Extra Pickles 5,669 Views
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At this point, i would be willing to trade some pay for sunshine.
To be fair, the OP will probably never approach earnings of $100k as a nurse in Florida. After all, it is the state where people are "paid with sunshine."
So I just wanted to post my experience as I am wondering if others have had it charge them and got the "bad pop up" I am wondering if i did it too early and actually did pass... I waited about 6 hours after my exam. Finished at 6pm and then checked at midnight and had it charge me. Is there any chance it is a false negative?!? Please help!
*I should also mention that I am in Canada and I do not have the option of quick result here, sadly.
If you're willing to compare apples and oranges, I can tell you that you should expect to make anywhere from $40K a year to $100K a year as an RN. Pretty big swing, right? That's because of all the variables. Specialty certifications, weekend/nights/holiday shifts, overtime. Makes a big difference.
For most places the difference between BSN and ADN isn't a big bump in pay, it's the ability to get hired at all. Some places have so many nurses to choose from, the hiring market is so tight that the BSN edge is needed to become employed. In other places it doesn't matter at all, ADNs have their choice of jobs. Location matters! Same with pay in nursing in general. If I remember right here on this site people have discussed Florida pay and it's among the lowest in the country. A nurse doing the same job in California can expect a much higher salary but she should also expect a much higher cost of living. What do you NEED to make, when you consider your mortgage or rent, taxes, education bills, medical bills, homeowner expenses, entertainment? Compare that to what you can expect to make as an RN in YOUR area and you'll know if it's a good financial move.
I don't know of any nurses who struggle to make ends meet unless they have unusual expenses, so the salary must be decent for most.
Simplistic, with all due respect I think you are looking at this very simplistically.
I make no judgment on whether anyone should or shouldn't use marijuana. That is not the question before us, presented by the OP. The question is whether she should expect drug testing as part of her nursing program and the answer is YES, as well as the expectation that she will probably face drug testing as part of the employment process pretty much everywhere AND the expectation that if there is a random-testing policy in place (with suspicion only OR completely random) it can happen then, too.
Whether you think it's silly or stupid or unnecessary or anything else isn't the issue. The ISSUE is that any healthcare facility, any employer can ask for this testing and refusal to comply is reason enough to disqualify for the position, termination of employment or determination of dismissal from a school program.
Unless you are in a job where no matter what you aren't tested, and never leave that job and their policies never change, you should give up the drugs that will potentially harm your career, unless you're ok with losing it. Seems simple enough, right?
I think you need a good night of rest. Are they willing to let you swap shifts with other co workers? Good luck !
Yes, you are rescinding not declining because you DID accept the spot, but most people would probably just call it "changing your decision"
Simply put, send a letter stating that you very much appreciate their consideration and were so pleased to be accepted but at this time your plans have changed and you will not be enrolling in their school as previously anticipated; you hope that this gives them enough notice to offer the seat to another prospective student. Thank them for their time and sign your name.
Oh and congrats to you
Where do I start in getting my BSN/RN?
Do I have to complete my associates first?
Or just some pre-reqs at a community college and transfer next year to a more prestigious bachelors program?
Does it even make sense to get your RN after your associates or wait for your bachelors?
Do you have any ideas about programs that focus on more than your GPA?
Also, if I decide to go for a program that is into my money, is that necessarily a bad thing? I have heard of some good for-profit programs that teach very well and have a high NCLEX passing rate.
Most community colleges will take anyone who writes a check. I got a better education at community college than I did at my 4 year university, so don't think it's of lesser quality!
medical office/clinic is less physically taxing but the pay isn't usually much of a draw. Depends on whether the need for a lighter physical load outweighs the need for the $$.
Soooo here I sit and wait for the next 18 hours to check the state board site again and will update to confirm if PVT works here in AZ.
anyone who took the exam recently? what review materials are you using?
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