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Pixiesmom, BSN 5,602 Views

Joined: Apr 19, '06; Posts: 332 (14% Liked) ; Likes: 89
RN; from US
Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis

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    Hello! I have my BSN and have been a nurse for 4 years. My experience is in medical surgical and hemodialysis. Any recommendations for hospitals in the area?

    Thank you!

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    I start in July? Is there a Facebook group set up yet?

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    Thank you all for the great information. Wow! I'm going to talk to an advisor from Simmons on Monday. I'm early in this process and I'm sitting on a cumulative GPA of 2.968 for my BSN and well hopefully that won't bite me in the behind and they will take other things into account.

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    Very informative! Thank you for sharing.

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    Thank you for sharing what I believe to be true about not needing re-orient our patient's to a reality that is terrifying for them. I hope you continue to enjoy your travels and time with your patients, I know I will enjoy mine.

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    You can get past this! It is SO better to give than receive. I still don't care for having needles pointed in my direction but I've learned not to watch if I'm on the receiving end.

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    You might get better replies on the Missouri forum. If you want to move a little farther east we have a lot of openings.

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    Dazglue, NutmeggeRN, cindyk123, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from not.done.yet
    We get gifts?
    Right. Sound like the mythical food brought in by pt's families as a thank you. Oh wait, that food isn't mythical it's eaten by day shift.

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    Quote from Esme12
    It has no bearing on the bedside care of the patient for the average nurse unless she is interacting with Case management.
    That is what I was thinking. If I have a pt that looks like they will need assistance of any type after d/c I will make sure they are put on the list for case management.

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    Quote from not.done.yet
    Why would you bring up your own negatives? If asked about them be forthright and compensate with what you are doing to prevent future absences. Otherwise no, don't bring it up.
    My thought was that she knows about them and I wanted to tell her what changes I've made to help correct the problem. I've been wrong before though!

    Thank you.

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    absences? The interview is for a different position at my hospital. I've had three absences (one was lengthy r/t pneumonia) in a year and I don't want it to hurt my chances. My instinct is to discuss them with the director of the department during my interview.

    Any recommendations?

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    I was at the EIU campus. No roommates other than my family as I am a "townie". I don't know if anyone can say that they liked nursing school. It is one of the most difficult things I've willingly done. That being said I felt that Lakeview gave me a good foundation for my nursing career and I am glad that I chose their program.

    As far as studying tips I would say to find out your strengths and weaknesses early on. A lot of my classmates were in study groups, serious study groups, and it really helped them.

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    imintrouble likes this.

    Yes, several people. Some of them were family members. I would like to say I succeeded to prove them wrong, but really I did it for me.

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    Focus on your schooling now. Show up for each clinical prepared and looking professional and be ready to learn new skills. The job market is different in each area and it will change by the time you graduate and sit for the NCLEX. Enjoy being a student, learn about yourself and your classmates, and remember you can do this.