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  1. Can a new BSN grad w/research experience get a research nurse job?
    Yes, both of you would be viable candidates for a clinical research RN. Why not apply? This area of nursing can be very tedious at times. If you are an adrenaline junkie; you will not like research...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  2. Banner Thunderbird vs. St. Joseph's--accepting job offers
    Employee parking is a nightmare at St. Joe's. You will have to pay about 6 bucks a day to park in the visitors garage. Or, you can be bussed into St. Joes from remote parking (and the distance isn't...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  3. Which fields of nursing have the most stable clients
    Research nursing is very low stress to me having come from an ICU background. Just being out of the hospital environment has done wonders for my well-being and mental health.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nursing Unions
    No, Maricopa County employees are not unionized. The VA hospital is under federal auspices.
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  5. ICU ERRORS
    Just imagine finding yourself as a patient or having a loved one in this hospital! Oh, the horror. RN45, is there a compliance hotline you can call where you can report anonymously? Since you said...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Is Banner Health hiring ADN new grads?
    I have a friend that is a new grad BSN that has an interview next week. The hospital is in Page, AZ. She has not ever been called by a Phoenix area Banner. I don't know the hiring status of any...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  7. Moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the fall ...
    The cost of living in Chandler has to be way lower than San Diego. There is a website that makes COL comparisons somewhere out there. I have seen it posted before on AN but can't remember the site....
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. Where do you prefer an IV?
    Anywhere you can get one in. I am a VERY tough stick and anesthesiologists even have a hard time with me. Hey, just put in a PICC please if it looks like I will need IV access for more than a couple...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Team Nursing
    I used to get floated to a tele floor that did team nursing. I disliked it very much since I was usually the only person on a "team". No LPN, no CNA, just me and at least 10 tele patients. Those were...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses need water
    Yeah, BUT, we could not afford to pay for a liter of NS every shift. I recently was billed for a liter and it was 300 bucks! I called to complain about it since I had an IV but received no fluids. ...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Miserable at work...Help I'm drowning...
    Can you file a union grievance about not getting your schedule on time? After you see how your grievance goes and how well the union support is you can move on to bigger management issues. One of the...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the fall ...
    I would probably pick Scottsdale Shea because I have heard good things from nurses that have worked there and because they do have a lift team on day shift. Banner Good Samaritan has a reputation...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. Moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the fall ...
    The sickest patients will be at the Level 1 trauma hospitals. I would say St. Joe's (now called Dignity Healthcare I think), Banner Good Samaritan, and Maricopa County have the sickest ICU patients....
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  14. Rhabdomyolysis
    Here is some medical trivia to lighten things up. If you work in correctional nursing you see this rhabdo diagnosis quite frequently. The prisoners are so bored they have exercise contests and the...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Before You Take An Elderly Family Member To The ER
    I have all of my hx and meds on one sheet and have never had anyone refuse it. If they constantly ask questions, say "see the sheet." I also have made a sheet for each family member and it always...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Foreign Transplants
    My liver transplant story exactly mirrors you Mom's . My husband has always been a blood donor and Red Cross informed him he couldn't donate blood anymore. Just wanted to let you know that the...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New hires. Employment outlook.
    Yes, I think you should be worried. Hospitals are not going to be hiring any significant number of new grad RNs until they have some income. When people or entities start covering hospitalizations...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Prescott RN info
    You only have a choice of one hospital chain to work for - Yavapi Regional. The last time I looked, (which must have been about at least 5 years ago), the pay was competitive with Phoenix. If you...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. Allergy
    At least you clean allergens off of hardwood floors. I shudder to think what is in left in carpeting and the underpads of carpeting. This is the reason I have all hardwood or ceramic tile in my house!
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Home med lists make me crazy.
    [QUOTE=mbg18;7273679]Ugh!! I work in peds and every now and then will have patients whose parents bring in typed up home med lists, alphabetized by generic med name, with complete dosage info,...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Home Health-The good, The bad, and I'm getting out.
    It is difficult to explain but I will try. It becomes an exercise in futility to keep a person alive who is never going to get better, or death is in the immediate future. It is disheartening and...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Home Health-The good, The bad, and I'm getting out.
    I am also a former ICU nurse that has turned to hospice nursing! I have only been working in hospice about 6 weeks so I haven't had time to fully evaluate the pros/cons. I am in a triage position and...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Blackout curtains
    You have the right idea. I have a small blackout blind to fit inside the bedroom window frame, then a larger one that fits outside the window frame (to block out the light seeping from the sides and...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Health Insurance rates...
    $850 a month would be the price for me with family coverage. Luckily, my husband has excellent insurance and we use his. In my area, all nursing jobs have bad insurance. Ironic, when you can't afford...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Unsanitary practice?
    Sanitizer does NOT kill C.-Diff spores. I second the thoughts of Nursetastic. Only soap and water kills it.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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