CrazyGoonRN 8,961 Views
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Best places to work are in Nashville. The top ones in Nashville are Tristar Centennial, Vanderbilt, St Thomas West, and St Thomas Midtown. I do not recommend the hospital in Clarksville or in Hopkinsville, KY.
TN has a lower cost of living than many other parts of the country. New grads start at around $20/hr. Tristar Centennial is probably the highest paying and Vanderbilt is the lowest. Vanderbilt is a magnet facility and the only level 1 trama in the area. They don't have to pay much because of their reputation. A nurse in Nashville with 3 years experience might make around $25/hr base pay. It really just depends.
I believe the correct way to write it is "BSN, RN"
I have heard of that ratio at long term acute care facilities but never in an icu
I worked LTC/SNF for 3 years. When I started in med/Surg there were a lot of new things to learn, but I was no where as busy as I was at the LTC/SNF.
I can't understand why the physician had not looked at the chest tubes and noticed that the dressings needed to be changed. Everywhere I have worked the physician will look at the site when he/she makes rounds. Sounds like everyone involved from nursing, physician, bed management etc should be educated. Bed management should have never sent the patient to an ortho floor. I recently moved from an ortho/neuro floor to the MSICU and before the move I was clueless on the proper care of a chest tube. If it was bed managemets best option to send that pt there then priority should have been to move that pt to the proper floor when a bed became available. I also don't understand why the nursing staff did not advocate for themselves and let it be known to management that this pt needed to be transferred to the appropriate floor. Also, the nursing staff should have called the resp floor and asked for guidance in proper care of the chest tube/dressings. When I worked ortho/neuro other floors would sometimes call us when they had questions about things they do not see very often and we did.
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Littmann Cardiology III
I had a pt's daughter call late at night. She repeatedly dropped her phone and I listened to her shooing her dog away while she searched for the phone. She rambled on and on about how her mom loves it when people joke with her, therefore I as her nurse should "flick her in the nose" and joke around with her when speaking with her.
It was the strangest conversation I've ever had with a family member.
Here's my issue. I am transferring from one floor to another within my hospital. My last week on my current floor is this week and I start orientation on my new floor next week. However, I still do not have my schedule from my new Nurse Manager. I have no idea what days I am working when I get to the new floor. I have called, emailed and showed up at my new Nurse Manager's office, but she is never prepared to give me a schedule.
I don't know what to do. I need my schedule. Has anyone ever experienced a manager that is this unorganized?
Any advice on what else I can do?
I love starting IV's. It's my favorite
Centennial medical center is the highest paying hospital in Nashville. It is an HCA hospital. There are three HCA hospitals in Nashville (skyline MC , Southern Hills MC , and centennial ). Vanderbilt medical center is an excellent place to work and the only magnet hospital, level 1 trauma, but the pay is not as good. St. Thomas Midtown and St. Thomas West are also good places to work, but a friend of mine who works at one of those hospital said they have cut back their benefits. I have lived in Nashville area my entire life, and Vanderbilt and Centennial are the top two hospitals in the area.
My current job was offered to me at a RN Job fair. I had two interviews at the job fair and was offered the job on the spot.
I was an LPN before becoming an RN. It did help me a lot throughout the RN program. I also already had a Bachelors degree. I decided to go straight for my BSN but I didn't get into the program. That is why I chose the LPN route. After I became an LPN I just had to start applying to LPN-RN programs and find a job as an LPN. I got into a LPN-BSN program and was able to work PRN as an LPN throughout the entire program.
Large hospital in Nashville, TN I make 24.22/hr base pay. That pay is for 2 years of experience.
I have a Bachelors in Political Science. Then I went back and got my BSN. The things I learned in the extra classes that a BSN provides (verses ADN) does not compare to what I learned while obtaining my Political Science degree. They are two separate subjects. The things I learned were vastly different in each degree.
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