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  1. Hi, Do you guys all read magazines/journals to keep up with the nursing trend, continue to educate yourselves? last night, working night was terrible... I've been working in the nursing home for 5 months now, it really hit me how much knowledge and critical thinking skills I was lacking... I want to start doing some reading. Any US published magazines you guys recommend? thanks so much!
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    New grad RN in LTC

    you'll do fine :) I have to say, give yourself 3 months, and you'll be walking down the hall like you've beeen there forever! first month might be hectic, and everyday will be a learning experience for you.
  3. I am scheduled for a dermatologist doctor's office in a few days. It's a RN position that involves both clinical and administrative duties, part time. I know the question about hourly wage is coming up... and I'm dreading it!!!! I don't know how to answer it. I know what I want, but don't know what a decent range is. Can someone please help me? I have 2 years of RN experience, that's Doctor's office and home health. I can type 50wpm, bilingual (its a requirement for the position). Location is Los Angeles, CA. what would you say you'd expect if you were in my shoes? what would you think the MD would want to compensate me (hourly) if you were in his shoes?
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    Interest in becoming an Aesthetic RN in CA

    Hi SBRN12, I am one of many many many RNs with interest in aesthetic nursing... came across your post just today. I know its been months since you've posted this note, but I was just wondering where you are now. Have you found your dream nursing career in the medspa field already? I have been doing home health for quite some time now, and recently I have had a huge interest in medspa nursing. If you have any good tips on where to get training... take courses? or try to find a job that would train me? (i doubt it) I'm kinda stuck... .don't know what to do! I'm thinking about applying to different places though :) any thought would be bery helpful!!!
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    Laser hair removal training/aesthetics training

    I've been in the traditional nursing field all my nursing career... and recently, my interest in medspa/ aesthetic nursing just SPARKED!!! I've started looking into schools/courses that provide training in injectables and lasers. But they are quite expensive, I'm not even sure if it is worth taking a risk... it IS risk taking when I'm about to leave a job for the sake of entering a new avenue of nursing that interests me. All the job posts I've seen so far in the aesthetic nursing requires that I have training/experience. Does anyone have good tips/advice? Do you know of good schools in the Los Angeles Area? what skills does it take, to be a nurse to work in this field?
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    MEDSPA, anyone???

    I've been in the traditional nursing field all my nursing career... and recently, my interest in medspa/ aesthetic nursing just SPARKED!!! I've started looking into schools/courses that provide training in injectables and lasers. But they are quite expensive, I'm not even sure if it is worth taking a risk... it IS risk taking when I'm about to leave a job for the sake of entering a new avenue of nursing that interests me. All the job posts I've seen so far in the aesthetic nursing requires that I have training/experience. Does anyone have good tips/advice? Do you know of good schools in the Los Angeles Area?
  7. Hi GypseyGirl, thanks for updating your current status, about quitting the med spa. but I just wanted to ask you, since I am actually looking INTO changing my nursing career into the field of aesthetic nursing!!! "Not all med spas are the same way as the one I was at, but I would definitely do some research before accepting a job. " what did you mean by that? I would love to hear from someone who has experience with the aesthetic nursing. any info or tips would be soo helpful! thanks in advance!
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    Home Health Paperwork

    our agency has over 7000 patients, still doing old school paper charting too! nothing for the field nurses is computerized.
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    How long?

    yup, i've been in your shoes too! I've been in home health (started as new grad) for 1 yr 6 months... and still i find myself looking up BASIC stuff... like first semester nursing school lol! but its all about brushing up and keep learning, right? esp as health care providers, i think its very important that we stay up to date, and make sure we're teaching our patients the right thing. I think it took me about 6 months to be really comfortable. after 1 year, more so!
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    home health nursing job

    Theres a difference in home care and home health. I was a new grad hired for a home health agency, and now I've been doing this for 1 year and 6 months. It wasn't a smooth ride, but I am proud I stuck to this. Cuz so many times, I felt like quitting. The hourly rate... when it comes down... after the driving time, charting hours considered... I wasn't getting paid like a RN whatsoever! It took me 30-60 minutes to drive to a pt's home... I got paid $22/visit... took 15 minutes/visit for paperwork... it felt like it wasn't worth it at first. While you still have that NEW GRAD title, go look for a hospital position! Cuz once that year is over... like me, you're no longer a new nurse... you'll just be an "old nurse" with "no acute care experience"
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    How far do you drive- one way?

    I work in LA, drive about 20miles give or take. How about everyone else? where do they live?
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    PDN...Facebook friend??

    I'm totally against it! I think keeping the professional/personal social life boundary is important. Could it possibly lead to be a HIPAA violation?
  13. Dear Home Health nurses, I've been in the home health field for a over a year, and recently started home Prolastin infusion. I accompanied my supervisor for the first time, but only stayed with her for the medication preparation.... and agh are there nurses out there reading this post, who can give me tips or advice, ANYTHING about home infusion Prolastin? what are some troubleshooting I can expect? The patient was really nice. The pt didn't complain at me, even when I removed the butterfly without applying pressure to the vein and blood was rolling down his hand!! and since it wasn't infusing as fast as it should, I had to do a pressure cuff with my hand too! i guess I could have just raised the bag? any help is appreciated! thanks in advance!
  14. those questions you asked are very good, because like the other nurses are telling you, vary by agency. I'm in the field, and yes it is very flexible. but like you mentioned, very low pay. that's one of the reasons im looking into a hospital job myself. usually, there is NO guaranteed pay/job/patients with home health agencies. YOu're a RN right? make sure you ask your agency about the paperwork--how they're submitted, whether you need to drop it off or you mail it. or if its done by computer. if gas is reimbursed. what is the pay per visit? or paid per hour? how many patients they can give you every week. you might be spending more time at home paperwork does take lots of time. I felt the same exact way as you do, before I got into this field. things about HH that attracted me is the same as yours! but not so easy lol. best wishes. p.s. can you do part time hospital job?
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    Home Health vs Dyalisis

    you should really consider home health nursing before getting yourself into it. I say this because I started in home health as a new grad over 1 year ago, because it was a RN position that "trained" new grads. but really, not all agencies compensate for the gas/mileage. ask lots of questions. the pay per visit may be alluring to you, but when it gets down to the amount of time you spend filling out paperwork, looking up places you need to drive to, picking up/dropping off paperwork, it takes a lot to stick to a job like this. especially if you're not happy with the situation you are in now, in the hospital. its not as easy as it seems out here either! LOL:)
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