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  1. Shift differentials?
    Three months was the norm in the hospitality industry, where I worked before healthcare. Not ideal, but if you need coverage, you can always choose to pay COBRA rates for the interim period. I...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. New grad at a non-skilled nursing facility?
    Um... to be blunt, it wouldn't even be a question for me. If I were in a position where I needed to borrow money for rent, I would take any job I could get to put food on the table for me and my...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Shift differentials?
    Wow! 35% on nights??? That would be amazing! I hear Orlando pay is a little higher than the rest of the state, though... I have a couple of friends who have transplanted there in the last few...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    I love this topic!!! I just had to meet with not one, but two managers of a unit I floated to after working a 12 hour shift, to answer about a patient complaint regarding my nursing the night...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Shift differentials?
    My husband and I (both RN's) are planning a move to Florida, specifically the Sarasota area in the next 6 months or so. I hear all the time about how FL nurses don't make that much money, but...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  6. Sleep deprived due to nightshift
    Like some of you above, I am naturally "programmed" for nights as well. Prior to starting nights, I was never a "good sleeper" I would take hours to fall asleep at night, and then never feel rested...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How do you reward yourself after a tough shift?
    It's probably already been said, but I had to place my vote for a hot bath... just thinking about it now makes me want to have one when I get home from this shift, not that it's been a difficult one...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would phlebotomy skill be helpful to get a job as an RN?
    Yes. Go for it. Even if some hospitals don't have RN's drawing labs, some do, and all that I know of consider IV starts a nursing responsibility. If you are competent at drawing blood, starting an...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ED RN possibly relocating to Hudson Valley area
    Hi there! I live in the Albany area, so I can break down those hospitals' ED's for you: -Albany Medical Center is a level one trauma center. Very busy, lots of transfers in and holds. Doesn't...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  10. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    I never had much anxiety, but then I am not an anxious person in general. My husband, however is, and he said it took him about a year to not have the anxiety. He also said it really went away once...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. How do you deal with these types of patients?
    I am so glad to be out of the ER, because I think this type of patient made up 50% or more of our patient and family member mix. And maybe it is un "nurse-like" but as another poster stated, no...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Tampa General...any thoughts
    For those of you working directly for baycare, do they contract people year-round, or just for "the season"? Just curious for my own personal reasons, not trying to hijack the thread...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Best job for new grad?
    Where you decide you want to specialize is a very complex decision, and not one that needs to be made right at graduation time. If NICU intrigues you, by all means apply there, but as someone...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Night shift better for shy personalities?
    I too am an introvert, and I definitely prefer night shift, to the point where I would not consider working days, even if it paid more (which it doesn't :sarcastic:) That said, there are still going...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Realistic take home
    Where in south FL is this? I don't need hospital names, but city if you don't mind would be nice... also what unit do you work?
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Curious about Exit interviews
    I am about to resign from my first nursing position on Monday, and am curious about what goes on in these exit interviews that I hear about. Are they mandatory? Who usually conducts them? What...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. 1 month after interview and still nothing?
    I could have written your post! I applied for a position at a local hospital, got the HR interview within days, and then... nothing. I'm beginning to wonder is there something wrong with me? Is it...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. How to Survive (and Thrive) in Nursing School
    I know plenty of nurses who completed nursing school in their forties (my husband included). Don't let your age be a stumbling block. As far as BLS, I took the course for about $50 at a local...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Wow! I work in NY where we are trying to get state-mandated ratios. I work ER, where our typical ratio is 4:1 regardless of acuity, but 7 or 8:1 is not unusual. On the med-surg (including...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Shift Work is Taking a Toll
    I have to disagree with those who have stated that 8's or days may be better for you. I myself have worked 12-hour nights for years, and love it, I feel way better than when I worked 8 hour day...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. VA Hiring Process
    I have a question about the application process for any of you who have been through it... I put my application in over a month ago, and an email to the nurse recruiter just got me a standard reply...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything!
    Hi All! I just wanted to congratulate the OP on finishing her MSN in education at WGU. I myself am almost finished with my BSN, just waiting for my test date for my microbiology exam. I am also...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Ever Think Nursing Might Not Be Enough?
    Here's how I see it: NP is 3+ years more of school for not that much more pay MD is lots more school for maybe a lot more pay, but also more loans and way more malpractice! PA is also3+ more years...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Night Shift or Evening Shift
    I :redbeathe working nights. I would recommend the 11-7 with no hesitation. Having done both, the 3-11 means you are literally going to miss dinner with your loved ones every single night. 11-7,...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Hospitals Pay A Price For Nurses Strikes
    I wish I could hit the "Kudos" button hundred times!
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News