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    Hi all,

    In August of this year I will have reached 1 year experience as an RN. At the hospital I work at, I am eligible to transfer/apply for other positions after the 1 year mark.

    In March of this year I e-mailed the head of fellowships at the hospital I work for regarding an OR fellowship I was interested in. She told me she wants to meet with me in August when I will have reached a year and will be eligible to apply for the fellowship. The thing is: I will be 8 months pregnant in August and I did not mention to her that I was pregnant when I e-mailed her 3 months ago.

    How should I approach this? Should I mention to her before I meet with her that I am going to be on maternity leave for 3 months starting around September? Should I mention that I will be interested once I come back from leave?

    Any advice will be helpful.
    Thanks.

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    Hi all,

    I graduated nursing school and passed my NCLEX in May 2015 and started working full time day position as a Telemetry float as an RN in August 2015. This August it will be 1 year experience for me and my goal is to eventually become an operating room nurse.

    As for my resume: I would have to update it obviously (since the latest one was from when I had just finished nursing school and passed my NCLEX.)

    My question is, do I still leave my clinical rotation/school info on my resume or would I take that off since I have been out of school and working as an RN for almost a year now?

    Thanks!

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    Hi all. I'm 19 weeks pregnant and work as a float nurse on telemetry units. Recently I have become so paranoid about being exposed to sick patients at work that I have a fear of acquiring birth defects from exposure to random things. As a nurse I already know what I can and cannot be around in the hospital setting, but again I'm paranoid because I feel like sometimes patients aren't diagnosed right away or sometimes you may not even know what they have. I need some reassurance because it's starting to cause too much stress on me. Thanks for any words of advice

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    twinsmom788 likes this.

    I am an RN (and I'm 4 months pregnant) and one of my patients who was 27 years old & HIV+ had a past medical history of acquiring CMV when he was 7 years old and became blind because of it. I was told by one of the nurse practitioners that it would not be a problem to care for this patient as long as I practiced standard precautions.....

    I am very worried that I was around this patient although I had gloves and a mask on while in the room (the pt was also + for the flu).

    Am I driving myself crazy over this?

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    I am stumped on this question because my co-worker got a different answer than I did and she is convinced her answer is right.

    Question: A patient admitted today with seizure disorder is to receive Dilantin 20mg/kg/day in three equally divided doses over the next 24 hours. This is to be followed by a maintenance dose of 5mg/kg/day in three equally divided doses every 8 hours. The patient weighs 165lbs.

    A.) How many mg of the Dilantin should the patient receive per dose on day one? -----My answer: 500mg, my co-workers answer: 625mg.
    B.) Based on the information given in the question, how many mg of maintenance dose of Dilantin should the patient receive per dose?
    ------My answer & co-workers answer: 125mg (we agree on this one!)


    For A, I did 20mg x 75kg which is 1500mg, divided by 3 doses = 500mg.

    My co-worker did the same thing as me only she added one of the maintenance doses (126mg) to the 500....... because she thinks the maintenance dose is given with the original dose from day 1.

    Anyone agree with my answer?

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    Two people I know who got accepted to hospital "A" last year received their offer email the same day. This is making me very weary. When I told one of them about what the recruiter said to me about "the offer having to pass through the CEO before he can send it to me", I got very weary.

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    how long did it take you to receive your official offer letter?

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    Hi all,

    I am happy to say I have received two offers from two hospitals I really like! I wanted to see if anyone had advice on this situation:

    This Tuesday (7/28), I was offered a job from Hospital "A" over the phone. I accepted the offer via telephone and the recruiter said he will be sending me an offer e-mail which I can sign electronically. I was under the impression he was going to send it to me relatively quickly based on what he was saying. When I still didn't have it in my inbox at the end of the next day I called him asking when I should be expecting it. He said it is standard procedure for the job offer to pass through the CEO and then he will shoot me out the offer e-mail right away.

    Yesterday (7/30) I received an offer from Hospital "B" (where I currently work as a PCA). I have been waiting to hear from them for a month and thought I didn't get the job and was surprised they called me. She didn't mention anything about an offer letter at all. She told me what the pay was and told me about orientation etc.... The offer from Hospital "A" was better and I decided to go with that offer, although as of right now I have not rejected the Hospital "B" job because I want to make 100% sure that the offer from Hospital "A" is valid.

    Both hospital "A" and hospital "B" orientation begin the same day on Monday, August 17th. I need to give two weeks notice to my current employer (hospital "B"), and Monday is the last day I will be able to have 2 full weeks in between now and August 17th.

    I can't rush/harass the recruiter from Hospital "A" for the offer letter as I already spoke to him about receiving it and told him I need to give 2 weeks notice to my current employer. What should I do? Should I accept the verbal offer as "official" enough for me to give my 2 weeks? Should I wait for this offer letter even though I technically don't know when i'll be receiving it exactly? The recruiter said it "shouldn't be long" but that as we know can mean anything....

    Thanks so much for any advice!

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    Hi canigraduate,

    I wanted to ask you a question regarding the situation I am in because I find that you give sound advice based on what you commented on one of my posts.

    This Tuesday (7/28), I was offered a job from Hospital "A" over the phone. I accepted the offer via telephone and the recruiter said he will be sending me an offer e-mail which I can sign electronically. I was under the impression he was going to send it to me relatively quickly based on what he was saying. When I still didn't have it in my inbox at the end of the next day I called him asking when I should be expecting it. He said it is standard procedure for the job offer to pass through the CEO and then he will shoot me out the offer e-mail right away.

    Yesterday (7/30) I received an offer from Hospital "B" (where I currently work as a PCA). I have been waiting to hear from them for a month and thought I didn't get the job and was surprised they called me. She didn't mention anything about an offer letter at all. She told me what the pay was and told me about orientation etc.... The offer from Hospital "A" was better and I decided to go with that offer, although as of right now I have not rejected the Hospital "B" job because I want to make 100% sure that the offer from Hospital "A" is valid.

    Both hospital "A" and hospital "B" orientation begin the same day on Monday, August 17th. I need to give two weeks notice to my current employer (hospital "B"), and Monday is the last day I will be able to have 2 full weeks in between now and August 17th.

    I can't rush/harass the recruiter from Hospital "A" for the offer letter as I already spoke to him about receiving it and told him I need to give 2 weeks notice to my current employer. What should I do? Should I accept the verbal offer as "official" enough for me to give my 2 weeks? Should I wait for this offer letter even though I technically don't know when i'll be receiving it exactly? The recruiter said it "shouldn't be long" but that as we know can mean anything....

    Thanks so much for any advice!

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    Hi all,

    I recently graduated in May, took and passed NCLEX in June, and have been applying to many hospitals ever since. I landed 4 interviews: One is still pending, one I didn't get, one I am going to at the end of this week, and one I got an offer from!

    I got the offer Tuesday morning (7/28) over the phone. He told me about the salary and went over when orientation starts etc. When he asked over the phone if I accept the offer I said yes. He said I will be receiving an e-mail of the offer letter which I can sign electronically and submit and following that I will have another recruiter get in touch with me to go over the details of the orientation process.

    My questions: He was going over A LOT of different things all at once over the phone and I didn't catch him mentioning any time frame on when I'd be receiving this e-mail with the offer to sign. Should I call him back to ask when I should be expecting this e-mail? Should I give it a few days. How long does it usually take to get a written offer after a verbal offer? Should I wait for the written offer before giving my job 2 weeks notice?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    I'm 25. Nursing is my 2nd degree/career. The nurse manager told me I wasn't interviewing for her floor and that I was interviewing for the "whole hospital." Regardless I might have ended up on her floor anyway so you do prove a point because I definitely wouldn't work for her. I've sent out 93 applications total to every hospital within my area (NYC/Long island) within the past week and only landed the one other interview so far (which I am grateful for). At this point I guess i'll take anything to start. While I think the second interview at the other hospital went really well, I am a little afraid because the nurse manager said the nurses on that unit get up to 9 patients max sometimes. It is a union hospital which can be good but the 9 patients scared me. It is 6 max at the hospital I'm at now. I will take any offer I get right now because I want to start working ASAP.

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    As crazy as it sounds I am still so upset about the other interview (at the hospital I currently work at.) It is a cardiac hospital and I really love working there. That hospital is the reason I went into nursing (long story that I wont get into). My ultimate goal upon nursing school was to work at that hospital on one of the telemetry floors.

    I still feel so bitter about how one woman interviewing me can ruin my chance of getting in there. I am generally good at interviews but she just made me feel like I kept saying the wrong things... I still don't have an answer about if I got it or not but as I already mentioned I have a bad feeling. I called the nursing recruiter since she returned from vacation yesterday and she said she is still waiting for the paperwork from the nurse manager who interviewed me and will reach out to her about getting it. I am still clinging onto that small bit of hope that I got the job there.

    Worse case scenario: I don't get the job there and will keep applying and going on interviews until I land any entry level position at any hospital I can get. While it wont be the end of the world- it will still be a real low blow and will hurt for a while. I know beggars can't be choosers but I really thought I had a good chance at getting into this place: 3.91 gpa, ACLS certification, I've been working there 2.5 years as a nursing assistant, I had one of my clinical rotations at that hospital, had all the references from the managers on my unit....... compare that some of the new nurses they hire who have zero experience and one who worked in a grocery store throughout nursing school. It's gonna kill me if I don't get it, but life moves on I guess.....

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    canigraduate, Emergent, and Lev <3 like this.

    I feel like todays interview went really well! I interviewed with the nurse manager of the med-surge unit and she was MUCH friendlier than the other manager who interviewed me at the hospital I work at. The questions she asked were very straight forward and typical nursing questions. I didn't get any about nursing journals or nursing conferences but if I did I would have been prepared! lol.

    At the end of the interview she told me she wanted to bring me to the unit to show me around. She introduced me to the nurses who were on duty and showed me the break room, clean utility, etc. We finished chatting in her office and I asked her about following up and she said to give the nursing recruitment office about a week or so to hear back from them. She was glad to see I did my capstone on a med-surge floor in a hospital that is affiliated with this one so I know the computer system already etc... I hope it went as well as I felt it did. I'll be following up in about a week to see! Wish me luck!!!

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    canigraduate likes this.

    I have heard rumors about only being allowed to remain working as a nursing assistant for 6 months after I pass my NCLEX. I haven't heard anything directly from my manager nor have I asked because I want to keep this job until I land my first RN position.

    The nursing recruiter comes back from vacation this weekend and i'll be following up with her about the interview. Luckily, I just heard from another recruiter this morning from a different hospital today and I am scheduled for an interview tomorrow at 3pm! I'm glad I heard back from another place because I have been applying like crazy to hospitals for the past week. This position I am interviewing for tomorrow is for a med-surge floor. Wish me luck!

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    canigraduate and Emergent like this.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write all this. I am very anxious about awaiting the results of this interview. Even though I am 99% sure it didn't go well because of the impression I was getting from her towards the middle/end of the interview, I still have that 1% hope that I still got it!

    Thanks again for the tips for interviewing. I will use them along with the experience from this interview to make sure I am extra-prepared for future interviews!


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