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RosesrReder ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

NICU/PICU/OR
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RosesrReder has 16 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in NICU/PICU/OR.

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    Operating Room to Floor Nursing

    Oh but it is! 1:1 patient ratios.......
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    I have been here 16 years and this one tops the charts for me lol.
  3. I don't work for free and neither should you. Something is seriously wrong if you are needing to donate additional time to the unit. Nursing is 24/7, you can never, and will never, "catch up". Just do not do it. Live your best life and don't worry about what others do or don't do.
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    Classmates who cheat

    Academic dishonesty comes with severe consequences and it's like playing Russian roulette. Remember, these folks will be sitting for their boards.
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    Benefits

    This is what I tell people all the time, if you are coming from California or New York then nothing, I mean nothing will be to your satisfaction because you are accustomed to making a lot more money than the rest of the country. Your decision will ultimately have to This is what I tell people all the time, if you are coming from California or New York then nothing, I mean nothing will be to your satisfaction because you are accustomed to making a lot more money than the rest of the country. those that do move and don’t resent it, find that it was necessary because of other factors such as schools, property, crime etc. if you are single or don’t have little ones, then it is a little bit different because the incentives that someone else would approve of, are not there for you. in a nutshell, it is going to be very difficult to find everything you want and not give up something for something else. It is also going to be relative to what your reasons for wanting to move are. I have worked in Texas and I personally feel I got paid adequately for the cost-of-living. There were also no state taxes taken out of my check. The traffic was not horrible. Parking was free everywhere including the hospital versus when I lived on the East Coast. Childcare was also a lot cheaper for me. I paid $25 a shift which was the going rate in an in-home daycare. everyone has a different expectation and perspective. What may work for me may not work for you. For example, I need and depend on owning a vehicle. Taking the bus or train is not an option for me or my family. Areas that are dependent on that do not work for me and my lifestyle. Believe it or not, that is a huge factor in deciding where I want to live and work.
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    Benefits

    These posts are never a good idea, they tend to turn up emotions and become a pee pee contest. I personally think that you should narrow it down to what states you would like to love to and research that way. There is already info on each designated state section too. There are many pros and cons to evaluate not just pay, COL and benefits. For example, as crazy as this may sound, my job pay and benefits are and probably will never be what the OP has or like what Scotland has. Still, I chose this area due to no weather disasters, low taxes, decent COL, excellent school system for my little ones, low crime rate, finally being able to own a home with our modest income and it’s in a great neighborhood and newer construction. To add to the post, insurance is about $700 a month for my spouse and kids included and a normal 80/20 PPO plan with a moderate deductible. PTO and sick bank are all lumped into one. Earn about 12 hours a month, no paid holidays, no weekend diff, a laughable night shift diff, no pension plan, 401k employee contributions gone, and average salary of $65k a year for a nurse with 5+ years experience. Oh, and no, there isn’t any pay difference if you have an ADN or DNP. Never have and I suspect they never will. I have never experienced a pay diff anywhere in the last few states we have moved to and worked in (military). This is the norm in my metropolitan city and the grass is not greener even across nearby state lines. Good luck!
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    How to Bring Holiday Cheer to the Bedside

    ....In a perfect world or if profit over patients was ignored for a bit.
  8. You are following a servant leadership style. It only works if the environment is supportive and properly staffed which sounds to be the problem.
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    Nursing Informatics

    No idea but jobs are slim to none in my area.
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    No One Understands

    I echo everyone else. Not sleeping and going to work like that is a danger to your patients too. Time to fly the nest.
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    All these nurses writing articles

    You’re an excellent writer yourself. You should do an article!
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    Is Nursing a Profession?

    That's the terminology. Skilled trade!
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    Is Nursing a Profession?

    This has the potential to hurt people's feelings so I opt on in my opinions; however, I will say that management treats us like little children and far from professionals.
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    12-Hour Shift | Life of a Nurse

    My day is nowhere near that but I run from case to case and then never get to go home because my call shift starts at 1901. Or, I am barely reaching home or attempting to sleep when I must jump out and rush back in to work and be found there at 0700 next morning after having worked the entire 12 hr shift day. The struggle is real in all areas of nursing.
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    The Employee Survey That Left Me Hanging

    The surveys are not confidential. In my department they go through the results and tear them apart, have called us liars and that we are just being hostile with our opinions. Nothing changes. Following survey people avoid it and don’t participate. Management will then harass you until you take it because although the survey is supposedly anonymous, they know if you’ve taken it or not based on the unique link they sent you lol. The funniest part is that you can’t opt or or submit survey if you fail to answer your title, department, years of service and other personal identifiers. What a joke
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    Debating between two jobs

    #1 hands down.
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