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  1. Most Frustrating Thing ?

    Hands down - lack of respect. When I worked in ICU, I got "OH WOW! I bet that's really hard" when people asked where I worked. Now when asked the same question, I get "oh - that must be a cush job".
  2. School Nurse Salary?

    @schoolRNapril: Are you still in Indiana? My superintendent is planning on doing a salary survey and I wondered which county you are in? Indiana varies widely, so I'm looking for a lot of input. Thanks! If you can pm me that would be great :)
  3. Average pay?

    I guess it would depend on how much you need the benefits. If you provide the health insurance for your kids, then it's probably not worth it. If you have a spouse who covers them, it's a good hourly rate. Not sure what part of the country you are in...
  4. Daily log documentation, IEPs and health plans

    I think this website will be very helpful to you: New York Statewide School Health Services Center I would recommend joining your state school nursing association as well. They will have great resources & be very helpful to you! Good Luck!
  5. RN and Single Mother--sky high child care costs

    Have you considered school nursing? Many hospitals are now providing nurses for both public & private schools so the pay isn't as low as what you might think. Plus no nights, weekends or holidays when childcare would be REALLY difficult. It woul...
  6. How do you figure out what specialty to pick?

    I'm in the same boat trying to make a decision. I worked critical care for 2.5 yrs & loved the patient care, but hated the nights, holidays, weekends. With kids still at home, I felt like I missed out on a lot of their events during that time. I ...
  7. Beginning training at an older age

    I think as long as you have no personal health or work history issues that you would have no trouble getting a job. I finished nursing school (with no medical background) at 42 & went straight into an ICU environment & loved it. Your previous...
  8. Higher Paid Nursing Jobs

    I am also in the midwest, (IN) and left my ICU position making 19.75/hr after 2.5 yrs. The final straw was when an RN I graduated with was hired at a much higher rate when I had more ICU experience. I went to a public school setting & make more p...
  9. Hello~ I am interested in the Reserves & have spoken with a healthcare recruiter from both Army & AF. I am a 46 yr old RN with 5 yrs nursing experience in ICU(2.5 yrs) & school nursing(3 yrs). (yep, drastic change I know... I switched for...
  10. How old is to old to join?

    I am 46 & have been told by the Army Reserve recruiter that I can still apply with an age waiver so 36 should be no problem :) I think the cut off without a waiver is 42.