Any Georgia Students Out There? - page 2

Hello, I am new to the boards and am looking for some Georgia students and or nurses. I am waiting on my applications to 2 programs in my area and am always looking to hear from others who may have... Read More

  1. by   babynursewannab
    Hey Zander-

    Sorry it's been so long! I just finished all my clinicals at St. Joe's last week, had an APA style paper and presentation to do complete with power point in nutrition, my second med/surg test and a case study with presentation to do within the last week.

    2nd semester is going great. :chuckle
  2. by   szccdw
    Can anyone of you who are in the Atlanta area please let me know what the starting pay is for an LPN or an RN. I have called and emailed several hospitals along with the Georgia board of nursing and it seems to be some type of top secret information. Can you please tell me if the shortage has affected this area also. I went down for a visit recently and it seemed as if no one was in dire needs of nurses.
  3. by   babynursewannab
    From my discussions with recruiters, I have heard starting is approximately between $18 and $19/hour base for RN's. I don't know about LPN's as I've never asked.

    Yes, they need nurses.

    Good luck.
  4. by   zander
    Alyssa,

    Your week sounds like mine! I am only at my second time at Crawford Long (tomorrow)....and in the middle of banging my head against the wall doing the care plan. Please tell me you don't have to do care plan's twice a week during the second semester!! LOL

    How was St. Joe's. That is the site I want for next semester.

    I am planning on taking Nutrition online in the Fall.

    Back to the grind.....since it is midnight and I am leaving the house at 5 AM!!

    Zander
  5. by   Nurse Izzy
    Hey guys! You're making me homesick - grew up in ATL (Stone Mtn actually) and now live in AL. Do any of you have clinicals at Grady?

    szccdw - here's a link for you:
    http://www.acinet.org/acinet/occ_rep...1111&stfips=13

    http://www.careerdepot.org/wages.htm#PROFESSIONAL

    http://www.dca.state.ga.us/dcawss/default.asp
  6. by   szccdw
    Thanks for the information. Greatly appreciated.
    :kiss
  7. by   Nurse Izzy
    Glad to be of service!

  8. by   zander
    Hey Izzy.......Haven't done any Grady Clinicals. Always wanted to but now that I am actually doing clinicals downtown, I am not so sure about that!! LOL

    Are you an RN in Alabama?
  9. by   babynursewannab
    zander-

    St. Joe's was UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME! I learned more in the first 3 hours I was there than the entire first semester clinicals combined. And, NO, you do NOT have to do 2 care plans a week.

    Clinicals were Wed,Thurs and we went on Tues to get the info (like you do), but instead of all those pages of prep sheets (erickson's stages, education readiness, etc...) we just had to do the last page: Current health problem, patho of problem, labs....that page. We also only had to do it on one patient even when we started caring for more in the middle of clinicals. Then, at the end of the semester, we did ONE case study of a patient we thought was interesting to take care of. It's sort of a narrative care plan, except you've already done everything and it's reCALL instead of reSEARCH. MUCH easier.

    And, YES YES YES YES YES...take nutrition online. It's absurd what we have to do in class for the 1 credit hour. Others in my 3313 class have told me that online was really easy and everyone got an "A".

    Good luck and those care plans get much easier each time you do them.
  10. by   zander
    Too bad you can't see me jumping up and down for joy about the care plans! Lol.......if I never hear about another Nursing Theorist it will be too soon.

    I heard that St. Joe's was great! Who was your clinical instructor.

    I did my Holistic Check-off today, pulled Vitals, and got a 100!!

    I am soooo glad this week was over. One checkoff down, one to go!

    Patho test next Tues! Never seems to stop!

    Pat

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