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    Work from Home Case Management

    Indeed has been my best friend in my search. "Remote registered nurse" in your state. That way your license is good.
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    Work from Home Case Management

    I did ask her to explain the culture shock. She said the majority of short-term workers left due to feeling "isolated," not "directly caring for patients," and the "immense learning curve." As far as I see it, it's still patient care, I enjoy my husband's company (he works from home as well) and I have the most adorable puppy, and friends outside of work. The learning curve I'm completely prepared for and I'm great with new computer systems. This was the second interview (I believe out of 3) so I wasn't offered the job yet. I'll definitely check back in here if they do extend it to me.
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    Work from Home Case Management

    Thanks for the insight! Did you specifically work for an insurance company? I was told that this was salary, and that sometimes I'd have to work evenings (12-8p) so they seem a little strict about hours. I should have asked, "Will I be able to walk away for a few or be able to go to a doctor's appt during the day?"
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    Work from Home Case Management

    Hey all! So I'm considering a career change. I've been a floor nurse for quite a while, and recently suffered a foot injury that doesn't seem to be healing super well. I'm getting antsy not working, so I've been applying to insurance jobs in the hopes of using my RN and not wearing my body down quite so much. I had an interview for a remote RN case manager job today. The managers that interviewed me sounded excited at the prospect of hiring me. I'm computer savvy, am working on my Master's, and have the clinical background to support the job. They, however, kept emphasizing that many people don't like the "culture shock" of the job, and many leave quickly. I understand that work-from-home doesn't mean I'll have time to do other things around the house. I'll have set hours from 8-5. But I was wondering if anyone could provide any insight into this type of job, just from personal experience. I'm slightly worried about how productive they expect someone to be the point when they will monitor my computer activity. Will I end it putting way more than 8 hours a day just to catch up? Will I not be able to walk away from the computer to stretch for 10 minutes or take the dog out? Will it interfere with my home life? Thanks!
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    When I first applied for jobs, I swear I did a 100+ applications just in PA and only had about 5 reply back, so I think that's a country wide thing since companies are so reluctant to hire. So I guess I'm prepared for that. We have a nurse that sometimes comes in at 11am (I work first shift) and she'll help with discharges and admissions, so I guess the break nurse is kinda sorta a little bit like that. Thanks for all your feedback! Incidentally, he didn't get the job, but he's still looking at the west coast for jobs. Hopefully soon!
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    Having patient mandated ratios sounds like a fantastic thing. I'll have to look into whether or not I could get a job with one year of experience, though. Is that actually a thing? Good luck in Missouri! I'm sure you'll be fine =)
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    I have no idea what a break nurse is. Is that just someone who fills in for the charge when they're on break...? I've heard fantastic things about the mandated ratios, but I'm also being told I might not get a job in San Francisco based on my "only one year" of experience. How many years did you have under your belt before you moved?
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    Kinda seems like it's up in the air. I am very aware that even though California nurses get paid a lot more, the cost of living over there is insane. The job he's currently looking at is in Sacramento (dunno if that really makes a difference.) I've worked as a nurse in PA for a little over a year and I'm just... tired. Tired of being mandated, tired of 6-7 patient assignments, tired of not getting breaks when I should. Some people say this is a universal nursing thing as of right now, because of the national shortage. Very I'm just optimistic that the change of scenery might make me like nursing again. Or maybe it's time to try a different field *shrug*
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    Hahahaha, angina.
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    East Coast vs West Coast Nursing

    Hey guys! So I searched this topic on here, and got relatively old topics from '08 and was wondering if there was any fresh perspectives on this topic. I've been a nurse on the east coast (more specifically PA) for a little over a year now. I'm a new nurse, having graduated last May and it seems my boyfriend might be getting a job in the California area since he's in computers. I told him that, of course, I would follow him there and find local work close to where he ended up working. I know that the state of California has mandated ratios, which is something I am very not used to here (working day shift, I have anywhere from 5-7 on a Med Surg floor), but what about rotating shifts? Management? General nursing (I heard it's a little more holistic on the west coast)? For those who have worked in the east and west, which do you prefer? I would be grateful for any insight. Thanks a bunch!
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    How Long to Wait After School to Take NCLEX

    Good luck to you too! =)
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    No jobs for new nursing grads?! Please helppp!

    My advice to you is to get a nursing assistant job at a local hospital close to your college. Those hospitals want students as aides because they will already know how their systems work and will hire you in a heart beat if you make a good impression on your manager. Another option is to make friends with your clinical instructors throughout your nursing student career. You'll be working at a variety of hospitals, and by the time you're a senior (if you are working your way through a BSN program), manager will notice your enthusiasm and hire you then. This is what happened to me. I had my senior practicum for 6 months at a hospital twice a week, the staff loved me and put a good word to the manager, and I was offered a position 2 months before I graduated! It's all about connections. Show you love what you do, act enthusiastic, work hard, make friends, and there will be jobs open. Build upon a solid Medical-Surgical knowledge based when you first graduate, and take it from there.
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    How Long to Wait After School to Take NCLEX

    I just scheduled my date for June 19th, because it was the only early morning slot =P After hearing almost everyone say the earlier the better, I feel more confident. Thanks guys! A few hours a day for the next 3 weeks should be plenty.
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    How Long to Wait After School to Take NCLEX

    Thanks for your input! It seems like out of the four comments so far, it's split half and half on the decision! I have been taking Kaplan courses throughout my senior year, and I had a week long course last week completely devoted to it. Out of the tests I took, I had a 96% chance to pass the NCLEX the first time. And I definitely will begin to procrastinate and forget things as time goes on. I think I will take Ashley's advice and schedule it about three weeks from now. That way it gives me enough time to get through the rest of my Kaplan matieral and practice tests and such...
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    How Long to Wait After School to Take NCLEX

    Hey guys! First timer here at allnurses. Be nice please! =) So I graduated from my BSN program last Saturday, and this morning I received my Authorization to Test (ATT) via email. I start my new Graduate Nurse job on June 25th. I already applied to a Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) to be in the safe side in case the ATT didn't come in time (I live in the state of Pennsylvania, where they still allow TPP). My question is, do I wait to take the NCLEX so that I'm better prepared (like July-ish) so do I take it right before I start my job (end of June). I don't want to forget everything I learned in school, but I don't want to fail it and drop down to a nursing assistant before even starting my new job. Any suggestions?
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