Latest Comments by alr25

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    Finadul04, thank you for all of the information!

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    I'm preparing to submit an application for the 3rd round. For those of you who have already applied, what does the application process entail? Do they ask for any essays? Do they tell you which departments are available or is everyone hired into the residency program without a specific unit? Thanks!

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    I haven't heard either but I applied recently. Maybe it has something to do with the assessment?

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    Do you think it put you at a disadvantage to do a phone interview instead of in person?

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    Has anyone heard about interviews yet?

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    Hi Jasmine,

    I got a call too but haven't touched base with the recruiter yet. Do you know if it's a FT position? Are we guaranteed a job at the conclusion of the program?

    Thanks!

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    Thank you so much!

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    Hi all,

    My fiance recently took a job with Hawaiian Airlines. We've both lived in Kona so we generally know how island life is. I don't know much about nursing in HI besides that the job market is bad. I'm not planning to move until I have more experience but I am interested in pediatrics (at this point) and I am planning to move eventually.

    I know Tripler and Kapi'olani Medical Center have peds units. Are there others? I'm sure the community hospitals see peds patients but don't have specific units. I'm considering eventually going back to school to be a PNP. Are NPs used much in HI? Are there opportunities for NPs in acute care or is it mostly primary care?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm taking PALS this month and I'm seeking some clarification about the pharmacology that we need to know for the class. There are 28 drugs on the list provided by AHA most with IV/IO and ET dosages. Do we need to know the dosages for ALL of these drugs or just the main ones in the algorithms (e.g. epi, adenosine, amiodarone, dopamine, dobutamine, etc.). Are we allowed to reference our medication list or does this depend on the instructor?

    Thank you for your help!

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    db2xs likes this.

    I don't think you should get completely discouraged, nor should you move without a job. There are many biotech and medical device companies in San Diego who may be interested in hiring you. I know that Medtronic hires nurses (and they pay well).

    Although the job market is grim in CA, many of those 47% do not have a BSN.

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    Does anyone know when the application for the Summer 2013 New Grad program opens? Thanks!

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    tiyoung3 likes this.

    Some tips from the dean of our program:

    1) If the test goes past 75 questions, don't get discouraged. It may not mean anything and it's not worth worrying about.

    2) Getting multiple medication calculation or patient safety questions can be a deal breaker. Make sure you know how to do med calculations well.

    3) The maximum amount of time it will take you to finish the NCLEX is 5 hours. Practice by sitting down and completing practice questions for 5 hours somewhere quiet (e.g. in the library)

    Hope this is helpful!

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    Hi all,

    I am in the process of choosing my preceptorship for my final semester. I am interested in going into peds. Is it important that my preceptorship is in pediatrics?

    Thanks!

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    I would look in Fargo. Earlier in the year they were paying a significant signing bonus for experienced RNs. I couldn't tell you the name of the hospital though. Sorry!


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