confusedstudent_88 3,060 Views
Joined Jun 11, '11 - from 'California'.
Posts: 64 (5% Liked)
I felt the same way when I started!!!! You may find another field you enjoy more or while working you have a healthy respect for other floors but still strive to get to where you want to be
Kaiser permanente! And my friend just started at UCLA she makes about $45 and she just graduated it's her first job.
Actually nurses in southern california make $50 an hour starting and the cost of living is not as bad as san fran. I am a cali native. :-) But traffic and the cost of gas is ridiculous.
I crossfit!!! Here in Nebraska at fit farm! And ive done Crossfit for about a year now! It really helps with being in the hospital. I started in California and I moved here for nursing school. When I can't go ill go to Crossfit.com and use one of those workouts!
Also be sure to do core exercises!!! You can't have. Strong back and weak core. You need a solid middle trunk! Lol
No, NURSING certifications require one to be a nurse working in that specialty area for a period of (usually) 18-24 months. You cannot take nursing certifications as a student because they are certifications for nurses. You CAN take BLS (obviously, probably required for your program) and I'm not sure about ACLS and PALS... those are not nursing specific certifications but I've never heard of students being allowed to take those tests. My only certifications are PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) and BLS. I could take the CPN or the CPON exams but don't really see the point.
Thank you all soo much for responding. Where can I take these courses? Is it something my school will offer me or through an agency after graduation?
I work ER and am studying for my CEN (certified emergency nurse)I maintain ACLS, BLS, ENPC, PALS and TNCC
Nope just a general question. Thanks for the input morganalafey!
I was wondering what are some of the certifications you all hold as established nurses? Please if you put an acronym can you expand on it and tell me which area you work in?
Thanks so much!
Those are great words! Thank you. I just started nursing school. And have to remember to just put one foot in front of the other
Hi I'm not sure if this was answered. But I was wondering about the physical portion of ODS. When you do your push ups is it on your knees or feet? Female just wondering for training purposes! Thanks!
Best of luck honey!
Omg yes that is wayy too much!!!
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