Brittastic 686 Views
Joined Feb 18, '13.
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depends on the hospital. If it is a Level 1 trauma hospital I would ask for the ER or the Surgical ICU, those are both fast-paced and exciting. ER is pretty well-rounded, you will see all kinds of patients, but you wont see much along the lines of continued care, its more a "stitch em up and get em out" unit. Any ICU is a great place to see treatment plans, and to observe procedures, but a lot of your patients will be ventend/sedated. Floor/stepdown is good if you want to interact more with patients. Peds is fun, kids are really resiliant, but usually they don't have many patients unless it is a ped-specific hospital. Of everywhere I've ever worked (as a unit coordinator) Surgical ICU was my favorite, and I think ER would be second, but I really love patients who are sedated and can't complain and the fast paced environment
The wait is killing me!! I applied at the TTUHSC branch in Odessa... the butthole of Texas, but it's where I'm stuck for a while!
I worked for almost 6 years as a Unit Coordinator at 2 different hospitals. Most large, and some smaller, hospitals staff this position. It is mostly clerical, answering phones and what not, but you are in the middle of the action, usually with a desk right in the middle of the nurses station. I learned SO MUCH from this job, and I loved it! Usually it doesn't require any previous school or work experience, its worth looking into! Also, you might look into admitting. Even though you will mostly just be dealing with insurance, its still a good job to get used to talking to patients and working in a hospital setting. Just browse through the job listings on your local hospital's web site, you might be surprised at how many non-clinical jobs are available.
I agree, they are terrible. I put 6 references down, and NOT ONE received an email from them! I had to delete and re-enter them SEVERAL times before 5 of the 6 finally got the email, one never did. Also took well over a month for my transcripts to show up. When I tried to call I got a recorded message saying they were sorry, the call volume was too high to take my call, and then it disconnected me. When I emailed I got an automated "be patient" response. SO FRUSTRATING! Still waiting for my GPA to be calculated, I'll be glad when I'm done with them!
Such a nerve-racking wait!! I only applied for one BSN program. My pre-rec gpa is a 3.92, but I was a horrible student in my early years and they factor in all classes from all schools and don't do grade replacement, so my cumulative is going to be significantly lower (STILL waiting for NursingCAS to calculate!), which makes me nervous!! Made a 92.8 on my TEAS, 5 letters of recommendation from nurses, charge nurses, and clinical managers I have worked with, and almost 6 years working in hospital ICUs/ER. My school of choice doesn't do interview, they concider the personal statement to be your interview, and I feel like mine was pretty good. I feel like I've done everything I can to make my application as good as possible, now just waiting!! It was due Feb 1st, and won't hear anything until mid-march at the earliest, beginning of Feb at the latest.
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