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    I love your post. Can you look at my resume if I PM you? I would love your feedback. Hook me up.

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    which version of pass ccrn did you use?

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    thank you so much for this advice. its good to see this combo is still working for everyone, i'm about to do the same thing. congratulations CCRN!

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    Quote from Cocolady
    So much better now, transferred to a more suited unit..so far so good!!
    that was quick! congrats.

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    12/hour not countibg shift diff

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    Raleigh is a great place to live, inside the beltline (ITB), downtown area is the neatest in my opinion, Rex and Wake Med, and Duke Raleigh are the big hospitals on that side of town. Durham and Chapel Hill are also great places to live, and the hospitals are UNC and Duke. If you are interested in apartment life in the Raleigh area I would say an average price for a two bedroom goes from 700-900/month. Homes rent for 800-1200 for a rental for a two or three bedroom house, depending on the area. New grad jobs can be hard to come by if you are only emailing and doing your searching online, folks should never underestimate the old fashioned way of finding a job. Get on the phone and ask to speak with a nurse recruiter. If you can get past whoever is answering the phone you might be on to something. I don't know anything about schools but I have heard that Orange County (Hillsborough, Chapel Hill) have great schools, but if you buy a house, taxes in O.C. are real high, so I've heard. Good luck and you can't go wrong in this area, it's the best and there are a lot of places to work

    REX
    WAKE MED
    WAKE MED CARY
    DUKE RALEIGH
    DURHAM REGIONAL
    DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    CENTRAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL (PSYCH)
    UNC HOSPITAL

    etc
    etc
    etc

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    my advice....what i did, which is kinda bold, but when i knew all my friends were getting interviews i called up there and asked when my interviews were. with new grads everyone basically looks the same on paper, if you call them you might stand out some, and there are definitely some units at unc that are real short handed. i say give them a call, the old fashion way. or if you know the unit you want to work on, find out who the nurse manager is and call thatindividual directly, then you will really stand out. good luck y'all

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    there is only a small window at unc to apply for new grads. call them. *****, a guy named **** will know

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    PatMac10,RN likes this.

    unc is a great school. my gpa was 4.0. i know folks with 3.0 that got in too. they look at the whole package. true that at the big hospitals there are not a lot of jobs in NC at least at duke, wake med, and unc...or should i say it is harder to take your pick. becoming a cna at the hospital you want to work for is a great idea. once you're in the hospital, start networking and you are more likely to get a job, in my opinion.

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    Emerald Isle is my favorite beach....
    Mortimer is my favorite campground in the mountains...if you can find it near Edgemont, NC.

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    Just wanted to give a shout out and let y'all know how excited I am to be a new grad and a future neuro nurse. I have taken a lot of advice from this forum, including utilizing the online neuro resources. I would just like to say I know that neuro is not the world's most famous specialty but I have chosen this opportunity over 3 other very tempting job offers. I was influenced to accept this position because of the inspiration my first clinical instructor was...(she was also a neuro ICU nurse). I am DETERMINED to love my job, keep my head down, and work my tail off! I am studying everyday in preparation for my new job and am so excited to be a nurse!

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    i just posted this to my ED nurse friend's FB.

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    i'm at unc. my husband is applying to watts. it takes longer to meet pre-reqs for unc but sounds like you met them already. program is intense. watts is very supportive, smaller school, about the same cost as UNC from what i've heard. you end up with a bachelors at UNC or a diploma from Watts. Doesn't really matter if you already have a BS though I guess. I think the minimum GPA is higher at UNC.

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    NC is $19-$20

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    Chapis likes this.

    Just thought I'd take a break from studying to laugh a little. I have many associates like you are describing. Unbelievable. I think that some will be good nurses and some won't. Some of the jump in folks are going to be bad nurses too, though...they are just kissing up.

    I work super hard. If I sense my preceptor doesn't like me though, I have no choice but to keep my distance. He or She is the seasoned nurse, I don't know what I can and cannot do or say. My way of being respectful and non-confrontational of course.

    I think that the texting is crazy. I WOULD say something to their instructor. They should be given a little talking to by someone if you are not going to do it. AND, you have a chance to evaluate them...this is what they need. What happens when they get in the real world? I say give them the reality before they get out there. Let them cry a little.

    I have cried on every single rotation, for different reasons. Its a very stressful and emotional time.

    I love nursing so far!
    Wish me luck on my big test!


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