Latest Comments by DSkelton711

Latest Comments by DSkelton711

DSkelton711 3,693 Views

Joined May 4, '11. Posts: 313 (46% Liked) Likes: 417

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    If your school is not accredited, can you even sit for the licensing exam?

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    cmurra6745 likes this.

    Congratulations on going to school! You have a tough job now that is often under-appreciated and certainly underpaid. The experience should help you in school and eventually employment, though! Good Luck to you!!

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    If your children are ADHD, ASD, or other then they may be eligible for social security benefit or other. As women we are strong and committed to keeping our families together. Check with the daycare to find out if you can get a discount for volunteering. Look into every program--help with rent, help with utilities, anything to help with expenses. I have sold many items to help get money towards food--can you have a sale or get rid of some jewelry? Don't give up is the main thing. I wish you for you better days and strength to make it through and hope something turns up soon!

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    MBARNBSN and SE_BSN_RN like this.

    Sounds like the new graduates are jealous. If I'd had a choice many years ago, I would've taken the residency because the longer you can be trained and oriented in something, the better prepared you'll be for the future.

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    You will need to fill out a FAFSA, which you can google and then go to the site. Also, the school you are going to attend should have a financial aid office--call them for help.

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    We had a "burn box" where the empties were placed and then taken to incinerator once a week at least.

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    Thanks! Hadn't thought of that!

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    sallyrnrrt likes this.

    Ooops, I think you may have posted in the wrong heading! But I will answer Q#1: Apply away now, as for some new grads it is taking awhile to land that first job. Good Luck!!

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    Esme12, lindarn, SE_BSN_RN, and 2 others like this.

    Many schools are touting the "nursing shortage" and "nurses are in high demand" in order to get students, and their money. Because of the economy, many are putting off retirement, cannot afford retirement with the high cost of living. Also, with Healthcare going through so many changes many places are not hiring because they are not sure how the ACA will impact the bottom line. You must keep trying as you really haven't been out there that long. Look outside the box of hospitals as well. I think getting your RN to BSN is a smart move. Good luck!

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    Thanks. I am unfortunately, without med-surg experience. My last 2 jobs were doing nurse manager at Assisted Living and Specialty Care (Dementia unit). Before that, office nurse for pediatrics. I haven't worked in a hospital since 1994!!! I am keeping my ears open and putting out the word that I am looking for something very part-time or PRN. Would like to do fulltime but think I could handle that unless it was telephone work. I am hoping that something will be at right time, right place. Thanks!

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    Thanks! I'm going to check this out!

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    Thank you all for your responses it really has given me some ideas!!

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    VivaLasViejas likes this.

    Viva--that's sounds like something I could do. I don't know of any facility in my area that does that though. I will have to ask around. Thanks for the input.

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    Thank you for your reply!! I know that it will be extremely difficult, but I'm not good at thinking out of the box!! Maybe I can tutor nursing students!!

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    Hi, I am 53 years old and currently on disability due to back injuries, DDD, sciatica and some other stuff I can't remember. I went back to work for nearly 2 years, but I ended up having to go back on disability. My husband does not make a great wage, and my benefit is not very high. I need to try to work about 8-10 hours per week in a position that does not include lifting, prolonged standing or walking lengthy halls. I also have radiculopathy down both arms and have great pain in shoulders, arms and hands which can include a tremor at times. I've only done nursing my whole life, but have never done med-surg and haven't worked in a hospital since 1994. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what I could possibly do, if anybody would even have me. Is anybody in same situation or does anyone have ideas for extreme part-time work (doesn't have to be in nursing or medical). Need some ideas!! Sorry for being so long and I appreciate any ideas. Thank you!!


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