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  1. Washington vs Oregon
    I should edit to say that my pay within my health system is equal whether in OR or WA. I'm not sure what other companies are offering. But I'm making 10$ an hour more than I was in Maryland so I am...
    May 14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. Washington vs Oregon
    I was offered a position in both Portland and Vancouver and made the decision without doing too much research to live in Vancouver. I'm glad because my cost of living is lower, my pay is equal and I...
    May 14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. I am moving and need to quit my job!
    I gave two weeks at my last job and was put on the do not rehire list. Apparently I should have given 3. Good thing hell will freeze before I consider going back. Exciting times! Where on the east...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    I'm done here. I'm glad I don't know many people with such a lack of humor in real life. Ever heard of sarcasm? Susie, we are talking about a very specific type of behavior. Did you read the...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    Tokmom, I definitely agree. It's just easier to manage with 2 pts
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    OP, I know med surg is demanding and full of endless tasks, but I encourage to practice letting the callous ignorance of certain patients bounce off of you as if you have a firewall. Laugh at it...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    OP, your decision to leave will of course hinge on how bad you want it. You may find a job with your experience that you want, or you may have luck with sub acute rehab or relocating. I think my...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    As someone who worked in the inner city, was told by administration to 'not even stop at the red lights, just slow and go,' was nearly carjacked twice going to and from the hospital, and had my nose...
    Mar 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. I need some advice
    I started on a medsurg floor after 7 years in LTC/subacute rehab/hospice (CNA-RN) and I was startled by the pace of things. I also had a hardcore preceptor and it was torture. Just buckle down, stay...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I feel like an illegitimate nurse
    Like the others said, you know the important skills. You are coordinating care and prioritizing! Everything else can be taught on the fly. You are doing great, so lose the worry. I started out on in...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing + and nursing -
    Being able to wear sweatpants to work and then change into scrubs and then back into sweatpants when I'm done.
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    This is kind of ridiculous. If it's in your scope of practice and in your job description, what's the problem? If you are refusing on the grounds that you are 'higher than her' I would still see it...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. John Hopkins Vs Union University
    Strike 'a' from my sentence citing 'handfuls of grads'
    Mar 13
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  14. John Hopkins Vs Union University
    GrnTea, Essentially, she will start with a license to learn just like everyone else when she passes her boards at the end of the program. That's what I meant. Not all new grads are the same; that...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  15. John Hopkins Vs Union University
    Hopkins is a brand name and they command big bucks to be part of their 'legacy.' However, I worked with many many JHU nursing grads who were unable to land a job even at the JHH or Bayview...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  16. Is there any nursing Job that is not stressful
    My least stressful job was as an LPN in a clinic for the students on a Job Corps campus. It was 8-5 M-Thurs. I had an hour long lunch break and would go take a nap in my car at the waterfront...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. burnt out
    I should add that in the year I worked as an LPN I lived in a room above the garage of a little old lady whose family wanted someone there in case she had another stroke. It was only 300$ a month and...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. burnt out
    These are all good ideas. I drove a POS car and worked doubles on the weekends and shifts wherever I could and used student loans. I ended up taking a year off to work as an LPN so I could pay for...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Two years ago we had a movie star in her 60s come to my floor in Baltimore for treatment by a renowned foot and ankle surgeon. There was extra security including someone posted by her door to make...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Nursing in portland vs Respiratory Thearapy
    Well, you may find yourself having to choose a nursing home depending on how the market is doing when you finish. But once you have experience you'll be able to get where you want to be. Long term...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Nursing in portland vs Respiratory Thearapy
    So RT and RN prerequisite are the same. If you are just starting them you should have some time to further consider your options. RNs make more money and have more jobs available to them than RTs in...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Nursing in portland vs Respiratory Thearapy
    Yes you can always do an online Rn-bsn but with rt a Bachelors won't equate to much. In my opinion you can do much more with an RN and being open to continuing ed
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Nursing in portland vs Respiratory Thearapy
    Do nursing. I'm near PDX and make almost 20$ an hour more than my husband, who is an RT at OHSU. You'll find a job.
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Are headaches a contrainidcation for 12 hour shifts?
    Do you clench your teeth or chew gum all day/night? I grind my teeth when asleep and clench them when I'm awake. Hurts. Good luck
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Out-of-state Interviews, anyone?
    Congrats! Best of luck to you!
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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