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  1. moving from michigan to illinois
    Be ready for sticker shock no matter where you live in Illinois compared to Michigan. It will be especially worse in Chicago and surrounding counties. Property taxes alone are ridiculous.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. 2015 Smoking Cessation Requirements in IL
    What is your hospital having you do? The hospital I work for is having us sign up all patients for the Illinois Tobacco Quit line but I don't think that's what the new law requires. I work...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  3. Patient been on our acute psych for 1 year
    Have an MR patient that has been at our hospital based, acute in-patient psych unit for 1 year. Placement issue. They found a place for him a few months ago but he was sent back after a few hours. ...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. What will happen with all of the ASN programs now BSN is the norm?
    Keep in mind that Chicago and it's suburbs are saturated. Put yourself in a hiring manager shoes in a dense are like Chicago. If you received an application from a BSN and an ADN that both lived a...
    May 13, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. What will happen with all of the ASN programs now BSN is the norm?
    I work at a Chicago hospital that has no intention of going magnet and their strategy for retention is to hire ADNs. It's the suburban hospitals that are all magnet and they are fully staffed. Right...
    May 13, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. New grad starting salary
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  7. Loyola University 2013 PCT student nurse
    Working there is fine if your intention is to try to get a job there, but unless they've changed in the past year, Loyola pays their Techs worse than any place I've ever seen. I made $11.30 an hour...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  8. Illinois New grad Salary Update Chicago / Burbs / State
    Time for an update, last thread on this topic is from 2008. Would love to hear about Chicago & Suburb Hospitals. I know Loyola now is $27.00 + Shift & Weekend which I'm not sure of those rates.
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  9. 1st job GI Lab. Future Options?
    I am a new RN. I was just offered a position in a GI Lab at a teaching institution. I do like GI, but I had hoped to work a year or 2 on a med-surg floor 1st. With this job market, I need to...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  10. CNA pay in IL
    Yeah, CDH, Advocate, Adventist (Good Sam at least), Edward, Elmhurst, etc, etc, etc. Not Loyola though except registry. CDH $12.73 plus bonus last time I IV'd with them. I ended up at Good Sam...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Trinity Health / Loyola
    I hope for the sake of current Loyola employees that Trinity makes the wages competitive. I was shocked at the offer I received for a PCT position. I wasn't expecting a great jump, I wanted to work...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing