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    Hello all.
    I'm curious to know what Assessment Nurses make when they do Home Health Intake visits. Do you get paid by the job? by the day? or hourly?

    Also, how do long do the visits run for typically? I live in NJ, and am looking into this as a per diem job. Thank you.

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    I am at a crossroads, and want to shift from Critical Care Nursing to Hospice Nursing. Anyone have any advice on how to handle this well, esp. during job interviews? I work per diem, and would like to continue working per diem due to my little children.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    I've never checked in Agency nursing before, and I'm curious as to how it is. I live in Morris County, and around us is Morristown Memorial Hospital, St. Clare's Hospital, St. Barnabas, Overlook, Hackettstown, and Newton Hospital. I'm not sure where to even start looking for a reputable Nurse staffing agency online, as there are many, many that are not local. Any help or advice is highly appreciated. Thanks!

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    I'm a Per diem nurse, and considering working for an agency. However, the more I search, the more I find them all over the country, and barely any locally. How does this work? I would like to work locally, within the Morris County region, and per diem hours. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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    I had recently gone to an open interview, hoping to get into a better hospital. I have 4 years experience, total, was out 4 years to raise my little kids, and have been back to nursing, per diem for the past year.

    It's rough out there! There were so many candidates in the auditorium. I work in Progressive Care now, with cardiac focus. I'm not in love with it, and wish I could move to another unit. Anyway, this interview was a rude awakening. It seems it's not enough to just have an RN at the end of your name anymore. They wanted to know if I was certified in oncology, or med-surg.

    I am back in school online with a BSN degree as the main goal. Looks like after this, I'll need to certify myself somewhere. But from what I have seen, I can't even get into oncology if I wasn't certified. But get this, I can't get into the certification program unless I have oncology experience. So, I need a key to get in, but the key in inside?

    Has anyone experienced anything like this?

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    So, here's the scoop. Been back to work per diem in a PCU unit. Not crazy about it (cardiac), and after a year and a half of working here, I decided that cardiac is just not for me.

    open house interview at a hospital, a little farther from home, but I worked there before I took time off to raise my kids for 4 years. Now, I applied and did an open interview with them. I really want to go to oncology or palliative care. i am told that to be even considered for the position, I need to be certified in Oncology. Okay...bummer. Likely not to get the job.

    I go home, I research how to get certified. Here's the kicker.... you need Oncology experience for at least a year with 1000 hours of onco nursing practice.

    So, basically, it means that I need a "key" to get in, but the only way to get THE KEY is if you're already inside? This is just insane!

    Any advice out there on how I can get this process going? Thanks!