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    Thank you, Dranger! It keeps life interesting for me when I pick my nicknames on websites where I need a username. Caligula wasn't the Emperor's real name but a nickname. Check it out if you are interested. Thank you again.

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    Hello everyone,

    I am sending out applications for my first RN job and because I have been a stay at home mom for the last 6 years, and before that I only concentrated on college, I do not have recent employment history. I have volunteer research assistant experience, but my caregiver experience is since 10-13 years ago. Should I put it on the resume or is it too old? I also didn't like my supervisor back then, and I wouldn't want to contact her now to ask her to be a reference.

    Any thoughts? Please help, as the deadline is tomorrow and I am not sure what to do regarding the 10+ caregiving experience.

    Thank you so much.

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    itz_klove, LadyFree28, nrsang97, and 2 others like this.

    I agree with other posters that your husband sounds like an abuser to me. When he goes back and forth like that with you and keeps you guessing, that definitely is not good. My ex wasn't supportive either during our marriage, and every time I would bring up the career topic, he would brush it off. Once he told me that he was afraid to lose me if I went on to further my career. I think the ultimate issue for them is control. In the end, after being a stay at home mom for 5.5 years, he kicked me out of the house, brought his mistress in, threw my stuff out and filed for a divorce which is still not over after 2 years. He threw me out with no cash, I had no money and no support system. He did not allow me to see the children for 3 weeks. So, looking back, I see the warning signs: control, control and control!!! I do not regret staying home for the children, they were worth it, but my ex wanted that to keep me dependent on him financially and then destroy me when he wanted. Thank God he did not succeed. My advice, think about your situation in all angles. Keep in mind, that with an abuser, you are always wrong, you can never please him, and in his own eyes, he is always right. Best of luck, and may God give you wisdom. Talk to to someone wise, like a pastor or something.

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    Hi, ICUman,

    NO, I do not have a BSN. When the Board of Nursing accepted my curricula in nursing, I believe they said they considered me a Diploma program, but I do have a full RN license. I passed the Nclex 4 years ago. I also have a Bachelor's obtained in California at a prestigious state School with a very high GPA, so I don't know if that would help. Also, I am fluent in Spanish and another language.

    I wonder if these woul dhelp me as well.

    Thank you.

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    Thank you. The second position that would hire me as a full RN was more promising, but I don't like the idea of being locked in for 3 years...

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    I live in Southern California, so I hope to find a job here. I looked in to the residencies, but I heard it is very competitive to get in there, so I wonder...The $13 per hour looked really low to me too, I was wondering though and needed advice. I haven't applied to any of them yet.

    Thank you for such a prompt reply.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I found some nursing jobs posted on craigslist for new graduates RN working or getting paid as CNAs at around $13/hour. Since I am a foreign nurse who passed the Nclex a few years ago, would you recommend me getting this job at this low pay? I am definitely interested to acquire experience, but I do not want to get stuck at this pay.

    Also, another job for new foreign RNs is paying a little more per hour with a promise to train in any specialty in a small facility of 56 beds, but I would need to commit for 3 years.

    So, my questions are: work as a CNA at low pay, or as a New Foreign RN locked in for 3 years, or should I explore more?

    I am interested in Med-Surge for now and then want to move into ICU eventually.

    Would this be a good start? Wouldn't 3 years be too long?

    Any input is much appreciated.

    Thank you all.

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    Thank you. I will look into it.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am a foreign RN who passed the NCLEX in the US 3 years ago, but I never worked as a nurse in the US yet. I am considering to start now, but am wondering if my nursing practical skills are OK. If any of you has any suggestions or ideas of how to improve my skills, I would highly appreciated. Are there any classes I could take?

    Thank you so much.

    Caligula



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