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LittleMissVixen410

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    Novant differential pay

    I have worked for Novant and CMC. Both are dollar amounts. I believe it was $4 nights (all time from 15:00-07:00 as long as you have at least 4 hours straight clocked in - so say you work days and clock out for lunch at 14:35 and clock back in at 15:05, then you are able to leave work right at 19:00...from 15:05-19:00 you wouldn't get that diff because you were short 5 minutes, this is really only an issue for day shift people) and $3 weekends ($7 weekend nights starting Friday at 19:00).
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    Days vs Graves

    I think new grads need to be on nights. 1. It's easier to find your "flow" that way. 2. Less patients and family around so you can really focus on time management and how to be a good critical thinking nurse. 3. More money. Also, know that new graduates usually aren't eligible to float for like a year or two. That job is held for experienced nurses. I know you probably don't want to hear it, but Med/Surg or a step-down unit will be your best friend in training you on how to be a great nurse for the first year or so. Then go somewhere else you may like. But get experience where you can - always float if they need someone to, and soak up EVERYTHING.
  3. When applying for licensure elsewhere, I know there is the question of if you've ever given up a license/had disciplinary action taken etc. Obviously check yes. But, when you go to list your licenses, do you still list that license since you once had it or not? And for anyone who has withdrawn a license - have you seen any negative effects from it?
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    How many of you have had issues with the LSBN?

    Medical and prescription histories. All legal and valid. No doctor shopping. No over prescribing. Multi surgeries. Chronic pain. Never taken on the job. Impeccable record in my previous state. I've spent over $2300 because I was born with a chronic pain condition that requires treatment for a normal quality of life. Because of that, I MUST be an addict, per the board, and I have spent so much money on MD visits to prove I'm not, random drug tests, showing I'm only taking what I'm prescribed and more. It's disheartening and very upsetting.
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    How many of you have had issues with the LSBN?

    Since 9/1/15 I have been fighting so hard to get my license (originally from another state) as well as fight the board on countless other things. They are ridiculous.
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    Disciplinary Action

    If you're willing to disclose, I'd really appreciate it because I'm going through a thoroughly unfair situation with the Louisiana Board currently. Happy to share my side too. But basically, but I want to knowL 1. Have you ever had any disciplinary action against your license? 2. What was it for? 3. Did you lose you job? 4. Did you challenge the board on their decision? 4a. If you did challenge the board, did you have legal counsel? 4b. Did you win and get the disciplinary action removed? 5. If the disciplinary action was still on your record, how hard was it for you to find another job, or have you been able to find another job at all? Thanks so much in advance!
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    Ochsner Medical Center

    RUN. Ochsner claims they want "all their nurses to grow and become leaders" but will throw you under the bus ina heartbeat. I've seen SEVERAL people lose their jobs in different areas because of this. It's like if your manager is in a bad mood that day, she could easily see you not wash your hands or stock something correctly and terminate you. I am truly warning you. I've worked in 9 hospitals as a traveler and staff and I couldn't run out of that place soon enough. A week later two others nurses left. The week after se fired someone who had been there in the ED for 17 years. You will regret this and not get the experience you want or need as a new grad. What unit? And remember with the housing stipend and bonus, you have to pay them back for any time you leave or are fired for under 2 years. If it was a great place nurses loved, I'd say totally do it. But you have so many great options in CA and could make great money there - why would you leave to something mediocre? I promise, it will feel like your license is in jeopardy every day at work.
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    Help! Disciplinary Action Question!

    Has anyone ever applied to for a license with any disciplinary on a license they have? I just wanted to see if they granted you a full license and how long it took or if it did not work out? I have a very ridiculous disciplinary action on my Louisiana license and I don't want it to jeopardize me getting other jobs as long as I provide appropriate documentation? I have my compact license, so I'm almost think I am going to have to stay within my compact states to work. Any guidance would be appreciated. What would you guys & gals recommend?
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    Disciplinary Action

    Has anyone ever applied to for a MA license with any disciplinary on a license they have? I just wanted to see if they granted you a full license and how long it took or if it did not work out? I have a very ridiculous disciplinary action on my Louisiana license and I don't want it to jeopardize me getting other jobs as long as I provide appropriate documentation? And beyond Mass, any other state problems if you have some sort of disciplinary issue? I have my compact license, so I'm almost think I am going to have to stay within my compact states to work. Any guidance would be appreciated.
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    Moving to New Orleans Questions

    Hey everyone - So I am up in the air on moving to New Orleans to work for Ochsner from North Carolina. I have several options/departments, both permanent and travel nursing. But, I want to know from people who live there and work there, what are some pros and cons to living in New Orleans and working for Ochsner? Also - what is the pay like there and what is their shift differential? Right now it looks like I'm leaning towards to Main Jefferson Highway campus in the ER. I'd just love to get advice. Thanks so much!
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    International Travel

    Hi everyone, I'm HIGHLY interested in international travel nursing - specifically the UK and Australia. Does anyone have experience being a US trained RN working in another country? Is there specific travel companies you would recommend to place you overseas? I feel like within the next year I'd love to be in Ireland or England and experience a nurse culture and learn new things from a different country. If you could tell me what kinds of licensing obstacles and tests and screening you go through for international travel positions, I would be very grateful. I can't find a ton of info online about the how-to's, so I figured I'd ask my fellow nurses for help! Thank you in advance!
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    Floating for 1st assignment?

    What hospital is it? I have worked at several hospitals in NC and would be happy to offer advice...
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    How many different nursing positions have you had?

    After talking with some nursing friends, our numbers have all varied dramatically. Please tell me: 1. How long have you been a nurse? 2. How many different UNITS have you worked for? (even if one is ortho and your next one was a ortho trauma - same kind of nursing, but different unit) 3. How many areas have you worked in? (This is wear ortho trauma would count different than just ortho)
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    Where have you applied? Gotten your acceptance/rejection letter yet?

    UNCNP - dual as in it's a FNP and PMHNP dual program, which would be perfect for me because I have experience in both psych and medical nursing and I have interests in both areas, it would allow me to practice as either NP. Pretty cool.
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    Where have you applied? Gotten your acceptance/rejection letter yet?

    UNCNP - it's a dual program for FNP and PMHNP :)
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