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PacoUSA, BSN, RN 31,706 Views

Joined Mar 25, '09. Posts: 3,496 (33% Liked) Likes: 3,318

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  • May 18

    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".

  • May 16

    sounds like someone had a few too many select all that apply questions on their nclex

  • May 15

    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).

  • Mar 29

    I didn't even start nursing school till I was 45. Went to ICU age 55.

  • Mar 29

    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.

  • Mar 26

    In my experience, it seems that men are offered management jobs sooner in their professional career than women.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from amoLucia
    For ANY OTHER post, I'd make a crack about parabens. But this child's situation is too sad to make such a comment.

    I'll do it. Something something parabens. Thats probably the real reason her surgery went so wrong.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    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.
    Geez that was overkill. You do not have to be proud of your job in order to be a good nurse. Some people find a better fit outside of LTC. I think shame on you for telling her she doesn't belong in the nursing profession. She has the right to her opinion as you do yours, and she shouldn't be shamed for harmlessly stating she'd rather work elsewhere. Chill out.

  • Mar 22

    Sounds good. If you don't have NIH stroke scale certification (free online) get that too. It will most likely be required.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from Janey496
    Didnt see it. Oh well, now theres two
    Yeah, well, this means war. My post is better, Janey!

  • Mar 21

    Quote from Paco69
    The better question is: Why am I still subscribed to this thread???

  • Feb 21

    Quote from PacoUSA
    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.
    Congratulations! that's so awesome to hear, paco.

  • Jan 18

    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.

  • Oct 31 '15

    Quote from mwall84
    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.
    I work with AMN and have no complaints thus far. I think it depends on your recruiter and your relationship with them. There's going to be positives and negatives about every company.

  • Sep 20 '15

    Quote from brsmith3068
    Please explain...
    BSN is an abbreviation for Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This is a degree awarded to a person who completes a specific course of education or schooling.

    RN is an abbreviation for Registered Nurse. This is a license granted to a person who passes an examination. In the United states that examination is called the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).