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SC_RNDude has 7 years experience.

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  1. And in the future it’ll be muchbeasuito go from ER to anywhere else then from the OR.
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    Which DNP program do I pursue?

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    Documentation Error

    Nursing instructors would lead us all to believe that nurses left and right are losing licenses, being sued, and testifying in court. In 8 years, I'm not aware of any of my coworkers having any of those things happening. I'm not saying those things don't happen, but they are rare.
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    Waste of time/money to earn extra certifications?

    Your friend isn't completely wrong. It is a good thing for a resume. When everything else is equal, may put you in front of other candidates when you apply for other jobs. There are other ways to gain the same knowledge, but don't look as good on a resume. It is a money-making venture for the ANCC. In addition to the initial certification and the costs that goes with it, you have to pay a few hundred dollars every few years to keep it valid.
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    Gap year before nursing school?

    No question, take a year and work on your prerequisites and try to get into a less expensive school. It sounds like you would be a good candidate at any school, and if not the expensive private school will always be there. Your current job helping pay for it is even more reason to do the above. Gap year only turns into years if you let it. Why are you afraid that would happen? You have have youth on your side. Even if it takes you five more years to become a nurse, you still have 40+ working years ahead of you!
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    NSO Insurance

    I'm curious. What do you mean exactly when you say they "wouldn't protect you"? Was that their exact words, or can you elaborate on the conversation? Are you familiar with the term "respondeat superior"? You should be.
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    NSO Insurance

    I've participated in many threads on this topic. Including the one in which RiskManager posted his/her expert opinion on the topic (the link to which I included above) I always find it fascinating that it is seldom anyone disagrees or even acknowledges the points RiskManager makes. On the other hand, I can always count on multiple people saying the $100+ is worth their "peace of mind", without discussing that the policy in most cases won't do anything for them. I acknowledge my obsession on this topic is a bit silly, and it's no skin off my nose if people are willing to fork over the $$$ for a false sense of security. I guess I'm just jealous I didn't think of this business plan first.
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    NSO Insurance

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    Personal Malpractice Insurance

    For most nurses, that insurance is useless. That is why it's so cheap. Save your money.
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    Which job offer to accept

    The ortho unit you described sounds like a nightmare.
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    Taxes For Nurses? Pay or Get Paid?

    Fair enough. Before I let my less then adequate reading comprehension abilities get me in trouble again, explain how someone who is single, makes $80k, and doesn't own a home, "may take a hit in taxes". What do you mean exactly?
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    Taxes For Nurses? Pay or Get Paid?

    First of all, find out where AnnieOakly says you can make $80k as a new grad nurse, and apply there! It's actually not too difficult to approximate how much federal tax you will owe. It's estimated about 70% of taxpayers will take the standard deduction of $12,000 for single people (or $24,000 for married). Let's say you make $65,000 a year. After the standard deduction, your taxable income is $53,000. Based on the new tax brackets (Here'''s how your tax bracket will change in 218) you'll owe: 10% of your first $9525 of income, which come to $952. 12% of your income between $9526 and $38,7000, which comes to $3500. 22% of your income from $38,701 to $53,000 (or up to $82,500), which comes to $3145. 952+3500+3145 = $7597. This is the amount you'll owe (about $3k less then before the new tax law), just for FEDERAL INCOME TAX. You'll have 26 paychecks in a year, so that comes to $292 a paycheck. Look on your paystub. If you are paying less, then you'll owe when you file taxes. If you are paying more, you'll get a refund. Keep in mind, you'll still have SS tax, medicare tax, state and local taxes. SS and medicare come out of you paycheck. Nothing to owe or get a refund on at the end of the year. State and local taxes very quite a bit depending where you live. You may owe or get a refund on those. If you get health insurance through your work, or a 401k or other retirement fund, your taxable income (the $53,000) will be less. If you have children, you will also get a tax break. If your deductions come to more then $12,000, then you will also owe a bit less. Kudos to you for educating yourself about these matters now,. Over the years your knowledge will continue to grow. It'll benefit you in the long run. I also feel strongly that if people paid more attention to what they are actually paying total in taxes, rather then measuring it once year in how much MORE they owe how how much they are getting back, we would hold our politicians more accountable for what they spend our money on.
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    Breaching StaRN Contract

    Contracts have to have consideration "something of value" from BOTH sides. What did they promise you, and did they live by it? Simply giving you a job usually doesn't qualify. And, an employer is required to make sure you are able to do your job. So, giving you the same orientation and training they give everyone, including those who don't sign contracts, usually wouldn't qualify either. Who signed the contract on the employers side? Was it a local recruiter? If so, it's likely the recruiter isn't someone who is authorized to sign into legal agreements on the behalf of HCA. In my opinion, many of these new grad contracts are designed to scare you into staying, and aren't binding.
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    Malpractice insurance?

    The employer covers your liability. And if you are ever one of the few unlucky ones who has to defend yourself to the BON, you can always hire an attorney. And it will be an attorney of your choosing, not one paid by a third party.
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    confessions of a RRT

    Surgeons, especially cardiothoracic surgeons, are sweet as pie. As are OR nurses. I'm sure you will get along well!
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    Pearson Vue Trick