FashionablyL8

FashionablyL8 CNA, LPN

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FashionablyL8 has 1 years experience as a CNA, LPN.

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  1. Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    I really appreciate the advice you all have given me! It's most important for me to leave this job without burning any bridges. And, as JKL pointed out, I'm moving on to something better. I've spent the last month or so thinking about how nice it wou...
  2. Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    It's a home for DD individuals with more severe physical issues- we have lots of G-tubes, nonambulatory residents, hospice. I've always thought- even as a MAP cert staff- that it's risky to have non-nurses passing meds. MAP education is maybe a 10 hr...
  3. Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    AmoLucia, I have my own insurance, but that's a major consideration for anyone leaving a job if they need the insurance. The references are important, especially since I've been there for so long. Even though it's not a nursing job, it's passin...
  4. Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    Hi amoLucia and Chare, Thank you both for your advice! Very good point that I will encounter other supervisors like this one, amoLucia. I need to learn to deal with things like this in a way that doesn't burn any bridges. Chare, you'r...
  5. Other people's opinions are on them and tend to have more to do with their feelings about themselves than anything else. Your happiness is what is important to you. If your quality of life is better now that you are out of the hospital environment, t...
  6. Leaving Job - Advice For Giving Notice

    I've finally decided to leave a job- "job #1"- that I've been at for 8+ years. I became a licensed LPN several months ago, and got another job as an LPN- "job #2". However, I was offered a significant raise to stay on at job#1 in my current position,...
  7. Flying solo after 2 ‘training shifts’

    I agree that you should ask for more training. Taking care of 30 LTC residents as a new grad is unsafe, IMO. Perhaps if a lot of them have no meds scheduled and are fairly independent, it would be doable. But from what I've seen, most residents get a...
  8. Looking for some serious advice for an old new grad

    If you're not set on finding a job in a hospital, I think most SNF/LTC places are desparate for nurses. At least they are in my area- New England. I work in LTC/rehab and I like it. Applying only to hospitals will limit you but if that's the only pla...
  9. Med Error

    Oops- yes 100 times the amount is what I should have written. My math isn't usually that terrible LOL. I felt badly anyway after I posted because I don't think my first paragraph was very helpful but I couldn't edit it again. Mistakes happen al...
  10. Med Error

    OP, I'm so glad the pt was OK- if the charge hadn't asked about the dosage and caused you to realize your mistake, the patient could very easily have died. I know you are upset about the error but also remember what a blessing it is that your pt liv...
  11. What city do you work in and how much do you get paid hourly?

    Massachusetts suburbs. New grad LPN at SNF- base pay $28/hr, $34/hr w/differential for wknd shifts.
  12. Peri-care without gloves?

    I would bring my own gloves if I had to- I wouldn't think much of others not wearing them though. One exception was a coworker who would dive barehanded into the messiest BMs with no gloves or washcloth mitt. Never saw her wash her hands either... ...
  13. How does write ups work in the hospital?

    Some policies are really strange and one wonders who wrote them and what their cognitive state was at the time. I do wish that there were firmer consequences at my jobs regarding absences and tardiness. Of course people should be able to take t...
  14. Dear Nurse That wanted to know if pt had a bm... (venting)

    Cardi, I was recently talking to a fellow nurse who was really upset about this exact subject. I'm sorry you're going through this. It's crazy that simply exchanging information can prompt some people to assert their egos and try to make others feel ...
  15. A Message to Santa Claus

    Hi Kitiger, The ATI is an online study program that nursing schools use. There's all kinds of quizzes and practice stuff in every subject. There are various quick quizzes due throughout the year. At the end of each term, students have a comprehe...