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  1. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Wow, Ned. Thanks. I get it, I really do....just still feels and seems kind of shady to me. I want a deal like Blunt Force Trauma has....a decent, competitive rate, AND a paid-for hotel to lay my head...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    You guys are awesome. BFT, I'm looking into Fastaff today! Ned, thanks for all the sage advice.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    It's weird, because I've been told two different things by two recruiters within days of each other. Both claim their information comes from "IRS guidelines." Recruiter A states that if your...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Thanks for the reply, BFT! Could you clarify -- you're making $45 an hour/48 hour guarantee (NICE!) and you're housed in the Candlewood Suites (I think I would love that, too!)...does Fastaff pay for...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Hi, Ned. Great points, but the 74K figure above would actually INCLUDE housing, which I have to find myself, as a stipend. So deduct from that my hotel or apartment rental costs and, depending where...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Oh, one more question. What about all the agencies that advertise $40 + an hour AND free, private housing? I always thought that in travel nursing, furnished housing was pretty much provided for you,...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Thanks so much for alll the insight, seasoned travelers. I hadn't thought at all about that low hourly rate affecting things like overtime, workman's comp, etc. Overall, it's a lot to think about. I...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    Hello, travelers! I am a new traveler. Actually, I spent last winter in Florida, but was hired directly by a hospital system at a flat hourly rate, which I thought was stellar, and had to find...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Guidance for a new case manager?
    Thanks for sharing your experiences, everyone. I have been at this job for about two months now. And I'm completely on the fence about it. I LOVE the patient and family contact. I mean, seriously,...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Always wanted to be a Hospice Nurse
    Hi, Beatrice! I'm very much like you. I went to nursing school in my late 30s with the sole intent of becoming a hospice nurse because of the amazing experience I had with the hospice nurses...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. meds for actively dying
    Tewdles, I LOVE all your posts. You're like a hospice guru! I have learned so much from you and just wanted to say thank you! Pnhopeful: I agree. Use what you've got! I agree with NC29mom -- look...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    Ooops. Just saw that you were hired at a VA hospital. Sorry. Missed that. (I'm having wine with dinner!) LOL!
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    Honey, many (most?) residents are idiots! LOL. You'll get no argument from me! I think it sounds like you're doing an absolutely awesome job, especially as a new grad! Are you in a hospital...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Want to gift my aides for Christmas
    LOVE this, Ruby. I planned on writing a heartfelt card for each of the aides I want to gift, too. Thank you for the reminder. :-)
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Interest in hospice
    I did a year in cardiac stepdown and two years in cardiac ICU before becoming a hospice nurse, which I just did on September 17 of this year. I LOVE it, but it is HARD work -- mostly the charting...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. New grad in hospice = doomed?
    I agree. You're definitely not doomed! I went to nursing school knowing I wanted to do hospice. Through a series of circumstances, I ended up doing three years in a hospital; one year on a cardiac...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Want to gift my aides for Christmas
    Hi, everyone! I'm a relatively new hospice nurse (started September 17) and am mostly LOVING it. It's so much more than I ever thought it would be. There are good days and bad, like any other job,...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. How do you pronounce "centimeter" ???
    That's funny. I say "cent." When I first became a nurse, a LOT of people said "sont." It took me a couple of times to get what they were talking about, and it bugs me still today. I thought it was a...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Guidance for a new case manager?
    Thanks so much for your response, SCLPN! I should have clarified in my original post: I am an ICU nurse on a cardiac ICU, but I went to nursing school to work in hospice. I have finally landed my (I...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Guidance for a new case manager?
    Hello, all. I am to start a new hospice case manager position in a few weeks, and am freaking out a little bit inside. Looking for your thoughts on a bunch of questions...appreciate any help or...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Getting discouraged!
    Hi! I was going to suggest the same thing as the previous poster. I'm an RN finishing a BSN and for my last class (community health) I actually rented my textbook for $26 for the entire semester...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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