New LVN New to Dallas

  1. Hi everyone!

    I just moved to Dallas a couple of weeks ago - I'm near the Presbyterian Hospital. After graduating from LPN school in Florida, I worked for 8 months in a hospital on an Oncology/MedSurg floor. Our patient ratio was 5-6.
    Now that I'm here, I'd like to work in LTC and return to school for an LPN to RN transition.

    Could you please offer some suggestions of good senior/nursing homes to work? Close, clean, and happy would be wonderful.

    Also, I'm considering El Centro for my education. Any opions there would be good, too.

    One more question - I'm guessing this is a regional term... what is a "TILES" nurse? I'm guessing that's the same as a floor nurse?

    Thanks!
    Last edit by arvolina on Oct 26, '06
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  3. by   sjt9721
    Quote from arvolina
    Hi everyone!

    I just moved to Dallas a couple of weeks ago - I'm near the Presbyterian Hospital. After graduating from LPN school in Florida, I worked for 8 months in a hospital on an Oncology/MedSurg floor. Our patient ratio was 5-6.
    Now that I'm here, I'd like to work in LTC and return to school for an LPN to RN transition.

    Could you please offer some suggestions of good senior/nursing homes to work? Close, clean, and happy would be wonderful.

    Also, I'm considering El Centro for my education. Any opions there would be good, too.

    Thanks!
    I attended a workshop at Presby last week. Isn't there a LT facility right across from Presby's main entrance?
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    Welcome to Texas ... I am a LVN in the Ft Worth area. i do not have any info about the Dallas County area but I am sure someone here can help you... Good Luck to you.. Oh and check out the El Centro thread on here you can get good opinion from the gals going to nursing school there.

    Quote from arvolina
    Hi everyone!

    I just moved to Dallas a couple of weeks ago - I'm near the Presbyterian Hospital. After graduating from LPN school in Florida, I worked for 8 months in a hospital on an Oncology/MedSurg floor. Our patient ratio was 5-6.
    Now that I'm here, I'd like to work in LTC and return to school for an LPN to RN transition.

    Could you please offer some suggestions of good senior/nursing homes to work? Close, clean, and happy would be wonderful.

    Also, I'm considering El Centro for my education. Any opions there would be good, too.

    Thanks!
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from arvolina
    One more question - I'm guessing this is a regional term... what is a "TILES" nurse? I'm guessing that's the same as a floor nurse?
    A TILES nurse is not a floor nurse. They usually work Monday-Friday from 8-5pm at a desk. They complete paperwork such as RDS (resident data sheets) to maximize the Medicare and Medicaid profits that go to the healthcare facility.

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