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  1. Does corrections nursing make you jaded?
    I have worked in corrections several years ago. I left and spent about 12-15 years in ER/trauma. I am now back in corrections and hope to stay here and make it my last job. I don't think it makes...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Thinking of going to corrections
    You're on the right track - and you're a smart person. Nursing's a great field, but a tough one, and we all have to stick together. That's why this website is so great...there are lots of different...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Thinking of going to corrections
    Hi - it may be good to know a C.O. or not....sometimes the decision making process in hiring is a totally separate process. The state prisons are a bit of a different ball of wax. The criminal...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Thinking of going to corrections
    One of the worst times for inmate-patients comes when they have to go to court, where they are scrutinized and reduced to being just a number or a name or a sentence (a charge). They return to jail...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Thinking of going to corrections
    Wow! That is a great ride! Sometimes solutions come out of the journey. Those are the best solutions too. It's a very different perspective to be on the health care side of corrections. I found that...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  6. Traveling with your dogs
    Have you seen the Foster Farms commercial?? Just make sure you're not speeding and that your chickens look healthy.
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Thinking of going to corrections
    I remember when I first started working in a correctional facility....I went through a period where some of the officers deliberately kept me waiting in an area where one door locks behind you and...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Thinking of going to corrections
    Hi everyone - I've worked in corrections both as a "floor" nurse and in administration/management. I have worked with both adults and juveniles. I think that the facility dictates your opinions....
    May 26, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Traveling with your dogs
    ....and a lot of travel companies will pay the pet deposit for you.
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Traveling with your dogs
    You are welcome Swansonmail! I've had lots of tips from other travelers, so we just have to share it to take away the anxiety that comes from not knowing. I have a small Shark vacuum with a...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Traveling with your dogs
    I have been traveling with two dogs for about 3-4 years now. One thing that I've learned is: do NOT pay outrageous pet deposits. You may never get them back. The best thing that I can recommend is a...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Helpful Tips for the Nurse Traveler
    This is a great forum! I've had good travel experiences and negative ones. My present concern involves angst over having to give up one of my pets to hit the road after signing a contract. I travel...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Canceling a Contract
    Hi everyone - I signed a travel contract but have not started yet. Ii was told by my recruiter that if I canceled it I would not only get a DNR from the agency, but from the hospitals in the entire...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. What kind of stethoscope should I get for nursing school?
    I've gotta say though, that I really lust after the Lilo!!! I'm going to put it on my Xmas list. I deserve it after all these years!
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. What kind of stethoscope should I get for nursing school?
    I hate to be an old lecturer, but having a less than perfect stethoscope to get you through school is not a bad idea!!! I have an old Sprague with a crack in the plastic face, and people have...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. What kind of stethoscope should I get for nursing school?
    You are all so creative, and so on the right track about nursing supplies. Always have a mind for your wallet. I see a lot of doctors in the ER who are using cheaper stethoscopes - and often they...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Please help me, I'm in trouble.
    I'm confused. The disciplinary action ? Everything in your file was false? Is there anything I'm missing?
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Please help me, I'm in trouble.
    BTW, I'm not on facebook, not a listed phone number and take every precaution to keep my name private. Guys - be very careful, everyone.....The social network was not a great fad.....it's dangerous...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Please help me, I'm in trouble.
    You know, this is not such a good idea if there is any kind of legal procedure in the wings. I went thru nursing school while I did a child custody battle, + 18 units/qtr at a UC. It wasn't any...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Please help me, I'm in trouble.
    Just thought of something else....I watched Oprah today and she had her staff go over their own personally touching episodes. One of her workers talked about a woman they had on their show...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Please help me, I'm in trouble.
    Hey, I have learned so much as well. I am so proud to be part of this group. I think that if we work together we could put together a resource book that we could send out to nurses going through...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I think my spirit is officially broken...
    I've had a million jobs in my "other life" outside of nursing. I worked in public relations (at least you can go home and forget it at night!), worked as a tour guide, a babysitter, head of...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I think my spirit is officially broken...
    Yes, I agree with you. I've had some great travel experience with great people, just not in the last 6-8 months. I find that being a travel nurse, you just have to say nothing when first going in....
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I think my spirit is officially broken...
    Don't congratulate me yet! I just made the decision after a spirit-breaking ER travel assignment in which they cut my contract short. I'm still hurting. :crying2: And at my age, after 25- yr or...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Not to Sure..
    So, the rate of $28/hr is in Santa Cruz, CA. A beautiful place to live.
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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