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  1. State Tax Help
    For those experienced with travel nursing, how do you figure out your state taxes? I left my job in New York to become a travel nurse in Illinois. I started work as a travel nurse in Illinois...
    Jan 26, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Our hospital just gutted educational benefits
    I know it's not optimal, but the other option is that you can take out student loans to help pay for your BSN. At least they'd be deferred until you finish.
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. A med-surg RN learning the ED way
    I think it's now referred to as "moderate sedation". It's just enough sedation for the patient to comfortably tolerate the procedure without heading into anesthesia territory.
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. "On call", but calling it something else
    A local hospital requires that employees offer availability hours, and you don't find out until that day if they are working or not. You're required to call in every four hours until the end of your...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I groan every time I see a patient in one of my rooms with "multiple complaints".
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. stethoscope for bte hearing aids
    I'm so glad this thread discussion exists. It's old, but I found it helpful. It looks like the E-scope is the best option out there right now. I use Phonak hearing aids and have an iCom device as...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. iPhone apps that I have found to be helpful for nurses
    As much as I find iPhone apps to be helpful, I have found that managers and coworkers perceive you as being on your phone during work hours. It's just not worth the headache.
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  8. Weiss Memorial Hospital
    I don't know any answers to your questions, but it's not in a great area. Shootings are pretty frequent.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  9. New ER there any hope for me?!?!
    I'm in the same situation as you if it makes you feel better! I recently switched from ICU to ER after 7 years, and I cannot tell you how many times I have left feeling like an idiot. It's...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. looking for RN jobs in IL
    Northshore facilities are in and around Skokie, IL.
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Starting RN wage in Chicago, IL
    The new graduates I worked with at a Chicago children's hospital started at $27/hr back in December.
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. Graduated 1 year ago, still no job
    You can take ACLS & PALS with Chicago CPR Training | Chicago ACLS It's discounted if you buy both classes at the same time. Separately, they cost $150 each. Give Northshore a shot. They do...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  13. Evanston Hospital
    Thanks for replying! I had them today, and it was literally 2 computer tests. They tested to make sure you know how to use Outlook and Windows. I'm crossing my fingers that I actually got the...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. 'Glass Escalators' Move Pink-Collar Guys Ahead
    "Donning the pink collar" This seemed appropriate for this thread.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Nursing as Second Career in IL?
    I'm currently looking for a job with an ADN/ASN. It's difficult. Despite my 5+ years of solid ICU experience I'm being denied interview opportunities simply because I don't have a BSN. My...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  16. Evanston Hospital
    I have interview this week at Evanston Hospital. The recruiter mentioned two short computer tests that I have to take. Is anyone here familiar with what these might be? Also, it's for an adult...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Nurse Agency Help/ Chicago Job Market
    I'm currently working as a RN in a hospital that just shortened every traveler's contract. There isn't much here in the way of travel jobs at the moment.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  18. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Interview Process
    As far as I can tell, your application gets an automatic "We regret...blah blah blah" when you fill out the online questionnaire at the of the application. If you click 'No' when it asks if you have...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. Possible to shorten a contract?  American Mobile
    I'm currently on a contract extension at a hospital. My initial contract was for 13 weeks, and was extended by the facility for an additional 13 weeks. I'm about two weeks into my extension and am...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Online BSN programs - tedious endeavors
    I cannot wait to finsh my Drexel RN-to-BSN program. A lot of my BSN coursework seems to be a repeat of my associates degree coursework, but at a higher per-credit cost. Discussion board...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  21. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    It's a lack of respect, and partly why I intend to leave the nursing profession. I see too many of my coworkers just put up with being a punching bag.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sexual Orientation Question
    And heterosexual people that have anal sex are at risk as well. The receptive partner is always at higher risk.
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Sexual Orientation Question
    In 2010, men who sleep with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of new infections and 78% of new infections among males. This is still a predominantly disease affecting gay men. Even scarier, this...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. For all the HOH nurses out there...
    I wear Phonak hearing aid and have the iCom device. Where do I find this stethoscope you speak of?!
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Hospitals near river north besides NWM
    I'm in the same situation as you. I relocated here to Chicago in January. I also only have my ADN. I have not been able to get any hospitals to even look at my resume because of their Magnet...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing