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  1. Nursing Managers- How did you get there?
    Just curious if you all started out wanting to go into management, or if you wound up there. When did you realize you wanted to go into management? I have a background in ICU/CCU, Psych, ER, and...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Clinical Ladder at a small hospital
    What do you mean by clinical ladder?
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Telemetry or Sub Acute for New Grad?
    TELE for sure!!!!!! No weekends!! Hello! But seriously, it all depends on the ultimate goal you have for your NP. IMO, hospital work will give your better opportunities in the long run! And...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Sad. Not Doing Good on Orientation
    I was a new grad in the ICU. Our unit hired many. And some sank, others swam. I swam.
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Sad. Not Doing Good on Orientation
    How long is your orientation? How long have you been on orientation?
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Sad. Not Doing Good on Orientation
    Did you want to work in ICU? ICU is not for everyone. Which particular areas do you find you're struggling with?
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. RN-BSN or RN-MSN someone help!
    Usually you can go ASN-MSN in about the same amount of time you could go ASN-BSN. MSN will pay off way more in the long run and set you apart from others.
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. If ICU is long term goal, Med/Surg Hospital or Med/Surg LTAC ?
    I'd go with the 300 bed M/S. You can network with their ICU and possibly transfer after you've been there a while
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. RN New Graduate Challenges - 2011
    I took wound care through a nursing education company in OC called AANE consultants. The EKG class I took through California School of Health Sciences. It was $150 for a very intense 3 day class....
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Worst case scenario needle stick
    Please keep us updated! We care!
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. RN New Graduate Challenges - 2011
    I graduated in May 2010 from a college in Georgia, and I moved to Orange County a few days after graduation. I didn't go to school in California, did not yet have CA endorsement (had a Georgia RN),...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. Question from a pre-nursing student at GPC
    There are other ADN programs out there, but none that have an nclex pass rate like GPC. GPC is a rigorous program which will prepare you for nursing like no other.
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  13. GPC nursing
    Graduated in 2010, but when I applied you had to have Anatomy and Physiology under your belt before you could apply. If you are a dedicated good student, you can work while going to school, but it...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  14. GPC Spring 2012
    I am a 2010 GPC grad and can honestly say it was a fantastic program albeit tough, but I truly believe I was way more prepared than any other programs' graduates, ASN or BSN. Go for it! I have my...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  15. How long is your commute?
    3 miles. Free parking I park right in front of the side entrance to ICU, so it takes me a whopping 36 seconds to walk from my car to our unit :D
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Best and worst states for new grads?
    Stay away from Northern California, probably best to steer clear of the entire state actually
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Best and worst states for new grads?
    Atlanta. Of course, most of my class had jobs immediately after graduation, but we all did clinicals there and had an 'in'
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Worst case scenario needle stick
    So sorry to hear about this. Breathe. Know you are not alone and you have MANY people praying for you and thinking about you.
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hesi & ATI help anyone????
    Been there, done that. I feel your pain. Do all the practice tests for all the semesters and then review things you may have forgotten (ie: I reviewed OB/Peds with Reviews and Rationales Series Books...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. hr hiring process???
    Stay on top of it! If you don't hear from HR by next week, I'd call. But it sounds like it's a pretty firm offer
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. GPA for acceptance????
    It would depend on your program's requirements. I don't think a 3.47 is likely to be rejected in most instances. This is nursing school, not med school. Of course, you still have to take your...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. descrimination in nursing
    Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and the pig loves it
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. descrimination in nursing
    Why are we wasting time with this individual? Someone with spelling/grammar like this will NEVER make it through pre-reqs for a nursing program.......
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Tell me about yourself question
    Talk about your GOALS in Nursing. Why did you want to become a nurse? What do you want to achieve? List your academic qualifications- honors, accolades, etc, relevant clinical experiences, why you...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. TIPS/Info for passing NCLEX
    Take it as soon as possible after graduating. Yes, even before you take that trip to Hawaii.
    May 13, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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