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  1. RNs who are/were ICU new grads - what was your orientation like?
    I am working as a new grad in a busy ER with many ICU pts that have to be held while waiting for transger to the unit. I remember feeling SO overwhelmed during my first 4 months. I remember crying...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. ER New Grad- ICU holds in ER - Is this a normal situation in the ER?
    Let me just say, IT GETS BETTER!! I am going on 6 months as a new grad without healtcare experience in a busy ER. We FREQUENTLY hold ICU patients in our ER because we don't have beds available. I'd...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What's it really like to be a nurse?
    Many nurses in my area (California) are not finding jobs for up to two years. With that said, I don't want to discourage you, however nursing is VERY different than many expect. The time crunch, long...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified
    THANK YOU FOR THIS!! I am fairly new in a busy ER and feel like this a lot of times! Each day is a learning experience and you really do have to just sit back and laugh sometimes! I loved your post,...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. New Grad Starting in ED - Advice on Good Assessments
    I am also starting as a new grad in ER next week! This is so exciting! I am nervous about starting in ER but am looking forward to it. I always liked ER from volunteering there and during clinicals....
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. New Grad applicant walked on a unit today...
    My advice is to get to know the recruiters! They are the gate keepers and will get you access to the managers. Trust me, this is the best way to get an interview! You can walk in and talk to them or...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. New grad, should I hold out at my current job or just take the first thing I can get?
    Apply everywhere! It can't hurt. Worst-case-scenario you can practice your interviewing skills! I went on several interviews for jobs I ended up not wanting but it def. boosted my confidence in...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Question about what to expect for a ER interview?
    Yes!!! So glad to hear another happy story!! I'm there too. Just finished ACLS and getting ready to be an Emergency Nurse! SO SCARY and so EXCITING at the same time. I know we will do great. Just...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Question about what to expect for a ER interview?
    Yay!! Hope they pick you! Interviewing can be SO stressful. Keep us posted. Now for the waiting game!!
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Question about what to expect for a ER interview?
    So, my cousin is an RN in the ER and she was on the panel to interview new grads at her hopsital. She told me to study major cases like Abdominal Aortic Anuerysms, Stroke, MI, Abdominal pain, DKA,...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Pre-nursing: A Love Story...
    Thanks for sharing! ; (Tear-jerker for sure. Glad to have passionate people join the profession!
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Job fair attire??
    I usually wear a nice top (can be short sleeved), slacks, and a pair of nice dress shoes. I don't think a full suit is neccessary. Every job fair I have been to I seemed to be dressed appropriately....
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. nursing portfolios, what to do!?
    Hi there. You are right, portfolios are definitely a must nowadays! We were required to make one in nursing school. Here is how mine is constructed: Cover page/table of contents, cover letter,...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Critique these Interviews for me please
    I have the cheesiest smile on my face right now!! I know how excited you must feel. Hope you love it there!! Congrats!!
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Help Sacramento area nursing programs/schools
    Word of advice from a new grad ADN. GET YOUR BSN. No one is hiring ADN's, bottom line. I had solid A's on all of my pre reqs, and graduated with honors in nursing school. Plus I am a phlebotomist...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. all the links i got bookmarked for NCLEX
    Thanks for sharing the links!
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. How I got my dream job!
    Tokyorose, what state do you live in? Just trying to get an idea of how saturated the market it there compared to where I'm at in California, which is FULL of new grads! So glad to here your ideas....
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!
    Happy to hear that these crazy tactics do work!
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Handy tool - NCLEX Cram Sheet
    WOW, this is awesome! Thanks!
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Pharmacology Flashcards
    Thank You SO MUCH! I'm studying for the NCLEX and these are great!
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Fourth semester peeps weigh in!
    I'm one week into my fourth semester. Today was my first clinical day on the floor, in a new hospital. It was rough to say the least. I spent the last eight weeks of the prior semester in mental...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Second Semester starts tomorrow
    starting 4th today! Can't believe how fast time flies by! Graduation is only a few months away. Woo hooo! You'll be there soon too! Second semester was pretty fun. Much better than first, in my...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Funny Orientation Story
    LOL. Needed a good laugh! Thanks.
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Chose your precepting department VERY carefully!!!
    My school doesn't even allow us to precept in other departments. We have to precept on a med/surg floor. This is a little frustrating because I want to work in the ER, but now I won't be able to have...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. NCLEX Timeline till I found out I passed
    Woo HOO! Congrats to everyone that passed! I take mine this Summer. Can't wait to get it over with!
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum