Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!! - page 17

Hello all, I'm taking this chance to meet other nurses in PA. Who knows, maybe I've meant some of you. I graduated a year ago, and meant a lot of other nursing students in clinicals, and such. ... Read More

  1. by   annaedRN
    Hi Jamie. Glad you are here. I loved my rotation in psych nursing but I don't think I could do it fulltime. What do you do to keep from burning out - fighting an uphill battle so to speak? I do think all nurses need to have a bit of a psych nurse in them! GO STEELERS!!!!! I am originally from Armstrong county Deanna
  2. by   sasha1
    Hi my name is Mary Jane. I live in Pennsylvania and I work in an Emergency Department.
  3. by   lauramae18
    Hi Mary Jane! welcome.
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Hello Mary Jane and Jamie. Welcome to Allnurses. It's a great place to be.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Feb 20, '08 : Reason: Posted wrong name
  5. by   sara1
    I am a recent grad and moving from CA to PA, can anyone help me answer some questions re PA nursing???

    1) Is there a nursing ratio?
    2) What is a good hospital in the philly area to work for as a new grad, which ones have new grad programs etc....also which ones are teaching hospitals?
    3) what is the starting pay for a new grad???

    Any answers would be much appreciated


    sara
  6. by   LadyJRN1
    Hello!

    Sorry I am late, I am always standing on the curb when the train rolls by. I am from central PA and am an RN. Nice to meet everyone!
  7. by   CathLabNursePA
    Just moved to Philly in Jan 08 and love it. Lots of opportunity for RN's. Currently I work in the cardiac cath lab at Presbyterian.
  8. by   Jodie, GN
    Hi there, Im a GN on the ortho unit at a hospital about 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh! Does anyone have any good advice on prep. for the NCLEX????????????????????????????????????????????? ??/
  9. by   CoffeeRTC
    Yikes...it has been years since I took the test. We had a Kaplan review course at Pitt. I got a few books and did them on my own. Good luck!
  10. by   LadyJRN1
    Quote from Jodie, GN
    Hi there, Im a GN on the ortho unit at a hospital about 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh! Does anyone have any good advice on prep. for the NCLEX????????????????????????????????????????????? ??/
    My college in PA offered a week long review course for $300.00 and it was well worth it. I know that Kaplan offers one. I would advise anyone to take a course, it breaks down how to read the questions, not panic at the test site, and how to think about the answers and how they apply to the question. Well worth it!
  11. by   annaedRN
    Does anyone have any good advice on prep. for the NCLEX?
    Hello and welcome. I used Saunders for the content and used Kaplans book for the study/answering techniques. They have a review book that sums up all of the ways to break down and answer questions ( looking for absolutes, eliminating similar answers, etc) I found it very helpful and you can look for it on Ebay to find it inexpensive. Good luck to you!
  12. by   Jodie, GN
    Thanks so much. i got the book a few weeks ago and i agree, its great. thanks again!
  13. by   JoshuaAdamsRN
    Prioritization is key. Know what you would call the doctor for in terms of abnormal labs, what to do yourself, and what to delegate to an unlicensed assistant.

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