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  1. Moving to Pittsburgh area this summer, any advice please
    I graduated with my RN in June 2009, applied for 42 separate positions, and had one interview. Thankfully I got the job. The Pittsburgh job market is tough. I know that several of my friends from...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  2. New ADON
    Hello everyone! I have been a nurse for 14 years (LPN for 9 years, RN for the rest of the time). The majority of my experiene has been in LTC and LTAC. (I worked critical care when I first got out...
    Apr 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  3. Dialysis nursing in western PA
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone knew of any dialysis clinics who hire RNs with no dialysis experience. I've been wanting to be a dialysis nurse for a while now but it seems that every...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. RN to LPN?
    I have both an RN and LPN license. I renew them both when they are due. I figure, I worked hard for my LPN, why not keep it? I work as an RN but both licenses are active.
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Finding employment Pittsburgh, PA
    Forbes regional in Monroeville hires in the PHMP program, so do a lot of the long term care facilities in the area.
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Online RN-BSN: Fitchburg State U vs. Anna Maria College
    I'm going through Anna Maria College's RN-BSN program right now and I love it. I feel like the professors really get to know you and want you to succeed. I didn't want a clinical component so AMC...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  7. Very little witnessing going on with drug wastes on my floor!
    We had a similar system in the hospital I worked at and guess what? I pocketed the wastes every time. I self reported to my state BON and have been clean for two years now but those things do...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. In HPSP -non disciplinary- encumbered license?
    You have had no disciplinary actions taken against your license so no, your license is no encumbered. It would only be encumbered if it were suspended or there were actual disciplinary action taken...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Hello everyone!
    I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Michelle. I'm a nurse at several autism/emotional support schools in my area. I love my job! The hours are great (Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00, no weekends no...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  10. Reportable?
    I agree with the top poster on this page. It's not our job to decide whether abuse/neglect occurred. If you suspect, report it and let the actual investigaters decide.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  11. Not willing to do the dirty work?
    Bathing a patient is the absolute way to assess them. You get to see their entire body, head to toe, and have a nice, long conversation with them while you're doing it. You find out things that you...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. When will being an RN stop sucking?
    I used to hate nursing. I worked long-term-care for years as an LPN then I went back and got my RN thiinking that once I started working in a hospital I would like nursing better. (LPNs don't...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things interviewees have said...
    While interviewing a possible PCA candidate I asked her about a challenging situation and how she overcame it. She proceeded to tell me about a baby at the day care she worked at previously that...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. Starting Salary [new grad]?
    Diploma RN, Pittsburgh, no experience, LPN for 8 years prior to graduation but I was not given any credit for that (experience). I started out making $21.30/hr with pretty cheap but really good...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Is an Associate's degree a waste of time?
    It all depends on what area of the country you're in and the nursing demand of that area. Here in the Pittsburgh area, RNs with a diploma or ADN are encouraged to go back for the BSN and employers...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. new at school nursing. please help
    Hi everyone! I just wanted to share a little about my background. I've been in nursing for a good number of years but recently obtained a position as a nurse in a school for autistic children. I'm...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. job hunting in recovery
    I'm not really sure what your question is, but my advice would be that if you're ready to go back to nursing, then start applying for positions. When you start interviewing you have to tell your...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Anyone In Pa Doing "vrp"
    "If there is 1 thing I can recommend to you....some how, some way, get the lawyer......did u sign the papers yet? DO NOT talk to anyone without a lawyer, I am in this program, I wish I would have...
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Question for Jackstem..Suboxone
    I don't mean to butt in on the conversation but I have some personal experience with suboxone that may be helpful to those who are interested. My father is an addict. started with alcohol and when he...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. another clueless employer
    Is the dialysis company willing to give you the job? If they are, I'd say take it. You did your part by telling them you're in tpapn. I don't know what type of restrictions you have since I'm in...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Finally...A job!
    Hello everyone! I just wanted to share some good news. after searching for about 3 weeks I finally got hired! I'm not posting this to brag or rub anyone's nose in it but just to give those who are...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Paper license?
    As far as I know we're still getting paper licenses. My employer I just got hired with asked me for mine. If we weren't getting them, why would they still ask for them?
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. No freaking jobs!
    I know it's tough finding a job when you're involved in your state's monitoring program. I'm having a heck of a time myself. Since I'm also licensed as a LPN I've actually started looking for LPN...
    Aug 1, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Any point in fighting NA requirement?
    The words "God as we understood Him" can turn people off to groups such as NA or AA but what you have to take into consideration is that it not just about God. It's about a power greater than...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Anyone In Pa Doing "vrp"
    I was caught diverting in april and entered inpt. rehab where I spent 22 days. my 1st day there I called and self reported to PHMP. Since then I have done everything I have been asked, all the...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing