PacoUSA, BSN, RN 31,706 Views
Joined Mar 25, '09.
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Thanks Pacu, I've just posted this in a new thread, but I certainly appreciate your advice. I'm hopeful that I someday get to that point where I'm confident and that "I do get it".
sounds like someone had a few too many select all that apply questions on their nclex
To be good at nursing role in clinic, one needs to have bedside experience, IMHO. Maybe not long years of it, but it is still necessary.
Where I live, options include home care and chronic dialysis (may be place dependent, but at least Davita takes new grads without experience in Midwest - strictly for outpatient, though) and some mental/behavioral health. Another way is to go straight to Masters' for NP or education (last one is more complicated for first job search).
I didn't even start nursing school till I was 45. Went to ICU age 55.
LTC is turning into acute care. Unfortunately, the patient: nurse ratios do not reflect that change. I don't blame any nurse who wants to avoid that.
In my experience, it seems that men are offered management jobs sooner in their professional career than women.
For ANY OTHER post, I'd make a crack about parabens. But this child's situation is too sad to make such a comment.
And please DO NOT EVER apply to where I work or may have family or , actually ANYWHERE in nursing. I think you would be better off filing papers somewhere.
Sounds good. If you don't have NIH stroke scale certification (free online) get that too. It will most likely be required.
Didnt see it. Oh well, now theres two
The better question is: Why am I still subscribed to this thread???
So awesome to hear! Glad to hear you're finding your niche. I'm transitioning to ER this fall. Like you, I love travel nursing but can't continue in tele anymore.
There are a number of nurses who do commute from out of state, but I've never heard of one from so far away. You are talking about more than 6 hours each way including ground transport. Why not consider Boston instead? Roughly the same pay as San Francisco and the commute options a lot more palatable.
I work with Steve Kreutzer at ADEX travel nursing.. He is a good guy to work with. ADEX pays better than a lot of other companies. STAY AWAY from AMN. Aureus has mixed reviews. Shop around, but remember a lot of recruiters will lie to you. Thats why I stay with Steve.
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