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  1. So fed up
    I graduated May 2013 and probably 50% of my class have not found hospital positions, or do not work as nurses period, because it is a tough market out there. Even when you do interview well, are...
    Nov 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best Mom/Baby unit in Houston, TX?
    I have a friend that works at Mem Hermann mem. City in mom baby couplet care and she loves it! She transferred there from imu at a hospital that was much closer to her home, but she was miserable...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. New Job in postpartum/advice?
    It's ridiculous with information at our fingertips and so readily available, any prudent nurse would give a new mom such outdated advice. I am glad I found this thread though, because I am applying...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Floater to ms/tele needs advice after a disastrous shift!
    Update: My unit mgr tod me today the after investigation it was revealed that the anesthesiologist accidentally canceled his own order for tele in surgery so the pacu rn wasn't at fault either. Since...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Floater to ms/tele needs advice after a disastrous shift!
    I've worked on the acute care rehab unit for 4 months and was cleared to float after 3 months per policy. Our censuses has been low the past several weeks, so I've floated 4 or 5 times and it hasn't...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Choosing a specialty- should I wait longer
    I was thinking along the same lines with ortho, because I know my faculty doesn't have an designated ortho floor. I wish I could float to the post partum unit. I only went there twice during...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Choosing a specialty- should I wait longer
    Thank you for the advice and it's funny that you mention floating because this week I go on the float list and will likely be floated to m/s neuro/ tele tomorrow, because our census has been very low...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Choosing a specialty- should I wait longer
    Thank you for that wise advice. I guess being almost 50 has me feeling like I need to hurry since I simply don't have 30 years for a career. So I think I will go to the m/s conference and learn as...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Choosing a specialty- should I wait longer
    I am 14 months out of nursing school, worked 5 1/2 months in a SNF and have worked on an acute care inpatient rehab unit now 3 months. Being middle aged I feel like I should be choosing a specialty...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    The next night I worked was much better thank God! I still need to find a rythm for nights though and when I should do my assessments etc. I'm still slow but getting the hang of the charting system...
    Jun 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    I've been at my new hospital position on an inpatient acute care rehab unit for a few weeks now, working days and switched to nights this week and was an unorganized mess :\ The system that was...
    Jun 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. RN - Need Help W Fim Scoring !!!!
    Thank so much for posting this info on FIMS. I'm newly employed on an inpatient acute rehab unit and have to get certified to chart FIMS on my patients, so this helps break it down much better than...
    May 30
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  13. Lets help each other out. Who is hiring New grads: RN or LVN
    Other than new grad programs, Park Manor in Houston routinely hires new grads. The orientation period is short (7days), but you will learn a tremendous amount and you will also receive a lot of help....
    May 3
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Which is better Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center vs. Conroe Reg. Med. Ct
    Honestly it depends on where you will be living and your commute to work preference, because these two facilities are quite far from each other. Do you know what area of town you'll be living in? If...
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Overwhelmed...advice please?
    Well since my first job was in SNF/LTC, I will say what you're experiencing is being thrown in the deep end and being told learn to swim or drown. So you learn the best you possibly can with little...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Career Advice
    If you get a firm offer for the new grad program I would definitely consider it, because the training and experience will likely be better that SNF. I would not drop to prn though until the offer is...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Dear Nurses, I desperately need your help
    Juniper, No matter what your age follow your heart and ask yourself a couple of questions the main being, what is it that I really want to do? What is my passion? I did this when I was trying to...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Finally landed hospital position but fear I have forgotten so much
    After almost a year, 5 interviews and working at a SNF for a few months, I was finally offered a hospital position :D Although I won't be on a high acuity unit I am still quite nervous that I have...
    Apr 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Like kissing my brother...
    I feel your pain and you're correct. It is not only frustrating but demoralizing how some treat you, once they know you are a new grad. It has happened to me time and time again and it would take me...
    Apr 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. How do I know if the interview went well?
    Waiting for that call is always the hardest and most tortuous part. I don't have any magic advice for you other than try to keep busy so you don't obsess too much, but again easier said than done ;) ...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. First job...will it get better?
    It will get better I promise. Working in skilled nursing is very overwhelming and something nursing school and clinicals can not prepare you for. I felt like this every night so your not alone. I...
    Apr 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Put some thought into your interview ouift, it matters!
    I saw a former classmate at an interview yesterday and while she is a very sweet person and I genuinely like her, I don't understand why she wore an inappropriate outfit for an interview. It wasn't...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Rescheduling an interview due to illness and don't want to look bad
    I finally got a call back after calling him almost everyday for 2 weeks straight and interviewed last week. Now I wait again :/
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    Thanks HouTx. I also interviewed at a rehab hospital today and was one of 6 or so interviewing for 3 positions. I can honestly say one of the most difficult things is waiting for a phone call for a...
    Mar 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How to increase chances of Hiring
    Have you tried applying at any long term care facilities? It's not what most of us want to do with our new RN license, but many will hire with no experience and they need nurses badly and usually...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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