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  1. Anyone work at Southern Maryland Hospital?
    What is the pay range? Does anybody know their PRN rate? What do you like or dislike about working there?
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  2. How to: increase yearly evaluation points
    Compile a list of achievements/contributions from the year. Did you attain any certifications? Did you serve on any employee committees? Did you make any suggestions for changes that improve work...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Stethoscope for Mother Baby job?
    Congrats on the job! I love my Littman Classic II Infant stethoscope for my wee ones, but I covet the Cardiology III. It's nice when you're assessing moms and babies because all you need to do is...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. How to deal with bad laryngitis! Help!
    Help! I have horrible laryngitis and can't call in sick because I'm still in my first 90 day probation period. Anyone know any good tricks for getting my voice back so that people can hear me on the...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  5. Has anyone gone through the Kaiser background check?
    Hi there. Congrats on your offer as well! The background check ended up taking about 3 weeks from start to finish. Gather all of your paystubs and W2s because they do follow up and ask for...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  6. what's up with "best ever scrubs"??
    I bought a couple of pairs of Best Ever scrubs a few years ago. They were ok, but not worth the money. I liked the tops better than the bottoms. My favorite are Grey's Anatomy scrubs. They're about...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. New and need help with call times
    Before I let my pt launch into the long-winded version of what's going on, I ask the required yes or no questions first. "Hi, Mr. Smith, you're calling about abdominal pain today?" "Yes" "Ok,...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  8. How have you helped save your unit money?
    I give report quickly and efficiently and promptly clock out. I don't stay for hours "charting" while I milk the clock. That way the unit can use that money for staff when they really need it or for...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Kaiser nurses?  Anyone out there?
    I'm in the Mid-Atlantic region and yes, it's true, Kaiser pays significantly better than comparable employers. It's a nice place to work!
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. MSN MPH
    Johns Hopkins has it. So does UVA. Good luck!
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. Length of orientation for experienced nurse going to new hospital, same specialty
    Generally as long as it's the same specialty, I've had anywhere between 3-6 shifts after I complete HR orientation and hospital nursing orientation which takes about a week or two at most. I'd go...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the easiest job you've ever had?
    Mine was postpartum. I couldn've believe that we got paid the same as ICU/ER nurses! Note: Easiest job and favorite job are not necessarily synonymous! :nurse:
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New to night shift
    I love sleeping during the day on a rainy day. Bliss!
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. How'd you know when you were ready to get your MSN?
    Thank you all for your responses. You're right, it's like having kids. You're never ready! You just do it and somehow it all works out. I give myself all the usual excuses: 4 young kids, can't afford...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How'd you know when you were ready to get your MSN?
    I know I need to go back to school but for whatever reason I just can't take the plunge! I got my BSN two years ago and always thought I'd go back right away, but life keeps getting in the way. It's...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Greys Anatomy Scrubs
    I'd say they run fairly true to size. I'm a 0-2 and I wear the XS. The pants are very stretchy. The tops have less give so you may have to go a size up depending on your bust size. I love the fabric....
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year
    I always work 2 or 3 jobs prn and try to only pick up shifts when they're offering incentive pay. I work all the time and a half holidays, work nights and weekends to maximize shift differential and...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. For those who don't wear scrubs, what do you wear to work?
    For those of you who aren't required to wear scrubs to work, what do you usually wear? I love my hospital job, but get very tired of scrubs. I love having a day job where I can mix it up a bit!
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Whats the most money you made in a year? Fun thread
    $111,680 $68800 as a nursing supervisor and the rest from my weekend night job as a staff nurse.
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. extra shifts
    I don't feel obligated but I pick up an extra one or two shifts a week anyway. I know this isn't actually the case, but I kinda feel like it gives me brownie points so if I ever need to call in sick...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Lunches: Brown bag or cafeteria?
    I work nights so no cafeteria. I splurge way more often than I should on Thai takeout! I figure that's partly what the night shift differential is for :-)
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Has anyone gone through the Kaiser background check?
    So I just applied for a Kaiser advice nurse position. So far, so good, I've passed the triage test and the customer service test, but my background check is still pending. My background is clean...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  23. Colleague treats tech like a slave. Would you intervene?
    Thank you all for your input. I am composing an e-mail to the nurse manager now. I'm normally not one to meddle, but I won't stand for a toxic work environment. Thank you all!
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Colleague treats tech like a slave. Would you intervene?
    Thanks for the input. The thing is, I know Anne won't ever speak up for herself. She's completely terrified. She was telling me how much anxiety it gives her to come to work when she knows that Mary...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Colleague treats tech like a slave. Would you intervene?
    There's a nurse on my unit "Anne" who treats all of the techs, in particular a tech named "Mary" in an appalling manner. Anne is well known for her diva behavior. We all hate getting report from her...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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