freesia29 ADN, RN

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freesia29 has 10 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in PACU.

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  1. I am PRN too and agreed to 1-2 days per week. I have been working 3-4 as we are so short staffed. I asked for January to go down to 1-2, as a friend was recently hired FT so we have another nurse. The response from the new nurse manager that start...
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    Arthritis and Bedside Nursing?

    Thank you for all your responses! I have been working 2 per diem jobs, As PACU in a surgery center 3 days per week, which I love but was crippling me, being on my feet 8-10 hrs and especially those pain clinic days where we see 25 patients for injec...
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    Fail drug test or pass on job? New Hampshire?!

    There are home tests you can take to see if it’s out of your system yet. I don’t understand why they are still testing for THC. I know so many nurses and docs who drink themselves senseless all the time, yet that is not tested for. There is no dif...
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    Arthritis and Bedside Nursing?

    Thanks for replying. My clinic days run around 14000 steps. I imagine that is what floor nursing would be? When I precepted in the ED, I was averaging 12000-13000.
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    Quitting first RN job

    I can totally relate. I always wanted ED. But my own health is not good enough for me to do it .. I am so bored by all the non hospital jobs. Almost 1 year as an RN, was an LPN for 8 years before. Just in a funk. I desperately want to work in h...
  6. It has taken me 12 years to finally become an RN, all part time, taking care of kids and dying parents. I am finally here, and have always wanted to work in the hospital. I am worried I won’t be able to keep up. Just turned 50, and recently di...
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    Per diem?

    It’s been a month now of being called off. The policy for this company is a minimum of 4 shifts per month. So, I put in my notice. My other per diem job needs me 3-4 days per week, and honestly I like the work there better. I gave 2 wee...
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    Increased wound care?

    I am curious if your are noticing an increase of wound care, dressing changes since Covid. I ask because I was just hired as a per diem in a wound clinic, but I keep getting called off for low census. They have been experiencing low census since De...
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    I thought I had it bad with 4 patients in PCU and no CNA help in Covid zone. Another fellow Gen X Er, and my body was wrecked doing those long shifts. I just started PACU in an ambulatory surgery center and love it! One patient at a time! Little l...
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    Per diem?

    I have worked per diem as an LPN for years while I was back in school. I was always able to just let my employer know my schedule and they would work around it. I have a new per diem as an RN now, and the manager is wanting to dictate my ...
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    New Grad Contract — Enforceable?

    I had to break a 2 year contract after only 4 months due to health reasons, diagnosed with RA and was in a terrible flare......they charged me $650. Basically kept my last paycheck. Even with a valid medical reason and doctors note, they made me pa...
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    Love hospital job, but....

    I started a Nurse Residency program in the PCU, which is where I wanted to work. I just finished up 6 weeks of a preceptor, now on my own, and I love it. My problem is, my body is falling apart. I have RA, and have been in a constant flare pretty ...
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    WA Endorsement Process - Longest in the Nation???

    Got my ATT this morning! First available dates pretty much all over WASHINGTON were end of November. But I managed to find a cancellation for Thursday, October 1!! Oh dear lord that is soon! Wish me luck!! I hope you all get your endorsements...
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    WA Endorsement Process - Longest in the Nation???

    Absolutely will do!
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    WA Endorsement Process - Longest in the Nation???

    I pray it doesn’t take that long for me to get the ATT to schedule the NCLEX! I am at 4 weeks now already and still no word.