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    Flygaze likes this.

    Hi, I'm at UCSF in San Francisco right now with fastaff. They post their rates on their site. my stipend is 1k/week. Hourly will very with specialty and unit

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    Quote from CyclicalEvents
    Just an update and venting frustrations:

    Timeline
    February 27 - Date USPS says my application was delivered
    March 12 - Date Breeze system shows my application "submitted"
    March 19 - Attempting to call CA BON to check status, automated response thing disconnects me instead of letting me hold
    March 23 - Attempt calling the board. Again auto disconnects when saying to hold
    March 24 - Call 10 times. Get passed the auto thing once and make it to being on hold. Someone picks up and it immediately disconnects
    March 26 - Successfully speak to a human! States they are working on January applications and to try calling back in 4 weeks.
    April 9 - Make several calls to BON, auto disconnects
    April 10 - Make several calls, speak to a human! "We are currently working on February applications, you application is considered March, please wait 4 - 6 weeks"

    (Panic mode ensues, lease ending on apartment, travel agency has a job lined up for me but can't submit me without a license)

    April 22 - Nothing promising. Call back in 4 weeks.
    FINALLY RECEIVED MY PERMANENT LICENSE A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO! I called again today. "It looks like things are still in motion...hold on [2 minute hold]...it looks like your application is complete..one sec [10 minute hold]...you applied for a temporary license? Okay well here's your permanent license number, I received it just now."

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    Just an update and venting frustrations:

    Timeline
    February 27 - Date USPS says my application was delivered
    March 12 - Date Breeze system shows my application "submitted"
    March 19 - Attempting to call CA BON to check status, automated response thing disconnects me instead of letting me hold
    March 23 - Attempt calling the board. Again auto disconnects when saying to hold
    March 24 - Call 10 times. Get passed the auto thing once and make it to being on hold. Someone picks up and it immediately disconnects
    March 26 - Successfully speak to a human! States they are working on January applications and to try calling back in 4 weeks.
    April 9 - Make several calls to BON, auto disconnects
    April 10 - Make several calls, speak to a human! "We are currently working on February applications, you application is considered March, please wait 4 - 6 weeks"

    (Panic mode ensues, lease ending on apartment, travel agency has a job lined up for me but can't submit me without a license)

    April 22 - Call BON, speak to woman who tells me transcripts on file, finger printing done, Nursys done, states she is going to see the status of issuing me a temporary license is, places me on hold incorrectly and phone starts to ring, some guy picks up. Explain I was on hold while status of temp license is being checked. Tells me he doesn't know anything about that. Give him all of my information again. States that they have not started on my application, they have not keyed in any of my information into their system, they have no transcripts on file. Explain to him that this is impossible as the previous person commented on the University I graduated from. States he doesn't know how she could've done that. States he is the supervisor and that my application has not been started at all so there's no way anyone could've been looking at my temp license status. I angrily hang up on him.

    I shouldn't have gotten so heated with the guy, but he was so certain that there was no way I spoke to anyone before him who said those things to me. So here I am indefinitely pending...

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    ronchelednik likes this.

    Quote from Argo
    what is your take home pay check going to be from your prn job for the same 36 hours for the week.

    If you are solely looking at the $20/hr then you are not doing your calculations correct.
    You're right! I did not enter in the total housing for the length of the contract correctly. I came up with $38.05/hr after fixing it in the PanTravelers calculator. This is in line with what I make PRN (39/hr)

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    Somehow the meals and incidentals didn't copy paste - Meals per diem per shift: $23.33 (70$/week). I work directly through my hospital PRN.

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    Hi, I am new to travel nursing and got my first offer through Aya. My recruiter sent me the pay breakdown and after calculating it out on PanTravelers I am almost offended. I have heard that Austin, Texas pays relatively low to the surrounding major cities but this is like a slap in the face. Is this really what Austin pays or are they low balling me?

    Specialty: ICU
    Shift: 3 12 hour
    Shift (times and any special conditions): 36 hours 19:00-07:00
    Relocation: $100.00
    Weekly Housing Stipend: $500.01
    Housing Stipend per shift: $166.67
    Taxable hourly wage: $20.00
    Total gross weekly pay for 36 hours $1,220.04

    Currently I work PRN in San Antonio and make 11$/hr MORE with shift differential included. The above offer was for nights as well and includes NO BENEFITS.

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    Which hospital is this and where can I sign up??

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    Here's some interesting articles about why all the applications are taking so long

    Major Delays for California RN Licenses • BluePipes Blog

    Shocking Results From California Nursing License Audit • BluePipes Blog

    I snail mailed everything at the end of February along with paper fingerprinting...hoping to have everything done before May, since I didn't renew my lease for my apartment under the assumption I'd easily be able to start travel nursing in California. Hopefully I won't end up a homeless before I get my license

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    That seems relatively low...I make 35$ /hr working PRN at one of the Methodist hospitals. The Pan Traveler calculator shows you would have a gross pay of 30.10$/hr.

    We have a traveler with Aya right now who told me his housing stipend is 2500, hourly is 25$. I don't know his per diem.

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    Cisl4him likes this.

    Ask a coworker that you were on good terms with for a reference.

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    At our facility we get the patient a PICC if we are going to start amioderone.

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    psalms017 likes this.

    I went through the residency program for Methodist in February. It runs from about 10-18ish weeks long depending on specialty. You go to class 8 hours a week where they tell you about how great methodist is and the thousands of policies and many other useless things. They also reteach many of the skills/patho that you may have forgotten while in nursing school and more advance stuff if you're going into critical care. I felt these lectures were the best and most useful.

    You work about 3 days a week to make up the other 32 hours to make a full 40 hour week. You'll have, in theory, one preceptor who will teach as much as you're willing to learn and ask about. This is your opportunity to ask every dumb question you have. Ask them anyway. Ask a lot of questions always about every single little thing. They expect you to take a full patient load when you're done, so do what you need to to get prepared.

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    tcvnurse likes this.

    I work in a cardiac ICU. All of our post-op CABGs have to maintain K's above 4.0. Our cardiothoracic surgeons find this to be most therapeutic. I don't have any sources to cite though.

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    That was very informative GrnTea, thank you for that.

    His Na had been 130 in the previous day's labs and I suspected the high rate of D5 1/2 he was given would worsen that. I don't believe the cancer played a role in his electrolyte imbalance, but I can see how certain cancers could do that. I'm not certain why his K was 5, it had been 4.4ish the day before. I have heard that the anesthesia medications can temporarily shut down the kidneys and it takes some time for them to get going, but I don't have have any sources on that.

    I also found this a nice read Diuretic-induced hyponatremia

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    Quote from mindlor
    I too am a brand new nurse. One other bit of friendly advice I will give, is leave your patients at the hospital and enjoy your time off You do not have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. When you give report to the nurse relieving you, thats it, your responsibility has ended......

    UO of only 30-40 mls per hour is borderline though.....
    Hah! The resource nurse already told me I need to get a life and quit worrying about work so much. I'm not quite at the point where I can accept that I've done the best I can and enjoy my time off...


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