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  1. PRN Agency Nursing

    I never thought I would work agency but was talked into it and have loved it ever since. Just remember you are a guest in the facility and you must be flexible. I good sense of humor is also a must. Call around to find out wich agencies have contra...
  2. joining how many agencies

    i work for several agencies and love it!! some are my full time and some i work very little. i also work for this company based out of florida. i perform long term care insurance assessments for them. kind of like underwriting. good for the resu...
  3. Starting in a nursing home?

    I graduated in 1996 and no hospital wanted a new grad. So, I too went to the nursing home. It depends on what type of home you work in. In mine, I practiced skills such as, IV, TPN, GT and NG tubes, Ventilators, Suctioning, wound care with the VAC ...
  4. Agency Nurses: Advice needed please!

    All the agency shifts I have worked have been very cautious of where and whom I am working with. They try to give me the lower acquity and are very supportive. I feel they are trying to give their patients the highest quality care they can. I alway...
  5. Shortage solution

    Thanks for the insight. I always try to put myself in others shoes, but this time I didn't do it so well as you. I like your ideas and am going to make a list to share my strong points with each unit I am assigned. Thanks
  6. 300 Louisianna RNs apply for Minnesota license

    Money does the talkin...........for most anyway.......we are all human and live in good ole USA.......money, money, money...........Bah! Ok I like it too. But after my agency stint, I will take a pay cut and settle down.......right now the money is ...
  7. lay people think they know.........

    Way to go everyone. My final thoughts are that we are all intelligent enough to realize that not everyone on our planet can or should understand what we go through in an 8 hour day. We cannot expect them to. Just let them say thier say and let it ...
  8. 10 northern California hospitals vote to strike

    wow, so glad to see so many stand up for their profession. When I am out on the floors as an agency nurse and take breaks with the regulars, they gripe and whine. I tell them to go to the nurse or manager and professionally communicate thier gripe...
  9. How old are you?

    started when I was 28 and am now 39. Graduated with ADN 1994 and BSN 1996.
  10. Salary Negotiation

    Negotiating salary is a must. The CNA making 12/hr with experience is not uncommon. If they work as hard as my CNA's did, they are worth it and more. I wouldn't worry so much about a sign on bonus, they sometimes pay a 1000.00 bonus over one year....
  11. first shift in this environment, wow!

    Thank you for your comments. I haven't been back there yet but would if they called. They contacted my agency and told them how much they loved me...........that was a great feeling. lisa
  12. Staff RN Salaries

    Are they going agency? Here are some rates from Agencies in the Southern NH area: RN one year exp. LTC 20-29/hr hosp 25-47/hr Each is dependant on which agency you work for and what shift. The 47/hr is for ICU 11-7 Charge. Each Agency has medical ...
  13. lay people think they know.........

    You guys are right, he does not have the human life in his hands.......and when I mentioned this, he mocks back, "yah yah......I know, I dont work the human life". Then he quickly changes the subject. He takes a 1 1/2 hour lunch and gets to work out...
  14. lay people think they know.........

    My boyfriend was comparing his computer network job to nursing. He said he had to work 12 hour days 5-6 days per week and doesn't see why a nurse would have much difficulty in working those hours as well!! This upset me! What do you think?
  15. A Disabled Nurse, is there hope?

    phone nursing is a good choice. here in New Hampshire, I was offered a job making about 20/hr with 401k matching etc........but the hours were 10-7p, I have to be around for the kids. But doesn't it sound great? Look into it.......... God Bless an...