Latest Comments by KatieBug713

Latest Comments by KatieBug713

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    Hello! I'm an RN and work on an oncology unit. I have been there for 1 year now (almost), in March. I am going to apply for a position at the current hospital that I work at (so I will be transferring) in Day Surgery. I need to update my resume, but I want it to be top notch so that I will have better chances of landing an interview! If anyone is good at resumes and would not mind helping me out that would be great! If you could PM me so that I could send it to you, and get some criticism or things I should change on it. I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!

    Katie

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    Yes you interpreted it correct. Thank you for your help! She told me to think about it and call her, but I have more things lined up so I think I'm going to call her and let her know that I have more to go on so I would like to explore my options before making a sound decision.

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    Ok, I went for an interview last week to a hospital job and she did not say 'you have the job' she said 'go think about it and then give me a call' so I took that as if I wanted the position she would more than likely offer it to me. I went to an employment agency the beginning of this week and she said she thought I had a good chance of landing something with them. I would rather get something through the employement agency because she is going to try to place me in an area that is a better for me vs. hospital. The hospital is really not my cup of tea. So now I am stuck..I do need a job so I hate to turn down the hospital one if the employment agency thing falls through. I need to call the hospital one back today but I am not sure what to say or tell her. I was thinking something like,

    "thank you again for taking the time out to interview me. I was going to touch base with you and let you know that I have some interviews set up this and next week and I feel I should explore my options before making a sound decision."

    What do you all think??
    Any help is much appreciated!
    Thanks all!!

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    Hello! I graduated from a university December 2011 and started right off as a graduate nurse in ICU; took my boards in Feb, passed, and became an RN. I learned that the ICU was just not the place for me. There were also lot of management and safety issues that I did not agree with. After about a month of thinking I decided to leave, I did put in a 2wk notice. I decided to take some time and think about what would suit me. I have been off now for a while and looking for jobs although job market here is few and far between and tough! It is all about who you know! Luckily my best friend is a nurse and she was able to help me get an interview with her manager. It is at the same hosiptal I was at before but different unit, not ICU, and different manager. I know that she will ask me my reasons for leaving. I want to be honest and up front with her, but I don't want my honesty to sound like I can't handle a nursing job. ICU was just not a good fit for me. And I didn't like that they made us take on 3 ICU patients right out of orientation and we only trained with 2. Is it wrong to say that I decided to take time away to examine things and think about where would be a good fit for me? I really need to land this job and I believe it would be a good learning experience. It is on an oncology/med-surg unit if you all are wondering. Any help is really appreciated! Thanks to all!

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    Ok thanks a bunch!

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    Hi all, I may have a chance to do an OR internship, from most people I have spoke with say they love working in the OR. I just always doubt myself on what I can achieve. I was wanting opinions on it, your pros/cons about being an OR nurse. Was it extremely hard going through the orientation and learning everything? When did you start to feel comfortable? Thanks

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    Yes that is what I'm talking about, the one I followed was in the GI center. But there they call themselves "sedation nurses".

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    Yes I am in the US, Texas. And no I'm not talking about a CRNA. Thanks for the response though. We have sedation nurses here I followed one in clinicals however I don't remember how she got to that position.

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    I'm interested in becoming a sedation nurse and was wondering maybe from some experienced ones what it took to get you there. Facilities around here I think will train you but I'm pretty sure you have to have a certain amount of nursing experience in general before they will hire you on. How long did you have to work as a nurse before being able to become a sedation nurse? Did you have to work a specific area? Thanks for any and all replies!
    Katie

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    I had a friend leave during her training, she spoke with her manager and told her it was just not for her (explained her reasons) main one was the 12 hr shift. I believe she offered to stay two weeks longer if they needed but they let her go the next day. There was no sense in them keeping her on still in training because that was no benefit to them and was just costing them extra money. Hope this helps

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    Thanks a lot! That helps!

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    Well reasons I'm interested in or don't really sound good for an application, like I used to wk in surgery for a vet and loved it. Every time I did clinicals in or I loved it, I like the environment, the way everyones just chill and works together. The schedule is wonderful, you get to see interesting stuff. But I don't know how any of that would sound appropriate for an application.

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    Thank you all for your responses! I'm keeping a positive mind about finding an OR position, fingers crossed and praying! I pray that you all get your desired OR positions as well! God Bless!

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    I'm applying for an operating room nurse internship position and one of the sections on the application says "explain three reasons why you are applying for this position. Also, state what you expect to gain from the program."

    I'm not really sure what I should put on this section. I am a new nurse and this is the first time I have seen a section like this on an application. I would appreciate any and all input! Thanks all!

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    @tunikyrn
    That's so wonderful I'm glad you got the position, thank you for the uplifting thoughts! I just applied to another resident or position today so crossing fingers! May I ask, was it at the same facility you got the or position at that you worked at previously or was it different? I have 5mo ICU experience but after deep thought I chose to leave that facility as it had many problems and I didn't see it as safe care for the patients!

    Thanks everyone for your responses


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