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  1. Why do you want to work in Peds?  Interview Question
    When preparing for any interview question, it is best to start with the truth. Why do you want to work peds? Start with that as the foundation for your answer. Making something up (or borrowing...
    4:22 pm
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. "Calling" and "profession"
    The definitions that most people use of the word "profession" do not relate to anything religious. While religious people have used the "profess" term regarding their beliefs, non-religious people...
    4:14 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 4.0 in nursing school?
    As others have said, extreme perfection can be pathological. And focusing too much on your grades can hinder your learning and your clinical performance by stifling your risk-taking and...
    4:09 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I want my MSN, but...
    I think the main thing is that people need to stop confusing an "academic degree" with a "job role." Those are 2 different things -- just like an ADN or BSN, etc. is not the same as working as a...
    3:58 pm
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  5. Injured Nurse, Can I still teach?
    I agree with the previous poster. If your plan is to teach undergraduate clinicals, that might be a problem with your disability. Talk with your doctor about your long-term prognosis and be sure...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. I want my MSN, but...
    I was also going to suggest a Clinical Nurse Leader program. I think there needs to be a little tweaking of the job expectations of the graduates of those programs ... but the education they receive...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. Pay for parking?
    My experience has been mixed. Currently, I don't have to pay ... but I have had to pay in previous jobs.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What do nursing recruiters look for on new grad resumes
    We don't like to see resumes cluttered with routine clinical experiences. It makes it hard for us to find "the good stuff" buried in amongst the meaningless stuff. We prefer to see applicant...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. How heavily are pre reqs weighed?
    Each school has different criteria for selecting their students. So you will have to ask about the system/criteria at the schools where you will be applying. I used to be a member of an...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do I begin my nursing education??
    To try to clear things up a bit for you ... RN is not an academic degree that you get from a school. It is a license to practice nursing that the state gives you after you pass a test called the...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. nursing shortage
    I think the OP's interpretation of the situation is overly simplistic. The situation is much more complex than as described in the OP. In reality, very few hospitals are trying to "get rid of"...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Pretty sure I passed today!!!! My second attempt!
    Sep 11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Feeling guilty about maternity leave
    As a single woman with no kids who has had to cover for other people's honeymoons, maternity leaves, sick kids, etc. ... I say ... Do NOT feel guilty about taking it off. If you were stretching...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Employment physical
    Most places I have worked have required a general health screening -- but not a detailed physical exam. Failure to tell the truth in the screening, if discovered, would lead to automatic...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Easier said than done. We all work in the same office suite and the lunch room is part of that geographic space. It is expected that I be part of the group. To not eat with the group would result...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I have this problem at work. I work with several very religious people and we all eat lunch together. Church/religion comes up regularly. Most of the time, it is "harmless" conversational stuff...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. New Grad, First Job, Should I stay
    I say "keep the job." It's not being very nice to your employer ... but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. The 3 months of experience will help you learn and may help you get your next...
    Sep 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Was nursing a good choice?
    I strongly agree with the previous posts. For me, nursing was more of a practical career choice than a passionate one. I think that has helped me tolerate some of the disappointments I have...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Is this worth my time?
    If you know for sure that you want to be a nurse -- become a nurse. Don't waste time, energy and MONEY on a bunch of other stuff you don't need. Go to a BSN program right away if that is possible...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    Ugh! While I like having SOME information with my badge (some emergency phone numbers/codes I wouldn't remember when I needed them fast) -- it's gotten out of control. Too much stuff!
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Please help critique my cover letter
    I strongly agree with the previous poster on all points. By saying that you want Maternal-Child, NICU, etc., you are announcing that you will not stay long in any other types of jobs, thereby...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  22. Best undergrad. major before BSN/MSN program?
    I don't understand why you want to spend another 3 years of college (and all that money) getting a non-nursing degree if what you want to be is a nurse? Why not transfer into a nursing program now...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  23. More on for profit schools
    My sentiments exactly. If the school is not good enough to spend YOUR money, please don't spend MY money on it. I have no objections to helping veterans go to school ... but I do ask that my...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is it worth it to go into nursing?
    If it is really something you want to for a living, then give it a try. A lot of young people say they are prepared for it to be tough, and then they actually experience some tough times ... and...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Writing a paper for Intro to Nursing class
    Here is how to pick a good paper topic: 1. Identify some broad general areas of nursing that interest you. What type of nurse do you hope to be? When you picture yourself as a nurse 5 years...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance