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    Quote from ellie23
    Hi. So I'm thinking about applying. Do they take RNs from non compact states? I'm from CA.
    Yes they do. You just have to apply for a license through reciprocity to get a license in ND since you have a non compact CA license. That can be taken care of after you get a job offer. You don't need it beforehand in order to apply for a job. Many RN's at St A's are from California.

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    Congrats, I'm sure you will do fine. You have the right mindset to succeed.

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    abalone, poppycat, elkpark, and 1 other like this.

    It depends on how the new grad job market is in your area and on how much you want to work in the position offered. Is it the floor or specialty you really want?

    Personally I would cancel the vacation and eat the loss if they cant work it into their schedule because it sounds like your all set. Jobs in my neck of the woods are scarce for new grads.

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    Let me be the first to congratulate you on a job well done.

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    RunBabyRN likes this.

    I'm sure it really depends on the facility. SNF's have a high staff turnover because of the high workload. If your looking for boring you could try your friends place. You will learn more on a acute wing however. The LTC wings can be boring because they become routine for the most part(same meds, blood sugar checks and treatments). You have to worry about falls and skin tears since they are usually older. Admissions are less frequent on an LTC wing as long as they are mostly full. You also get to know the LTC people better since they are always there.

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    Quote from Silverpointe
    RunBaby, you have a nice training time period. The SNF I may be accepting an offer from has only 5 days of training before I'm on my own with an average of 20 residents assigned to my care.
    Yes RunBabyRN was very fortunate with the training. I worked in a SNF as my first job as well and got two weeks of training. I know one person who recently got 4 days training as a new grad. Are they going to put you in a LTC wing or sub acute wing? You can always try and ask for more time by saying you don't feel ready. I worked on a LTC wing but trained on the acute wing. My nurse to patient ratio was 1:30. Once you get a routine down its not so bad.

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    Since they seemed to like you might be a good candidate for another position there like ŽNurse said. Keep your head up and keep trying. How did you find out they went with someone else and what did they say exactly?

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    Yes, definitely. Applying for other jobs is fine. The background check is for only the company that orders it. Other companies wont know that company ordered one. Sometimes they give you a copy if you ask for one.

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    LadyFree28 and aqua05 like this.

    When I was hired at a nursing home they just like you hired me on the spot. However your background check , references and drug test have to pass. If one of the checks take a long time they usually push back the orientation date. Congratulations.

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    FYI some states like California don't allow for you to get a license if you go to Excelsior College just in case you were planning on moving. Its because the clinical's aren't synced together well with the full online education. I went from LPN to RN. Some people go that route because they couldn't get into RN school right away or they want to try nursing out first before committing for another year and bridging in to RN.

    Also many schools want you to have the prerequisites for nurisng done before applying to nursing school. Ex. Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Chemistry.

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    aqua05 likes this.

    Front desk, Housekeeping, kitchen aid, maintenance, janitorial and activities person are some jobs that are in nursing homes or hospitals. Even though these are not direct health care positions they don't require licensing and you may build connections.

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    Quote from Concerto_in_C
    When I went to nursing school (University of Illinois, class of 2008) there was nothing but "elite" there, people who act like their s...t doesn't stink. People like that will never work in a rural area hospital. They'd sooner exit the career. They're too sophisticated for that. They want to work for a gigantic magnet status hospital in a major city that looks like Grey's Anatomy. That's why large cities are full of unemployed, idle nurses, while the rural countryside is dying for nurses, esp. BSNs. If you are willing to move to a rural area, your chances of fining a job will increase by a factor of 1000. Living in the middle of nowhere is depressing though, I've done it for 2 years and I'm tired of it. I miss the civilization of big city life. All my friends live in a big city.
    I know where your coming from when it comes to living in a small town. I too am from a big city and lived in a town of population 50,000 in Western Illinois for two years. It took a while to get used to life there but it grew on me. When I moved back home to the city I actually missed the things I thought I didn't like in the small town, no lines, very quiet and being far from a large population base. Who knows you may feel a similar way if you move back.

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    Quote from aloix14
    Parkland hospital in Dallas TX hires ADN nurses for ER, OR and ICU. They have residency positions about every 3 months and there's no time limit cutoff for how long you've been out of school.
    Appreciate your post. Every three months sounds like a win. It really motivates me knowing there really are options for us ADN's out there.

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    Some state boards post quick while others take weeks. When you registered to the state board did you have the option for an interim permit. It allows you to work as an RN while waiting to take the boards.

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    The Western Illinois area hires LPN's in Skilled nursing homes and doctors offices. Nursing homes pay better than doctors offices. The pay was $15 an hour but the cost of living was low. My apartment was only $400 a month and gas was cheap.