Fingerprinting in Georgia for TX, FL, and CA RN License Fingerprinting in Georgia for TX, FL, and CA RN License - pg.2 | allnurses

Fingerprinting in Georgia for TX, FL, and CA RN License - page 2

Hi, I'm getting ready to start traveling and I want to get my licenses in order. I live in Georgia and I'm applying for licenses in California, Florida, and Texas. I'm having a hard time finding a... Read More

  1. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    OK, chalk it up for one happy nurse in Texas. But you are not a traveler. Hate to say it, but there is a reason why hospitals hire travelers. Because they can't get enough staff. Well, one of the reasons why is that they are not good places to work. So travelers may have a skewed perspective on working in Texas. But there are a lot of travelers from Texas, and most of the ones who post on traveler forums say they will never work in Texas. I know several personally (in person) who actually live in Texas and refuse to work there. So we have that on one side, and a new grad and non-traveler on another side.

    I'm glad you are happy and I hope your workplace continues to be a positive experience. I have zero doubt that there are many happy nurses in Texas. But as a vast generalization, I continue to believe what I've heard an overwhelming amount of time from both strangers online, friends online and in person, and my own research and reading. I'd like to point out that there is probably some excellent underlying reasons why Texas was so welcoming, lots of vacant positions because more experienced nurses were not getting paid enough to work in Texas.
  2. Visit  Lovelymo79 profile page
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    Quote from NedRN
    OK, chalk it up for one happy nurse in Texas. But you are not a traveler. Hate to say it, but there is a reason why hospitals hire travelers. Because they can't get enough staff. Well, one of the reasons why is that they are not good places to work. So travelers may have a skewed perspective on working in Texas. But there are a lot of travelers from Texas, and most of the ones who post on traveler forums say they will never work in Texas. I know several personally (in person) who actually live in Texas and refuse to work there. So we have that on one side, and a new grad and non-traveler on another side.

    I'm glad you are happy and I hope your workplace continues to be a positive experience. I have zero doubt that there are many happy nurses in Texas. But as a vast generalization, I continue to believe what I've heard an overwhelming amount of time from both strangers online, friends online and in person, and my own research and reading. I'd like to point out that there is probably some excellent underlying reasons why Texas was so welcoming, lots of vacant positions because more experienced nurses were not getting paid enough to work in Texas.
    First of all, I'm not a new grad. I'll have 2 years under my belt in 3 months. Second, I work agency/registry and that's basically a local traveler. And third, most importantly, I'm actually on a higher level ground because I know FIRST hand what it's like to work as a nurse in TX and along side travelers. Just like you claim to know some people who wouldn't want to work here as staff or a traveler, I know some who would. If I was so pressed, I would actually reference many of the posts that are here on the site.

    All in all, I still state before one makes a generalized statement on hearsay, they need to be careful what they say. Hearsay isnt admitted in court for a reason. People may take it as fact. And I now must rest myself before work tomorrow with my bad managers and horrible working conditions. Haha! Can't wait to share that with my coworkers and traveler/agency friends.
  3. Visit  ccweisbard profile page
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    Ok, have to chime in here... I have worked in TX, CA and NV. I love working in TX..... I have done 6yrs of my 13 yr nursing career here. I have worked Traveler, Agency, Staff and have just transitioned to an IT position. I have never even heard of this blacklist you are talking about and have even been fired from a job (should've quit first .... I've had good bad and ugly experiences.... Having said that I have had HORRIBLE experiences in Vegas, and difficult experiences in CA.... You may have ratios and get paid more in CA but the difference in cost of living is insane.... I wouldn't move for any reason!!!
  4. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    Well, we are not in court here. This is a discussion site and no one will get sued or put into jail for their opinion. Your statements here are also hearsay, not that it matters. Any reader is free to make up their own minds or not, and any reader would be crazy to take either opinion as "fact". I'm glad you all like it there. You can round up twenty co-workers to tout how great Texas if you like, but neither of us are going to change our minds.
  5. Visit  BARNgirl profile page
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    NedRN, you are right about Florida, South Fl in particular, where I live. That is why I became a travel nurse!
  6. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    Are you making a vast generalization about South Florida? Or my experience or opinions? Thanks!
  7. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    Quote from Lovelymo79
    The blacklist isn't as bad a people who are outside of here thinks and it does not apply all over Texas. There is more than meets the eye there.
    There is indeed! I've written an article on the GroupOne blacklist, and another on [misuse] of the federal law that gave legal cover to a practice that is otherwise completely illegal. I helped to shut down an attempt by the travel nurse agencies association to mount a similar blacklist nationwide. For other opinions there are extensive threads right here on AllNurses. Many of them have been closed in the last year because of the arguments. AllNurses has provided a great forum for publicizing the issues with GroupOne. You will note that many if not most of the posters are from Texas. All part of a pervasive anti-nurse attitude in Texas (in my humble opinion).

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  8. Visit  brookiern profile page
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    I live in Florida and recently got my licenses for California and Texas. Both states mailed me the fingerprint cards (although California took quite long to receive and one travel company based out of California ended up FedExing me the cards) and I went to my local police dept who used the livescan process and then printed it on the cards. I didn't have issues with either state. I'm not sure if anywhere in Georgia does this but it is worth calling around. It seems this is a much better alternative than ink which can smudge easily. Hope this helps!
  9. Visit  BARNgirl profile page
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    I am basing it on my own personal (HCA) South Florida experience, where 6:1 ER ratios are not uncommon, where you are expected to leave your unstable patients behind to transport your admitted ones upstairs, where techs and paramedics are rare or simply not enough to leave a mark, where the word "diversion" is somehow a four letter word, and ambulances line up gurneys outside the ER waiting to be acknowledged and accommodated, where the geriatric population in this area is used to being dropped off on a stretcher in the ER hallway because there are not enough rooms available to house them, and worst of all, where there are no tele packs or monitoring equipment of any kind to take care of over 50% of the patients.
  10. Visit  BARNgirl profile page
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    "Are you making a vast generalization about South Florida? Or my experience or opinions?"
    2:49 am by [COLOR=#003366]BARNgirl A member since Nov '12. Posts: 15 Likes: 15
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    Unfortunately, I am basing it on my own personal (HCA) South Florida experience, where 6:1 ER ratios are not uncommon, where you are expected to leave your unstable patients behind to transport your admitted ones upstairs, where techs and paramedics are rare or simply not enough to leave a mark, where the word "diversion" is somehow a four letter word, and ambulances line up gurneys outside the ER waiting to be acknowledged and accommodated, where the geriatric population in this area is used to being dropped off on a stretcher in the ER hallway because there are not enough rooms available to house them, and worst of all, where there are no tele packs or monitoring equipment of any kind to take care of over 50% of the patients.
  11. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    I was teasing based on the flack I got for similar observations. I've actually worked in South Florida so of course I agree with you!
  12. Visit  NurseRies profile page
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    Quote from BARNgirl
    I am basing it on my own personal (HCA) South Florida experience, where 6:1 ER ratios are not uncommon, where you are expected to leave your unstable patients behind to transport your admitted ones upstairs, where techs and paramedics are rare or simply not enough to leave a mark, where the word "diversion" is somehow a four letter word, and ambulances line up gurneys outside the ER waiting to be acknowledged and accommodated, where the geriatric population in this area is used to being dropped off on a stretcher in the ER hallway because there are not enough rooms available to house them, and worst of all, where there are no tele packs or monitoring equipment of any kind to take care of over 50% of the patients.
    Lord help me, I just started an assignment in south Florida at an HCA. Still doing education modules and classroom training, but nervous...
  13. Visit  NedRN profile page
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    Beach! Beach! Diving/snorkeling! Pina coladas!
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