1. Trying to add something to the board besides program related threads
    Pick any question or answer all!!

    How are you finding the job climate?
    Do you have to travel to work?
    Are most RNs finding themselves at LTC/SNF/LTACH facilities?
    Do you like being a nurse?
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    About sunshyne17

    Joined: Dec '11; Posts: 190; Likes: 86


  3. by   williams84
    Hello, sunshyne! I agree that this board is mostly run by education programs. I don't know why they felt the need to combine them. Anyway, I haven't started working at my new job yet (not until 2/10), but I did pass the NCLEX on Tuesday. I feel so ready to get to work. I got an OR job in Williamsport. It's about a 25 minute commute and I will be working rotating days. My coworkers are really young from what I've experienced in OR's before, so I look forward to that. My director seems very open and wants nurses who are ready to take on leadership roles. I'm a big fan of that.

    I can't answer most of your questions because I haven't started yet, but I really like the idea of starting a statewide discussion. Good luck with your career!
  4. by   11nick
    I live in a very rural part of the state. Only one hospital/medical ctr w/in 50 min drive. I just graduated in Dec and got a job at a hosp about 50 min from home. So far, I really like it. The staff is really friendly, and is very open to the rookie. I've not experienced "eating their young", and hope I don't deal with it during my training.
    I do see the job market as very poor, though. I was the person in my class confirmed to have a job prior to graduation. I know of one other who has since been hired. There may have been others as well, but I don't keep in touch with everyone.
    I wanted the challenge of trauma or ICU. I got hired in ICU and am thankful to have found a job. I bust my butt. When I come across something that I'm not clear on, I either ask, or make a note and then research it when I get home. Very much like being right back in school again.
  5. by   sunshyne17
    thanks for the comments!!

    foxessb1 - congrats on passing NCLEX! Is it anything like what you thought it would be?! Congrats on landing an OR job at a hospital so soon. You must have really wowed them.

    11nick - I will be traveling for my job too. I am both anxious and apprehensive somehow.
  6. by   adamRn79
    I work in a hospital is Pittsburgh, drive 15 mins (3 miles) to work. Work nights only 3 shifts between M-Th. Was offered 2 jobs back in June.