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    Anyone have any alligator stories?

    Recently my husband and I bought some property near Micanopy (between Gainesville and Ocala) in anticipation of moving there summer of 2006. Stupid me thought I might perhaps be able to stroll my property without fear of being attacked by alligators............................ I know all the obvious stuff like, don't swim in any rivers, ponds, etc. Stay away from water's edge, etc. But I am TERRIFIED!!!! Can any of you native Floridians help a poor South Carolinian nurse deal with her fears? I am really tied up in knots about this. Thanks!
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    Realistic starting pay for RN's in N FL?

    True, Florida has no state income tax - but that is because they @*$* you on PROPERTY taxes. We bought property down there recently, and I am just wondering how people keep from losing their homes!
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    Special FL Housing for Nurses

    Hi - Do you know what the name of this program is, or whom to contact? I'm working in SC right now, but plan is for hubby to retire summer of '06, then we move to Florida and build a house on property we just bought. I will still need to work, and will need to take out a mortgage till SC house sells. Is it just for 1st-time-buyers? I have never taken out a mortgage before, but do own my current house (with my hubby) - Thanks for the info!
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    Archived SC Nurses Posts from 2004

    WOW, Sea Island Yank!!!!! Car insurance must have been thru the ROOF in Massachusetts for you to think SC's insurance is low!!!!! Moved from Ohio to SC 15 yrs ago. Our car insurance quadrupled (that's times FOUR!!!!!) with the SAME insurance company, one LESS vehicle (all being old and paid for) and 100% clean driving records!!!!
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    Shands chain of hospitals/Gainesville

    Hi Tami! Are you still working at Shands @UF? Thanks!
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    Was famed nurse Nightingale bipolar?

    Hi, Stevielynn - Maybe I am just tired, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what is in the picture below your screenname!!! Help, please??? Thanks!
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    My GUESS is that most states in the South are right-to-work states (meaning unions are not encouraged) - at least that is true in SC
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    Shands chain of hospitals/Gainesville

    Hi, Shezami - I just got back from Gainesville area last week (hubby and I are trying to buy some property near there, and hope to relocate there in 2 yrs) - what area of nursing would you be in? I am very interested in working in their NICU,at that time, so I would be interested in anything you learn! Good luck, and thanks! PS - That part of Florida is GORGEOUS!
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    Florida Nurses Salary

    What part of Florida are you in, Jboy? And how many yrs experience?
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    Salaries in Florida

    Greetings from South Carolina, y'all! Any info on RN wages for central Florida, say in NICU with 3-1/2 yrs. exp.? Also, anyone here work at Shands in Gainesville? If it's any consolation, we South Carolina nurses aren't exactly rolling in $$$$$, either!
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    Woman refuses CS, charged with murder

    kristytx - you took the words right out of my mouth!! i am certainly no beauty queen, but the scars probably would have onlyimproved her looks!
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    No NICU as GN

    My NICU unit hires new graduates, but when I graduated, there were no NICU positions open. So I worked for a little over a year in Mom/Baby (Postpartum) before a NICU opening came up - I think taking care of well newborns was good experience in learning how to take care of sick ones -
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    Preemie Nipples

    Our unit recently had an overhaul regarding preemie nipples - we dumped them, based on the theory that if an infant can't accommodate a term nipple, he's not ready to PO feed yet.
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    ??Neonatal Stethoscope??

    My NICU does it the same as Teeny's. When I started NICU, I had to kiss my $$$ Littman Cardiology III ADIOS!!! But anything we can do to prevent cross-contamination in these little ones is worth it!
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    Woman refuses CS, charged with murder

    someone please explain to me how women like this are always so @%#* fertile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she'll be back next year with another one in the oven. sorry if that sounds jaded, but so be it. :angryfire let's all pass the hat and pay for getting her tubes tied, eh?