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  1. How Does an RN make more in Sacramento than San Diego????
    I was making 41/hr with 6 years experience, but we'd rather move north and kill our student loans (in order to live coastal) than live in East County (and the heat).. But to each their own-- I can...
    Sep 25
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. ucsd medical center
    Ahhhh I stand corrected then.. I think most of the nurses I know who have wanted a position with either the VA, Balboa, Pendleton, or UCSD have primarily been concerned with retirement/pension on...
    Sep 24
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Wishing to work in CA, GA new grad
    Scripps La Jolla just built that huge, new cardiac center. Scripps is generally a great system. I've only worked at Encinitas and Green, and the people, including the doctors, are all really nice and...
    Sep 24
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. ucsd medical center
    It's true at just about any hospital, but positions at ucsd are pretty coveted amongst rns in the area due to the benefits (mainly pension/retirement)... So I know quite a few who have accepted per...
    Sep 23
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. How Does an RN make more in Sacramento than San Diego????
    It's called the sunshine tax. If it weren't for student loans and the insane cost of daycare, we'd still be in San Diego, even with the paycut. I miss living 5 minutes away from the beach (and...
    Sep 23
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. ucsd medical center
    Correct me if I'm wrong... But I always thought the rumor was that you usually needed to start out per diem to get into UCSD, and from there you find a way to slip into a full time position once one...
    Sep 23
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Tele RN with 10 year experience try to find a job in Sacramento area.
    Sac isn't bad. It's more of a family town-- lots of family-friendly stuff here. Most people who think it's boring either equate "fun" to a crazy nightlife scene or have never lived in the middle of...
    Sep 22
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. New Grad Dialysis RN Training Programs - Experiences?
    I didn't start out in dialysis, but several of the dialysis nurses who work with patients in the acute settings at the hospitals I have worked at started out as new grads working in the...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. TRi-City ER
    I have never worked there-- I worked at Scripps Encinitas (the local hospital in competition with Tri City). I did know several nurses from Tri-City, and I know an ED doc who has worked at Palomar,...
    Sep 14
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Failed NCLEX twice already feeling so devastated and discouraged.. :'(
    Hi! Have you tried going through the Kaplan review book for ESL (English as a Second Language) NCLEX test takers? I think it does a pretty good job of explaining why certain answers are correct in...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  11. Hawaii Salaries
    UCLA pay is not representative of California as a whole. Pay rate drops the further away from San Francisco that you go. Starting pay is actually lower in San Diego. I started as a new grad in San...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  12. question on tube feeding and flushes
    I've seen nurses use the plunger to administer the meds... they always tell me they feel like they have more control over the medication and can stop it if they want to.. ..I've always done it by...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Hiding meds in food:  illegal?
    Has the head nurse discussed this with the doctor at all? IMHO if a patient is refusing to take any critical medication, it's the nurse's responsibility to inform the doctor to see if the doctor can...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Not allowed to SIT during 12 hour shift and MORE
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    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. what can I use my BSN outside of nursing?
    One of the two diabetes educators at our hospital is a BSN... that seems to be a bit different from doing floor nursing. Have you considered working outpatient? Med surg is tough, and it can easily...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Med/Surg certification question
    How are you studying for this? Any sites/books you can recommend with advice?
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Does bullying really go on in Nursing?
    Size/gerth won't scare them away. We had a male nurse who was bullied by the older female nurses and nurse managers at work because he didn't fit their perspective of what a good (male) floor nurse...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Ive just about had it.  Rant, and I never rant.
    Someone needs to explain this "nursing informatics" stuff to me because the more I'm exposed to it in the workplace, the more silly it seems... I heard, as far as IT at my hospital goes, a lot of the...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. differences between for-profit and not-for-profit
    Out of curiousity, in the "not-for" case, are hospital administrators (like CEO's) allowed to reinvest it into their own raises/bonuses?
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Physical Abuse against Staff
    We get that quite a bit (physical attacks on RN's, LVN's, CNA's) on my floor, and we're med-surg. We get a lot of ETOH, dementia, etc... and on top of that, a handful of wealthy customers used to get...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. I hate being a tech. will I hate being a nurse too?
    Unfortunately, there are RN's who are like that... it makes it rough when I have to share partners (CNA's, LVN's) with them because they always seem to run my CNA's to the ground, and I end up...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Pay Differences Across California
    Many staff RN's don't work 40hr work weeks... I work 3 12hr shifts/week, so at $37/hr, that's more like $63k/yr... wish I were making that much more.. i'd put it all into my massive student loan...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Los Angeles Air Force Base - Hospital & MSN Programs
    UCLA is your best bet. Congratulations! Despite the traffic, it's a great area (once you get used to how crowded it is).
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. New grad looking for work in San Diego...
    New Grad hiring comes and goes in waves... I know that it was frustrating for me at first... and even more frustratingly so, most of the offers came AFTER I already accepted my current job (which I...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Chabot ADN vs Samuel Merritt ABSN
    edit: never mind. I'd say go with the ADN or the cheaper program. You'll probably get more of your money's worth, with the added bonus of semi-competent administration.
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: California Nursing


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