j450n BSN, MSN, RN

Float Pool, acute care, management/leadership
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j450n has 10 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Float Pool, acute care, management/leadership.

Born and raised in Seattle. Nursing as a second degree. Moved to the Bay Area in 2016.

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  1. Working in Ca, living in another state

    I work in the Bay Area and there are definitely people that commute from out-of-state, but the two people that I knew who did it have family/friends that they stay with while working their three 12s to help offset the costs of commuting. One colleagu...
  2. Life is too short to be anything but happy. I was in a similar predicament the past few weeks. I made the transition from med/surg to ICU and thought it was for me. I quickly realized the grass is not always greener and despite people telling me to s...
  3. How much computer experience should I have?

    Actually, just did some searching on this forum (which I should have done first). If anyone has other input, that would be great. Thanks!
  4. Hi everyone, I'm interested in nursing informatics and have always enjoyed bridging the gap between health care and technology, moreover I've always enjoyed working with computers, figuring out how to do things in Cerner or Epic, etc. My concern is h...
  5. FNP social anxiety

    Thanks for posting this OP. I'm currently in the same position right now. I don't think I have social anxiety, but I know I have performance and public speaking anxiety. I enjoy interacting with others and while most people see me as an extrovert, I ...
  6. Stanford New Grad RN Residency 2016

    I'm not a new grad, but just got hired into the ICU for their critical care training program. Stanford seems like a great place to work and I'm looking forward to starting there. Wishing you guys all the best!
  7. Is it possible to get the holidays off?

    Not working the holidays this year; put in my two weeks and last day is the 23rd. Then moving to the Bay Area and transitioning to critical care at Stanford. I'll be spending a lot of time with family and friends during this holiday season, as this w...
  8. Considering moving to Bay Area

    Thans zzbxdo. Does anyone know how to get into critical care down there? In Seattle, all the larger hospitals have a Critical Care Consortium, where nurses looking to get into ICU apply to it and once they are hired by the ICU, they attend this cons...
  9. Considering moving to Bay Area

    Thanks for the input guys. My significant other currently goes to school in Palo Alto, so Stanford would seem like the logical choice. I'm looking at Menlo Park, Redwood City area. Mountain View doesn't seem bad either. However, UCSF really peaks my ...
  10. Considering moving to Bay Area

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to relocate from Seattle to SF to be with my significant other. I have 3 years acute care/float pool/ED experience. From my research, the wages in the Bay Area are pretty enticing, but I know housing/cost of living can be rid...
  11. UCSF or Stanford?

    Hi guys, I'm looking to relocate to California and my top two choices are either UCSF or Stanford. Currently, I work for a large teaching hospital in Seattle, so I'm looking for the same when I move down to California. I've had colleagues that have w...
  12. Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/loginCADCA.do You can register for an account and then search for your application status once your account is made.
  13. Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Just wanted to update and say I'm officially licensed in Cali as of 1/16. For me, aside from the wait...it was actually a painless, hassle-free process. Here's my timeline: Live Scan while I was visiting California on 10/30/14 Application sent on 11...
  14. Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Thanks for the great info everyone as I just applied for endorsement as well. I did my live scan on 10/30 while I was visiting California, so I'm hoping for a quicker turnaround than the hard copy fingerprints. I hope they fix the FBI background chec...
  15. Hi everyone! Let me preface this post by saying that in general, I am somewhat of an insatiable person. I'm pretty ambitious and always have to have a goal or some sort of "big picture" to work towards. Luckily, the beauty of nursing is that it's so ...