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  1. Pay is going to depend on the cost of living in the area where you plan on working. I can see new grads in Cali making 40 bucks an hour because the cost of living is high. In Michigan, New grads start at 24-25 bucks an hour.
  2. RN1982

    Over riding a resident?

    Seems to me you cared more about yourself than you did your patient. It is really concerning for me to read that you are more concerned about the regular staff coming in at 7a.m. to complete orders that should have remained STAT orders to begin with. I don't think you truly understand how fast a person having an AMI can decompensate. You are lucky that the patient wasn't in any "distress", had they been, it would have been your license on the chopping block. Perhaps you will think better of it next time, I hope you do.
  3. RN1982

    Who's responsibility is it?

    You were both in the wrong. You were both responsible. You both should have stopped bickering and went to see the patient.
  4. RN1982

    Over riding a resident?

    You were wrong, the resident was right. You should have just drawn the labs. I think you were putting them off so you wouldn't have to do them because it was 6am. Sorry, I call it how I see it. In the time you spent calling to "override" the intern, you could have performed the ordered tests. The patient could have been having true chest pain but instead you wasted time.
  5. RN1982

    Exploitation

    They are only harder to find if you are not looking. Have you looked?
  6. I hate to say this but I work with a lot of former St. John's employees. Conditions are horrid. 3 patients to 1 nurse in SICU. Scary.
  7. RN1982

    Nurse killed in terrible accident.

    A resident here killed a patient on her way home from the hospital. She had been awake for 32 hours. That is ridiculous. Of course, she wasn't charged with anything but she will have to live the rest of her life knowing she killed someone, even if by accident. 12 hour shifts need to go, it's dangerous. 32 hour shifts for these docs need to go as well.
  8. RN1982

    Attractive nurses in danger?!

    One last thing, be careful. People have died working home health care. I know this, because my friend died 6 months ago on the job.
  9. RN1982

    Attractive nurses in danger?!

    Oh, and wear scrubs.
  10. RN1982

    Attractive nurses in danger?!

    Well, stop going on about how "attractive" you are. As far as I am concerned, it's irrelevant.
  11. RN1982

    Attractive nurses in danger?!

    Confident doesn't mean attractive though. Just because one is "pretty" or "attractive" doesn't mean they are exempt from being attacked. The OP should be more modest and just so ya know, the patients could care less about how "attractive" you are...
  12. RN1982

    Attractive nurses in danger?!

    good grief, not another thread like this. It's less about your "attractiveness" and more about your safety...
  13. RN1982

    Job interview next week!!!

    Thanks, I actually spoke with the manager already to set up the interview. I got the hours, the weekend hours and the call hours. It's not a bad deal. It's two twelves and two eights, days. I'm excited, I'm just hoping I can get this job. I need a change superbad.
  14. RN1982

    Job interview next week!!!

    Thanks. What should I say when they ask me why I want to leave my current position? I was planning on saying that I wanted to get experience in a different area of nursing or something to that effect.
  15. RN1982

    Job interview next week!!!

    As some of you know, I've detailed much of my struggle within the ICU and my frustrations. So I finally got up the courage to finally make the move to move on. I will miss the traumas and the interesting cases but I need something new and a bit different so I decided to apply for the PACU. I need to come up with a list of questions to ask the RN who will be showing me around the pacu. Can anyone offer some suggestions of what to ask?
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