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  1. any hospitals easiest to get jobs for a new nurse?
    I wouldn't mind being in an ugly town in CA for a while. If you have any info please let me know or PM me. I've considered travel nursing, but I'm a little worried about the no orientation thing. I'd...
    Apr 13
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. Getting an Out-of-state license before getting a job at the new state?
    Yes. I have 2 active licenses in states I don't practice in. Some nursing boards want a job history on the application to make sure you've practiced in the past 5 years. But if you are a new grad,...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Are cover letters really effective?
    Never forgo a cover letter, especially if your experience level is not as extensive as other nurses. If someone has 20 years experience they might be better able to pull off forgoing it than a nurse...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. any hospitals easiest to get jobs for a new nurse?
    I'm just wondering what hospitals might be easiest to get jobs at with someone with 1.5 years experience in a hospital. 2.5 years as a nurse?
    Apr 12
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Struggling ER travel nurse..
    It sounds like you are being pretty tough on yourself. I totally understand that too, because I am the same way with myself when I miss things that I think I should have caught. A few days ago, I...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Difference between travel and agency work
    This may be a silly question, but whats the difference between a travel assignment versus working through an agency?
    Apr 10
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  7. best hospitals to work for
    I'm wondering what the best hospitals to work for in northern NV are. I mean ratios, pay and work environment. Renown looks like a good hospital to me. It looks like it may be difficult to get a job...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  8. Tailoring the resume for the unit
    I'd put things that you want to stand out at the beginning of the resume. I've heard that sometimes hiring managers wont even read the whole resume, they look at the first page and skim it. I'd also...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Key words
    I've heard that resumes are scanned by software that scans them for key words and that if these aren't in the resume it might not be sent to the hiring manager. Is this true. And if so, does anyone...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. how to perform basic neuro check, not the NIH scale
    I usually ask orientation questions. Where they are, time, situation, seeing if they are A and O x4. I look for facial symmetry and tongue deviation. I test shrug, grip, and dorsi/plantar flexion and...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  11. What experience level is competitive?
    I can do med surg; but I work on a tele/step down floor now. I'd prefer to work in a similar setting. I would feel more comfortable traveling with a solid 2 years under my belt. I am still asking...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  12. What experience level is competitive?
    Thanks for the info Ned. I actually want to/need to move back to CA and the market is crazy for staff positions. I've had some interest from MGA, but I've heard that even if an agency takes an RN...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  13. What experience level is competitive?
    I'm considering agency work and would need it to be full time. Of course I'm looking at staff positions, but want it as a back up plan. I don't know if it will even be an option because I only have...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  14. Patient ratios?
    Wow! That's high. Those ratios seem unsafe to me. Where I work now, it's sometimes 1:5 and that's high considering the acuity of the patients. My unit is like a tele/step down. How is the acuity on...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  15. Patient ratios?
    How are patient ratios in Northern NV on a tele unit? Thanks much for any info :)
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  16. Hospital job in CA or norther NV with 1.5 years
    How is the job market for people with 1.5 years exp in these areas?
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Job market in northern NV for 1.5 years exp
    Just wondering what the job market is like for a nurse with 1.5 years exp in this area in a hospital?
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  18. Is it ever full time work?
    I've been looking in to agency/travel work as it seems pretty easy to get and am wondering if it's full time? I've read that some people get cancelled shifts and there are no guarantees.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  19. 1.5 years experience and staff positions
    Whats the market like for RNs with 1.5 years experience? Where are the best places (locations) to apply? I work in tele. Thanks guys.
    Feb 28
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. 1.5 years experience; worried about agency work
    Hi Been there, done that, I tried to PM you back but it says your inbox is full.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  21. 1.5 years experience; worried about agency work
    I have 1.5 years experience on a tele/step down unit but will need to relocate back to CA soon. I have an ill relative I need to be closer to. I am worried about the job market there, not being able...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  22. Incredibly rude and disrespectful patients and/or their family members
    I don't care much about please and thank you's either as much as I do yelling and screaming and throwing things. Some people just don't say please and thank you. Maybe it's a cultural thing or...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. How do you turn off the stress response?
    I think the nerves go away with time. It's like driving; in the beginning it would make me nervous; now I get into a car and can drive anywhere in most road conditions and feel like I have it down. I...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Please help new grad very anxious and upset.
    SoldierNurse22 gave some good advice. Make/use a good brain sheet and write things down that you need to do. With passing meds be fully present when you are giving meds, thinking about what you are...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How do you know you are ready?
    I think I would really like to work in the Emergency Department, but don't know when I will be ready. I'm still a very new nurse, working on a tele floor. I still have a "brain sheet" that I carry...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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