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  1. Lakeway Regional in Austin
    Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the facility. Looking at a job there. Thanks!
    Oct 8
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. Any excelsior grads who travel
    To clarify: lost cause for getting a CA license/endorsement at this time.
    May 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Any excelsior grads who travel
    Check out this link: Excelsior College | State Board Requirements Looks like most of the states you can get a license via endorsement, just need X number of hours experience working as an RN. If...
    May 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Letter of Resignation
    Love it how they let you work your full shift on Monday then fired you at the end of the day. Doesn't sound like a place I'd want to work.
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Letter of Resignation
    Have to disagree. Though the "signs" or "feelings" were there, the OP had no notice she was being terminated until she was pulled into the office but the resignation had already been turned in to an...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. RVing while on assignment
    There are a few groups on facebook and one that has several members who are RV traveling nurses. Try Travel Nurse Network - The Gypsy Nurse, Travel Nursing, etc.
    Jan 9
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Nursing Nightmares
    OMG!!! I am so relieved to know I'm not the only one who dreams they completely forgot about a patient(s) for an entire shift!!! I have literally woken up in a panic, walked down the hallway in my...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    I fantasize about being the cleaning lady at work. She always looks so happy, mopping the floor, taking out the trash, wiping down the counters. Oh how little stress she has. The patients are...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why did you decide to be a nurse?
    My aunt was an RN and she was always held in such high esteem by everyone. RN's to me were gods. My sister-in-law is an RN and I watched her go through school. I thought "Oh, how cool" but when I...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What Baffles You?
    Drives me nuts when patients complain about (insert complaint) and continually want me to call the doctor. I finally told one person I had called the doctor too many times already and quite frankly...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Patients who love their sick role
    Sweet!!! These are all great y'all. Keep the tips coming! I have a difficult time wording things so that they come out sounding at least half way professional. Always looking for more...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Obtaining Letters of a Rec for a First Time Traveler
    Excellent advice! And thanks for giving suggestions on ways to obtain reference letters. It can be difficult in finding a way to approach a manager, charge nurse or colleague for these. Yea, I...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Obtaining Letters of a Rec for a First Time Traveler
    I asked 3 travelers I worked with recently about recommendation letters bc I'm interested in traveling. All 3 looked at me like I had lost my mind. They have never been asked for letters in all the...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Advice
    If the DON left a nasty message on your phone then that just shows the overall attitude of the organization, which is not professional. And no one looks out for your health except you. Learn that...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Houston
    Yea, that's a pretty rough part of Houston. If you're able to commute you could live in Humble or Kingwood.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Texas
    Your point is? And from what I gather there are bad working conditions in every state. Bad board? Personally never had any issues & don't know of anyone that has. Low pay? Yea, lower than some...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. 1 month into being a Med/Surg nurse. Help!
    It is interesting and thanks for sharing all the info! Medsurg is definitely challenging.
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Overweight travel nurses!!
    THIS is my new favorite quote. And so very true. Thanks!
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Travel nursing information
    Travel nursing is a whole other world and there's TONS you'll learn. Let me start by saying I don't travel yet, but that is my goal and what I'm working towards now. Getting my experience in so I...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Austin, Dallas & Houston:  Which City is Best for RNS?
    Oops...should have read housing in/around Houston will be cheaper than Austin or Dallas.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Austin, Dallas & Houston:  Which City is Best for RNS?
    Of those 3, Houston probably has the lowest COL but overall they're all about the same. Austin (& surrounding area) is one of the largest growing cities in the country & I think rents tend to be...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. 1 month into being a Med/Surg nurse. Help!
    It just takes time, a ton of patience and a ton of stamina. It will get easier in the sense that you'll start learning how to group tasks, remember to check several different places for meds...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. So you're a travel nurse, which constant questions do you LOVE the most?
    Got a good laugh last night at work thinking about this thread bc I finally ran into an actual travel nurse (not a local agency) who got floated to our floor! Another nurse and I grilled him for a...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Jumping the Nursing Ship to Follow My Dreams
    Go for it with all your heart and soul. You'll never regret it. Good luck and best wishes for a successful new life journey!
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What specialities do nurses do while traveling?
    The "hot" specialties right now seem to be L&D, ER, and OR. Of course, by time you finish school & get a few years experience that could all change. It's important to find an area of nursing that...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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