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  1. Finally got an interview but need advice!
    I thought out my answers ahead of time, and I even typed them out and spoke them out loud to myself. Rehearsing may seem stupid, but once you've visualized yourself saying this to the recruiter/RN...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. what to do during the gap after graduation as a RN?
    I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to volunteer at a medical tent at the Boston Marathon as a new grad. Maybe there is something like that around your area?
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 3rd night and very discouraged
    Are you stuck with this ONE preceptor? Any chance you can get a different nurse to precept you? If I were you, I would definately talk to the other new grads and see if there is any chance you can...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. so I blush really bad...
    Maybe you can try working the night shift! If you blush in the dark...your patients cant see you! :p But seriously, I would talk to my PMD and see if there is something that you can take because...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. -How long did it take you to find a job as a new grad?
    Ortho/Surgical floor!! =)
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. How I Got My First Nursing Job
    Thats an AWESOME story!! Everything happens for a reason is my quote that I kept telling myself because I too applied to over 150 jobs, and got rejected SO many times. I just got hired to work at my...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. -How long did it take you to find a job as a new grad?
    Graduated May 2009 in Boston Applied to about 150 jobs, including out of state Finally JUST got hired last week for a FT position at the hospital where I am a CNA. So it took about 15 months.
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Have you ever had to nurse through a water shutdown?
    Like April, RN said, in Boston a few months back we had a water shortage for a couple days. It was rough. At first, we didn't know what we were going to do, but thankfully the kitchen just sent up...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why are you an Ortho Nurse?
    Fellow nurses! I have a plain and simple question for all your Orthopedic fanatics out there. WHY ORTHO?? I would like to know what it is about orthopedic surgical patients that you...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  10. JOB iDEAS WHiLE iN FULL TiME SCHOOL.
    I honestly couldnt even read your post because of the way you typed it. Cut it out!!! It hurts our eyes!!!! Thanks. :D
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. It's all about the budget
    On my floor, charge nurse no longer gets a 1$ incentive, and now they are taking anywhere from 1-3pts...so basically, we DONT have a charge nurse to help facilitate and assist sometimes cuz they are...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. First Job Interview ever.....
    Send a thank you note to whomever you interviewed with after you interview. Smile. Wear a suit. Bring extra copies of your resume and cover letter since you may not know how many people you are...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. manual BP's?
    try doing a manual on a KICKING...SCREAMING 2 yr old. Being in Pediatrics is tough. almost ALL the kids here have automatic BP's checked. Also, we have little tiny 7 day old peanuts that need BP's...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What's the status on new grad positions in BOSTON?
    STATUS: There are NONE! I also work as a CNA in a major boston hospital. Been there for almost two years. I graduated in May 2009 and been a nurse since Nov 2009. I spoke to my RN manager and...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Quick question for night-shift nurses
    I work with kids and I mostly do nights, so when I go in to do vitals I take the flash light, turn it on and flip it upside down and prop it up on the bedside table. Its perfect. Not too much light...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I have the interview, now what?
    You NEED to have a nice strong hand shake. I can not tell you how many times I have shook someones hand & it was LIMP and flimsy. It turned me off completely and immediately they lost points with me....
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Got accepted to Nursing school...but I want a tattoo :(
    I got my tat in June of 08...i think it was a cpl weeks before my first med-surg rotation...so I lucky had enough time for it to recover =)
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Got accepted to Nursing school...but I want a tattoo :(
    I have a tattoo on my right wrist and I got it during nursing school. I LOVE IT. What's great about this is that my tattoo is small enough so that my watch covers it! And I only wear my watch at work...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Job helps for us new grads!
    THAT SO INTERESTING! wow...nice technique!!
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Job helps for us new grads!
    invisible flower? What do you mean?? Im a bit confused...
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. will i be able to get a job in a hospital as a graduate nurse or cna?
    I know in my area (Massachusetts) most of the time, hospitals will not hire you if you are already a licensed nurse for a CNA position. Some hospitals even go as far as letting go CNA's as soon as...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Inept New Grads?
    Being a new grad myself, it is very concerning that you would automatically place these RN's in such a negative light. I am sure they must be trying their very best seeing that 3 months orientation...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. IF you WEREN'Ta nurse, what would you be???
    Broadcast Journalism. Most definately.
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why did you join allnurses??
    Well I joined cuz... WHY NOT! :D
    May 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. July Washington Hospital Center RN Residency
    UPDATE: Just got an email from them asking me to come in for an interview. Looks like they have about 6 or 7 days in June for new grads to come in to interview. Anyone else hear anything?
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing


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