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  1. Cardiac RN wants to become a ob/gyn RN.
    Good luck! I have over 10 years of critical care experience and have been trying to get a job in maternal/child for the past 7. I can not get a position, they only want unit-specific experience.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Is it true that it is hard to find work--with experience?
    I never actually undervalued myself and told anyone I would work for free. One second you are telling me I am too expensive to hire, and now are telling me that no, I should not take a pay cut. ...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. How much time can I take between offer and start date?
    Thanks for your reply. I guess that's true. Although I would not in any way be "enjoying my summer" unless you count caring for a bunch of wild children and driving them to various activities and...
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Is it true that it is hard to find work--with experience?
    I would work for free if it's in a specialty I want, just to gain experience! No one has asked me how much money I want. I guess they assume I want to be paid $50 per hour in a new specialty? How...
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Is it true that it is hard to find work--with experience?
    @obesity33 - YES it is true. I am one of the nurses on here that can not get a job outside of her specialty. I refuse to get another job in something I have already done. I just keep applying and...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. Would "trendy" hair make hiring managers reconsider hiring you?
    I have to agree with most. Get a job first and then get the haircut. Yes, I think it will be hard for you to get hired with that haircut... there will be other applicants who look more clean cut. ...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. How much time can I take between offer and start date?
    I had a really great interview on Friday. I'm not sure but think I may have an offer. However, I am looking at my calendar and my kids' schedule for the summer, and I am cringing by the amount a...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  8. Np pay related to years as an RN
    BostonFNP - thanks for the info, and I agree. I know I could make a decent amount of $ as a bedside RN, but what's the trade for the same or hopefully more? More respect and satisfaction in a job. ...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. Which job? Need advice.
    Yeah, I would probably take the FT job too and get the benefits etc. Maybe move closer in a few months? Could you ask your current job if you could stay on per diem? That way you could fall back...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. New Grad Interviewing in L&D! Tips & Suggestions...please help!!!
    Good luck! You are very lucky! I can not get a chance for an interview with my years of adult experience!
    Mar 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. L & D experience and CNM -- opinions!
    Or, you can be like me, who has been trying to get hired in L&D for many years and just can not get hired. I really WANT to work as a RN in a specialty I want before getting my MSN in that area. ...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. Transition From ER to NICU?
    I've been trying for 7 years. Do it now, with a "couple years" experience. No one will hire me, I have too much adult experience. (10+). They are probably assuming I will be "difficult" for me...
    Mar 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Advice for new grads
    No, they shouldn't turn down a job as a new grad either. But after that golden first year of med/surg, go for what you want to be doing. Otherwise, the nurses that have been taking care of adults? ...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. *help-which np program do i pick?!!
    Well, Family NP cares for pts of all ages. Do you like kids or just adults? If you choose just adults, do you want to work in acute care, like a hospital? Then choose the acute care. If you...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Marijuana and nursing
    I would not want a nurse to be taking care of me while high on marijuana. Prescription or no prescription. So, no.
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Advice for new grads
    I have advice for new grad nurses. If you want to work in a specialty area, even try it at some point in the future, do it ASAP. Either try to specialize right out of school, or do it after only...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. too much experience - vent
    Thanks for the support. I'm glad I am not the only one. It is frustrating because I know for a fact that they are hiring new grads to these positions. I see nurse residency positions listed for...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Inability to Land a Job With Experience?
    So sorry to hear. I was home for about a year once, about seven years ago, and I am still asked about it in interviews. Employers do not like a gap in employment apparently. God forbid you take...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. too much experience - vent
    Also, the recruiters consistently ask me why my past or current position is "only" part time or per diem. And what about this one year you took "off" to raise a child 8 years ago? Yes, and I do not...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. too much experience - vent
    I am a RN with 14 years of adult experience. I graduated from a great school. In the beginning of my career I took what job was available at the time. I always thought as a nurse, I could switch...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Online nurse Informatics Certificates?
    Hello, I am looking into starting an online Nursing Informatics program. I don't want to do Masters degree right now, but I see there are some certificate programs. I am wondering if anyone has...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  22. Useless degree! At what point do you quit trying?
    SuburbanGypsy - I live in the area and sent you a PM.
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. Am I dreaming?
    I have worked with a lot of travel nurses who do this. Never met anyone who took 6 months off. But definitely 3 months is not a problem. When you work with a travel agency, it's usually a 3-4...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. New Graduate RN's at CHOP
    It boggles my mind to see proof that new grads are being hired at CHOP constantly. I have over 10 years of experience, a BSN, and they refuse to give me the time of day.
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. Which job to choose?
    Does anyone have any input? I am so back and forth on this decision. Keep my low stress boring job and have off holidays etc, OR pursue my dream but have to work a lot of nights, weekends,...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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