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  1. Top 10 things never to say to clinical instructor

    "There weren't enough outlets in the room, so I unplugged the ventilator so I could use the blow dryer."
  2. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    Lets look at this salary situation another way, by taking a poll of who is working for the least amount of money, or has been offered the least in recent history. For example, in January, 2003, as an RN,BSN, I was offered $15.35 per hour base at a "...
  3. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    when i was a young 'un, i drove a school bus for a while. i was fascinated that the guys who hauled produce made 3x as much money as i did transporting "yuppy larvae." (terminology courtesy of dan ackroyd)
  4. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    i am one of those "sorry saps" and grateful for the honor! ethical prostitution or compassion for dollars is heading down the wrong road!
  5. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    very good idea!!
  6. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    take another look at what you wrote here. i don't believe you really feel that way. i suspect that like the rest of us, you do your best for your patients, regardless of the crap you are putting up with from your administration. our strong e...
  7. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    thanks for your perspective. i do admire those who come from other countries, learn our language, listen to our crap (or remove it), care for our bedridden and are usually pleasant about it. it's becoming quite a revalation, that most entries for...
  8. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    The American Chambers of Commerce Researcher's Association has most of Florida in the 96-98% range of the national cost of living index. Tallahassee is .1% higher than the national average. Major cities like Miami and West Palm are at about 104.5% ...
  9. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    The American Chambers of Commerce Researcher's Association has most of Florida in the 96-98% range of the national cost of living index. Tallahassee is .1% higher than the national average. Major cities like Miami and West Palm are at about 104.5% ...
  10. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    If you are the only one willing to require decent treatment from the doctors, you may not succeed in changing things. Also, to what extent will your supervisors support you? There is no status disparity among any category of worker that justifies ...
  11. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    If you are the only one willing to require decent treatment from the doctors, you may not succeed in changing things. Also, to what extent will your supervisors support you? There is no status disparity among any category of worker that justifies ...
  12. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    I grew up in and around Detroit. Tell me something, if you become snowbound at your facility, or others can't come in to relieve you, do you get paid for as long as you're there?
  13. Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    I grew up in and around Detroit. Tell me something, if you become snowbound at your facility, or others can't come in to relieve you, do you get paid for as long as you're there?
  14. Consequences of Bad Choices

    I agree, we need to be careful, but not excessively fearful. With the millions of "case studies" that exist, a person could make up anything or report anything and have SEVERAL individuals whose situations resemble that which is presented. Case st...
  15. Seminoles unite!

    Yes, Dr. Flannery is still there and is the director of the Graduate Program, so she's still directing me! :uhoh21:
  16. Tallahassee

    Well, you posted in November and it is now March, so you probably have seen me at the Nursing School once in a while. I'm the young looking guy with lots of grey hair. :chuckle If you have any questions, feel free to ask. eagleriver@excite.com
  17. ANY Independent Home Health Providers?????

    I have never looked at the possibility of practicing home health nursing independently, but this state is steeped in bureaucratic red tape, so make sure you have all the bases covered before attempting it. The pay sounds comparable here though.
  18. Is the Eve Shift Gone in FL?

    You must be like me, wanting to sleep late! However, I suspect that most home health agencies in your area would hire you and pay well for psych case management.
  19. maintaining FL RN license

    I'm not familiar with that requisite, because I'm an in-state nurse, but I imagine it means you need to document 2 years of employment as a nurse. The nursing process is just a systematic approach to problem solving, the most basic being that of coll...
  20. 1 yr LPN vs. Community College? Please advise

    Tell your husband I said he needs to be open to other possibilities. There are too many pressures associated with nursing school to have a spouse who adds to them. Many facilities will allow you to work whatever hours you can, while accomodating y...
  21. Stool transplant???

  22. Curious. How many "older" students

    I'm probably the oldest student our nursing program has seen for a while. Still, there were probably a third of the students in my graduating class that were over thirty.
  23. Too young for Hospice?

    Debo, that's really impressive that an agency nurse can work in hospice. I don't think it's possible in Florida, at least not in Tallahasee. I'll bet they checked up on you quite a bit before offering you the chance to work hospice. One of the gr...
  24. New to all this

    by Sally Karioth PhD, RN I've learned that nursing is the hardest and easiest thing I've ever done. I've learned to take my job seriously but myself lightly. I've learned that everyday I've held a hand but forgotten to chart vital signs I still may...
  25. New to all this

    It is hard to watch someone suffer, especially if there's nothing that can be done to make it better or to help the person understand and/or accept what is happening. I feel that it is an honor to be with someone during their last hours and at the ...