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shortstuff52 has 2 years experience and specializes in Medical-Surgical- Psych.

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    Nashville General Hospital - Need Input

    Hello, does anyone have any input on Nashville General Hospital... I've seen a lot of post regarding Vanderbilt but I may take an assignment at NGH... I heard it's rough? Where are some decent location for housing? Should I be worried? Maybe regarding patient population, crime, safety etc? Thanks!
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    Scared of owing money

    i would like an answer to the low tax rate too.. i was worried about it but my recruiter told me not to worry? but i havent talked to an accountant about it and i dont have a accountant familiar with travel nursing..? i like the idea of low tax and high non tax, but will i get in trouble? irs doesnt know what your profession is right? i plan on doing travel nursing for a year or two and dont have crazy expenses so i guess im not worried about stuff like purchasing a new home or something... thanks for the help!
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    Are you signed up with CCTC? I'm still looking for my next assignment and was thinking about TN.
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    Travel buddy?!

    I'm a new traveler as well. I am in NH, my contract ends Oct 28.. I've been trying to figure out where I want to go next. I am 28, single and have one pup. I was looking into AZ, TX, CO, HI, KY, N/SC,... Sarah
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    Young Med\Surg nurse looking to travel

    Hey! I am looking to travel to Austin, TX (if the right opportunity comes along)! I have been a nurse a little less than 3years on a med-surg/psych unit. And I get similar patients as the other nurse... Have you been looking for housing? I have a dog I am trying to take with me but I'm scared it's going To be hard to find housing. Sarah
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    New to Travel RN, need help with base bay

    Thank you for your help! I am still looking around and trying to compare other agencies (if and when they back to me)
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    Young Med\Surg nurse looking to travel

    Which agency are or were you a part of? As a starting new travel nurse what is a typical pay rate?
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    New to Travel RN, need help with base bay

    Hello, I am new to travel nursing and am currently talking to one agency- they have a position/location I am interested in. I understand that pay differs with location and speciality. I am looking into a position in Austin, TX on a med-surg/tele unit. I have been a nurse almost three years. I had a question regarding pay and incentives... This is what the agency offered me: "The pay is $29.00hr, plus free housing or the housing stipend of $2,450.00 per month.The taxable base rate is $20.00hr, plus you get $245.00 for meals, that is not taxed as long as I claim a permanent residence." And that's how $29/hr comes out. Is that a good deal or am I getting a poor offer? I am currently getting a little over $29 now.. It seems as though I am losing money. This is a 13 week contract. Any help would be very helpful... I never knew how complex this could be Thank you. Sarah
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    Kennedy Krieger Shadow Day

    I'm not quite sure about the details of the shadow day.. as in what unit/floor I will be on..but thank you for the tip!
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    Kennedy Krieger Shadow Day

    Hi. I am scheduled to have a shadow day at KKI... I was wondering if anyone has been to one and what I should expect. I am planning on dressing business/casual, maybe bring a folder with paper... any other suggestions/recommendations? I'm not too familiar with KKI and their units... any pointers? Thank you.
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    Textbook Search: CD or Book

    Is anyone selling their UMB Nursing Textbooks?
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    Textbook Search: CD or Book

    I was wondering what would be better to get: I need to get 2 reference books (Drug and Diagnostic/Lab) would it be better to get a CD copy of the the book or the actual hard-copy of the book. Its about 1,000 pages and I was also wondering if I would be carrying it around... Thanks
  13. I was wondering what is the best way to set up your schedule. Currently I have Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun "free" and packed all the other classes/lab Mon, Tues and Thurs. Would it be better to spread all my classes out to I would only have 1-2 class a day? I have decent breaks inbetween the classes tho. Thanks for the help =)
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    Does the NET have a science section?

    umb, im taking the TEAS test on wed 3/12 for CCBC.. are you doing the same?
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    Does the NET have a science section?

    hello =) i was wondering if the NET had a science section like the TEAS test... i havent taken either of them, but ive gotten really worried because my NET test is tmrw and i didnt study for the science section. i heard the reading comprehension were science related but not actual question regarding bio, a&p... etc.. thanks for the help
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    NET/TEAS study help...

    heyy.. i was wondering if anyone could give me some advise on these entrance exams. i havent bought the study guides for these test cause ive heard mixed reviews.. some say they do help and others say they dont... would you recommend i buy the study guide or will i do ok by looking at other sample study books? cause i have a kaplan one but im scared now cause ive heard the exams were tricky...and the science portion was hard.. thanks for the help

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