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  1. Night shifters-when do you eat?
    How do you have time to eat at 2200? I barely have time to eat a protein bar at 2300. I'm still usually busy passing/hanging meds at 2200. If not, that's when dressing changes get done, trying to...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Salary question for CA nurses
    Yes. I work 12s in California. The first 8 hours are base pay. The next 4 hours are 1.5x base.
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Night shifters-when do you eat?
    I eat dinner/breakfast at 5pm, eat a quick snack at 11 pm, eat my packed lunch at 2 am and eat something around 830/9 am when I get home before I go to sleep.
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Violent patients.
    I had a similar patient a few times over the course of a couple weeks. I was so happy when he went ama. He threatened us with violence as he was leaving and I was just flabbergasted. I'm 7 months...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Is this salary range realistic?
    I'm making $74,000 a year after 1 year of experience at my hospital. I live in a high COL area. I recently finished an MSN and will be looking for a new job soon.
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. East Coast vs West Coast Nursing
    I will suggest you take a look at the California board. With one year of experience, you may not be able to get a job in Sacramento. If you do, the pay is incredible and the COL is lower than most...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Putting too many titles?
    I guess I'll get back to you. I recently finished my MSN and I'll be looking for a new job next year. I'm absolutely not working on an NP though and I'm very vocal about how happy I am to be done...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Phasing out noc shift differential in acute care?
    My night shift differential is low for the area at $3.75 an hour. I work nights because I thought it would be a good place to learn as a new grad and $7,000 a year made a big difference for us. I...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Calling in sick on 4th shift
    I don't ever call out "late". I do notice that day shift seems to call out with 2 or less hours of notice pretty frequently. Like it's unreasonable for them to be awake by 4 am but night shift is, of...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When someone asks you what you do for a living, do you say "nurse" or "RN" or "LVN"?
    I say "RN". Sometimes I add that I work in a hospital. I don't talk to strangers on airplanes. Headphones go in immediately and I pretend I can't hear anything. :D
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Accelerated master's program... stuck?
    You HAVE to continue to the NP portion? I finished my accelerated entry MSN in August as have the option of going back for another year to become an NP, should I choose to do so.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Night Shift and Sleeping
    Sometimes you just don't adjust. I've been on nights now for over a year and still feel terrible 80% of the time.
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted?
    I have a three hour round trip commute for a job I hate. So, yes. :)
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. MSN (not CNL) as a bedside nurse- thoughts?
    I recently completed my MSN and am working at the bedside. Though, to be fair, it was a second career degree for me.
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. ASN to BSN to DNP vs ASN to MSN to Post MSN DNP?
    I would think ADN-BSN then BSN-DNP but why do you now want basically 3 more degrees? The DNP students I know now are seriously unimpressed with their various programs of study.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. 2020 BSN law
    I'm living under a rock so I hadn't hear about this but I would LOVE to see a BSN as an entry level nursing degree. I think it would do wonders for the profession.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. When to start applying? San Diego
    If you aren't available to start for another 9 months, I'd say start applying 1 month before your anticipated move but keep in mind that you would still need to fly into town for an interview if you...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Long term effects of working night shifts
    I've been on nights for a year and I'm still miserable. I like the work better and I love my team but I feel terrible. I sleep very poorly during the day and not for very long. I waste my days off...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Still unemployed in San Diego :(
    San Diego has one of the toughest job markets around. If you don't have connections, you probably won't get a job. It took me 7 months to get a job in the LA area and my commute is a *****.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Donovan - do they call or send letter for interview?
    I got a letter for a job I had forgotten I'd applied to a long time ago.
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Advice needed
    This is why I am choosing to leave my job after I have my baby this winter. There's no way I would reasonably be able to stick to a pumping schedule and work in acute care. It is important to me to...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Mixed Unit
    We occasionally get observation patients transferred to our med-onc floor, especially when the ambulatory care center shuts down. There's usually little to no difference between them and our other...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Benefits - I'm In Shock
    Hah. What is a paid holiday? My work states we get like 7 federal holidays paid but all that means is that we get 1.5x pay on the night before the holiday. Working the night of the holiday gets us...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Western University MSN-E 2014
    Nope, because I'm not doing the FNP portion, as I said. I know that the school is not helpful with finding preceptorship and many students struggled a great deal getting the hours they needed. But...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Western University MSN-E 2014
    You could complete the FNP portion in 2 years working full time. I am not currently doing so as I'm pretty burnt out from school. The ladies I know at western who did or are doing the FNP track have...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: California Nursing


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