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    Can you answer some questions?

    Hello Bob, I am moving to Bellingham Washington. I was affraid i might have a hard time getting into an ER. But i guess i will have to do something else until im done with school. What town are you from ? My parents are in Moses Lake, cousin in Bridgeport and an aunt in Spokan. Its nice to meet you and thanks for the info. Ill let you know how it goes when i get there. alicia :) If anyone else has some info it would be appreciated.:)
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    Can you answer some questions?

    Hello Everyone, For those that dont know me i am Alicia, AKA TheBoss. I havent been here in many months, because of work, school, home, kids the dog ect! I am in the process of moving to Washington state and have some questions. What are LPNs allowed to do in Wash? IV,S, ect. Are they treated nicely? Are they allowed to work in the ER? Pay scale? And anything else anyone can tell me. I have 1 more year of school left for my BSN but must work as an LPN until finished. This isnt bad but i work in the ER and am treated very well at the job i am leaving and you can say i have been very spoiled by the RNs that i have worked with for the past 5 years. Can anyone help. Thankyou :D Alicia
  3. Hey Fellow LPN,S, I to have not been here in many months and just dropped in to see what everyone was up to! Well, i to got sucked into the whole RN-LPN mess at one time on this BB and found that Suzy was okay after all, I have learned a great deal since. I have found that whether you are an RN or LPN it doesnt matter, just be the best nurse you can BE and leave the gripping, lazy, good fornothing, self pitting, whiney, HOSPITAL LIABILITY nurses to SIT or LAY in their own MISERY! Because where ever you work there will always be someone that just EEEERRRKKKSSS you to death and when given attention for it, they only get worse. Ignore them it really gets on their nerves. Anyway Brownms46, dont you work in washington state? I am moving in 1 week to the Bellingham area and wanted to know how LPN,s are treated there? What are they allowed to do ? Can you or anyone else answer these questions for me? Thanks Alicia
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    Question for LPNs/LVNs

    HEY SUSIE, CONGRATS! YOU WILL MAKE A GOOD TEACHER!:) I WAS READING ON ANOTHER POST CALLED (LEACHES) AND I READ WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT HOW YOU GREW UP! NOW I KNOW WHERE YOU GET YOUR STRENGHT AND DETERMINATION! YOUR MOTHER:D ALICIA MINE COMES FROM MY FATHER:)
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    Question for LPNs/LVNs

    HEY SUSIE, WHATSSSS UP GIRL FRIEND? I DID NOTICE YOU DIDNT POST ON THIS SUBJECT. I WAS GOING TO BE AS GOOD AS YOU BUT I COULDNT HELP IT. BUT DID YOU NOTICE THAT I WAS PROFESIONAL! HAHAHAHA MY LIFE IS SO BUSY I HAVENT HAD TIME FOR MUCH!!!!!!!! I WALKED IN THE OTHER MORNING AND MY DAUGHTER SAID HEY WHO ARE YOU !!!! BUT MY FAMILY UNDERSTANDS AND ARE BEHIND ME ALL THE WAY...I AM WORKING 4 12,S A WEEK AND SCHOOL 3 DAYS A WEEK . IM SURE YOU KNOW HOW THAT IS! I HAVE WANTED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR SO LONG I AM ENJOYING MYSELF.. THANKS FOR ASKING TALK AT YA WHEN I CAN ALICIA
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    Question for LPNs/LVNs

    OH HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE ON YOUR HANDS!!!!!!!!!!! THE DEAD HORSE IS BEING KICKED AGAIN THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY? PROBABLY ALOT OF THE SAME REASONS WHY SOME RNS HAVENT CONT FOR THEIR MASTERS OR DR. I MYSELF AM BACK IN SCHOOL FOR MY BSN. BUT I WILL REMEMBER WHERE MY ROOTS CAME FROM. I AM NOT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO BE AN ( RN) . WHERE I WORK I AM TREATED NO DIFF. IN THE ER. I DO EVERYTHING THE RNS DO EXCEPT HANG BLOOD. SO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY ??WHY?? I WANT A VOICE IN MY PROFESION!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE.. NOTHING ELSE WILL CHANGE FOR ME.. I WORK ER THATS WHERE I WANT TO BE, EVERYONE IS GREAT TO ME AND I HAVE ALL THE SKILLS AS AN RN ANYWAY... IT DOESNT TAKE A BRAIN SURGEON YA KNOW!!!! OH YA THE MONEY WONT BE BAD EITHER. MY REASONS WONT MAKE ME A BAD RN, JUST A VOCAL ONE!HAHA RNPD GET OVER YOURSELF IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.:) MANY PLACES HAVE TRIED TO GET RID OF LPNS, SOME HAVE BEEN SUCC. BUT MOST COME TO THIS CONCLUSION THAT LPNS ARE NEEDED AND BRING THEM BACK.. I HAVE TO SAY THAT LPNS ARE HERE TO STAY!!!AND THE ANA WELL I WONT GO THERE. THATS A DEAD HORSE ALSO. MY OPINION ! LATER ALICIA:D
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    Nurses.... Our Own Worst Enemies??

    HELLO REAL NURSE ALSO, YOU GO GIRL VERY WELL SAID. :D ALICIA
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    Am very interested in Emergency Nursing

    Hello, I think with the mass nursing shortage basicly everywhere, you can get what ever job you like. Getting experience is the way to advance to what area of nursing you prefer. so like it was said volunteer where and when ever poss. no one is going to refuse free help alicia
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    Why 12 hr. shifts???

    hello majic, i to worked noon to midnight for a while, but i will never do it again. IT SUCKED. i never got off at midnight it was always 1am or 2am in the morning before i was out of there. but now work 6pm to 6am and love it. my family is also happier. Hey Susie Q, no we dont get paid for 40 hours, but we do get weekend and night shift diff, which adds up , and if we work an extra shift we get paid for what they call a bonus shift. 3.00 more an hour for LPN,s and 5.00 for RN,s, and any thing over our regular scheduled shifts is overtime. so its OT and bonus pay. so it all works out in the end.. wouldnt work 8,s again ever. thanks alicia :)
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    Why 12 hr. shifts???

    Maria, have you worked 12 hour shifts? because i would in noway work 12 have a day off then work 12 have a day off. 3 years ago the hosp. took a vote on 8 hour shifts or 12 hour shifts. all the nurses went for 12. some work 2 - 12s a couple days off then another 12. some work 3 straight. me i just worked 5 straight. when you work 12s at night it is no different to us , we still sleep as usual and work as usual. the only difference is night and day. our hospitol loves the 12,. :D thanks alicia
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    Why 12 hr. shifts???

    Hello SUSYQ, I have worked 12 hour shifts for 3 years. My coworkers and i like it better than 8 hr. Why because , we work 3 days and get 4 days off. I like spending more time at home even if im tired the 1st day off, and i start school soon so 8 hours is really not an option right now. I have been fortunate to have my husband here when i am not, to take care of home. I hope you find what you are looking for . :)
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    A Good Nurse to B experience

    Hello Brownie, As you know i have recently found this to be so true. I wonder how the other kind can sleep at night? I know i wouldnt be able to ! alicia
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    The Italian solution to the nursing shortage

    UH NOWAY! I SURE WOULDNT WANT TO BE THE PT THAT THEY ARE RUNNING A CODE ON I would end up in the bed next to the pt. with im sure a few fractures somewhere!
  14. Hello susy, How are you ?, I am aware of the NFLPN, i am not a member because , i feel all nurses should be joined together, LPN, RN, with no discrimination . I feel nothing will change until then. Not only does the ANA discriminate against LPN,s it does also against ASS. degree RN,s now tell me if that makes any sence. I am active when it comes to fighting the cause of all nurses standing together, as one. :) :) thanks alicia
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    Would You Put Your Job On The Line?

    Thankyou everyone for your replys, and yes the friends and coworkers that stood up for us are outstanding people.., i have been proven wrong today, there are others that are unselvish, and caring of coworkers and friends Hello wild, i want you to know that it was i who initiated the fight, buy talking to all the local and ER doc,s . All the others joined the fight. But if it had not been for her finding this letter i would be looking for employment elsewhere.. The ER and med surg staff truely stuck together, not just because of the LPN issue, but because they didnt want to work for managment and administration that would let this kind of behavior continue. So they were also fighting for them selves to, and yes she has all the backing of her friends and coworkers also. thanks alicia, LIFE IS TO SHORT TO LIVE IT OTHER WAY , SO LETS LIVE IT TOGETHER.:)
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    A Good Nurse to B experience

    Hello Brownie, You guys did a great thing. We need good nurses in our profession and, your unit has found a way to contribute to the vast nursing shortage. keep it up it sounds like its working. :) :) I was proven wrong this am there are nurses out there that do care about there coworkers!!!