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  1. 8-vs-12 hour shifts?
    VA we do 12s w 8s to get 80 hours of work in two weeks.
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Anyone Care to Explain VA Benefits/Education
    1. Some VA pay back student loans some do not it must be in the job posting 2. The NNEI will pay for your next degree but must be approved based on funding, most get 100% if approved 3. There are...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. VA Hiring Process for New Grad
    With the way the job is posted on usajobs you will need your RN. I would ask HR about it as well as potential graduate nurse tech positions. Good luck, it's worth it!
    Feb 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    I hear you loud and clear. Same story was once med surg now ICU. My father is med surg same hospital, I hear the same gripe. Each speciality should acknowledge the others strengths. Thank you for...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Do you have 12 hour shifts at your VA?
    Update- lost all 12s
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. VA Hiring Process
    VA monies for educational funding and loan payback were cut as a result of the current economical environment of our federal government. Oops posted twice!
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. VA Hiring Process
    Funding for educational benefits including NNEI and student loan repayment have been drastically cut as a result of the current economic state of our federal government.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Pregnant on 2 year probationary period
    Just an updated. Hired Jan 2009, baby Dec 2009. No problems :-) still work at awesome VA facility and have a wonderful 2 1/2 year old.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. New Grad: Should I take Med/Tele job or hold out for ICU?
    Take the job! You will get an excellent base of knowledge and if an opening posts in-house you will be easy to transfer. Most hospitals it is 6 months. As a new grad holding out isn't a good idea and...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. I'd rather do respiratory but I don't want to be unemployed...
    Just a quick note the VA I work at is begging for RRTs. They have to have travelers for a year at a time. Not bad environment not bad pay around $25 start in LCOL area. We have I believe 3 openings....
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Should I be concerned about my new CCU job
    We have a pharmacist on call and "virtual" pharmacy, that clears orders and helps a lot they are several states away but help a great deal with safety. We are VA and are NOT allowed to mix it is...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Over 40 and Becoming a Nurse....Any Thoughts?...
    I agree with what everyone else has said. Why not? You are going to get older, life is what you make with the time you have got. Will you regret not doing it? Then do it!
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Heparin gtt - anti-xa vs. PTT
    PTT is what we use to monitor.
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Please take our burnout survey
    Done!
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. BSN to PA
    They want u to have three years clinical experience..http://www.med.und.edu/physicianassistant/applicant.html
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. BSN to PA
    There is one bridge program that I know of a collegue of mine applied to in North Dakota. Here is an excerpt At present, there are more than 150 accredited Physician Assistant Programs in the United...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Stressed
    I don't think that you missed anything. You got him help and he's recovering. My daughter was born 1 month early and I had a similar experience, hearing alarms and being scared. It takes time to get...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Working for the VA
    Easy as said above especially if you know the manager hiring.
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does your hospital have a prayer or some other inspirational message overhead?
    My old work Catholic Hospital did, I'm neutral on it. Good energy and thoughts never hurt regardless of belief system IMO :)
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How common is it at your facility to do an overtime shift?
    If I wanted to right now I could probably work overtime every day of the week. Not strict and have a list sent out each week or two.
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How do rotating shifts work exactly?
    I work at a VA. rotating means usually a week or two if one and then another. Also with union contracts they won't schedule u without at least a day off in-between. The union has very specific...
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing is not recession proof
    I actually live in Des Moines...I graduated in 2008 and started at Mercy. I currently work at the VA we had some openings recently..and new grads got hired. Check out the usajobs.gov website and...
    Apr 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are Drug Shortages a Problem for you?
    the hospital i use to work at used alternatives if they couldn't get what they needed. they always found something, alternative medications and herbs were a different story, pt had to bring their own.
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. first job interview after passing boards
    they ask you about how you work as a team, if you ask for help when you need it, and "tell me a time when you..." leadership qualities and good work qualities, relax, breathe you'll do great!
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Dazed and Confused
    I always felt overwhelmed like I would never know it all, and well it's true you can't read everything and you can't know everything. My biggest help was talking with instructors about what they want...
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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