rnccf2007 4,843 Views
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Not sure if it was just because of your age. That aside, in my opinion, the most dangerous nurse is one who thinks they know everything. What is even scarier is a nursing student who thinks the same.
Not the ATC in my area. Found out that the ATC franchise in my area has been undercutting me by $5.00 an hour compared to nurses from three other agencies that are working at the same hospital. DONE, after almost five years of loyalty to them.
HUC=Healthcare Unit Coordinator
Not in the area where I come from.
Thank you so much for your input. I have already started planning my route...and love your rule of thumb r/t overpacking. And LOL, not paranoid, but since I am driving such a long distance on my own I purchased a GPS, car charger for cell phone, stun gun, and pepper spray.
I have been an RN for 10 years. In the past four years, I have been an agency nurse (local 15-60 miles); so I am used to going to different hospitals and learning their computer systems, protocols, and just fitting in, etc. So I have decided to take the plunge and start traveling.
My first assignment is going to be in Reno, NV; which is approximately 2,300 miles from my home in Ohio. I'm excited...LOL but also terrified. What scares me the most is that I have tentatively decided to drive my car to the assignment, instead of leaving on a jet plane.
Babbling here, but I would like to get any input from experienced travelers about traveling cross country.
I prefer 12 hour shifts, may be because that is all I have worked since I have been an RN. About a year ago, I took a position with four 8-hour shifts and hated it. And also depends on the facility you work at. At some healthcare facilities you have the same patients for the entire 12-hours. However, if you work at a facility who has both 8 and 12 hour shifts, expect to be moved after your 8 hours (if working a 12).
*****, 52 years-old. I will have to work until the day I die, if God willing.
Worked 4 12s in a row. Had two days off, but asked to come in for an extra shift on day one off. Was willing to do it, but I was so tired I didn't think that I could be a safe nurse for my patients.
Back in the day (way back) this was standard practice when I was an STNA in LTC. However, I have been an RN for 10 years in hospitals. We are NOT allowed to do this r/t to risk of bowel perforation and only a physician can do this...order or not (just remember a doctor's order will not mean JS if you find yourself in front of the BON). But then again, depends on where you work.
Has anyone ever had to submit reference checks to a prospective employer using skillsurvey?
Why I stopped posting on this site.
I sure felt the same way. The NCLEX is a different breed of animal in test taking. AFTER you graduate, get a few reputable books on taking the NCLEX and take as many tests as you can, or take an NCLEX review class...many are very expensive. I opted to self study. Since you are in your senior year, there is enough anxiety. Concentrate on your classes right now.
Would like to read these articles. Please post.
Sad. Read about this in my local newspaper. I graduated from Youngstown College of Business and Professional Drafting (now ITT) in 1984 when I was 19 years old. Even back then they were "shady." Found this out related to misquoted tuition amounts. I am surprised that ITT has lasted so long. To all nursing students...please only apply to a reputable community college or university.
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