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:specs:We are currently thinking about moving to Florida from PA (tooo many taxes here!!!). My in laws live in Northport and seems like a nice place to live. Im looking into entering a nursing... Read More

  1. Visit  KibbsRNstudent profile page
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    I hear CTC is great. I was going to take a test there recently to get my LPN and then wait on the RN list for MCC but I had one issue with CTC. Since the LPN is not a degree program but a certificate, I would have to take A&PI and II and all the other classes (gen. eds) I have already taken. They would make me do the entire program even though I was only 2 semesters from graduating the RN degree program in NH. I was a 4.0 student. there is no reason I should take all the gen/ eds over again. I was already accepted to MCC and they are making me take a math class (because I an transferring from out of state) and then I will be on the wait list for the RN program. That is more acceptable to me than taking every all over again.
  2. Visit  OldMareLPN profile page
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    If you have any suggestions on hospice and home health companies...I would love some input.

    As a former Tidewell employee I can tell you it was the best job I every had. Best supervision, training and atmosphere. Alot of the hype sounds like hype, but the concept and substance is actually true.

    The new employee training is a bit stiff, with good reason. They want the best of the best, and also want you to have the tools to be the best.

    Good Luck!
  3. Visit  KibbsRNstudent profile page
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    I have a friend who was just hired by Tidewell. She loves it already and she just finished her 2 weeks of training in Sarasota. She says the benefits are out of this world and cost nearly nothing. She is a CNA til she gets her business associates degree. .

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    If you have any suggestions on hospice and home health companies...I would love some input.

    As a former Tidewell employee I can tell you it was the best job I every had. Best supervision, training and atmosphere. Alot of the hype sounds like hype, but the concept and substance is actually true.

    The new employee training is a bit stiff, with good reason. They want the best of the best, and also want you to have the tools to be the best.

    Good Luck!
  4. Visit  FM1971 profile page
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    Tidewell Hospice is currently undergoing many changes as their CEO has recently changed. The new CEO has a background in accounting. One of the major changes I heard today is that the RNs in the Hospice houses are now all Salary and get paid for 36 hours per week even if they have to stay late to do charting. They are getting pretty finicky with their supplies as well. The benefits aren't what they used to be either. Morale seems to be low from most of my coworkers.

    It feels to me that the focus has changed within this company from the patient first to the bottom line first. I understand the need to balance the budget and not spend more than you make. But the focus should be patient and their needs first.

    Tidewell is nonprofit and yes they are EXTREMELY concerned with their public image. They even require business attire or scrubs when entering office buildings or attending a meeting on your off day. The office buildings are for employees only not patient and families so this makes no sense to me. So no jeans or t-shirts on your off day if you have to stop in the office or go to an employee meeting.
  5. Visit  Lucci profile page
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    Hello FL nurses. I know this is an old post, I was hoping to glean some info. I am planning a move down to the area (Port Charlotte, Sarasota) from Michigan in the summer '12. What is the job outlook for an RN with 5yrs experience? What is the pay scale, and shift differnetials, extra pay for weekends? What is the name of the hospital you are all working, and what are your impressions? Any info/advice is greatly appreciated. Currently in my area the pay is $21.50 for new grad. Can't wait for the Florida sun! Good luck to you in your careers!
  6. Visit  student forever profile page
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    Hello all Floridians! This is an old thread, but hope to keep it going. I moved from Lauderdale-By-The-Sea to Manasota Key two years ago and just went to the LPN orientation at SCTI and am planning on going to the info session at Chalotte Co Vo Tech (it has a new name) also to compare. Charlotte is so much closer, I am glad to read what others have said about it.
    I have been a vol at Tidewell for 2 yrs and am hoping to try for cna there also.

    Any updates on the job market in the area? Is it saturated? I have been told the census is way down. I am hoping to vol at Englewood Hosp this week. Thanks for any replies.

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