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  1. 2011RN

    How old were you when you became an RN?

    39, it was a two year ASN program of which I had already completed all the perquisites before starting in the schools nursing program. Completed my BSN at 43.
  2. 2011RN

    Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??

    I work for the federal government and we are mandated for overtime all the time whether it is an emergency or not. Even with union representation we are still consistently mandated. If you say you cannot work mandated overtime due to a medical condition or other issues they can remove you from nursing and place you anywhere where mandatory overtime is not necessary or fire you for being unable to complete essential duties.
  3. Flatlander, you could give psych nursing a try. It tends to be slower paced than medical.
  4. 2011RN

    What is your schedule like as a nurse?

    We currently have the option of 8's or 12's where I work, hours must total to 80 per pay period. We do have mandatory OT and it happens quite frequently here.
  5. 2011RN

    Let's talk about the VA

    The VA as a whole needs total reform. It is sad that the men and women who put their lives on the line for this country have been subjected to substandard care if they receive care at all. The VA in my experience has not put veterans first and turns a blind eye to the neglect and insubordination of their employees hired to provide care for those who have served.
  6. 2011RN

    Drug seekers

    Some of the posts on this thread are precisely the reason why I fear ever being helpless and in pain in a hospital setting.
  7. 2011RN

    State of DE jobs

    Non-acute, more of an office job.
  8. 2011RN

    Government med/surg or Private-sector specialty?

    I would recommend going with the private sector. Make sure you leave the VA on good terms so that you have an option to return later should you choose to do so. It can be difficult to move around within the VA due to their tendency to preselect who they want to go where. It would be better to go with what makes you happy because believe me the VA has enough staff that is miserable with their jobs that they are keeping just for the retirement.
  9. 2011RN

    Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest

    Same thing happens. It takes me to an old thread.
  10. 2011RN

    Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest

    This link takes you to an old thread not one in which you can vote.
  11. 2011RN

    State of DE jobs

    Does anyone work for the state? Do you like it? What was the interview and hiring process like?
  12. 2011RN

    State Job

    Sorry double post. :-(
  13. 2011RN

    State Job

    Does anyone know what one can expect when interviewing for a position within the department of medicaid and medicare?
  14. 2011RN

    State Job

    Does anyone know what one can expect when interviewing for a position within the department of medicaid and medicare?
  15. 2011RN

    State Job

    Does anyone know what one can expect when interviewing for a position within the department of medicaid and medicare?
  16. 2011RN

    State Job

    Does anyone know what one can expect when interviewing for a position within the department of medicaid and medicare?
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