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  1. not on the work schedule
    If your original employment contract stipulated that you were full-time, they can't just make you PRN without you signing a new employment contract.
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New ER RN Question, CEs
    A good place to start would be to join the ENA, emergency nurses association.
    Nov 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Fresh RN - Shift Schedule
    I've found that among the new nurses on my unit, it has been easier to adjust doing 2-3 shifts at a time with a couple of days in between to recharge. As the new nurses become less stressed as time...
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New Grad & No Jobs :(
    Well it's not a surprise you've been rejected from all of them when some of them specifically say they want BSN only. It's not personal, it's just that with so many new grads it's an easy way to trim...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad & No Jobs :(
    Southern California is a dismal market. Most places want a BSN. As an ADN, you might have to look for a position outside of the acute setting to get your first job. I graduated with an ADN. Most of...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Misconceptions about Nurses.
    OP, since you are barely taking English 101 and thus obviously near the beginning of your academic career, I don't expect you to understand yet how to conduct research properly, but perhaps reading...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Being cross trained wthout a choice.
    I don't see any text from the OP other than "Hi all." 😳 Is this maybe because I'm using the app?
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Working for two hospitals
    I work full-time in one and per diem in the other. Some hospitals may have a non-compete clause in their employment contracts (which could prohibit you from working elsewhere) but I've never really...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Working for two hospitals
    I do. I'm sure plenty of nurses do. Your question is very vague. What in particular did you want to know about working in two hospitals at the same time?
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Misconceptions about Nurses.
    I'd be surprised if these were questions given to ask. They're so loaded and reeking with bias I'd be floored if these questions were assigned as is 😳 EDIT: if I were to take a stab at it, I'm...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Cheap but Decent Stethoscope's own brand of Cardiology stethoscope. The acoustics are as good as the Littmann Classic II in my opinion, and costs far, FAR less. The list price is around $25, but it frequently goes...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Scrubs and Stethoscope
    Height and weight doesn't help much since it still doesn't give any indication as to your proportions. The best thing would be to go to a scrub store and try on a bunch of different scrubs until you...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. If you had a reset button, would you choose nursing again?
    Yes, but I would have done it right off the bat instead of as a second degree.
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New LVN working in SNF any tips?
    I copied and pasted a compilation of some of my former answers to past similar questions ;) I was an LVN for 3 years working mostly in SNFs before becoming an RN, so this is stuff I posted during...
    Aug 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Which nursing schools can accept me?
    There are the for-profit private schools that will take practically anyone with a pulse as long as you're willing to sign your life away to $100k+ student loans. I don't recommend this route at all....
    Aug 9
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. What is your ER policy for lunch breaks?
    I'm sure your facility has a policy. It's illegal to skip a lunch break without being compensated for it, although the laws in each state vary. So it's not the absence of a policy concerning lunch...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Does the travel aspect of nursing make up for the jobs cons?
    Like you, all I really want to do is travel. Nursing, for me, has been a means to do that. I'm not a people person either, nor do I particularly enjoy doing any of the things you named you hate, but...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. How does your ED address the Observation Unit?
    At my hospital, Obs is considered part of the ER and uses the same documentation system as the ER. However, Obs is staffed with its own Obs nurses. Theoretically ER nurses can be floated to Obs. I...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. UCSF starting pay?
    Here's the current union contracts for all the different UCs. The wage tables for UCSF start on page 163. Link:...
    Jul 22
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. New Grad LTC
    We can only dream... 6 months of orientation in LTC would never happen. Ever. The only specialties I've ever come across to have 6 months of orientation are ICU and OR. Other acute specialties don’t...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV
    Every show, every time, giving a shock for asystole.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    If only I can like this a million times.
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is LTC to ER nursing possible?
    I started in LTC and work in ER now.
    Jun 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Hourly Pay in Bay Area
    The Bay Area has one of the highest costs of living in the country, so the pay reflects that. Additionally, Kaiser is one of the highest paying hospital systems in the state, so $70/hr is reasonable...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  25. How many patients do you have on average?
    No. The ratio only depends on the state you're working in if your state is California -- California is the ONLY state with mandated ratios. And 1:5 is only if it is strictly Med-Surg without...
    May 28
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing