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  1. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    Don't test until you are clean!! You can buy drug tests at CVS, Walgreens, etc..
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Internet and Cable on the GO for Travelers
    It's a pain but I usually will bite the bullet and get internet/cable from one of the providers. I have been on a few assignments and have gone without, only using my iPhone for internet use, but...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. self extubation
    It happens to us all. I haven't had a self extubation in a few years, but I did have someone pull out her subclavian central line at shift change, while my other patient was crashing.
    Aug 13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. New ICU Nurse- Preceptor Problems
    I may have the wrong impression here, but no one will like a complainer. You could just be venting online, understandable. But sometimes your attitude will show through. You really need to be able...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    Cost of living is too high in Hawaii. I would recommend the virgin islands instead.
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. High School, Math, and Nursing
    Definitely talk to your guidance counselor. I never took advanced math classes in high school, just the bare minimum. My senior year my counselor told me I had to take calculus to get into certain...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    Why even humor this kind of nonsense? Ban and delete thread IMO. How ridiculous.
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. New ICU Nurse- Preceptor Problems
    Ask if you can orient with one preceptor on night shift for those 30 days. Do not badmouth or place any blame on any of your preceptors during your meeting with management. I would tell the manager...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Anybody noticed weird restrictions on your nursing?
    Majority of the ICUs are like this that I've worked in. It's not that uncommon. I always try to find out during orientation what is okay for us to order and what isn't. Because hospitals are...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. cons to travel nursing
    Being treated like a new nurse or like you don't know what you're doing when in reality you know EXACTLY what you are doing!! Frustrating. Luckily not a frequent occurrence, but today this was quite...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. I hate my job (vent)
    Hang in there. Keep it professional with your coworkers. Sometimes it's a blessing in disguise not to get personally involved with coworkers and become friends outside of work. If you are a hard...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you ever contend with pesty ancillary staff?
    The worst is when you are right outside the room busy doing something and they push the dang call bell "I need the nurse". Or the other day, I was running around like crazy and the OT pressed the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Intensive Care Interventional Radiology
    The only way you will know is if you interview and speak to the unit's nurse manager. I've applied to some of these positions before via cross country, some are true IR positions and won't take you...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Computerized Charting Errors-Need Stories
    I am very much in favor of EMRs. The only problems I have seen is when hospitals don't convert to EMRs the proper way. Or when they only do it in phases. Like doing scanning of meds last, when it...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. PACU on call
    I really enjoyed working in a PACU. It was a lovely break from ICU and tele nursing. So if you're burned out in your area, the PACU is really nice. It is still busy but it's different and a nice...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. advice on first time acute care travel experience please!
    The nurse manager, the company and you as a traveler are all to blame here. It's irresponsible and not safe for you to continue working there. Just my two cents. I would quit.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Moving...license question?
    You will get your Ohio license by endorsement. Check their website for that application. You can always call them if you have more questions. Next year when you move to Ohio, you must notify...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Magnet(TM) Certification- Cost-effective?
    I've worked at 6 different Magnet facilities as a travel nurse. My first staff position as a new grad RN was at a facility that was going for Magnet and obtained it during that time. There is...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    I would choose the clinic hours. It just seems better with your hubby working long hours to have one of you on a more routine schedule. They would like seeing you in the afternoon/evenings too. ...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. 1 year med/tele experience looking to travel in LA
    I think 2 yrs is the minimum. You may be able to find a contract with 1 year, but think what happens after. You're a nurse with 1 yr and 3 months experience and will still have trouble finding a...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Nashville, TN
    I've seen positions at Vandy for ICU float pool. I use to work there as staff. St. Thomas which is the big heart center in Nashville has openings... maybe you'd get more VAD experience there, not...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. To be or not to be
    Travel nursing has its downsides but IMO the upsides trump them all. Even places I haven't enjoyed I do not regret going. Ok, maybe 1 or 2 assignments, but in general everything has been worth it. ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Austin Nurses Getting Cancelled
    I know they were having an EMR conversion in Austin in the past couple months and hired a ton of travelers for that. Sometimes those conversions will get pushed back or things can change, so you...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Do you like being a nurse?
    No. I'm in the ICU. You can only turn patients and clean up poop so much before you break. Yea I know we do more than that, but sometimes it doesn't feel that way. Everything else has become...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Travel contract. Is this reasonable pay!??
    I'm curious what company this is with. I haven't had a missed shift adjustment on a contract in a long time.
    Jun 9
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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