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  1. The coveted Monday thru Friday job
    I love my M-F job. No weekends, nights, or holidays! Please and thank you. Especially now that I have a little one. But, I don't work in acute care so I think that makes a difference. I wouldn't...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you ever regret leaving acute care?
    I let acute care a year ago to work public health. No regrets but I knew that I never wanted to work acute care. If you feel the same get out while you can. If you really really really want to go...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Maternity entitlements- Break in service
    The first question is where do you live? My advice on US maternity benefits doesn't sound like it would help you much. If people know where you live they can give you a better idea of maternity info!
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  4. what are your hours of work?
    8-4:30 M-F scheduled. But we recently went to a compressed schedule which is 8-5 w/ .5 lunches and every other Friday off.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  5. School Nurse Vs. Hospital Nurse?
    Where I live you make significantly less as a school nurse than a hospital nurse and you must be a BSN. However, it's one of those do what you love positions.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Out of all the nursing specialties, which ones would be the least amount of stress?
    Public health nursing. Mon to Fri. 8 to 4:30. Low stress to me at least. Lower pay but worth it so feel "normal" to me.
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. What other types of jobs options can I explore besides floor nursing?
    I don't think the OP is making a generalization about floor nursing. She said it wasn't for her not that it was a horrible job. And if she doesn't like floor nursing and doesn't want to be a floor...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. 12 hour shift question
    When I did 12s it was all over the place. But as dayshift it was a punishment to do all 3 in a row!
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What other types of jobs options can I explore besides floor nursing?
    I started in med/surge because it was the only job I could get even though I knew I didn't want to work there. 11 months later I was able to get a job in public health. I've been here about 10 months...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. PRN pay vs. full time pay?
    PRN was significantly better than full time pay for me. PRN is a straight pay for everyone so as a nurse with a year experience is was a tremendous bump. Too bad I hated the job!
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. who has taken a pay cut, willingly
    When I moved from acute care to public health I took a 12% pay cut Totally and completely worth it.
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Applying for jobs....wait after NCLEX or apply before?
    I waited but it was a bad decision. It's a good idea to start early. Some places won't hire you until you've passed your boards but you can just apply again after you have.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Losing to gain?...
    I took a $4 pay cut moving from acute care to public health. But it was the right move for me and I'm glad I did it.
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Educations requirements to be PHN
    Depends on the state/area. Where I live you need to have your BSN to be a PHN.
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  15. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I work in a community health clinic that focuses on TB. I don't love what I do but I'm much happier than when I was working med-surge full time. It's lower stress, better hours, and the patients are...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Need help! seniority or higher pay?
    Everything else being equal I would take higher pay. 2 months probably won't make much of a difference in your career.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Need advice- stay in med/surg or take a home health job?
    I would personally make the move. But I also ultimately don't want to work in acute care. Do you? I'm finding more and more the golden year isn't a year anymore anyway. If you want to work in a...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Pay Off My Student Loans In Full or Make Monthly Payments?
    Never ever wipe out your savings. Better to have student loan debt then credit card debt if you wipe out your savings then have to use a credit card in an emergency.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Casual workers: How many hours do you put in?
    I do two 12 hour shifts in a 6 week period. That is the minimum to stay PRN at the hospital I work at. In addition to my PRN job I have another full time job which is why I do the minimum. I simply...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New grad as charge nurse?
    I had a friend who started in psych as a new grad. He worked as a "floor" nurse for about a month and then they placed him as charge. He survived and really didn't have any issues. I can't speak...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Looking for help finding PHN Job any suggestions?
    Awesome! Keep us updated!
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  22. Transferring in first year of nursing
    My only concern would be that you said you would be in a residency program. Make sure that there's no minimum commitment or payback if you don't meet that commitment. Otherwise, people have to move...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. What did you do with your 1st "nurse" paycheck?(spinoff of DZCarrie's post)
    I bought myself a Roomba! :w00t:
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Any new grads planning their exit from nursing?
    I could have written this post just about word for word. I took a med/surg job in a hospital I swore I would never work because it was the first job I was offered and I had bills to pay. I never...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. You're getting and admit. ::...Fine::
    This is really a "it depends" question. I've had days where I start with 5 or 6 patients and don't D/C anyone so I don't get anyone. And I've had days where I flip my whole assignment. Most...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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