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  1. High paying warm weather areas
    Last time I checked, NYC isn't a high-paying warm weather area.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Where should a new grad BSN move?
    1) IF you're TRULY interested in an adventure, try applying for openings with the Indian Health Service. They also have loan repayment: http://www.ihs.gov/careeropps/loanrepayment/ 2) I have been...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. High paying warm weather areas
    I have really enjoyed working there as a seasonal nurse. We're allowed to participate in their clinical ladder and, if you choose a benefits-eligible compensation package, you qualify for 50% tuition...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    Well, you could...gasp!!!...relocate to an area with more openings and fewer graduates. Just a thought.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. High paying warm weather areas
    I am returning to NCH in Naples, FL, for my third season. I earn a flat rate...$44.32 plus $2.60 differential between 3-7p ($5 differential starting at 7p). There are several apartment complexes in...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Resume Format for Travel RNs
    I need to revamp my resume, but I could use some advice. I have always managed to keep my resume to one page. However, as a travel nurse, I have accumulated a lot of work experience and, as a result,...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner
    The OP has some VERY valid points...even if s/he could benefit from a basic grammar course. In addition, it is important to remember that s/he is a whopping 25 years old and has been a nurse...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. RN to BSN folks; Clinical sites in Pittsburgh
    Good luck with your experiences! It can be a good chance to see an area that you're curious about and unfamiliar with. I have always had an interest in public health. So, I enjoyed being in the...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. RN to BSN folks; Clinical sites in Pittsburgh
    Do you have a particular interest? The Allegheny County Health Department can be an interesting place to spend a couple of days. I completed my graduate school practicum within the STD/HIV/AIDS...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  10. RN to BSN folks; Clinical sites in Pittsburgh
    I graduated from nursing school in Pittsburgh in 2007/2009. What sort of site are you looking for?
    Sep 4
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. Fake call outs irritate me
    Three other thoughts: 1) I have always felt like more individuals would be willing to work PRN and/or float IF the facility provided a comprehensive orientation. Instead, they hire someone for one...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Fake call outs irritate me
    If an individual has paid time off, then it is their prerogative to call off. While it is not professional on a holiday (or the day before or after), your facility should have a policy in place to...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    When a patient expresses frustration when a nurse or nursing assistant isn't available EXACTLY when they need/want them AND we're short-staffed, well, I encourage the patient and/or their family to...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Why did you become a nurse?
    I became a registered nurse after serving in the Peace Corps. I continue to have a strong commitment to helping those most in need. However, I quickly learned that the bedside wasn't where I wanted...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I resent it when individuals (often inexperienced nurses or those who have worked at the same community hospital for the past 25 years) assume that a nurse...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    TheCommuter - I feel your pain. While the OP could have chosen his/her words more thoughtfully, it is his/her right to vent (complain?). My calling was (is?) opera. It is what I initially studied in...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Titers Paid By Traveler?
    Try a public health department.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Career (Prep) Advice
    Thank you for your input. I will be working 3 12-hour shifts. So, I only have time for one opportunity. I am focused on am experience that will provide me with additional skills. I am also concerned...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. More Examples of posting on Facebook and getting fired
    It is important to use common sense when posting on social networking sites. I do not use my real name or a picture of my face. In addition, I work at "A Hospital in SWFL." Finally, do not friend...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Career (Prep) Advice
    ?????
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Career (Prep) Advice
    Anyone? Anything?
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Career (Prep) Advice
    I have been a RN for nearly eight years and I have varied experience, including orthopedics and urology, research, health insurance, and travel. I possess a BSN and MPH (infectious diseases and...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    Thanks!
    Aug 20
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  24. NP vs MPH vs NP/MPH
    I have been a RN for nearly 8 years. Because of my interest in public health, I earned the MPH (infectious diseases and micro). In the short-term, as a RN, it has been reasonably useless. Health...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being "impossible," I would give it either a 6 or 7. I studied for about six weeks and I used the NAON Orthopaedic Review Course and Orthopedics Made Ridiculously Simple....
    Aug 15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing


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