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  1. Twelve hour shifts. Are you doing 3 or 4 days a week?
    We work 3-12s for full time status. We can schedule anything above that at 1.5 pay, which are called incentive shifts. No mandatory OT.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New Grad orientation...
    Normally it's about 12 weeks in my hospital for the critical care units (8 for adult care). I was hired as a critical care float, so did 11 weeks on my 'home' unit of CVCU and got a week or two on...
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Moving to OR, what ER to work at?
    Take a look at Salem Hospital, south of Portland. It has the busiest ED in Oregon. It's where I work and I absolutely LOVE it. There are many people who have been there 20+ years, the people and...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. New Grad
    Look for residency programs. They vary as far as experience goes. For example, in Colorado you can't have any work as an RN, while in Oregon you could have up to one year of experience. If you can,...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Stay a float or specialize?
    A few months ago I got my first acute care job and was hired as a critical care float through my hospital's new grad residency program. My end goal is to be a traveler in critical care. Here is...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) Oregon 2) 33.00 +shift diffs 3) New grad 4) Critical Care (starting $ applies to any dept)
    Apr 13, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New Graduate Positions in Portland Area
    I am in the most recent Salem residency cohort, as an adult critical care float. I applied through their careers section when I saw a listing up on the page. Don't forget about Legacy and Adventist...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Where should I go if I want to start in the ICU as a new grad?
    I just stared in a residency program in Oregon. On the west coast you can have up to a year experience and still be accepted into a program (in CO, you have to be fresh from school). You have to sign...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Old/New Grad seeking ICU Internship (HELP)
    I graduated in May of 2013 as well. It took me until Sept to get my job at a clinic. Barely anyone would look at me. And acute care, forget it. So, I took what I could get because student loans were...
    Feb 22, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Job opening Lewis county
    Hey there, I wanted to put it out there that Valley View Health Center in Lewis country is looking for 2 RNs. One is for a spot in the walk-in clinic, 4-10s, 4 on and 4 off. The other is for the...
    Feb 22, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  11. hand written class notes vs typed
    I would make handwritten notes next to the lecture powerpoints which I had printed out. Once I got home I then made a set of study notes on my computer. This was the best thing for me... I would...
    Feb 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Currently any RN office jobs?
    I am working in a clinic right now. I want acute care, but in this market I'm just happy to have a job. I have to admit the 8-4:30 M-F is nice but the work is not challenging for all. Much of...
    Feb 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. Is there any nursing Job that is not stressful
    I am a new grad and got my first job in a non-profit clinic in WA. I do med refills, manage the anticoagulation patients, do DM education, phone triage...stuff like that. I work 8-4:30 M-F and I have...
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. First post-mortem today...
    On the first day of my ICU Sr Practicum I got to participate in my first code. The patient came into the ED as a code and I got to go because my preceptor was the ICU charge. Not only did I get to...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    Critical care for me too. :) Good luck everyone!
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    Okay, I'll bite. I applied again. I live in the area now so will be doing my interview in person.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. New grad BSN RN looking for WA Job
    Sorry, I don't know what the market is like up north, but it looks like Jenngirl34 has some good tips! :)
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  18. New grad BSN RN looking for WA Job
    I applied to about 20 jobs before moving. The rest I have applied to since I've been here (late June).
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. New grad BSN RN looking for WA Job
    Hi Whaleluver33, First off, welcome to Allnurses!!! I have been a member since before I started pre-reqs and it's a wealth of information, glad to have you on board! :) Now to address your...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. New Grad: feeling defeated
    I'm in the same boat. I thought I would have an easier time than I am finding a job. I graduated with my BSN, had an excellent GPA, and worked concurrently in a tech type position in a University...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Youngest person in your cohort?
    My daughter just turned 19 and is at the end of her first semester of nursing school. She did dual enrollment (started at 15 1/2) and will be 20 when she graduates with her BSN.
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    I think it went okay. I am an optimist, but being that there are only 1-2 critical care spots and so many applicants, it's hard not to be worried.
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    Just got off the phone. The interviewer told me they are trying to finish up the calls this week and then the unit managers have 3 weeks to make decisions on who they will bring in for the...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    First phone interview. :)
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    Mine is for critical care.
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing