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  1. Can't stop dreaming about work...when will it end??
    I am 4 months in and I wake up in the middle of the day after sleeping and think that I fell asleep at work...then I start to wonder who is taking care of my patients and i get nervous because I...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How long until you felt comfortable/ confident at work?
    I have heard from many nurses that 6 months to a year gets you feeling comfortable witht the basics. Beyond that a few more years get's you at the point where you feel like you are a good nurse. I am...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I can't seem to get a job in nursing, should I look into something else for now?
    I ended up working with PSA for about 6 weeks. About 2 weeks into it I landed a job at a childrens hospital and decided not to continue with PSA. I was not that comfortable in the home as a new grad...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Wanting to work at Children's Hospital
    May sound crazy, but I worked in peds home health for a month and through that time was applying for jobs at a local childrens hospital. I got a call back from the childrens hospital after putting my...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. New Grad RN Angst
    I feel that exact same way! Great post :) I can't wait until I feel more comfortable with the job!
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. How long was your orientation
    I'm a new grad working in PCU and eventually cross training in PICU. I was told that 6-8 weeks was the norm for PCU but I could have more if I needed it. The new grad PICU nurses get 6 months of...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. At what point should you add a job to your resume?
    I put my first nursing job on my resume immediatly and got a call from a hospital for a full time position just a few weeks later. I think that first job is what helped me land this one. Truth is, I...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. PDN is killing me!
    I also did private duty after graduation because I could not find a job in the hospital. I hated private duty but I had bills to pay and I wanted a nursing job. I kept applying to hospitals and once...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. new grad!
    That's great that they don't just throw you in. I did orient a couple days with other nurses at one house but then they started to want to send me all over the place without any direction or...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. new grad!
    Hey! How long have you been taking cases? What are your kids (or adults) like? I also did this as a new grad but I got simple kids with g-tubes and such. When they tried to send me somewhere without...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Job Uncertainty, help!
    If anything, I think I would be more comfortable to talk with someone I know personally about something like this. I know she is your boss but she is human too. I am sure you are not the first nurse...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  12. Books: keep'em or sell'em
    I kept my Fundamentals book but I have found that I never ever use it for information. I wish I would have sold it. However, I have found my Med Surg book to be invaluable... I always look up stuff...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. New grad nightmare...
    I am so sorry that you have to put up with a place like this. I also feel for the patients... I have never worked in LTC but as a recent grad I know how tough the job market is and I agree someone...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Dumb Question
    Sorry my answer looks all crazy I copied and pasted it from Word.
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Dumb Question
    Of course ask about things you donít understand but also ask things likeÖ 1) How do we prepare a room for new admits based on acuity of pt? 2) What is the admit process? What is my role?...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New grad trying hard not to give up...
    Just wanted to say good luck on your in person interview! They must have liked you or you wouldn't have been asked to come in person :) You will do great!
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Pediatric Position help
    Yeah sounds like you already have a really good start and contact with some key people. I would just let those people know what you want because someone may be able to help you get there :) I guess I...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Soooo tempting!
    Do it! :)
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. Your Starting Salary?
    $21.50 Base pay + $1.00 for BSN = $22.50 + $3.25 for night shift = $25.75 + $5.00 for weekends =$30.75 In Florida
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Advice for anxious new RN the day before starting job
    Experience is the only thing that can ease that anxiety. Last night was my very first night working in the hospital. My preceptor was talking so fast and overloading me with information at first and...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. How long did it take you to get into your dream nursing Job?
    After graduation this past May all I could think about was L&D. I applied to every position in my state. No luck. Imagine that. :) Then out of nowhere I got an interview for a Peds position and a job...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Pediatric Position help
    I started in Peds home heath which made me a little uncomfortable as a new grad but I believe it is what landed me my job in the children's hospital. I only worked in home health for 2 months before...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. Entering CCN Peds
    I would think that your experience would be of intrest to hiring managers in the PICU. In homecare you are working with these patients all by yourself. This shows that you are comfortable in your...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. New grad trying hard not to give up...
    A lot of times it just comes down to luck. I hate to say that, but I was in your position just a month ago. Graduated in May and passed NCLEX in July. Applied to every job I could find since...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. New Grads / First Job Survey
    Degree type: BSN Graduation month/year: May 2012 Sex: female Age range: 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55+: 25-29 Job Setting: Hospital Geographical Location: Florida...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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