLEX mastery had a lot of SATA questions. Good luck to you and wish you success with your test on June 13th!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    I honestly can't tell you don't be nervous because it's only natural to be nervous about something this big. But what I can tell you to do is relax your day before. I believe that helped me A LOT! And read every question and answer choice thoroughly. You got this! Just continue to pray and soon you will be a nurse also. Think POSITIVE! . And also, everyone in passed had passed also. So it was more pressure on me. I didn't want to break the chain. LOL! But now we're 12 for 12. We only 3 left. We're shooting for a 100% pass rate!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    So how did you do? I know you passed with flying colors!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    Thank you!
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    2016 may lpn/lvn nclex

    *Warning: Post might be a tad bit long* I always said that when I finally passed NCLEX that I would come back to allnurses and tell about my nclex experience. I've been reading allnurses post since I started LPN school. So first let me start off by saying, I was not an "A" student. I was a "B" student through out my year in LPN school. I made a 69% on my Kaplan Readiness test. I graduated on April 22nd, 2016. After graduation I gave myself a MONTH to study. I used Kaplan Q bank, PDA, and NCLEX mastery app. I also used the study guide that has been floating around on allnurses. I completed all my q banks with an average of 61%. I also did my qbank sample tests. I made a 46% on my alternative sample test...lol. I didn't let that rain on my parade though. I did around 150-200 questions a day. Sometimes, I did fall off schedule and I did not study some days. (sorry it's the truth). Sooooo on to the test day. My test was at 8:00 a.m. When I walked in I immediately had a calmness over me. I was still a little nervous, but for the most part I was calm. When I finally started the test I was thinking "Okay, it's not too bad". Then came the dreadful SATA. I know for a fact I had at least 35 to 45 SATA. I felt SATA was my weakness. I usually always picked one too many or one too less. Once I got to my 2 hour break, I was on question 43. YES 43!!! I was thinking, OMG if I get to 205 I will run out of time. So when I returned I TRIED to pick up my pace. But I still was moving slow for some reason. Once I got to question 50 or so I started to feel defeated. Then I closed my eyes and just prayed. A weight was automatically lifted off of my shoulders. I got to question 85 and then my computer SHUT OFF! I was so nervous that my hand was shaking when I had to raise my hand to leave. LOL! I was postive I had failed. I cried all the way home. I tried the PVT trick and I got the good pop 24 hours after. That next day, I knew around 7:00 p.m. nursys would post my license. So I waited till 7, and BAM!!!!! There it was! I had passed!!!!!!!! So this is just to motivate anyone out there, If I can do it so can you! Don't give up and pray whenever times get hard. You can do it!!!! :up:
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