Trilldayz,RN BSN 9,678 Views
Joined Jul 25, '08.
Posts: 525 (34% Liked)
i would make approx 85k working four 12 hour shifts as an angency ICU nurse. BUT I just graduated FNP school in the Houston area and was just offered a 40 hour job starting at $105,000. Working less hours for more $ works for me!
I feel this post 100%. This is why I left staff and became an agency nurse. I get more thank yous and appreciation from management as an agency nurse than I ever did as a staff member. I make my own schedule, and don't have to worry about all the nit picky crap that staff nurses have to handle. And if they piss me off, I never have to come back. It has done wonders on my mental health. Agency nursing has made my nursing experience SO MUCH better and more enjoyable. I'm almost 28 and just got a job as a new grad FNP. Very excited to start!!!!
Overall, I have had a great career as a bedside nurse. It has treated me well. BUT all this stupid micromanaging and double/triple documentation, and EVERY new policy/rule being a "you better do it or ELSE!" threat, wears me out!
I've never been bullied by a doctor. I have never had a problem getting as much in their faces as they get in mine. Lol. I've gotten in several screaming matches with these jerks and I regret nothing. One thing I WILL NOT do is stay silent when I am blatantly disrespected by an MD, or any staff member. Never lost a job because of it, either. I am a woman with confidence and will be treated with respect. Zero tolerance.
get it to a 2.5 (overall AND the 4 sciences) and I'll give you the name of a Public BSN program in TX that will accept you. PM me...
I put myself through school for my BSN and FNP degree and graduated from both debt free. Let's just say i worked ALL through school and Took no spring break trips. Went to an affordable BSN state school out of town, and went to a state school for FNP school. And i am 28 years old. I thank God everyday i was resourceful and wise at a very young age and was always scared of oweing someone. The school you go to doesnt matter (as long as it isnt a school with a shady reputation). Feel free to ask what i did, as i love sharing my story with others.
I dont know about you, but i am into learning hands on skills and procedures. (Stuff that werent focused on in school). I took a trip to PA for a big skills only workshop. It was awesome!!!!
UPDATE!!!!!! Today, I was told from my job recruiter that the company I interviewed with yesterday (a Neuro recovery facility) loved me and they will be calling me today with an official offer! Very happy and excited. The recruiter said that the job is salaried, 95k to 100k with full benefits, and it's a part of a larger system, so at least it's legit. I'm satisfied.
Now I am totally waiting that call!!!!!!
So true. Im sure i can suck it up haha. Im just feeling grateful for having a decent new grad offer.
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