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    Thanks for all the advice everyone!! I'm going to have awesome cheat sheets now!!

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    I've been having the same problem but I think its the ride home that is causing the headache...

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    Hi everyone!! I am a new nurse that just got hired to a med/surg floor. I wanted to make a "cheat sheet" for important information I should always have on hand such as important extensions, some labs, ect... Is there anything that the more seasoned nurses can advise for me to put on my cheat sheet that I may find handy?? Thanks everyone!!

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    Also, as a side note. The day that I wrote this post I went to the career center at school to meet with the nursing career advisor. I wish I had done this before because she e-mails me almost everyday about job openings, nurse recruiters names and e-mails, nursing job fairs, ect... If you have one at school definitely make an appointment and go meet with one. I seriously believe that I would've gotten a job much sooner if I wasn't such a jerk about it.

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    Hello everyone, I just want to thank you all for your support. And I have good news!! Soon after posting this I finally got called for an interview and got a job!!! YAY!!! I was so happy about finally getting a job that I went to take the parkway to get home and went in the wrong direction!! It wasn't till I was 40 miles north of my exit that I realized where I had put myself. Guys, seriously, don't give up. Reading that a week ago would've made me roll my eyes and say "Yeah right... Easy for you to say" But seriously, don't. If I gave up like I wanted to so badly, I never would've sent my resume and never would've gotten this job. And what did I do?? I literally e-mailed the nurse recruiter every week. Sometimes twice a week. For multiple hospitals. Just have faith guys, its a painful journey but the reward is so great.

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    It's been 2 months since I got licensed in NJ and I still can't land a job :'( I've applied everywhere! Nursing homes, hospitals, surgi-centers. Ahhhh!!!!!! Everyone wants someone with experience but no one wants to allow me to gain any experience! And it's not like I have zero expirence. I worked in a hospital for a year as a pct and did two interships in another hospital. I also have great recommendations. It just seems like I don't know the right people. Everyone keeps telling me it's all about marketing and talking to people at the hospitals but all I get when I talk to people that I know at the hospitals they just say put me down as a reference. I can't be mad at them for that either. What do I expect?? For them to march my resume to their bff in HR??? It's just so disheartening because I really love nursing and I know this is what I was meant to do with my life and his crappy job market is preventing me from doing it. I'm so sad and disheartened and really needed to vent. I apologize for being a killjoy but if I said this to my husband one more time he might invest in permenant ear plugs.

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    I don't think soo.... Try calling though. The person I talked to took down my name and told me to call in 3 days and she promised to have it for me. So you can try that... As long as you have all your info in and your fingerprinting they should be able to do the same for you.

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    Wow!! Good for you guys having jobs already!! I'm still job hunting I was just going to say it took 3 weeks for me to finally get my license. When I called the BON, they said that they have a staffing shortage and computer issues and thats why it was taking them so long to get everything done this summer.

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    Were you able to get your license number over the phone??? It will be 2.5 weeks for me on Monday, I plan on calling the BON then. Hopefully they will have a number for me.

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    I have a BS in biology and a BSN. I worked at a hospital about an hr from me as a PCT on a med surg floor but I was really hoping to find something closer. And I also did two externships on a peds floor but sadly that hospital isn't hiring for peds anymore

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    I also did two externships in Peds but the hospital I did the externship in sadly isn't hiring anymore

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    I worked as a PCT in a hospital about 45mins to an hour away from me so I was hoping to work some place closer. (hence another hospital) But I worked for about one year as a PCT med surg

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    Hi everyone!! I just passed the NCLEX and now I'm just waiting for my license number. Does anybody have any suggestions on making myself more marketable for the hospitals in NJ??? I live in Monmouth county so would prefer a hospital not too far from me. ANY ADVICE IS WELCOMED!!! Thanks so much!!!

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    Hi everyone!! I just passed the NCLEX and now I'm just waiting for my license number. Does anybody have any suggestions on making myself more marketable for the hospitals in NJ??? I live in Monmouth county so would prefer a hospital not too far from me. ANY ADVICE IS WELCOMED!!! Thanks so much!!!

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    I've been looking too... There is so much crap online it's hard to sift through and find what your looking for.


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