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soon to be lpn, relocating to florida!

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I will be finished with lpn school in feb 2009. I am from ohio but looking to re-locate to Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida- after I graduate. Does anyone have any idea how much they pay new grads for either long term care, home health? I am leaning more to working in a nursing home for my first job and would like any suggestions for good ones to apply to. Also i do not know much about home health for nursing and not sure what to expect or what companys are good to work for. any suggestions/ input would be appreciated!!

LPNbrea

Has 15 years experience.

I am an LPN in South Florida. The starting rate here is about $17 for new grads. Check to see if Heartland has any facilities there. Good cooperation. Good luck!

LPNbrea

Has 15 years experience.

BYW, could someone help me. Thinking about moving to Columbus,Ohio and need to know if this is a smart move. Esp, Westerville, Ohio. I do not know the pay scale for a LPN 18 years and if any jobs avail. Appreciate your input.

I GUESS THAT I HAVE T DO MY VENTING HERE ON THE SITE, I FOUND A JOB HERE IN N.C. I THINK THAT WE HAVE A NURSE THAT IS AN ADDICTED WHERE I WORK AT SOMEONE IS ALWAYS USING O.5 MG OF ATIVAN AND THAN THEY PUT THE BOTTLE BACK.YOU CAN'T GO TO THE DON BECAUSE SHE THINKS THIS NURSE IS THE BEST NURSE IN THE WORLD.A NURSE CALL ME AT 10:30 PM TO TELL ME THAT THE COUNT WAS WRONG AFTER WE COUNTED AT 7 AM THAT MORNING SHE COUNT WITH ME AND THE COUNT WAS RIGHT SHE CALL TO ASK ME IF I KNEW ANYTHING ABT IT.NURSES PLEASE NOT ONLY COUNT THE BOTTLE BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE TOPS TO THE VIALS R NOT TAMPERED WITH. THIS IS THE SECOND BOTTLE WE HAVE FOUND LIKE THIS NO TOP ON VIAL BUT VIAL WAS PUT BACK ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW I CAN PROTECT MYSELF:argue:

I Am Moving To Sarasota/bradenton Area In Feb From N.c I Have Been A Nurse For 18 Years Have To Leave N.c Bad State To Work As Lpn

My brother works LTC as an LPN in St pete, and he started at $21.00 an hour.

csason

Specializes in CCU, CIU, Cathlab, EP lab. Has 10 years experience.

I GUESS THAT I HAVE T DO MY VENTING HERE ON THE SITE, I FOUND A JOB HERE IN N.C. I THINK THAT WE HAVE A NURSE THAT IS AN ADDICTED WHERE I WORK AT SOMEONE IS ALWAYS USING O.5 MG OF ATIVAN AND THAN THEY PUT THE BOTTLE BACK.YOU CAN'T GO TO THE DON BECAUSE SHE THINKS THIS NURSE IS THE BEST NURSE IN THE WORLD.A NURSE CALL ME AT 10:30 PM TO TELL ME THAT THE COUNT WAS WRONG AFTER WE COUNTED AT 7 AM THAT MORNING SHE COUNT WITH ME AND THE COUNT WAS RIGHT SHE CALL TO ASK ME IF I KNEW ANYTHING ABT IT.NURSES PLEASE NOT ONLY COUNT THE BOTTLE BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE TOPS TO THE VIALS R NOT TAMPERED WITH. THIS IS THE SECOND BOTTLE WE HAVE FOUND LIKE THIS NO TOP ON VIAL BUT VIAL WAS PUT BACK ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW I CAN PROTECT MYSELF:argue:

It doesn't matter if the DON is the mother-in-law of a nurse that is using on the job, in particular stealing the meds from the facility/patient.

To protect yourself, don't be positive on a drug test.

To protect your patients, report a suspicion of drug use anonymously.

It could be MS that is missing next time, and the guilty party might flush a heplock with potassium, like a nurse I know did.

Sorry to be so brash about it, but no one is being done any service by covering up for anyone

under the influence giving patient care. That lady died, and she was being discharged that day.

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