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  1. Health Dept. pay and work enviroment
    Although that is a really low pay rate, it's not the only place where RN's are poorly paid. Clinic nurses for a large health care provider in WI were being offered $17.00/hr a couple of years ago. ...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  2. I'm a new grad interested in Public Health
    Follow your heart and your head. If it's what you really want to do, pursue it. If the PH agencies in your area require you to get some hospital experience first, than do so, but don't lose sight...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  3. Educations requirements to be PHN
    Try checking your State Dept. of Health and see what the typical requirement. I've mostly seen a BSN required for PHN jobs.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  4. Educations requirements to be PHN
    Most positions I seen require a BSN or equal amounts of work history to substitute.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  5. Native Americans
    In the states there is IHS (Indian Health Service). I know they exist, but don't have much experience with them. Alaska also has ANTHC (Alaska native tribal health care) that runs hospitals and...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  6. Public Health nurse to Hospital Nursing
    Are you looking to move to Anchorage, or stay rural? If you stay rural I'm sure you can emphasize your problem-solving skills as part of the nursing process. It seems that the hospitals in bethel or...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. early intervention
    what type of feedback were you looking for? I don't provide early intervention, but work in conjunction with many agencies that do.
    Feb 25
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  8. You know you're a nurse in Alaska when...
    You know you're an Alaskan nurse when the only way to see your patients for a home visit is by ferry or plane. Or the trip includes a snow machine or four-wheeler, depending on the season.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  9. Moving to Alaska. Please Help
    You'll find the cost of living here much higher than in NW Ohio, especially if you go to places like Fairbanks or Bethel. Check out some of the threads on City-data about moving to Alaska. There is a...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  10. How do you organize your day
    I guess that depends on what your duties are. Do you do med passes and treatments? Or supervise med techs. There are so many variables...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  11. Nursing Special Children
    I've been working in this field for 20+ years, although only recently as a nurse. It's the most rewarding job I could ever imagine. I meet so many wonderful people, kids, parents and support staff. ...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  12. CNA Duties in MR/DD?
    It depends upon the state you reside in. In some states you have to take a class and become certified to pass medications. I would absolutely recommend that you take the course. In other states,...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  13. What's the nursing demand in Alaska?
    I think the 82K is probably a bit high, but maybe that also factors in RN's with experience. Remember also that the cost of living in AK is very high, especially once you get outside of Anchorage....
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  14. DD certification?
    We have no ICF's in my state. They were closed a few years back and transitioned into more of a group home environment. As for the DD certification - the agency I work for does not require it,...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  15. alaksa regional vs providence... need help
    As a casual observer, I don't think it would make much difference if you are just looking for something per diem. As for pay, I really don't know.
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  16. Work in Alaska?
    Interesting, like another poster, I found the pay to be a 33% increase from where I was in the mid-west. But the housing here is much more expensive than what we had in the mid-west. For what I...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  17. Help! Delegating to CNAs, UAP, etc.
    Check your Board of Nursing and find out who, if anyone, you can delegate to. UAP's in my state may give meds after a training program. No cath's, but yes to tube-feedings. Suctioning is tricky. ...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  18. Interview in DD nursing
    Congratulations on your interview. Yes, the pay... I'm guessing you applied to a not-for-profit agency. The pay usually does not match up with an acute care environment, of a for-profit...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  19. Working with individuals with intellectual disabilities
    In the States you can get a DD certification once you are a nurse working in the field for about 2 years. I did not know that in the UK there was a separate degree. very interesting! I also love...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  20. HomeHealth
    SouthCentral and Prov also do home health. But you will have to check their requirements.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  21. Howdeeeeeee! On my way to Anchorage...
    ANMC has magnet status so they state they prefer BSN's, but will hire any well qualified RN.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  22. Mandated Tele training for Med/Surg Nurses
    I worked in WI in a small ICU. We took tele and ICU pts. Any tele pts that left the unit and went to Med-Surg were placed on remote tele and monitored from the ICU. In the ICU there is almost...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  23. Interview for Critical Access Hospital, and where would I live?
    Kotzebue, Alaska - now that's fairly rural :yes: I think they offer some housing for employees.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  24. NICUs in Alaska?
    The NICU in the state is at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. I'm not all that familiar with it, but I do know that some little kiddos get sent down to Seattle for care. Not trying to burst...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  25. AK Heart Institute
    If I am not mistaken, the Heart Institute is actually more of a clinic vs a facility. They are attached to Providence Medical Center, but I believe they do all of the cardiac testing etc. I have...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Alaska Nursing


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