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  1. Anybody? Do you lose your skills? Do people ever go back?
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    Pay? Same as clinical RN?

    I've been thinking about applying to case management were I work, and I'm wondering if the pay will be the same as I get now, if I work for the same company? Currently I'm an acute care clinical RN on medsurg-tele. Obviously I'll lose my night shift differential, but I just bought a house last year and I can't really take a pay cut. Case management is something I've always been interested in, ever since even before nursing school, and I would like to apply. I'm hoping I could stay PRN on the floor though, so I don't lose my skills.... do you think that might be an option? Also, is the pay usually hourly or salary? I have 3 years experience at this facility, a total of 6 years experience as an RN
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    September 2019 Caption Contest

    Oh man! When the nurse said she wasn't going to let me miss out on Halloween, I thought she meant she would bring me apples to bob and a bucket of candy!
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    September 2019 Caption Contest

    Two visiting physicians from Pumpkintown came to assess the patient, while the nurse tries to stop several large Gremlins dressed as therapy dogs (not pictured) from interrupting.
  5. SDANG

    article search?

    I'm looking for a place on the web to find an article about the story of how, at least in California, computer on wheels are not called COWS but instead are called WOWs due to a woman successfully suing a hospital after she thought staff were calling her, the patient, a COW, when they were actually referring to their computer on wheels.... Does anybody know where I can find this? I must not be typing in the correct search words. I need it, to prove a point to someone in my life who discourages my dieting attempts and has ridiculed my going to the gym, but then makes reference to me being a cow..... he says I'm too sensitive, but I said he's too insensitive... I mentioned the lawsuit where a woman won millions of dollars from this.....he's very money oriented and I think the reference would drive my point home. He thinks I'm making up this story, but I've heard it more than once so it's got to be true.
  6. Thank you all for your input. I just bought a house and have been getting to know my neighbors, many who say they are "glad there is a nurse" in the neighborhood, just in case.... eek! I just worry if someone would need help, if they wouldn't be happy with whatever I help with, you know .... and I volunteered at my church and said I would happy to help in any way needed....they ask for your occupation on the volunteer application, so being a nurse they wanted me to be a "first aid emergency" person at one service per month or something. I declined, worried about people suing and so forth.... but if I had insurance maybe i could actually do that without worrying as much about it. I'll look into those two companies listed here! thank you all
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    Nurses Week Gift Jackpot!

    Food, food, food, and more FOOD! Plus, more food on top of that! Cupcakes, brownies, cake, pizza, nachos, fruit bowls, parfaits, apples, oranges, bananas, virgin mimosas, strawberries, plus a ton of other stuff that individual people brought each day M-F this past week. So, more food.....and then some. Food on the way in to the building, food down in the cafeteria, food in the breakrooms.
  8. If yes, please indicate where you have your professional liability insurance (and any contact info - website, etc - for the business)
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    dreams of a patient

    I'm not sure this fits in here, but I found this while browsing the internet and thought it was worth sharing with others. It's someone's inward experience (dreams) while sedated and intubated in the ICU. Here's the link if it's appropriate: https://kotaku.com/the-dreams-of-a-man-asleep-for-three-weeks-1833572960. I thought it was interesting.
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    DNR? details please

    What is a DNR? Is it simply NO chest compressions? I always thought that it ALSO meant NO ACLS medications to resuscitate, and NO intubation. If the patient would allow or want either meds to resuscitate or intubation, then it would be considered a "PARTIAL CODE." Is this INCORRECT? Can these details about a definition of DNR vary from facility to facility?? Can it vary state to state? Or country to country?
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    Saudi Arabia and/or EU

    Has anyone on this forum worked in the Economic Union of Europe or Saudi Arabia? How was your experience? Which travel company did you work with?
  12. So I had a dream last night that I was an MD, very strange as it had one of my patients I had the other night, with a condition I saw a few weeks ago. Anyway, it got me thinking if I might like to do that for a living rather than be an RN. I'm enjoying my work as an RN - got my license almost 4 years ago, however it was never my dream job or anything like that. I was a CNA for several years before I became an RN, and at that time I always said I would much rather be an MD than a nurse. I'm really interested in how things are medically diagnosed and how to treat and cure patients....I love reading the physician's notes and talking to them. I've been wanting to go back to school for SOMETHING but I'm not sure what. However, I'll be 47 in a month and maybe I should just think about staying where I am and start planning for my retirement. I have also considered going back for other things such as law school, physical therapy, acupuncture, public health, or nursing education. I'm not really interested in becoming an NP. In my state they cannot work independently and the pay isn't that much higher. My very first degree back in the 90's was a BS in biology (had planned on working in a medical laboratory) but instead I started my own business (had a gift shop for about 10 years importing goods from Ireland an Scotland). So I have some of the background required although I realize I might need to retake some classes (it's been over 20 years as prereqs). I've also been thinking about opening up my own Scrub Shop. I'm so undecided. Lots of ideas..... too many ideas. I never had kids so.... my brain isn't busy with that stuff (still would like kids, thinking of adopting but I'm never home, so....probably not). I'm not sure I'd be smart enough to be a doctor, but I think it's all so interesting.
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    California Board of Registered Nursing

    I had thought about doing that, but instead I just waited and it finally did come in. I got my first RN license in February 2014 in Tennessee. I submitted to get my CA license that same day in February. I actually flew out to San Diego (where I now live) to get my fingerprints done the next day to make the process quicker (by mail I think it's like 6 weeks longer or something). It was a quick two day trip but worth it to me! I think it took another two months for my CA license to come in. I heard it also depends on the time of year you put in your application for a license (May/June is really busy time and can take longer). Good luck and congrats on your job in CA! But to answer your question, no I haven't been to the office in Sacramento....I would guess it might make the process quicker but I really don't know. It is really hard to get through on the telephone. If you come in person they might end up telling you just to wait for it to come in, then again who knows? It might help to come. I've always wanted to visit the capital city, haven't done so yet. Where is your job going to be, which city?
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    short term disability

    I just twisted my knee this afternoon, I've got in on ice and elevated. I'm a little worried if I can't walk well by Thursday my next shift. I think I got short-term disability but not 100% sure if it was added with my health ins. I had a two month break in between contracts. Maybe my knee will feel better tomorrow, crossing my fingers.
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    Travel Nursing as a New Grad

    I was able to get a travel nursing job after only 11 months experience. I felt ready and did just fine. I came from a PCU and took a travel med-surg job....
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    New Career

    How about a school nurse? Perhaps an office job like a medical assistant? Insurance company? Pharmaceutical sales?

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