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  1. Psych nursing certification exam
    I was going to take the cert exam but ...why? I wouldnt get paid more and no one seems to care, its epensive nd dificult...so why?
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Anyone work at San Quentin Prison?
    I wouldnt work in SQ as your first job in corrections...very heavy duty gangs etc. The place is huge very old drafty and windy. They pay more since no one wants to work there! You have to apply on...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Symed feedback
    Does anyone have any eperience working for Symed? Would like to get some feedback before I explore it further...thanks!
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. New Grad RN applying to Folsom Prison, Ca... insight please
    1. Don't call it NorCal or Frisco. 2. Each facility is VERY different. 3. Nurses make $7050/mo plus bonus if you qualify 4.Overtime in CA is 1.5 after 8 hours and double after 12 hours 5. They...
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. need registry? agency names for CA
    Hi..I am doing corrections work in WA but need names of corrections registries or contract travel agencies in CA. If you know of some there let me know..thanks!
    Aug 15, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. LPN to RN through testing?
    Oh come on, if an LVN wants to be an RN, go to school and become one. If an RN wants to be an NP, get the necessary education and degrees. A test of any kind is just a small part of what is...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Calif: Nurses score big with Kaiser pact
    In my experience that kind of increase is followed by firing of CNA's and having nurses do primary care to make up for it. NOT worth it. Now RN's get to change beds, clean poop etc and ruin their...
    Apr 21, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Advice needed, take the leap into corrections??
    I'm starting in corrections at medical facility next month...great pay and benefits...I'll see how it goes...you can quit you know if you dont like it.
    Jan 9, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    Part of the problem is the other nurses too...I was on a unit at UC San Francisco and was told by other nurses "nurse on this unit care enough our patients we dont have TIME to take a...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What if CNA won't work?
    First, try not to work in the same facility in which you were a CNA. Its a very difficult transition to get them to accpet your authority. And YES it falls on you for any poor care being given. Long...
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Direct Entry Programs Applications in; what happens next?
    Be careful with direct entry MSN you come out with alot of knowledge but no real intro to nurisng culture...and little clinical experience. When you say you have an MSN, there alot of high...
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. LPN to RN through testing?
    Letting an LVN only test to be an RN is like learning to ride a bike reading a book...doesnt work
    Nov 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Susanville, CA prison question?
    The web site info is hard and sketch to understand? Can't even understand your question! CA corrections is complicated because they were just taken over by the Feds. All the benifits are on line. No...
    Nov 17, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  14. California Corrections
    Getting hired by CA corrections is a challenge...so many layers of bureaucracy to deal with. I hear they are discontinuing MTAs and hiring LVNs. But they are hiring lots of RN's..they were taken...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. NCSBN rules out Philippines as NCLEX site
    Well, I am sure it will cause more disussion but this seems to be yet another problem with foreign trained nurses..my issue is with language barriers...they say they have to speak acceptable English...
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  16. What is the major reason nurses leave?
    YUP, all of the above. I'm just so tired of it...I thought it was me for a long time till I found this site!
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. LPN to RN through testing?
    Maybe RN's should take a test and be an MD?
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. CONTINUED IN WHAT IS THE MAJOR REASON Why are they all leaving?
    Why I want to quit? All of the above...all the responsibility and no authority to improve the situation. Managers, I think are the main reason...and hospitals that fire the CNA's because of the...
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Medical Workers wearing scrubs to and from work, outside the Hospital, etc..
    I have been a nurse in CA for 15 years and never even heard this was an issue! hospitals cant even give us a safe locker...this is ridiculous
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why Does It Seem That RN's Hate Us and Hospitals Don't Believe In Us??
    I dont hate LVN's, I hate the system that allows so many different levels of nurses that the public has no idea. I also hate that I have my own patient load and have to be responsible for patients of...
    Nov 4, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Why Does It Seem That RN's Hate Us and Hospitals Don't Believe In Us??
    Hi..I am an RN in California and have no idea what a PN is...could you enlighten me?
    Nov 3, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Mom needs advice please!!!
    She will have to learn to take the mc tests, thats the bottom line. Also, there are so many good junior college schools for nursing paying that much money is unneccessary. She needs to take year or...
    Oct 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What makes Nursing school so tough that many people end up dropping out???
    Nursing schools subsitute quantity for quality, they seem to think if they give you lots and lots of work it means more, so people get burned out on writing papers on "three ways of knowing" and such...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. What makes Nursing school so tough that many people end up dropping out???
    Nursing schools subssitute quantity for quality, they seem to think if they give you lots and lots of work it means more, so people get burned out on writing papers on "three ways of knowing" and...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Why do so many people insist that LPN'S AREN'T REAL NURSES!!??
    Does that mean CNA's are nurses too? The public doesnt know the difference with them either.
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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