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jeckrn BSN, RN

EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR
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jeckrn has 17 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

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  1. This makes sense only if the cost is less than 2 pairs of gloves otherwise just a gimmick with no real value.
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    VA Nurse Salary

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    VA Nurse Salary

    Only your active duty time will count for seniority and retirement. For the retirement you must make a "military deposit" to buy that time. Your HR department should be able to help you with that or do search at DFAS. As far as AL (vacation) all title 38 nurses in the VA start out at the max AL time of 8 hours per pay.
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    VA Nurse Salary

    Not unless you were a Army Nurse.
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    Air Force Reserve vs Navy Reserve

    You need to talk with both services to see which one is the best fit for you.+
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    Prior Service Army Nursing Corps

    The DUI could be an issue with the services and you might need a waiver for it.
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    Step increases every other year?!

    Contact your HR department they should be able to help you with this.
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    Weekend Work

    I am not saying the staff is limited because staff they are not available but because there is only few rooms running over the weekend. Most OR's do not do scheduled cases on the weekend and if they do it is a limited number compared to Mon-Fri schedule.
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    Step increases every other year?!

    Step increases are generally every 2 years. Remember there also is an across the board raise almost every year. This means that you can receive 2 pay raises in 1 year. How long have you been a nurse and at the VA? From what I have seen by wages for RN's in the federal government is that the wages are lower for newer nurses but higher than the local hospitals for RN's after time. You also need to look at benefits and working conditions.
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    Weekend Work

    If a hospital near you has weekend options I can image they would fill them with experience nurses in the OR because of limited staff on hand.
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    Perioperative Nursing... Which Branch to Join???

    Some amphip ships have OR's on them. But they are not staffed with ships company, I do not know when or by whom they are staffed with.
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    Perioperative Nursing... Which Branch to Join???

    For your answers you need to contact a Healthcare Recruiter from each service to see which one is best for you. All initial contracts are for 8 years no matter if its active or reserves. Each service has their own active/reserve time. ie 3 active/5 reserves. Reserves can also be done in the IRR which is non-drilling reserves. I think the only position that peri-op nurses rule is being reduced is in the FST. There are many changes going on with the Combat Support Hospitals which FST's fall under. I work at a Army hospital right now and there is nothing about reducing the number of peri-op nurses other than the FST role. What part of Lake Erie did you grow up at? From WNY myself.
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    Waiting For Navy Recruiter

    Things move very slowly when it comes to recruiting nurses. Not sure were you get the 21 days from. The Army reserve is paying a good bonus for periop nurses in the reserves.
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    Army Reserve to Active Duty

    You will get "E" status for pay if you have the equivalent of 4 years plus one day of active duty or 1461 points.
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    Army Reserve to Active Duty

    Whenever you are on orders greater than 30 days you are considered to be on active duty and receive all the benefits as active duty.
  16. There is a reason why they are losing experienced nurses and unable to recruit experienced ones. Can imagine pay is on the low side there. What does your contract say with the travel company and the hospital about being preceptors?