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  1. Move to Philadelphia area?
    Chuckster , thank you for such a nice, positive reply. I do have to say I'm very excited about the culture , history, art.....all the possiable areas to explore. I figure I would have several good...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  2. Move to Philadelphia area?
    I have no idea why this post came out this way and looks so unreadable...I will try again. Here’s my story. I’m RN with a broad range of experience most recently 2 years in a large 45 bed ICU in...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. Move to Philadelphia area?
    Hereís my story. Iím RN with a broad range of experience most recently 2 years in a large 45 bed ICU in Australia(Iím here on a work visa) . My present role is that of Hospital Clinical coordinator(...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. New Resident Admissions process
    Maybe that is the difference competetion might not be as fierce ,might actually be the other way many SNFs here have waiting lists for addmissions....sounds like you have things well and ready to do...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. New Resident Admissions process
    it wasnt that "i" didnt like it. it fell well without outside our policy for addmssion times. when push comes to shove....families and patients want qualityin care. snfs are not acute care and should...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. New Resident Admissions process
    speaking from the being an previously experienceddon.. there is probably nothing more crucial than a well done through and accuratelydocumented admission assessment. so having that in mind while...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. 1 year out, no job. Throw in the towel?
    as a nurse manager i have to say a couple of things. to the person who said bring your resume to the nurse manager yourself. yep, thatís what i suggest. personally these days i think hr is a joke or...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Need ideas to reward nurses that successfully pass their CCRN
    keeping my job worked for me. not sure that i think there needs to be an incentive other than what a person gets in self satisfaction in accomplishing something. many hospitals consider your ccrn a...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Trying to get into RN program
    i'm a graduate several years ago from wvc-omak. presently i'm a senior nurse manager in icu/ccu in australia. i've had a broad range of nursing experience. first, i wouldnít worry too much about...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  10. Took Nclex-Rn yesterday..shut off at 84..
    All the best....its been a long time now for me. Yet I've never forgotten the stress and worry of those days between.
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Relocation to Phoenix area
    thank you for your reply serenity1 . i do appreciate it. i’ve considered getting a job before relocating. i don’t have an az nursing license and according to the website, will be nearly impossible...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  12. Relocation to Phoenix area
    after reading several of the most recentposts about the economy and job prospects in the greater phoenix area i'mstarting to worry a bit....but will tell a little about myself and see what youmight...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    Yes, even after several years I struggle at times with the line between humor and racism. Just the other night a work ..one of the Cardiologists shouts out and points of me in front of patients and...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  14. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    If I have offended you or any Australian then I apologize that was never my intention to offend. Just state my experience, and in some respects your comments only have confirmed what I was saying all...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  15. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    Have I offended you? I only expressed my experiences here, which were asked for by another nurse coming from the USA. I don't ever recall implying or stating the the USA is better than anywhere. As...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  16. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    I came from "rural nursing" in the USA and actually myself have had to intubate, insert chest drain, and deliver babies all in the same day. In 28 years I've seen just about any staffing model ,...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  17. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    A couple of things to keep in mind too. When on a 457 work visa you MUST work full time and you work at your employers discretion and will have a contract outlining your hours and such. Also FYI...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  18. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    of course teamwork is a given and being professional at all times as well. I didnt mean to sound ungrateful for the experience I've had here, just dont want to make it sound like it's a walk in the...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  19. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    excellent, dont let anyone outside of those in the "need to know" that you rec'd your degree in USA
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  20. USA RN to Melbourne!!!
    I have been in Melbourne in one of the ICUs of the large hospitals mentioned here for over 2 years. I won't paint a rosy picture for you of my experience. Melbourne it's is VERY expensive to live,...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  21. U.S.  R.N. with associates degree contemplating austrailia
    I had over 20+ years of experience....HOWEVER don't let that stop you. I worked with a few nurses from the USA that only had a couple of years experience. If your young , and get your nursing license...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Moving from the US to Australia
    My license took about 6 months to process, and get all the verifications met. I too think the case worker on it, just plain got tired of my following up on it and not giving up that she finally just...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. Help with terminology?
    Ok....this US to OZ nurse would like to know what a TOE is? I know it's NOT one of the pendages at the end of feet. lol
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. U.S.  R.N. with associates degree contemplating austrailia
    I'm a US RN , and have an ADN . I received registration here 2 years ago. It was a tedious process that took several months. Basically had to demonstrate that my US education is equivalent to...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. New to Melbourne
    Hi, I'm an American. Now working as a DIV 1 in a large ICU in the Melbourne area. Looking to find and make friends with others around the city....and nurses seem to be some of the best people I know....
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: International Nursing


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