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HappyGo1

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    New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Hello, I just want to update on my new grad experience. I was really bummed out a year ago not being able to get hired. I finally got hired in march in a sub acute care. I am so happy there. They took me on as a new grad with no facility experience( i don't count home care as experience;i washed clothes and changed diapers). I suggest to all the newbies, reach out to anyone who can get a good word in for you. i got hired because a friend of a friend's relative knew the facility's administrator. I never met that relative, but they put in the word and i got hired. It wasn't an easy interview or process, but i can now say i have some real experience. don't give up. The work is hard, my back hurts and I never get to enjoy my full break. But oh my god I love the feeling of working in what I went to school for. No job will be perfect and you will get in sticky situations. If nursing is your calling don't give up. Try anything.
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    nyc rate for new rn(homecare)?

    U r def makin more money than me. Good for u. I was cut down to 18/hr last february. When I did my taxes I was furious. I have to pay 10% of my income because my job doesn't take out taxes. I already make so little to begin with. I have to suck it up. No one is hiring. Its a tough reality.
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    nyc rate for new rn(homecare)?

    Yes, I am a new grad. That's why I needed some input from my fellow nurses. I'm a full-time home care nurse for just one client. Im not a visiting nurse. I stay with 1 client for an 8 or 12 hour shift. I can work anywhere from 3-5 days a week. Im extremely grateful for the input. Yes, I do feel like Im being taking advantage of. I also appreciate having a job. Thank you.
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    nyc rate for new rn(homecare)?

    Thank you for the useful information. I appreciate the experience I am getting. I just wanted to know if the rate was flexible in my case. It's good to know that their are fellow nurses who can nicely give me useful information. Thank you,
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    nyc rate for new rn(homecare)?

    Hello, I need some input from any home care nurses in nyc. Im currently working for an agency that is paying me 20/hr for a pediatric client with a g-tube. I accepted this rate bc they said they didn't have an RN case to give me. So I would get paid as an LPN. They would like to give me a new case, but will only get paid MAYBE $18/hr. They told me I would be getting paid less because its an adult case with a trach and medicaid is only payng this amount. Does this make sense to any one out there? I'm a new nurse, desperate for work and I don't have a clue about the rates for home care nurses related with the patients' medical insurance. Please help me. I need real information about this so that I may go to the agency and give them a reason as to why I shouldn't be getting paid such a low rate. Thank you
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    I am def starting to put all the pieces together. The mother doesn't work. The agency did mention to put alot of writing for the nurses notes. Which I do to cover my *** by stating things like parents refused to baby proof, etc. I don't even know if that's good enuf. My paycheck doesn't look like a regular paycheck. It looks like a personal check with the homecare name on it. That's it. No pay stub. Thank u for the input everyone. THANK YOU
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    Thank you everyone for their input. I will def take a look at all links n replies. I feel a bit more empowered. I feel more confident to not be scared in voicing my concerns with my agency n the mother of the child i care for. You are all correct! I don't have to put up with it and it's not worth losing my license.
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    I do have a good car, the commute isnt far. its the traffic. its only less than 25 miles away. i do have free childcare and i have no idea as to how much i will owe the irs. this is my first real job ever! This is my only opportunity to vent bc baby is out with mom seeing doctor n she wanted me to come along, but I opted to wait in apt for her. Im sure she wanted me to carry baby so she wouldnt have to. In the end IDK if its worth it this much, but I need something for that resume. I want to put down rn experience. even if its not much, but i figure its better than nothing. Gosh I know this sounds bad. This is purely out of desperation.
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    I wish I could move to upstate ny. My husband is a nyc firefighter so our home is nyc. I would like to give more details of medical issues with baby, but to be safe the main concern is his g-tube. baby has no life threatening issues. The mom lives in a beautiful duplex apartment with many bathrooms and many bedrooms in nyc. she knows she is playing the system. she told me this herself. she is on medicaid (idk how!) But as my agency told me, its not of my concern why she has a nurse. So I start my day off by preping babys meds(simple meds such as vitamins, prilosec etc) in syringes PO. Mom is usually sleeping in her bedroom. She leaves house door open. Baby is crawling around the house. no baby gates (not even for the stairs), no electrical outlet covers n she leaves all doors open all day. One morning I walked into the aprtment n found baby playing with the toilet water while mom was sleeping!!!!! n i somtimes walk in apartment n find baby on staircase. just hanging out. mom says "baby is too careful to fall". ive told her to get gates n safety stuff. but.....she blows me off. ok....well anyway. then i take baby, change diaper, clothes , meds n feed breakfast. then we play games. then i prep gtube feeding n take baby in for nap n run gtube feed. baby naps 1-2hrs. then change diaper, play n then oral feed. then bathe baby, dress n prep meds to leave by moms bedside to give to baby at night. sometimes i watch her other kids while she goes out shopping n errands. I am contemplating on telling my agency that I wont go into work until the mom gets a baby gate n baby proof that home.
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    LOL The only way I can run is if there is another job to run into. I am stuck because at the end of the day I am getting paid. When and if I ever get a chance to interview for a new job I wonder if they will appreciate my work ethic when I tell them my 7day work week. hmmmmm, maybe they would love to hire me.
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    Im so happy to hear the support and feedback. I was concerned to sound like I was whining. I don't understand why they aren't taking the taxes out, but they did tell me when i do get my taxes done in april that I will have to pay back the government. So I assume they must be reporting my wages to the government. Another fact that I forgot to mention. This agency told me to get liability insurance for nurses. So I got that too. Ofcourse Im paying for it at $45 a month. Not through them. I am desperate and I was looking for 7months for any legit RN job, not being picky in anyway, but HAD NO LUCK. The mother of the baby specifically told me that the only reason she got lucky with a nurse is due to fact that her baby has a g-tube. and that was it. I am doing this job because I want to put recent RN experience on my resume, so that when I go back to looking for a job again (in a month....or when I get a day off) i will hopefully get hired. Jobs like looking at RN experience. Im writing this through my smartphone. Its the only thing that keeps the day going. Thank you for the replies and input. I very much sooooo appreciate it.
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    Couple both working shift work?

    Hi, You have it pretty good. My husband is also a firefighter and similar schedule as your husband. I work 7days a week with no days off and I have a 2 year old. I feel terrible telling you this but you will take any job you can get and you wont have a choice with schedules. No one is hiring new grad RN's unless u have a hookup. if u do you're so lucky. I envy u. Other than that, all I can say is that you just deal with it. u work so hard for your nursing degree that when u finally get a nursing job u really wont care about how much u will get to see your husband. Its life......unless u win the lotto! good luck.
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    Nurse or Nanny?

    This is my first job as an RN. I work in NYC for a homecare agency. They told me there are no RN cases so I would be getting paid as an lpn at 20/hr. Some of my lpn friends are getting paid 23/hr as a new grad. so, already not too happy but beggers cant be choosers. The only homecare case I have is a 14 month old boy. My job says that I work 7days a week, no days off, no holidays, no benefits from 8am-4pm. When I received my first paycheck I also noticed that they didn't take any taxes out. The baby doesn't really need much of my nursing care. Just g-tube feeding, diapers,meds and bath. The rest of the time i feel like a babysitter. In the beginning the mom would ask me to do some laundry and vacuuming and when she noticed that I would ignore her requests she got the message. But, when I had mentioned it to my boss, the boss told me that its not a problem to help her with a little bit of house work. what the h#ll!!! I did not go to school to clean homes and to be a babysitter! Where do I draw the line? The economy is terrible and no one is hiring new grad RN's. I am sooooooo tired. I just don't know how much longer i can do 7days a week. Once in a while I request a couple of days off, but I only get 1 day off a week, if possible. It also takes me 2 hours to get to work and 2 hours to go home because of nyc traffic. So I need input and advice from people who know how to handle this situation. I am obviosly desperate for work. I have a 2 year old son at home to support who i barely get to see. I feel like Im being cheated by the agency and a bit taken advantage of by the mother of the baby i take care of. I was never given a job description. There is just so much playng I can do with a baby. I feed him, bathe him, diaper change n play. But god help me if the mom hears her son crying. She thinks im not doing my job Please help me,
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    New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Hi all, I cant say im happy right now. i don't have any1 to share my long time of frustration of not getting a job as a new grad rn. I almost feel that I did nursing school for nothing. 4.0 GPA, honors and such really doesn't matter. People have told me its who you know and who you blow. I've sent out over 100 resumes. I sat for 1 interview. Bills keep on piling up and I think its time to just give up.
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    new grad rn case manager going rate?

    I really appreciate that info ORGO! It will help me. Thank you:up:
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    new grad rn case manager going rate?

    Hello, Im also in a similar situation. Did u finally find out what the starting salary is? Thank you