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    Thanks for all of your help, getting a lot of research done as well!
    More questions, what is the average rate of pay in northern Va?
    What are the ER nurse-patient ratios?
    Thanks again.
    :bowingpur

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    Not sure on which part of Manassas, have yet to get a place, still in the works.
    I will check the INOVA site. Thanks!
    Any other tips, anyone??

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    I am a RN/BSN soon to be moving to the Manassas area. I am currently working on my 2nd year at a small 11 bed orth/neuro-trauma ER. I am interesting in moving up to a bigger hospital, possibly even a teaching hospital. I want to stay in the ER and am looking for some insider info.
    What are the good local hospitals?
    Which are good to nursing staff?
    Good overall, reputation, ER, organization, pay, technology..etc.? Which should I avoid?
    I would appreciate any feedback you could provide to assist me in my upcoming job search.
    Thanks!

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    I am a RN/BSN soon to be moving to the Denver area. I am currently working on my 2nd year at a small 11 bed orth/neuro-trauma ER. I am interesting in moving up to a bigger hospital, possibly even a teaching hospital. I want to stay in the ER and am looking for some insider info.
    What are the good local hospitals?
    Which are good to nursing staff?
    Good overall, reputation, ER, organization, technology..etc.?
    I would appreciate any feedback you could provide to assist me in my upcoming job search.

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    I am interested in working abroad, primarily Germany or Western Europe as a civilian BSN-RN. I know civilians can work at US military hospitals and am interested in the prospect. I want to live and work as an RN abroad, but am not fluent in any languages ( a bit of Spanish and Czech). Does anyone have any information/advice in regards to this before I go speak with a recruiter? I would appreciate any information about the process and/or experiences. Thank you.

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    Thanks Suzanne4, very helpful info. I'll get over to the Military forum. Thanks again.

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    I too am interested in working abroad, specifically Western Europe (husband really wants Germany). I have some competancy in Spanish and the Czech language. I have my BSN and am not having much luck searching on-line, most is for UK nurses. Any info about the military as civilian route? If anyone has any links/info regarding good agencies or employment I would appreciate it, anything helps! Thanks.

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    Is nursing everything that you thought it would be? A simple yes or no will do.

    -Yes, I really do enjoy nursing, though I am not where I wanted to initially be. Soon........

    How much time, percentage wise, do you actually spend with patients, and how much time do you spend doing paper work?

    -Being that I am in a slower unit (Ambulatory/Observation) I get to spend a lot of time w/ my pt.s, though there is a good amt. of paperwork, likely 30/70.

    What unit do you work on?

    -see above

    In your opinion, which unit or specialty allows for the MOST nurse/patient interaction?

    -Med/Surg and ER are very fast paced, not much time to chit-chat, ICU has low pt ratios, so able to spend a lot of 1:1 time w/ pt, if they can talk that is. Then there are the many units in between. But it is what you make it, some pts won't want to talk and some you will have a hard time walking away from. Do what you love, not what someone recommends, try all units out in clinical, but give some a second chance.

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    I am a recent BSN grad new to the Ca. central coast, SLO to be exact. I am interested in ER as well as working at a surgical center. Being that I am new to the area, I don't know any nurses around here to give me some of the inside scoop! I am willing to commute, some, but am interested in the details of where you are and how you like it? Is your facility open to new grads in the dept., how are office politics, pay, bene's...? I am waiting to take my boards (taking 4ever!) and just wanted to hear from some local nurses before I "pound the pavement." I would appreciate your insight.

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    Copper

    loved the fox and the hound-cute

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    Hi, new BSN grad here. Things don't really get easier, you just learn to cope with inevitable sickness and death. Firstoff, you are there to learn. Just be there for the patient, find how you can help them. As the terms go by, you will gain confidence and so much more knowledge that it will become easier for you as a nurse. Just take as much as you can from the experience. The more you take, the better nurse you will become.

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    Hey everyone, my name is Stacie and I live on the central coast of California. I graduated with my BSN in June and am now in the waiting process. Sooo tired of waiting. The Ca. BRN has taken over a month to process my paperwork, so I can't register for the NCLEX.And who know how long I will have to wait to take the NCLEX. Aahh! In this stagnant period, I am finding out that I am not fit to be a housewife, should have gotten my IP! dern
    Anyway, sorry to vent there. My love is emergency and surgical nursing. I am a newlywed and my husband got a great job in a smaller town with no major trauma centers nearby. So it looks like I might be headed into surgical nursing! I was lucky enough to have an externship at a level 1 trauma ED- got to see some crazy and amazing things! Loved it. Figure a surgical center just might be the key to have a normal hours job (versus newbie nocs) with a new marriage and being that I should be popping out some kids in the next few years.
    I love nursing and medicine and am so eager to go career. Soon........



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