starmickey03 MSN, RN

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starmickey03 has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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    Back to Nurse or stay home

    I’m sure you’ve decided by now, but working 12 hr shifts was always hard for me when it came to the kids. I hated the idea of being gone before they woke up and not getting home until they were already asleep. Yes, it was only 3 days a week but it ma...
  2. Received offer for a prior auth position at a major insurance plan. What’s a day like? Something was mentioned about being on the phone queue- sounds awful. Does this position lack autonomy? How long does one auth take to complete usually? I haven’t ...
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    My Job Hopping & Bipolar Disorder

    I had an appt with my psych NP today and he suggested talk therapy too. I’m going to give it a try.
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    My Job Hopping & Bipolar Disorder

    I actually thought about this long and hard yesterday and did realize something. The jobs that I’ve held the longest didn’t require a lot of collaboration and I mainly worked alone-writing reports, records review, etc. The jobs that I tend to not las...
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    My Job Hopping & Bipolar Disorder

    The new position I currently hold is actually BH Case management and I dabbled in a substance abuse clinic before where I only lasted two shifts. I don’t feel that the BH CM job is for me because I haven’t encountered one person who actually wanted o...
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    My Job Hopping & Bipolar Disorder

    No judging please. I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and the longest I have stayed in a position was 23 months but that included an almost 4 month maternity leave. No matter how hard I try to stay, I just can’t help it. I’ve had PRN jobs where I worked ...
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Not sure what SC is but I actually have an interview with BCBS this Friday for a CM position. Hours are standard M-F, 8-5. I have read reviews on Glassdoor that their benefits are pretty good. Salary would depend on your location. I’ve done insurance...
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    Opinions on working at Aetna and/or Optum (UHC) for CM/UM

    Makes perfect sense. Thank you!
  9. Does anyone work or previously worked for Optum or Aetna? I have a CM interview coming up with Optum and have 2 upcoming interviews for Aetna- UM and CM (A1A kind of unclear on what that means exactly). Can anyone give any insight? Did you enjoy it? ...
  10. My opinion is to take the nurse navigator position and pick up a per diem patient care job if at all possible. I say this because acute care nurses often get burned out and start looking into case management, quality, etc but have a hard time getting...
  11. OMG this post is so helpful because what was stated on the website had me very confused. My initial license was issued in 2015 but has been in inactive status since 2017. Recently decided to renew since many remote positions require CA licensure now....
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    Living Paycheck to Paycheck. Need Advice.

    Thanks everyone but all of these suggestions have already been done several times over. I’ve decided to look into travel nursing in my state so that I can hopefully grab some of these crisis rates and save as much as possible.
  13. I’m an RN and have been since 2012. Currently a state government employee mainly for the benefits. No copays (comes in handy with kids who are rowdy and injury prone), $3 prescriptions, pension with 100% match (13% taken out of my check), etc- this b...
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    Obtaining Car Stock

    I actually resigned two weeks ago. The company was WAYYY too unorganized for me. Car stock aside, it was all around just bad. I’d do SOC visits on the weekends for patients and the patients would never get seen again because mgt would forget to assig...
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    RN epidemiology interview

    Sorry, I didn’t get an email notification about your question? How did the interview go?