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  1. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    I understand and respect your opinion. I feel as though I cover my bases under these circumstances. I also invest in the maximum malpractice insurance. Thank you and be well.
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    Well, miam, a lot of nurses, travelers or otherwise, I have spoken with do not feel that a full assessment is necessary under the circumstances. Therefore, I was simply wondering what other nurses...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    Thank you for your helpful response, RNewbie.
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    Actually, no, NedRN, I haven't been "dinged" by anyone. I was simply curious. I learned that people default to facility policy. That may seem like common sense to you, but, to me, it wasn't....
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    Just curious, NedRN. The tone of your response speaks volumes.
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. 4-hour Floating and Assessments
    As a travel nurse, I am prepared to float at any point. Whenever I work a 12-hour daylight shift (7a-7p), I don't usually float (unless the majority of staff works an 8-hour shift). I recently...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. case manager taught me a gem about families
    I was thinking THE SAME THING when TheCommuter weighed in. MDs are guilty of this too...and get to walk out of the room in 5-10 minutes and possibly not return for 24 hours.
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    I can assure you that we'd have better uniforms...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    This IS a generalization, BUT stereotypes exist for a reason. So, I'll sum up the problem in one word: women. I'm a gay male nurse and I rarely encounter drama and, more importantly, I won't put up...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How to pay back your student loans
    great common sense suggestions!
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. How to pay back your student loans
    LandD_RN_chica, I FEEL YOUR PAIN! I had an undergrad degree before getting a nursing diploma, BSN, and MPH. I am now paying $1,200 a month and IT'S KILLING ME! I have decided to start making my...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. Favorite cities/locations you've traveled?
    I recently started my fourth travel assignment. When asked by the charge nurse where I was last, I stated "Florida." Without missing a beat, she stated "Must be nice." And, without missing a beat, I...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. BE CAREFUL on social networks
    Amen! I don't use my real name, a face picture, or my personal e-mail address. In addition, if I'm working for, say, Johns Hopkins, I list my employer as "a leading health care provider in the...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Examination
    Thank you, smilingbig! I just feel trapped in bedside nursing. This is really a double-edged sword. My education - RN, BSN, MPH - HAS landed me interviews with large academic medical centers, but I...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  15. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Examination
    Well, unless there are CIC "police," I'm not sure how they can enforce that. This is really a case of a catch-22: how do you get experience if no one is willing to take a chance? I'm going to stick...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  16. Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Examination
    I've been a registered nurse (BSN) for six years. In addition, I earned a master of public health (MPH) degree (infectious diseases and microbiology). I have a strong desire to transition my career...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  17. How Many Licenses do you Have?
    I have seven licenses, including CA, FL, NM, NY, OH, PA, and WA. I decided to inactivate the OH license because, after two years, I never used it and, knowing how poorly they pay, I probably never...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Pay Package Evaluation!
    It's $20.22 per hour, not $22.22.
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Pay Package Evaluation!
    Without factoring in the housing stipend, I'm getting $27 and change per hour (pre-tax). Factoring in the housing stipend, I'm getting $36 and change (pre-tax). Seems low for an ICU RN.
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Any twenty- or thirtysomething gay travelers out there?
    Hey, guys! I was a nurse for nearly four years before I started traveling. I largely worked in orthopedics, but I also had some experience in outpatient pediatrics and nursing research. It is REALLY...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. What is the one thing you wish you had known on your first assignment?
    First off, congrats! I have done a lot of med/surg float as a traveler and, as a result, I have learned that nursing care is 24/7 in a hospital. I used to work nights and I'd be floated at 11p....
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Any twenty- or thirtysomething gay travelers out there?
    Thank you, A Gay Male Nurse, for responding. I'm really looking for a traveler, but I'll drop a line if I find myself in Southern California.
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Any twenty- or thirtysomething gay travelers out there?
    Give a shout! :wavey: I'm headed to NM, CA, or WA in early June.
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Anyone traveling to NCH in Naples this winter?
    Jeff, I applied specifically to the orthopedics unit at the Downtown campus. The seasonal RN posting specify the type of unit. As for being "pulled," yes, I was referring to being floated. The...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Anyone traveling to NCH in Naples this winter?
    I work in orthopedics. There is very little turnover on the unit (relative to full-time staff). I have been treated very well. Because there are often 10-15 postops daily during peak season, they...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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