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  1. southlandrn

    Any clinical research nurses out there?

    Same thing.
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    Any clinical research nurses out there?

    In response to there not being much room for growth in this field: have you considered becoming a monitor for one of the drug companies, to oversee study sites etc? I am looking that direction myself, after I get several more years of CRC work under my belt of course!
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    Comparing salaries...

    Well DON'T TELL, but I was started out at $51K, with one year RN experience and no research experience.
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    New Grad recently offered a CRC position???????????

    I took a job as a research nurse after working on the floor for one year...and have no regrets at all! I don't really know that my one year of hell helps me out in this job, other than making me really really appreciate it! I too am learning lots...daily! Hope you accept it!
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    Any clinical research nurses out there?

    I am a newbie research nurse; I am employed by a Hemophilia Treatment Center within a university, and we have several ongoing studies as well as a CDC registry to maintain. So far so good! I too love the autonomy! Plus, working in a university setting affords many benefits compared to a hospital. Lots of holidays, vacation time, no weekends, etc...Oh, and I will have the opportunity to travel! How cool is that?!?
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    Loan buyback/ starting pay

    Touro recently dropped their loan payment from $300/mo to $175/mo until Feb '10; then, they are discontinuing the program and payments will be ZERO. So for all of us who signed on at Touro for the loan repayment program, we are S-O-L.
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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Hi! I am curious about your interview...what kind of questions did they ask? Did you get the job, or even want it post-interview? I too am considering leaving the floor for something a bit less stressful! Thanks!
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    Help! Stuck between a rock and a hard place!

    Honestly, you should take any job offered to you now. Seriously.
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    What shoes do you wear at work?

    New Balance runners for me...I have to use a Dr. Scholls gel insert but after 6 mos so far so good.
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    25K sign on bonus

    I remember a local hospital offering a NEW CAR as a sign on bonus, plus teacher hours (8 hr days, off for summers!) Yep, that was at least 12 years ago...
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    What's the best way to resign?

    Thanks so much to all of you for your advice! I will try and hunt down the info online in the employee manual. My comment about "jeapordizing my license" has to do with patient abandonment. But I would not do that anyway, I do have some professional scruples!
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    What's the best way to resign?

    Well, I lasted 8 mos. on the floor. Pure hell, hated almost every minute of it; I am lucky to escape with a mostly intact back; But I think I have a kidney infection...who has time to pee? :chuckle I now have a wonderful opportunity to work in academia, M-F, 7-3, no weekends or holidays. So now I must resign. How do I do it? Do I give just a two-wk notice or longer? Should I agree to flex even if I know I won't be avail. very often? Honestly, i'd resign over the phone if I thought I could get away with it without jeapordizing my license!:typing
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    oh, evidently sobbing throughout NACII is some sicko rite of passage that the instructors take extreme pleasure inflicting upon the lowly students.
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    i recommend getting ACLS certified prior to starting NACII; all that cardiac/code info will then be a review. once I took ACLS (after graduating) it all clicked into place and I wished someone had given me that advice.
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    Beginning RN Salary in Louisiana

    WOW is "weekend only worker" and must have 2 years experience, works q fri/sat/sunday 12 hr shifts. good for some i guess! so night WOW are earning $49/hr! and that's fulltime, with benefits, etc. PM me if you are interested, I will try to get you an interview on a unit currently hiring WOW.
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    Beginning RN Salary in Louisiana

    WOW nurses at Touro in NOLA make $44/hr base, plus $4 eve/$5 night diffs! (obviously no weekend diff since it's a weekend only full-time job...but weekend diff for other FT positions is $5/hr.