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  1. Experienced RN Moving to California
    I moved the beginning of the year to SoCal which apparently has a better job market. 3 years as an RN. First year telemetry med surg floor and the other 2 were SICU/TICU. I have ACLS, PALS, and TNCC....
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Needing a location change......
    Just under a year ago we thought we were making a great change when my husband took a job that brought us out to the High Desert in California. The change on paper sounded like a fiscally great idea,...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    @neverdone- when a patient is incapacitated either temporarily or permanently the next of kin becomes the healthcare proxy. The proxy becomes the decision maker UNLESS there existing health care...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. 2014 RN pay in panama city, FL
    Obviously experience and degree level factors in, but generally pay is in the low to mid $20's/ hr. As a brand new grad at BMC I started out at just under $20/hr. I usually got my full 3 days per...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  5. Fingerprinting for CA License endorsement
    From my personal experience don't wait for the card, it won't come. When I applied back in January as a transfer from FL I was reading where so many people were never receiving requested cards,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. peg tube dislodge
    It sounds like you did all that you could. Any reason an NGT couldn't be placed in the meantime to give meds and feed until the PEG can be resolved? That way your patient doesn't have to go without...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. how do I gain experience if I have no experience?
    Something else to consider also is a unit secretary position. While it may not be the hands on experience you were looking for, you still learn a tremendous amount. I worked as a unit secretary on a...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Not a separate board, just the California boards. Back at the end of last fall they changed their computer system and the roll out of that was just about as bad as Obamacare sign ups. Nothing went...
    Jul 25
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Honestly the biggest challenge I ran into was the enormous back log of applications that the state had. I have heard they have made a lot of progress on it, but when I applied in January it took...
    Jul 22
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    My first day as a brand new baby nurse I was giving an injection of Levemir to a 400+ lb patient. I had my left hand in the shape of a C around the spot where I was going to stick for some stupid...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Dansko vs Sanita?
    I had a pair of Dansko's that I absolutely loved, however 2 horrible tumbles later and a visit to the ER I have had to reluctantly shelve them. Someone recomended the Sanita shoes and said they don't...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. CPR in Prone Position
    Wow! This can be my learned something new today!! Never would I have imagined the concept! Have to credit those thinking outside the box. Although I have not worked in facilities that have had the...
    Jun 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Makes sense. And I am glad you said that about the pacer too. My gut was thinking it should not have allowed for him to drop that low, that it should have continued to pace, but I wasn't 100% sure. I...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Had a patient come into the office I work in for simple out patient procedure. He was having an Angiogram done on his RLE. This requires a 2 hour recovery period since the doctor does a femoral...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I may be beating a dead horse.....but utterly bewildered!
    That's what happens when someone with a finance degree and no clinical experience gets to make a staffing grid. And on the rare occasion said person actually has to be admitted they are considered a...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Polite way to document over-involved family members?
    Oh we have all had those. I had a wife that was determined to give her confused husband that just had a massive CVA with almost no swallow reflex a "small sip of diet coke" because he "wanted it."...
    May 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. All the Things We Carry
    Wow! These are all so powerful and amazing stories! I carry the look of a 6 year old blond headed blue eyed boy that resembled my son quite remarkably when he asked me if I would call the house if...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Have bad attitude- RN to BSN programs
    I am begrudgingly starting my BSN program later this month. I can see the writing on the wall now and I hear others on this forum talk about difficulties getting a job with only an ADN. Additionally...
    May 7
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Critically ill pts wanting to go AMA?
    At the last hospital I worked for we were not allowed to help the AMA patient out, nor were we allowed to call transport. If they couldn't walk to the door they needed to have a support person that...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How to find a job in southern california - new grad
    Forget to mention several said they were looking to hire travel jobs for LA and Riverside areas.
    Apr 16
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. How to find a job in southern california - new grad
    Not sure what city you are in, but we just moved here too. Have you considered travel nursing within the city and surrounding cities you are living in. I applied via Monster for one job and in the...
    Apr 16
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Malpractice question
    I am beginning a RN-BSN bridge program next month and one of the requirements is to hold professional malpractice insurance. I did a quick google search and got several results. I really don't have...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    Sure!! No prob!! :)
    Apr 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    I signed a very similar contract with HCA. Just one year into the contract my husband's job transferred to the other side of the state and I had to leave that job and HCA. With this specific hospital...
    Apr 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Out of State New Grad: Quickest Way to licensure
    Be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait, and wait some more. I applied via endorsement from the state of FL back mid January. After 19 failed calls and almost an hour on the phone I was finally able...
    Mar 26
    Forum: California Nursing


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