Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: BonnieSc

From Date
  1. Wound care/tropical areas
    I'm currently working in the post-surgical ward of a hospital in a tropical area in Africa and seeing some interesting wound care techniques. I was surprised to find them doing a modified sterile...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. International Medical Relief career advice
    Do you folks speak French? That's the number one suggestion I have... French speakers are needed more than any other language.
    Oct 25
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  3. TX RN positive Ebola
    I'm very curious about this "breach in protocol". Some articles/quotes make it sound like they know what it was, and others make it sound like they're just presuming that's what it was. This is what...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. SO much anxiety I don't want to go back
    Good luck, Mary. I'm glad you found a new surge of energy. I am sure that a few good souls are going to emerge from this mess that you can count on. Also, look beyond the RN staff... if you don't...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Traveler orientation
    Yeah, the hospitals I've been permanent staff at have had travelers at all the mission/values stuff, plus computers; my first assignment I started out on the floor without orientation. I had to sign...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. SO much anxiety I don't want to go back
    You will be OK! It was hard for me to let go of what apparently is a little streak of perfectionism (my co-workers at my last permanent job are shaking with laughter right now). I hate making...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Getting pulled...
    I was hired on at this placement for PCU and I've been on PCU about 1/3 of the time... the rest has been various med-surg units. I'm not sure why they even hired someone for PCU. But since, as I...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Getting pulled...
    Very true, and the acuity even in the ICU may be too low to be interesting. All of the acuities at my current placement seem to be stepped down from what I'm used to--to the point that the med-surg...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Getting pulled...
    Well, I can't fault you for finding one branch of nursing boring--I find some branches boring, too--but it does strike me that it doesn't sound like you have a good understanding of the patients and...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Returning to Perm In a Different Specialty After Travel
    You won't get a job, then. I concur with everything Ned says. I doubt it would be a problem to get another permanent M/S/Tele job just because of travel, but transferring to a (significantly) new...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Health Insurance while in a contract
    What does your travel company offer? How much does COBRA cost? Have you looked at your state's Obamacare website?
    Sep 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Bay Area, CA
    Right, but when you're a traveler the hospital doesn't "hire" you at all. Travelers don't count toward the BSN numbers for magnet status, so it's not such a big deal--always worth trying. I don't...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Which position is better for a new RN?
    Med/surg/ortho, but actually I would go more by your gut feelings during interview and when you tour the unit. Check out whether things seem calm and organized, whether the nurses are...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Nurses not prepared for report
    NOT coming in early is "an error in time management"? Hell to the no. if anything--and I wouldn't actually go this far--isn't needing to come in half an hour early for a shift "an error in time...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Floater to ms/tele needs advice after a disastrous shift!
    Well, hopefully the point of the incident report will be to check into things on the unit. I've had days like that on very well-run units... sometimes it just happens... but I've also had every day...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Housing yourself.......
    How do you make any money if you don't take the stipend? My hourly pay would be so low without it.
    Aug 28
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. time frame for first assignment?
    I had a similar experience with recruiters who seemed eager until push came to shove. It took much longer than I expected (and than recruiters led me to believe) to find my first assignment, but for...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Going from med surg to telemetry
    I think that will be plenty of orientation time--any more and you might get bored. A lot of it will be learning as you go, because you just aren't going to get the patient span during your...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Share your packing routine and tips
    I saw on the other thread that there are other people who fly... do you take less than those who drive? I've definitely got to cut back (my family drove me to this, my first assignment). But maybe my...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Freaking out
    Curious about how other people who fly manage their packing, but see this is covered in a new thread...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Feeling stuck at times
    I know what you mean, and it was one of the doubts I had going into travel nursing, but ultimately I felt like there were more possible gains. I'm used to being very active with code blues in my...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. New Grad  Where should I work?
    I don't necessarily agree with that--in my senior preceptorship, my preceptors taught me tons. Who else would have done it? The instructor isn't on-site the way they are for regular clinicals....
    Aug 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Anybody noticed weird restrictions on your nursing?
    As an OR nurse you probably start IVs a lot more than other nurses, Ned--on the floor it would be unusual to start several IVs per shift for several years. I think perhaps you can only speak for...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Anybody noticed weird restrictions on your nursing?
    I think it depends on the person, Ned. For some people losing skills is a legitimate concern, and while I know a skill once learned can be learned again, I wouldn't be excited about getting rusty on...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Oh pleaeaasse, Flexcare
    Is this in Springfield? I used to work there and my salary as permanent staff seemed very, very low (coming from California, and then again when I moved to Seattle). But costs were also very...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top