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    Hi,

    I applied online for an RN residency with Multicare a few days ago. I got e mails back saying that my application had been forwarded to the hiring manager(s) for review (it was a multi specialty/multi location posting). I went to check the status of my application, and whereas yesterday it said "considering", today it does not show up at all... but there is a link for viewing information requests, and my info shows up there... along with a previous residency entry I had applied to in January but never heard back from (not even a rejection letter until the position was filled).

    I don't see anything explaining what information is being requested, there is no link to allow me to supply any mystery information, and the "respond by" section is blank. Has anyone seen this before? If so, can you tell me what this means? Are they needing something from me? No one has called or e mailed me directly asking for anything from me. I am just worried that I am missing something important, and I don't want to not be called for an interview because I can't figure this out.
    Thanks in advance, any feedback would be appreciated.

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    I see job postings for forensic nurse examiners that want 2 years experience in womens health as an RN. Aside from being an OB nurse how do you get that experience? I worked in womens health for 10 years, but not as an RN. I worked as a health care assistant to a nurse practitioner. Would that count? I took vitals, collected lab specimens and was very well versed in reproductive health topics.

    RNs don't do pelvics that I know of.... what experience would I be lacking? I am an RN now and have worked in addiction medicine x 1 year. (It was the first job I could get asxa new grad). This posting offers SANE training that meets IAFN standards.

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    Thank you!

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    I am originally from Austin, but have been living in Seattle for the past 18 years. I have been a nurse for a little over a year (RN, BSN), and have been working for just under a year in addiction nursing.

    I am looking to move back home sometime in the next couple of years to be closer to my family (long overdue). I have no idea what the state of the market is down there. I'm not a new grad anymore, and I do have some experience as an RN, but I'm not sure if my experience will help or not, as it is a bit specialized. I work with detoxing patients, as well as treating patients, and as such, some of my patients experience pretty serious withdrawals, and have co-existing conditions which involves a bit of med/surg knowledge, and I have experience that is similar to PACU nursing (caring for patients coming out of sedation), and of course psych nursing...

    With this is mind, would I have difficulty finding work? When I graduated, I really wanted to be an ER nurse, and I precepted in the ER for my final clinical rotation. I would be willing to start just about anywhere, though... med/surg, PACU, whatever.

    I would like to move sooner than 2 years, but I'm trying to be realistic in terms of getting my license endorsed, money saved, etc. Any thoughts, advice?
    Thanks in advance....

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    There was a mix of new grads and experienced RNs

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    They were mostly behavioral, but not the ones I'm used to getting. I had to think a bit harder about what I was going to say and how to phrase it, and then try to write it out. There were 5 questions, we were given 25 minutes to answer them, so that broke down to about 5 minutes a question. Blah. I applied for another ED residency today, so fingers crossed if I don't get this one (and I don't expect to) maybe that will be the one.

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    The interview was a group interview and the first part was us filling out a packet with timed activities on it. We had 10 seconds to complete the first activity, then 3 minutes to do the second, which was a longer version of the first activity, basically. We also had to randomly select 5 questions and were given 25 minutes to answer the questions we picked. We had to pick 5 numbers between 1 and 17 and the numbers we picked corresponded with questions on the sheet and those were the questions we had to answer. We were told that this was because the ER is fast paced and you have to think fast, etc.

    Many didn't finish, myself among them I am nervous that this will be viewed as a negative. Has anyone else had an interview like this? Does running out of time disqualify you, even if you were close to the end? I know that speed is a factor, accuracy is too... I know that I was accurate, but just not fast enough to complete it. Also I didn't get all 5 of my questions answered. They were pretty involved questions and some took me more than 5 minutes to answer.

    Plus we were interviewed and grilled as a group, questions randomly selected, I don't feel like I had a chance to dazzle anyone. There were 11 of us, and we weren't the only group they interviewed, 2 slots available. I guess I better get back to searching. :-/

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    Whereabouts in TX? Did you get your license before you started looking in those other states? I'm a homesick Texan, but I'm from Austin and I suspect I'd be no better off there than here.

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    omg! that was me too! Do you eat?? Really? -.- Am I breathing? What do you think? I was 5'10 in 7th grade and didn't get over the 100 lb mark until I was nearly out of high school. I can add "are you bulimic and are you diabetic (um what?) to that list.

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    I totally feel you. I'm a new grad also. I graduated with my BSN in December, passed NCLEX in February and I'm still hunting for jobs. Have been looking since before graduation for residencies. It's been very disheartening. I haven't quite gotten to the point you are at, but I'm close.

    I'm sorry I have no advice to give you, but I do hope that everything works out for you, and I am interested in responses here as I may likely find myself in the same boat soon. I wish you the best of luck!

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    Hi, everyone! I am a new grad nurse, freshly licensed in Washington state. I am a Texas native, though (and a bit homesick at that). I have been considering getting a license to practice in Texas for a number of reasons. I went to the BON site and saw that you have to take a jurisprudence test, pay fees and cut through red tape etc.

    My question is this... should I go through this process before I start looking for jobs in Texas. Being a new grad puts an added wrinkle into the job hunt scenario, trying to time applications for residencies at the appropriate times and such. I know there will be a new cycle of residencies in late spring, early summer. Any advice as to when to initiate the process, tips about navigating through all the steps, etc?

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    Did your transcripts get sent to the board of nursing? All programs do things differently, but we were responsible for sending thay stuff to the BON. Some didn't realize that, expected the school to do it and it caused delays. If you got the good pop up, you should be fine. I know waiting is hard, I hope you find out soon!

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    I PASSED! My license just activated!

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    I'm a new grad nurse. I've been applying & applying to residencies. I am either getting rejection letters or just silence. I've had one interview and didn't get the job. Meanwhile many in my cohort got jobs, some before we graduated, and are starting to work on the floors.

    It's very disheartening, and I'm feeling like the kid who never gets picked...standing on the sidelines and watching everyone else. I have a lot to offer, I have health care experience prior to nursing school, even. Just not sure what, if anything, I'm doing wrong. Just got another rejection e mail and needed to vent. If it's a residency & you're looki.g for candidates new to the area of practice, how are there other candidates "more closely aligned" to the position than me? I don't understand. Smh.

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    I took NCLEX today. It shut off at after 75 questions. I got the good pop up. Won't be completely relaxed until I see my license activated at the dept of health website.

    Question, though. I see some posters that do the pvt more than once. Has anyone had it change from a good to a bad pop up? That's got me a li'l nervous too, I admit.... LOL


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