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    Sanford, ND as a New Grad

    I havent started yet but I also accepted a position on 2S Cardiac Progressive Care. i start July 25 what about you? I made a move from FL so I can tell it was quite an adventure, with some stories to share. We can get in tou h when you get in town, is always great to have a friend nearby. Have you rented a place yet? There is plenty of rentals available so you dont need to rush to rent something. Fargo is an amazing town I can tell from what I have seen so far. Best regards, Eru.
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    how much do you pay on student loans per month

    If it has 0% interest then the loan is virtually interest free. You would only had to repay the amount of the principal ( what you originally borrowed).
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    how much do you pay on student loans per month

    Yes, interest still accrues on your loans.
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    What would a single payer system look like?

    My statement is on reference to the US Medicare system.
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    What do we need to buy?

    Good luck on your program.
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    What do we need to buy?

    A stethoscope is always a must, as well as scrubs from your program. I would suggest also to get some flashcards and well whatever textbooks your school uses. Next I would look for some practice questions books for your classes such as the q&a review for nclex.
  7. Again I understand your perspective, if a business is running on the "red" of course you need to implement across the board cost cutting measures in order to stay afloat. The nurses being the biggest component of the healthcare team can help with cost control by a myriad of ways, as also can the other employees of the organization starting on the top. But now comes the fallacy, why force the nurses to be accountable for every toilet paper, or gauze pack, when you see in the news that the hospital is posting record profits in years, that the CEO got a fat nice bonus, that the buildings are being renovated to make it look more like a 5 star hotel instead of a hospital. Like someone mentioned previously instead of micromanaging every little gauze pack, create a floor stock budget for these materials based on the average expense from previous years. And then from that point have the Unite Manager be more conscious of the overall floor stock budget and use. Its easy again to look down from the top and point fingers to assign blame to others. But it is hard to look at one self in the mirror and realize that sacrifice and cost cutting has to start at the top; lead with example and others will follow.
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    WGU Nurses Week info.

    WGU is offering a waiver for the application fee and also a scholarship in celebration of Nurses Week. Check the following link... WGU Welcomes Nurses for National Nurses Week 2
  9. Its been like that the whole time. Every time someone brings a counterargument to his point he resorts to being personal and demeaning. Its called a debate you bring your side of the argument, others bring theirs, no need to get nasty or personal, just be open minded and realize that neither opinion is absolute.
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    Meaning of your username?

    Winter is coming... So we are just hiding under the sheets.
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    Meaning of your username?

    Is your avatar the Silver Wolf Medallion from the Witcher Series?
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    Meaning of your username?

  13. There is no reason why hospitals should be offering sign on bonuses and such, there are plenty of nurses to go around but they choose not to work in those places because of many things ranging from crappy pay to horrible staffing, or administration. The bottom line is important for any business but they need to remember that those in the front lines are the ones running the show. If those in the front all of the sudden go away, no matter how many fancy degrees or buzzwords are used, no care is gonna happen; or they will have to hire expensive traveler nurses that could cost as much as 2 or 3 FT Nurses.
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    When are you officially a nursing student?

    You can call yourself a "nursing student" when you are taking your Fundamentals of Nursing Class and you get that name badge that says Bla Bla "Nursing Student". Up to that point you are a Pre-Nursing Student. You must earn your right to be called a Nursing Student, just like lawyers earn their right to be called law students, physicians earned their right to once be called Medical Student, and Rocket Scientists were once "clinically insane for gods sake what is this that I am studying student".