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  1. Should I quit my 2nd job? How many work 2 jobs here?
    NO! But until you asked this I had no idea this was in the school nurse section.
    Aug 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Should I quit my 2nd job? How many work 2 jobs here?
    I have always had at LEAST 2 jobs. Usually a full time job and a part time job. In fact for most of my career I have had a full time job, a regular part time job and maintained as casual in 1 or 2 or...
    Aug 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. From Cop to Nurse
    Question for all you LE and former LE guys on here. My understanding is that LEO's can be eligible to retire with a pension after only 20 or so years of LE work. My county sheriff's office advertises...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. getting a job with an ASN and a BA?
    Oh really? Do you believe that? Have you seen any of this evidence? I have never even heard of any studies that show that BSN grads make fewer errors. If you, or anyone else, knows of any...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Anyone dating a med-student?
    So not a surgeon then.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. 100k salary?
    I agree. Add to the fact that with 5-10 years experience many staff RNs can be making 6 figures + without OT.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 100k salary?
    I looked into that area. I found very similar cost of living to the Twin Cities and 1/3 lower RN pay. At the time (5 or 6 years ago) new grads were only starting at about $40- $45K/year in that area...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 100k salary?
    I have looked into this extensively. The highest RN pay, relative to the area cost of living I have found is in Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota area.
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    Yes exactly! That is why it is so shocking to me that so many schools will not recognize this training. If I had crossed the river and gone to nursing school in Minnesota I would have received zero...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone dating a med-student?
    The one thing that can be said for them, at least the male ones, is that they are seen as a better catch by MANY young and immature women. I have been in this game a long time. Back when I was...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. It's not my job to pray with you.
    I am an atheist. In my career I have seen how much comfort people's religion brings them (or causes turmoil, depending on the situation). Working in trauma we often care for patients and their...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Doctors yelling
    Anyone getting up in my face and yelling at me is most likely to find themselves getting slapped up-side the head.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  13. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    I am from California. California allows military corpsmen, who can show they have the required hospital experience and training, to challenge their LVN boards. I don't know about the other...
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Become a Nurse without Nursing School
    I became n nurse without ever setting foot in any college or nursing program. It can still be done today.
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Notes in 3rd person style
    If I have to refer to myself in a note its as "author" or, if for example giving a recommendation will write is as "RRT recommends transfer to a higher level of care". (I am the sole member of the...
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Graduate / doctoral admissions with WGU degrees
    I know of 6 or 7 people who have been accepted to various masters and doctorate CRNA programs after getting their BSN through WGU.
    Jul 2
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  17. Scripting sounds patronizing
    I a sure they do. But they, like many nurses, have been told "you WILL say exactly what we tell you to say or lose your job".
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Scripting sounds patronizing
    While very sceptical at first I have now come to realize just how useful a tool scripting is. It is the first thing one should ask about when considering a new job. Itmakes the whole selection...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How much do you make?
    This is what is so discouraging to me. In my hospital an experienced (10+ years) critical care RN who works nights and every other weekend will normally make about $115K- $130k/year without working...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. VA Nurse Salary
    Only nurse I has grades. So for nurse I there is nurse I, grade 1, 2, or 3 AND your step level. Think of step level as your years of experience. The more years you have the higher your step will be....
    Jun 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. How much do you make?
    Can you share what area of the country this is? No need to get very specific.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    About the foreign BSN requirements. New Zealand requires a BSN. However foreign graduates are licensed on a case by case basis. I was able to obtain a NZ nursing license with my ADN. After an 8...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Funny Things Patients Say
    So the other night I was called to assess an unresponsive patient on our locked psych unit. I arrived to find him to look perfectly fine and have perfect vital signs. We checked and he wasn't...
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    Yes I get what you are saying. I don't know. I just shared what I have overheard one particular person who is an administrator on one health system say.
    Jun 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    I didn't say it was a theory. Just what I heard one person who is a position of power and authority in one health system express. When I say "it seems" I mean to me when observing who get hired...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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