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  1. Which graduate position would you take and why?
    ICU AND massages? Hello! I'd go with option 2. :)
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Pre employment urine drug screen for nursing home, will they test for alcohol?
    I think you're freaking out unnecessarily. They won't report it to the board or withdraw their offer - because as someone else said, the level of ETOH in your system by morning would be about the...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Interview - how long before follow-up call?
    They called last night - got the job! Thanks for replying. :)
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I'm tired of working 4 X 12's
    I know they're not doing it because they love us - but if the threat of having to pay a meal penalty is all it takes for us to get to sit down for a total of an hour a day, then I'm all for it. :yeah:
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Which Job Should I Take?
    I think it's going to have to open up at some point - I just think for right now, hospitals aren't hiring as many staff nurses because benefits and training are expensive. I definitely don't...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm tired of working 4 X 12's
    I work in Cali also - we get 8 hours of straight pay and 4 hours of 1.5x pay for each shift worked. We also get 2 30 minute lunch breaks per shift - and if we don't have a break within the first five...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Which Job Should I Take?
    Take the MedSpa job and give me the contact info for your surgeon - I've been trying to find a job in the Bay Area for months! ;) Seriously, though - would you enjoy the MedSpa job? Is it...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Interview - how long before follow-up call?
    I had one interview on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. The one on Tuesday is in a great unit at my current hospital - that's three hours from my house. The Wednesday interview was also for a great...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Should I go for an ADN or do an LVN-BSN program?
    It seems that right now it's hard to get a job in the SF area with ANY nursing degree. I've been looking for 8 months, and my experience doesn't seem to be terribly unusual.
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Non-exempt contract position?
    That helps a lot - thank you! I have an interview for one of these positions at a hospital that's 20 minutes from my house, instead of the 2+ hours I'm driving now. I'm hoping that if I get my foot...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Non-exempt contract position?
    I'm seeing job postings for a non-exempt contract position at a unionized hospital. I understand the non-exempt part, but does the "contractual" imply a set time limit? I was under the impression...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Going from nights to days
    I recently switched from nights to days - hands down the best thing I've ever done. Most of the doctors are really nice, and while it's true that management IS around - they have their own jobs to...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Children's Hospital Oakland
    I know this is an old thread, but I just wondered if any of the OPs are still around, and if anyone ever wound up getting in at Children's. I've been applying since Feb. with no luck - I'm currently...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. How do you like to be acknowledged at work for a good job done
    With monetary incentives or positive written evaluations. I can buy my own candy, thankyouverymuch.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad nights in birthing center
    Well, if you feel like they have a good orientation process, and the floor is supportive, and you want to work there, go for it. Your first time dealing with an emergency is scary regardless of...
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. I turned down a management job
    It sounds like you did what was right for you - and we all know the floor needs caring, competent nurses who actually enjoy it.
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New grad nights in birthing center
    Is it the OB unit of a hospital or a stand-alone birthing center? What's the training/orientation like? Do they have admitting privileges at a nearby facility? Is this position in an area that you're...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Sitting down to calm an upset patient is unprofessional?
    Our hospital told us that sitting down with the patient makes them think you're a better listener and that you've spend 2x as much time with them as you actually have. Good for you for being on...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How Far Do You Travel For Work?
    153 miles one way. I work 3 in a row, rent a room in the city where I work, and go home on days off. Tell your mom you lucked out. :) And on a side note, if anyone reading this is a hiring...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. They're just not that into you
    This made my night. :)
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm the office manager and "his wife"
    I completely agree with Old.Timer. But it depends on your tolerance level, how bad the job is you're leaving, and what the position would do for the rest of your career.
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Easy to blame the new nurse?
    Did you chart that you'd informed the physician and the charge nurse? From what you're saying here, it sounds like you did everything you should have, and as long as you charted what you did, you're...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Antiobiotic delivery via iv pump in NICU
    I'm going to agree with the PP here - follow policy. :)
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Will going agency now screw my resume/career forever?
    Thanks for the replies - I've really been struggling with being a "good employee" vs. having some semblance of a life.
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  25. Will going agency now screw my resume/career forever?
    I currently have about a year's experience as an RN. Nursing is a second career for me - I was an editor for two years, took a position as a copywriter, was laid off, waited tables for three years...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: Agency Nurses


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