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aprilgemini24 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Cardiac is most recent.

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    Why Does Everyone Hate Florida So Much??

    I have to STRONGLY agree with Tierra399. I was raised in Wisconsin, lived in southern California during the summers for 10 years, lived in Nashville for a year, and lived in Florida for 7 years. Lots of moving but I think I am well-rounded because of it. I can honestly say it is all your opinion on what you prefer. California is too expensive and too far away. Nashville is nice but not tropical (which I like). Wisconsin is the opposite of Florida. Florida is humid, sunny all year, tropical, diverse, and promotes outdoor living. Taxes are cheaper than Wisconsin! People complain about nursing in Florida. There is no perfect place to work ok? Up here in Wisconsin there are tons of things I could complain about but that is nursing. We are helping people and when you deal with people you deal with all kinds of personalities. The rate of pay might be a little lower is Wisconsin due to the flooding of nursing students here. I would take the sunshine over cloudy, cold, dismal snow-filled days ANYTIME...I believe people in Florida don't appreciate the beautiful state they live in and how good they have it. I miss Florida terribly. I cannot wait to move back!!! And I felt the same when I lived in Nashville as well. Florida is where I call home. P.S. I am sorry if I offended anyone, this is just my personal opinion.
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    Relocation to Orlando area

    What's nice about Orlando is you can really tell the good neighborhoods from the not-so-good ones. I used to live in Orlando and my brother has been living there for about six years so I know the Orlando area pretty well. Near UCF you are going to get A LOT of college kids and student apartment complexes where it is nothing but students. Be wary of that! haha....parts of Orlando I would stay away from is OBT (Orange Blossom Trail, 441) near downtown. When you drive down it you may see the difference...near I-Drive (International Drive) is great but can be pricey because it is right around all the attractions. Plus you will have to deal with the traffic of the tourists, etc. That is on the west side of Orlando. If you want more inexpensive but a good neighborhood, look to the north Orlando. Hope this helps!
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    How do I find a job in a doctor's office? please help!

    Cakegirl -- Do you like working in a nursing home? Can you tell me if the pay is lower or higher than in a hospital? What does your job include there? I used to work in a nursing home and I loved it (as an aide). I happen to really like the elderly...so I am interested in this. Please let me know if you can
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    How do I find a job in a doctor's office? please help!

    Thank you for all your advice and insight everyone! Cebuana I understand the pay is significantly less than a hospital but I think there are a lot of positives to compensate for that as long as you don't mind the pay cut. For me personally, I don't have a choice right now as I am a single mom and I don't have anyone to watch my daughter when I would do 12 hour shifts, every other weekend, and every other holiday!!
  5. Hello, please help! I don't want to work in a hospital. I would rather work in a doctor's office or even a nursing home due to the hours. I can't work 12 hour shifts. Please tell me....how do I find out how to apply to a RN position for a doctor's office or nursing home?
  6. In Florida, since I have only read negative things about Ft. Lauderdale and Miami hospitals, aside from Baptist which sounds like the only suitable one and everyone is probably trying to apply for, are there ANY good hospitals to work in Orlando? And maybe I missed something and there are some good places to work as a nurse in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami area....please if there are, let me know!
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    Relocating from WI. to Ft. Lauderdale, job options??

    Well I have to be honest, it is disappointing to hear this news, but again thank you to all that have replied. I do appreciate it. It's just really difficult living somewhere you hate but unfortunetly it doesn't seem I will have the opportunity to move back home anytime soon. Thank you again.
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    Relocating from WI. to Ft. Lauderdale, job options??

    Well thank you so much for your advice! It is helping me make some critical decisions about my future. Luckily I have a hospital job for me so as a new grad, I will be able to transition into that role and get experience that way. I really don't want to work in a hospital, I would rather work in a dr.'s office, eating disorder clinic, detox center, I'd even take a nursing home if it meant not working weekends or holidays! Are there jobs in these areas of nursing down there? If so-- how do I apply to them? How do I find them? Again -- thank you for the advice!
  9. I will be graduating in December with a RN degree from a technical college. I am going to be transitioning from a Nurse Intern to a Graduate Nurse position in the hospital I work now but I would love to know if there are any nursing jobs in Ft. Lauderdale that fit this criteria: Eight hour shifts No weekends No holidays I realize it might be less pay. I have no choice because I am a single mom. I moved up to Wisconsin to go to school. Now that I am finishing I would love to move back home to Florida. I did some research and it seems the only jobs available for a two-year degree are 12-hour hospital jobs. Although I work in a hospital now, I won't be able to do the 12-hour shifts and every other wknd. Please let me know if there are any other options for me. Thank you. :)
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    Administering pain meds to narcotic seekers

    It's not for you to judge. Whether they are a crackhead or have a high tolerance, whether they are drug seekers or have legitimate pain, you have to find a way to not think about the ethical side because that part of it is not your concern (whether it is right or wrong). If you can't get over it, move to a different area of nursing. Also, if you are truly worried about them coding, that is why we do assessments while giving the med and soon after giving it. If you are diligent with the assessments, you can catch respiratory depression and other complications of high doses of pain medicine.
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