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If you are looking to work in geriatrics, the Cape is a great place to live!!! You may not get a hospice position right away, but a job as an RN in a LTC facility would probably lead you in the right direction. I'm struggling with my career path a bit personally because I'm at the other spectrum (maternal child) which is quite limited in this area!
And no eye-rolling here, I'm a wash-a-shore myself. Been living here for about 7yrs now...sometimes I wonder "what on Earth was I thinking?" but then May rolls around and I remember again
Nice to meet y'all! Esf- definitely try at CCH & Falmouth. When I graduated in '08 it was difficult, though not impossible, to get a job there as a new grad. Having a BSN should help. I'm not sure if they even have a nurse recruiter, sadly, but they may. You might try working as a CNA there first if that's an option for you. There's also the Southcoast Hospitals and Jordan Hospital that many nurses on the Cape commute to. Be a little leery of nursing homes. They seem to welcome new grads with open arms....but often don't provide the support that's needed. Good luck!!!!
Resanite- CCCC's nursing program is such a hidden gem! I loved it and felt super prepared for my NCLEX! My advice for school? Color-coded flashcards. That helped me soooo much. Sanity on the Cape? Good luck!!! Haha jk! I'm sure you'll find classmates who help you with that For me, it was the girls in my first clinical group. I can speak from experience- it can be hard if you're a wash-a-shore! Good luck to you too!
I live and work on Cape Cod!
I'd check out the Healthy Children course. I did it last spring and it was fabulous!!! http://www.healthychildren.cc/CLC.HTM They host workshops all around the country. Good luck!
Trying to gather some information on these home healthcare agencies. I'm interested in possibly doing pediatric home health (on the Cape). Anyone have recent experience with either company? I'm concerned that since the work is per diem, that it may be difficult to get enough hours. Any info about starting pay or bennies would be great too, thanks!!
Fake unconscious? Pick up their hand and hold it in the air over their face. Let it go. If they are faking they won't hit themselves in the face, it's hilarious watching their arm suddenly and magically divert from their face.
I didn't have a huge amount of experience when I was a camp nurse, and it went just fine! I'd brush up on the biggest issues you may encounter (for me it was Lyme disease and poison ivy). When in doubt, contact the parent/guardian even just to help you sleep better at night. Learn about your local resources, such as outpatient walk-in centers and nearby hospitals. Listen to your gut. And most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!
hello! long time no post for this gal i'll be applying to frontier in the near future, and i have a question about the statistics & physical assessment course pre-reqs. do these courses have to be taken before applying? or just before frontier bound? thanks!
I'm very curious as to what CNMs' schedules are like too. I've tried asking on this board before, but didn't get too many answers. Seems to vary a lot...which is sort of daunting in a "what could I be getting myself into" kind of way. Good luck finding answers!
Thanks Klone! The 6-9 months for clinical is the recommendation for part-time? It looked like for full-time, they blocked off 3 terms for it (9 months) which made me think that it would be longer for part-time. Guess not though!
[font="georgia"]i tried to search for this on allnurses to no avail! about how many hrs per week do you spend completing the clinical requirements when you attend frontier part-time? must be so hard if you're working full-time. i'm trying to see if this will be practical!
RN in Mass, $20 at family practice (yuck) and $25 at a pedi office.
I second Baby Catcher, it's now one of my favorite books!!
While no one has answered here, I've found some disheartening info on another forum saying that it's not a very good company to work for Who knows though, could just be their opinion!
Sorry you're feeling so stressed! Those are two very different jobs! What do you ultimately want to do as a nurse? While the NICU has high acuity and will be faster paced, you'll also be surrounded by people with experience who are there to help you as you learn. I would have LOVED that opportunity myself! Home health can be difficult when you lack experience because you have no one else to really turn to and have to function independently.
Ask yourself: Which job will I be happier doing a year from now? Good luck choosing!
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