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  1. $1302 every two weeks? =/
    I have done travel nurse a few times. Don't let them give you weekly take home rates. Make them contract an hourly rate. I won't go out for less than 32.00$ an hour. Make them separate out your...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Liability insurance in texas???
    I've had NSO for 12 years now. Used them twice. They are great.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Too old for BSN?
    I'm an ADN. I turn 59 tomorrow. Started working on my RN to MSN today. Not sure yet if I'm going to be teaching nursing students or go the NP route yet.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Ending the old and starting a new
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing and helping others
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): the Art of Validation
    Great article, and right on the money. I am a little socially awkward myself. One thing I do is make myself available to any new people on the unit and make them feel at home. Being new is always...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. accepted job offer, got questions
    I know I can pass any physical they throw at me. I'm a little pudgy, but very strong.
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. accepted job offer, got questions
    Thanks for the info. Based on what you all have said I can try to ballpark my wages. I really don't remember for sure. I did a lot of travel nursing and per diem for a while. I will tell the...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sure didn't expect this!
    I was "run" off the unit I worked on last year by a director who only hires new grads. After much bullying he handed me a transfer to the psyche unit and said this is a good place for old people. ...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  9. accepted job offer, got questions
    So I found out about an opening at what I think is a great place. Talked to the director of the unit I want to work in. He hired me on the spot and I got the official job offer a couple of days...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I beat cancer
    Thanks
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. I beat cancer
    About this time 2 years ago I posted that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn't post much on here about it. Found that difficult to do. Just want to let everyone know that I am...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Why I am leaving my last job
    You hit the nail on the head.
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why I am leaving my last job
    As always you all rock. Had my interview today and it went great because the director is just an all around good guy. I have friends that work for him. Also, I did what you all told me. He says I...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why I am leaving my last job
    Thanks for all the help everyone. I should not bring up the fact that I am a cancer survivor right, even as an answer to what great challenges have you met.......
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why I am leaving my last job
    Thanks to all for the input. I'll go with "much closer to my house" and "I've been wanting to get a position here since I moved to this location." And maybe a "I want to work for a larger,...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why I am leaving my last job
    I have decided I need to get away from the hospital system I currently work for and find a new one. Decision a long time in the making. What are a few good reasons I can give for looking for a...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    And I should say that the rewards of helping people still outweigh the negs for me.
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    Well, you've hit just about every nail on the head. I've had many preceptors just like you had. The job does get easier. But the truth is nurses are always mandated to do more with less. ...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. 21 Things you never mention at a hospital job interview
    I love #20. Thanks for the giggles
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. bully
    Yes, we do have assigned seats. And I haven't been on to give more info cause I have been sick. Found out it was just a youngish nurse that was trying to be "cool". Several of the others working...
    Aug 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. bully
    So....if you are at work and go to sit down in your chair and see that someone put ultrasound gell all over it....would that be considered bullying?
    Aug 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Only in New York
    What a scarey, but wonderful encounter. I know it was lifechanging for you. Thanks for sharing a valuable lesson.
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. Intrusiveness and unwanted touching of pregnant bellies
    I hated having my belly touched too. I don't know why, but it has never occurred to me to reach out and touch someones belly. But I have always been very respectful of peoples personal space. I...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Given a warning
    We aren't allowed to go off unit to get food for people. What if something went wrong with one of your other pts while you were gone. We have a nutrition room in the unit and I can offer cheese...
    May 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. How To Be A Great ICU Colleague
    How bout patient is going to a higher level of care. The ECU (eternal care unit) or pt is circling the drain.
    Apr 29, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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