mercedesbattista 1,701 Views
Joined: Jan 29, '09;
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6 year(s) of experience
ICU, Heart/Lung transplant
I wouldn't know what the highest has been for my unit. The hospital I just started working at is still paper charting & the insulin protocol is confusing. Most of the time I have the pump programmed incorrectly!
Most of the companies that offer these travel positions do offer health insurance. However, no other benefits like vacation & 401k.
Why not JU or UNF?
I want to move out of the state of Florida to California. I have my resume ob Monster & CareerBuilder. I get lots of phone calls from nurse travel companies that only have 13 week assignments. I need a stable, permanent job that will pay for relocation & benefits. Seems like unless I want to work in Savannah, Ga or some other state that I would never live in, relocation & permanent work isn't going to happen. Why have so many travel positions if nurses are needed this bad?
I didn't go to mine. Our pins coated $60! I just wanted my papers so I can take the boards & get a job! I don't think you'll regret it. Ive been a nurse for 2yrs & I don't ever hear anyone talking about their previous pinning ceremony.
I live in a conservative state so I get comments all the time about politics. We have TV's in patient rooms & it's always Fox news on. I ignore the comments patients & families make as Fox news commentary goes on. I didn't get a 4yr degree to discuss politics. I usually try to change the subject.
Wow, that's crazy but I can see my hospital doing sone crap like that!
It's not expensive to live in Jacksonville but according to these posts. Im living in the wrong city myself. My hosp is one of the top paying.
I took the 2 week course in class. I learn better in classroom. The. I studied about 5hrs a day. About 1-2hrs at a time.
I graduated last year. Took Kaplan a week after graduation. Took the NCLEX 3 weeks after that & passed. It's well worth it but you have to put in the time to study. The Kaplan is all about how to answer the questions not just content. When I took Kaplan, they said if you fail, they will give you a refund.
I'm a new nurse with a BSN. Specialty hospital in Jacksonville, FLa.
My base pay is 23.59/hr with me working nights & weekends comes to about $29/hr.
Be confident in everything you do. I'm 35 but people say I look early 20's. It's. Kind o a disadvantage looking young because I don't think I get the respect that I would if patients & family new I was really 35. I'm constantly having to prove myself & demand respect. After having the same patient for a couple days, they realize that I do know what I'm doing & it's all good.
My hospital is all about customer service. And screw how many patients we have, dressing changes, meds & what education we have to do. It's all about customer service. My patients constantly call out for water, ice, coffee, they dropped the remote control, & the pillow needs to be fluffed & buffed. We do alot of education & dressing changes on our floor, its hard to do that when I keep gettin calls from the front desk that my patient is calling & I go runninng in & they want the head of the bed up.
I graduated July 31st & took Kaplan a few days later. I took the 2 week Kaplan course & studied while waiting on my auth to test letter which took almost a month to come. I did all my qbank questions & question trainers for Kaplan. The class part of Kaplan helped me alot because they go into dept about what to look out for on the NCLEX. I also studied a review book by Mary Ann Hogan. I only did about 200 questions a day & read over different diseases & lab values. I took the test this Mon. & found out today that I passed.
On the NCLEX I had tons of meds, especially about type 2 diabetic meds for some strange reason. 1 OB & 1 Peds, alot of who would you see first & about 8 SATA about what would you teach a patient about a certain procedure. I didn't have any math thank goodness!
Most of the questions I used the decision tree that I learned from Kaplan & could narrow it down to 2 choices then from there I just guessed. I will say that I over studied on diseases & lab values.
Good Luck to everyone who is going throught the process of trying to finish the grueling process of nursing school & studying for the NCLEX.:wink2:
I jsut finished OB & Peds so I know how it is to try & come up with some care plans for those babies.
How about altered family processes r/t hospitalized infant. If she's constantly at the hosp, then whose taking care of home?
Impetigo is contagious so thing of some interventions that teach the mom about prevention.
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