Valerie Salva replied to debragail105's topic in Nursing
I used highlighters to color code on my report sheet various things that needed to done and info about pts. I designated different colors for different things.
For example, a pink highlighter dot means the pt is diabetic. A pink check mart next to that means they are scheduled for routine finger sticks. Yellow means pt has a foley. I would make two short yellow lines- one for I, the other for O- and fill in the yellow lines with the amounts for my charting and report.
A green mark means wound care/dsg change needed, and so on.
Valerie Salva replied to rabbitbowchou's topic in Texas
The hours and pay at the SNF do sound really good. A SNF is a really good place to hone your skills- as long as it is a good place to work. Lots of various different kinds of pts @ a SNF. Not all are elderly.
Valerie Salva replied to barkscotty's topic in Texas
I worked at an HCA in Texas. Worst experience of my career.
However, every place is different. Just be careful. Watch your back, CYA, and mind your Ps and Qs.
Be friendly, but don't reveal too much about yourself.
Valerie Salva replied to DirtyBlackSocks's topic in Nursing
I would think that the best thing to do would be to approach your doc again, telling her that this is very important to you, and you really want her to take some action on this. If she is a good doc, she will surely be responsive.
Valerie Salva replied to MiahMSN's topic in Nursing
I have been offered travel jobs to HI, but the pay has never been more than $19./hr- less than half of what reg staff makes per hr there. The agencies' take on it is that travel nurses in HI are "paid in sunshine and beach." Sorry, but sunshine and beach don't pay the bills.
Valerie Salva replied to CleveRN2008's topic in Nursing
About 1/3 of new grads leave their new jobs.
According to this article, 41% of new nurses (less than 18 mos experience) regret their decision to become a nurse.