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    kcmylorn likes this.

    Thanks to all of you for your input. I cannot reply to the very helpful private message someone left for me. I live in beautiful Lexington, Ky and am retired from the major teaching hospital here. I saw an opportunity for one of those positions that the private messager mentioned. It was already filled. I am going to keep in touch with them as I can work a lot from home using my extensive NICU/peds background.

    I did get a call back for an assignment in Va. I am buzzed. I have not been active on this board for quite a while so I must post more to be able to send a private message back.

    To that person who sent the message...you have no idea how much I appreciate your comments. Bless you BIG.

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    I just turned 60 years old and am in good health. I am a neonatal ICU nurse with 35 years of experience. I have a BSN plus a number of years of graduate school. I have been traveling for 5 years. I have never had any complaints about my nursing care. A few places that I have worked the gossip, (especially about older travel nurses), has been excessive and not hidden! There is a hospital whose census has been through the roof and I worked there within the last year, (less). Several of the nurses who worked with me said they hoped I would return and some private messaged me to come help them. I submitted my profile when there were plenty of openings with no reply, (only a pending). Now the positions have all been filled that were posted with various companies. The first time I worked there I was called back within 24 hours.


    Has anyone else experienced this? I know that they are not obligated to tell you why and do not. I wonder if it is my age? I have white hair and quit coloring it a few years back. I started to have gray hairs when I was 25 years old. It runs in my family. I do not look ancient either. I do not participate in gossip, but sometimes overhear it. I am professional and have good communication skills. I love my recruiter. There are no positions open in my hometown that I am immediately qualified for. I will have been a nurse 39 years in June. My adult experience is dated.
    I did not get fired or anything and there were no complaints or anything about the care I gave. I just wondered why. I, too, have extended multiple times other places. As far as the hair. It is so thick and course, (though well cut), that it does not keep permanent color in for more than two weeks. That is why I stopped. My hair color is even, not yellowish, and looks good with my skin tone. Even if I did color it, one cannot hide their age. I am not planning to have plastic surgery any time soon, especially to fulfill someone's idea of what other nurses think I should look like. There are quite a few nurses in the units I have worked that are around my age and do not look as good as I do, anyway. I was surprised because a number of staff emailed me and ask if I would return to help them...Oh well, thanks for your input. In fact, I received compliments and notes about my care.???

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    Blanca R likes this.

    I just turned 60 years old and am in good health. I am a neonatal ICU nurse with 35 years of experience. I have a BSN plus a number of years of graduate school. I have been traveling for 5 years. I have never had any complaints about my nursing care. A few places that I have worked the gossip, (especially about older travel nurses), has been excessive and not hidden! There is a hospital whose census has been through the roof and I worked there within the last year, (less). Several of the nurses who worked with me said they hoped I would return and some private messaged me to come help them. I submitted my profile when there were plenty of openings with no reply, (only a pending). Now the positions have all been filled that were posted with various companies. The first time I worked there I was called back within 24 hours.


    Has anyone else experienced this? I know that they are not obligated to tell you why and do not. I wonder if it is my age? I have white hair and quit coloring it a few years back. I started to have gray hairs when I was 25 years old. It runs in my family. I do not look ancient either. I do not participate in gossip, but sometimes overhear it. I am professional and have good communication skills. I love my recruiter. There are no positions open in my hometown that I am immediately qualified for. I will have been a nurse 39 years in June. My adult experience is dated.

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    ICUman and MisterSimba like this.

    I would love to put in my 2 cents in as a 35 year veteran of NICU/Peds. I am an extremely empathic and sensitive person and have certainly experienced some heartbreaking situations in the NICU. My personal, non traditional, spiritual practice has helped a lot with this. One way to look at death in the NICU and anywhere, for that matter, is this. Grief is normal and healthy. Just being an attendant and holding a hand, if nothing else, be it at a birth or a death transition is one of highest honors of a healer. We do not often consider death as a healing in our culture, but it is one of the highest forms of healing. The nurse who compassionately assists another and their family through that process is to be honored. It is a most sacred service.

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    Is Nursing Access related to one of these companies? It is out of San Diego.

    Colleen

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    Can anyone tell me about medical staffing network? Has anyone traveled with them before?

    Colleen

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    Dear Nurses,
    Has anyone worked with/for Sunbelt Staffing? I saw a few NICU positions posted with them, (which are harder to get by the way). I would appreciate input about this.

    Colleen

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    I have 32 years experience in NICU. I have family in New Zealand. Are there any companies that would send an NICU nurse to New Zealand?

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    Dear Folks,
    I am a travel R.N. from Ky. with 30 plus years experience in NICU. I can work Level II or Level III. I am with on assignment, (a small company), but they have been great. I am their only NICU nurse right now and there are no openings, or they get taken so fast. Where are other NICU travel nurses working? What company are you with?
    I do not wish to go with AMH, (American Mobile) or any of it's sister companies.

    I cannot PM anyone yet as I have just rejoined this board.

    I am really concerned about having a job as there are no pool positions here in Lexington and I have already retired form UK Children's Hospital...years ago.



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