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  • Jul 20

    Quote from thesix
    Hi everyone,

    I will be starting my RN program in September and I am very excited to start! However, I was fired from a job (completely unrelated to nursing) a few weeks ago. The owner of the company has connections with doctors and said he will have me blacklisted to make sure I never get a job as a nurse. Is this even possible? I haven't even started my nursing journey yet.

    Thank you
    Hate that you got fired. I think I would have laughed in his face for sure. He is not going to dictate what a nurse manager does.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from Katya944
    Thank you for your response! So if I apply to California jobs with a New York address will they still consider me? Also I wouldn't mind working in a different type of facility such as doctors office or long term health facility. I just really want to move to California as a new grad if possible of course
    Bubble buster here. get a job where you can. slim pickenings in CA especially for out of state new grads. new grads leave to find work outside of CA. try washington state.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from Katya944
    Thank you for your response! So if I apply to California jobs with a New York address will they still consider me? Also I wouldn't mind working in a different type of facility such as doctors office or long term health facility. I just really want to move to California as a new grad if possible of course
    Bubble buster here. get a job where you can. slim pickenings in CA especially for out of state new grads. new grads leave to find work outside of CA. try washington state.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from Katya944
    Thank you for your response! So if I apply to California jobs with a New York address will they still consider me? Also I wouldn't mind working in a different type of facility such as doctors office or long term health facility. I just really want to move to California as a new grad if possible of course
    Bubble buster here. get a job where you can. slim pickenings in CA especially for out of state new grads. new grads leave to find work outside of CA. try washington state.

  • Jul 18

    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.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from jprn2018
    Why would you choose OR?
    Because OR nurses have an easier time finding a job either perm or travel. If you ever travel you will be paid, given max stipends, given the royal treatment for strike work etc. Just get yourself some CVOR along with general OR and you are set. I am currently experienced unemployed RN when 100+ applications in.

  • Jul 17

    Quote from paramedic-RN
    End up loving it?

    I'm strongly considering CRNA school for many reasons but primarily the salary. My opinion toward anesthesia right now is that it's not a passion or anything, I don't love it, I don't hate it, I'm very content/neutral toward it. This is holding back my decision to move forward because the schooling is so intense. Is there anyone that initially felt the same way as me but ended up falling in love with it? Anyone feel the same as me and regret pursuing CRNA?
    I think you would have a tough time trying to do a program that you have zero passion for. If you are highly motivated by money and if that is all the motivation you need go, for it. I am motivated by money but, can't do something I have zero passion for at this time.

  • Jul 17

    Quote from jprn2018
    Does it usually take an RN a few years to get into the trauma part of the ER? Do trauma ER nurses, or trauma icu nurses get more trauma experience?
    Yes, you should at least wait a 1.5-2 years before picking up shifts. Trauma ER is just trying to stabilizing the patient for OR. Then OR rushes the patient to ICU so that patient does not die in operating room, or the patient is actually ready to be sent to ICU.
    ICU gets more experience due to whatever was happening in trauma er (volume replacement & coding) continues on in trauma ICU and more lots more. Trauma ER stitches patients and a few other task that does not go on in trauma icu.

    I convinced allnurses to create a trauma speciality a few years back. There was a Trauma and Trauma ICU category if I remember right. I battled a few members over the need of the trauma category. I assume due to lack of traffic it failed and was removed. General specialities exist lol, oh well, I still think trauma is needed.

  • Jul 16

    Quote from SlimSaydee
    Congratulations to you ;0). I applied to CVTICU with Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU as a second choice. What FB groups have these type of updates?
    CSICU is a good floor to work on. They work very good with each other.

    Quote from AJ_RN0217
    Neuro ICU. I just got the call and email a few days ago, so they are probably still reaching out to candidates
    This floor is brutal. How the MD's run the unit is one thing that makes it difficult. Nobody is allowed to have a foley just senseless. Neuro docs do not ask for nurse input. Very different style that I did not like at all. I disliked working on this floor greatly.

  • Jul 16

    Quote from jprn2018
    Does it usually take an RN a few years to get into the trauma part of the ER? Do trauma ER nurses, or trauma icu nurses get more trauma experience?
    Yes, you should at least wait a 1.5-2 years before picking up shifts. Trauma ER is just trying to stabilizing the patient for OR. Then OR rushes the patient to ICU so that patient does not die in operating room, or the patient is actually ready to be sent to ICU.
    ICU gets more experience due to whatever was happening in trauma er (volume replacement & coding) continues on in trauma ICU and more lots more. Trauma ER stitches patients and a few other task that does not go on in trauma icu.

    I convinced allnurses to create a trauma speciality a few years back. There was a Trauma and Trauma ICU category if I remember right. I battled a few members over the need of the trauma category. I assume due to lack of traffic it failed and was removed. General specialities exist lol, oh well, I still think trauma is needed.

  • Jul 16

    Quote from j450n

    As others have alluded to, housing is crazy expensive around here and I didn't realize how far people are willing to commute to work until I moved here; some people I've talked to will drive as much as 2+ hours one way from the more "affordable" areas just to work in the Bay Area.
    I just could not imagine doing that. I would relocate my family to a more affordable place where I don't have to spend 12-16 hours commuting a week. UCSF is not paying you for travel time. They expect you to be on time every shift. Overall it just sounds strenuous and my time is important to me. Time is how you spend it and being in a car 12-16 hours a week I could be doing something a lot more productive than honking my horn, cursing and rocking out just to get me home. 12-16 hours I could be working an extra shift nearby, hobby time, working out, me time etc...

  • Jul 16

    Quote from jprn2018
    Does it usually take an RN a few years to get into the trauma part of the ER? Do trauma ER nurses, or trauma icu nurses get more trauma experience?
    Yes, you should at least wait a 1.5-2 years before picking up shifts. Trauma ER is just trying to stabilizing the patient for OR. Then OR rushes the patient to ICU so that patient does not die in operating room, or the patient is actually ready to be sent to ICU.
    ICU gets more experience due to whatever was happening in trauma er (volume replacement & coding) continues on in trauma ICU and more lots more. Trauma ER stitches patients and a few other task that does not go on in trauma icu.

    I convinced allnurses to create a trauma speciality a few years back. There was a Trauma and Trauma ICU category if I remember right. I battled a few members over the need of the trauma category. I assume due to lack of traffic it failed and was removed. General specialities exist lol, oh well, I still think trauma is needed.

  • Jul 16

    Quote from jprn2018
    Does it usually take an RN a few years to get into the trauma part of the ER? Do trauma ER nurses, or trauma icu nurses get more trauma experience?
    Yes, you should at least wait a 1.5-2 years before picking up shifts. Trauma ER is just trying to stabilizing the patient for OR. Then OR rushes the patient to ICU so that patient does not die in operating room, or the patient is actually ready to be sent to ICU.
    ICU gets more experience due to whatever was happening in trauma er (volume replacement & coding) continues on in trauma ICU and more lots more. Trauma ER stitches patients and a few other task that does not go on in trauma icu.

    I convinced allnurses to create a trauma speciality a few years back. There was a Trauma and Trauma ICU category if I remember right. I battled a few members over the need of the trauma category. I assume due to lack of traffic it failed and was removed. General specialities exist lol, oh well, I still think trauma is needed.

  • Jul 14

    Quote from Argo
    I haven't noticed a change. What happened? I am still circulating around the Bay Area and in my RV......
    Your Peri Op so things are still good for you. Contracts for ICU at places in the bay area have dropped into 1700-2000 gross instead of 2300-2600 just from last summer.

  • Jul 14

    Pass, that pay is disrespectful. 2400 you will be living with a total stranger in a shared space in San Diego.


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