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  1. Looks like the California BRN is holding firm on their decision with Excelsior College. The courts ruled in favor of the board with EC's lawsuit. http://www.rn.ca.gov/new/pdf/excelsiornewsrelease.pdf http://www.rn.ca.gov/new/pdf/excelsiorcourtdecisi...
  2. I've been doing my psych rotation at a state run facility for the criminally insane. It's been very interesting, to say the least. But all I can think about is ... how safe is it to work there? Is working at a regular prison safer? For instance, one ...
  3. Is Everybody Moving to California?

    Just an observation but, it seems like there's a flood of posts lately from people inquiring about moving here. Not too long ago the local news seemed to be filled with stories about people supposedly moving away because of the high cost of living, ...
  4. This is a case study in how the nursing shortage is really a myth. When you pay RN’s really well and give them great benefits … the shortage, for the most part, disappears. The real solution to the nursing shortage is paying RN’s more money. This p...
  5. Ok, I'm a bit frustrated with all of these posts telling us that we shouldn't go into nursing because we need a job and steady income. Sure, I do like to help people, but I need a steady job even more. So, I decided to post a poll to see if we can ge...
  6. Running Code Blues in Prison

    We recently had a Code Blue in our facility (I wasn't there) but it got me thinking about how to best handle such situations for the future . Hence, I'm asking for your advice. Excuse the length of this post but, I'm just trying to figure out how I c...
  7. I thought you guys would be interested in this because I know getting into nursing schools with waiting lists is a big deal. I have a friend who's been waiting two years to get in, and has one more year to go before she starts. Most students are in h...
  8. Owning a home in California

    I'd wait a couple of years and see how low prices go because I don't think we're anywhere near the bottom of this market yet. It's only going to get worse before it gets better ... which is great news for buyers ... but only if you wait. If you buy n...
  9. A few more questions before moving to Texas.

    The insurance companies would probably disagree with you. Look at NSO's rates and coverage for Texas. http://www.nso.com/ The premiums cost more and they'll only insure you for $100,000 per incident with a $300,000 cap. In just about any other state...
  10. A few more questions before moving to Texas.

    Yes people are free to move around in theory but ... it's not always that simple. Luckily I live in California where nurses are generally treated very well but, if that wasn't the case, I'd have a hellava time moving too. Why? Because my husband woul...
  11. Nursing Union questions

    1. What do you find are some of the benefits of being in a union? Job protection, higher wages. I make $43 an hour, which goes up to $48 an hour in three years. 2. Do you feel like it is easier, when in a union, to speak to a union representative to ...
  12. Group One background checks in Texas

    Currently, Group One says they have 350 member hospitals so ... Unless there's 350 hospitals in Dallas, seems to me that they've already expanded to other areas. Just FYI.
  13. Group One background checks in Texas

    I see your point but, it's pretty outrageous that the burden is put on YOU to fight this ... especially in situations where you did nothing wrong in the first place. It easily creates a situation where you're presumed guilty until proven innocent. S...
  14. I think it's a combination of factors. When the ratio law took effect a couple of years ago where patient loads were limited by law (Cali is the only state that has a ratio law) .... lots of nurses moved and/or started taking travel assignments here....
  15. Anything good about working in Texas?

    Well ... obviously you guys haven't been out here for awhile because the market has completely changed. Just do a google search on California real estate. I can guarantee you that nothing priced at $625K is moving fast these days and if they are luck...
  16. Anything good about working in Texas?

    C'mon ... could you at least quote some data before you make such outrageous statements? $800K for a shack? The average price for a California house, right now ... statewide ... is $430K. So obviously not all of us are paying $800K for a shack. In f...
  17. I bummed my interview...just wanna vent!

    I'm seeing this comment a lot. No wonder you California nurses make so much money ... you HAVE to pay $700-800K for a SHACK!!!! I guess this is how people make themselves feel better about not making California nursing salaries ... they go on and on ...
  18. Attention CDCR Nurses

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  19. Why are RNs scared of Fighting the Hospital Admin?

    Apparently, that's not the norm. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas nurses make $26-$27 an hour on average. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#b29-0000 I'm sure there are some great deals on houses in Texas but with unreasonabl...
  20. Any nurses here date the officers?

    There definitely are married nurses having affairs with married CO's in my institution. It's one big soap opera. I really don't care what they do but, when they're wasting time flirting with their boyfriends instead of getting the work done and it al...
  21. What to do?? IM won't come out of the hole!

    Based on the above information, this inmate is not demonstrating suicidal behavior. You're basically letting the inmate manipulate the situation and, when you allow manipulation, it will never end. So ... what happens? Most of your time is wasted on ...
  22. What to do?? IM won't come out of the hole!

    In my facility, the psych doctors are pretty good about not letting the inmates manipulate with suicide threats. We get suicide threats all the time ... when it's obvious that the inmate is not suicidal and is using the suicide threat to dictate hi...
  23. Inmates and lawsuits!

    I haven't been sued yet personally but, I'm sure it's going to happen because we do get sued a lot in California. We're actually under federal court receivership. Why are the inmates successful with some lawsuits? Because they've got some liberal ju...
  24. Dont move to florida

    Yeah ... that's the problem with disasters, especially unpredictable disasters. It's pretty risky to not have insurance, IMO ... because I don't know how you can really plan for all of it. In our area, fires are usually the big risk but, last year ....
  25. Dont move to florida

    Just FYI ... a lot of people self insured or, were under insured during the big California fires of 2003. 5,000 homes were wiped out and a lot of people lost everything. Mostly because they didn't upgrade their home insurance to keep up with property...