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  1. What pay are nurses making these days?
    MD RN ADN with BS in Health field 4yrs exp when I was a infant nurse: 24.50-28/hr Now...at a new establishment...75K annual plus potential 10K bonus. This is not typical, however. I think...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. If I already have a BA, is it worth it to get a BSN or would an RN be fine?
    I have a BS from a previous degree as well. Granted, it's health related but it's not a BSN. I went the RN from a local college route and quite frankly I don't believe I'm missing out on anything....
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Is it 'career suicide' for a new nurse to take a non-clinical nursing position?
    As a nurse supervisor, I see that it is very hard times right now for "inexperienced nurses", however, I say go for your passion. In time the economy will improve and being a nurse will be just like...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Contractual Nursing/Summit Health
    Hey Everyone, I just got a job as contracted nurse for Summit Health. Its an independent contractual position where I do flu clinics and health fairs, etc on a prn basis. They email me an event, I...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Shadowing post interview - Is this a good sign?
    Sounds pretty good. They wouldn't ask if they weren't a least considering you for the position! I do encourage you to determine how long you will be there ahead of time. I had a similar situation...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Best Shoes for Nursing
    I swear by Dansko's. Like the other reply stated "they are pricey" but I spent $150+ on other shoes trying to get the comfort that I got from my Dansko's. They do take about 3-6weeks to "break-in"...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Job Outlook
    I have heard its harder for new nurses to find jobs now. When I graduated 2years ago, it was tough but I hear its gotten even more competitive. Some hospitals offer extern programs and/or fellowship...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Too scared to go back to MedSurg
    So...after getting my RN I worked 4 months on an ortho/medsurg unit in a local hopital doing night shift. I generally liked my job, but night shift (I have a small child) and rude cna's drove me...
    Nov 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Have You Found Your Niche?
    I don't think I've found my niche yet. I will be a nurse for a whole year come this April and I am on my 2nd nursing job. First at a hospital and now in urgent care. And sadly, I wouldn't be too mad...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Grossest Thing You've Ever Seen
    That was hilarious:rotfl:! Gross yes but I really LOL-ed with that one!:lol2:
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 5th day off orientation, and I feel stupid
    I'm worried about coming off of orientation as well. I've been orienting for almost 12 weeks and I still don't feel too sure. I was told by a veteran nurse that it gets better and by your third...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. aggravated during orientation
    My preceptor takes shortcuts too. Most times she will tell me that it is a shortcut and sometimes I can tell that she is soley doing the "right thing" because I am there. The tuth is, no matter how...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. For everyone who is struggling or frustrated!
    Congrats! I hope to be like you one day. Hopefully before 2 years though!!!
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Nursing student questions to new RNs
    1) I finished school in December 07 but procrastinated and took my NCLEX on April 25th, 2008. 2)I actually had a job before I graduated, two jobs to be exact. But I eventually passed them up...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. New nurse made a mistake!
    Sorry Suanna, maybe you missed the part where she said she is a NEW GRAD. Wow, way to make someone feel better.
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New Grad feels lost... not cut out for nursing?
    No Joking, I just posted a thread similar to yours here. Are you my twin??? Lol. I am a mirror image. New grad, ortho floor, great nurses. But I am going throught the same emotions. Reading the...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Working while in Nursing school
    I worked the whole time I was in school and not totally by choice. Granted my job was very flexible and I was in an evening weekend program, but it was possible. Sometimes, if you have to do...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Orientation ending...am I smart enough?
    In a few weeks, I will be off of orientation for my unit :eek:. I have an excellent preceptor who has taught me so much. The problem is, I don't totally feel ready but at the same time, I kinda feel...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Night Shift?!?!
    I, like you, never worked nights before this job. But I love nights now. I just plan to sleep and nothing else (well...eat) on my days after work. Make sure you make a plan with your fiance and...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Is a stethoscope a stethoscope?
    I made it through school with a "cheapy" one and I was fine. I don't regret it. Everyone rushed to get a Littman and I told myself that once I became and RN I would treat myself to one. However, I...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Help! Problems delegating to techs!
    I'm a new nurse and for the most part, I love my job. I've been there for about 2.5 months now and have not had bad day yet. The nurses are so supportive and encouraging. They really have built my...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Scrubs: All solid, or mix and match/prints?
    personally, i feel that if you are like me and spend at least 12 hours of your day in your scrubs, why not have some fun (or not) and express yourself! i wear mostly solids because in my regular...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. best nclex book for review
    I used the NCLEX Made Easy book from the Made Easy series. It was pretty good, not too deep, just enough to give you an understanding. It came with a CD of questions so my NCLEX review consisted of...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. NIGHT SHIFT - advice to new grads going to work 3 12s a week
    I just started a new job working 3 12's on night shift too. I've only been working for 2 weeks, but I love it. On my unit, the day is super busy with PT/OT, family, docs, etc (I did some of my...
    Jun 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Resident vs Attending vs Hospitalist, etc.
    i was hoping someone could help me understand the difference between the types of doctors. i have had people explain it to me in the past but they weren't very clear- kinda like they knew, but...
    Jun 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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