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  1. Someone's got to love their job.. help
    wow, I suggest you re-read your last post and listen to your intuition. My guess is this time next year, you'll have bank, but be MISERABLE. Hope some of the patients you care for will be better off...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Someone's got to love their job.. help
    I found Public Health nursing more to my liking. I love educating clients, hooking them up with referrals and providing nursing care that is more holistic and preventative. I work in Lead poisoning...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I got a job!!!took 3.5 years!
    Fantastic! I believe the economy is starting to pick up and so will hiring of us old new grads!
    Mar 15
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. New Nurse Needs Help!!!
    Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition (Paperback) by Dale Dubin Hands down THE best! you will have a solid understanding instead of memorizing
    Mar 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Second Interview for County PHN Position
    If you haven't had your interview yet...my second was easier than the first - I met the Director, Doctor, and preceptor nurse. They had more of a conversation with me rather than a panel of...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  6. Need to interview Public Health RN
    I think getting a face to face interview would be much more valuable and interesting for you. I agree that your Public health dept. would be the best place to connect.
    Jan 31
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. California Public Health Nursing
    I'm a recent BSN grad from CA and, yes, the PHN certification is included in the program. It wasn't until I had the public health curriculum that found my "calling". I love this job. You're lucky...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  8. Ugghhh, another new nurse...
    Personally, I am so happy that I have a job and doing what I've always wanted to do. Think how horrible it would be for you (if it is getting on your nerves) to struggle through school, years of...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Job searching while out of town visiting family, advice please
    @ MrChicagoRN Yes, I would also consider relocating to Northern KY. I was born and raised a "buckeye" :) With all of my extended family still living out there, it would be a quick & easy...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Job searching while out of town visiting family, advice please
    Thank you for your reply...it is kind of a catch 22. I don't want to relocate until I have a job lined up and I understand why facilities wouldn't want to hire unless I was a resident. I wonder if...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Job searching while out of town visiting family, advice please
    I am a recent CA RN-BSN grad with 8 months of LTC experience. My job prospects locally are very limited and I have exhausted any hopeful employment within an hours drive from my home. I believe...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Has anyone used a PowerPoint presentation to add to the interview?
    Thanks for your advice! Within the interview I discussed my computer program abilities and think that was all that was necessary. I must have done something right, because they have requested another...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Has anyone used a PowerPoint presentation to add to the interview?
    I am scheduled for a second interview with the county public health dept. I applied in Jan. as a new grad BSN, PHN. My initial interview was in late March and unfortunately I was rejected due to lack...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. New Grad Interviewing for Fast Food
    See if you have a local One Stop Unemployment office or similar department that can help you gain confidence in your interview skills. They provide opportunities to learn skills and practice mock...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Sorry state of  Nursing ...
    My first job as a new grad was filled with unprofessional behavior and disrespect for coworkers. I thought maybe it was just the facility, but after reading so many posts and talking to seasoned...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How long did it take for you to get a response after Public Health interview?
    I applied for a county PHN position in early January, interviewed in March and was rejected in April due to lack of experience (new RN-BSN grad), about a six week wait before I got the letter. I just...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  17. new grad/ltc
    I was a new RN grad tired of getting turned down by hospitals. I finally got a job as night charge nurse - 58 LTC residents and only 2 CNA's. I was scheduled to have 2 weeks orienting but only had 6...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Is there any hope for the BSN who never had experience to get a job?
    I could have written this post!!! I'm an ADN grad of '10 and BSN of '12. I also put my career on hold while raising a family. I finally stopped looking for jobs at hospitals after having been...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. PHN I advice please
    I am a new grad with less than three months experience at myfirst job in LTC. I received a call foran interview for a PHN I position that I applied for back in January. While I enjoy LTC nursing,...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  20. comfort care?
    I am anew RN grad that finally found a job at a SNF. My acute care training didn't provide me with LTC experience regarding "comfort care". I would appreciate any advice for my situation. I have a...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Please help!  Questions I haven't read here yet....so curious!!!
    I finally got a job after two years searching at a LTC / Sub-acute facility...I go home each morning (night shift) skeeeered! First nursing job, three weeks in and I'm responsible for 60 residents...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Nursing socks... Do they help? And what kind to buy?
    I won't go to work without them they make a big difference in my energy level. I purchase mine from footsmart.com. They have a wide variety to choose from. I like the light weight moderate support....
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. New grad, needing encouragement!
    I just started at a LTC last week also. They asked if I would cut short my training by two days and I said no. I'm taking the full 8 days I was told I would get. I mean, really? 58 residents!!! I'm...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Complete surprise, in a good way, LTC experience so far
    After two years searching and many rejections for lack of experience, I finally got a job in a LTC facility - start nights this Saturday. I hope that I will have a similar experience. Thanks for your...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. New Grad Nurses struggling to find jobs - CNN Reporter wants to hear from you
    netglow;7111959 "No no no! Don't keep going back to school! Beyond a BSN, without nursing work experience, additional degree education means nothing! So many nurses have gone right back to school...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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