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  1. VA nurse pay scales
    Stumbled across this today for anyone who needs it: If you know your VA's station number you can look up the pay scale in the first section or you can look up the...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. My PT called 911
    I had a pt (confused, ankle fx, dialysis, obese) call 911 because she wanted to leave & needed a ride home.
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. VA Hiring Process
    I was hired as part of the RN residency/Transition to Practice program. It gets listed on usajobs like all the rest of the VA jobs. I have absolutely no idea what area I will be in but I'm assuming...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. University of South Florida Accelerated BSN
    USF looks at all college courses completed/attempted when calculating your cumulative GPA. Hope that helps! :)
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  5. University of South Florida Accelerated BSN
    I was on the VA team & we never had clinicals on Fridays. Plus Fundies was only one clinical day per week. All of the other clinicals were two days per week. Your clinical days will vary based on...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  6. University of South Florida Accelerated BSN
    This was my schedule when I started in May 2011. Be ready for non-stop studying and exams! :bookworm: Fundies: Mon & Thu 0800-1045 Physical Exam & Assessment: Mon & Thu 1100-1215 Pharmacology:...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  7. VA Hiring Process
    I don't know what floor I'll be on. My friend in Gainesville said that she's on a tele floor most of the time, but she also spends a lot of time floating to other floors as well. I think she's been...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. VA Hiring Process
    Hiring process is in full swing! I'm scheduled to go in on Tuesday for my physical and fingerprinting. In the meantime, I've completed about a gazillion HR forms, VetPro, and E-QIP. Praying that...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. VA Hiring Process
    I spent a good chunk of my life as an Army brat so working at the VA will feel like I'm back at home. I've officially been a civilian for almost 13 years now and I'm still not used to it lol.
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. VA Hiring Process
    Good news! I talked to a friend who is in the residency program at another VA. She confirmed that she and another classmate were hired without an interview. She said that she was also given a...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. VA Hiring Process
    I wish I would have read through this thread this morning... I applied at the VA 1/12/13, received a phone call from the Chief Nursing Educator asking for more info about my references on 2/13/13,...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Bayfront Health System
    I graduated last August & got my license in September.
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. Tampa, FL Hospitals: HELP!
    They do hire new grads...I graduated last August and have an interview with them next week. :)
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. St Joseph's Tampa NICU Internship
    Got the official rejection email the other day. On the good side, I recently interviewed for their new grad internship and met with the director over all of the internships who informed me that they...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. Bayfront Health System
    I got another rejection from St. Anthony's today too lol. Did the recruiter say how many applicants got thru to the 2nd round of interviews? She just told me that they had a whooooole bunch to...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Bayfront Health System
    I interviewed for Bayfront's GN program last Thursday. The recruiter said that I may hear back from them as early as later this week but it will most likely not be until next week.
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. St Joseph's Tampa NICU Internship
    I haven't but my app status still says "under consideration"
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. St Joseph's Tampa NICU Internship
    I applied but my status still says under consideration too. I interviewed earlier this week for the L&D internship but didn't get chosen. Bleh!
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  19. Addison's vs. Cushings, Electrolytes, Oh my
    I think of it like this: AddisOns: "O" = HypO Everything is hypo except for potassium: hyponatremia, hypotension, hypovolemic, hypoglycemia, and hypERkalemia ADDisons: need to "ADD" steroid ...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. USF Fall 2012
    Just wanted to pop my head in here real quick & says congrats to the incoming class! I just graduated from the 2nd degree program last weekend. It's a tough one so be prepared but also hang in there....
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. University of South Florida Accelerated BSN
    Update: I have managed to survive so far and will be starting my final semester next week. I can't believe graduation is right around the corner!! Congrats to all of the new incoming classes! ...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  22. Lakeland Regional Medical Center
    I'm currently doing my peds/OB rotation there. We had the nurse recruiter come talk to us during our post conference about working there. She gave us some numbers for differentials...anyone willing...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. question for people who took kaplan and nclex-rn
    Well, my school made us fork out $450 for the Kaplan review. We have "practice" exams each semester for the material that was covered. It's only pass/fail for those in the accelerated program but...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
    I'm a nursing student in FL doing clinicals at a federal facility. The day that I spent in the GI lab, one of the RNs was responsible for conscious sedation using versed & fentanyl as well. I didn't...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Ranting!... about being passive aggressive...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion