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mom4josh has 11 years experience and specializes in onc, M/S, hospice, nursing informatics.

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For 5 years now, 40 miles each way, and after a 12 hour night, it's horrible sometimes. Glad there is a rest stop along the way!

P.S. Chose this hospital over 3 others within 10 miles of home.

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woody62 has 27 years experience as a RN and specializes in icu, er, transplant, case management, ps.

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Well, it depended on where my first meeting of the day was. It could be as little as a mile away or up to 300 miles away, if I had to drive to Key West. I could fly but then I would have had to drive for forty five minutes, park my car, pick up my plane ticket, get on the plane, fly to Miami, get off, pick up another ticket, get on another plane, fly to Kew West, go pick up a rental car, drive to my first appointment. All of which I could have driven in five hours. Fortunately, I only had to go to Key West once every six to eight weeks.

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It's 25 miles one way to the main office. From there I travel all over the city, sometimes logging as much as 120 miles in one day. Overall average is 300 miles/wk. I do community education for a home care agency.

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woody62 has 27 years experience as a RN and specializes in icu, er, transplant, case management, ps.

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It's 25 miles one way to the main office. From there I travel all over the city, sometimes logging as much as 120 miles in one day. Overall average is 300 miles/wk. I do community education for a home care agency.

I got you beat. I was goimg thru an old storage box a short time ago. I had my daily schedule log in it. I pulled it out and looked at the number of miles I drove a week. And this did not include out of state flights, plus driving there. I averaged 1000 to 1500 miles a week, especially in the last four years I worked. It got me wondering about how long my work days were. I averaged a twelve to fourteen hour work day, which included the driving. No wonder I made the big bucks I did.

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health.

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yeah, I too chose a hospital further away, over one that is closer. I worked at a hospital for 7 years that is 15 minutes away. My new one is 35 miles, but I feel like a fresh start would be a good thing!

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HopeItWorksDNP specializes in ER.

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Takes me 3 minutes to get to work, and I still can't get there on time!! Haven't even thought to check the mileage. Biggest problem I have is that a tank of gas lasts me so long I forget to look at the gauge and end up on empty!

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allantiques4me specializes in Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home.

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I live 5 minutes drive away from my job.I get to sleep in alittle due to my commute. Ilove it.I absolutely hate to drive far from home anyway.

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