PediLove2147 replied to TheCommuter's topic in Relations
I prefer when my patients don't have visitors, makes my job a lot easier!
Very good article though because it is so true. We just don't know and sometimes never will.
It is sad when pediatrics patients don't have visitors but I agree with those who have already addressed this. Sometimes the parents are the reason they are there. I took care of a child during my clinical that was a victim of child abuse so he had no visitors. He liked to be held and pushed in his stroller so having a student was very good for him. The nurses said they were sick of charting with him on their laps!
I was in the same position a year ago! I was nervous I would be limiting myself but it's been a year and I am no closer to finding a job in acute care. Thank god I took the job, I would be waiting tables right now otherwise.
Take it and continue to look.
PediLove2147 replied to lalalalexi's topic in Nurses
A lot of hospitals won't discuss pay until the interview and some until you actually have a job offer. I have never seen pay discussed in a job posting, I think you are spoiled in that aspect. If you do a search on AN you may be able to find out what people are making in certain areas, even specific hospitals.
PediLove2147 replied to Spikey9001's topic in Nurses
Have you tried applying for jobs as something other than an aide? I know that would be the best job to have but if you could work for dietary or transport at least you would be in the hospital and an internal applicant if something came else up.