Hi folks, I want to travel to Alaska this summer but have never had a travel assignment before. I got my Alaska license in preparation to traveling there and would like anchorage area. Question...Can I travel to Alaska as a first time traveler? Some hospitals don't take first time travelers I guess. Thanks all!!
Update. I've been at a small hospital for 16 months now and have been floated to the ER almost a dozen times and told by staff that the ER is were I should be due to my experience and calmness. I am also on the code team, chair the hospital sepsis team and the DON has asked me, last week to apply to a NM position...after only 16 months an RN. The large hospital that rejected me due to my EMS experience has lost out.
Estateboy replied to Workitinurfava's topic in Nurses
CNA's on my floor DON'T do BP or accuchecks but if they can answer call bells and free a nurse for med passes or other duties that's a great thing. From a cost point of view, they are probably half the cost of a nurse and greatly reduce the stress on the floor.
Estateboy replied to AbbyLane's topic in Government
I spent 22 years in the Army and 9 of those as a recruiter. I'm now an RN. The ROTC path is a great choice. If not, get your 4 yr degree then go in as an officer. You will get more experience and meet the best people as a military RN! Good luck!
Estateboy replied to schoolforever's topic in NCLEX
Chill I had the worst 2 days of my life after NCLEX...second guessed every freeking answer an was too scared to try to reapply . Sitting with the wife at the YMCA after a workout and checked on my phone after paying a fee. I cried like a baby for the next 5 minutes after I saw I had passed...Yep shut off at 75 questions.
A few suggestions: CALM DOWN!! You're not going to get fired for a few, new, mistakes. I'm new (just off orientation) and made plenty of mistakes and learned from each one. I was devastated when I didn't pull the right number of pills from the Pixus and couldn't go back to get more. I told another nurse and she said she did the same thing...TWO HOURS EARLIER!! NO worries.
And: talk to your spouse. Does he know how you feel? Does he know what you're going thru? He should and you need to talk to him. You will BOTH feel better about your career and your life. Don't suffer alone dear.
Estateboy replied to CMNDRSheppard's topic in NCLEX
I got out of there with 75 and felt great...for the first hour. then started second guessing myself till I was in a panic for 48 hours. I passed and cried like a baby in a release of stress you wount believe.
took test on Thursday at 8am. Sweated until Saturday at 9am. Until I got to the "PASSED" page. then lost it emotionally. Im glad my wife was around to hold me up.
THAT WAS A TOUGH TEST!! I thought I failed and couldn't get that out of my head. I was second guessing all my answers and knew I got some wrong! It was eating me alive!
TIP: My experience with the NCLEX had me narrow each questions to 50% (get rid of two answers) then i still wasn't easy BUT>>>>it was easier because I eliminated two of the answers. Then there were easy questions and then they got harder....****.
Try to log on and see if you can re-register as soon as you leave the test site. You can do it on your smartphone in the parking lot and get it over with!!!
I've been a part-time Certified NYS Paramedic for 25 years. I'm retired from the military (22 years) I graduate in 4 weeks and interviewed at the local medical center. there are 25 GN positions and I didn't get one. (no problem...so I thought) Called an ER doc friend and she asked an upper tier RN her opinion..it wasn't in my favor. Many nurse managers I learned wont hire a RN with EMS experience calling it 'dangerous' because we may preform outside our scope. I'm older and a male which may not help either. With 98 RN positions open in the hospital you would think I'd get in. Any thoughts?