NurseguyFL

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  1. West Coast vs East Coast nursing

    As much as I love New York, I wouldn't move there to work as a nurse. Some of the hospitals are terrible there! And as for the poster who said that you make more money in NY, I don't know about that. Maybe its different now but travel pay in New York...
  2. Los Angeles housing

    Depends on the deal you have with the agency. Some people take the housing stipend and find their own apartment. Last time I was there the agency put me up at the Oakwood apartments, and it included everything---linens, utilities, etc. http://www.oak...
  3. Nurses not following doctors orders

    What do you mean by "a trend"? Exactly how many nurses in your hospital are doing these things---one, a few, all? Its difficult to believe that there is actually a 'trend' among nurses anywhere, to arbitrarily ignore doctors orders or protocols. Unle...
  4. travler looking to move to south florida

    Thank you so much for this perspective. I was recently talking to a recruiter who was REALLY trying to sell both these locations to me for my next travel assignment. Both are offering travel pay that is higher than they normally do, and now I know wh...
  5. Do FL schools take NC credits?

    Will they will accept your credits as long as they are coming from an accredited school? Yes. Will they accept ALL of your credits, as long as they are coming from an accredited school? Not necessarily. It depends on the school that you are transfer...
  6. Took Job on Telemetry Floor...what's Telemetry???

    Recall the stuff you learned during your cardio rotation in nursing school---the patho, the rhythm strips, the drugs---that's the basics of tele nursing. If the unit manager knows you don't have tele experience and she still offered you the job then ...
  7. travler looking to move to south florida

    If you want to go to Miami try to get into one of the Baptist Hospitals there, or if you're into peds try for Miami Childrens. If you're looking for a huge level 1 teaching hospital, then try for the University of Miami/Jackson. I wouldn't recommend ...
  8. Mount Sinai Miami FLorida Pay

    The pay for the Boca area is similar to what Narcan posted above for Miami. You may be able to get a bit more with shift diffs, but not that much more. Also, the hospitals in that Palm Beach County area aren't such great places to work. Most are owne...
  9. Dont move to florida

    "Half-backers". I love it! LOL. I also own a home in Florida and wish I could unload it and get out of here permanently. Unfortunately, now is not a good time to try to sell a house in Florida because there just aren't any buyers out there. I have a...
  10. Dont move to florida

    I don't doubt that its possible to make that kind of money in FL, provided you are working an average of 72 or more hours per week, and willing to put up with just about anything at all. All the power to you! I could never do it---especially not wit...
  11. Does anyone feel burnt out who has only been a nurse for 3 years.

    Burnout is possible at any time. I've known people who quit altogether after only a few months. You are right that most people don't really understand what nurses do, and I can't think of too much that has ever been done to correct misperceptions abo...
  12. they don't tell you EVERYTHING!!!!

    Hey, NurseCyd, This is an old thread, but I strongly suspect that the agency you're asking about is the same one the OP was complaining about. I suspect this because the things she mentioned sound very similar to stuff that company did with me also. ...
  13. dcotor asked me to leave room

    You guys have got to be kidding! Whatever is going on with the patient ought to involve the nurse because if and when things change, how can the nurse maintain quality control of the patient's care if information about the patient is being hidden. Wh...
  14. I doubt that what your friends told you about making the same salary in FL as they did in NY is entirely true. Florida pay has never been high, but you can make more if you do agency instead of working staff. However, in most cases its like comparing...
  15. PICC line certification

    There is a school that specializes in continuing education for nurses in North Miami that does PICC line training and certification. Its called Nursing Unlimited. They have a good reputation in the area and I've taken some classes with them in the pa...