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  1. Not sure what to do. Licensed RN working as tech.
    My advice: Continue being a tech until you find a job somewhere else as an RN. When you find an RN job elsewhere, QUIT! A tech who has the knowledge of an RN is cheaper for the hospital. Also,...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Arrrgghhh, get the smell off!!
    C difficile!
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Considering leaving hospital after new grad internship
    It appears that the honeymoon phase of nursing has passed. It scares me when I hear a nurse say they are "uncomfortable" with PICC lines or IV antibiotics or wound vacs. Why run away from a skill or...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Just started new job and then finds out it's downsizing????
    Have you saved anything from prior jobs? 401k or life insurance? If necessary, you can tap into those although there is a heavy tax penalty. I hope things work out for you and your family.
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Frustrated Registered Nurse with very little experience
    I think the job market for new grad RNs are different from state to state. I say this because in Chicago, hospitals offer new grad RN programs where they partner you up with a preceptor.
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. Kindred in Boston area
    Beware the orientation. I did a week of orientation at Kindred. Then one day, "Oh we're short staffed today, we're going to give you an assignment." And just that fast, orientation was over.
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  7. Kindred in Boston area
    i currently work at a kindred in the midwest area. i was hired in 2008. i was a nurse on days (12hr shifts) for 2 years, before being promoted to case manager in 2010 then i worked that for 2yrs. and...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  8. Anyone familiar with Kindred (LTAC)
    I currently work at a Kindred in the midwest area. I was hired in 2008. I was a nurse on days (12hr shifts) for 2 years, before being promoted to case manager in 2010 then I worked that for 2yrs. And...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  9. Has Nursing hardened you?
    This is so eerie but what you described was my shift last nite. If we aren't "hardened", nurses will have a nervous breakdown the way pt's and families treat us nowadays! I used to cry after my shift...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Has Nursing hardened you?
    applause!! well said....
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Has Nursing hardened you?
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. LATERAL Violence. How Nurses treat Nurses!
    Life is too short when dealing with office politics. I go to work, put my head down and do my job, keep my mouth closed and go home. If this doesn't work, I find a new job. I've been bullied on the...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Different levels of nursing?
    Regarding LPNs. They are nurses with a few exceptions. They cannot hang IVs on central lines. No blood transfusions either. An RN must cover for an LPN. Also, during shift change, an LPN cannot...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Telephonic Case Management
    Why do you say that? I've been offered an utilization review job at an insurance company. Trying to find out what its all about....
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  15. Hospital RN to Utilization Review ie Insurance Nurse
    Ok guys, so I'm a CM at a hospital. I have IDTs, insurance reviews (Medicaid and Com), discharge planning, family conferences etc. I've been offered a spectacular job with a major insurance company...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. Hours spent on the phone?
    I use a cheat sheet of snfs as well. I also try to get the MDs recommendation an look for a snf in the family's zip code. Many snfs come by to advertise their facility. So if I know of one who...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  17. Education/experience required
    It is true that RN Case Managers are hired directly off the floor. I heard a position was available in my hospital so I just expressed an interest to the director of case management. I learned on the...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing

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