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  • Re: I'm tired

    I have been an LPN for 20 yrs and I had to share just one of my many experiences with incompetent RNs. She is an older lady, fresh out of school, and was about to administer ORAL Chloral Hydrate elixir 10 cc that was packaged in a oral syringe and asked me where she could find a needle to attach to the syringe and administer. Chills ran up my ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on June 5, 2009
  • Re: LPN licesnes good in other states.

    It's highly unlikely that you would need to retest. Many states are now considered ''compact states'' , meaning that if you wish to work in that state they will accept your license from another state, that is of course AFTER you pay a fee. Check with your Board of Nursing. They could answer your questions.
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on February 13, 2009
  • Re: Need Advice!

    First of all I have to ask, what area of nursing do you wish to work in? Frankly, it surprises me that you are having such difficulty. In my area if you walk into a long term care facility particularly, as soon as you announce you are an LPN, they will put you to work almost immediately. But, if you seek hospital work, no they do not hire LPN's ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on December 15, 2008
  • Re: Can LPN's specialize?

    Yes, LPN's can specialize in some areas. I have been an LPN for 20 yrs and my specialty area is Developmental Disabilites. I have been in this field for 18 of my 20 yrs in nursing. For more information on certification for RN's and LPN's go here www.ddna.org
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on December 2, 2008
  • Re: Tips

    Quite frankly I don't see you doing anything wrong. You are passing meds like we all learned to pass meds, very carefully. Long term care is such that there is never enough time or staff to do all that needs to be done. But when it boils down to it, med passes are probably the most important part of your job. When you feel pressured to hurry, ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on July 29, 2008
  • Re: RE:Nursing shortage/LPN scope of practice.

    Now if we could only get the powers that be (the decision makers) to read these posts! I work with the developmentally disabled in a ICF residential setting and have for 17 yrs, I've been an LPN for 20 yrs. I am also a member of and certified by the Deveolpmental Disabilities Nurses Association. This is one of the few, if not the only nursing ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on June 3, 2008
  • Re: Do you feel your board of nursing is working for you?

    I agree, the BON does not represent us, they are to protect the public. However, I always say that I work for the BON FIRST, rather than for my employer, because without the board, I am nothing.
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on February 26, 2008
  • Re: test

    I took my boards in TN 19 yrs ago. There were about 300 people in a room, lined up in rows, with a monitor on each row. You were not allowed to look to left or right, had to look at your test paper or straight ahead at all times. Yes, it was a written, fill in the little squares with a pencil kind of test. If I remember correctly, we had two ...
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on January 15, 2008
  • RE:Scope of Opportunity

    I am an LPN in NC with nearly 20 years experience in the developmental disabilities field and just recently was allowed to take the certification exam and become certified by the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association. Something I am extremely proud of!
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on September 21, 2007
  • RE:RE:How Active are We??

    I am an LPN in the state of NC, and Have worked in the ICF-MR field for over 15 yrs and I just recently became certified by and became a member of&nbsp;the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association. This is my choosen field, and one I am happy with. I am active in this association.
    Posted to LPN Forums (Forum) by cgryder on October 6, 2006
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