Latest Comments by klaloan

Latest Comments by klaloan

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Joined Aug 22, '11. Posts: 29 (10% Liked) Likes: 14

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    I've recently landed an interview with Travelers insurance company for a CM position. If accepted in, it would be my first gig as a CM. I've been doing a lot of research as to what the job entails and the transition from a floor nurse to a CM. I was wondering, however, if anyone our there has heard of Travelers?? I've been researching online, but the reviews are very mixed. Not sure if I should disregard the negative reviews?? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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    Hello all! I am currently working at an LTACH (long term acute care hospital) but decided to explore other opportunities in my nursing career. I have a telephone interview with Traveler's Insurance company as a medical case manager. I am very interested in making the transition into that position from the floor. I am wondering how to interview for the position, as I have no experience in case management. Any advice geared towards insurance case management will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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    Hi Dawn73! Thanks for your feedback. I actually have an interview w/ CMC specialty next month. But i know that doesnt mean a job, just crossing my fingers!

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    Hello nurses! I am so happy to have finally landed my first interview at a hospital after searching for a solid year! Now, let's hope I get the job. I am relocating from NY to the Charlotte area very soon and received an opportunity to meet with Carolinas Specialty Hospital located within Mercy Hospital. I am aware that it is a Long-term Acute Care hospital, but am willing to take on the challenge. I only have RN experience at a clinic, but am so excited to have been given the chance to meet with them. any advice for me? Do hospitals train their nurses to start IV's? Here in NY they do not train us in school. should I get certified before even going into the interview? It's in about a month. Any advice would be appreaciated, thank you all in advance!

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    Thank you so much for your feedback lmandrade! Your comment actually lifted my spirits...it is crazy out there in general for anyone trying to find a job. I've been very aggressive these past few weeks with applying to the following hospitals you mentioned above. I am very excited for my family's new journey in North Carolina, because the cost of living up here is absurd. Even though the pay up here is higher, you still don't get to see your money! phew, anyway, I appreciate your feedback and I will continue w/ my job hunt ; )

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    Hi all! I am relocating to Mint Hill, NC (near Charlotte) in a few months from NY. What are some hospitals that are willing to hire an RN with only their Associate's degree? I have no experience working at a hospital, only a community health clinic for about a year. I'd appreciate any advice! It seems like there are more opportunities for a new grad everywhere else in NC BUT Charlotte area, but that's where my immediate family is right now. Thanks in advance!

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    Hello NC nurses! I am currently living in NY and I am having such a hard time finding a job in a hospital here! It's been almost a year that I've been looking and still have not gotten a phone call for an interview for a position in a hospital. I currently work at a nursing home. Long story short, my husband and I are definitely planning to relocate to Charlotte, for many reasons other than not being able to make it up in NY anymore (the standard of living is CRAZY HIGH). Can anyone please provide me a list of hospitals in Charlotte or near Charlotte (30mile radius)? I would greatly appreciate any assistance, thanks!!

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    I am taking all your advice seriously...can someone please tell me what makes the nursing world in FL so bad? Im just curious...besides the pay (which I know is obviously lower) what is it that makes it bad? I dont have anything to compare it to since I am a new grad, so I wouldnt know the difference between NY nurses and FL nurses right now.

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    Thank you everyone...it is bad everywhere then because it is taking me that long over here in NY...no one wants new grads, in fact I am working as an MA right now because I could not find a job even as an LPN or a PCA...there are hiring freezes everywhere here as well as major hospitals laying off hundreds of nurses a month. My only reason to relocate would be family and to get away from the tremendous amount of taxes we pay! For example, to live in a decent school district, the yearly taxes are $12,000 - $15,000 on top of your mortage payments, property taxes, etc.. Yes they pay more up here but you dont see your money. You would also have to save about $30,000 just for a down payment on a condo or house! I will do more research on FL nursing, and I appreciate your advice!

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    Hi all! I currently live in New York, but want to relocate to Orlando, FL...does anyone know if I should obtain a FL license before applying? Or is it "honored" over there? I apologize if I sound like an idiot w/ incorrect terms, I am a new grad amd don't really know much about relocating to another state...any guidance would greatly be appreciated!! Thanks in advance!

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    Hi all! I am a new grad (June 2011) and have already completed and passed the NCLEX. I just started my job search, and here is my question: would you guys recommend for me to continue to study while I am waiting for a job? I feel like I have forgotten everything already and it's only been a month since I took the NCLEX! I mean, I'm talking about the most basic stuff in nursing that is literally flying out of my window! What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!

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    Ohhh okay, thanks so much for that 411 LunahRN! Now I understand...do you know if I should obtain an NJ and/or CT license BEFORE applying? or after being hired do they give you time to obtain their state's license? Sorry for all these questions, it's just that they never bothered explaining any of this stuff in nursing school, which I wish they would educate a little more on topics like this.

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    Hi everyone! I am a new grad and recently passed the NCLEX in NY. I am going to start my journey of job hunting and I am expecting the worst, to keep myself sane, especially these days. I am confused as what to do: I live within the close borders of NJ and CT. I am willing to apply to both states if I have to resort to that. My question is, I heard that a NY license is pretty much "accepted" everywhere. Prior to applying to hospitals outside of NY, do I already have to hold that hospital's state license? For example, possess a NJ license before putting in my application, or is that AFTER getting hired?? ANY assistance w/ this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!

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    Aw thanks Denisse-LPN. Good luck to you as well. From what I'm hearing is that it is hard for ALL nurses: RNs, ADN; RNs, BSN; LPNs and so forth. It's crazy because no one expected it to be so hard for upcoming nurses! We just have to keep on trucking and keep our heads up. Before you know it, they'll be begging for nurses (crossing my fingers and toes!)

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    Hi all! I'm pretty sure this is NOT the first post regarding this topic. I'm a new grad and just passed the NCLEX last week. I only have an Associate's degree, and I'm aware that in these economic times, many hospitals will not even consider someone w/ no experience OR their BSN. I plan on going back to school in January 2012, but I am hoping to start my career before then. Is there any advice to get started or to increase my chances of getting noticed? Should I volunteer? sacrifice to work as a CNA to become known to the hospital? I am so lost! Also, should I not bother applying to hospitals that state "experience preferred" or "must have BSN"? Should I restrict myself to just applying online, or make the effort to walk into the actual hospitals? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all in advance.


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