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    Quote from Rl3232
    Anyone have any good info on the work environment that's located near lakewood? Or any info on Denver nursing would work...
    I hear that St. Anthony's is one of the better places to work as well as UCH and Denver Health. But as far as I know DH pays the best (excluding benefits of course).

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    Rdh932 likes this.

    Does any body have any experience with this exam? I'm curious to know if it's super difficult or tricky. HR mentioned that potential hires only have two changes to pass.

    Those with any info please help a fellow nurse out!


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    Is it at least 25/hr???

    Their website does not say the payscale anywhere. I'm applying from out of state

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    Hey all!

    About how long from when you initially submit an application does it take to receive a job offer? With and without experience?

    (Is is more for personal research purposes)


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    Hey mveldma3!

    Just out of curiosity, do you know how many experienced ICU nurses applied for that very same position with Centura?

    Just want to get a feel for the new grad : experienced nurse ratio in that area.


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    Good morning everyone!

    I recently decided to pull the trigger and move from Houston to Denver come this May 2013. I've had this dream of mine for the last 10 years now (yep, 10 long years...)

    I've come across some old post, mainly in 2010 and later, about the working conditions of some of the EDs in the Denver-Metro area.

    My question is this:
    I'm looking to find some basic information about some of the local hospital EDs: things like nightly (yearly) census, triage-to-discharge (or admission) throughput, pt to nurse ration, nurse satisfaction, etc.

    If anyone has even the slightest information about working for any of the denver-metro hospital companies could you post. I've learned that planning is everything; and I certainly do not wish to make a grave mistake when it comes to picking a job in a new city let alone new state.

    I've been able to build up my experience to a solid portfolio (just stepped out of that "new grad" shadow, lol)

    4+ years of ED nursing
    BSN Nurse
    Worked for one of the top hospitals in Houston, TX

    So any and all information that anyone can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks so much "ya'll" ^_^

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    Quote from stacy.horning
    I currently work for a HealthOne Hospital and have for multiple years. I've worked in several units throughout the hospital including ED, ICU, NICU, OR, and BMT. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I HAVE LOVED IT FROM DAY ONE. I was born and raised in Vail, CO and worked at VVMC right after finishing nursing school. The only positive thing I have to say about VVMC is that The Steadman Clinic physicians/surgeons, fellows, athletic trainers, and other misc. staff are PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!! The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is state of the art and truly incredible. VVMC is very very small and if you have no previous OR nursing, don't set your hopes high to get an offer from them.
    Wow, really!?
    It's good to hear opinions from both sides. I, too am currently an ER nurse looking to go with either Denver Health or a HealthOne facility.

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    sauconyrunner, opossum, Bobmo88, and 4 others like this.

    I caught this post as I was searching for something else, LoL!! I've been in emergency medicine for the greater part of my adult career. EMT -> Medic -> RN.

    (and even though I don't have the 30-99 years + in ER like some people on here) I can very much give you an unbiased and non-burned out opinion on ER and emergency medicine...

    Yes it is fast paced, yes multiple patients will need you at once and you'll need to say no to some while attending others. Different EDs will have their different pt populations. Some super acute, most simply primary care and fast track. Contrary to what you may have heard you do not have to be bossy but assertive. You do have to be mean and rude but do stand your ground. This is a field where a team approach is more common than "island nursing" if you get my drift.

    This is coming from a guy while super introverted outside of work (like the kind that sits next to a cute girl in school but doesn't say a word the whole semester) to one that is super assertive at work and delegates what he needs to be done by resources available to him.

    If you have the drive and heart to deal with the overwhelming feelings of anxiety and drowning from patient load then you will fly with flying colors. Trust me...if I can be an ER nurse AND love my job after years and years in the field than you can too.


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    I am currently an ED RN in Houston. Looking to move to a much more smaller and community area of the country. All the posts that I have searched in are of 3 or 4 years ago. Is there anything new about GJ hospitals or places for experienced nurses to work.

    I was recently on another Forum site and the city of GJ sounds like just what I am looking for. Now if I could only scope out or get a bit of info on the RN job market I'd be set.

    Thanks for any an all help that you guys can provide!


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    Hey all!

    Just got an opportunity to move back home to Miami, FL. I've lived there as a child but never as a working professional adult (let alone RN)

    I'm an ED RN with over 4 years exp, CEN cert, and all the other CPR and ENA stuff that goes with it. My question is how are the working conditions, pay, job security, patient to nurse ratios down south? I've heard that Jackson Memorial is a pretty bad place with frequent turnaround for nurses. What about the others? Say Mt. Sinai, Baptist? etc?

    I'm planning to move come December of this year but I surely don't want to make the mistake of going to a place I'm goint to end up regretting and being miserable at???

    Any advice would be a tremendous help, you guys!



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    Actually, any generalized application: ER, CCU, Med/Surg...

    Just looking for lab summaries and values; CBC, Cardiac markers, Hepatic function panels, etc...

    Typically a nursing diagnostic manual will have many labs, explanations, and results not specific to any one specialty. I've just found so many on the internet and from search sites that I simply would like to find a good quality one that nurses use on a regular basis.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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    Good Morning all:

    I know there are a plethora of lab results books floating out there in the book stores; my question however is this:

    In your personal and professional opinion which Diagnostic and Lab result book has helped you the most?


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    An ER mentor would be the best way to go
    But as far as books Sheehy has been around for a while. I would also add to the TNCC, ENPC, etc. credentials. Basically get an ENA membership and start taking webinars to boost your ER knowledge.

    Unfortunately it comes with time and going straight in to the ED from EMS was not any different. I had to learn to multitask as well as prioritize which took a good year to just get comfortable. Stick with it!!!! If you love the fast pace and late night jokes you wont regret it.


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    WindRN and Ms.RN like this.

    Quote from Ms.RN
    I've been working a night shift in the last 3 monthes and I've gotten used to working night shift by staying awake when I am at work and being able to fall asleep when I come home from work. NOw my problem is when I am not working I have a problem with falling asleep. I am completely awake at night and cant fall asleep and I sleep in the morning. Now it's really driving me nuts because I cant fall asleep. Any tips on how to change my sleep pattern when I am off from work?
    Actually yes, I do have a few tips ( of course these are not full proof and if they don't work you can't sue me...hehehe!)

    Take it from a person who has worked ONLY 12 night shifts for the past 11 years...

    If you work 3 days in a row then on the last night that you work you get off shift, say at 730am. Cool? Then go home and "attempt" to stay awake. That first night off try and go to bed around 8pm (9pm at the latest) this will not be a problem since you've been up for the past 24 hours. Wake up no later than 9am this way you are adjusting your bio clock to shift from being awake at night to being awake during the day.

    I'm sure you understand that the human body was not ment to function on sleep deprivation nor was it ment to function working 12-24 nights and sleeping during the day. Let me know how this helps or if you have any questions.


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    adoglover likes this.

    ER!!! Because it rocks my socks!