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  1. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    Thank you everyone for the advice. I will just have to irritate some people to get what I need. :) And yes, my hearing is fine. Just the accent barrier is the issue.
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    I am a new nurse and need some advice for an awkward situation. I work on a unit with a high population of predominantly Asian nurses and aides. Most of them are very nice and helpful to me as a...
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Reality shows!! What's your favorite show?
    The Goldbergs Chicago Fire Chicago PD
    Jul 28
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  4. Dealing with well-meaning but stupid questions?
    OP...are you a male? Just curious because I would think this question would be directed more to a man just because of the stereotype of nursing mainly being a female profession. I wouldn't think...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. New grads psych nursing
    After 2 years of job searching after graduation, it was inpatient psych that called me and was willing to hire me. Not med/surg. They all wanted experience Sometimes you don't get to choose...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Graduating and depressed
    Shadowing to test the waters of a new possible job sounds like a good idea, however new grads are lucky to get any job now days. It took me 2 years to land a job and I was not being choosy. You...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. ABC TV:NY Med shows ER nurse fired due to social media post
    Wasn't this just shown on the new TV series NY Med just a few weeks ago ?
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. I'm never going to get a job.....
    It took me nearly 2 years from graduation to find a nursing job. I was hired on a psych floor in a hospital. I was about to give up so I know how you feel. Just keep applying and tailor your...
    Jun 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. how much hire level math is required for nursing?
    @dt70....tell that to Loriangel who corrected the spelling of someone above, but proceeded to misspell a word herself. Nobody should be correcting the spelling of others. It's rude. Unless you...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Wow this the norm to only stay 1 or 2 years at one place? Just got my first nursing job in a hospital and have no plans to leave--at least for 5 years. This is a 2nd career for me and I...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Does Anyone Take Statins?
    I've been taking them for years and have never had a problem.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. how much hire level math is required for nursing?'s spelled 'improve' not 'imporove'
    Jun 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Nurses and Lunch Breaks in NYC
    As a new nurse career changer, I do miss my desk job hour lunches where I would go run errands or work out for an hour, then go back to my desk to eat leisurely. Sigh.... We do get 30 min on...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. In need of work
    It took me 2 years to land my first nursing job and you are worried that you applied in May and don't have anything yet ?
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Possible to work full time and study for NCLEX-RN??
    I worked full time while going to nursing school full time so of course I studied for NCLEX while working full time also. It can be done if you use all available time wisely
    Jun 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    Brandy...I actually make more as a nurse. I worked in accounts payable and was not a CPA. I have wanted to be a nurse for 20 years but couldn't go to school for it because there were no...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Blacklisted by your Nursing School?
    One of the posters above me is correct in that you do not need a letter of recommendation to find a job. I didn't have any ... I just used employment references. I don't even think they were...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I had a BA in accounting in which I was working full time days while getting my BSN on the evening/weekend nursing program
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    30 bed psych unit. 10 pt each nurse. But most of our patients are PO only with an occasional IM med or insulin.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. New grad dilemma
    Jobs are very hard to come by for new grads. It took me 2 years to land my first RN job. I would take the guaranteed paid job. If you are being offered a job right away in ICU you are lucky. ...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Chicago IL 27.00 base with $3 -$4 shift diff. New grad (2 yrs ago ..first nursing job) Psych
    Jun 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Accelerated or Second Degree Schools
    Resurrection University and Lewis University have accelerated BSN programs and they are the only 2 in the Chicago area that offer an evening/weekend program.
    May 31
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. lewis university or resurrection?
    Lewis will also make you take a course or 2 in religious/humanities above what you need for the requirements for RES. At least that is what was required when I looked into this a few years ago. So...
    May 31
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. Resurrection University Fall 2014
    75 % is passing. You can only fail a class once. Fail again and you are out of the program You must pass each ATI exam as well each term after the first one. Level 1 . (Pharm) Level 2 for all...
    May 29
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    If you are uber sensitive to smell and sound, you better pick a new career. Nursing is a noisy and smelly environment. If you can't handle the snap, crackle and pop of chip bags and the smells of...
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student