Samian Q

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  1. Unique Benefits of Exercise

    But let's be fair and say that exercise is also draining, time-consuming, doesn't work unless you can radically change your diet to cut out carbs and cook lots of protein-based foods (they say it's 80% diet), and can remember to consistently bring an...
  2. I've heard that at Kaiser hospitals, their registered nurses can work 'runs' of overtime, where they can work even 30 days plus in a row and accumulate a lot of money! Would UCLA or UCSF do that? Are there lots of overtime opportunities at the latter...
  3. I know for the first time you renew, you don't have to do anything. I was in NP school throughout this time, so I know that because of my graduate-level courses I took throughout this two-year licensing period, I'm good to go for most of the CEUs. Bu...
  4. Okay, I've got a new one for you: On your first day, whether it be at orientation or your first day on the floor, are you supposed to bring something for the staff? Like a box of donuts or cookies?
  5. Most informative! Okay, so let me ask you a new question, about references. For my first travel gig, on the applications they asked for references, and since I'm employed as a staff RN (who submitted his resignation before traveling)...
  6. Okay, so I've got a new question for you: A lot of specialities in travel nursing say they want "recent experience" within that speciality. For instance, I used to work medical ICU as a new grad nurse, but that was four to five years back. Now, there...
  7. Wow, thank you so much!! That was incredibly informative! Coincidentally, I am doing my first travel assignment with Cross Country, too! What I've found is that the recruiters totally vary in terms of engagement (I talked to a few of them on the...
  8. Ah okay! That makes so much more sense! If only they just put an asterisk by all the items on the contract that are non-taxable, that would really help. It's nice of them to give an allowance because I thought they would just say, "Oh, just use the m...
  9. If both the allowance and the hourly rate originates from the hospital, why is there a separate line for "allowance"? Why don't they just tack it on to the hourly rate?
  10. I'm sorry, I might need some more clarification on this. Suppose a contract gives you an allowance of $400 every week. They aren't just going to give you that money as they would post-tax salary. I would have to furnish receipts and file for ev...
  11. If a travel nursing contract has 'allowance' and lists that for a weekly amount, what can you use that allowance for? And how do you get that money? Does it come to your paycheck automatically or do you have to have certain reasons to get it?
  12. I am going to be traveling for the first time in a few weeks (and am quite excited about it!). How do you make sure that you're going to get reimbursed for everything that you file for? Is it all spelled out in the employee handbooks of the various ...
  13. WA licensure - fingerprint results taking forever?

    They got back to me today by email stating thusly: "Good morning You do need to go in to a certified fingerprinting location. They will need the official’s signature. If you have any other questions, please reach...
  14. WA licensure - fingerprint results taking forever?

    I have a question about the fingerprints process. So I got an email for the fingerprinting (I'm a Texas RN) and on the FD258 form there's a box that says "SIGNATURE OF OFFICIAL TAKING FINGERPRINTS". Do I also sign that box? I was under the impressio...
  15. I know that a lot of states have suspended getting their own state licenses because of COVID and are dispensing emergency authorizations to practice there. With Washington State, I'm kind of confused. They have a law called the Uniform Emergency Volu...