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  1. New RN with 6 month gap. Need help brushing up!!
    I also graduated in Dec and had a 6 month gap before working. Recently I read over a handbook that I bought back in school that goes to my huge med-surg textbook just to brush up on common...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    You hit the nail on the head with not being able to get a job because you don't have experience and not being able to get experience because you don't have an RN job. Unfortunately thats just the...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Possible Relocation TNtoTX(DFW area)
    An internship is just what they call the orientation / training period here. They are geared toward GNs and RNs with little to no experience. (A GN is someone who has graduated from nursing school...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Possible Relocation TNtoTX(DFW area)
    Oh and welcome to the site! I wanted to add that I'm really glad to see that you don't mind driving, working nights, and working on floors that some may consider less desirable - that attitude will...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. Possible Relocation TNtoTX(DFW area)
    I'm glad you've done the research so it won't come as much of a shock when I tell you that DFW doesn't have enough GN jobs to support the new grad population here. There are also lots of new grads...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  6. interview next week!
    It sounds like you are pretty prepared already. Make sure you dress professionally and bring extra copies of things like your resume, letters of recommendation, things like that. Prepare TCU/ICU...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New grad survey! Bsn over adn!!??
    You need to look into the area you want to work in and see if they are preferring BSNs. Its a big deal in some places and hardly anything in others. Here in Dallas most of the hospital...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    I hope you get a job soon too!! I graduated in Dec so you are already way ahead of me! Honestly I'm pretty sure that I got all those interviews because I was already a RN, BSN on paper versus most...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    Princess_WannaBe - I will be starting in June. I can't wait!! mzsantana - I'm glad to hear that you have had some luck talking to recruiters! Being aggressive with your job search can make all the...
    May 29, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    When I was waiting for my ATT I called and asked the BON how long it should take and they said 10 business days after receiving all of your info. If you want to take the test ASAP I found that...
    May 28, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    You can get the number to a hospital's HR department from their website and once you call just ask for a nurse recruiter who deals with GNs or internships. If they don't answer the phone just leave a...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    I hope you hear good news soon if you haven't already! I got a phone call from the recruiter at 7pm a few nights ago saying I wasn't chosen for the position so take comfort in knowing they are...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    Right after I applied I would call every 2 weeks and if I didn't hear back from them or if I really wanted a specific position I would write the recruiter a nice short email saying who I am and why I...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Need help passing HESI
    First off, please don't ask people for specific questions as that is defiantly cheating and will not help you learn what you need to pass this test and eventually NCLEX. When you read the...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. ETOH?
    ethanol aka alcohol
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    Yeah when I moved here in Jan and found out that the internships don't start until summer I called around and asked about other work I could do. The idea of me being a tech with a RN license didn't...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. MI new grad to Texas
    I would recommend taking NCLEX in TX. It will take you much less time assuming you are able to be in TX soon after you graduate. You should apply to internships while you are still in school....
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Volunteer work at hospital?
    I did a quick google search and found 14-18 listed depending on the hospital. Many hospitals will have the number listed for volunteer services on their website. You should consider calling the...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Critical Care Trauma Nurse Parkland
    I never heard anything from Parkland but I accepted a position at another hospital. The position I accepted was offered to me 2 weeks after I was told to expect a call so I think waiting is just a...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Would like to shadow a nurse in Dallas/Fort Worth area!
    I'm new to the DFW area so I don't have any specific contact information but when I was in your shoes I called the hospital's HR department. (You can find this contact number on the hospital's...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Nurse resume
    You should try googling "nurse resume" or "student nurse resume" under images. You will find lots of examples; the student and new graduate resumes are more likely to answer your questions.
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. DFW GN/RN June 2011 Internships
    YAY I got an offer today from HCA!!! I interviewed with them weeks ago and I really thought that I didn't get the position but then out of the blue the recruiter called me today!! I hope you all hear...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Critical Care Trauma Nurse Parkland
    Congrats!!!!!:yeah:
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Critical Care Trauma Nurse Parkland
    I know someone else who got offered an ER residency last week. Have you called the recruiter to ask about your status? I am waiting to hear about the Critical Care Internship - I spoke to the...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. Critical Care Trauma Nurse Parkland
    I'm guessing its not a good sign that I still haven't heard from Parkland about the internship... Did you all get results?
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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