popmode77, ASN 4,356 Views
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Hi tattedRN, have you thought about contacting the BON either by phone or going in person for answers? They would be the ones to give you accurate answers. Good luck!
They aren't allowed (must be covered if possible) but it isn't enforced. I'd rather wear short sleeves than pass along infections from patient to patient with long sleeved shirts.
Oh, NOW you're just going too far! Who says I can't be a GREAT nurse while wearing see-through, skin-tight clothing...AND false eyelashes? I think you need to get with the times, LOL...
Although the majority of what you said was on the side of 'they are no big deal, they're even terrific'....the comments of yours I bolded and emphasized is really what's telling, and is the ENTIRE crux of the debate.
When it boils down to it, the reason you feel more professional with your arm tattoos covered is because NOT displaying visible tattoos IS more professional. Appearance, and what it conveys.
That's the entire point, and it seems when push comes to shove....you agree.
I'm covered in tattoos, I definitely don't feel they are tacky in any way whatsoever. I actually have spent thousands on my ink as I did my research and found a really great artist who actually put a lot of thought and detail into my pieces. My work doesn't care about tattoos showing.. I have never heard any older person complain about them either. Everyone walks around with them exposed. Now, with all that being said, I still wear long sleeves to work regardless. I feel much more professional with them covered and honestly I'd rather not have my tattoos be the focus of anything work related. I'm not there to converse about them or talk about their meanings or let them be a distraction for any reason... I'm there to work. Not only that, but I'd rather wear long sleeves and have that little extra barrier between body fluids and my skin.
The community colleges in Phoenix offer classes like this, not sure where in Arizona you are but check out the other county community colleges, like pima.
I know the VA always has postings for LPNs on their site.. might be worth checking out!
Didn't they JUST hire and start training 20+ new grad nurses? I thought they hired to staff both facilities. What happens to all of those nurses with one of the two hospitals shutting its doors? Hopefully this all turns out well for everyone involved!
Mesa nights, my first pick what about you?? Also, what day was your interview? I'm trying to see if any of the girls from my group got in!!
Congrats! I am so excited! We'll be together that first week in the classroom!
I was offered a spot yesterday.. Filling out all my paperwork tomorrow morning! I'm excited to start! Has anyone else heard back??
How did your interviews go? Did you end up flying out here or just taking a phone interview?
Me too... Nothing yet lol... "under consideration"
I had a phone interview yesterday and am in the process of setting up a peer interview for next week. My problem is I live on the east coast right now and flights are wayyy too expensive for me to get out there before the start date (second week in February they told me). I also have no idea where I would live, etc so it's all a bit exciting/scary at the same time! They didn't mention what pay would be though, which is a factor for me because moving would cost a lot and my student loans are really high.
I received a call to schedule an interview on Wednesday! Stay glued to the phone, they are making calls this week! From what the person on the phone said, they needed to make final decisions by January 23, so the process will move fast. My interview is tomorrow!
Does anyone know anything about this program? When is the start date? What units are hiring? What is normal pay? (From what I gathered, $24-25 was standard New Grad Pay for this area)
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