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  1. To study or not to study????
    I agree with the above. As far as not studying, only you know how comfortable you are taking tests. You know NCLEX is a different kind of test. If you're OK with that, go for it and get it out of...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. What is your Holiday pay like??
    I was surprised by this, too, when I started in healthcare. Must be an industry thing sort of. I used to work in news, and we got paid for the holidays we were lucky enough to not work without it...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hey OR Nurses!!! A few questions!!
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Hey OR Nurses!!! A few questions!!
    Good luck! I never even considered getting a med-surg job first, and I have not one regret about it.
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Hey OR Nurses!!! A few questions!!
    I worked as a student nurse in the OR prior to graduation. The duties are pretty much as the NM stated. You probably won't feel like you are doing many "nursing" duties. When I was a student, I...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    We have more nurses than techs at the hospital I work at, too, so we scrub regularly as RNs. If you are interested in scrubbing, you should definitely ask questions about that during interviews at...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. IUPUI Accelerated BSN 2013
    I had a job lined up before graduation, and most of my classmates did as well. I recommend getting a PCI (student nurse) job when you are able to do so. If you want a hospital job anyway. IU Health...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  8. IUPUI Accelerated BSN 2013
    The program is expensive. I graduated from it in 2011 with about $32,000 in loans. I didn't owe a penny from my first degree, so yeah, when I look at the student loan statement from that program, I'm...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  9. Moving to Indiana, looking for info on RN pay
    Base pay in Indianapolis hospitals is about $21-$22/hr.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  10. Call pay?
    $2.25/hr on call; time and a half if called in, minimum 3 hours of pay.
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Can a registered nurse live comfortably with their salary?
    First, let me say that I respect everything all before me has said about watching credit card debt, staying on track with a budget, putting money away for the future, etc. But the poster wants a...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Where to go from Circulating?
    Excellent question! I can't offer any insight, as I started in the OR as a new grad at 32 years old as well. Once off orientation in a few months, I'll be 33. At our hospital OR we have quite a few...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Salary comparison
    Indiana RN, BSN - New grad, 2 mo. $22.30/hr base, hospital
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. No more fun scrubs
    Hahaha ... True that!
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No more fun scrubs
    Be thankful your hospital is giving you some money to reimburse. Mine is mandating a uniform change in July, and not giving us a cent to buy new. I am a new grad, so I had to buy the current color...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When will I get my license number in IN?
    Got mine this morning! Very happy! I guess for anyone reading this in the future, know that Indiana doesn't ALWAYS update quickly. :)
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. When will I get my license number in IN?
    Congratulations!!! I'm still waiting. I think I have a bad case worker. I had a problem with her getting me my ATT, and now this. She happened to be the one on the phone when I called this morning...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. When will I get my license number in IN?
    You're not the only one. I took the exam on Thursday the 26th and still nothing. Ended up paying for my results even though everyone told me before that you wouldn't have to because Indiana updates...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Taking NCLEX in two weeks! But I have acrylic nails...
    PS - As far as the nails, when I started reading, I did think it seemed like an odd worry ... But I guess I agree with others. You're going to be on edge enough on test day. I'd remove them to not...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Taking NCLEX in two weeks! But I have acrylic nails...
    No kidding! How was the poor woman supposed to see to read the questions!? I usually wear contacts, but decided to wear my glasses on test day because I didn't want the possibility of having an...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. straight A student, but positive i failed!
    Just like we know things were very different when you took your test, you have to realize the same. Starting our jobs have very different requirements now. At least in my state, we can no longer...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Waiting for ATT for NCLEX, Still waiting!?
    Teboz: I am in Indiana, too, and understand what you are talking about. Every time I called, they told me my case worker was on vacation. Well, that is great for her, but DISTRIBUTE HER APPS TO...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. NCLEX tomorrow and SCARED
    Wow. I had no idea it was a possibility to get 75 SATA questions. Yikes!
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. IUPUI/IUSON Accelerated BSN, Spring 2012
    I'm getting ready to graduate next month from this program, and I remember the book situation from first semester. Since you have some time, I recommend searching by ISBN # for each of them online....
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  25. IUPUI vs. Oklahoma City
    I agree with the above poster ... not sure what federal guidelines you're referring to that IUPUI isn't budging on. I'm in the accelerated class that graduates next month, and I'm pretty sure all of...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing

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