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  1. anyone work for Health ways as an LCC?
    Did you ever take the job?
    Feb 15
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  2. For nurses who work from home
    I work from home and this is new for me. I never truly clocked my hours but I imagine I work 35-45 hours per week. My children are young but I still take them to daycare. For winter break when...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. Care Coordination Summit
    I am in Baltimore and I'm a care coordinator. This sounds interesting. Do you have more information?
    Feb 13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. What pay are nurses making these days?
    MD RN ADN with BS in Health field 4yrs exp when I was a infant nurse: 24.50-28/hr Now...at a new establishment...75K annual plus potential 10K bonus. This is not typical, however. I think...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. If I already have a BA, is it worth it to get a BSN or would an RN be fine?
    I have a BS from a previous degree as well. Granted, it's health related but it's not a BSN. I went the RN from a local college route and quite frankly I don't believe I'm missing out on anything....
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Is it 'career suicide' for a new nurse to take a non-clinical nursing position?
    As a nurse supervisor, I see that it is very hard times right now for "inexperienced nurses", however, I say go for your passion. In time the economy will improve and being a nurse will be just like...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Contractual Nursing/Summit Health
    Hey Everyone, I just got a job as contracted nurse for Summit Health. Its an independent contractual position where I do flu clinics and health fairs, etc on a prn basis. They email me an event, I...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Shadowing post interview - Is this a good sign?
    Sounds pretty good. They wouldn't ask if they weren't a least considering you for the position! I do encourage you to determine how long you will be there ahead of time. I had a similar situation...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Best Shoes for Nursing
    I swear by Dansko's. Like the other reply stated "they are pricey" but I spent $150+ on other shoes trying to get the comfort that I got from my Dansko's. They do take about 3-6weeks to "break-in"...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Job Outlook
    I have heard its harder for new nurses to find jobs now. When I graduated 2years ago, it was tough but I hear its gotten even more competitive. Some hospitals offer extern programs and/or fellowship...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Too scared to go back to MedSurg
    So...after getting my RN I worked 4 months on an ortho/medsurg unit in a local hopital doing night shift. I generally liked my job, but night shift (I have a small child) and rude cna's drove me...
    Nov 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Have You Found Your Niche?
    I don't think I've found my niche yet. I will be a nurse for a whole year come this April and I am on my 2nd nursing job. First at a hospital and now in urgent care. And sadly, I wouldn't be too mad...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Grossest Thing You've Ever Seen
    That was hilarious:rotfl:! Gross yes but I really LOL-ed with that one!:lol2:
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 5th day off orientation, and I feel stupid
    I'm worried about coming off of orientation as well. I've been orienting for almost 12 weeks and I still don't feel too sure. I was told by a veteran nurse that it gets better and by your third...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. aggravated during orientation
    My preceptor takes shortcuts too. Most times she will tell me that it is a shortcut and sometimes I can tell that she is soley doing the "right thing" because I am there. The tuth is, no matter how...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. For everyone who is struggling or frustrated!
    Congrats! I hope to be like you one day. Hopefully before 2 years though!!!
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Nursing student questions to new RNs
    1) I finished school in December 07 but procrastinated and took my NCLEX on April 25th, 2008. 2)I actually had a job before I graduated, two jobs to be exact. But I eventually passed them up...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New nurse made a mistake!
    Sorry Suanna, maybe you missed the part where she said she is a NEW GRAD. Wow, way to make someone feel better.
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. New Grad feels lost... not cut out for nursing?
    No Joking, I just posted a thread similar to yours here. Are you my twin??? Lol. I am a mirror image. New grad, ortho floor, great nurses. But I am going throught the same emotions. Reading the...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Working while in Nursing school
    I worked the whole time I was in school and not totally by choice. Granted my job was very flexible and I was in an evening weekend program, but it was possible. Sometimes, if you have to do...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. Orientation ending...am I smart enough?
    In a few weeks, I will be off of orientation for my unit :eek:. I have an excellent preceptor who has taught me so much. The problem is, I don't totally feel ready but at the same time, I kinda feel...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Night Shift?!?!
    I, like you, never worked nights before this job. But I love nights now. I just plan to sleep and nothing else (well...eat) on my days after work. Make sure you make a plan with your fiance and...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Is a stethoscope a stethoscope?
    I made it through school with a "cheapy" one and I was fine. I don't regret it. Everyone rushed to get a Littman and I told myself that once I became and RN I would treat myself to one. However, I...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Help! Problems delegating to techs!
    I'm a new nurse and for the most part, I love my job. I've been there for about 2.5 months now and have not had bad day yet. The nurses are so supportive and encouraging. They really have built my...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Scrubs: All solid, or mix and match/prints?
    personally, i feel that if you are like me and spend at least 12 hours of your day in your scrubs, why not have some fun (or not) and express yourself! i wear mostly solids because in my regular...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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