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  1. BA NFS W/ Minor, Two Associate Degrees, Still Not an RN
    I had this problem. I had a BA from WSU and did not want to pay another 20-30k for a nursing degree. I also found that it would take me longer to get into a BSN program (second degree). I went to...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  2. Henry Ford Downtown Detroit Orientation
    Yes and Yes!
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  3. Tough decision and rough transition into healthcare industry
    I was hired as a nursing assistant after I was in nursing school, I did not have to get my CNA license. Some hospitals hire nursing students as PCTs (patient care techs) as well.
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  4. The Pay in Endoscopy Nursing - the range? Good start for the NP route?
    I think it really depends on where you are from. In some states low 20s is the norm. I work in a GI clinic inside a large hospital and I make the same as inpatient RNs (but our department fought to...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  5. Tough decision and rough transition into healthcare industry
    I think your plan sounds pretty feasible. Don't let anyone tell you its "impossible" to get a nursing job with "only an associates." My ADN class all had RN jobs shortly after graduation and a lot of...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  6. feeling burned out on bedside nursing
    I work Mon-Fri but some of the RNs I work with work 3 12s or 4 10's or part time.
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is your Facility 'forcing' you to get the Flu Vaccine?
    Last year we had the mask option, this year that is not a choice. Its flu shot or fired (unless you have a documented religious or medical reason with some long form to fill out). Its ridiculous.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. feeling burned out on bedside nursing
    I had the same issues as you about a year after becoming an RN on an acute surgical floor (same floor I worked on while a student). I recently left acute care and went to Endoscopy. I work mon-fri...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Correctional Nursing
    I graduated with 2 people (ADN) program who both got correctional positions with no experience. This was just over a year ago.
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  10. unsure what to do
    I was/am feeling the same way. I have been an RN on a surgical unit for just over a year (and an extern on the unit for a year before that). I am completely burnt out. I work 3 12's but my manager...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Patient assignments - Are nurses assigned to empty beds
    We have a pod set up, you get assigned 5 or 6 consecutive rooms (acuity doesn't matter but they will try to split up contact isolation and trach rooms). Sometimes empty beds are part of your 5 or 6...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Floating?
    Depends on your hospital's policy. Per my hospital you must be in float rotation after 90 days (post-orientation). If you refuse you get written up. Its not that bad once you get over the first time....
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Considering going into GI nursing
    I actually got offered the position today. It is admit/recovery and procedure (including inpatient and outpatient). It includes all procedures (ERCP, EUS, liver biopsy, manometry, etc). The way it...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  14. Internal transfer
    Has anyone transferred internally at their place of employment? I have worked on a surgical floor at a great hospital for 2 years (1 as a tech 1 as an RN). After 12 months in your current position...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Just had my first interview...
    I thinking asking for a tour or to shadow an RN would be appropriate but I would NOT ask to be a CNA on the floor. You are being offered an RN position and if you ask to work CNA duties it will look...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  16. Orientation
    Depends where you work at Henry Ford but on a med/surg type unit you get about 8 weeks orientation as a new grad. Pay starts at $25.31/hr plus shift differentials which I can never remember. I think...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  17. Considering going into GI nursing
    Hi there! I know this has problem been posted a million times and I have been reading a lot of the posts, but I just wanted to get some advice from RNs who went from floor med/surg nursing to...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  18. Soon to be new grad wanting to work @ Harborview.
    I am not a new grad but I am also looking to possibly relocate to Seattle. I have one year experience in med/surg (post-op unit) and an ADN. I applied at Harborview on Thursday last week (a general...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. Moving to Seattle alone?
    I am from Michigan and also contemplating a move out to Seattle. I fell in love with it the second I visited. I have a year of experience on a surgical floor. I was surprised that I received a call...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. Not sure what to do here... any advice??
    I actually work at Henry Ford Hospital (although not in neuro or ER) and as far as I know we are under a system wide hiring freeze for all external applicants. This was just announced a week or two...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  21. Question for Current Nurses!
    Everyone (except maybe 1 or 2 people) in my May 2011 ADN class had jobs within 6 months of graduation/NCLEX. I am in metro Detroit. I worked on my floor as a NA and then an Extern and was hired...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Are there any introverted/shy nurses that can give me some advice?
    I tend to be introverted and shy as well. When I started clinicals in nursing school I was TERRIFIED of pts. I remember having a classmate go with me to do my first assessment I was so scared. What...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Does the BSNs get paid more than ADNs hold true across the board mostly?
    I work in a large urban teaching hospital and BSN get paid exactly the same as me with my ADN. I think thats true for all hospitals in my area, or most of them at least.
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Call Off Policies?
    My job has a pretty liberal policy (they call it no-fault because for whatever the reason you are not penalized unless you go over the maximums). The rule is 3 in 30 days=write up on the 3rd. 4 in 90...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. potassium replacement protocol
    As part of our protocol we routinely give 40meq of K-lor at one time. I usually mix it with juice because it tastes awful, but I have never had a patient complain of gastric irritation (unless they...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion