I have read plenty of posts by Hygienists RDH who have gone from RDH to RN but none from Nurses going to RDH.
I am interested in this route and gathering information specifically from RN Nurses who have gone back to school for RDH. I am attracted to routine, 1 pt at a time, and specialty. Here are some ?'s for you.
Stress level comparison?
Physical/Mental burden comparison?
Patient difficulties comparison?
Which do you prefer and why?
Would you do it all over again?
Thank you for the input.
Starreacher26 replied to NewKidOnTheFloor's topic in Career
Julie, I too am having this problem working 3/12 hr shifts. My sleep is horrible for all the same reasons you stated. My mind is constantly thinking about pt situations and having to go back to work the next day. Even my days off are fill with anticipated dread. I am thinking of switching to 1 day of week just like you. I am more concerned about my health and longevity than the money.
I'm curious if the pay rate is comparable to med-surg nursing? I am looking to get out of med surg nursing. It has beaten me to a bloody pulp, and I can't do it much longer. Anyhow - any word on the pay comparison from someone who has done both?
As a nurse that works for Cancer Treatment Centers of America - What are your thoughts or experiences? I have not heard much about this hospital and I am curious.
Do you feel supported?
Do you like the culture?
What is pay scale scale like, new grad and experienced
What is the patient to nurse ratio
Just curious to know more about people's working experience here.
Do CNAs place wound vacs in your healthcare setting? In my wound clinic CNAs can place wound vacs. Our CNA is wound certified. The certification class she took was for CNAs.
Regardless....I have never seen this before. I am wondering if CNAs doing wound vacs is more common than I know.
What are your thoughts:happy:
PS I started a thread last week but noone responded, so I'm attempting again with a different title.
Attention WOC professionals,
Does anyone know what the scope of practice is for a CNA in wound care? I am curious about the delineation in care from an RN, based on what I've seen in my care setting. There are some things I've seen CNAs do in practice that I didn't know were in their scope...for example wound vac placements. Perhaps this is acceptable, and I just am not in the know.
Please, educate me.
Starreacher26 replied to Starreacher26's topic in Arizona
I've *HEARD* These are some starting salaries for new grads this 2018 year. Day shift flat rates.
Honor Health: $28.50 per hr ($30.25 at year anniversary)
Banner: $27.00 per hr
Mayo Hospital: $31.00
Abrazo: $26.76 ($28.71 at year anniversary)
Phoenix Children's $25.00
Please correct or add if you know and were offered different
For all those new grads looking for this info online, let's compile a new list for 2018.
Let's see if we can get most major hospitals: Banner, Abrazo, Honor Health, Mayo, Maricopa, PHX Children's and so on.
Where do you work?
What is your New Grad Salary?
Starreacher26 replied to Nancy,BSN's topic in Arizona
Very interesting...my Mayo Portal interface looks entirely different today. I'm thinking they may have done a website overhaul, at least for the jobbing/profile portion.
Then again, I just updated my computer so maybe that has something to do with it.