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  1. Who to call after an interview?
    Ugh, in a anxiety-ridden memory lapse I didn't get a business card from the nurse educator I interviewed with last week. She and the asst. nurse manager were there for the interview, but prior to...
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. 2 interviews, 1 job offer... How long can I "wait and see" for?
    After almost 8 months since graduation, my job hunt has gone from 0 to 60 in just about two weeks! Last week I interviewed for two positions-- one, a new grad internship in the NICU and the other, a...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. I have a NICU internship interview!!
    Haha! I came across your original post just a few hours before I went in for an interview as well, for the same internship. Good luck to you guys, maybe we can be coworkers soon! :)
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Prankster patients
    These are too funny! :D My first "prankster patient" got me on my second day of clinicals, as a brand-new and still-terrified nursing student. She was by far the youngest patient on the unit, only...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. New Grad in a Clinical Safety/Research Job?
    So a few weeks ago I posted my resume on Monster.com. I'm a new graduate and I'm getting more and more desperate by the day... I'm subbing at a daycare but no nursing job on the horizon, and money's...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. nursing or speech pathology
    Like you said, this comes down to your own decision on the matter. If after a lot of consideration you don't think that nursing is what you want to do, then I would say follow your heart and go with...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Email the nurse recruiter, or nurse manager?
    Thanks for your input! I am leaning toward emailing the manager just because I don't know what else I can ask the recruiter to do, if he has in fact already forwarded my resume. I just don't want to...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Email the nurse recruiter, or nurse manager?
    So about a month ago now, I emailed a nurse recruiter at a hospital nearby that I would love to work for. He forwarded my email to another recruiter, who emailed me back to say that he had sent my...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Where to get good experience for acute care pediatrics?
    @ smurfynursey, Wow, thanks so much for the reply! That's a great point I hadn't thought of, that LTC is how the kids live versus a temporary interruption like an inpatient admission might be. I...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Where to get good experience for acute care pediatrics?
    Thanks for your input! I'm following up on both, because at this point any job would be a welcome opportunity. But my heart is really leaning toward the LTC place. The more I look into, the more...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Where to get good experience for acute care pediatrics?
    Hey guys, So my ultimate nursing goal for years has been to work at a children's hospital on an inpatient pediatric floor. The hospital I'd love to work with is unfortunately not hiring new grads...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Letting my desperation shine through? :)
    Thanks everyone! I definitely plan on sending a thank you note, to everyone I spoke with about this (apparently non-existent!) position. As for why she even agreed to speak with me knowing there...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Letting my desperation shine through? :)
    Thanks for the input! I had the interview earlier today, but I did along the same lines as what you had said. I think I may have been borderline gushing at some points, but I held myself back. ;) I...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Letting my desperation shine through? :)
    Hey guys! So I have a phone interview tomorrow. At my dream hospital. I've wanted to work at this hospital since I was 15. I've been searching for a job since even before I graduated in May, and...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. New RN having hard time finding job!
    I personalize the cover letter to whatever position I'm applying for. I make sure to specifically reference some of the hospital's values, and to speak toward my skills in whatever specialty the job...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Nurse locator devices...
    At the hospital I did my preceptorship at, the nurses were each assigned a phone at the beginning of a shift. The other nurses could use that to contact you, and you could also use it to text/page...
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. shaky hands
    I stumbled across this thread by accident, and I'm so glad. My hands have always been shaky too, and I've had several of my clinical instructors mention it... Fortunately most of them were...
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Did you guys work in medical field before graduation?/Need advice
    I didn't work as a CNA while I was in school, but I do think it's a good idea. Like others have said, depending on your program you may or may not get a lot of experience in clinicals during school....
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Recruiters & managers & new grads... Oh my?
    Just an update-- I sucked it up and contacted whoever I could, had my resume and contact information forwarded to the nurse recruiter, and she got in touch with me right away! Interview next week....
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. The "perfect" job...aimed at students & new grads
    I'm a new grad, and all I'd like right now is a job. ;) I think my biggest "want" is a job that will allow me to grow as a nurse, with a positive overall atmosphere. I'm not expecting perfection; I...
    Aug 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's the nicest thing a patient has done for you?
    One of my first patients during my first med/surg clinical rotation in school was this adorable little old lady; I think she was about 92. I was still a horribly nervous new student nurse, but I did...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. It's all in the resume!
    Wow, this is awesome! I love the template. I'd hire you too. :) I'm still in the process of applying, and I'm definitely going to use this to inspire a revamping of my own resume. Thanks for...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  23. Advice about Senior Practicum
    I would say do what you think you will love-- L&D. Med/surg is great for the experience and gets you a lot of skills, but you are going to grow as a nurse in either place. For me at least, my final...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Email salutations
    I'm getting hung up on the details of my latest job-hunting task-- writing an email to a staff development manager at the hospital I'm trying to get a job at. I have met with her previously: she...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. New Grad, Novice Nurse...
    I've been applying to anything that asks for a year of experience or less, especially if they word it as "preferred" rather than "required". Granted that hasn't gotten me anywhere yet.... But it's...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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