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  1. I have never known anyone to be charged in the US for a wasted med. Accidents happen.
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    interested in australia nursing

    F Carre: What is the RMA Code under your name?
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    Aesthetics Nursing

    Tanya: Try doing a search on the Internet for associations or certifications for Nurses in this field. Mentoring is the way to go for me; I still hold onto a dear friend who was "literally" my first preceptor. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and see what they have for free. When I went in recently, to the small business incubator (that is what it is called in these parts) for consult (free) regarding an issue I was having. I was given a blank Business Plan. If you have Word Office, yo will have Blank Templates to write one up; it really is pretty cool because it forces you to look at options that are mundane but oh so necessary for establishing a successful business. There are other resources in Stickies in the beginning pages of this Entrepreneur Forum. Sorry to all that I off track of the topic of Aesthetics in Nursing. Again, I hope we here from someone to help this poster.
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    Aesthetics Nursing

    Tanya, the only added comment I can make is regarding the Chamber of Commerce. I did join, with my Legal Nursing Business. It is about $300 a year, here in Colorado's small town (approx. 50,000). I get free advertisement, and also to my website. I did get a website. I did hear (again at the Legal Nurse Seminar) that for a business needed to market, that a website is essential' so I guess it depends on how much marketing you do. The Chamber of Commerce and the small business association (this one is usually free consultation) have been very helpful with small business education. I have learned a lot, and have made many contacts, in my community. Have you started your business planning? I hope we hear directly from other Aesthetic Entrepreneurs.
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    Travel Companies (On Assignment)

    I think it is important to review what you want: position, hours, location, size of facility, and to think about the pros and cons of what you have like about what you have done. That said, start your research. If you know where you want to go, and better yet, what area, how lucky you are. You can find out, from the facility, who they use. The more unknowns you are dealing with the more complicated your decision and research. I am sure you know to keep good notes, make a list, etc... There are the big companies talked about here. Try to look into the smaller companies that go unnoticed. I have heard of, and am currently attempting to subcontract with a smaller Agency that really is working on my behalf. Their billable is lower so I can, theoretically, get more extra shifts. The down side is, processing takes longer and the "owner" is pulling shifts and not available 24/7. We are the commodity, we just need to know what we want, and be willing to wait it out to get what we want. Interview, take notes, know the billable Thank you for your kind words It is appreciated.
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    Positvie/Negative Feedback Regarding VMI Course

    [bANANA]WOOT!!![/bANANA] Congratulations! Will you be going to the conference in March?
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    Staff medications

    BSNtobe2009: Have you ever been a Camp Nurse?
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    Suburban Hospital

    Slow down. What is the rush? It sounds like you have not doen your research and you are talking about giving notice. Perhaps someone will know about Onward Health but I am not familiar with them. What did they offer you.What town are you planning to go to? In other words, where is Suburban Health.
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    CA Prison Strike

    Is there a strike coming up for CA Prison in the San Francisco area? I heard there was through the grapevine; is this true?
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    Aesthetics Nursing

    It is exciting to see this growth and inclusion of Nurses in Aesthetics. I am additionally proud to see the conversation and sharing of information of this specialty on this Bulletin Board.
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    Anything good about CO nursing?????

    RN in 08, have you worked as a Nurse yet in Colorado? I am just curious.
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    Please help me

    I have moved your thread to the International Forum.
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    Positvie/Negative Feedback Regarding VMI Course

    The course cost, with the VIP package, IMHO, is well worth it. I have enough material to be certified for five years. Ther material covers everything I could imagine at this early date. I do wish I had studied more before I went. I do a lot of contract PRN thorugh an Agency and found myself working extra hours to pay for the course (lucky me that I can do that). I was able to get through the test, with some studying each day. I passed and that was with being quite ill the night before (huh Deb... sorry). I am grateful to have the home study course to brush up on those topics I want to review. Vickie did mention that she herself brings along snacks when she travels. I was fortunate to go shopping with a collegue one evening during the week for snacks of cheese and fruit. Luckier still, that I had my car with me as I was able to drive to Las Vegas. I was able to room with a buddy in Las Vegas; I cut my Hotel cost in half. I was fortunate to have an easy roommate. Luckier still, I will be rooming with another colleague / Nurse Buddy in Orlando. My trip will be under $ 1,000.00 and a total business expense. The fact is, the entire cost of the course is tax deductible as a business expense.
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    4 Week Travel Assignments

    From the get go, they sound difficult. Have you told them to not call every day? I would tell them you will get back with them.
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    independent contractor forms for nurse

    I do not know of a website but I can tell you what works. Ask the facility that you want to contract with for the form they use. It will have information that is outlined for their state and what is important information that they are used to in their language. I am assuming you are talking about direct contracting with facilities instead of hire as an employee. If so, is this a facility you have worked with before? Sometimes, the Human Resources Dept. is the group to go with or Vendor Services through the facility. I hope that helps.
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    need info on malpractice insurance...

    I pay $ 300 annually with NSO as an RN. I hope there is some competion out there with a better rate for you.
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