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  1. Urine screens killing me!!!
    I'm in NC and pay $76 for each observed test. It's crazy! The place I test at says they charge $19 for a test, so what happens to that other $57? Someone's getting rich off of us!
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Favorite scrubs
    I love the ICU scrubs by Barco. They are super soft (comparable to Grey's Anatomy scrubs) and cheap. They also have the stain release fabric. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Need advice on a job interview
    Quite the dilemma I am sure. Personally, I have been on about 15 interviews and told them all upfront about my restrictions and being in the BON program. I recently got a job in dialysis and the...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. I need to rant...AAAHHHHH
    Thank you jmo! I wish you much success in your long term care interview! Be confident and go sell yourself!!
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. I need to rant...AAAHHHHH
    Ok, so my rant made me feel a little better. BUT, the great news is...I was offered a dialysis job today and accepted the position!! When I thought there was no hope and no one would hire me, I kept...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. I need to rant...AAAHHHHH
    I had my zillionth interview today and it was with a prominent teaching hospital in my area. The nurse recruiter seemed eager to have me come for an interview and said she had the perfect position...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Further my hands on skills (IVs, phlebotomy, ekg)
    Try the Wake AHEC (Area Health Education Center). I completed a RN Refresher program in my area through AHEC and they were always offering classes and skills labs. The classes (I think) are a bit...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  8. NCBON: Is this an Invasion of privacy ?
    I went to a local Prime Care office last week for a test. The girl about hit the floor when I told her the tests were $76 a pop. She said they only charge $19 per test and it is the same charge for...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. ? about FirstLab or drug testing...
    The AP is a non published, non discipline program. The IP is the Illicit Drug Program. I am in the CDDP and the restrictions/requirements are the same. Go here for the jist of what's required for...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. First Code
    Yep, I will never forget the look on his face! Trying to say "help" while blood pouring from his mouth and nose. I have never had another bloody one like that but I have had some doozies working in a...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. First interview since license reinstated.....HELP!!
    packfan007, I saw an earlier post you made about this and it's ironic that I literally JUST filled out an online app for PPD and submitted it. The others didn't have any openings that I saw. I would...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. First interview since license reinstated.....HELP!!
    How do you go about finding dr office jobs? Only thing I have found is by googling "family practice" or something to that extent and then seeing if they have a website and email address listed. ALOT...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. First interview since license reinstated.....HELP!!
    Around here there in no Caduceus group that I have found (Piedmont Triad). I have tried dr offices but they are only hiring CMA's and LPN's these days. LTC floor nurses pass narcs and the admin...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. First Code
    First code was on an Oncology unit....Stage IV Lung CA pt newly diagnosed. Family came to nurses station and said he was "spitting up blood". I go into the room and he is gushing blood from his mouth...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. First interview since license reinstated.....HELP!!
    I have been on 6 LTC interviews and have been 100% honest with them all. The interviews have all gone wonderfully and they have all wanted to hire me but can't work with the restriction of no...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. forgot First Lab call in. California Probation
    I don't know about in CA, but in NC you would be given a stiff warning. I would immediately email or call your coordinator at the BON and let them know what happened and what you have done to ensure...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. First interview since license reinstated.....HELP!!
    I have my first interview this week since having my RN license reinstated last week. I am in the Chemical Dependency Discipline Program in NC (clean since 2004 :) ). I am interviewing at a Nursing...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Headed to BON tomorrow.....so stressed!!
    Thanks for the support catmom! I GOT MY LICENSE BACK!!!!! Sorry for the caps, jut a tad bit excited. Now...to look for a job. My sobriety date is 12/30/04. Feels so good to be a nurse again and have...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Headed to BON tomorrow.....so stressed!!
    Tomorrow I head to the BON reinstatment committee to petition for my license back. I am so nervous and stressed. I work a great recovery program and have been clean since 12/2004 so I know I am doing...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Any other CDDP patricipants out here?
    Thanks to you both! I submitted my One Year Sobriety notebook on Oct 1 and am supposed to be hearing from them by 10/25. I am just so discouraged but know they rule my life right now!
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  21. Violation of privacy
    I too received the dreaded "we're making you pay $76 per test just to be observed" letter yesterday (I am in NC). I can barely afford the $50 they now charge and come Jan 2011 it's going to be $76. I...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Any other CDDP patricipants out here?
    I am entering the CDDP (chemical dependency discipline program) and need to know what to expect. Can anyone help? Please do not lecture me on addiction, as i have been in recovery for almost 6 years...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  23. Good NA meetings in Winston Salem NC??
    Can anyone tell me of any good NA groups in the Winston Salem NC area? Newly recovering nurse needing some support here!
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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