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  1. Salary Discussion with Potential Employer
    You should also consider benefits as part of your evaluation. Are they paying a higher proportion for your healthcare and/or other benefits? Is it a closer commute so that you will be saving time...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New job question
    Sounds like bait and switch. I find it very suspicious that they didn't discuss this with you from the start. To just spring it on you verbally seems odd to me. I would be very cautious.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. CRNA job stress vs NP job stress
    I have spent over 10 years in the OR and wouldn't want the job of CRNA for love nor money. All jobs are stressful, and all jobs have an overwhelming amount of responsibility. However, there are few...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. My NP job search--Cue the crickets and tumble weeds rolling by..
    Assuming you did well at your clinical sites, check back with your preceptors and see of they can help.
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Can employer ask for my liability insurance info?
    Unless having your own insurance was part of your pre-employment contract with them, it is none of their business. However, the fact that they don't have nursing liability insurance for you...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Multiple jobs
    I like the variety of three jobs. I like having the money from three jobs. I like having other options if one place seems to be heck bent on getting me PO'd - I'll go away for a while and see how...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    LandD, That drives me nuts when the scrub (be it nurse or tech) calls for a count then throws off 4 out of the 5 laps they have on the field!!!! Agrrrr!! I too used to be a tech and I have to say...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong but it looks, at least from my understanding, as if they are talking primarily about cleaning the rooms in the OR and peri-operative areas. As a peri-op...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Part Time Job
    Fertility clinics need nurses 7 days a week and generally pay pretty well.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Have I done all my research?
    Be careful in planning how you take your pre-requisite courses. Many programs will want you to have certain courses within a specific number of years i.e., must have taken A&P I and II within 3...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  11. Friend tells me she is diverting
    There are no good alternatives. Unless she is willing to be "owned" by this punk for the rest of her life she needs to turn him in to the authorities. This is going to end badly sooner or later,...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. question to current nurses
    "Fundamentals Success: A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking" by Patricia Nugent & Barbara Vitale. Gives a lot of multiple-choice questions along with rationales for how to...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. NP: Still a nurse?
    Wow, just wow!
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Cruel Summer
    Bless you and your family.
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. NP: Still a nurse?
    There's the thing, she was clearly not a new grad. I think that is partly why it bothered me so much. I think if it had have been a newbie I would have just blown it off but this was clearly a very...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    I scrub, circulate and first assist. I would guess that at the facility I (mostly) work at almost 40% of the nurses at least scrub if not FA on occasion. How often we scrub really depends on how...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. NP: Still a nurse?
    Yeah, I get the whole licensing thing (I'm graduating from an APN program in a few of months), but this was more of an emotional detachment she wanted to establish - like she didn't want to be...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. NP: Still a nurse?
    I recently had to re-certify in ACLS and during the introductions a fellow ACLS student stated that she was a NP. During the course of the day she made several references to "when she was a nurse"....
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Waking up in the OR
    I'm not the one that used the word scalpel, the OP did and I'm not overestimating (or underestimating) anything just responding to the description provided by the OP. Having raised two kids of my...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Waking up in the OR
    While there are cases where people have woken up during surgery, I don't think it was the case with your daughter. If she is describing seeing scalpels I think this was probably a dream she was...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Extra clinical hours?
    My program will allow you to do as many as you like (during semester only r/t insurance) but they won't allow you to accumulate them "officially" beyond what is assigned for the semester. You have...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Do you have friends and family that don't understand your nursing career?
    I'm not saying that he shouldn't be supportive of his mom and sister. Everyone is correct, techs do a great job and are an integral part of the team (heck, I was one myself). However, I do object...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Do you have friends and family that don't understand your nursing career?
    This whole situation sounds really toxic to me and I feel bad that you feel you have to tolerate such poor behavior on their part.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. what is "money losers" of a community hospital?
    Money loser = ED. You can't turn a patient down in the ED and everyone has to go through triage and be evaluated/stabilized, regardless of their ability to pay. Money maker = OR. Other than for...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. When do you become CPR certified?
    If I recall correctly, I had to be CPR certified before starting my clinical rotations in nursing school and had to pay for it myself. I don't think they are going to let you near patients without...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion