Hi, I plan on relocating as soon as I graduate with my BSN from St. Louis, MO.
Just wanted to know what are some tips on those stand-out "WOW" factors that would at the very least put you in the running for a potential candidate?
I realize that while being a new RN grad, you wont be able to command much from anyone, so at the very least would signing up for a CNA or PCT job at any pay, and pretty much at any place (nursing home) whatsoever be one of the best options to consider?
I figure that with me already beginning to work as a CNA/PCT for 3 years until I graduate as an RN, and still being willing to work the humble minimum-wage entry-level jobs would be the best tactic for someone for someone whom already went through the schooling and has the experience on top of it.
Aug 12, '11
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4. We often ask applicants to describe a time they broke the rules to do what was best for the pt- do not answer with something that is unethical or illegal.
Sorry to get off topic, but what would be an acceptable answer? I cannot for the life of me think of one... Not saying there are not ones out there but
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This is a catch. Rules are put in place for a reason. In my way of thinking, breaking the rules means going against. So how does ont break the rules without being illegal?
I have a mirror and I break it, it's in pieces and not the same again. I break the rules- I did not bend it, I broke it, I did something opposite to the intended then.
Not always is breaking a rule illegal. When I worked in LTC, there was a rule that the residents were not allowed to smoke cigarettes after 1900. Several times I would take a resident out for a "smoke break" if they couldn't sleep, were cranky, or on the verge of acting out. I could always tell when the acting out was going to become a incident. It made more sense to me to get them a cigarette and take them outside than have to deal w/ an incident.
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