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  1. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    You know, maybe being a nurse allows you to use your ADHD to your advantage. One of the symptoms of ADHD is hyper focus on new, novel and/or high interest situations. And, this how nursing works...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    Hang in Good Deeds--we are CNA Strong and we are not giving up the good fight. Hang around for implementation and get ready to watch the fur fly! PM me and become part of our secret society online...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I'm a second career nurse. Have a prior business degree and worked for years for a major manufacturer. I did not believe in Unions--was anti union actually and could give you an earful of my...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  4. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    So True--they would realize so much savings if they just listened to their nurses. I support corporate health and want my corporation to make money, but not at the expense of my patients, my...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    …..It's all Planned to disrupt and cause disharmony so they can hire temp workers and union bust. It actually is so poorly done I wonder if they hired some inept consultant to help them without...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    Sutter just restructured Alta Bates in a private, poorly managed and unilateral rebid process. Within a week, they have left many nurses stripped of hours and benefits without having the decency to...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    So after winning a hard fought for contract, the nurses are under attack again by Sutter Corporation. Quoting from a friends FB page, here is the latest: 2100 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. Sutter Health - Union needed?
    Trust me. You don't want to work for Sutter facility without the protection of a Union. Sutter is turning out to be the greediest of the healthcare corporations, and the most abusive towards their...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    Sutter continues to be a corporate machine with total disregard for it's workforce. I love the people I work with and my shift times fit my family life, so will hang in there as the job market is...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. The best walking shoes for nurses
    I wear Black Patent Leather Danskos--but only when working in the hospital as the minute I try walking with them on sidewalks I'm prone to tripping sideways if I hit a crack just right. They are...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    Congratulations CPMC Nurses. Wonder if the recent National Labor Board rulings against Sutter had anything to do with this....that or all the bad publicity they were getting with San Francisco...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Interviewing as a new grad for Cardiac/Stroke unit
    First thing: Every pt suspected of stroke must have a head CT before leaving ER and coming up to the floor--I sometimes come down and make sure this is happening the minute I get wind of a new...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. What's Cali. life like?
    SF Born and raised and wouldn't live anywhere else beyond the Bay Area. It took me a year to find work and the employment market remains difficult. Also, I would never ever call it "Cali" Ever.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Nurses with elementary age kids and work 12 hours:need your advice!
    I work 7am to 7pm. We use the onsite daycare at the elementary school. It opens at 6:30 am and closes 6:30 pm. I can't get there when my husband travels so I hire a babysitter to pick them up. ...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad RN in CA, no jobs, what hope?
    Learn lots and do the best job you can. Build your references and your resume. Congrats!!!
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    @WittySarcasm: Have you lived on your own in the LA Area for $29 an hour while working full-time? Very hard to do. TR
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    I absolutely agree an MSN is an asset; especially if you can obtain it from a Cal State school without the huge $$$ outlay of a private nursing school. Cudos to you! But those programs require the...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    I have a dear friend who is an entry level MSN who had to leave CA to get her first job in AZ. She was unemployed for a year after graduation. She volunteered in another country for 3 months did...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    From my experience, high GPA and MSN with without experience matters very little. Having the RN and BSN with some certs and experience and connections willing to write great letters of...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. "You've never said you liked nursing."  A vent.
    Pts are more acute/less stable now. The care level at Med Surg bedside is comparable to ICU level care 10 years ago. LTC gets the sort of pts that would have been in a Med/Surg unit 10 years ago....
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    We always have ample signage for everyone--premade signs and signs you can add your own slogan too--and I'm sure I speak for others when I say we welcome our newbie RN's as walking the picket line...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    Actually I think new grad pay is $18 with the "last, best, final" Laughable in the SF Bay Area, but take it if you can get in and then run away as soon as you can somewhere else. And please explain...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    Because they sit around board rooms and strategize ways to squeeze resources to the bare minimum to the point it feels like you may lose your license practicing nursing in their facilities. And for...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    We love our SMU Little Sibs! Best SN's Ever! So sorry to mess up your clinicals due to Sutter waging war on it's nurses. I guess you've seen the ugliness at the bedside first hand and that saddens...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. Happy Holidays to Sutter Hospital
    I will be on the picket line. I am sick of the lies and the way Sutter treats their nurses. The lies to media about our salaries (I make 2/3 what they tell the local newspapers I make), the lies to...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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