medivac618 ASN, CNA, RN, EMT-B


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medivac618 has 8 years experience as a ASN, CNA, RN, EMT-B and specializes in ICU.

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  1. Calculating Gov RN Pay Scale

    I am trying to figure out if it is worth working for the DHA/VA instead of a civilian hospital. How can we figure out where we should be on the pay scales when getting our first position? Is this something where we can trust the hiring manager to wor...
  2. Anyone break the StarRN Contract before 6 months?

    Highly recommend you look for a transfer. A friend of mine was miserable as a StarRN in the West Division and was able to get them agree to allow her to transfer prior what the contract required. Every hospital system has its problems and sometimes y...
  3. Veteran to LVN/RN in CA

    Largely agree and the same with Sunshined. Was an army medic but the only advantage that got me was physical ED credits and permission to take Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 in the same semester. I even had to get a CNA license to get a job in the ho...
  4. Military nurses treatment of civilian nurses

    As an enlisted Medic, I made sure to always be courteous and professional with all civilian staff on post. GS staff aren’t there to be warfighters, they are there to help us with our overall function. As long as you show respect and do your job it sh...
  5. Contract nursing at Military/VA hospital

    Wow, that begs the question; how do you guys adequately staff? I understand we go through USA Jobs to apply but is there any efficient way of getting hired for the VA/DoD?
  6. I’m an enlisted reservist interested in moving to the PACNW from Florida and would love to pick up a civilian position at Madigan Army Medical Center or a VA hospital. I’ve heard the hiring process is very long. Is there a contract/temp nursing compa...
  7. Does prestige of BSN school matter?

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the "degree mill" was a joke. The school I'm currently in was a community college and is now offering 4 year degrees, but I wouldn't give the school top marks. Whenever future career plans are brought up by me or other ...
  8. Does prestige of BSN school matter?

    I am an ADN student in my last semester and looking towards my BSN. Eventually I'd like to try for an advanced practice degree and I am curious if the reputation of the school I go to effects admissions for a masters or doctorate program. Do admiss...
  9. Have Male Nursing Students felt bias during class/clinicals?

    I've felt plenty of gender bias. This semester we had OB clinicals, the majority of male students were given the day that our particular hospital 'never' has scheduled deliveries. I saw 1 delivery over 2 months! Our school also gave us a day as a sch...