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    Salary Washington DC area

  2. My husband is an RN and was hired a week ago and was quoted 28.00 an hour for starting pay.When he went in yesterday to sign the offer letter it listed 32.00 /hr and he signed it. The original recruiter no longer works there. Does anyone know which offer is the binding one? or if HR realizes the mistake can they change it back to the original offer??? And NOOO he is not going to bring it to their attention.. already told him to do that. I asked him if he was sure if he heard the original offer correctly and he said yes, and that it doesn't include the differentials. He thinks the hospital should honor the new offer and it was their mistake I am just curious if the letter he signed carries any weight in this matter..verses the verbal offer?
  3. Yeah, that would be my husband!
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    Networking while in labor

    I am not sure if it is the right time to talk to the nurse manager while having a baby..just depends how she interprets it. I say go for it- you have nothing to lose. I would throw in how wonderful your experience has been there etc etc.. and it prompted you to want to work there.. get what I am saying?
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    Spouse transferred to Houston

    I had to leave my first RN position after 6 months a year ago do to relocating, and didnt have any problem finding a job in Houston. They didnt like my little experience, but they said they lied my personality and enthusiasm-- so really sell it during your interviews!! For example, the job I have now required 2 years experience and an BSN because it is in the medical center, and I got it with only 6 months exp and an Associate Degree... You can also try North Cypress Medical Center off 290/huffmeister..it is a little further, but it is another option if the others dont hire you. Also, if you have a heartbeat, Triumph will hire you-- it is a LTAC but starting pay for new grads is $30 an hour DAYS with 6 : 1 nurse patient ratio. I turned it down because I love the specialty I am in and wanted to hold out a little longer for the perfect fit. I turned down 2 other jobs , one at North Cypress medical Center and another at an HCA hospital. Totally stupid of me looking back, but I ended up getting my dream job, so it all worked out!!! Hang in there! You will find something in Houston, just don't give up !!! I didn't :)
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    GN Pay at Methodist Children's San Antonio

    Hi, I just wanted to tell you guys that you don't have to apply to only the "new grad" positions at Baptist in SA. I applied to two of their hospitals for staff nurse positions over a year ago (as a new ADN grad) and was offered a position at both hospitals. I was desperate and didn't get hired in any new grad spots so I just started applying to everything and everywhere. The recuiter at their main campus was the most helpful, she let me pick the specialty I wanted if there was an opening-- so find a way to contact her directly... hope this helps
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    Which Job would YOU rather have??

    I'd prefer 3 12's, but with kids and a family I'd pick 8-5.
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    Floating related to age

    I am sorry, but if you are too old or unable to do the job than you shouldn't be working. Or get a doctors note...this is nursing, we new what we were getting into.
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    Night shift: Tired all the time ?????

    I think what she meant about it being "unnatural" is that humans are not nocturnal beings.
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    Career Advice

    It seems most male nurses I know tend to gravitate towards ER, ICU and OR... I am not sure where all the jobs are for new grads.. hopefully when you graduate we wont be in this mess. Also, will your wife ever work? I ask because you may want to take into consideration what her job will be and what the market is for that particular type of work wherever you decide to go.
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    Miserable on the job....

    You gotta think of your own health first. For some reason the nursing mentality is always to stick it out at whatever expense to our own health! The hospitals love this school of thought because it causes nurses to stay and put up with the horrific nursing conditions. You could always apply places and see what happens. If they ask why you are leaving say " I feel like my nursing license is in jeopardy " and they will get it and not ask questions. It never hurts to try. It's not exactly lying either. And if you don't want to burn the bridge at the current hospital, explain to them that the long drive home is exhausting and you don't feel safe driving after working nights. They should understand this, or you may even get lucky enough to get transferred to days. Good luck :)
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    "I don't want to do bed side nursing"...SAY WHAT!

    FYI-- There are other roles in nursing other than bedside care. It is sad that most nurses wont consider any other position other than "bedside" "real" nursing. It is upsetting.. some nurses can be so harsh and narrow minded. If everyone wanted to work bedside then there would be nobody to fill all of the other nursing positions--think about the patients for once! Everyone needs care and it may be in a place OTHER than the hospital setting!
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    Anyone have experience with them doing chart reviews?
  14. What areas of nursing do you like? Do you like high stress, low stress? What floor do want to end up being on? I would vote "NO" on the psych floor because most nurses do not like that unit.. but, you may be one of the few that do lol
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    Memorial City

    Well I can help with starting pay with no experience- I started as a new grad RN with an associates Degree at Hermann in the Medical Center for 27.00 per hour and that does not include differentials. Hope that helps! With experience expect more - just not sure how much ..
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    New grad starting salary- St-Luke's houston, TX

    Do any of these facilities pay for your parking? I heard it is $24 a day to park-- is that really true?
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    moving to Boston

    Hi, I will be moving to Boston soon and I was wondering what the job market was like? I have 1 year experience
  18. I think it means higher patient-to-nurse ratios. If the hospitals are getting reimbursed less than they are now then I think they will cut corners everywhere.
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    Clinicals DON'T count!
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    It pays to be a nurse.

    I have never gotten a ticket in or out of uniform- I always smile and admit to what I did instead of making excuses-- I mean come on, how many excuses do you think they have heard!
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    Mandated scrub colors

    Thank god I don't have to wear a certain color at my hospital! I am so picky with the colors out there and I can't stand that baby/ceil blue color- and I know w/ my luck that is probably what they would pick for RN's! I don't think patients would even realize that the nurses are certain colors than the rest of the staff unless told...they usually have so many other things on their minds and don't pay attention to our uniform colors..but, it is good in "theory".
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    Nevada to Texas

    I was hired at North East Baptist Hospital in L&D , but they only worked me in PP which was nice, but I quit a few months ago due to accepting another job, but I know that they hired LVNs there. They have a few other hospitals around the city as well.
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    groupone sucks

    I just wanted to congratulate you for making it through such a horrible situation and still being able to pursue your nursing degree. :yeah:I also understand how it is not to want to share all your personal business with your employer... I tried to find a list of hospitals that don't use Group1, but I haven't been able to find anything for you. They must keep it top secret..
  24. There only seems to be a shortage in Med/Surg, LTAC and SNF's from my investigating. If those places didn't have such poor or ridiculous working conditions then there wouldnt be such a high turnover and difficulty filling positions. Just my opinion!!
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    I cant stop laughing..for all nurses

    Very funny!