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  1. Anyone working non healthcare job during finding employment as RN?
    I'm a second-career nurse and while I was looking for a job post-graduation, I worked a non-nursing job. I can tell you that it really helped me financially.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Welcoming "Newbie" Advice
    Congrats on your new job! A first job is nerve wracking. I started off (and still am) in medical-oncology. My humble "advice" is to not rush; it's too easy to make mistakes. Look over your...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. Coming back to california?
    I think that if you can afford to live financially for a while without pay, then go for it. Otherwise, it may be risky.
    Apr 12
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Major hospitals in L.A?
    City of Hope in Duarte, which is a comprehensive cancer center. Two-to-one patient/nurse ratio in ICU, three-to-one, four-to-one max patient/nurse ratio in other units. Smaller hospital but renowned...
    Apr 12
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. safe places to live in the bay area
    Affordable? You would have to move out further east, like Pittsburgh or Vacaville
    Apr 12
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. GWU DNP
    Anyone else apply to GWU's DNP program? Anyone who is in the program now or finished it? Any words of advice?
    Mar 23
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  7. Nurses with Medical Marijuana Cards.
    Which ... is why really, we need better regulated cannabis products and more robust research. THC is the cannabinoid that makes you "high." CBD has already been scientifically proven that it...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Options in Oncology
    I understand and relate to your reasons for wanting to work in oncology; those were some of mine as well. I think as a first-year nurse, however, I have been spending a lot of my mine trying to just...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  9. Options in Oncology
    I am not interested in working in a hospital, although I thought that acute care was supposed to be the "end-all, be-all" to learn it all, according to those in school. By your description, we...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  10. Options in Oncology
    I am not totally keen to work in a hospital, and it has nothing to do with specializing in oncology. I like working in oncology. The most positive thing about working in a hospital is that I only...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  11. BSN-To-DNP Fall 2015
    What is your reason for deciding to pursue a DNP instead of an MSN? I find that most of the BSN nurses I know are only pursuing an MSN, despite the "mandatory" (or "strongly encouraged") DNP by 2015...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  12. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    No, it would not accept only non-Judeo-Christian patients. But its premise, mission, and values would be centered around different traditions. If a Christian, Catholic, or Jew is okay with that, then...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. BSN-To-DNP Fall 2015
    Hi there, PatMac. I am applying to BSN-DNP programs to start next year as well. Lots of questions you have. Here are my responses: 1) Rush University and George Washington University (online...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  14. Pain mgmt is part of palliative care
    Just curious: Why are there separate pain mgmt and hospice nursing specialties on this board, but no general palliative care? They are both part of palliative care. Thank you.
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  15. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    It is for this very reason why I am pursuing a higher degree and working toward establishing a non-Judeo-Christian hospice. I am not Christian or Catholic either, and while I have nothing against...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Options in Oncology
    Hi. I currently work in an acute care cancer hospital and am really not enjoying it. I am wondering what my options are for working in oncology outside of this, other than clinic/ambulatory. Perhaps...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  17. California nurses and medical marijuana
    As nurses, I would like to think we can use sound and logical judgment. Like anything that can impair judgment--marijuana, prescription narcotics medication, etc.--don't take it before going to work....
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  18. Career path in oncology nursing
    I would think it would be like many others specialty: you can become an advanced practice nurse practitioner, you can go into management, you can get into research, education ... there really are...
    Jun 9, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) Southern California 2) $36.97 day, $5.50 night differential, 30% weekend differential 3) New grad BSN 4) Medical oncology
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Can a Nurse have a Tattoo???
    I'm echoing a lot of other people on this board, but really, it comes down to hospital policy. I have tattoos all over my arms and on my back, but I keep my arms covered during work. We were also not...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    For what it's worth, I graduated in May 2013 and know some classmates who have already changed jobs. It's not impossible.
    Apr 4, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. RN with a misdemeanor
    The safest bet is to get a licensing attorney, as keylimesqueez said. It is really hard to say whether your school will say anything and accept you. Even if they let you in, it is hard to say what...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  23. UCSF New RN Grad Training Program 2014
    Berkeley. In any case, I called her over the weekend and she never got back to me. She just called to tell me that all the interview spots were taken and I am out of the loop. WTH :-\ I am...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. UCSF New RN Grad Training Program 2014
    I just realized I got a voicemail from the manager for Heme/Onc for a prescreening interview!
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. UCSF New RN Grad Training Program 2014
    Anyone hear from oncology?
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: California Nursing


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