RunnerRN2015, ASN 14,712 Views
Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'.
RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse.
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My hospital hires at least 10-12 new grads for the OR twice a year. They get put through Peri Op 101 and have a very extensive orientation. I'm surprised you can't find hospitals that hire new grads.
RunnerRN2015, I have been reading your posts about CCHS and it has helped. I wanted to know, are all the Pre-Nursing classes during the day and how long are the semesters. I feel exactly like futurenurse/vettech. I have my CNA as well as Eng, Psy, and Soc classes. Is there anything that can be done as far as waiting or speeding up getting into the nursing program? I must admit, I am inpatient and I don't want to have to sit out/wait during the third semester since I have taking all the necessary classes.
I was waitlisted for FAll 2016 and ultimately did not get accepted, so I applied for Summer 2017 Pre-Nursing. Now I am patiently waiting to see if I get in!
After a week delay I finally found out I was accepted into the pre-nursing program. I have a few questions for you if you do not mind me asking:
1.) How much trouble did you have finding a job after graduation? I am leaving a BSN program to do a ASN program and wondering if this will make a difference. I still plan on doing a RN to BSN program but I have no idea if having an ASN vs. a BSN will make an impact when finding a job as there are a lot of varying opinions on the subject.
2.) Is it possible to do the pre-nursing classes in 2 semesters and then start nursing school in the 3rd semester? I know most students take the 3rd semester to take their CNA/other classes but I already have my CNA and have taken all of the english, soc, psych etc. classes. I just want to start nursing classes as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for all of your help!
In my 2 previous units, we did have some weekenders who only worked weekends. That being said, we had weekend requirements, depending on whether you worked days or nights. One unit required 6 weekend shifts every 6 weeks for night shifters - you could work Fri/Sat/Sun nights 2 times in a 6 week period, you could work every Fri or Sat or Sun night, or any combo of weekend nights as long as you worked 6 weekend shifts every 6 weeks. For another unit, you had to work at least 2 Mondays (days or nights) and 3 weekend shifts (days were Sat or Sun, nights were Fri or Sat or Sun).
At my school, they did random ones all the time. You could be called out of class or out of clinical for it. It was purely luck of the draw who got called in. You only had a couple of hours to report to Employee Health to do it.
I understand that, but don't nursing students typically start applying (and are then subsequently hired) shortly before their last semester ends?
In school, out of 65 people in my class, there were 8-10 guys. Only 1 was gay...but we also had 2 lesbians, so not sure how that fits into your equation. Do they cancel each other out?
On my old unit, there were at least 15-18 male RNs -- and only 1 or 2 are gay. On the flip side there were a couple of lesbians there as well.
exactly his post sounds fishy, a fresh high school graduate ( unless they started taking pre requisite in high school) will take atleast 1 -2 years of courses for pre requisite full time and then another 2 years to complete the rn program whether it be adn or bsn. Thats just the minimum, it make longer based on the amount of courses required for the program and if you are waitlisted.
I'm 18 years old and I'm currently a volunteer at a hospital. I'm interested in majoring in nursing. What other jobs besides becoming a CNA can I get within the healthcare field at my young age? I have no experience.
I graduated from CCHS in 2014 so my experiences are still fairly current. Yes, the acceptance rate is low. That's because they get hundreds and hundreds of applications but only start 60-70 students in NUR 101 twice a year, and that's including those who earned guaranteed admission by doing their pre-nursing program. (I did their pre-nursing program, earned a 4.0 and guaranteed admission to the nursing program.) There may only be 30 spots open for direct nursing admission if there is a large number of pre-nursing students who earned a spot. There's a reason why it's difficult to gain admission -- the school is small, the program is extremely rigorous, and graduates are highly sought after, even before they graduate. It's affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System, which is a HUGE bonus. We get the best clinical hours and the best clinical sites. Class size is small, clinical groups are no more than 8 per instructor, and every single faculty and staff member are there to make sure you succeed. When it comes time to find a job, we have our own HR rep and our students are always placed before any other school, including the BSN programs in the area.
PM me or post here if you have more questions!
Stick with the contract. The position you currently hold will be beneficial for L & D, there are a lot of emergency C-Sections that occur in L & D and if the OR Nurses can't get there in time L & D Nurses at times have to scrub in. Any skills acquired can only benefit your future a year will be completed before you know it. And $15.00 and hour .
Y'all is not a word, or even a proper contraction.
Until you have a firm job offer somewhere else, an RN job there is better than no RN job. The only way she can make you commit to 2+ years is if you sign a contract that states you "owe" them a certain amount of time. Don't sign anything. LOL
Sounds like she's interested in interviewing you for a position. It never hurts to go on an interview so I'd call her back and tell her you'd be interested in interviewing for a position. You can get a tour of the facility and ask more about the position and see if it's something you'd like.
I'm not an ER nurse but work in a urban Level I Trauma, Academic hospital with a union.
I don't think the nurses have ratios in the ER and didn't realize that they could since they can't turn anyone away.
How does that work?? I am very curious. If it works in some hospitals maybe it could work here.
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