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    Hi, Sins...it's really annoying that they don't see the value of a prior bachelor's degree PLUS an associate's in nursing PLUS years of professional work experience! I could have very easily taken a much shorter, less work intensive second-degree bachelor's program, but I purposely took the longer associate's route so I would get a full 2 years in an RN program! Funny thing is that I have graduate schools who will accept me straight into their master's (nurse practitioner) programs with my BS and AAS, but I can't get a freaking job to help pay for it!!

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    Wow...I'm sorry. That's just downright crappy. I'm speechless and in disbelief that (A) your fabulous clinical experience, references and interviews weren't enough and (B) they didn't bother to notice you didn't have your BSN yet before they put you through all of that!

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    I think you need to call the New York State Board of Nursing to request reciprocity, apply for the NYS license--and pay a fee, of course. This is assuming that NY and PA have reciprocity--not sure, but I would hope so. You wouldn't actually transfer your license--you'd be licensed in both states. Hope this helps! Good luck.

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    New York Presbyterian's site says they'll consider new grads at Payne Whitney Westchester...does anyone know if this is the case? I'm trying to figure out if I can get my big old foot in the door there. Any help/suggestions are appreciated.

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    I know this chat was a few days ago, but hopefully you LPNs out there will see this. I was just job hunting and on Health Quest's site (Putnam, Vassar, Northern Dutchess, etc), and they have numerous job openings for LPNs right now. Since I'm an RN, I didn't look too closely, but I believe many were in their urgent care facility. I don't think LPNs are going to disappear any time soon--at all.

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    I'm laughing out loud here, because you're probably completely right. I worked with one nurse during a rotation at a major area hospital--she had "decades of experience" yet was completely mentally unstable, and others at various institutions who refused to wear gloves or follow isolation precautions, and many who couldn't write a coherent sentence, communicate with patients or make any intellectual connection between a patient's diagnoses, symptoms, MD orders and their own actions. I've been saying since I started nursing school that these programs should incorporate even the most basic components of business and management-aside from simple delegation. You wind up churning out task-oriented nurses who may not understand their pivotal role in the growth of a business. I realize HR thinks they're avoiding this problem by hiring BSNs instead of ADNs, but you can't discard hundreds of applications from nurses who may have multiple degrees and decades of successful professional experience simply because their nursing degree says "Associates" and think you're getting the best nurses available. I think they might believe they're getting more "moldable" nurses who they can turn into mini-me's-which as we've already discussed, may NOT be ideal for the patients or the hospital.

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    So, you only got one response to your multiple applications? That's annoying. Makes me wonder if the applications even get past their HR gatekeeper to the nurse managers, who know best what their needs are, obviously. I don't know if it's the ADN/BSN thing or not, because I have a Bachelor's in another field, many years of executive work experience and just earned my ADN for a career change. I would certainly hope that they would recognize the added value of a seasoned professional!

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    Hi, all. Anyone out there familiar with New York Presbyterian's application process? I'm a new grad and applied to about 13 open positions at basically all of their sites in various departments a couple of days ago. I applied through their site separately for each position. I got one response back so far, from Catherine Roberts (HR? Nursing Manager? Recruiter?), saying they reviewed my resume, haven't chosen me to interview at this time, yadda yadda yadda. Just wondering if you know whether that is a blanket response to ALL of my applications at once, or if this is one response to ONE application, and I may still be in the running for other positions I applied to. If you know who Catherine Roberts is, it might help clarify it. Thanks so much!!!



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