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  1. ER to OR: the journey...
    I recently left the ER for the OR. The main reason I left was because the ER I worked in scheduled me for six 12-hour shifts in a row. I worked it for 9 months, and when I asked for my schedule to be...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. How to switch from bedside to OR
    I transferred to the OR from the ER. It was definitely not what I imagined, but I am adjusting and I think I will like it just fine. In my OR there are a lot of personalities to navigate, so it's...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Can hospitals average two weeks together to avoid paying overtime?
    Depends on when the payroll week begins and ends. I work Thurs-Tues (12-hour shifts), but Thurs, Fri, Sat are in one 'week', and Sun, Mon, Tues are in the next, so I only work 36 hours per 'week',...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How to get a CNA Instructor job
    In my area the Red Cross was hiring instructors, but I'm not sure what the required experience is.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New to Montgomery,Alabama LPN
    Apply at Baptist South. They have so many positions they are having a hard time getting them filled. They have contract positions with bonus payouts, PRN, etc.
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  6. Areas new nurses are often lacking
    Skills. My biggest weakness as a new grad was skills, and remembering what to do and when to do it. Nursing school prepares you for NCLEX, not floor nursing.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. New Grad Needs HELP!
    Baptist South in Montgomery hired me from ARIZONA with only an Associates. Several new grads were hired at the same time and went through orientation with me.
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. New Grad Jobs?  Tx? Anywhere?
    Baptist South in Montgomery Alabama hires new grads.
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. What have I gotten myself into.....?
    I was a police dispatcher and 911 operator for 9 years at a very busy communications center. I can handle stressful situations. I graduated nursing school in May, I've been on the floor 3 days and I...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Montgomery Alabama hires new grads
    Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, Alabama hires New Grads.
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Question?
    No, you only take the NCLEX once, but Alabama has requirements for endorsement like CE credits, etc.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  12. Not satisfied with Kaplan
    I don't like the scare-tactics the Kaplan reps use when trying to get you to sign up for their course. I'm sticking with Saunders, and the Kaplan book our school made us buy, but I'm not paying for...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. How is the job market for nursing where you live?
    I live in AZ. Unless you have a BSN, it's very difficult to even get your resume looked at in Phoenix. In the town where I went to nursing school the local hospital does not support hiring new grads....
    May 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Took NCLEX this Morning
    May I have the study guide, too?
    May 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. New to nursing and need some help please...
    Congratulations on choosing nursing. I am graduating in a few weeks after making a career change as well. I finally feel like this is where I'm supposed to be, and I'm excited to get my career...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  16. Alabama and/or Texas info needed
    My interview was a phone interview. If you Google nursing interview questions you'll get a good idea what the interview was like. The nurse recruiter was very nice, had a lot of information, and it...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Class of 2012 Graduates!!!
    Our pinning and graduation ceremony are combined. Our cap and gown are white, and when I tried mine on I realized that I need to wear something very light underneath as the gown material is pretty...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Alabama and/or Texas info needed
    Unfortunately, neither of the places I'm looking at are HMA facilities. I was really hoping to hear from someone who actually works at either of these facilities, or has some insight at least into...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ACLS Certification
    Where do you live? Most CPR instructors also teach ACLS class, or can refer you to someone who does. Sometimes your local hospital may offer a class to nursing students as well.
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Alabama and/or Texas info needed
    I posted in the forums for each individual state but haven't received any replies. I have interviewed at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, TX and with Baptist South in Montgomery,...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Baptist South in Montgomery
    Can anyone offer me some insight to this hospital as far as new grads are concerned? Salary, schedule, overall satisfaction? Thanks!
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  22. Northwest Texas Medical Center
    How about anything regarding Amarillo, TX in general?
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Northwest Texas Medical Center
    Does anyone work there, know anyone who works there, or have any information they can share regarding the Amarillo, TX area? Thanks!
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Northwest Texas Medical Center
    Anyone work there, or know someone who does? Any info regarding their new grad program - good or bad? How about Amarillo in general?
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. HELP! Interview questions at Trinity Hospital.
    How did your interview go?
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing

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