NS81 1,944 Views
Joined Jul 7, '12.
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Hi Fellow RN's,
I took the PCCN today and passed! The exam was rough but I studied a lot within the past 2 weeks. I used 2 textbooks, the AACN 120 questions book, SAE and the webinar on the AACN website and a 2 day course at my hospital. The webinar was AMAZING! I recommend ALL RN's studying for the PCCN to purchase it. I am super excited to have passed on my first try
Hi Fellow Nurses!
I am in a dilemma and wanted some help please. I was offered 2 positions in this hospital (cape fear valley) in North Carolina on 2 different step down units. Does anyone know anything about the step down units in this hospital?? Any info is greatly appreciated. I am from New York and looking to relocate but I want to make the best decision. Thanks in advance!
There is no nursing shortage....((HUGS))
You need to move or find another job closer...whatever it takes to get your health and family together. Just start applying to jobs out of state if that's the only option you have. It doesn't hurt to apply. 5 hours is crazy!
Hello Fellow RNs,
I am in need of advice. I have been working now for almost a year on unit that is very far from home (5 hours a day in commuting). I know a lot of nurses love the night shift; however, it does not fit in my schedule with my daughter. She is slipping in school and I feel it is due to the lack of supervision. I don't even get to see her when I have work because I leave before she comes home from school. I don't know what to do. I have applied everywhere! I received only one call from an interview and I feel it went very well but the HR rep said they're not done with interviewing and haven't made a final decision as of yet. The shift change is also taking a toll on my health. I have never been this sick before. My MD even told me I have to leave but how? The unit I work on does not have any day openings even though it would be horrible working days there because my nm is rude and mean to the RNs. Any advice on what I should do? I'm even considering moving out of state at this point because I'm beyond stressed out. Thanks in advance!
Hi! I'm going for an interview this week and wanted to know if you have any advice for the interview and exam?? What were the questions like?? Do you like working there?? Your response it greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!!
Hi Nurses! I'm going for an interview this week and was wondering if you have any tips for the med surg exam and interview?? I greatly appreciate your reply
DWinNY, I'm so excited too! Mine won't be for a few weeks but please let me know how yours goes. Good luck!!! You'll do great :-)
DWinNY awesome news! I was contacted yesterday to schedule an interview however, I have to set the interview back for a few weeks due to my upcoming vacation. I'm so excited for you! Keep me updated! :-)
I know, I'm super nervous too! Every time I practice answering some of the possible interview questions I realize how much of an idiot I sound half the time, haha
Thank you @DWinNY! I'm planning on taking the exam tonight so hopefully I will pass and hear back from the recruiter.
@NS81, haven't heard anything back since they asked for my availability... they got me all excited/nervous thinking things were going to be happening really quickly! From what I've heard, no one else from the info session I went to has gotten scheduled for that second interview yet, so I guess things are just moving along a little slower than initially anticipated. Any exciting news on your end?
@bionicRN, thank you very much for the tips! I want to prepare in advance. :-)
@DWinNY, any updates??
[QUOTE="bionicRN;7606215"]To: NS81 I can't reply to your message as i don't have enough posts so I will just replay here. Yes my interview was a panel interview (as were the majority of interviews that I've heard from others in my group). The interview will most likely consist of the Nurse Manager, a Nurse (usually the charge nurse) and a PCT (patient care technician). So not only do you need to impress the manager, but impress the other two as well. Because the manager will ask them what they thought of you. Questions ranged from very basic to situational: Tell me about yourself? Why did you choose/decide on nursing? Did you have clinical here? Why this hospital? What did you like about this hospital? How do you handle conflict? How do you think you will fit on a very busy unit? Clinical strengths? One major question that was asked of me, "What attribute or characteristic can you bring to this unit that I don't already have? After i received a tour i was asked: "What did you like about this unit? Advice: I recommend possibly speaking about an experience from a clinical and how that contributed to how you go about patient care. Or something you learned about yourself from a clinical experience. Or how you affected a patient. Be calm. Breathe!!! Be yourself. Don't rush your answers. Be CONFIDENT. Be honest. Speak up. Don't be afraid to ask questions. (I always go into interview with a couple questions that i might want to ask on the interview.)[/QUOTE
Thank you, bionicRN! I sent you another message. I hope you received it. I appreciate your reply and support! :-)
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