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  1. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    The next night I worked was much better thank God! I still need to find a rythm for nights though and when I should do my assessments etc. I'm still slow but getting the hang of the charting system...
    Jun 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    I've been at my new hospital position on an inpatient acute care rehab unit for a few weeks now, working days and switched to nights this week and was an unorganized mess :\ The system that was...
    Jun 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. RN - Need Help W Fim Scoring !!!!
    Thank so much for posting this info on FIMS. I'm newly employed on an inpatient acute rehab unit and have to get certified to chart FIMS on my patients, so this helps break it down much better than...
    May 30
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Lets help each other out. Who is hiring New grads: RN or LVN
    Other than new grad programs, Park Manor in Houston routinely hires new grads. The orientation period is short (7days), but you will learn a tremendous amount and you will also receive a lot of help....
    May 3
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. Which is better Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center vs. Conroe Reg. Med. Ct
    Honestly it depends on where you will be living and your commute to work preference, because these two facilities are quite far from each other. Do you know what area of town you'll be living in? If...
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. Overwhelmed...advice please?
    Well since my first job was in SNF/LTC, I will say what you're experiencing is being thrown in the deep end and being told learn to swim or drown. So you learn the best you possibly can with little...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Career Advice
    If you get a firm offer for the new grad program I would definitely consider it, because the training and experience will likely be better that SNF. I would not drop to prn though until the offer is...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Dear Nurses, I desperately need your help
    Juniper, No matter what your age follow your heart and ask yourself a couple of questions the main being, what is it that I really want to do? What is my passion? I did this when I was trying to...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Finally landed hospital position but fear I have forgotten so much
    After almost a year, 5 interviews and working at a SNF for a few months, I was finally offered a hospital position :D Although I won't be on a high acuity unit I am still quite nervous that I have...
    Apr 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Like kissing my brother...
    I feel your pain and you're correct. It is not only frustrating but demoralizing how some treat you, once they know you are a new grad. It has happened to me time and time again and it would take me...
    Apr 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. How do I know if the interview went well?
    Waiting for that call is always the hardest and most tortuous part. I don't have any magic advice for you other than try to keep busy so you don't obsess too much, but again easier said than done ;) ...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. First job...will it get better?
    It will get better I promise. Working in skilled nursing is very overwhelming and something nursing school and clinicals can not prepare you for. I felt like this every night so your not alone. I...
    Apr 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Put some thought into your interview ouift, it matters!
    I saw a former classmate at an interview yesterday and while she is a very sweet person and I genuinely like her, I don't understand why she wore an inappropriate outfit for an interview. It wasn't...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. Rescheduling an interview due to illness and don't want to look bad
    I finally got a call back after calling him almost everyday for 2 weeks straight and interviewed last week. Now I wait again :/
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    Thanks HouTx. I also interviewed at a rehab hospital today and was one of 6 or so interviewing for 3 positions. I can honestly say one of the most difficult things is waiting for a phone call for a...
    Mar 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. How to increase chances of Hiring
    Have you tried applying at any long term care facilities? It's not what most of us want to do with our new RN license, but many will hire with no experience and they need nurses badly and usually...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Interview Questions About Ties to the Community
    I think Ruby Vee's advice is spot on about thoroughly researching the area where your interviewing and then perhaps you could speak about that and how excited you would be to make a new life there,...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. What to do???
    Go to Pinterest or YouTube and search for Empowern. She has a great videos and one on how to "Ace an interview". I recently used some of her techniques and her advice on how to prepare and think...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  19. The *EXPERT* Beginner
    Wow she sounds sounds like a real winner. NOT!! I'm also a new grad, but am definitely aware that I do not know everything. I ask a lot of questions and don't care if some one might see that as a...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    Thanks Shorty. Relocating is not an option for me as my husbands career is in Houston, but I appreciate the tip :) I'll post here if I actually get the job, but trying not to get too excited since...
    Mar 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    Thanks. I want this job very much so I'm praying I hear something thing early this week. Fingers crossed and double crossed! ;)
    Mar 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    I had my 2nd hospital interview today since taking NCLEX right out of school last June. Never in my wildest dreams did think it would be this difficult to get a hospital based job when I went back to...
    Mar 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Interview Invite....In scrubs?
    You won't have any direct patient contact because you're not an employee of the hospital, so you will follow the nurse around and watch her/him and ask her questions. She will probably ask you a few...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. Rescheduling an interview due to illness and don't want to look bad
    I've been sick with what I thought was just a GI virus, but after 11 days and no improvement my Dr sent me for a CT scan, stool studies and blood work yesterday. The CT came back clear, except for a...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. Texas Tech RN-BSN Summer 2014
    I'm planning on applying in the fall for spring 2015 because that's when I take my last 3 prerequisites. Did either of you apply while your prerequisites were in progress? Thanks.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities


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