vickymarie

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  1. I would absolutely be interested! I sent you a message. I really know very little about the hospitals in the area, the only ones my family has much info about are in the Stone Oak area, so any info I can get is great too.
  2. I'm considering moving with my family to be closer to my parents in the fall, and am in the process of endorsing my license from CA to TX. I have a masters in nursing and an ANCC board certification in nursing case management with about 2.5 years of ...
  3. Alternative Job Options for New RN?

    Try public health! I precepted in public health and went directly into it after graduating with my BSN. It's a vastly different experience, for certain, and won't meet the experience requirements for every position, but you learn a lot of systems lev...
  4. Come to public health! A lot of people think public health and home health are the same, but they're most definitely not. I started as a new grad right away in public health and have never regretted it. It's great, because there are a lot of differen...
  5. Public Health RN job outlook?

    For me personally, I don't feel like I'm "missing out" on anything, having skipped floor nursing experience. I came in as a new grad and love public health - though I'm considering maybe in the future moving to a better-paying county. I think that in...
  6. Public Health RN job outlook?

    I went directly into public health from nursing school and never looked back. I'm from Northern California too and I know that my agency is hiring at least two entry level PHN's. I think other nearby counties are recruiting very actively also! There...
  7. Low nurse wages in Health Department - worth it?

    The work hours normally are M-F, 8 to 5 with an hour lunch at my work, but there are multiple options for "alternative" work schedules where you can work your 4 hours in different permutations. The work days are set M-F for me, but I feel like if any...
  8. New Grad in Public Health

    Whenever possible, allow mom (or dad) to hold them while it's happening. If they're old enough to communicate with, feel if they're tensing up around the site where you're going to administer and coax them into breathing until you actually feel the m...
  9. ER nurse here, so what do you do as PH nurse?

    This was something hat always genuinely bothered me when I heard it. A lot of people say that public health nurses "lose their skills". No. Public health nurses have a different skillset that they use on a daily basis, that they work hard to develop....
  10. CA PHN certificate

    It took me months, they didn't really hurry it up until I started going into the office on a weekly basis (I live in the Sacramento area). Phone calls and emails didn't help at all at that time.
  11. Low nurse wages in Health Department - worth it?

    Is it a huge pay-cut compared to hospital nursing? Yes. I turned down a job at a VA hospital for my current public health position - I took the lower-paying position because honestly, it was well worth it. The benefits are excellent. The hours are co...
  12. Do I NEED to get my BSN?

    $142 per credit? That's like robbery! The community college I attended for my prerequisites is currently $46 per credit, and when I went to school there about 5 years ago, it was even cheaper. I never looked into the cost of tuition in other states, ...
  13. I was wondering if anyone here was a graduate, current, or prospective student of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing through UC Davis. I will be in the MS Leadership (Nursing Science & Healthcare Leadership) program this upcoming fall. Just ...
  14. Becoming a nurse is no longer an option for me?

    I'm still struggling with how your tuition costs so much - were there not any cheaper options? When I was in school and before I got married, it was not that my parents held out on me, but that they made too much for me to qualify for grants, and I r...
  15. I don't want to do bedside nursing

    First of all, don't let anyone tell you that you "need to" be miserable for a while just to be a nurse, or that in order to be a real nurse, you need to pay your dues and work at the bedside. It's always an option, and it's a good way to develop skil...