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  1. Is it common to negotiate your hourly rate or just take what is offered?
    On my 1st and last assignment, i remember a travel nurse talking about how she never accepts the rate that is offered and always talks her recruiter up by 1-4 dollars/hr. She was shocked when i told...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Fastaff
    I performed a quick search and it seems as though most of the threads are pretty dated. I went to the fastaff website and they have very few positions and of the open positions, they are only 8 weeks...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. how do you combat loneliness and a few other questions
    I was a traveler for 20 weeks, 800 miles away from home a few years ago. When I decided to take the position, I was ready to experience things that I've never done, like take skiing lessons, go...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. does this sound extremely unsafe or is this typical??
    Due to Budget cuts, our Telemety/CVCU unit is doing away with Tele Techs for every shift beginning Jan 1st. Doesn't this sound a bit unsafe? Both day and night shift nurses have 6-7 patients each....
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. please help
    I'm a BSN with many years of experience. I would love to switch gears in my career and become a Research Nurse and work in the hospital setting or for a Pharma company. These places require...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  6. patient on IV Amidorone and PO Amiodorone at the same time?
    The patient was in Afib and the MD ordered a bolus of Ami followed by a continious drip. The patient was also started on PO amiodorone 400mg BID. The drip has been infusing for almost 24 hours and...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Cattiness an issue as a NP??
    I'm a bedside nurse who is so sick of the childish behavior from many coworkers (nurses and techs). So much gossiping and backstabbing! I'm in the midst of applying to a NP program and I hope the...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. need advice about a bully... can I PM someone??
    Please PM me if I can ask u for your advice. I really don't want to publicly post details about the situation.
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I'm interviewing for a Govt job next week - salary will be discussed at the end
    And I have NO idea what I should ask for. I'm a bedside nurse with 13 years of experience and have worked a wide range of "specialties." Currently working IMC Cardio/pulm. But my baby is Oncology...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  10. LOVE Ortha Heels shoes!!!!
    I've tried them ALL - Dansko, NM, Crocs, etc, etc, etc. And then I found Ortha Heels. Ahhhh. Relief for these famn near flat feet! Go to their webiste and check them out. I found these by...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. heparin gtt vs SubQ
    my unit will send a patient to the cath lab with the heparin gtt infusing. cath lab will stop the drip and discontinue the order before sending the patient back post cath. so why is it acceptable...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. I'm getting so confused
    A big, fat THANK You to you both, TopsDrop & Turnforthenurse!!! Everything you wrote makes sense to me. Now if I may pick your brains on a few other things: Some of these patients are getting...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. I'm getting so confused
    I'm new to cardiac nursing and I'm getting confused about which leads to view on our monitor. We use 5 leads. When I was starting my shift, the night nurse had a patient who was in a BBB on aVR. She...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. getting certified in echocardiography - could this open any doors??
    I am not a new nurse, but definitely new to cardiac nursing. I have an opportunity to become certified and sit for national examination as a echocardiograph technician. A nearby school has this...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. what is the diff b/w free testosterone vs total testosterone??
    I understand that Free is what is readily available for the body to use. But I can't wrap my brain around "why". And what is total. And if the free is low, but the total is normal.....what does that...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. if a hematoma is beginning to form in the groin after a cath.....
    I'm not a Cardiac nurse, but I am thinking of becoming one once I educate myself more on cardiac anatomy and cardiac procedures. So here come my first cardiac question of 2013: where should the...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Confused a/b Nursing Program  Accreditation
    When I was in undergrad, I never knew that some programs weren't fully accredited! Luckily my program was accredited, but I know of many nurses who were put through the wringer because their program...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Low undergrad GPA....can't get into NP school.
    2.5 gpa
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Low undergrad GPA....can't get into NP school.
    My undergrad GPA is pretty low, however, my uni had a pretty high standard. I didn't do well for a plethora of reasons, but mainly because I worked waaay too much and put my classes on the back...
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    LOL. I refused to receive yet another admission because it was too much for me and the other nurse. Afterall, we couldn't give the care and attention the next admission deserved. Telling the "charge...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    But she doesn't have additional responsibilities. I've said it 3 or 4 times already.....she is only responsible for making assignments for our shift. I know this for a fact. I know this for a fact...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    Med/Tele. It is insane. We are probably the only hospital in the state offering sign on bonuses for a 2 year commitment....
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    On my unit, CN simply means assignment maker for YOUR shift and making a few phone calls to see of someone can cover for the next shift if their is a call off. And with the latter, all of us help...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    I wasn't catty about it. I am sick of this particular nurse (who graduated in December) dodging admissions. Charge nurse simply means you make the assignment for the shift and try to find someone to...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. was i unprofessional? (quick story)
    I several years experience as charge nurse and I think I always handle people and situations quite well. However, at my current place of my employment, the first person who shows up for the shift...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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