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  1. Requirements for Flight nursing?
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but HEMS is currently in a "bubble." As an example, you look at Philadelphia (where I'm from) and you'll see 6-7 helicopters all covering the same territory, based...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  2. Requirements for Flight nursing?
    There are a lot of threads on this, so it's worth searching. The best place to find the specific requirements of the position is via the service's page, as they all lay out both their requirements...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  3. Critical Care Experience
    Generally speaking, yes. Getting a flight job is more complicated then just that, but if all other things were equal, the experience gained from a tertiary hospital will be considered more valuable...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  4. On call pay
    Your intrepretation is correct, but it doesn't matter, as the rule is bipolar as hell. If you are "on call on the employer's premises" you are "working while "on call"", and need to be paid for...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  5. Is The "Doctor-Nurse" Game Still Being Played?
    The "game" is part of the nurse-physician relationship. You start off not knowing very much, and you have to rely on them to make the decisions. By the time you know enough to be an asset, you've...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Where are the jobs at?
    Never in one of your classes, but we move in the same internet circles. I've seen your name either directly on indirectly on several mailing lists I am on, and I know people who've taken your reviews...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  7. Where are the jobs at?
    Deep breath, Rio.. Mark is actually a "known" quantity in the world, as has all the alphabets because his primary(?) source of income is education--and it's hard to teach a review course if you can't...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  8. CCT (Ground) Motion Sickness and Other Questions
    I'm very late to the party, but I don't come here much. I would recommend making a new plan. Limited motion sickness is an acceptable thing, but not so much that you need medication. I start to...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  9. ER computer programs
    EPIC will never be the "best" system, but it is highly configurable which is why hospitals seem to love it. That said, it's only as good as the people implementing it, and since they are usually bean...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Would keeping my own birth book be a HIPAA violation?
    Exactly as she says. You could have the log tattooed on your ass, and HIPAA wouldn't care. HIPAA cares about who you disclose the information to, not what information you keep. You would have to take...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. How many 2010 grads still looking?
    This isn't going to make you feel any better, but from my job search several years ago, I remember a very nice HR rep advising me that if I didn't get a job 6 months out, I wasn't going to. Once the...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Critical Care Transport RN
    It's a pretty boring but generally easy job. Most of the time you're just doing routine transports that aren't in any way "critical care". Since you're in New Jersey, which (so far as I know) doesn't...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Color Coded Uniform Requirements in Philly/ Allentown Area????
    Many hospitals are going that way, though RNs are normally wearing either Navy Blue or white. Not all hospitals in Philly have implemented this though, and I know even less about the surrounding...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  14. Chime in !!
    Travel and agency nurses, from what I can tell, is a pretty raw deal regardless of where or who you're working for. Competition was pretty fierce when I was talking to recruiters, which drove rates...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  15. Anyone ride a motorcycle (or scooter) to work?
    I rode a motorcycle to work every day, unless it was going to rain on my way in (then I would beg my wife to drive me). In the *ssh*le of Texas, it's 100F+ throughout the summer. I didn't have any...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. In Texas, a Trial and Possible Prison Time for Reporting a Doctor
    Sheeeeeeeet, it's Texas--she's gonna be convicted. West Texas just ain't liak those pinko communist carpetbaggers, y'unnerstan'? .... not that I agree, just that I wouldn't be surprised at all....
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Peritoneal Lavage
    While it's unlikely you'd ever see this done, it's even less likely at a "real" trauma center. It's an ATLS skill solely for the sites that don't have ultrasound (much less CT) available. That said,...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Philly BSN grad: no jobs - wait it out or relocate?
    That's the million dollar question, and everyone is trying to answer it. I personally would recommend going back to school. MSN, MPH, Clinical Nurse Leader ... something. It should reset the clock...
    Jul 14, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Philly BSN grad: no jobs - wait it out or relocate?
    I don't think "relocation" is as easy as you think it is. Most places that still have jobs are pretty savvy about people moving to get experience then bouncing back later on, and won't consider you...
    Jul 14, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  20. Philly new grads- where are you finding jobs?
    The job market in Philadelphia sucks. One suburban hospital just laid off all the new grads they had hired. Most hospitals in the city and surrounding communities are on total hiring freezes. So to...
    Jul 14, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. Public Health in Ghana, per Obama
    The problem with Ghana is the same problem as many other African (and other third-world) countries. They want money, they don't want solutions. Basic public health measures would go a long way, and...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. To be a Nurse (RN) or Paramedic
    Don't bother going to 'medic school. In many states, you can (sadly) challenge into the position of a prehospital RN. Nurses generally get paid better then paramedics, have less stressful jobs and...
    Jun 16, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. Post of last resort
    Thank you both very much for the leads. I live near Philadelphia, PA. Area seems to be on a complete freeze right now, and since I went to a nontraditional school, I didn't make the contacts...
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Post of last resort
    This is basically a "post of last resort." I am a new grad nurse from Excelsior College with 10 years as a Paramedic. I am interested in the emergency room or any area of critical care. I've not been...
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Moving To Northern Nevada
    This thread is a little old, but Renown has said they will not consider Excelsior grads until they have two years of clinical experience.
    Jun 4, '09
    Forum: Nevada Nursing


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