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  1. What cars do you all drive?
    I just purchased a 2014 Nissan Altima in December of last year. I'm plan on traveling in May and I will be driving to most of my assignments so I needed something with good gas mileage.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. venting time
    You did the right thing! And so what if mom starting cussing, she should have been escorted out by security. Her outburst is a sign of her guilt.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Residents....
    I work in a Level I teaching hospital so I'm used to dealing with residents. I work in the ER and we were getting a trauma 5 minutes out. We all run to the trauma bay and start preparing for a...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Getting a California License
    Ned is right. You can use the fingerprint cards from your local police agency and mail them in with your application. I did this, and I have my California license.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. CA finger print cards??!!
    I went to my local police department, got fingerprinted, and sent the cards in with my initial application and didn't have a problem. It took about 2 1/2 months to get my license in hand.
    Jan 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. California license by endorsement
    It took me about 2 1/2 months to get my license in hand. I sent in fingerprint cards from my local police department with my application. I called them twice and actually spoke with someone. I...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Any young african american travel nurses?
    Hello! I am taking my first travel assignment to California in April. I am looking at San Mateo or Fresno CA. It will be a 13 week assignment and then I'm off to NC, VA, or SC. I'm interested...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. What are your pet peeves?
    I know right! LOL
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What are your pet peeves?
    This one really chaps me: -Any man who comes in the ED with chief complaint of STD, then attempt to hit on me. No, I don't want to go out with you. When I say "I'm married", I hear, "you are not...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Violence in the ER
    Hell yes! I have pressed charges against an ETOH'er who was found down at the bus stop by police and then brought to our facility to "sober up". We parked this guy up on a cart in the triage...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Travel assignment to Duke University hospital...
    May I ask what travel company you went through? I've been to Durham/Raleigh area, but I havent worked there. I was thinking of taking a travel assignment to Duke in March 2014. If you can,...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Young Med\Surg nurse looking to travel
    Hey there! I currently work at a hospital that use travelers and I will be traveling myself in March 2014. I have been a nurse going on 4.5 years, mainly ER. The travelers at my job get 2...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. What are your pet peeves?
    [QUOTE=exit96;7570744]When the CEO walks through the department and attempts to say "hi." Like he gives a rip about anything but his wallet?! Gag me!!!!! At least your CEO will speak. Ours just...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What are your pet peeves?
    Anytime a pt starts a chief complaint with "see what had happened was....." I immediately tune out.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What are your pet peeves?
    My pet peeves: -How long is the wait? -How many people are in front of me? -I need a medicaid cab back home (after coming to ER via ambulance for toe pain X 1 year) -I can't breathe! (As they...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Favorite Healthcare Staffing?
    I'm signed up with Favorites locally and I've been canceled for scheduled shifts at 0400 in the morning. However, I get random emails from them for contracts.
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Companies with Contracts in North Carolina
    I am in the same boat as you, but replace the boyfriend with a child LOL! My child lives in NC and I'm looking to travel in January so I can see him graduate from high school. So far, the only...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Stooopid
    I'm one of those triage nurses who hates everyone when I'm up there. I admit it LOL!
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Also, as a floor nurse, I started IV's when I was on the floor. Most times the patients would come up from the ED with one IV and if I needed a second IV I just got the order from the doctor and...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I am an ER nurse in a Level I trauma center which is also a teaching hospital. On any given day, there are no LESS than 30 people in the waiting room, and it takes an act of God to get us closed or...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Had this one over the weekend: Pt observed being "drugged" in by "friends", unable to ambulate without 2 person assistance. Me: what happened here? Friends: "he said he's been having a...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Pay for New Grads in Kansas City, St Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield
    I am a nurse in Kansas City, MO and I also have a license in Kansas which is right across the border. I have been a nurse over 4 years with 3 years being ER in a Level I trauma center. I can tell...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  23. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    I understand, and I have two tat's and a navel piercing myself. I've also had IV's placed as well. But to say you are allergic to needles while covered in tatttoos is bit of stretch. :roflmao:
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Had this one last weekend: Pt chief complaint: "foot pain" X 1 hour 10/10 pain. Me: Sir are you allergic to any medications? Pt: "No just needles". Pt has several tattoos on his face, both arms...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. ETOH and OD Census
    We have our regular ETOH'ers who we see daily, sometimes 2-3 times a day. I work weekend nights so we see an increase on Saturday night after 2AM when the bars close. Lately, we have been seeing...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing