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    How much do you make?

    I hope I'm allowed to ask this question. How much do you make per hour for private duty? Do you get benefits? I'm ashamed to say that I make 22.50 an hour and I have no benefits. I could sign up for insurance but it's 300.00 a month which I can't afford so I don't even have health insurance. I want a better job but man it's hard to find a job where I live.
  2. Some areas of the country do have acute shortage of nurses, but not all areas.
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    Unexpected Twist! NCLEX-RN experience.

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    Travel Nursing: I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

    I tried to post above comment on the first part of the article. I also tried to delete this comment but computer wont let me.
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    Travel Nursing: I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

    Is it really necessary to bash the OP? Can you do better? If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.
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    Travel Nursing: I'm in Maine Now! Part 2

    Very interesting!
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    One Reason For Nursing Burnout

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    Day 3: 2016 Nurses Week Meme Contest

    YES! Tomorrow is my day off!!!
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    Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy

    I would like to say that my brother was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 33. He kept going to doctors because of rectal bleeding and kept getting the brush off. Finally he had a colonoscopy and cancer was diagnosed. Fortunenantly with chemo and surgery he has been cancer free for 14 years now.
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    How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions

    Corissa. Google the place where you will interview so you will know something about the place. Dres professionally. No jeans, flip flops, dont wear a lot of jewelry or makeup. Smile and be polite and friendly.
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    Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 2)

    I wish I had learned all these things years ago. I would have had a much more successful career. When I graduated from nursing school I knew nothing about the importance of my behavior.
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    There is a major discrepancy between school and employment. School says keep the patients safe. Employers say keep the patients happy.confusing.
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    Frankly, Im glad health care is moving this direction, somewhat. Yes customer service is good, and it sure would be nice to be able to go to work and not be bullied or harassed, the only thing is sometimes the patient can be put on a pedestal, where they can do no wrong which means that if there's a conflict between nurse and patient the patient wins. It would be nice if the patients could have training in how to be nice. If all people could be kind and considerate that would be great. Of course that will never happen.
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    LPN guy: I have worked in corrections.No you don't need to be overly nice to the offenders. Just professional. And, the offenders appreciate the care. Unfortuneantly, a lot of really mean people like to work in corrections, which was difficult for me because I just can't be mean to people, regardless of who they are.
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    Queen B I have not received any PMs.
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    And just where does one find a class in customer service?
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    How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions

    I would like opinions please. I had a job interview recently and one of the questions was" How would you deal with an unhappy patient or family member?". My answer was that I would sit down with them and listen to their concerns and come up with a plan of action. This was before I read an article today on soft skills so I guess I could have elaborated a little. Did I give the right answer?
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    Maybe next time I have a job interview Ill dress in hearts and flowers instead of business clothing. Plus Ill make sure to smile more
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    Well its interesting to see this in writing. I guess we have all seen it coming. My problem is that Im good in hard skills, but not so good in soft skills. I wish I could take a class to impove my soft skills. I have to struggle daily with my soft skills. I wish I had worked in OR, which I never have, maybe soft skills wouldn't be so important.
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    Are older nurses being forced out of the profession?

    I believe it. Every time I see a nurse being fired it's always an "older nurse". Older nurses are just as effective as the younger ones as long as they keep up on new trends and stay open minded. The problem is older nurses still have bills to pay, and like me, kids in college. What are we supposed to do? Move into a cardboard box?
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    Goofy call bell requests

    Woman: "Nurse, I need my vibrator" Turns out she wanted her percussion treatment.
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    How to Show Others You Are Happy While Working...

    I've heard this many times myself. I'm just not a smiley person, it doesn't mean I'm unhappy, I just don't feel like smiling. But I've learned, when management is around I try to stick a big fat smile on my face. I wonder if female doctors are ever told they need to smile more.