mekajay 686 Views
Joined: Apr 3, '03;
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Thanks for the encouragement. Good luck to those who are graduating soon. I have accepted the position with the VNA And am looking forward to orientation. will post agian and let you know how it is working out.
I graduated in Dec. and and passed the NCLEX in Feb. I used an online review, I think it was thru VUE and I also used Saunders and Mosby's review for the computor. I think that they were a big help. The Vue review was for three weeks and it was pretty intensive. Good Luck to you.
I am a recent graduate myself and have just interviewed with the HHA of our area. I have worked in homecare as a cna since 1993 and love having the time to give quality one on one care . The HHA are offering 6-8 wks mandatory orientation with more as needed and a nurse mentor that will meet with me regularly for the first year. I am 36 yo and have a daughter that is leaving for college in the fall. After going through nursing school and putting up with teachers from the land below hell, then the dreaded NCLEX, I am not sure that I want to deal with bad shifts, too many patients, and senior nurses that treat new grads like crap. I became a nurse because I want to work in Hospice care. The VNA offers me that opportunity after I have been with them and have more experiance. OK , since I am new here, I also want to thank all of you who are HHA nurses and post here. I have learned alot from reading your posts and am looking forward to adding things that I learn that may help one of you. Thanks
I graduated ADN Dec. 2002, passed the dreaded NCLEX begining of March and have recently started looking for a job. I am 36 yo and have been a CNA for thirteen years. Since I graduated, I have looked at a lot of nursing BB's and realized that the world of nursing is huge and that I can work in what ever field that I choose. I have also noted that every new nurse starts out in a hospital and to be honest they don't make it sound attractive. At my age I don't feel young and am not about to let another nurse eat me alive. I have been in Home care for the last five years and absolutly love it. I have been offered a position with the VNA. They offer 6-8 wks of orientation with more as needed. I'ts better hours with better pay and I get to spend some one on one quality time with my pt's. So why do I feel guilty about not going and putting in my " time" at a hospital? I am curious to hear what other new grads think. Also want to say Congrats to all of us who made it through the hell that is nursing school and then passing NCLEX. WE did it!!!!!
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