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  1. Lifestyle Discrimination
    I would also like to add that pregnant nurses are the worst to work with, "Oh I cant take that patient. Oh i cant turn my patient." If you can't physically do the job, its time to go on short term...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Employers are sneaky and sometimes unethical. The only reason to ever release any information is if the patient personally requests it. My mom called out sick due to chest pain and ended up...
    Apr 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Lifestyle Discrimination
    Plain and simple, you hire someone based on their ability to do a job. As a fat cardiac nurse, I sometimes feel hypocritical, but I also know that as a fat patient, I am way more likely to tune...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Afghanistan
    Haha you can totally tell I just got off of night shift with that post. What was going on in my head was... I had considered contracting previously, but never got anywhere with it. My friend, who...
    Mar 9
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Afghanistan
    Does anyone have any thoughts on working for a contractor as nurse on the American base in Afghanistan? My friend who is an electrical contractor recently went to tbe clinic for sutures, and I...
    Mar 9
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Your union does all of that... mine does not, so speak for yourself. I am pretty sure that 90k a year in NYC is not that great of a salary, at least it wouldnt be for me as a single person. Just like...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    I don't understand why nurses as a whole cannot work together and educate the public about the ills of hospital life. If there is public outrage over how thin nurses are spread and how dangerous it...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. When to apply before relocation.
    I have decided to move back to my hometown in July when my lease is up. How soon is appropriate to start applying for jobs. I was thinking the end of April/ beginning of May.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. How much debt is too much for an RN with her bachelor's?
    I have 15k from an adn, but I only worked 20hrs a week at $7/hr so most of that was living expenses. My program was around 6k. Its not hard to live with.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Quit nursing school after two months...
    Being a CNA was the first job I ever loved, that's why I went into nursing. I love what I do, but hate the politics of nursing/ hospital life. I can promise you if you don't like nursing now,...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Resume critique, applied to over 100 jobs without a single call back
    I am going to be honest and say that I kind of glazed over and stopped reading your resume. I second the opinion that it needs to be quick and easy to read, consider how many resumes HR people look...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Need Some Help/Need to Rant
    In the Washington DC area, the only place you will be hired with an ADN is at Washington Hospital Center. Period. And I am pretty certain that the only reason I got in, is that I came with cardiac...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  13. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. DC 2. 3.5 3. Cath lab 4. $30.03/hr 5. I honestly can't remember the differential. I think its 20% for night and $5 for weekends. 6. Unionized, mandatory by city law. Dues are 2.5x hourly...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Please listen!!!
    I am not certain how networking gets you your first nursing job. The only person I graduated with that got a job from networking was a girl who was a waitress and she just so happened to do a great...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Nursing program wants students to schedule own clinical day because they messed up
    Another option for a clinical site may be a daycare for special needs children. I spent a day with babies with peg tubes and other issues that required specialized daycare. It was by far the best...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Please listen!!!
    Plus its the best way to be hired when you graduate. I tell everyone who tells me they are in nursing school.
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Cath Lab Staffing
    I am just curious, how many cath labs out there staff with one nurse and two techs? Do you feel safe?
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Tax home base
    I should also add that I still have a FL drivers license.
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Tax home base
    Hi, I currently live in MD, and work in DC as a staff nurse. I own a house in FL, but I always just file MD (or VA) tax even though I state my permanent address is FL on my tax forms. If I were to...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Have we lost the "art" of nursing?
    The last time I was able to fluff and buff my patients was a night when I miraculously had 3 patients. For one particular patient, I was able to rub lotion on his itchy back not once but twice. ...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Double usage of saline flush? (flush and reconstitution of drugs)
    You know what's funny about the prefilled saline syringes? I have now worked in two facilities where you cannot find a 10mL vial of saline anywhere. So basically the hospital encourages this use of...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  22. NNU...Where do I sign!?
    I think in theory, nursing unions are great. I feel that they are key in pushing important things like patient ratios into public spotlight. However, I feel that in my hospital's case, there are...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. Have you traveled to Florida?
    As a new grad in North Florida, 2 years ago, I was making 21.84/hr in a CCU. I was working for the 2nd best payer in the city, my friend who worked in PICU had been a nurse for 6 years before she...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    I have always thought that if it is not your patient's chart, you cannot legally be in it, unless you are rendering some type of care ie. passing a med to help another nurse catch up, starting an IV,...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. Moving to DC
    That chart is not really accurate given your years of experience. With a year more than you I make around 65k a year, give or take a couple thousand. That's not including overtime. I live in a...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing


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