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  1. 0 Hello everyone! I'm an RN in Portland. Just thought I"d say hello! I graduated less than a year ago so if anyone has questions let me know!

    GI-RN
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    About GI-RN-PDX

    GI-RN-PDX has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'GI'. From 'Oregon'; Joined Jan '09; Posts: 5.

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  3. Visit  lilikoi profile page
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    Hello GI-RN. Did you graduate from a school here in Portland?
  4. Visit  woknblues profile page
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    Hi! Welcome!

    How was/is the job search?
  5. Visit  GI-RN-PDX profile page
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    I graduated from Linfield. The job search was easy! Got the 1st job I applied for.
  6. Visit  lilikoi profile page
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    Hello again GI-RN,

    I am starting Linfield's program on Monday. If you have any advice to offer please let me know. Congrats on the new job!
  7. Visit  sun&moon profile page
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    Hi GI-RN

    Congratulations! Tell me, did you know where you wanted to work before graduating or did your experience in nursing school change that? Do you recommend applying straight to the area you want to work in or is the age old "do your time on the floor" still apply?
    Thanks.
  8. Visit  Spatialized profile page
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    Welcome to the ranks!

    Believe me, you're lucky to have gotten the first job you applied for, especially in this market.

    Quote from sun&moon
    Hi GI-RN

    Congratulations! Tell me, did you know where you wanted to work before graduating or did your experience in nursing school change that? Do you recommend applying straight to the area you want to work in or is the age old "do your time on the floor" still apply?
    Thanks.
    If you have the desire to work in a particular specialty area, go for it. Really, gone are the days where you have to "do your med-surg time" before moving on to a specialty. I would however, recommend it especially if you're wanting to go into critical care, even ER. The time on the floor gives you a chance to hone time management and assessment skills (you learn to rely on your powers of assessments rather that numbers and machines...) prior to be tossed in with the sickest most difficult patients in the house. But that's just me.

    Tom
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