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  1. Just let me be...
    I'm an RN and I don't let anyone make me feel like the OP feels so I don't understand why she feels a need to vent if she didn't allow others to put her down. LPNs and RNs have overlapping...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. New Grad RN need not apply
    First, with regards to the undertones and overtones: I'm not sure how much clearer I can make my opinion. Second, I have gone a lot longer than the OP without getting even an interview so I know...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. New RN in LTC...is that a good idea?
    Don't get discouraged. It sounds like you did the right thing for yourself and the residents. I had to walk away from my first position as well because I was not comfortable with being the only nurse...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. How many New Grads from 2009 still don't have jobs?
    I had the best luck with hospitaljobsonline.com and literally went through each Texas (you can specify your state) hospital (almost 400) on the list until I found specific jobs for new grads (very...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad RN need not apply
    OP, I've read some of your previous posts and, with all due respect, I DON'T think you should be a nurse. I would not want someone with your attitude caring for anyone. Many of us on the site have...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Honors BSN unable to find job. Can the college be sued?
    I'm sure your wrote this post out of frustration but with all due respect your wasting energy on this lawsuit idea when you should be getting creative with your job search. Once you find a job I'm...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What to do?
    "They are always looking for people"= HUGE red flag. I worked in a similar place and ended up having to leave due to unacceptable working conditions. I would take the hospital job, hands down!!
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Am I stupid for giving this up?
    I felt the same way for the first week or so but it got better. I did usually have aides to help me. Are you always gonna have aides to assist you? Are you on your own? For me it was all my nerves, I...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. When to know to quit...
    I just finished calling my two weeks notice to my DON and decided to check the site for similar stories to make me feel better and I literally think we work at the same facility. I have never been so...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. LPN??? RN???
    Find out your place on the "waiting list" if they have one, finish your prereqs and if you have your lpn you should only have a year to go to get your rn and at least youll have exp under your belt....
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any body had to redo nursing school?
    There will ALWAYS be reasons to quit. I could have walked away so many times and no one would have blamed me but I didn't and am now on my way to a new career, a new life in a new city and much more...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. PTO - how much do you get at your hospital?
    Thats sounds really low. I average 208 per year based no 8 hrs per 2 weeks.
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Negotiate pay
    I was told by an instructor that nurses should move to a new position every 1-2 years and take advantage of the increased pay when taking a new position. He said as a nurse manager when he hired...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is 53k for school worth it?
    New grads in TX are having a horrible time finding work. I would be very suspicious of their claims of job ops!!
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No one told me....
    I have plantar facsitis and it sounds pretty similar to what you've described. I am now using arch supports, hopefully it will resolve.
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. It's official. I got a job!
    Congrats!! I just accepted a position at a small private hospital and the 3 months it took to get one interview seemed like a lifetime. Good Luck!!
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Care Aide work vs. RN work?
    RN's sometimes may not do as much "aide work" as lpn's or cna's but the RN is responsible for the overall care of the patient and interpreting the patient's changes in BP, breathing rate, temp, etc...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Ignorance is bliss
    I completely sympathize, I didnt get a phone call for months and I basically lucked into a position. To me the shortage is "experienced nurses" and not new nurses. Best of luck!
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. seeking employment
    I graduated in Dec of 09 and just barely got a position(basically becuase a male nurse was desperatley needed) and my best advice would be to apply all over the state. I am moving to a new town and...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Newbie Needs Advice
    What helped start making A's was to determine what class you will be taking right after a break (summer, holiday, spring break) and read a seperate study guide pertaining to that subject. There are...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Working during nursing school
    I can tell you that when I worked 30 hours a week in nursing school it seemed like the worst time of my life but I had to do it and made A's. Don't get me wrong though, some days you'll wish you were...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Need advice.  ADN or BSN. Pls help!
    I am currently looking for my first position and the majority of the jobs I've seen have an emphasis on "experience" above all else.
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling weird about graduating
    I felt the same way but graduating five months ago and not getting a single interview changed my attitude from "I want to work where I am gonna be happy" to "I just want to work". Luckily I have had...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Need advice.  ADN or BSN. Pls help!
    I just received my 2 year degree and am looking for a job. If I had gone the BSN route I would have another year or more before I could start earning money. I am enrolled in a BSN program now but I...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. When I Was a New Grad . . .
    Thanks for the story, I am a newly licensed nurse looking for my first job and I'm still reading review books becuase I'm terrified of starting as a new nurse.
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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