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  1. How long was your orientation
    I have been an RN for 3 yrs, with 3yrs of home care experience and about 30 shifts of ER experience before I was hired at another hospital for a .5 ER position. I am just now finishing up with my...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I'm fairly certain ER nursing will make me quit nursing in general.
    I agree that your workplace sounds exceptionally toxic. I am a 3yr RN grad, with about 2-3 mos experience in the ED, when I got hired on at another ED. The environment is totally different from what...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Dear People Who CONSTANTLY fax Health 485s
    The other consideration is that the patient is in danger of losing their home health services if there is no valid MD order for the cert period, signed in time. In my experience as a Case Manager who...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Anyone work in HH as new grad and do just fine?
    I started as a new grad in home care. I did 2 visits with my DON and she set me loose. I do not recommend her method! After 2-3 months of doing visits I became a FT case manager. I have been doing it...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. New to Home Health
    Have a good organizing system, note taking method, cell phone talking system (while driving if it's legal where you are). One of our nurses sets an alarm on her cell phone that goes off after about...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Home health experiences so far..
    I work full time in home care as a case manager, and I do most of my own visits. You are right that the nurses and clients develop a closer relationship, and the clients get into a pattern, a routine...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. First RN job & it's pay
    I'm in the outskirts of Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I work in home care and started at $23/hr but after 1.5 years am making 27.50/hr. Local hospitals range from about $27-29/hr starting for ADN
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Dilemma -- Need Advice on Job Offer
    I say call the person who sent the letter and tell them there has been a misunderstanding. You "appreciate the offer very much, and need a few days to consider it." Then go ahead with the other...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    Just yesterday I had a 91 yo man, still living at home, tell me he had two bugs in his skin. One was on his left hand. He said that one bites, scratches and pinches underneath the skin. The other one...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. From Home Care to TCU: advice requested
    NurseKatie, I can't figure out how to PM....is it ok if I post some questions here?
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. From Home Care to TCU: advice requested
    Sorry, it means Transitional Care Unit--an in between from the hospital acute care and home.
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. From Home Care to TCU: advice requested
    Hello, I am currently a Case Manager for a small private home health company that I love. Independence, flexibility, great clients (for the most part:)) I graduated about 1 1/2 years ago and it was...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Where to look for a job?
    I have never heard of a central place for applying to jobs around here. From what I can tell, hospitals recruit through their own websites primarily. I use Craigslist for buying and selling, but I...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  14. Where to look for a job?
    Off the top of my head.....Fairview, St. Cloud, Allina, Healtheast, Regions, HCMC, Children's, VA, Women's Clinics, Home Care, (alot of home care companies don't advertise so you should just call or...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  15. Minneapolis VA TCU
    Hello, I am wondering if anyone has experience working in the Mpls VAMC's TCU areas? I would like any information you have about working conditions, patient-staff ratios, expectations, quality of...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  16. TCU's for a new grad?
    One of my nursing classmates has worked there for a year and a half, and absolutely hates it. The nurses do all the cares, treatments, vitals, meds, everything! They have a few aides, but they seem...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing


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