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NuNurse<3 specializes in Ob.

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  1. NuNurse<3

    Lied to in Interview

    I'd jump ship! Dream nursing jobs aren't easy to find and can make or break your whole career and passion and mindset with potential burnout etc. if the commute is great and you know the company is great I think you should go for it!!
  2. NuNurse<3

    Knoxville, TN RN's

    Wow in MI my property tax was $2400 last year. And that's much lower than other surrounding areas.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm an RN of 4.5yrs and live in MI. I've always worked for the same facility which is a 300 bed hospital. I've done medsurg/tele and L&D both of which I don't particularly want to go back. I'm in outpatient surgery now. Anyway, I'm considering moving to Tennessee. I'm married and have 3 children so it's a big decision. My husbands pay is a bit higher there or possibly the same, but more jobs, mine I've heard would be a bit lower. Cost of living seems close from what I can see. No propert taxes though. Anyway, I know I'd have to get my license there, Id be going from a non-contract state to a contract state so I'm not positive how that works. But I'd like to get that part started ahead of time but I don't want it to inactivate my license here in MI in case we changed our minds and decide not to move or something. Also I have heard recently from a friend that's a travel nurse that I should work with an agency and they'd help with my relocation or id make more money? I honestly don't know anything about agency nursing. I work in outpatient surgery right now part time by choice and I absolutely love it. Not sure I am willing to give up my position either. I don't want to go back to floor nursing. I have a day shift now, no call, no weekends or holidays- it's a pretty sweet gig that I'm actually grandfathered into, so won't be able to get again. I completely love it. But I hate MI weather and the economy is awful here and we kinda just want a fresh start and experience what else is out there. Any advice on the best way to make a relocation happen regarding just applying to a hospital there or using an agency? Any advice from nurses that live in TN, how is the nursing world there? Ratios? Opportunity? They seem to have a ton of hospitals from what I've found online. Cost of living is lower there which would be kinda nice. Would you risk giving up a position you loved for warmer weather, adventure?
  4. NuNurse<3

    Knoxville, TN RN's

    TN has no income tax? I'm considering relocating to TN from MI I've heard there is no property tax in TN, but didn't know about no income tax? Do you have any other words of wisdom or advice? I was looking at the knoxville, or surrounding counties like Maryville, Kingston or Morristown. Was looking at postings for University of TN memorial, I've heard since they're magnet they'll pay for you to get your BSN which I'm being pushed by my place of work now with very minimal tuition assistance. And if you're an employee your dependents can get education assistance? Do you know anything about this or recommend or not recommend hospitals in those areas? Thanks for any additional advice you may have. And OP, how has your move gone? Have you moved yet? What have you learned if you have that is worth passing on?
  5. NuNurse<3

    Average RN pay Clarksville/Nashville

    I have all the same questions as you, lol. I am considering relocating to TN, I was looking at the knoxville area though. When are you moving? Has it been a pain to get your license endorsed there? I'm at the beginning stages of researching everything. I've heard U of T memorial pays for you to go back to get your BSN which I am an ADN and need to do, and they will help with education for your dependents too so I was excited and intrigued to see that as I have 3 children and as I'm sure we all know now after nursing school any free or discounted education is HUGE. I hear wages are lower there. I am in MI right now. I hear wages are a few dollars/hr less there. I'd love to hear if you've learned anything useful regarding your relocation. Good luck with everything.
  6. NuNurse<3

    Ok need advice

    Hi everyone, I'm an RN of 4.5yrs and live in MI. I've always worked for the same facility which is a 300 bed hospital. I've done medsurg/tele and L&D both of which I don't particularly want to go back. I'm in outpatient surgery now. Anyway, I'm considering moving to Tennessee. I'm married and have 3 children so it's a big decision. My husbands pay is a bit higher there or possibly the same, but more jobs, mine I've heard would be a bit lower. Cost of living seems close from what I can see. No propert taxes though. Anyway, I know I'd have to get my license there, Id be going from a non-contract state to a contract state so I'm not positive how that works. But I'd like to get that part started ahead of time but I don't want it to inactivate my license here in MI in case we changed our minds and decide not to move or something. Also I have heard recently from a friend that's a travel nurse that I should work with an agency and they'd help with my relocation or id make more money? I honestly don't know anything about agency nursing. I work in outpatient surgery right now part time by choice and I absolutely love it. Not sure I am willing to give up my position either. I don't want to go back to floor nursing. I have a day shift now, no call. I completely love it. But I hate MI weather and the economy is awful here and we kinda just want a fresh start and experience what else is out there. Any advice on the best way to make a relocation happen regarding just applying to a hospital there or using an agency. Any advice from nurses that love in TN, how is the nursing world there? Ratios? Opportunity? They seem to have a ton of hospitals from what I've found online. Would you risk giving up a position you loved?
  7. We have alot of contact patients I don't know that I could get a team without any. Also one of our techs is pregnant and she still does everything. I've never seen them give special treatment to the pregnant people before. I have been trying to avoid c-diff, but I did have someone else pass a medthe other day that had pregnancy precautions on it.
  8. I work in medsurg/oncology. I know I need to avoid chemo, and double glove when dealing with any body fluids of patients who've had radiation but is there anything else I should avoid, or precautions I should take? Thanks.
  9. NuNurse<3

    Newbie advice- 1st job not going so well.

    Well, I decided to go to medsurg for a while. Hoping to get into the oncology med surg. I talked with my managers, and they were so good to me, they said it was my decision, I can just stay on my full time rotation until I get a transfer, and they'll give me excellent recommendations, and will invite me back down the road if I want to come back. They praised me up and down what a great person I am, how they're happy to have gotten to know me, because I'm the kind of person they want working with them and not to be too hard on myself, and that it would be good for me to get a good foundation, then I'll be really ready for anything. They're being very supportive, so I'm so relieved. Now that I feel like I forgot everything medsurg related though I better get out the books and study up again! Oh and I can just serve as staff doing Post partum care until then , and they also gave me the option of staying casual too to pick up shifts there once in a while if I wanted to. :)
  10. NuNurse<3

    Newbie advice- Ob 1st job not going so well

    Well, I decided to go to medsurg for a while. Hoping to get into the oncology med surg. I talked with my managers, and they were so good to me, they said it was my decision, I can just stay on my full time rotation until I get a transfer, and they'll give me excellent recommendations, and will invite me back down the road if I want to come back. They praised me up and down what a great person I am, how they're happy to have gotten to know me, because I'm the kind of person they want working with them and not to be too hard on myself, and that it would be good for me to get a good foundation, then I'll be really ready for anything. They're being very supportive, so I'm so relieved. Now that I feel like I forgot everything medsurg related though I better get out the books and study up again! Oh and I can just serve as staff doing Post partum care until then , and they also gave me the option of staying casual too to pick up shifts there once in a while if I wanted to. :)
  11. NuNurse<3

    Newbie advice- Ob 1st job not going so well

    THanks. I already feel comfortable with post partum, it's just labor/delivery- mostly delivery that I'm struggling with. I could go to just doing post partum but I'd have to go from full time to casual. Which I just can't financially. The medsurg unit is also oncology. Thanks, I'm trying to just get lots of advice and pray about it a lot.
  12. NuNurse<3

    Newbie advice- Ob 1st job not going so well

    Well the doc told my boss I'm not ready. So then she spoke with me and offered me those 3 options. Go to medsurg(oncology), go to casual status so I can go at a slower pace or just do post partum care, or try for another couple weeks with a preceptor and see where I'm at after that time and have a pow-wow then about it. The fellow nurses are pretty supportive and work as a team. I'm a new grad and thought this stuff would come with time, but seems I'm kind of out of time. I feel so shattered I'm not even sure if I want to do OB anymore, or if I'm even cut out for it, or if that's just my fear talking. Thanks for your take on it. I was bounced around to different preceptors, never did the same thing two days in a row, or worked with the same person on a regular basis. Not sure if I'm just not good enough, or if I really just got jipped as far as a structured orientation.
  13. So I loved Ob that's where I always wanted to be. Well I got extremely lucky and got a GN job on the Ob floor. I'm now an RN and have been on orientation for 6 months. Well my orientation wasn't great. I didn't get many labors. Like maybe 5 once I was in the role of the primary nurse but they never seemed to deliver on my shift, so I haven't had much experience in that orbeing baby nurse. Quite frankly the high acuity part scares the crap outta me. I'd almost rather fade into the background when crap hits the fan. I'm afraid to be on my own but my orientation was over so I took my own labor last week for the first time where they actually delivered and the doc said I'm not ready to be on my own. I'm not organized or anticipating everything the doc wants or may need yet and my times management isn't great yet. So I've been given some options because I'm not getting it good fast enough. I can try to prove myself in the next 2weeks; go to medsurg for awhile, or go casual and take it slow (which I won't do I need to make ft income). What confidence I had is so shattered right now I kinda want to cut and run for some good reasons like becoming a more confident well rounded nurse and also because I'm just scared I guess and feel like such a failure. So does anyone have any advice for a newbie? Thx so much!!
  14. So I loved Ob that's where I always wanted to be. Well I got extremely lucky and got a GN job on the Ob floor. I'm now an RN and have been on orientation for 6 months. Well my orientation wasn't great. I didn't get many labors. Like maybe 5 once I was in the role of the primary nurse but they never seemed to deliver on my shift, so I haven't had much experience in that orbeing baby nurse. Quite frankly the high acuity part scares the crap outta me. I'd almost rather fade into the background when crap hits the fan. I'm afraid to be on my own but my orientation was over so I took my own labor last week for the first time where they actually delivered and the doc said I'm not ready to be on my own. I'm not organized or anticipating everything the doc wants or may need yet and my times management isn't great yet. So ice been given some options because I'm not getting it good fast enough. I can try to prove myself in the next 2weeks; go to medsurg for awhile, or go casual and take it slow (which I won't do I need to make ft income). What confidence I had is so shattered right now I kinda want to cut and run for some good reasons like becoming a more confident well rounded nurse and also because I'm just scared I guess and feel like such a failure. So does anyone have any advice for a newbie? Thx so much!!
  15. NuNurse<3

    How to get hired in OB/Newborn Nursery as a new grad?

    I did my leadership on Ob and then had a knockout interview and got in as a casual status and then it turned full time before orientation was over. I got lucky now I'm having a hard time though with labor and delivery. Just not getting it all fast enough. I probably would benefit from a year in medsurg but I have never wanted to do that and got so lucky dont want to risk losing my spot by leaving for awhile to get the basic skills down pat. L&D is much harder than I thought. Very overwhelming there's so much to know and so much on the line. If you're an adrenaline junkie then you'd probably do great. I always thought I'd do well in high risk situations because in my everyday life had always done well under pressure but not so much now. Kinda feeling pretty defeated actually right now. Need to show them what I'm made of.
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