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  1. Practical tips & tricks you wish you'd learned earlier
    Thanks for these tips. They're all good! Please keep 'em coming!:)
    Sep 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    To elizabethgrad09 I didn't intend to hijack your thread, but I learned a lot, so I thank you for your original post and the replies. I would love to hear how things worked out for you since your...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    Thanks Brillohead (luv the name:))! Lots of good advice there, which I will for sure make use of. Really like that approach on the cleaning/cooking issue, and the need to focus on nursing-related...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    I, too, am interested in jobs that don't require a break-neck pace, and where there's a little time for human interaction, and fluffing the pillow now and then. I've settled on home health for the...
    Sep 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    Thanks, Nursel56 ! That helps a lot. You are so right about needing the job and hanging on for the time being. Also, since the precedent has been set, I'm sure the family would be disappointed not...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Thought they loved me!
    Dear FLboundBSN: Every "no" you get brings you closer to "yes." Keep plugging. Be glad they liked you. That's definitely a plus and probably means you come off as pleasant and likeable. That will...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    I was just hired as an RN in home care, and was scheduled to train my first day with a nurse for 12 hours. (Initially I was told training would be about "2 weeks".) I just got word from the agency...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. New Nurse
    Seems like this thread sort-of died. anybody still out there? I'm starting with this company next week and would love to know more about your experiences with it. Anybody? :unsure:
    Sep 6
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  9. Interview Tips Please!?
    CONGRATULATIONS!:cat:
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. 4th Chance after Bad Advice. Follow Up Letter Redemption Help Anyone?
    Oh -- and PS again for those looking for resume, cover letter, and job search advice, See NRSKarenRN 's article on allnurses.com, "Resume Tips: Perfecting Nursing Resume, Cover Letter, and Online...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  11. 4th Chance after Bad Advice. Follow Up Letter Redemption Help Anyone?
    Ditto the above. I just went to the state job service for a job search seminar and the hiring manager who spoke to us said he always prefers email to snail mail or phone calls because it's so fast...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. Thank you note etiquette
    Some of the formality has gone out of fashion, I think. But I usually use the Ms or Mr and last name until I've been introduced or until there's been some back and forth correspondence. I was...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. I am Humiliated
    Oh, and also, I don't believe there is any rule that says you cannot apply multiple times for the same position. In fact, if it is an online application, it is wise to update your resume and cover...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  14. I am Humiliated
    Next time you prepare your resume for a position, be sure to read the job description or job announcement (list of duties, experience and education required, etc.) Then compare your experience,...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    Just some thoughts... Ethically, I believe that if you have any doubts about your ability to manage this workload safely, you must discuss this with your manager as soon as possible. Maybe they...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    Ditto #NurseB's comment above. As a new nurse I am humbled by the outpouring of advice from many clearly wise and seasoned nurses. This site is a treasure. I have copied most of the replies to this...
    Aug 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    I had a similar experience and understand the steep learning curve for a new grad. Having the sort of personality that tends to dwell on my own shortcomings and feelings of shame I can understand...
    Aug 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Interview with a physician
    It's late and the only thing I could think of when I read your headline was "Interview with the Vampire." (Book and movie by that name.) I'm sure yours can't possibly be as fraught! I might...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  19. fired after 90 days of probation but worked 5 months at an LTACH
    I just filled out an online application. I have the same history of being let go at end of orientation. On the application's "Reason for Leaving," I stated: "Unit not a good fit. Will explain in...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Can not make it out of orientation???
    After being fired three times, it's no wonder if you're feeling demoralized. I'm curious to know what areas of nursing you were in, because there are so many different types of nursing jobs. I hate...
    May 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Can not make it out of orientation???
    Good for you, that you spoke up. Glad it worked out for you. Love this site. I learn so much from others and the validation of some of these experiences sure helps. Thanks for the reply! I want to...
    May 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Can not make it out of orientation???
    My preceptor did not use brain sheets. She noted times that meds were due for each patient and that was the extent of her notes as far as I could tell. One of my problems was that as soon as we...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Can not make it out of orientation???
    Thanks. I've taken a non-RN job to have some income and maintain a job history. It is medical-related and keeps me in the health care environment. I've had time to re-think my career aspirations....
    May 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Disillusioned, stressed, regretting nursing?
    I felt like that two weeks from end of orientation, too, but rather than finding things getting better, I found myself getting terminated. I'm just sayin'... Sometimes you have to read the signs and...
    May 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Can not make it out of orientation???
    I'm glad they're alerting you to this possibility. I have first-hand experience: it happened to me. I was let go at end of orientation as not ready to take on a full load independently. I took it...
    May 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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