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  1. My feet HURT.

    My feet have always hurt due to them being flat. The only nursing shoe that works for me are Klogs. The soles are so cushiony and even when I'm running around on the floor all night my feet may hurt only a little. I had no luck with sneakers AT AL...
  2. Calling yourself a "nurse"

    I work as a home health nurse & have to call Dr's offices to get orders. Lots of times the "nurse" is the one getting the order from the doc & calling me back or okaying orders. Once I had a pt. on coumadin & I was trying to get orders ...
  3. LVN to BSN through the College Network (m)

    Going back to get my BSN soon too & I'm in CA. I need 3 more gen. ed classes I'll take @ the City College level. Will apply for admission to BSN program next year. Thought about doing it online but I need to see, hear, do what I'm learning. P...
  4. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call

    Hi to all you HH nurses. It's so great to hear positive things about HH nursing. I'm starting on Thursday as a HH RN in So Cal. Have been a nurse for over a year & a half & have been miserable. Started out on nights at one hospital a town...
  5. all cali jobs time and 1/2 after 8 hours?

    At one hospital they paid time and 1/2 after 8 hours. They paid a straight pay which was the 8 hours pay plus the 4 hours time & 1/2 divided by 12 hours. Example: $22 per hour for 8 hours=$176. $33 per hour (time & 1/2) for last 4 hours=$...
  6. Hospital student loan repayment

    Definitely do your homework when it comes to hospitals that will pay back student loans. This one hospital will pay back a loan up to $4000 for a 2 year committment. if you decide to leave before the 2 years are up they stop paying for your loan. ...
  7. New Nurse Burn Out...

    Thanks for the info & encouragement, jahra. I've been told by traveling nurses that agency work will give me more control of my schedule & if I don't like a facility I'm assigned to I can just request to not go back. Also, I will be able to...
  8. New Nurse Burn Out...

    The agency I'm going to start working for is in another town so I won't be assigned to the old facility. I'm thinking that you are right & that talking to the supv. won't change much. I should've just quit altogether in the first place. At lea...
  9. I'm so happy for you! I only pray (and pray) that I can find a "home" like that. I'm really not wanting to work in a hospital anymore but if I could find a unit that has open arms like yours then I would be there in a heartbeat. Congrats! :balloo...
  10. New Nurse Burn Out...

    I'm a nurse with almost a year of experience. I recently went from FT to per diem & signed up with a local agency. Worked @ the same hospital all this time but got burned out FAST! Right after I was finished with my 4 week new grad orientatio...
  11. Help with confidence

    Wow, hunny_pye. Your post sounds as if I wrote it. I'm a new nurse with just one month of experience. I understand about going home and worrying & wondering if I did this or that or if I'll get back to work to find that I didn't do something f...
  12. Officially off orientation!

    Congratulations, Jen. I work in neuro also on nights (7p-7a) and have two more weeks of orientation. I can't believe you have 8 pt's. Here in CA we have 5 pt.'s max. It works out great. I couldn't imagine having 8 patients! Anyway, I really hop...
  13. Help!!!!

    I feel for you daytonite. I don't understand why the experienced nurses are so negative to the new nurses. I think what she should've done was told you what she expected from you and what you needed to work on. Just know that you are not alone. H...
  14. Pay Rates?

    Here in S. Cal where I work as a new nurse my base pay is 21.45. With a 12 hour shift I get time and a half for the last 4 hours. They add it together and come up with a standard rate of pay of 26.45 an hour. Plus for nights its an extra $4.00. So...
  15. i always felt like i would never make it through nursing school. it took me a year longer than i had planned but i did it. i just learned to take it one day at a time. at my school we had to pass with 80% or better. if we failed an exam we had o...