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  1. Travel without a car
    I'm getting ready to leave for my first travel assignment (just 90 minutes from where I'm staying now) and feeling flustered at how I'm going to manage this when I take an assignment that is further...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Will I ever be able to be a nurse again?
    Yeah, two years is no big deal as far as licensure is concerned. Depending on where you live, it might not even be that hard to get back into the hospital. Most refresher courses are only for nurses...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  3. 1 year med/tele experience looking to travel in LA
    While I've worked with some travelers who only have a year of experience, they tell me their options have been limited because a lot of hospitals insist on two years (or five). And the listings on...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Magnet(TM) Certification- Cost-effective?
    I am a big believer in shared governance--I've been at a hospital where I felt it worked very well, and it was one of the main things that was "missing" at my last position that I felt could have...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    Would love to hear the story behind that assertion.
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    If you were a co-author with your professors, that is EXACTLY what you should say, always. I don't know how you presented it on your resume or in your interview, but I would consider it deliberately...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Could research publications make it difficult to find a job?
    You applied for two internships and got rejected from both? That's nothing! Look around here and you'll see your fellow new graduates are putting in fifty and sixty applications, and more, and not...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. finding a contract
    It's quite difficult to find internships in a new specialty these days. I actually had what some would consider a dream situation--a job in a teaching hospital, level 1 trauma, awesome city. But...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. finding a contract
    Yeah, but one of the reasons I chose now to do travel nursing is that I didn't want to commit to another year or two in a new specialty (if, indeed, I could get hired into one--I probably could have...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. finding a contract
    Well, don't do what I have done in trying to find my first assignment--limit yourself too much geographically (I've been trying to get work in one metro area). It hasn't been as easy as I expected....
    Jul 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. How to work with two agencies, help!
    Thank you, Ned! I wish I'd read this advice before I left my full-time job. It's always sounded so bloody easy to do travel nursing (especially considering some of the lackluster travel nurses I've...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. How to work with two agencies, help!
    So it's normal for hospitals to be slow to interview? I thought it might be based on experience with being regular staff and waiting for the manager to finalize with travelers, but my recruiters seem...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections
    I think there's an element of inferiority-complex that plays into this, as well. If you dig deep with many nurses who say they're not interested in higher education or don't plan to go back or even...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  14. Anyone travel to Hawaii
    Having been in a similar situation... it sounds pretty good to me. Take the assignment, don't worry too much about making money for the moment, and give yourself these three months to get some...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. ST. Thomas USVI Travel????
    No, I agree--you're unlikely to get reliable information from a traveler. Even staff nurses, you'll find once you are one, often aren't in the know about hiring. Ask around all you want, but I...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Endorsement from Ca to WA
    I think California is getting things straightened out--I got my confirmation on their end about six weeks after I sent it in. It was taking three months earlier this year. As far as I know, there's...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  17. Is RN Network a decent agency ?
    I am working on getting my first travel assignment and have talked to several agencies. RN Network didn't have anything available for me immediately, but the recruiter I spoke to gave me some good...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Recommendations for PCCN Study Materials
    I took the test a couple of months ago, using an older review book (I think it must have been the Ahrens). I think the best thing to do is probably just go with ANY review material that's convenient...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 2014 camp work thread
    Big Al, Girl Scout camps have an eight week season but girls only come for a week or two at a time. They're quite different from Boy Scout camps--more like the traditional camp model (no troop...
    May 5
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. Any ADN grads get hospital jobs?
    I wouldn't worry too much about not being eligible for a residency program after a year. It's not that I don't think they're valuable, I just don't think they're necessary or add SO much value, and...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  21. Should I relocate from PA to the South to find a job?
    Either way, it seems like it's true that not many people want to move there--isn't that why they need nurses? I moved to a nice town for my first job, but it was kind of in the middle of nowhere and...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Why am I staying so late after shift ends while others leave on time?
    Make sure your reports aren't taking too long... are they organized and efficient? This might have been a "rounding up" but it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to give report on a nursing home...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Night shift and networking
    Networking is harder and (for me, anyway) attending classes and meetings is harder, but at this point in your career, I wouldn't let that decide for you. Day shift nurses are busier with busy work,...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Question for night-shift and/or weekend nurses
    As you say, most night shift nurses seem to consider never seeing the management one of the "perks" of the shift. I go maybe two months without seeing the manager at this point (I saw her much more...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bariatric Nursing
    I am a certified bariatric nurse (even though, personally, it isn't a field that I'm interested in or that I feel good about being involved with). I worked on a floor that recovered 4-6 bariatric...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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