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  1. Need Scrub Reviews!
    Cherokee Workwear Chest pocket on shirt Cargo pockets on both legs, regular front pockets, AND A ZIPPER!
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. I think I've decided to go the ASN route
    First, I am prejudice towards second career ADNs ... whether they have a previous Bachelor or not. As a working adult, raising children, paying mortage/rent, student loan(s), car payment(s), etc....
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. New Grad...need help dealing with super negative staff!
    Not. done.yet has good advice. Personally, I let the vent go on if it's not in a patient area, if it is I speak up telling them to take it somewhere else. Make your own judgements, your own...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. New Grad, Need Advice!!!
    I'd be hard pressed to recommend signing a 3 year contract at a SNF. But if jobs are hard to come by in your area and you're unwilling to relocate then that may not be such a bad deal.
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Is anyone else annoyed by the expectations of male nurses in transferring patients?
    Unsafe is UNSAFE, PERIOD. That said, I don't mind assisting others in turning, transferring, or cleaning "heavy" patients. I am 6'2" 195-205, I should be called on to assist with some of the...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Time to call a duck a duck, part II
    Great summation. If we all aren't pulling in the same direction we are working against each other. Organizationally, bedside Nurses provide the broad (hopefully) stable base which the Hospital...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Relocating for the elusive first RN job
    I just looked it's about a 7 hr train ride with a price tag of $90-180 ... work nights and that's good sleep time. Though it would be like working 1 shift for free (travel costs).
    May 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Relocating for the elusive first RN job
    Another thing to consider is he remains in Boston while you essentially commute. If you have a 3x12 schedule, find a coworker to rent a room from work your three days and then go home.
    May 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. New Grad- ER Position
    Take the job. One piece of advice is to COMMUNICATE!!!! Speak up if/when you feel you're in over your head. Let your preceptor know where your weaknesses are. If you and your preceptor don't...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Time to call a duck a duck, part II
    I agree and understand much of what you are saying. And I would encourage more managers to come back to the trenches once in a while. It's like the "Undercover Boss", these CEOs normally walk away...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New RN here. Recently hired at a hospital. What is my next move?
    I took this from a former career advisor when comparing competing offers (in my former life) ... "you're gonna be the same size fish, but in a smaller pond you are MUCH bigger." I may take the...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Would like info on relocating to Langley
    My understanding is if your child want School of the Arts or IB they have to (A) be a resident of the county/district they are applying to (York, Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News) (B) apply and be...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  13. Would like info on relocating to Langley
    Here are some links to penninsula schools districts. http://yorkcountyschools.org/ http://www.sbo.hampton.k12.va.us/ http://sbo.nn.k12.va.us/ http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/ Schools that I've...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  14. Would like info on relocating to Langley
    Langley is in Hampton. To live I'd look in York County, Tabb, Grafton, York districts. I live in Williamsburg/York County (Bruton District) which would be 20-25 min to Langley. Personally, I would...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  15. Best NCLEX review guides, figured I would ask folks who have passed!
    I did the Hurst in person Course and their CDs along with Saunders. We also had to take the HESI, which was a pain it provided a good tool as to where to focus your study efforts. I found Marlene(?)...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Who is hiring new grads in Virginia??????
    Newport News and York County Schools are rumored to have long standing positions open ... I don't know what their experience requirement may be, and it isn't hospital nursing, but it is a J-O-B.
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  17. Career switch
    Great advice LK. There are 2 things I would add: 1- you may dream of being in NICU, L&D, or ED, keep your options open. 2- be open to relocation, especially if you won't live by rule #1. ...
    Aug 10, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. Who is hiring new grads in Virginia??????
    Try MCV, the new grad recruiter is AWESOME!! She actually calls back when you make follow up calls, even to give you a negative response. I know we just brought in 5-6 new grads.
    Aug 10, '10
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. New grad, start first RN job next week!
    Your first couple days may very well be classroom time, doing HR paperwork, listening to some of the key players, learning hospital safety procedures, showing some competancies, learning where to...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Unemployed Graduate Nurse
    Relocating could be an option. Other than that you have to work your resources, have instructors, managers, & HR people look at your resume. Use your instructors, especially clinical instructors...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Should I give up or keep going?!
    Please don't take this as an attack. But you said you had to learn english, is it possible that your language barrier has held you back somewhat? Will it possibly make Nursing more difficult? Do...
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Bathing Classmates and Other Personal Boundaries?
    I didn't read all 15 pages, so if this has been stated I'm sorry for wasting your time. First, it's a shared experience that helps to make your class more cohesive ... it's teambuilding. Second,...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Call from a Nurse Recruiter!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ahhh and you now have her phone number! Keep her in mind, shoot her an email thanking her for making contact and politely ask that she consider you for other positions.
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New RN grad wanting advice
    Get you applications in NOW! Apply early and often. Consider relocating if your area is saturated with new grad RNs. Have your resume reviewed by Nurse Managers and your instructors. Talk to RNs...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Forced to quit, now what
    I was in a similar position, the exception was my first job was ED and we had a 12 week orientation, though personally it felt haphazard. I resigned and was hired soon afterward by a teaching...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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