anchorRN

anchorRN BSN, MSN, RN, APRN

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anchorRN has 19 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in ICU, Military.

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  1. Travel / Locum need advice

    Hey all I'm nearing my 1 year mark as a practicing FNP and am feeling the need to stretch my legs again. Are any of you currently doing Travel/Locum work? I've looked into a few agencies but haven't filled out any information forms just yet to...
  2. Good Otoscope Brand

    100% WelchAllyn. I bought an offbrand from Amazon during school and it lasted literally about a week. The WelchAllyn brand is a bit expensive but can find deals on eBay. I think I paid like $200 or $250 for mine but well worth it. Will last forev...
  3. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    LOL Not true at all, I actually really like your tactic for finding seasoned recruiters. However I don't think that asking another forum member's opinion is in any way a bad idea. I get that there are incentives for someone recommending another tra...
  4. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @NedRN Yeah I was expecting crappy insurance, I remember that from before. Luckily I am in good health and rarely go to the doctor. I mainly just need a policy to protect me from catastrophe, which can happen to anyone. I'm already paying $250/mo ...
  5. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @allstarnurse1 The stress really isn't comparable. It's hard to explain, but I'll be 100% honest here - keeping up with labs, diagnostics, etc while seeing 30+ patients a day is a bit overwhelming. And then there are those patients that you see pop...
  6. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @allstarnurse1 Yeah 60hrs/week would be a no-go for me LOL. I'm really just looking to get out and see the country some more. I've traveled before, am familiar with the typical "thrown to the wolves" scenario, learning computer charting in 1 day, e...
  7. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @allstarnurse1 Wow thats amazing! It does sound like you earned it though. I'm absolutely NOT looking to work OT, I'm over that these days LOL. So I would say my hopes of a crisis contract will go out the window due to that fact. But it does seem...
  8. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @NedRN Thanks again for the awesome detailed reply 😄 The process you described for finding more seasoned recruiters hits the nail on the head and that is exactly what I am going to do. Makes complete sense! Now to find a company that will let me ta...
  9. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @NedRN There needs to be more Travel RNs like you online giving advice haha. I have searched online for some Travel RN forums and none are really active right now which I found odd. Maybe folks have moved away from forums and use more social media ...
  10. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @NedRN What process do you recommend in selecting a good recruiter? Don't most agencies just assign you one randomly? I don't recall being able to choose one, but it has been a while and I don't fully know the process these days. Again thanks for y...
  11. Is this COVID-era travel money for real?? Sustainable??

    @NedRN Thank you for the awesome detailed reply! Honestly at this point in my career I'm only looking for 36 hr/wk. Those younger motivated nurses can have that OT LOL And I definitely remember American Mobile and Cross Country. I have a compact l...
  12. I keep getting emails and ads popping up on social media that are offering crazy weekly pay rates for Travel RNs. I am a former travel nurse (2006-2008), have 17 years of ICU experience and recently got my MSN and working full time as an FNP. I hat...
  13. NP Binder

    @babyNP. @djmatte thanks guys for the recommendations! I definitely already use both of those references like every single day. I have UTD on my phone and I have the hardcover version of 5min clinical consult. I'm looking more for suggestions quic...
  14. NP Binder

    I'm a new NP. I began working at a nursing home and wow was that a mistake. There are a lot of problems at that facility and I didn't think it was safe for my license/liability to stay there. Im starting a job at a family practice job in 2 weeks a...
  15. New grad FNP - Health Risk Assessments?

    I graduated in May 2020 and passed my ANCC boards the same month (FNP-BC). The job market is slow here in eastern KY, and I really need to get my foot in the door but most jobs require at least a year of experience. I have been contacted by recruit...