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  1. first RN paycheck?
    I finally filled my gas tank to full! I had been working for a full month before I got my paycheck and you better believe both my checking account and car were running on E!
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. When did you "know?"
    See about shadowing a nurse in a different setting (maybe acute or critical care). I shadowed a respiratory therapist for a day during nursing school and her assignment happened to be in a CVICU. I...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Can I wear my scrubs to an interview?
    We were told for RN interviews absolutely not to wear scrubs. They said they'd be happy to point us to a changing room before the interviewed us. This is all from our HR dept to my class in nursing...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. New Grads in the ICU - Summer 2013
    The 4 weeks in classroom sounds beneficial, but only 14 shifts with a preceptor? I think most of the acclimation to an ICU takes place by working on the floor and that just doesn't sound like a long...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. ETT Securement and Position Change
    I worked at a large teaching hospital and we use tape. I didn't know there was any other way. It's changed q 24h and as far as I know we haven't had issues with skin breakdown. I also did a clinical...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Moving to upstate NY in the next year...ED Nurse
    St. Joseph's in Syracuse is currently expanding their ED. From what I've heard they have the best pay in the area. They do a lot of ortho, cardiac (they're huge on vascular surgeries), birthing...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  7. New Grads in the ICU - Summer 2013
    I got my quick results today and I passed!
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Taking NCLEX - RN tomorrow...
    I finished mine in about an hour with 75 questions. Like 3 math, probably 8 SATA, one graphic, a few click and drags, no hot spots. Lots of obscure drugs though! Well, I got the good pop up, so I...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Taking NCLEX - RN tomorrow...
    I'm taking mine tomorrow too. On one hand, I'm pretty confident. My school has pass rates of like 95%. Yet on the other hand, I feel so inadequately prepared... I've been getting 70s on all the...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. New Grads in the ICU - Summer 2013
    I agree, this was a good thread idea. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one stepping out of school into an icu. I'm going to a S/TICU for a level 1 trauma center. It's exciting to be in a place where...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. ATT and NCLEX - GNs
    Okay I got my ATT today and scheduled my test for Monday. I called the BON and she asked for my information and then told me I would receive my ATT from PV within 24 hours and I got it about 15...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. ATT
    You won't receive your ATT until you register with Pearson. Your ATT comes from PearsonVue; after the board approves your application, they tell PV, who will then issue your ATT. Hopefully you...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Issues with Eligibility and Receiving ATT?
    I was talking to someone whose daughter just graduated. But she might have only looked at one testing center. I think it all depends on where you take it. I'm willing to drive a couple of hours if I...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Issues with Eligibility and Receiving ATT?
    That's awesome to hear. I'm in New York too and still waiting for my ATT as well. Hopefully soon, though I hear the testing centers are backed up til mid July.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Texas BON and ATT
    I must be crazy then to be hoping to get my ATT in NY soon. (I graduated in the end of June).
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. How many of you are in your 20's?
    I have my ADN and I'm 20. People are usually pretty surprised at my age.
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Time til you got your ATT
    It doesn't really matter when you register with PV. The big thing is to make sure you have sent in your paperwork with the state and find out if/when your school has sent in its forms to the state...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Any new grads out there...
    I interviewed for and landed a job right after spring break during my last semester. I honestly don't think it will do you any harm applying to jobs before you take your boards. I still have to take...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  19. Stopping patients smoking
    This is quite a controversial topic. I fully support allowing patients to make their own choices, including their right to leave hospital property to smoke. It's the patient's body; he or she has the...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  20. ATT and NCLEX - GNs
    Have any May graduates received their ATTs yet? I graduate this week and want to take my boards ASAP so I can start working! I've heard that New York takes like 3-4 weeks around this time of year...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Were are you going to work when you graduate???
    I've been hired as an RN in a level-I surgical/trauma ICU as well. Just gotta graduate and pass my boards first :x Congrats and best of luck to you.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Help with OB and Peds
    I'm not going to lie, that semester was grueling for me. Personally, I think peds is difficult just content-wise. The clinical aspect was fine. OB clinical wasn't too bad either, but I just passed...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  23. Interview yesterday
    Best of luck to you! Let us know how it goes.
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Senior Burnout....who's with me?
    I'm right with you. Channelling all of my energy and time into finding a job. Actually just interviewed at a SICU; hopefully I'll hear back soon. As for now, sort of just floating through tests and...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. New Grad with two full time jobs in NYC... Being a guy helps?
    I live in New York and HR reps from several hospitals have all said the same thing: you need a year of acute care experience before you can work as an RN in the ED. They say it's a state law. I could...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing