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  1. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    My step daughter works at USAA, the insurance company, as a call center rep. She barely graduated high school, yet earns $22/hour and gets $10K bonus each year. She gets full benefits, vacation,...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    Peter Fine of Banner Health is reported to have a 2012 base salary that translates to $2,473/hour.
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Phoenix AZ 2. 2 3. Med Surg, overloaded ratios. 4. $26 5. N/A 6. Non Union? Just left floor nursing, became an RN Case manager $72,000. LOVE IT!
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Corrective Action or Bullying???
    Just had the same thing happen: I got called in to the managers office and 'written up". The whole write up was total fiction. I proved that by going through the charting. Their response was that I...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Transplant RN Job Opportunity
    Hi GaMommy81, our floor was split between a pseudo ICU and the "specialty med surg", so the nurses were simply assigned to either. The fresh livers went to the pseudo ICU, but our pseudo ICU didnt...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Transplant RN Job Opportunity
    I did liver kidney transplant for a year. People left the floor to go to med surg to get real experience and a step closer to ICU. The tasks on a transplant floor are pretty much the same every day...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Oregon RN needing ideas for nursing practice hours
    How do you "prove" practice hours? Can you "practice" in another state? Could you do home health for the hours and return to your telemetry? That is a lot. I was looking at getting an OR license and...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Stop complaining about your job - It could be worse.
    The Magnet hospital I work at has not given nurses' a pay rise in 3 years, yet the doctors sit around and gloat about their big bonuses they get each year. But at least they still provide benefits...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. The Patient Who Receives No Visits
    How sad, you live your life bearing the burden of being unable to have children, then get judged by nurses for not having visitors in old age.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I got my first job!!! But I am worried...
    I did the same thing in Phoenix AZ, but got paid $22/hour to start. They had a "new grad" program and you shadowed the existing RN until you were comfortable on your own. You detail that there is...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Why Do People Bully Me?
    "• The self-starter who is feisty and independent • A person who is technically more skilled than the bully • The target is more emotionally intelligent and socially adept than the bully; the...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. CNA pay
    In the Arizona Phoenix hospital that I work in, CNA's makes $13/hour.
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Kansas Nursing
  13. What did I get myself into??!! I'm scared!!!
    I graduated from school and went straight to home visits. This is different from home health: home visits you visit for 1 hour with a client for a specific reason, and usually fill out OASIS...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Nurses from AU, NZ, IRE or UK not US. Why?
    They were in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Trying to refind the links. Interesting, I was thinking licesnse as opposed to degree as actually stated.
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Nurses from AU, NZ, IRE or UK not US. Why?
    I often see jobs advertized requiring a Nursing Degree from AU, NZ, IRE or UK, this excludes nursing degrees from the US. Why the distinction? Is it due to the level of expertise in the former...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Please quit wasting my time: Interview Advice from Hiring Manager
    Re Job hopping: I am a new grad and a second career nurse. Prior to nursing I was an IT management contractor; I took 6 month contracts, resolved issues in corporations and moved to the next...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Is it possible to change your enrollment counselor at GCU?
    GCU is horrible. Run while you can. I had signed up for GCU, they charged me $1900, I started school, then at the end of the first week, they pulled me out and told me that I could only attend...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  18. If my goal is Home Health, where should I do preceptorship?
    I started in HH straight after graduating. A lot of HH agencies will take a new grad and have seen the light with regard to having a tailored new grad programs. I went to Loving Care Agency that has...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Did you keep your nursing books?
    I Love Craigslist: I took my NCLEX, drove home like a madman, put all books on craigslist. They outdate so fast. If needed, I will repurchase an outdated version for 0.01.
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What jobs did you do before nursing?
    Research engineer (Mechanical and production) Computer programmer systems analyst Project manager for multi-nationals
    May 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Mayo Clinic New Grad Program AZ
    I think mine and "someone elses" were Med/surg. They asked what dept I wanted, there was telemetry, obstetrics, cancer, organ transplant. the "someone else" got the call. I didnt.
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. Mayo Clinic New Grad Program AZ
    To be honest, I have no idea... I apply for 5 jobs a day and have given up actually hearing anything back from any of them. Hence I dont keep track. 4 months out, hundreds of applications and only 1...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Mayo Clinic New Grad Program AZ
    I would rather just get an E-Mail, too humiliating to have to talk to them. 4 months out, hundreds of applications and nothing. That was my first and only shot at an interview, if I was still in...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. Mayo Clinic New Grad Program AZ
    Calls went out this morning, I didnt get one. :-( Pretty much giving up on ever getting a job.
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. Conflicted about interview with fancy hospital
    Its only an interview. You may or may not get the job, so if you went for the interview, the decision may be made for you. Also, you may get there and either love the place based on the interview...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance