And while I probably won’t make best friends at my assignments, it’s so fun to meet the staff and travelers at each new assignment and keep up with them after I leave.People change you, and I love looking back on each contract and discovering who has impacted my life in a meaningful way. Sometimes that’s new equipment or charting systems, other times it’s best practices that differ from what you’re used to.
According to the Washington DC-based Department for Professional Employees union coalition, 18 percent of RNs and 10 percent of LPNs and LVNs in the U. Here’s a quick look at some of the upsides and pitfalls of having such representation: argue that union collective bargaining has both positive and negative aspects. More: An interesting study on the impact of nursing unions on wages Some specific disadvantages of joining a nursing union More pros & cons of joining a nursing union List of U.
What’s more, unionized nurses can earn an average of per week than non-unionized nurses. It turns out, doing so is a more complex (and personal) issue than just signing up and cashing-in on the extra pay (if applicable) and other benefits – real or perceived.
Instead, Aragon said the WSNA urged lawmakers to fund mental health services, which have been cut to the point that even if a nurse were to refer a patient with mental health needs, theres no one to refer them to. Washington became the first state to mandate suicide training for mental health professionals with the passage of the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Management & Treatment Act of 2012.
Last year Forefront, an advocacy organization, was established at the University of Washington to continue building stronger suicide prevention policies.
Usually travelers only get one to three days to be oriented to the hospital, their policies, and the unit in which they will work.
When I had to learn a new charting system in two days, I was overwhelmed.
But sometimes the staff get upset because they know you make bank and their overtime is gone.
It just depends on your location, and you have to grow tough skin and remember you’re there to take care of your patients.
Nurses in Washington State will have to complete continuing education in suicide prevention training as House Bill 2315 was signed into law March 27 by Washington Gov. More people end their lives by suicide in Washington state than in other parts of the U.
The law requires RNs and many other health professionals to take six hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment and management every six years to maintain their licenses.
Obviously not every contract in the country is going to load our bank account, but once I found out that it was possible to work 3 shifts a week and make more than our combined income in Florida when Will was full time and I was part time, traveling was a no-brainer!