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  1. Any CRNAs who spent majority of their previous career as OR nurses?
    Hey all. Current OR circulator/scrub wanting to move into ICU soon in preparation for CRNA school. Is there anyone else here that spent most of their career as an OR nurse first? That strangely seems...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Do you have any tips for telephone interview for a travel nursing job?
    Travel nurse interviews have been nothing like interviews for regular jobs. They have basically been like: "'Ey, you got mad skillz?" "Yeh I got mad skillz." "K you got the job." ...Seriously....
    Apr 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Flagstaff Medical Center - any better now?
    Crap, good point! I am prone to altitude sickness. It seems to really only be when I hit 10,000+ feet but I didn't even think about that. I wonder if there's anything that can be done to prevent or...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Cross Country vs Travel nurses across America
    I'm with TNAA and work with Donna. She's been doing this for a long time and she's great. Everyone I've worked with has been very prompt getting back to me and worked well with me. I'd recommend them.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Flagstaff Medical Center - any better now?
    Accepted a contract here for May-August. I'm super excited as the weather will be lovely and I've never been to Arizona. Everything I see on here about working at FMC is pretty outdated. Is it...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. OR beard
    *dies*
    Mar 19
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Refreshers on Neuro-Spine, Total Joints
    Hey all. I accepted a travel position that's going to be heavy on neuro-ortho. It's not exactly my strongest service! I'd like to be better prepared when I get there. My biggest issue with ortho is...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Working with multiple companies and health insurance
    My company pays my premiums...which seems nice, on the surface. Do travel companies provide an additional stipend in lieu of covering insurance premiums? (I emailed my recruiter to ask, but wondering...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Hard time getting a contract as a couple
    I'm wondering if that's what I need to do. It seems like jobs for me (OR nurse) might be more in demand than for my boyfriend (physical therapist). We had to take our first assignment in my hometown...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Working with multiple companies and health insurance
    Thanks, Ned!
    Mar 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Hard time getting a contract as a couple
    Question for the people saying it's not that difficult: is it easier to get jobs together if you go through the same company?
    Mar 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Working with multiple companies and health insurance
    Hey all. I've had many traveling friends say that they work with two or three companies to be able to get the assignments they want. I don't think they are getting insurance through the companies....
    Mar 3
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Traveling in an RV
    Hey all! I'm about halfway through my first travel assignment and loving it. My boyfriend, who is a travel PT, is also with me, as well as our three pets. We decided that it would be hard to find...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Becoming a stronger candidate
    I didn't say they were all nice. I said the ones that let me intubate are nice. I've been in the OR for 3 years, I know they're not all nice. Neither are surgeons, or nurses.
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. Becoming a stronger candidate
    Hi all. I'm looking to apply to CRNA school, but I want to do some travel nursing first, so it won't be right away. Probably a couple years from now. I have no ICU experience so I will look to move...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. VA Travel Nurse Corps
    Hey all! I'm a current employee at the VA hospital in St. Louis, MO, and I'm thinking about getting into travel nursing. Does anyone have any experience with the Travel Nurse Corps through the...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. VA Travel Nurse Corps
    Hey all! I'm a current employee at the VA hospital in St. Louis, MO, and I'm thinking about getting into travel nursing. Does anyone have any experience with the Travel Nurse Corps through the VA?...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Nurses carrying weapons
    I have my CCW and hope to get into HH soon. I plan on carrying when I do. It's part of your training to learn when it is and isn't appropriate to use deadly force and I plan on trying to stay very...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. chance at va
    Congratulations! I think one's chances are greater if you apply for a high-needs department. I applied for a bunch of clinics and didn't get them, and I think that's what most of the nurses go...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. VAMC nurses- any experience with union?
    I joined AFGE during new employee orientation a couple months back because they sucked me in with their marketing spiel. I didn't realize all the perks they were advertising - their life insurance...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Finding a Job
    I'm graduating from a WOCN program soon (single wounds scope). I'm perusing for jobs and I can't find a thing. Not hard to imagine since every hospital I've worked at only has one or two wound care...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. UMSL (University of Missouri - St. Louis) NP Fall 2013 Class
    I would say that if you haven't heard anything, that's good news! I got my rejection letter a few weeks ago. -_- Good luck!
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Umsl or slu ??
    Congratulations! If I were in your shoes, I'd go to UMSL, solely because of the cost factor. Unfortunately, I got rejected from them twice. From my understanding, there are a ton of applicants for...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    @NurseLife329 - but that doesn't make sense, either. Belly cases are different because once you take any part of the bowel out, you're considered contaminated, but if you scrub the skin and you're...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Crazy for wounds...
    @skylark, when I worked on med-surg a couple years ago, pretty much all dressing changes I did were wet-to-dry with gauze packing. I don't have evidence based practice proof, that's just what I saw...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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