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LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis
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  1. Hoosier_RN

    How Much was your First RN Paycheck?

    in 1998 in central Indiana, 15.74, and that wasn't too shabby
  2. Hoosier_RN

    Help with endorsement in Indiana

    Move here, there are jobs, and it will go through, just taking a little time
  3. Hoosier_RN

    Help with endorsement in Indiana

    I just got the email notice from BoN, they will start the process 7/1/19, it may take up to 12 months to get everything in order.
  4. Hoosier_RN

    Clinical resource nurse

    I did it a few years ago (it had a different job title, but the job decription is word for word exact!) I was the catch all the had the responsibilities of CNE + I could get pulled to bedside if needed for staffing, and was also added to the on call mix...I quit within 4 months. Ask specific questions if you interview so that you don't get burned
  5. Hoosier_RN

    Angry and need to vent

    I'm still trying to process why this hit me so hard. A cousin who grew up in my home when we were young died last July of the same, we were very close and I knew of the addiction, it didn't hit me near as hard. I do feel much better after getting it out. And again, thanks for the thoughts, I don't share personal things at work, and at home, hubs-as much as I love him-doesn't understand addiction, nor does he have tolerance for those addicted
  6. At every hospital that I've ever worked...we'd always laugh and wonder what was in the water on L&D
  7. Hoosier_RN

    Angry and need to vent

    I took no offense. I feel the same way, and that's why I'm torn My dad was an addict that got it together and raised 2 daughters (me and sis) who managed to be fairly decent productive individuals--after mom got tired of it and walked out. He did it in the 70s with none of the resources out there today, so it can be done I was very shocked at the 26 narcan incidences. I could only smdh!
  8. Hoosier_RN

    Is this for Me?

    And shadow multiple nursing jobs in your area. med surgery, ICU, ER, and LTC. Make sure your desired area is hiring, some areas are super saturated with nurses. And look for expected education level at desired facility. If you get an ADN and ythey want BSN, you won't get an interview etc. Look at the job market and educate yourself. Good luck!
  9. Hoosier_RN

    Clinical resource nurse

    Which means they're not wanting to pay...
  10. Hoosier_RN

    Alzheimers mention

    I didn't realize that Alzheimers, or any dementia category, had a socioeconomic factor for determining incidence. I worked at a private pay dementia facility a few years ago. Those folks could easily afford the best. It didn't keep them from getting a dementia dx.
  11. Hoosier_RN

    Angry and need to vent

    Thanks for the words and thoughts...I'm just grief filled and needed to get it out. I too have mixed feelings about the drug use problem, because of the cost to society with narcan and programs that try to help, when others can't afford insulin or (insert any other life saving med). I have mixed feelings about needle exchanges, because it helps prevent bloodborne diseases, but allows users to keep using with a seeming acceptance. But I've always said that all users are somebody-somebodies child, brother, sister, etc. Sometimes it's just so hard to reconcile. Every day, I just pray that they all find their way back, because we all deserve a chance at life. And know that it can be any of us or a loved one at any time. More and more people that I talk to are opening up and sharing their experiences. It's senseless and sucks!
  12. Hoosier_RN

    Angry and need to vent

    Yesterday, after work, I stopped by my local grocery store. I ran into a lady that I had known, but not really kept up with, for years. Our sons had grown up together and been close-my sons were either at her house, or her son and daughters were at mine. They had all grown and gone from home, for many years, in fact, mine moved a distance away. Back at the beginning of the new year, one of my sons called me and told me that "Mary" (the oldest daughter) had died recently, but they weren't sure of any specifics. I looked at online obits, and sure enough, Mary had passed at 24 years old, leaving behind a daughter, her brother and sister, and her devastated parents (who now have custody of her daughter). As I spoke with mom in the store, she told me the story of meth use prior to the baby, with a boyfriend. The boyfriend was well known and has a very troubling past, including drug use. After the baby, they split up because he said being a dad and committed boyfriend was too confining. But he continued to supply her with drugs. Her last night of life he supplied her with heroine with fentanyl. She passed and someone had tried to used narcan on her. But instead of calling 911, the other party-ers decided to clean up all the evidence of drug use and leave her to sleep it off. She never woke up. At autopsy, according to mom, 8 times times the lethal dose of fentanyl was found in her system. Ex boyfriend showed up to funeral so high he couldn't stand on his own. Mom told me that she had tried to get Mary help repeatedly, but Mary denied use, of course. She was 24 and could take care of herself!, etc, every story that we've all ever heard. Mom found out that she had narcan on 26 separate occasions in last 6 months. Miom tried to have her arrested for drug possession, called CPS for putting the baby in danger, anything to get her off the street and hopefully quit using No one would help. Why am I angry? Mary was a beautiful young lady with a smile that would melt the devil's heart. She was smart, sweet, and intelligent. She had a bright future, if only she had reached out for it. Now she's left an orphan behind. Her family is devastated. Her friends that remember the beautiful young lady are filled with grief. Where is it going to stop? This is rhetorical, as there is no clear cut answer. But today, I want to go to my rooftop and scream outrage for a beautiful young lady who died by her own hand. I do want to add, that I am grateful. My youngest son is a recovering addict. I know on any given day, he could start using again, or be a statistic like Mary. Thank you for letting me vent...Hoosier
  13. Hoosier_RN

    Alzheimers mention

    No one, over 65 especially, should have to worry about the cost of medications or medical care. But that's a rant I best not get started on!
  14. Hoosier_RN

    Clinical resource nurse

    please share job description. Job titles and descriptions vary by facility and geographic area
  15. Hoosier_RN

    Bidding Adieu

    Good luck! I was offered an acute position a while back. My kids are grown and gone, and I just couldn't do it. I'll stay outpatient.
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