Sick of Florida - page 2

by thelema13

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I have been nursing in Florida for 2 years now and I am sick of these Florida patients. The snowbirds season. The geriatric patients. The entitled, rich snobs. But I am mostly sick of how healthcare here is all 'customer service'... Read More


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    Quote from RNFiona
    Ummm you don't think they have rich entitled snobs outside of Florida? Sorry to say, they are everywhere.
    Of course there are people like this everywhere. But from my experience there are more down here. I've lived in 2 other states and have family members who are in healthcare in 7 other states and by far Florida is the worst.
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    Quote from thelema13
    $45/hr?! Is that with benefits or flat-rate? My base is $20/hr, and I feel as though it is a slap in the face.

    I accepted a travel contract in Melbourne for 13 weeks, and the agency is working on getting my license in Colorado and Washington state. I was in a BSN program but the hospital was only going to give me a dollar raise, so I stopped. Wasn't worth $3500 a semester.
    Flat rate.
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    Quote from favflu
    The pay is what? It has the worst pay rate for hospital nursing, similar to all the deep southern states. There's no union, and about 90% of the nurses have 2yr degrees.
    After relocating here from New York, I finally discovered that an advanced degree in nursing has no value in Florida. Knowing someone at the hierarchy level has more weight than your degree. Nursing students are treated like they are in the Florence Nightingale era, wearing all white uniforms and even hats depending on the instructor, 10 - 12 hours a day of training in health care facilities with half hour lunches. I think they are being used as free labor, to fill the nursing shortage. Currently, I know nurses who are making $19/hr in Florida with BSN degrees. This is called abuse and is shameful in this state. This is the main reason, these southern states do not want unions around.
    Yep, my pay is great. I also make $45 an hour. It is pool pay so no benefits, but I am guaranteed 60 hours every two weeks. I do get a matching 401k. I pay for my own health insurance and come out a lot better than when I lived in Kentucky and made $22.
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    ukjenn231 I am in KY, looking to move to Clearwater. Is that the area you are working in? How do you like it?
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    I work ED in a very affluent area near San Francsico and talk about entitled. One woman became upset because there was not an intern available to run to the drugstore and fetch tylenol for her child. Really? Like, REALLY?!
    Last edit by RNFiona on Oct 3, '13 : Reason: .
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    Quote from RNFiona
    I work ED in a very affluent area near San Francsico and talk about entitled. One woman became upset because there was not an intern available to run to the drugstore and fetch tylenol for her child. Really? Like, REALLY?!
    I work with someone who came from Walnut Creek and shares similar stories.

    In our case, they just expect us to pull it from the Pyxis and give it to their kid/spouse/friend...
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    Lol....what hospitals are these so I make sure to cross them off my list!


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