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  1. Aurora Hiring Process
    They are notoriously slow
    10:51 am
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  2. Credits from CNA classes to RN program
    We were required to be CNA certified before starting our ADN program. So it was a pre-req but not necessarily counted as credit if that makes sense.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    No one ever posts "and nothing happened". Knowing what the job market is like in your area is important but if being a nurse is where your heart is I say go for it.
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. PRN and scheduled meds
    What the PP said. They don't affect each other so you give the prn as needed and the scheduled dose on time.
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Nursing School changing criteria to pass classes
    I graduated in Dec from an ADN program where 80% is passing, and a C. We have a 98-99% NCLEX pass rate and we are also being hired at a higher rate than other ADNs and many BSNs in our area because...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Anybody know of any school that I can...
    Once you have your ADN and then pass NCLEX and are an Rn you'll look at Rn-BSN programs and they don't require those high school things for the most part.
    Mar 26
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  7. CNA Age?
    I believe you can take the class at 16, but you are more likely to only be able to volunteer because there are things you can't do til 18, especially bathing etc without another legal adult. Taking...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  8. Worried About Finding RN Job After Graduation
    I'm in WI and applying before graduation and sometimes even before NCLEX will get you nothing. So I just waited because I didn't want to apply to jobs and yen have them closed to me after graduation...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Which unit in the hospital is best for a new grad RN? In terms of experience, salary.
    The one that hires you (lol). At this point new grad don't often get their pick of where they want to work. Many hospitals have several med/surg units with different slants but they all give...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. From Nursing Student to Nurse:  Smoothing the Transition
    Thank you! This is fabulous! I'm a new grad and will be starting my first position shortly. It's nerve wracking and terrifying but this is a great read and reminder.
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Not to beat a dead horse... But KAPLAN?
    I did use one of Kaplan's free online quizzes and then I used Lippincott's Alternative Answers to prep.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Yet another "help with interview" thread
    Expect lots of "tell me about a time" questions. I had an interview that was an hour of those. I had prepared well and had lots of scenarios in mind, from clinicals and previous work experience,...
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Not to beat a dead horse... But KAPLAN?
    I'd done well on HESI each semester (ADN program) we took it every semester. So I didn't take the kaplan class and it would have been a waste for me. All if us that tested together (8) passed in...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Another tattoo Discussion
    The facility in WI that I've interviewed with has a policy in place, you can have a 2x2 visible tattoo as long as it isn't offensive, many nurses here have wrist tattoos that fit that requirement. No...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced
    I admit that I'm one of those people that feeling nursing is my calling and who I am not just what I do. I do not hold the delusion that it's true for everyone. It's good to be reminded that all...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Professional Portfolio
    I was never asked for mine. My interview was an hour long and consisted of "tell me about a time" behavioral questions. They also asked me several questions about what I knew about the hospital and...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. TCU or hold out for hospital
    You don't HAVE to work in a hospital. You should work where you want. The grey thing about nursing is that there isn't one right answer. It sounds like the TCU job is a good fit for you. I'd take it!
    Mar 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Applying to Many Hospitals in One System: Generic Cover Letter?
    My cover letters were customized for each "chain" and stated that I was applying to various registered nurse positions with XYZ. I got an interview pretty quickly, and now I'm waiting to hear...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Did I get the job?
    I'm waiting after my interview too. I hate waiting. I received the benefit package prior to my interview (after a phone screening) including pay rate for new grad RNs with no experience, how pto is...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Bedside report is so much easier
    I don't know any hospitals in my area that have shared rooms so confidentiality isn't an issue.
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is anyone else terrified of the STAR-style interviews?
    Before interviewing I wrote out several scenarios and prepared myself for those questions. I had my first interview last week (passed nclex this week Wed) and my interview was an hour of nothing but...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. What are my chances?
    Well you can take my info for what it's worth but after being accepted to both MATC's ADN program and Cardinal Stritch's ADN program (which I think they have phased out) I skipped the high price tag...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  23. Is my nursing school too selective?
    i know for myself my school has had a 99% NCLEX pass rate for over 3 years, we went 5 semesters at 100% until one or two people failed lol. We also get phone calls for surveys to determine who is...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is my nursing school too selective?
    We started with 88 and graduated 50 after 4 semesters. It's an ADN program and we all get hired fairly quickly as well because hospitals know we are top notch.
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Please help, I can't decide
    Sounds like something only you can decide based on your personality. I would not want to work in a school with kids. It's not my cup of tea. I'd rather take the hospital icu position because it's...
    Jan 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure