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  1. Best resources/advice/education for a new MICU nurse w/ m/s expirence?
    Hey all! I got the call that I'll be the newest member of my current facility's MICU. I've been on a busy (turnover and a lot of holding for higher acuity beds) med/neuro/surg floor for about...
    Jan 30
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Appling for internal pos, clean up my resume?
    Thanks for the feedback! The second job is contract maybe only two shifts a month doing health clinic type of things. Nothing too time consuming. I'm attempting to transfer from my current position...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  3. Appling for internal pos, clean up my resume?
    Hey all, I'm applying for an internal position with the facility where I currently work (trying to transfer to another unit with more room for advancement). A friend currently in the unit im...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Pt for enlisted = met, what difference for officer?
    Hi all, I've worked really hard the last year or two to meet the PT entry requirements for army. I can finally make the pt entry requirements for enlisted personnel. (yay! go me!) How does boot...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Med surg travel. Is it worth it?
    I'm coming up on two years on my first RN position on a Med surg floor. I love the place I'm at but I'm seeking opportunities with better pay out west (i live in the bible belt aka what union?)...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner moratorium
    A few of the State Universities have outright said they're overhauling and replacing some of their MSN programs with the DNP. Why fund MSN programs when the trend is towards DNPs is the understanding...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Corporate Pressure on ER Docs to Admit? Investigation
    On of our physicians recently made the statement that he didn't consider a particular ER admit to be appropriate for inpatient care. He called himself, "the conveyor belt operator of (name of...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Are you a fat RN? Then your insurance might go up - significantly.
    So, say I can run a 5k and my normal BMI co-worker gets out of breath walking a flight of stairs. Do they still get the discount? BMI is a joke. Easy to calculate and assign, but a horrible indicaor...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Unique PRN positions?
    Hey all, I'm a recent grad and I'm coming up on my six months on my MS unit. I pick up OT every little while, but I'm looking for something "different". What were/are your favorite positions...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse Agency/Registry in the Panhandle/Ala area?
    Any recommendations for agencies in the Panhandle?
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. RN-BSN, Does it really matter which school one obtains a degree?
    Thanks for the feedback. UVA grad, I was planning on attending a local BSN program (cost and convenience) that has hybrid classes for exactly the reasons you describe. Not sure if I'll ever pursue a...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. RN-BSN, Does it really matter which school one obtains a degree?
    Hi all, As long as a program has CCNE or NLN accrediation, do employers really care about where the degree is from as long as I'm actively engaged in practice and licensed? On a second note,...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Need advice on buying scrubs at thrift stores
    Check thrifts near facilities (and I mean LTC, psych everything). I've had no luck near where I live but I'll find some at the thrifts near facilities. (people dropping things off after work,...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. New Grad Nurse -- Med/Surg or Specialize right away
    I graduated in May. Licensed in June. Took the first acute care position offered to me on a low acuity ortho/neuro floor. I could have been picky, but then I'd be like a lot of my fellow graduates...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. I did it and its so clear now
    Whenever someone is looking into for profit schools I like to reference them to the GAO summary on their investigation into the recruiting and sales practices of for profits. Not to say that they all...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. You're Hired!: The New World Of Hiring Nurses??
    I learned to "game" the HR personality tests so I could at least get an interview. It worked in retail and it worked in nursing. Like any test, you can learn to take it if you've had enough of them...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. New graduate.... I need advice :)
    Seconded. Unless you have to move (family) or you already have a job the Florida market is horrible for even experienced nurses. Unless you were a tech, I don't know of any hospital that will...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012
    I paid for my first BA by working 50 hours a week because I didn't qualify for assistance (too middle class), didn't want to be burdened with loan repayments, and didn't want to burden my parents who...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Commission as MS in AF and train/reclas into another specialty?
    Hello all, I wanted to know from those who have expirence in the Air Force how likely is it that if I commission as Med/surg (by the time I'm ready i'll have 2 years on a floor) and train into ICU...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Nursing Schools
    Before you consider Concord do some research about it's history and the GAO investigation regarding their admissions practices. If you still feel it is right for you, be sure to ask if you can talk...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. Really Really Confused? How does this all happen?
    If you can I second dual enrollment! It was the best choice I ever made.
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. How does a hospital determine who to hire when it comes to new graduates?
    Regarding schools, if you know which hospital you want to work at in the future, call the HR department and ask which schools they prefer to hire from and if there are any they refuse to hire from....
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. What's the word on Sacred Heart in Pensacola?
    As a new grad, you'll likely not be negotiating anything. Most hospitals in Florida have a set payscale especially for new grads.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  24. Bug-Out-Bag for natural disasters
    I live in a hurricane zone and a evac zone for cat-3s (have all my life). I keep a 24 pack of water, three days of food and three changes of clothes plus a good small but useful hunting knife and...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Royal Purple?
    Thanks, I think the last two are the closest. Why oh why can't they all just use the same color name ;)
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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