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  1. "1-2 years experience" required
    I have been a nurse for 3 years, moving to a critical care unit but eventually looking to join the critical care float pool at my hospital. The positions for that pool stated "1-2 years ICU...
    3:42 pm
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Are all nurses overworked and underpaid?
    That's a movie. Also, exceptions do not invalidate something that is generally true. That's why they're called "exceptions."
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Are all nurses overworked and underpaid?
    Women and men are fundamentally different. There has never been a strong workers rights movement for women in this country, in contrast to men. Women are less likely to strike, less likely to...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    My current hospital uses the traditional 40 hour rule. They will schedule you only for 3 12s a week. If you pick up extra or they ask you to come in extra, you will be paid overtime if you go over...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    That is my point. They are not following an 8/80 system. They're using their own system which is not legal.
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    The old job was 76.5 hours biweekly. 3.5 hours was deducted from 80 due to automatic meal deductions. It's not true that if you owe money back for benefits if you don't fulfill the requirement of...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    I'll call the labor board to clarify. Thanks for the feedback. To the people who are in a state of shock over the fact that I might have been screwed out of overtime that I might have earned, you...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    I did not self schedule. They scheduled me and asked people if they wanted long stretches off or if they wanted things spread farther apart. Yes, the job offered was 12 hour shifts, 80...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    I was non exempt. I was a floor nurse. I punched in at a time clock every day and I would even get reprimanded if I punched in early. All the floor nurses are non exempt. This was a new graduate...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    You may want to review the posts by KelRN215... it may help you to understand. If an employer wants to schedule you for 12 hour shifts they don't have to pay overtime... unless they are using the...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    If the facility was operating under the 8/80 system, then wouldn't I be owed overtime for all the shifts that exceeded 8 hours? Like the 12 hour shifts? That implies must be following labor...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    I don't remember doing so or signing anything that said so. Also it looks like the NYS department of labor that contracts designed to avoid overtime payment are not lawful, but I could be mistaken. ...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is it really easier for male new grad nurses to land a job?
    Men tend to aim for higher paying jobs and higher paying specialties, like nurse anesthetists. Women aim for jobs that offer scheduling flexibility to take care of kids and such. Also, women who...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. PCCN (Progressive Care Certification for Nurses) Review
    I used the first book you mentioned and I thought it was actually very good. I passed the PCCN last year with 88/100 questions right.
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    It still appears that I should have received overtime however, because that rule states that even if you don't exceed 80 hours over two weeks, then you still have to be paid overtime for shifts ...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    Yea, apparently it's due to that 8/80 rule. Organizations that employ nurses 24/7 such as nursing homes and hospitals are an exception to the ban on averaging two weeks to compute overtime, it...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    My current employer pays biweekly but we still accrue overtime if we work more than 40 hours in any given week. That website states that a workweek is 7 days, which seems to be irrespective of pay...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    Brief backstory: I am a registered nurse. I graduated in 2011 and found my first job in a hospital that same year working on a floor. I worked 80 hours every 2 weeks, which consisted of six 12...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why are nurses not paid more?
    My old job as a new nurse in upstate NY paid 22.86. The senior nurses didn't make much more. Since moving to a more metropolitan area in the northeast I started making more like 30. It is...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Weather Policy
    No, it's not lenient, and I feel as if we deserve disaster pay: a premium upon our regular wage in times of snowstorms and such.
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. NG tube and Ice Chips
    Yes, you can even instil ice or slush straight down the NG tube as needed. This is an effective treatment for hyperthermia because it helps to lower their core temperature.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Do Not Over-Share!
    If there is a specter of past substance abuse as well, you will be stigmatized. MAJORLY.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Basic Information About the TEAS Test
    These tests are stupid.
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  24. Do you need all those degrees?
    It isn't just degree proliferation. It's also certification proliferation from greedy "credentialing" organizations. I am convinced that there is a lot of fraud within that industry. These...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    I am in agreement. I know at least three nurses newer than me whose first raise put them at a higher rate of pay than myself, in spite of being experienced nurse myself. Ridiculous...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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