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  1. What are some jobs for a male nurse other than bedside care on med/surg floor?
    IMHO there is not a job shortage. In this economy so many are looking for jobs hospitals, in many cases are filtering for experience because they can.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  2. Endorsing FL RN license to WA
    Kind of late to the party here but - I endorsed from Fl to Wa spring of 2012. No problems. Pay your money, do your fingerprints and get a license. And of course, fill out the forms.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  3. Questions for any nurses working in Tampa/Lakeland/Orlando
    Ok let me have a stab at this.. Lakeland Regional is union (I know shocking isn't it.) They are a level 2, probably doing about 2500 deliveries a year and increasing. They have LDR, CNM's, OB's...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. How to do a cold call.
    I called HR direct. I said "I see you have an opening in LDRP" When he said yes, I said "I'd like to discuss forming a partnership". I had an offer before I filled out the application. : )
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. I NEED HELP (i am looking for a job)
    What sort of experience do you have? Where do you want to work? I understand Highline Hospital needs help. I am out on the coast in Aberdeen and we need help desperately for LDRP. There will be a...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  6. L&D conferences
    The annual Mother Baby Conf put on by the Academy of Neonatal Nursing is very good and actually has a lot of L/D stuff. It's in Sept each year. This year it is in Las Vegas.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. pay scale in Watsonville for RN's
    Can someone tell me what the payscale runs for RN's at Watsonville Hospital? I cannot seem to find the contract online. Would be staff nurse with 20 years experience thanks FLOBRN
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Does WA not hire people from out of state??
    Yes they absolutely hire people from out of state. Here is what I did. 1. "Google" hospitals in Wa state. The site that I used is http://www.theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/Washington.htm 2.Go to...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  9. Taxes in Florida
    Ok here is what I know after having lived in central Florida. Unions - The California Nurses association/ National Nurses United organized all the HCA (hospital corporation of america) hospitals...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. Can i be a mother/baby nurse if I have never had kids?
    Of course you can : ) All NICU nurses didn't have a baby in NICU. All ICU nurses have not been a patient there. Agree completely with the study and evidence based practice comments. Join...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Plz help!What can nurses do to directly improve pt outcomes?
    Truly labor your patient at the BEDSIDE. Don't chart at the desk. Palpate contractions. Be hands ON. The monitor is a guide not the be alll and end all. If you want to try and decrease the epidural...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. On call requirements
    Every place I have worked has mandatory call. It is the price of being a closed unit. Usually the requirement is 24- 36 hours per schedule.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Assess fetus or mother first?
    Alway the mom first. If the mom is not stable, it changes the plan. I agree with putting the monitor on while you are doing the assessment.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Postpartum pit
    I was a bit surprised at the person saying you give pit IV push... please read the following article. In addition the FDA recommends it only as IM or as an infusion - not IV push. ...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Magnet or other institutions encouraging or requiring higher education
    I am 58 and until this year was doing fine as a diploma RN. Now I know I will not want to stay at the bedside for another 10 years. My decision is financially, would I make back that 25K it will...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. New job - Finding it so Weird!
    I understand perfectly what you are saying - new job small hospital: still mixing pit, using "hot packs" made of hot towel and chux being reheated in the microwave, not labeling IV tubing, not...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Can men works as a labor and delivery nurse?
    Of course, I recruited him. : )
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. RNs what do your weekly/monthly schedule look like?
    Though I no longer do, I lived in Canada for 20 years. I am wondering...why are you still rotating shifts? thanks FLOBRN
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  19. Ok whats the deal? Union or not? (non-represented or union represented)
    WSNA Am I correct in calling it open shop as you do not have to join?? Its been years since I worked a union job. Thanks
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. Question about men in labor/delivery and nursery.
    I actively recruited a male RN when I was working in Fl. He was a new grad. Within 2 months we had patients coming in asking for him to be their nurse by name. He was outstanding. Just moved to Wa...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Ok whats the deal? Union or not? (non-represented or union represented)
    I recently moved to Wa from Fl. The nurses are represented by a union. However it is "open shop". You get the same pay and benefits - to a point if you do not join. You do still have to pay the...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  22. Tough finding work?
    It is a tight job market. However there are jobs available if you are not absolutely set on working in a metropolitan area. I recently found a great job in Wa and moved here from Florida to take it....
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  23. Supervisor Signature REQUIRED to get licensed in another state????
    There is no real way around it that I could find. My way of doing it was going to be to ask the former manager of my unit. Having said that, I applied for a job at St Lukes which I turned down due...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  24. what's up with "best ever scrubs"??
    Well don't know about the "whole Hollywood thing", guess you mean the Grey's Anatomy brand. I found the scrubs that Jockey is making are awesome. They are a similar fabric, never wrinkle, very...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Understanding management buzzwords
    I could be happy with management.....if they were just honest. Be "transparent" and up front. Don't tell us one thing and immediately do the opposite.
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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