TigerBlood01 2,599 Views
Joined Oct 9, '09.
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I just got word yesterday that I was selected as a new grad in the Med-surg, and will be leaving for COT on Oct. 17. and then for NTP on Nov. 28-Feb. 15, and then stationed in Lackland, TX.
Who else out there got selected for Oct. COT?
PEOPLE, avoid agencies as much as possible!
Put'em out of business!
TigerBlood1....please tell me you're not Charlie Sheen - LOL
A govt position is a big enough warning.....
I almost took a pain management job as my first NP job, but decided against it while waiting to interview with the doc. He was late to the office due to being in the OR. I sat in the waiting room with the other patients (who were all angry that he was late) and heard all the gossip about the previous NP. After hearing all the office and patient drama in the waiting room I was like "NO WAY is this job for me!"
UPDATE: I packed up the car, the kids, and the dog and we left for Michigan june 23rd. While on the road between Michigan and Florida I was called by St Johns and St Mary's/ I set up interviews at both and was offerred both jobs. I also interviewed with Henry Ford the following week and was offered that job also! I ended up accepting the job at St Mary's because of the hours and location. I really wanted to work in Novi at Providence...but the offer was for nights and that doesnt work for me. The Henry Ford job was for urgent care 5 - 10 pm...weird hours but job sounded interesting. I have already gone through orientation and started with my preceptor at St Marys.....not bad for landing here 3 weeks ago with no job! We love Northville and the girls have already made friends. Thanks EVERYONE for their input and advice.:heartbeat
I've spent the past year traveling the country as a contract provider. The pros for me have been the flexibility(!!), my ability to write my own ticket so to speak (lots of room for negotiating fees for services), and the autonomy. By far, the biggest con has been filing taxes as an 1099 employee. You have to keep track of EVERY expense that is work-related and if you are not organized and do not have an awesome accountant, you risk forking out a ton of dough or, even worse, being audited. I learned the hard way and subsequently became incorporated (set up an LLC) to avoid the self-employment tax and that did alleviate the amount I owed for the next tax period.
In my experience, the clients I worked with would provide malpractice coverage and state licensure/DEA fees. Not having benefits wasn't a huge deal because I was able to find some affordable medical/dental plans online. I made a boatload more as an independent contractor, which helped make up for it.
Hope this helped.
P.S. Based on your username, it looks as though you're a fellow Gator!
I put students out of my lectures when they distracted me and other students by chatting. They got one warning then boom...out they went.
Man's disrespect for his fellow man knows no bounds. Nor does foolishness and immaturity.
The OP strikes me as manipulative.
The OP starts by winding everybody up... and then tries to come across as misunderstood... then very apologetic.
It's like playing "rollercoaster" with people's emotions.
I think the OP is enjoying watching people switch from one track to the other... as the OP dictates.
I trust no one so swings so far from one end of the spectrum to the other... and so quickly.
I have a degree in management and tons of management experience, as soon as possible it is my goal to become a nurse manager and guess what, It is going to my mission in life to bring customer service back to nursing care. Remember the customer? Yes, the one in the bed, yes, thats right, the patient.
Meriwhen, my psych clinical instructor had the perfect solution to inappropriate dress. She warned us at the beginning of the semester that she kept a big baggy ugly but professional outfit in her trunk. If we showed up dressed inappropriately, we had two options...change into the ugly suit, or go home and be marked as a no call no show. The first time a girl wore culottes and we saw the ugly suit was also the last time we messed with the dress code! She was an awesome instructor!
I personally, don't see the salaries as a tragedy....then again, it depends on what part of the country you live in.
Folks, get out a calculator and DO THE MATH!
Around here, a new grad nurse gets paid about $18 an hour....AT MOST....that is without shift diffrential....2 weeks paid vacation a year...that is 12 months of employment...$37,440 a year....and that is IF you work 40 hours a week...at my hospital, we only work 3, 12-hour shifts....so my salary is even less....a little over $33K...this is for a new grad RN.
How much vacation time do you get????
What kind of benefits do you get?
Do you get a pension where you work that INCLUDES health insurance and all the other perks that state retirement offers, which is usually only 20 years in most states?
Do you get your full summers off at work? So you get every weekend, Thanksgiving, Fall Break, Spring Break, Most of Christmas, etc...off where you work at the hospital????
Take the above salary of $40K....that is for NINE months.
If you factored that in what you make per month, that is $4,440 a month...that is more like $53K a year with all of the benefits of STATE employment.
You can never, ever just look at the salary for any job, you have to look at the benefits that come up with it.
You have to look at the ENTIRE picture.
Also...why is their a nursing faculty shortage when so many post in the faculty forum that nursing education is HARD to break into???????
The instructors at my school only actually lectured about 6 hours a week....and did clinicals about 20 hours a week...that leaves 14 hours each work week for planning, preparing lecture (which they pulled from the PP that came with the book 99% of the time), meeting with students, etc.
Did I mention we didn't even have class on Fridays?
Yup...a deal I would take hands down.
I've learned to look at it as a type of mission work.
Title says it all . Second semester baby nurse in clinicals at a major hospital.
Patients = Awesome
Most Nurses = Very sweet and helpful
Some nurses are rude, terse, horrible with patients, horrible with students and horrible with each other.
To those nurses I say this, please retire.
Its only a matter of time before management figures out they can live without you and hire some very hungry and very competent new grads that want to be there to fill your dusty shoes....
sadly the vast majority of the time these happen to also be charge nurses....in charge of what? Misery?
Classroom incivility is rampant, and I'm not sure if my instructors didn't notice or didn't care. It mainly affects other students, especially if they have a seat at the back of the room, where the distractions in front of them are too numerous to overcome. The main culprit in my classes was technology. I began sitting at the front because the distractions from other students who were texting, playing computer games, answering personal emails (rapid click, click, click of keyboards that weren't associated with note-taking), Facebooking, or IMing each other were irritating to me.
Sometimes, I think instructors could ban computers in the classroom all together. I rarely used mine except on test days, and my grades did not suffer by using hand-written notes. Is it a coincidence that the top students in my class did not use technology inappropriately in class?
It's a sad and indisputable fact that our society is becoming increasingly rude and narcissistic. The emphasis now is on an individual's "rights," but not taking personal responsibility or accepting the consequences for one's actions and decisions. (Witness the sad behavior of some elected officials.) The vast majority of nursing students are professional, earnest, ethical, and carefully follow the policies of the nursing program. That said, there is a tiny minority of students whose behavior can be quite distressful for educators.
Examples of incivility can be:
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