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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    @the VEGAN Professor Nope. It was a quote for only me! That was the federal marketplace insurance quote which was all I qualified for at the time because my hospital refused to give me temporary insurance for the duration of the pandemic. I tried everything to stay, but admin, HR, OCCMED, all kept giving me the run-around or ignoring me. It was really very disheartening. I had amazing annual evaluation scores and everything but I guess being a good employee was not enough for them to even consider my requests.
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    @DannyBoy8 It sucks if you think about it too because the hospital is not testing us to see if we are positive and we are working with extremely immunocompromised patients and exposing them to the virus. It is so sad. I agree with quitting being just as brave as staying to protect patients if I think about the aforementioned statement as well.
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    @caliotter3 This whole thing is just making the inequities of certain organizations more apparent. I am sorry you have to go through that. I wish you good health during this difficult and uncertain time.
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    @cubby777 Did you give 2 weeks notice or did you drop them cold turkey? What would they do if you just don't show up?
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    I am considering it. My job is giving raises depending on the results of annual evaluations (up to 4%). That's nice but I would really rather have temporary health insurance given to me from the hospital since I am per diem and don't qualify instead of paying $200-$300 a month for health insurance. I keep teetering between staying and leaving. It's horrible. =(
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    What happens if you quit?

    I am in a precarious situation at the moment, in that because I am per diem my organization will not give me health insurance even though we are in a state of emergency and I work in critical care as a tech. This has made me feel like I should not come in until I have health insurance which could take 2 weeks. I have a shift tomorrow and I am very apprehensive to go in. With that being said, if you are a nurse with health insurance if I were you I would not quit because they really need you right now. Again, I am not a nurse yet, but if I were and I had health insurance I would definitely stay.
  7. I am UAP at a critical care unit and they are not offering me even temporary health care coverage even at this time. I am willing to get health insurance through the ACA but that will take 2 weeks. I have a shift tomorrow and the next day and I really do not feel comfortable coming into work uninsured. I do not have any pre-existing health conditions but I have been getting chronic URI/Bronchitis 2-3 times per year for the past 2 years. I love my job but I really do not want to come into work until I have health insurance coverage. But I do not know how to express that to my bosses without sounding selfish and spineless. I will be reducing my hours come May to 1-2 shifts per month because I will be attending a fast-track BSN program. ACA says I will have to pay $200-$300 per month with almost a $10k deductible. My RN friend says I should just pay that for the 2 or so months that I will be working there then switch over to state health insurance when my income changes (with my current income I do not qualify for state health insurance). Between now and when I get ACA insurance will take 2 weeks and I don't know if I want to risk coming into work and getting sick with no health insurance for that period of time. On top of that, I do not have anyone to take care of me in the event that I do get sick which scares me even more. What would you do?
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    @NurseSpeedy My university ended up having all employees transition to telecommuting. This whole COVID-19 scenario is wild. I did not expect it to get this out of control.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Hey everyone. I hope someone can respond to this. I am a UAP at a major hospital but am per diem and I have no health insurance. I am applying for Obamacare soon but between now and when I get coverage I am concerned for my health. I have a propensity for having bronchitis multiple times per year for the past couple of years. So I am concerned I might get sick but have no coverage. I don't want to not go to work because I am needed at a time like this even though I am just a UAP. I feel like if I bring this concern up to my bosses they will not care and I also do not want to seem dramatic. Please advise!
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    @Rachaelauren18 @nursingjewel OMG I was thinking the same thing. I am also concerned that they may make the classes virtual. I hope it does not mess up our clinicals too. I know RU has cancelled clinicals.
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    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Hey everyone, Not a nurse yet. Got accepted to a BSN program that I will be starting in May. I just wanted some of your professional opinions. My floor (not unit) just got a case of COVID-19. I also work at a major university in an office setting. Should I be telecommuting to my office job now as a precaution for others?
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    @beckitofloThank you! Did you order your scrubs online after getting the measurements? When do clinicals start by the way? Is it the second semester? Which hospitals did you guys go to? I am so curious LOL.
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    @beckitofloThanks for answering our questions. I had a couple more! For the orientation, it says that they expect you to purchase your uniforms that day. Do you know if we have to bring a check or if we can just bring our credit/debit cards and have them charge it like that ? Also do we need health insurance immediately before the start of the program or can we just get it before clinicals start? Thanks!!
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    I JUST GOT ACCEPTED TO WALL TOOO! Congratulations to all that got accepted also!
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    Does anyone know if the transcripts need to say "verified" under the status section? Both my transcripts just say arrived in red. What about yours? Welcome @BigCheese! I also applied to Wall. 🤞
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    NJCU ABSN 2020

    @Tsal It took about 2-3 days IIRC. @nursingjewel I like the smaller cohort size too. I did my undergraduate degree at RU and the classes were insanely big. I hated it lol.