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  1. East Bay Surgery Centers???
    Yes, I work at Sequoia. What surgery center are you at? I'm glad you were able to find something. It's a tough market now.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. East Bay Surgery Centers???
    I hope that you are having some luck in getting your foot in the door in a surgery center. I just saw a posting on Craigslist for a PM/overnight RN - Per Diem Pre-Op/PACU RN (PM/Overnight). I work...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. Considering a day surgery position
    As mentioned, no weekends/holidays/calls is a big plus. I know my workday schedule about a month in advance, however since the surgery schedules aren't finalized until the last minute, I don't know...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. California RN's, new grad starting pay in outpatient surgery centers?
    I work for an outpatient sc in the Bay Area. For a benefitted position, starting pay is $38/hour for 0-4 years experience. It's a little higher for a per diem rate (not sure what that is). ...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Mollen Nurses in Northern California
    Whoa!! "Snatched" and "grabbed", those are some harsh, accusatory words. The people that were able to get their shifts just took what Mollen said was available. Wouldn't most people have done the...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now?
    Thanks. I misread the post and thought it was posted on 6/22.
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now?
    Has the Washington Hospital new grad program for Sept 2009 already closed? I can't find any reference to it on their website. Did they already pull the listing after only a couple of days? Thanks!
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Samuel Merritt ABSN San Francisco
    Good luck iburnlegs!! I'm graduating from the Oakland ABSN program next week. They sure don't waste any time starting the classes. For more than $50K per person, they sure what to put as many...
    May 24, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Samuel Merritt ABSN Intensity Questions
    I'm in the Oakland ABSN program and usually study on my own. I do have a study group where we divie (sp?) up study guides and do group take home tests (if we are so lucky to get them). I prefer to...
    Jan 11, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    Thanks Rianna - I'm just a little overwhelmed w/ the amount of material that we will be tested on for MCA III. I'm having a hard time trying to retain all the info. Glad to hear that it gets easier....
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    Rianna is right . . . the bookstore is a lot higher than buying from half.com, amazon, etc. I didn't buy all my books for the classes like Intro to Nursing and Nursing Research. The library has the...
    Oct 16, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    For us, the loan applications were due before school started. I can't remember the exact details, but we must have known we were accepted first because you have to apply for the loan specific to...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    In Oakland and San Mateo, each cohort was awarded (10) $25 scholarships out of 48 students. The financial aid person told me that SF only had 5, and at the time I wondered why, since all the cohorts...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    Our clinicals assigments were based on the process that Nurse Salt described. There are 3 alphabetical groups, and each group gets a chance to be 1st during one of terms. The registrar sends out a...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Samuel Merritt ABSN worth it or not?
    I'm in SMC Oakland, and we have weekend clinicals. The next 10 weeks I have clinicals on Saturday/Sunday/Monday 7am-4pm. What a bummer! I don't feel that we get better treatment than the other...
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Samuel Merritt ABSN: January 2009
    I'm in the ABSN program in Oakland, and I'm pretty sure the schedule is similar to Sac. If you are interested, PM me and sent your email address, and I'll forward you a copy of the schedule. It...
    Sep 20, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Samuel Merritt ABSN Intensity Questions
    Hello, I am in the Oakland SMC program (started end of May), and it is a fast past intense program. It's tests, tests, and tests! Classes are broken up into 5 week sessions so if you don't like...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. any one hired into Eden hospital in Castro valley?
    I just started nursing school and would be interested in Eden after I graduate. Do you have any information on the new grad hire program? How often do they hire for new grads? Who do you talk to...
    Jun 13, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Chabot ADN vs Samuel Merritt ABSN
    Hi Rihanna, It's great to hear that things are going well for you. I've been wondering about your group. Already 3 week thru . . . yeah! Almost 6% finished!!! :) That's nice that you have a...
    May 15, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Anybody got accepted at Ohlone College this Fall 2008?
    No, I decided to go to Samuel Merritt's ABSN program. It was a hard decision because I really like Ohlone, but I just want to get this school stuff over and done with. That was one of the reasons...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Anyone take Pathophysiology & Physiology in SAME semester???
    I took Patho and Pharm online from Samuel Merrit. They were 10 week classes and a lot of work. I don't feel that I learned the material that well because we were so rushed. The tests were timed (2...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Compresson Stockings
    Where do you buy compression stockings? What brand is the best value for your money? Also, what compression measurement (mmHg) should I buy? I'm planning buying the knee highs because I can't...
    Apr 26, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Anybody got accepted at Ohlone College this Fall 2008?
    I got in to Ohlone but I'm not sure I'm going to accept. I can't believe that I pulled #1 in the lottery. We need to let them know by Monday (definitely not enough time). I also got in to Chabot...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. First Year Nurses, what footwear do you swear by?
    What type of compressions stockings - knee highs or full length pantyhose? Thanks.
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Once you're accepted, how do you register for classes?
    Hey Wikireader - Good luck on the ELMSN program!! That's great that you go in the program. I start on June 11th. I applied to the ELMSN-FNP but didn't make it in. I really wanted the ABSN...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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