Latest Comments by LadyRN10

Latest Comments by LadyRN10

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Joined Sep 23, '11 - from 'Lenox, MA, US'. Posts: 31 (23% Liked) Likes: 9

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    Hey Ned, I am commuting from home. I don't know what it means that they are now owned by cross country. I got offered the 1500/wk take home. I guess I should wait until I see a contract to take it.

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    I've been an RN for 2 years, thinking about taking an assignment with this company. It would be $1500.00 take home per wk, about 50 miles from my house, which I already work in the city I would be working in, just in a different hospital. Too good to be true? Who likes/dislikes this company?

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    Yep, doesn't make sense. You can apply for a NM license even if you live in TX.

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    It is an endorsement application. I am in the process now. Fill out the endorsement application, then request the finger print part of it. Mine just came in the mail yesterday. Have your fingerprints taken at you local police department. There is also an exam, which is included in the $200 endorsement application fee.

    All of this information is on the Texas BON Website and is pretty straight forward. It says..."To be eligible for licensure by endorsement, you must have graduated from an approved PN/VN or RN program, taken the appropriate US exam and have either worked in nursing or have taken the US NCLEX« exam sometime in the previous four years prior to the application."

    then is has a link for eligibility Texas Board of Nursing, so read that to see if you fit the eligibility for endoresement.

    Your recruiter is not going to walk you through all of this. Read the website Endorsement Applications and you should not have any further issues.

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    Thanks! I too interview well and am able to expand on my role as an ER tech/CNA because I worked at a small hospital so we drew blood, started IV's, EKG's , bladder scanned, so it was a pretty helpful experience.

    Thanks again!

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    Just looked those centers up...thanks so much! Anyone else??? Don't be shy!

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    I know the DFW area is a tough market for new grads, but I am interested in positive experiences, positive outcomes and hopeful advice on new grads getting hired at DFW hospitals. I am a new grad as of June, but have been working as an RN in a sub acute facility for children in Mass for the past 3 months. I am looking to move closer to my family in Irving and would like to break into med-surg. I was a CNA and ER tech for 4 years.....Who's gotta positive experience???

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    Can someone give me an update for starting rates for RN's in the Dallas area?

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    Linda Silvestri who is the author of the Saunders NCLEX review books is my resource for the information I posted. She attends the NSNA meetings and is very active with the world of NCLEX tests....so that's where I got my info from, but who who knows!
    Either way is ...she is brilliant!

    best of luck to all test takers

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    P.S.
    I also realized not to use other's experiences as the "truth". You may find 1st semester to be not as bad is you think.

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    Relax, it will all work out if you want it to and if it is suppose to. Call on all of your resources, pray(if that helps you), eat healthy and exercise. Creativity also helps nursing students who need to juggle many things. Congrats and best of luck.

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    What I was taught was that alternate format questions are the higher level questions. If you receive an alternate format question, you are doing good. Imagine there is an invisible line going across your screen, they want you to stay above that line, so you have to start off strong and stay above the line. If you start to miss questions you go down below the line(bad news), questions get easier and the test tries to get you back up to the line and above.

    I started of with 6 multiple choice questions. Then I got about 6 alternate format questions in a row. I knew I was doing good, so I relaxed a little. In total I had about 20 alternate format questions and only got 75 questions before the test shut off.

    Remember, if you get 75 or 265 question 15 are "test" questions that do not count. Along with that if you get a few wrong, its OK. I took a review course with the woman who wrote many of the Saunders NCLEX review books, read the 50 shades of gray trilogy, studied out of the Saunders yellow book and passed with flying colors. But the test was the hardest test of my life. Best of luck

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    Oh, thank you both mtsteelhorse and myelin for your response. I have seen some of your previous post in other topics and really value your input.

    Mtsteelhorse, I have research the schools you have suggested and they (University of North Dakota, Montana State University) really do fit my needs actually, low per credit tuition, no GRE required, no clinicals required in certain states, and they have video and interactive learning, which I think will work good for me.

    That being said with taking into your input myelin, are these bad schools? I know you said it matters where I go. I really don't want to pay say $80,000 for say the Vanderbilt program, but don't want to go to a low reputable school. I have never heard anything bad about these schools....any suggestions or things I should keep in mind/research?

    Thank you both again for helping me out.

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    P.S.
    with regard to llg's comments on "lower level" nursing jobs, there is no such thing. Do what your heart calls you to, which you will discover in school, and you will be very successful. People who speak this way in nursing are usually pretty mean to themselves, so it translates out onto others.

    Also, eat healthy, exercise and find someway to release stress. It will make all the difference in the world in your attitude and prevent you from becoming a judgemental, disgruntled and emotionally unhealthy nurse. Best of luck

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    I am in your same situation.

    I am a new grad and have a great full-time job. I was hired as a Per Diem nurse at a residential school taking care of kids with Autism. They have been great about working around my schedule. I still have my full time job and am also working about 3-4 8 hour shift as an RN. I am unwilling to let my full-time job go because I don't have a full-time commitment yet. They totally understand.

    If you trust in the process and yourself, it will all work out. Just finish your degree and worry about what you are going to do when you get there. Anything is possible


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