Latest Comments by PacoUSA

Latest Comments by PacoUSA

PacoUSA, BSN, RN (29,523 Views)

Joined Mar 25, '09. Posts: 3,475 (33% Liked) Likes: 3,289

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    At Columbia, I would float to a med surg unit and the minimum blank spaces on their breakdown sheets were for 6 patients each. Unsafe.

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    Soliloquy likes this.

    Quote from Soliloquy
    Hey Everyone!

    I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm finally making a transition to NICU!!!! I'm going to be working with babies I'm so happy. While traveling, I worked in surgical oncology all the way to neuro telemetry and while I loved travelling, I was not happy with my specialties. I'm so happy to be transitioning now. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
    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.

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    ICUman likes this.

    I'm at a small hospital in Florida right now, counting the time I have remaining on this contract, which now stands at 9 weeks. I knew what I was getting into when I pursued a contract here, I just wanted to be closer to home for the winter while not enduring snow. It's everything as bad as I've heard and the pay is certainly lousy. I live for days off, keeps me sane. This is my first and certainly now my last contract in Florida. Thank God I didn't pay for the license!

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    Always being assured you will have someone to help put in a Foley in a female (even though you can certainly handle doing this yourself but you know you will always need a chaperone).

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    Quote from NedRN
    There are train options to Boston. Any weather issues in the NYC area will affect flying to California as well.

    It can be hard landing a staff position in California without having traveled to a facility who then extends an offer.
    I was at Stanford this past fall, and was definitely offered to stay on as perm. I would have grabbed that opportunity if I didn't have family ties in the East ... [emoji22] ... I really enjoyed it there.

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    Quote from NedRN
    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.
    Sounds good to me!

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    Is this even possible? Wondering if any RNs do this as in coming home on days off after a string of shifts.

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    Quote from thekidisback
    I don't understand why these hospitals would rather have an inexperience new grad BSN over a nurse with years experience who is about to have their BSN?
    I think it might be the notion of avoiding the breaking of bad habits and they probably think it's easier to train a fresh new grad as opposed to someone with habits of another unit. Not that I agree, especially since I intend on going to ER next year from MS Tele.

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    poppycat, NurseEmmy, Laughter116, and 1 other like this.

    I agree with the other commentators above. How do you know the mother was not mixing a shot of tequila into the feed when she prepares it? Just wondering. I would not sign off on giving anything to a patient that I did not have complete chain of custody from original opening to administration.

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    Taking home double at Stanford what I took home at my first hospital. My expenses are the same, especially when I pared down housing. Saving lots of money and have plenty to spare for days off. And I'm with AMN. Not complaining.

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    I have a great recruiter @ AMN and have been with her for an entire year. Anyone bashing this company just didn't have the right recruiter or just believe the hype of others.

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    ICUman likes this.

    I'm there right now. I LOVE it! I extended a bit but I'll be leaving at the end of the year regretfully because I need to go back home. I would stay if I could. Yes, it can be pricey but if you look hard enough you will find something reasonably priced. Stanford is worth it!

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    LadyFree28, ICUman, and dinah77 like this.

    There are no do-overs in nursing school. You will not be allowed to take med-surg or pediatrics over and over until you get an A. You only take it once and you're expected to get above a C to pass, and some schools require a minimum of a B- ... my point is: if you're having this much trouble with prereqs, how are you going to survive nursing school, which is much harder. Then there's NCLEX ... sorry, I'm just being a realist here. I admire your perseverance, but do be prepared for what's ahead. Find out why you're really struggling academically.

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    If you're in NYC, I know Mount Sinai offers a critical care course, non-Mount Sinai nurses pay more to take it, I think its $500.


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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Ya, but you were asking for it....................
    Nah, not ever, not me. According to others.


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