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This is a discussion on Does Oklahoma recognize "graduate nurses" as a hired position? in Oklahoma Nursing, part of United States Nursing ... I hope I am wording this correctly. Can a facility employ a person who has graduated from nursing...by I<3H2O Jun 17, '11I hope I am wording this correctly. Can a facility employ a person who has graduated from nursing school but has not taken boards as a Graduate Nurse? Do they have to stay on as a Nurse Technician? The only thing I can find on the OBON is about the NT and the PNT titles here: https://www.ok.gov/nursing/ed-guide.pdf
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- Jun 19, '11 by mommy.19I know a lot of hospitals will employ individuals with a nursing degree as "graduate nurse externs" until they have passed boards, and their duties are not unlike those of a student in an RN program that goes through an externship during school. The hospital I worked at did not even allow you in scrubs on the floor or the unit until you had a license, but it depends on the hospital. The pay is also commensurate with that of the duties of a patient care tech.
- Jun 19, '11 by zombi LPNMy husband is in a nurse residency program here at Baptist in OKC, so he is orienting as an RN with a preceptor, etc. He takes boards the 29th and unless he fails, following that he is simply a full-time RN new hire.
- Jun 20, '11 by Rob72Short answer-yes. You may/will have some restrictions until you pass, and that depends on the facility.
- Jun 22, '11 by picurn10my hospital does but you can't pass meds at all since you have no license to practice with/under. Students can pass meds because they are working under the license of the clinical instructor.