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    New Joke that was sent to me

    Thanks Fran!!
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    In Need Specialties For Travel Nursing?

    You will need at least a year's experience before traveling. I have heard that L&D jobs are harder to get - but that's not my specialty so I am not sure. I traveled in Telemetry and had no lack of jobs. ICU is also a needed traveling specialty... but they require at least 2 years or more for that.....
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    Funny Patients

    Wow - 99.9% of the time - it's the drugs...... and Ruby got the 0.1% that actually DID know the president!!
  4. Hospitals in the Winston-Salem area North Carolina Baptist Hospital High Point Regional Med Center Greensboro Moses Cone (I believe they are offering a sign on bonus right now) My sis lives out there and it is a beautiful state. I traveled to North Carolina Baptist and it's a big hospital system... Lots of nice people in NC. Best of luck to you in your relocation.
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    Insurance woes

    Wow - I cannot believe they are thinking of changing this close to year-end AND that they expect you to make choices without knowing costs. Talking to your HR site leader is a smart move to express your concerns.... Keep asking questions...
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    Tattoos and piercings

    Every place I have been employed as a nurse has had a dress policy that tattoos must be covered while at work... for professionalism... (you never see a tattooed accountant or executive, right?) I did not have them in school though.... I would ask your instructors what they want you to do.
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    Do you sign "RN' after your name OUTSIDE of the hospital?

    I have done it before - but it was on accident - esp on checks when I was tired....
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    Tips for adjusting to night shift?

    If you get tired during the 2 am lull.... GET UP AND MOVE! it helps keep you upright and alert. I stop drinking coffee and other caffienated beverages around 2 am too, so that I can sleep when I get home. It takes a while to get adjusted - give it some time. Best of luck.
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    Eating/Cooking Healthier

    One gentleman on here said that he made oatmeal for the week and kept it in the fridge to reheat during the week. I have been doing this for the weeks that I work and it seems like it really does keep me from getting hungry, and it is fast and convenient.
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    Calling All Nurses!

    Best of luck to you.
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    Calling All Nurses!

    Congrats on the new job!
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    I Contracted HIV

    Sarah - I am so sorry - (((((Sarah))))
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    Travel nursing, agency nursing for new grads?

    I think that is exactly the problem.... Nursing school prepares you for the job.. but then there is still a large learning curve once you graduate and start working.
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    Travel nursing, agency nursing for new grads?

    I don;t think the agency will take you unless you have at least a year's experience. And the hospitals also have issues with accepting you unless you have experience. Agency and travel nurses should be able to jump right in and do what needs to be done. New grads need to focus on getting accustomed to the nursing before they try agency.
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    How about your favorite Old Wives Tales related to health?

    When I was in college, they has us gargle salt water for congestion- and it does work... for a while -
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    Press Gainey Surveys, help or additional hindrance

    I second that part... people admitted at night cannot get food where I am working now because we usually have cold boxed, cereal adn applesauce (along with the usual juice and milk) I finally started telling them to complain to dietary because I have nooooo control over what food or lack thereof...... I thought that there was a spot on press gainey for write in comments...