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dianah has 45 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

CA girl, born in Hawaii, raised in Northern CA, live in So. Cal last 35 yr

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    An animal that changed my life!

    Very touching, thank you for sharing that!
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    Nova Southeastern ABSN Fall 2020

    Hello, just a reminder that per the Terms of Service, there are two ways to create a special area for your group. These two are the only two that may be named here on the site. facebook is one site for approved links, and the other choice is to create your own group through the Clubs area -- click on the tab at the top of the page. Thank you, and success to you in your Nursing program!
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    Site Changes

    Thanks Joe!
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    Links at top of pages missing, site wonky

    Thanks all! Teamwork!
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    Links at top of pages missing, site wonky

    Try this: www.allnurses-breakroom.com/entries And, once you get on, save the url at the top of the page in your Favorites area.
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    Is anyone else holy crap concerned?

    Several posts have been moved from view or edited, to comply with the Terms of Service. Please post to the subject of the thread, and refrain from personal attacks and name-calling of other members, both of which are off-topic and derail the thread. Thank you.
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    Taking Vacations

    One facility I worked for 20 years, can't recall how many weeks of vacation were allotted when I hired on, but by the time I "retired" from there, after 21 years, I had 8 weeks paid vacation accruing per year. Holidays and Sick Leave were separate. I was often on call, and any OT worked, I could choose to put that time into the PL or Comp Time bank, to draw on later. Had very fair manager and department heads. Current facility started with 5 weeks vacation, and that doesn't change with seniority. Holidays and Sick Leave are separate. I can accrue Comp Time, however, and if I need to stay late to finish something (with the boss's permission), I can apply that time to Comp Time Accrual. It will slowly add up. Have very fair manager and department head. Another facility in the area: employee accrues SL and PL with each paycheck. Holidays come out of the PL bank. If you call in sick, the first 48 hours come out of your PL, and only if you are sick for three days, does SL bank contribute to your paycheck. Archaic and cruel, if you ask me. Benefits the employer, not the employee at all. That said, it is not totally the amount of time one is able to take off, but if your department can tolerate having one employee gone for an extended vacation, without being a detriment to the work load of the department (and one's fellow employees who take up the slack). It's a two-way street, too, in that I have covered other employees more times than I can recall, -- we all worked short -- knowing that when I'm off, others will work short at times, as well. Hopefully it's a team thing, and we all give and take. And having a fair manager is a BIG plus. Ours understands we need to plan for flights or reservations, and doesn't keep us hanging, waiting for vacation approval. It's always best to get requests in as soon as possible, so manager can plan.
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    Simmons Direct Entry 2020

    Just a reminder that, per the Terms of Service, advertising and/or soliciting roommates/housing etc is not permitted. Several posts have been edited or moved from view, to comply with the TOS. Thank you, and we wish you success in your program!
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    Houston Nurse Residency Summer 2020

    Just FYI, the only approved links for group get-togethers, are links to facebook or a link to a Club (click on the tab at the top of the page). No other links are approved, per the Terms of Service.
  10. A reminder to fashion posts according to the site's Terms of Service (partial quote): "We promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. Additionally, please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread. Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling. Our call is to be supportive, not divisive..." Thank you.
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2021

    If members do not wish to adhere to this site's Terms of Service, and persist in blatantly disregarding the TOS, their account may be placed on moderation which will result in all posts requiring approval before being released for viewing. A word to the wise.
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    License Verification

    Here is a pertinent thread from 2015 (note requirements have changed, and you will need to obtain a SS# in order to get your nursing license): Also more information (from 2018): https://www.jjblawoffice.com/idfpr-defense-lawyer/illinois-nursing-requirements-for-international-applicants Also, here is the Illinois State BON website: https://NCSBN.org/Illinois.htm I wish you success in obtaining your US RN license!
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    Duke ABSN Spring 2021

    Cohorts who wish to create a special area for themselves may do so in two accepted ways: 1. a facebook page (link is acceptable) 2. create a Club, using the tab at the top of the page, or click on this link: https://allnurses.com/clubs/. We wish you all success in your Nursing program journey! --- dianah
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    NCLEX Reader Accommodation

    This is a three-year-old thread, and OP has not been back since. As such, this thread will be closed. A new thread may be started, if members wish. Thank you all for your responses and participation.
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    HCC coleman Fall 2020

    Hello, this is one of the site Administrators. It is exciting to watch progress as people begin and continue their nursing journey! I wish you all success, keep on keeping on! I want to bring your attention to the site- and Terms of Service-approved links for chat rooms. You may link to a FB link or you may create a "Club" and communicate through it. Link to the Clubs: you can either click on the tab at the top of this page, or click here: https://allnurses.com/clubs/ Per Terms of Service, these are the only two approved chat links. Thank you, and again, I wish you all success!
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