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  1. Annual Pay Raises in 2014
    4% january, 2% in july and that's every year through 2017.....Even though I'm not huge on union, I'm grateful for that.
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    3 extra shifts in a pay period, I only worked 6 days straight. I stayed at the same tax rate and brought home 4500$, not too shabby for two weeks. It was also for a down payment. I actually try to...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Who/what keeps track of your hours?
    Old fashioned paper slips, and little slips we attach with paperclips for overtime, not uncommon for me to have 3 sheets some pay periods, I use a LOT of paperclips because I want to be paid! I look...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. It is my dream!
    If you're mobile, you may be able to get into a rural ER with no experience, however the training can be "limited." So to speak. I would look in a large urban area. Congratulations on your...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. CEN exam
    I'm wondering it it's more the wording of the questions, sounds like you know the material, but maybe something in the wording is messing you up? You know how the "always" and "never" that could be...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Feel like quitting
    It took me over 6 months to get comfortable in a Level 1. That was with 4 years of ICU experience. ER is a completely different animal. Especially a level 1. I would give it more time. No one...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Will be relocating to orange county after school!
    It's not an easy economy to get a job in in OC. Especially without RN experience. When I went out there, my BSN was almost completed, I had two years ICU RN experience, 4 years LVN experience and...
    Jun 2
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. To those who like their nursing job....
    Level 1 trauma ER, it's not perfect, but most days are awesome. I see crazy things, get to help take care of the toe pain to the super septic to the post death defying accidents. Everyday...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Centimeters Away From Brain Death
    Bah, my face is all wet now!
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Longer length scrub top?
    aviators scrubs you can custom make the length of the shirt and the pants. :)
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Night shift, days off can't get out of bed.
    What I did is when I completed my last shift, I would go home, shower, and go straight to bed, get up around 130 or so, usually allowing me 4 1/2 hours sleep. I'd be a vegetable that day, pretty...
    Mar 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Torn - advice appreciated
    What about clinical education in whatever your specialty used to be? Teaching the next generation of nurses? You get to do a bit of "hands-on" for teaching without the rush/rush that can occur at...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why isnt Emergency Nursing listed under critical care?
    I work in an ER where it isn't uncommon to hold an ICU patient in the ER for days. So honestly, our ER nurses ARE critical care/tele/med surg because the floors are full. We have to do it all. I...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Moving to Northern CA, Job prospects?
    I moved from southern California to northern California with 4 years ICU experience, I did not move until I already had the job. It took me about 6 months to get a job. I started applying in...
    Mar 11
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Legally Protect the word "Nurse?"
    I wish it was. I had a family of a patient yesterday where they were making a big deal about the family member who was a "nurse." She was very demanding, rude to our staff including one of my...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is nursing killing me :/?
    I get pretty bad left knee pain sometimes, and lower back pain. I really love my job, but I know I won't be able to do it forever. Which makes me sad, because I don't know what else would make me...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Registered Nurse Program, which school to attend?
    I think with the competitiveness of nursing school now you should just try to get into any of them and whatever one accepts you go there. Unfortunately I have no insight in any of these particular...
    Feb 16
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Invasive procedures in ED
    IVs, Foleys, Some places let you do ABGs (I do them at my job). NG/OG tubes, wound care. Meds-IV, IV blood products. If your thinking more task based career you might want to do Physician's...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. UC Davis RN Residency February 2014
    I wouldn't live on manlove or fulton. Some of those places aren't too bad. But you can definitely find a safe apartment in a good area. If you want to work at Davis and are single/young, Id...
    Feb 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Job outlook in SoCal.
    High Desert is Victorville area. The nurse I knew with 7 year exp in L & D at same hospital was making 41ish hr base and another 6 or 7 hr night differential. It was unionized. I wish I could...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. UC Davis RN Residency February 2014
    The ER no longer participates in the new grad program. Good luck to you guys, it's a hard place to work, but you learn a lot. :)
    Jan 5
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Where are you on the global fat scale?
    Well that's depressing, i'm skinny by US standards, but fat world wide. I'm very tall, but I'm actually needing to take off a good 15-20 lbs, hoping with the transition from nights to days that I...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. How could a DON not know?
    I'm sorry, it's a shame when a place you love has something horrible happen because of corporate. Sounds like they are about to completely destroy that place. Perhaps its better for you because now...
    Jan 4
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  24. 27-Year-Old Brain Dead Woman Removed From Life Support; Family Watches from Iran
    What an awesome and terrible story all at the same time. My heart goes out to the family who was able to trust a very different culture so far away to do what resulted in a wonderful thing for so...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: nor calPay rate. 49.37/Hr In which area / specialty do you work? ERWhat type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN 2009, LVN 2005What type of degree and/or certification do you...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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