Latest Comments by RunnerRN2015

Latest Comments by RunnerRN2015

RunnerRN2015, ASN 14,125 Views

Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'. RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse. Posts: 811 (36% Liked) Likes: 745

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    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.

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    Quote from Daking0825
    I understand that, but don't nursing students typically start applying (and are then subsequently hired) shortly before their last semester ends?
    I graduated in Dec 2014. We started the interview process with HR (my school is affiliated with a large healthcare system) early on in our last semester. A large majority of my class had jobs lined up by early-mid November. I passed NCLEX in Jan 2015 and started on my unit the next month.

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    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.

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    Quote from johsonmichelle
    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.
    My ADN program was 2 years, start to finish -- no pre-reqs needed other than high school requirements. I had a couple of "fresh-out-of-high-school" classmates who graduated high school in June 2012, took a couple of classes in the fall of 2012, started the program with me in Jan 2013, and graduated Dec 2014. Very doable!

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    Quote from Anerelism347
    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.
    Patient representative (registering patients in the ED, taking their insurance information, etc), dietary aide, patient transport, unit secretary, environmental services.

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    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!

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    Nurse Jola and BeenThere2012 like this.

    Quote from 159Nursesrule
    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 .
    Our L&D nurses ARE the OR nurses! If a patient needs a c-section, their L&D nurse goes to the OR with them, along with a surg tech. There'e never a time when the OR sends nurses to help with c-sections.

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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Y'all is not a word, or even a proper contraction.
    Y'all is a proper pronoun here in the south.

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    Bubbly26 and LadyFree28 like this.

    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

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    oldpsychnurse and LadyFree28 like this.

    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.

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    GM2RN and emmy27 like this.

    Quote from Graduatenurse14
    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.
    We never turned anybody away but they may wait 6-8 hours to be seen unless they had a true emergency.

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    Quote from KelRN215
    You will not be able to finish your ADN in 2 years right out of high school. The program is 2 years after you are admitted but there are many pre-reqs you must complete first. At your age, you are much better off going for a traditional pre-licensure BSN program.
    Not necessarily true. At my school, you CAN complete the entire program in 2 years, no pre-reqs required. It's not easy and most people choose not to do it that way (and most have previous college classes that transfer), but it's possible.

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    NurseBre94 likes this.

    Quote from tacticool
    I agree with you. NCLEX wasn't that hard, in my opinion. I did some review after graduating, but stopped a couple of weeks before the exam. I'm a firm believer in paying attention in school and passing those tests. We used ATI and I believe that was key.
    We used ATI throughout school. It's a great program!

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    AvaRose, Cydiaz, NurseBre94, and 2 others like this.

    Sorry you didn't pass. As an FYI, not everybody needs to study for NCLEX. I didn't and I passed in 75 questions a couple of weeks after graduation. I did 75-100 practice questions a day for about a week and a half but that was it.

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    Aspiring_RN_ and SororAKS like this.

    I graduated from Carolinas College of Health Sciences with my ADN in 2014. CHS always hires our grads! In fact, with the most recent class, ALL grads were hired by CHS! When HR ranks new grads, CCHS is at the top of the list. I've also worked at Novant and the majority of my co-workers were also ADN RNs. At CHS, while most classmates were hired into their New Grad program and nurse residencies, some were hired directly by their units. Choosing the right school makes a difference!