Wolf at the Door, BSN, RN Pro 15,859 Views
Joined Jan 29, '12.
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See page five of the thread. Then look at links I provided.
$38/hr is not common base pay in DFW for a three year nurse. More like low $20s to just over $30. UTSW may pay better, not sure, but you would not get anywhere near that anywhere else really.
There was a travel nurse on TV last year that bought a tiny home to move around the USA. It was on HGTV. Try to catch the episode to give you all insight on the pros and cons and what to consider when purchasing such home. You possible could look her up on the internet. google search tiny home "travel nurse tiny home hgtv". Moving the home was very costly.
Plus you avoid family dynamics, hall buddies not wanting to help, being tripled in the ICU, constant favoritism assignments, I can go on and on.
Why would you choose OR?
What is your speciality? ICU, OR, Cath lab or L&D i so, you got royally screwed. If it was Med surg, dialysis, rehab, or home health you did probably slightly below average.
STAY AT YOUR STAFF JOB. The industry has turned for the worst especially for ICU RN's. The pay is not good at all if you are currently benefited making 42 an hour. Keep that job. When traveling as an ICU RN you are looked upon as the you can do it all nurse. Meaning you are Step down, tele, med surg, then ICU last.
I should have a new staff job by next week.
Wait until the market changes.
I know I am going to get attacked by the OR twins...in 3.2.1
Jeez I got a watch and a printer.
^Dude, I misread the post.
better know your lethal rhythms. chest pain management. st elevation management. what orders to expect for afib rvr. Rapid sequence intubation. cardioversion remember to place defib in synch.
Ha ha ha!!!! Reading is fundamental!!!
Having been trained on both machines. The Next Stage is easier and less involved. Prismaflex is way more manual labor due to the lack of waste line. Who wants to dump a heavy bag every hour or whenever it fills up. That sucks royally. Prismaflex is used more in CVICU's.
I'm certain that crap doesn't require a sedative and a spit hood.
I tell my friends about it, but I get the same response that they are afraid of being killed or raped so they continue to work in the super stressful hospital settings and make 65-70k like I did when they could make much more with so much less stress overall. Just my 2 cents...
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