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  1. med/surg travel nursing - little to no unit orientation?
    I am at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and received three days. I think that might be because they have FIVE med/surg units. Since this is my second travel assignment, not sure if this...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Anyone going or graduated Sinclair Dayton,Oh?
    I graduated from SCC in December, 1991. I did all of my prerequisites first because I was married and had a 3-yr old, and also because I chose to do it that way. If your planning on going full-time,...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  3. Hourly Rate Changes
    The company that I am currently with was charging me for housing ($354 per week) + I had to pay back the monies they gave me to get from Ohio to Texas + $36 per week for medical insurance. At that...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. LPN Lab Draws?
    Doesn't it depend on the institution? I worked at a rehab facility and everyone drew blood, LPN's and RN's. If a phlebotomist (sp?) can do it, why can't a LPN?
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. Would you call in because you didn't get any sleep?
    I hope that your not implying that working as a nurse on nights is quiet and boring. Maybe you just meant 'nights' in general. I have worked nights for sixteen years, and it is definately NOT quiet...
    Feb 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Anyone heard of the legislative bill
    Say what? That absolutely HAS to be a rumor:devil:. Who would suggest such a thing? LPN's are as good as a RN. LPN's have been getting a bad rap for years now. I have worked with some LPN's that were...
    Feb 26, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  7. Moving from California to Ohio to pursue nursing, need help!
    I have lived in Ohio all of my life. I do have to ask "Why in the world would you want to move from sunny CA, and move to a boring state as Ohio?" Why did you chose Ohio? I have lived in the...
    Feb 26, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. Am I ready to travel?? Need advice!!
    GREAT ADVICE, ERRNTRAVELER; It made me think too. Thanks. Kathy (in the panhandle - for now :bugeyes:)
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Would you call in because you didn't get any sleep?
    I LOVE YOUR COMMENT. HOW TRUE IS THAT??? Kathy (up in the panhandle - for now:bugeyes:)
    Feb 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Am I ready to travel?? Need advice!!
    You could always call the BON without telling your name, and then just ask them to see what they say. It probably WILL show up, but check with the BON and they should be able to give you advice. If...
    Feb 23, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. how young is too young?
    I agree with Raindancer. It will solely depend on how comfortable/confident YOU feel with only one year. To be a traveler you are expected to just basically 'jump in' with little or no orientation....
    Feb 23, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. applying for permanent position at a hospital you've traveled at?
    Best bet would be to ask your travel company. They would probably have an answer for you. Some have 'guidelines' meaning you have to work so many assignments with them before you can take an actual...
    Feb 23, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Nusing Compact
    There is a traveler that is working where I'm at who lives in TN, and has been traveling for five years with her husband. That's the whole advantage of living in a compact state. You don't have to go...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. I want to quit my travel assignment after 1 month
    I would agree with Suzanne. Do your research before accepting an assignment. Travel companies are the one's who know the 'ins & outs' of hospitals, etc. Your company should of known how bad the...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Getting licensed in new State to travel
    irst of all, where do you live? If you happen to be fortunate enough to live in one of the 'compact licensing' states, then your lucky. Some states are 'walk-thru' states, meaning all you have to do...
    Feb 14, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Banner Travel
    I am in Amarillo, TX, and have met one traveler who her and her husband just had their assignment with Banner/Good Samarital Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. All I know is that she loved the hospital and...
    Feb 14, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Goodbye Teaching, Hello Traveling!!
    Interesting............I was going to go back to school last year. Matter of fact, I took two classes, but for personal reasons, I had to quit. And my goal was to become a nurse educator. I read in...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Loan Repayment in Dayton/Cincinnati
    All I know about is this: If a nursing school pays for your education, you have to work for them for a specific amount of time. Never heard of anything that you mentioned. I do know that if you have...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. Please advise..I need to give an answer by tomm.
    Sounds to good to be true for a med/surg unit. If it is, indeed true, I would do what Suzanne suggested, or take the position. Kathy
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Contract tips
    But you are new as a travel nurse, so do not base everything as it has been on these first assignments of yours, definitely not what happens most of the time. Be aware that if you are not willing...
    Feb 5, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Contract tips
    If your a med/surg traveler, you are expected to float to any of the med/surg units. And even if the traveler has a contract, the traveler is the first person (on the base unit) to float. Since this...
    Feb 4, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Contract tips
    Your welcome. There is another traveler working at the same hospital, but she was hired to be a hospital float. She is counting down the exact days/nights for her contract to end. She has been so...
    Feb 3, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Team Nursing.....anyone
    I agree with Valerie. When I was working as a CNA, I found myself asking the patient 'typical' RN questions, while doing their VS. I felt stripped of my 'nursehood' if you will...............when I...
    Feb 2, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Contract tips
    When you talk to the hospital, ask them right out where you will have to float to. In all situations, the 'traveler' is the first person to float, then agency, then regular staff. I am a med/surg...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Pros and Cons of Driving v. Flying & How to Pack
    How much are GPS, and how do they work (other than telling you how to get somewhere). Do they have to be connected somehow by a professional? Sorry for sounding so dumb. Kathy:bugeyes:
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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