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  1. Best way for a new nurse to get into ED
    Contrary to common sense, there are no hours requirements for CEN. Like PPs mentioned, having certification without experience in the area shows that you can study. But, I'd see it more as a sign of...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Abusing ancillary staff
    At my ER, they occasionally (couple times a month) have EMS on the floor or in triage as support staff. Not certain if they were piloting it or just filling in spots when we had tech shortages....
    Sep 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. My impressions on the ER so far
    Welcome to the ER! I'm also new to the ER as an RN. Been here awhile as a Tech, so they decided to give me a chance when I got licensed. Agree with all of your nuances about the ER versus floor...
    May 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Great Experience vs Good Experience & $$$
    So I've got a good problem. Right now, I'm working full-time as an aide at a subacute facility and getting $14.25/hr. Good environment, they've shown flexibility with my hours so I can finish school...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  5. What are PCT/PCA pay rates in your area?
    I'm in NJ. With a year experience, one major hospital offered me $11.90. The place I'm working at actually pays a few dollars more, but it's not acute care.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  6. Crazy for wounds...
    I'm with you about being excited to see what's under the dressing. Fortunately, the hospital where I do my clinical rotation (as well as others in driving distance) has a wound care center. But...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. Ventage
    That's very impressive. But make sure you have time for the books. A lot of hard-working people in my class ended up failing because they didn't have enough time to study. Failing a class sets you...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Really weird interview... When to call back?
    HR sometimes gets their wires crossed. Sometimes they get poor information. Did you confirm with the Nurse Manager that it was Oncology/rotating shift/etc? You should still use the HR rep as your...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. Let RN license lapse to get out of "Old" new grad rut?
    Expanding your search, revising your search methods and volunteering are probably your best bets. Especially in the time you have left before your license lapses.
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. PCT work once I have RN License?
    I agree with checking your state's BON and facilities policy. At my facility, the minute you pass, you either get hired as an RN or find a new place to work. Additionally, I'd start...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Fired from first job
    Not sure the best way to handle the application. But during most interviews, the potential hiring manager will ask why you left that job. At that point, you have the opportunity to state your case....
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Should I start as an LVN or RN?
    Not all programs have a 5-year period. In some schools, it's as long as 10-years. If you're not dead set on the RN program you were trying for, look at other schools that accept older classes.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    About bed 4...the good news is it's not C Diff. The bad news is that you'll wish it was.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. Testing in Queens
    Try private messaging nurse62889, k9kabs and Determine2b. Think they tested there previously:unsure:. Good luck!
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  15. Feeling so discouraged
    You can also consider other avenues in nursing outside of the hospital setting which may offer a more rewarding experience for you. Doctor's offices, public health education and SANE are just a...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. What makes a "good patient"?
    In school we're trained that a "bad patient" is one who prevents you from dealing with their problem. Someone who doesn't complain of pain or new symptoms prevents you from helping them. It may not...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I got in! Best study guides :)
    It's true that prereqs aren't rocket science, but don't forget that a 10 yo's brain is very flexible. Plus school's have changed. My nephews and nieces are studying things several years earlier than...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Thinking about nursing
    I was just starting nursing school when hospitals in my area were shutting down. I immediately got worried, but had already put my eggs in this basket. Once in school I learned that the landscape for...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. HELP!! Paying for my second bachelors degree (a nursing degree)
    Another option is to find a job first. Depending on where you work, your employer may offer tuition reimbursement for your nursing degree.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. All your eggs in one basket, anyone?
    I applied to only one BSN school and didn't get in. Ended up pursuing an ADN which would be fine except most hospitals in NJ will only hire BSN recent grads. With luck and persuasion, I might find...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Problems a CNA May Face
    Interesting article, but you didn't mention understanding office politics and workflow. A lot of times people will enter into a new job with the intent of working their butts off to make a good...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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