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    I read your story and I feel really bad for you. That hospital must be terrible. What about travelling nursing? they paid great, pay all your expenses and you could save money to pay for your house and son. It is a sacrifice, but due to the circumstances is worth the try.
    Good luck!!

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    Hi, can you tell us what type of questions they asked you in the interview for ER at Parkland? A friend of mine has his interview in ER in another hospital and I would like to have some idea so I can tell him. Thanks! and good luck!

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    Congratulations! I truly hope you get the position! My ER interview is already next week!
    Did you go to the interview? If so, how was it?

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    What do you mean that some hospitals are pretty rough? can you tell which ones? Thanks!!

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    Thank you very much for your reply, you are right when you mention about to improve therapeutic communication since that it is what I am trying to do everyday since I work in the hospital, and at the same time I am looking for a med/surg job in a different hospital.

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    I applied to the Northwest Texas hospital in Amarillo and they called me to set an interview but I don't have much information about the hospital. I would appreciated if somebody that works or have worked in that hospital could give me some advice or information about the hospital. I would love to know how much is the start pay for a new graduate and how is the support system for nurses. Thank you!!!

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    Somebody knows how are the benefits and the start pay for a new graduate?

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    Sorry to hear you did not pass, I know the Nclex is a test that you can't explain. I passed the first time with 75 questions. I did not work while preparing for the Nclex and I just focused on that. I did watch the Hurst review and I printed the book that comes with it, I think that it was great to remember stuff from nursing school that I did not remember and I did watch the videos twice. Also, I did use the Lacharity book that has a lot of priority and delegation questions and I think that it helped me with the delegation and priority questions from Nclex. My test was mainly focused on priority questions like what patient would you see first, but you need to know as well the medical stuff to made the decision. I also used the Cram book with the questions that comes with 5 tests with 250 questions each, I found the first test easy but the other ones were not and the good thing is that the questions make you think and open your mind. I have some friends that paid for Kaplan and few of them passed others not. The people that passed some of them told me that was because of Kaplan, others told me that it was a waste of money and they were passed without Kaplan. Personally I think that is an individual decision and if you have the extra money to pay for that I would pay for the questions bank only. I also paid for 3 weeks online NCSBN http://learningext.com that was $50 and the questions they have I think were harder than Nclex, but I thought that 3 weeks was not enough since this program has too much stuff like content and questions, so at the end I focus in the questions mainly. At the beginning I did not know what to do to prepare for Nclex, I have the Saunders and I did the calendar, but I was not able to follow and I got tired and bored and the questions in Saunders are much easier than the other stuff I used. Finally, I think that you need to know the content first and then start doing tons of difficult questions, so when you take Nclex again it will be so easy, I just wish you the best and good luck!!!!

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    Can you send me the email too? Thanks!

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    Hi Kia, I checked the website but it shows that the position is PRN or On Call and do not pay benefits. Can you tell me if this is true?

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    Thank you very much for your answers, I guess I will stay there for a while until I can get a job in other hospital, but I think that as a new experience is great since in other hospitals I will not have the opportunity to see too many psych cases.

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    I am a new grad that wanted to go to a med/surg area, but found a job in a psych hospital instead. I do not really liked it, but I am taking it as a new experience and I am keeping my mind open to learn something new. I am still trying to find a job in a med/surg area in another hospital but it is so difficult for a new grad to find a job without any experience. My question is if having experience in a psych hospital would it be considered experience to get a job in a regular hospital? thanks!!

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    I would love to go because I love the show and that day is my birthday so it would be a wonderful gift for me. The only problem is that I would have to go alone and I don't have a group. I would like to know if somebody is having a group where I can fit in.

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    Thank you so much to all for your reply. I have a better idea now about what ICU is and of course I know that just being out of school as a new nurse is not much what we can do without the proper training. I am much confident now after reading all the postings that I really want to be an ICU nurse. Thanks to everybody for the postings.

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    Thank you so much for your feedback, I think that this specialty is a wonderful way to show that nurses are there to support people in their most difficult times, and I definitely I will go for ICU.


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