allstarnurse1 BSN, RN

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allstarnurse1 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Telemetry, Med-Surg, Covid.

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    Anyone’s contract ever been cancelled?

    Yep, my first travel nursing contract was cancelled after the first week. Bummer, but it was a crisis pay job, and with plummeting covid hospitalizations, I rather expected it. Luckily, I was able to quickly secure a local contract with my agency and...
  2. Please don't do things like lie and say you live at your parents' house just so you can get a tax-free reimbursement for housing and meals. Apparently, this is a thing? ? That's not enough as the kind people at traveltax have pointed out. You might t...
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    Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    Really! That is interesting! What issues are you having? Is the stress comparable?
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    Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    I think you're right about crisis contracts and overtime. All the crisis contracts I've seen at my agency are for a minimum of 48 hours. There's a lot on my plate right now because I'm also in school for my MSN-FNP. So, yeah, nothing like working 4 d...
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    Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    What kind of negotiation is possible with these contracts? Are the rates the rates? With my first assignment, I managed to negotiate my shift time. The offer was for a rotating schedule of 7pm-7am and 3pm-3am (or something like that), which I didn't ...
  6. Hey guys, I am a U.S.-based NP student at an online school. I am having tremendous difficulty finding a preceptor for my course this semester. I have contacted everyone I know and even cold-called several facilities. Many aren’t doing preceptors...
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    Does it matter where I get my MSN-FNP?

    Just wondering if employers care about the school I attended to get my MSN-FNP. I'm considering attending a relatively inexpensive online school. My initial thoughts were that employers don't really care where I went to school; they just care about w...
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    So you're an RN - you must be earning big!

    We do get paid a lot, but it should be more! Nursing is a traditionally female occupation. We all know how women's work is underpaid (or unpaid!) because of a long history of sexism. Nurses today probably earn less than they would have earned had nur...
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    Avant Healthcare

    Hey guys! I still have no idea. I have not breached the contract, and I don't plan to. But if something came up, it would be nice to know what my options are.
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    Avant Healthcare

    More thoughts: (6) Travel expenses. I don't want to get into percentages here, but the amount Avant covered wasn't even close to meeting my expectations. Again, travel expenses should have been specified in greater detail in the contract. (7) My hosp...
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    Health Care is Not a Right

    The most ridiculous statement I've ever heard.
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    Avant Healthcare

    I have not breached the contract. This is more of a question about other people's experciences. Like, if they quit their jobs, what breach fees did Avant want them to pay?
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    Health Care is Not a Right

    You can believe whatever you want. This is America. But your perspective is not widely shared among nurses. For example, Provision 8.1 of the Nursing Code of Ethics is literally titled, "Health is a Universal Right." And provisions 9.3 and 9.4 integr...
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    Avant Healthcare

    Avant is OK. (1) Their contracts are one-sided. You have practically no bargaining power to negotiate the initial terms of the contract. It's take-it-or-leave-it. This is probably a standard problem in this industry. Still, I expected better. A littl...
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    Health Care is Not a Right

    If health care is not a right, I think you're in the wrong business.