Latest Comments by HappyGirl2011

Latest Comments by HappyGirl2011

HappyGirl2011 (1,777 Views)

Joined Oct 24, '09. Posts: 23 (4% Liked) Likes: 5

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    Just checked today and my application still says submitted. I can't seem to find a HPSA score for my facility, although it is a disproportionate share hospital. Not feeling too optimistic today...

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    I'm taking NCLEX on June 15th! I am excited and scared! I'm doing the online Hurst review and questions from Saunders and LaCharity. I can't wait for this test to be over!

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    I recently moved back to my hometown of Reno after being in Oklahoma for the past 3 years. I moved there with my husband while he went to law school and I went to nursing school. Well, we are back now and I have not had a single callback on any job I have applied for. I have a BSN and am hoping to take boards ASAP (the BON is still waiting on my school to send my transcripts). I have been applying to hospitals out here since January.

    Do any of you work on a unit that is looking to hire a new grad?? I would love to send my resume and cover letter! My biggest interest is critical care (did my 100 hour leadership rotation in ER), but I am open to anything besides psych (only because I want to gain experience with IVs and meds and procedures).

    I am willing to drive far for work and have applied to hospitals in Fernley, Fallon, and even Elko. I have worked in a hospital as a Student Nurse Tech for the past year and am a hard worker! Please let me know if you have heard of any potential openings!
    Thanks!

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    Which rural hospitals are you referring to? I have also applied to the hospital in Fallon. There are not many rural hospitals near Reno- Fallon, Fernley... Elko is 4 hours away but would be willing to move there for a job since that is my husband's hometown.

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    Thanks for the reply. It's hard to be picky right now about where I will work since St. Mary's doesn't seem to hire many new grads. I have applied to Carson Tahoe, the VA and the hospital in Fernley, but can't think of any other options.

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    I am a student nurse tech there and I absolutely LOVE it there! Most of the nurses are really nice and helpful. The veterans are wonderful and make everything worth it! It is a really special thing to serve those who have sacrificed and served our country!

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    Thank you for your reply. I was originally moving to Utah because my husband was going to take a particular job there. That seems to not be working out so well, so he is applying for jobs in Nevada where we are from, as well. Also, since my post I spent some time in the ER for school and fell in love and have switched my leadership position from ICU to ER.
    I believe what you are saying about the lack of jobs in Utah! There seems to be no room for one more new attorney or new nurse as my husband and I are finding out. He has applied for the bar exam in both states and I have applied for licensure in both states and we are both playing the waiting game and seeing where we find jobs. Hopefully we find something before we have to make the final decision on which state tests to take! Again, thanks for your reply!

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    I am currently in my senior year of nursing school in a different state. However, I lived in Reno my whole life up until the past 3 years (went to Wooster HS, UNR, etc). Now that my hubby and I will both be done with school in May we are thinking of possibly moving back to Reno (it's between Reno and Salt Lake). I am doing my leadership hours in an emergency room and really want to get a job in an ER. Does Renown hire new grads in the ER? If so, does anyone know what the orientation/training is like? Do the nurses work well together in that unit? It's hard to get a feel for a certain unit or even hospital since I didn't do my clinicals there. Any help or info is appreciated!


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