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  1. New Grad Resigned from 2 jobs within last 8 months
    My preceptor is one of my floors absolute best nurses. He has been on our unit for over ten years. My preceptor told me about how when he was done with his new grad orientation he was a disaster. ...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. New Grad Resigned from 2 jobs within last 8 months
    I'm a new grad in an ICU setting and while its been stressful and tough I absolutely love it and have done fairly well with a ton of support and lots of training. So I disagree with posters that say...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Which unit would be better?
    Which unit seems like you'll get the most support from? Which unit has the nurse manager that you meshed well with? Was there a unit where the nurses seemed particularly happy and helpful? What is...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Tips for a NICU New Grad?
    I would love to get the report sheet as well. Do you mind emailing it to me? Thanks so much!
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. HPU
    HPU
    GO to UH Manoa!!!! It has some minor headaches as well but its a great school. I cannot stress this enough...GO TO UH Manoa!! Good luck and congratulations!
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  6. New grad  nurses- what did you do to get hired?
    Move!!!-that is my biggest and best suggestion. I moved from San Francisco to Idaho. Not my ideal spot at first but let me tell you I found an amazing job, in an amazing hospital, and I've never...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Sad day for a want to be experienced RN =...(
    That is so heart-breaking. I had this happen to a girlfriend that got a job in an LA-area hospital so it can happen anywhere. About the legality of what they did-unfortunately with new grads...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Indomethacin as IVH Prophylaxis???
    We had a 23 weeker on our unit and an MD prescribed two rounds of Indomethacin as a prophylais for IVH for this kiddo. I read the research that was done in 1988 and I wasn’t completely convinced by...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Hawaii RN jobs? Anyone from Hawaii?
    Its really really hard in Hawaii to get a job as a new grad. Its become a basically who do you know game. I suggest getting a home health RN job. I know Wilson Home Health is good for new grads. ...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Anxiety at work...Feelings of panic attacks?
    I am 4 weeks in, starting on my 5th week of my first nursing job in an icu unit and I am definitely having problems with anxiety. I feel the acute responsibility I have to my patients, aware of the...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. pick a state, any state
    I got an interview with a hospital in Colorado Springs fairly quickly so I would check out the hospitals in that area and apply, even when it says experience preferred. Also Texas definitely has...
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. "you're just not ready..."
    P.S. one really important thing I had to learn was don't take everything so personally. She is not attacking you personally. Don't get defensive. Think of it as a boot camp where you are willing...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. "you're just not ready..."
    A step-down ICU med/surg unit has got to be one of the hardest places for a new grad to start. So first off, bravo for jumping into the deep end of the pool and just realize that its going to take...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. So say you pass NCLEX and can't obtain a new grad job right away what should you do?
    I worked as a home health RN while filling out as many applications as possible for positions all over the country and...whamo two months later I had a job. I had to move cross country...but it was...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. New Grad in SF Bay Area
    The Bay Area is ridiculously tough right now but still send out your applications to those medical centers hiring new grads-UCSF, Oakland Children's (if peds) , Stanford, SF VA, UC Davis, etc. Other...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. calling ALL newly licensed NURSES.......[3yrs<]
    Graduated BSN 8/2010 in Hawaii Passed Nclex 10/2010 Hired 1/2011 Will begin work 2/2011 in Idaho
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. I think I might be moving across the country for my first RN job...
    I moved a couple thousand miles away, across an ocean and to a climate 50 degree cooler, for my dream job and I don't regret it for a second. True, it's hard re-establishing a life somewhere else. ...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. down, dejected, and tired of the cheerleading
    It's really tough out there, so I hear you. One piece of advice I have to you is get a job in home health. I did and it was the best thing I ever did. First, it was great in keeping up my skills...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Contacting unit director about a job
    I think email is great because it is not as confrontational as showing up in person and the unit manager can read the email on his/her own time. I think it never hurts to show your passion and...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Getting a job in the NICU
    You have to do some research and find the hospitals in your area that are open to hiring new grads right now. Three years ago a lot of the NICU's were accepting new grads now its much harder to find...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. NICU PBDS
    I have read some of the other PBDS postings but thought I would post and see if I can get any more insight. I am a new grad who landed a dream job in the NICU. I just found out that I will be given...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. St. Luke's Clinical Orientation PBDS
    I am a new grad that will be going through orientation soon. Has anyone else gone through the PBDS and can tell me what this includes? What are the written questions that are asked and what nursing...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Idaho Nursing
  23. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    I'm sorry Ruby Vee and others but I disagree that a lot of new grads act entitled. I have been on that graduate student website everyday for the past 7 months and I have come across only a handful...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    I've noticed that people are a tad touchy on this site. I don't think the poster was really thinking he/she has to bend over and take it just because the job was a night shift position. Having to...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    I went the honest route during my first job interview and...I didn't get the job and I really regretted it. With that being said when I look back on it it wasn't the job for me and I was able a to...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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