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  1. Just offered a job as Correctional Nurse III in NV
    Thank you for the reminder :-) Luckily, I am married to a Correctional Sergeant and have spent the last 13 years listening to stories of nurses who have been compromised, etc. I am pretty good at...
    1:06 am
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Just offered a job as Correctional Nurse III in NV
    Hi kimirey! I've been here for about three months now and am enjoying the job 90% of the time. The other 10%, I am irritated due to staffing issues. We have been running short staffed for the...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. The promises....they do happen...if we work....
    Thank you....and congrats on 3 1/2 years!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    I have experience with both.....I have been at a Monday through Friday job, 7:30 to 4:30 hours for the past 5 years. My son is now 6 and going into first grade. I hate that during the work week, I...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. what jobs can I get while in the nursing program?
    I got a job after my first semester of nursing school as an Apprentice Nurse in the ICU at a local hospital. It paid about $16/hr and I was able to learn so much before I even graduated that when I...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. The promises....they do happen...if we work....
    So I recently celebrated 6 years of sobriety and also completed my contract with the Nevada BON. Within the past month, I have reconnected with my little sister, who I have not spoken to since...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Jobs while monitored...
    I received my license back in March 2009 and had a job that day. But here is why: while completing all my requirements for my state's BON (we have a committee that actually deals with all the...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Who will hire someone like me?
    I ended up in dialysis without experience by getting a job there as a tech first. I was waiting for the BON to grant me my license back (albeit with restrictions) and while waiting, applied and was...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Please share your "calling"
    I did not ever intend to end up in psychiatric nursing. I wanted to do critical care from the moment I entered nursing school. And I did....for 3 years until I surrendered my license, went into a...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Yesterday was my 5 year anniversary of being at my current job (outpatient psychiatric medication clinic). I really like my job but it's a 35 min commute each way and a Monday-Friday job that takes...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Working and school full time??
    I worked two 12-hour night shifts while in nursing school full time in addition to having a 3 year old and a 6 year old. Plus, my husband worked 3-4 twelve hour night shifts AND was in school 3/4...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?
    Get my Master's in Nutritional Science and be a one stop shop for people to teach them how to read labels, grocery shop, prep food and eat real food on their current budget. I am currently a psych...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Help self reported to pap in wi and don't want to sign contract
    My BON also sees it as a hostile move and things do not turn out so well if an attorney is retained. For me, surrendering my license was the way to go. Five years later, my contract has been...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Going from Mon-Fri 8-5 nursing job to 12 hour nocs
    So, I've haven't worked nights since 2007-2008 and have been at a "normal" job (nursing) with a Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:30 and an hour for lunch kind of schedule. I just took a new position...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Moving to NV
    I worked for Renown once upon a time. And left when their staffing practices in the ICU got out of control. Routinely being given 3 patient assignments in a Level II Trauma ICU, sometimes the beds...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I left the ICU when we started getting three patient assignments on a regular basis and the unit was flooded with new grads while our experienced nurses took off for greener pastures. I currently...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Graduated in 2005 and went right into ICU. Spent 2005 to early 2008 in ICU; did dialysis for a very short period of time and have been in psych since July 2009. I am now moving to Corrections and...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Completed my 5 year contract successfully!
    It's terrifying in the beginning but in reality, I was terrified to get OFF contract as well. There was definite separation anxiety at the end. I look back and realize how fast 5 years really...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Important Question
    And might I add....if she is working a true program of recovery, then rigorous honesty is a policy to live by. What will she do when she renews her license and they ask on there "have you ever been...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Important Question
    I don't think I would have remained clean and sober that first year or two without the accountability of my BON. I am very grateful to them and Monday will be 6 years clean/sober for me. I don't...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Is anyone willing to hire a nurse w/ stipulations???
    An addiction is an addiction. I see all too often people who "only" had an alcohol problem then they end up relapsing on pain meds. In the rooms of AA, it's not unheard of and we just had a gal...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Role call!
    Sobriety date June 30th, 2008. Coming up on 6 years and on May 21st, successfully completed my 5 year monitoring agreement with the NV BON. Life is good, indeed! Working with the same sponsor I've...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Is anyone willing to hire a nurse w/ stipulations???
    I am in Nevada and we have numerous restrictions: no nights, no charge, no narc privileges for the first year, no home health, no ER/critical care and we have to get our site approved. I was...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Completed my 5 year contract successfully!
    I have not posted here in a LONG time (several years, I'm guessing) and I don't even know if there any familiar names on the board anymore but I wanted to put it out there to those just getting...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Just offered a job as Correctional Nurse III in NV
    I've been an RN since 2005. Spent several years in ICU then a short time in dialysis. I've been in psych since 2009. I am married to a Correctional Sergeant and have always toyed with the idea of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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