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marina4303 has 20+ years experience and specializes in Rehab, Hospital, Travel Nurse, VNA,.

Refused to go to college out of high school. Went from waitressing, to bartending, as a means to get to nursing, never looked back. I got my ASN from a community college during a Nursing Shortage-early 90's. 1st job TCU, needed med-surg experience- boss said no, resigned in 3 yrs. 2nd job Travel Nurse- got that med-surg experience! OMG. Summers in Boston, winters in South Florida thought I was having fun, then I went home. 3rd job VNA (worst career move). Needed RN-BSN. Completed April 20, 2015. The job search begins. My goal-pay off my student loan and get MSN. Single, no kids, just time. Have to be marketable into my old age b/c I will never be able to retire!!!

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  1. Does the newly hired RN have her own patients to look after? Is she asking for a favor to help her out? Did you actually see the order written or electronically ordered for the patient? She can't order you to do anything, she can ask you? Unless ...
  2. Phlebotomy & EKG

    Hi Amy, If you have NO experience in patient care I don't see it as a waste of time, you work part-time as a CNA in the Hospital you are hoping to someday work Full-Time in as a RN ! You will already have your "in"... As far as the EKG part , ...
  3. University of Phoenix RN-BSN

    Brenda, did you make it? I just finished my RN-BSN with UOP
  4. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Just wanted you to know, you aren't alone. We all have our trials and tribulations and some how we get by. I live by " THIS TOO SHALL PASS" and before you know; it has and the sun comes back out. My parents are great, now that I am finished with ...
  5. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    There was a time when I would've considered the ACA unnecessary. That I would've been annoyed by it. This was also a time where I had little to no interest in politics. It's funny how life has a way of humbling a person and teaching them something ne...
  6. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Chisca, don't judge others, you don't know her circumstances, things are different in every State! Part of the country has a nursing shortage and other parts of the country have "flooded the field with nurses". And jobs are scarce, were I live new g...
  7. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Don't judge , you may be her in 10 years !
  8. Asking for prayers: multiple nursing students died in car accident

    Hi, I just saw this on my Verizon Home Page, my heart breaks for these individuals and families. The first thlng that came to mind is the innocence a student nurse has as they strive for their Degree's. To me most nurse's are Angels on Eart...
  9. Telemetry Certification

    Thank you for your advice I will call in the morning. So glad i found this site! marina
  10. Telemetry Certification

    I am new to allnurses and I really appreciate your quick response, after researching the criteria for taking and passing the ACLS (basic interpretation of 4-5 different EKG strips) I have decided to take a EKG class either on-line or in person. Then...
  11. Telemetry Certification

    Hi BriRN Boston, Did you get any info I have the same questions just got my BSN and want to get Certified in Tele prior to job searching, RN 20 years but never Tele Marina Boston,MA
  12. Would you quit over white uniforms?

    Of course not, that is silly.