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  • Oct 15

    Usually, when your manager offers you an option to transfer, it means you should transfer.

  • Oct 15

    For all those who say public health or community health is useless - read the All Nurses article: Public Health Nursing - A Critical Speciality.

  • Oct 11

    Quote from TrashPanda
    if they do not have their BSN completed by 0000 on 1/1/18, they no longer have a job as a nurse in that hospital. Many are now pushing for MSN.
    I seriously doubt "many" hospitals are pushing for their bedside RNs to be prepared at the Masters level of education.

  • Oct 9

    Agree with APRNKate - way too soon to leave a job.

    What don't you like? LTC is similar to primary care - maybe change your mindset?

    Leaving a job so quickly unless there are concrete reasons like they aren't paying you, might not be wise, especially since you are going to have to keep this job on your resume.

  • Oct 7

    OP has 7 years experience...isn't a new grad. One CAN live in LA on those wages, but they aren't going to be living a glamorous life. Average person has a car payment and combine that with easily 1800 to 2k rent that eats up most of one biweekly check. I DID live in southern California and for the cost of living, it was very hard. I did also have a one income household due to an ill husband and am quite aware my situation is not the average. Most people fall somewhere in the middle.

    Yes you can live in LA on 50$ an hour, but no you aren't going to be "rolling in dough."

  • Sep 28

    There is a lot of competition in the travel world right now. All the desirable positions are getting lots of submissions. If you don't have lots of experience and all the desired certs it's going to be hard to get the best contracts. I'm seeing some positions with over 60 travelers submitting for that one spot.

  • Sep 28

    I would recommend Atlas or Fastaff, people seem to be very happy with them. Definitely stay away from AMN and Trustaff. Trustaff has a really bad history. You can read about it here Trustaff Profile

  • Sep 27

    Hi everyone,

    I'm graduating in December with my BSN degree. I have nearly 9 years of experience as an EMT-CC (I'm from New York, so this is pretty much paramedic level with IV experience, EKG, intubation, etc). I'm looking to move to the NOVA area, DC, Baltimore, or even Virginia Beach areas. Does anybody have any input on job salaries vs. cost of living, which hospitals to consider, etc? I'm hoping to do emergency department, or even critical care/ICU nursing with my background. Also, does anybody think my EMT-CC experience will help me with my job application/salary?

    I'm been pursuing these threads trying to get a handle on whether or not the new nurse grad salary is worth it in some areas with cost of living and nothing is really updated.

    Thanks!

  • Sep 26

    I would pick the one where you have the most interest in the patient population. Are you interested in patients who have had surgery, or patients with infections, etc?

  • Sep 26
  • Sep 24

    Quote from Wolf at the Door
    Now that I am working nights again. I can say for sure I would rather be going in at 10pm and getting off at 6am. I am only putting my time in until I get moved up to days.
    I love this shift because it allows me some travel time to get to a 7 - 3 shift without being too late. Or better yet, I can miss some traffic on the way home.

  • Sep 20

    There are situations in which I can imagine signing a DNR tomorrow. I am 33 but have been ill for 15 years, diagnosed with a large brain tumor on the eve of my 18th birthday. My biggest fear when I had my brain surgery was not dying but suffering a complication that left me unable to be a normal college student again. I was clear with my mother then, at 19, that there were to be no trachs or feeding tubes if anything went wrong. A few years ago my Neuro-Oncologist pointed out that I was "pretty lucky" that my surgeon hadn't made any errors since my resection was so close to my right MCA. A couple years ago, a routine MRI noted a new lesion on my left side, millimeters from my left MCA. I had extensive testing prior to having brain surgery 14 years ago that concluded that my verbal memory is controlled by the left side of my brain. I would be VERY hesitant to have surgery on the left side of my brain, were it ever to be recommended. (It hasn't been as right now this lesion isn't causing me any symptoms and it was a little smaller on my last MRI, leading my Neuro-Oncologist to conclude that it may be the evolution of some kind of process that we would have never known about if I weren't someone having regular MRIs anyway.) But when this lesion was first found, I did start to think about what situations I would want to live under, what I would treat and what I wouldn't, etc.

  • Sep 19

    Quote from ChrissyCasualty
    The part I'm stuck on is where you stated that you saw he was slipping out of bed, went and got two people, came back and he was on the floor.

    Yea...your director made a dick move. But did you really leave a confused and combative patient with restraint orders by themselves?!
    Read her reason why. She feared for her safety, which is why she got help.

  • Sep 19

    Personally, I would have handled it by reporting the actions of your nursing director to the BON as they were pretty clearly negligent, but then again I'm a trouble maker.

  • Sep 19

    Your director is your textbook A-hole. She let the restraints loose. She then proceeded to leave the pt unattended, knowing full well that he was a danger to himself and others. Then had the audacity to tell you that you should get a sitter for him if restraints cannot be used. If anything happened to him during that time he was unattended, she would've just blamed you.


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