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Old 01-26-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Thats not the norm atleast in Florida. Why would they make her stay way past her shift? Most charge nurses here dont even deal with the patients directly. If theres not enough patients they dont have/need a charge nurse? Doesnt make sense.


Well that is the norm for Oklahoma. They have two charge nurses for the whole hospital and if a shift is slow the one on stay and the other doesn't come in. No it is quite common in Oklahoma to post yourself off and then post yourself back in. I know my daughter works generally 13hour shifts not 12 but then gets called off once in awhile. No good when your paying for child care. By the way in her hospital and I know in the one by me, an RN does about everything there is. They have very few CNAs and the poor LPNs probably do more than they should too. My daughter loves being a nurse so I guess that counts for something.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Men are still only 5.7% of all registered nurses, despite much hype about "men in nursing".

More Men Entering Nursing Degree Programs - Healthcare Programs

In fact, out of all registered nurses nationally, only about 5.7 percent are men.

Interestingly, when I was licensed in Pennsylvania, I got a newsletter a couple times a year that listed the nurses who had had licenses suspended/revoked for any violation of the Nurse Practice Act. There were far more than 6% of men involved in these issues, sometimes close to 1/2 were men.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Default Just my 2 cents .....

Everything Katiana has said is true, or at least to what I have experienced. To the original poster: If you already have experience, you may find it a little easier to find a nursing job in Northern Colorado. However, I know many, many RN's that have had 2 plus years of experience when moving out here that have complained about the Fierce Competition. Not saying that you won't land a job....just be prepared to be searching for 3-6 plus months before you do land that nursing job. Good Luck!
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I find all of this curious....my wife made 1 phone call to the VA in Aurora and was hired as a Traveling RN on the spot. Granted she does have a ton of experience in the ER and ICU....but one phone call ?

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I find all of this curious....my wife made 1 phone call to the VA in Aurora and was hired as a Traveling RN on the spot. Granted she does have a ton of experience in the ER and ICU....but one phone call ?

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Gemstone1
Good for her! Does she travel around to different VA hospitals?
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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The VA is her preferred choice, but she works the public sector as well, and has the same sort of success, either through travel agencies, or by picking up the phone and calling the unit director at any given facility. The opportunities in Travel Nursing are endless....all you need is experience.

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Gemstone1
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The VA is her preferred choice, but she works the public sector as well, and has the same sort of success, either through travel agencies, or by picking up the phone and calling the unit director at any given facility. The opportunities in Travel Nursing are endless....all you need is experience.

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Gemstone1
I still don't understand what you're saying. Is your wife doing travel nursing?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Yes
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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So there are lots of jobs available in travel nursing. That's good to know.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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nursing job market in CO - I know a couple new grads who are having a really hard time finding acute care jobs. There are lots of nsg schools in Denver so new grads are most likely a 'dime a dozen.' Most likely it is a different story/easier if you already have experience. Apparently Denver hospitals can be picky.
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