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  1. New Grad+Per Diem=Success?
    I'm per diem/pool right now at a LTC facility (started first week of July), and three of the people who oriented with me have accepted full time positions. I was offered, but declined because it was...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Down time
    I've never yet had this downtime you speak of, but I imagine if the opportunity presented itself, I'd suddenly have an urgent need to go to the bathroom, or straighten up the supply closet, or get...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Advice about liability insurance?
    I'm also a new grad RN, working in a LTC/Rehab facility, and the day I was hired I purchased my own malpractice insurance. It was $55 for a year, and gave me peace of mind that is priceless! I...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. New ICU Nurse- Preceptor Problems
    Is this task list an official part of the charting? Or is it a throw-away shift to shift/for personal reminder use only type thing? If it's a part of charting, I can see why i would be problematic...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Poll: Do you wear your wedding band to work...?
    I didn't respond to the poll bcause my answer isn't really there...I don't wear my wedding rings to work, because I don't want them to get gross/lose stones/just..ick. But I don't want to not wear a...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Freaking out!!!!!
    at least half of my 75 ?s were SATA. I am so, so glad that I did the Alternative Format Question book (from Lippincott, I think) cove to cover in the 2 weeks before testing!!
    Jul 10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Parkinsons or pain?
    it sounds like pretty classic sundowning to me. While yes, parkinson's doesn't exacerbate at night per se, the associated dementia certainly does. I doubt that pain meds will help (other than to...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Passed NCLEX w/ How Many Resources?
    you have to prove competency in each content area; if you can't get (and stay) above the passing line in any of the 8 content areas then you will not pass.
    Jul 7
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    philly 'burbs graduated may 19, 2014 Passed NCLEX june 9 Interviewed at 2 SNFs the week of june 15th, got offered both positions started orientation last week, full time pool (no benefits)
    Jul 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) PA (philly 'burbs) 2) $30/hr (pool, so no benefits/differential - but the ft folks get them; $2/hr NOC, $2/hr weekends) 3) brand spanking new RN (ADN) just graduated in May, started working last...
    Jul 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Decided to try out Kaplan
    the no brain-dumping rule is only until the first question You are not allowed to write anything on the erase board until after going through the tutorial and all the pre-test stuff. Once the first...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. What do you do for NCLEX eve?
    I had a completely crazy day the day before I tested, lol! Three sports tournaments with various sons, and a graduation party. I did a bit of review (mostly lbs and drugs) on the sidelines at the...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I know they checked references for sure, because one of the references (a clinical instructor) emailed me after they spoke, to wish me luck on the interview. I don't know definitively that they did...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I asked the same question, lol! She said that the first three weeks is classroom/inservice training so that's why it's days, and then the actual floor orientation is on the shift you'll work (ie:...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    interview today went fantastic!! woohoo :) Have to meet with the ADON on the 30th to determine which unit will be a good fit. She said I can start orientation in mid-August, and the first 3 weeks...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    True! But I'm an anticipatory planner - I like to think things through. Isn't that pretty typical of nurses? ;) During the phone conversation I had with the hiring manager, she told me that...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I have 4 boys: 15, 13, 10 and 7. They're old enough to be home with me while I'm sleeping, but I'm concerned that I just won't be able to actually sleep because they'll be nutty. Plus - that's a...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    so, I'm a new grad, have been applying for jobs for several weeks and had pretty much resigned myself that it would take me 3-6 months to find a job (since that seems to be the norm in my area) ...
    Jun 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. How did you change?
    I just graduated recently (and passed boards this week). Prior to starting nursing school, I wanted to work in the NICU (I've had two NICU babies, so I'm well aware of the stress/work/emotional toll...
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Graduating soon here, curious about correctional nursing?
    I'm a new grad (passed board yesterday!!) and I'm glad you asked this question because I've been thinking about this as well. In my area (metro Philadelphia) new grad jobs are virtually impossible...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Nclex TOMORROW
    I got the good popup today too - turned off after 75 and I literally thought I was going to puke on the keyboard. So many questions I felt like I was guessing (and not even very educated guesses at...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Took NCLEX this AM..now a Question
    I checked this morning as I was walking out of the testing center and got the good popup :) Can't wait to hear that you did, too!
    Jun 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Nclex TOMORROW
    I'm testing tomorrow also! 10am - I haven't really done any studying today (or yesterday, either). I finished Kaplan review on Thursday, have done very well on all the Q trainers and the readiness...
    Jun 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Has anyone ever signed up for SIMPLENURSING.COM (NCLEX75)??? is it any good?? HELP!
    he lives in California, and graduated from a community college there last year (Cerritos College). My friend asked him flat out if he was a nurse, and his answer was "do I have to be a nurse to tutor...
    May 13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. How passed without buy Hurst or Kaplan Review
    you can do the ncsb 3 week review course for $50 - I know that isn't cheap/free, but it's the least expensive option for review, and it's from the folks who write the exam :)
    May 6
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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