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  1. Postpartum questions!
    Thanks for all the advice! I love the idea of gathering pamphlets and reading over them. Breastfeeding questions often pop up and it is hard for me to answer these questions.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Ped help!!
    Thanks so much for the advice! The suggestions have been great.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Combative/Violent Confused Patients
    I feel for you! I guess it has something to do with wanting a baby very much and if I ever were to fall pregnant and this happened to me, I would be pretty darn upset, too. I would have talked to my...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Starting IVs
    Thanks for the suggestions! I am still not great at IVs. But, since this post I started two more (22 g) and hopefully with time and practice I will get better.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. DCCC nursing program- starting this fall 2014!
    Good luck to you. It is alot of work but it goes by fast and you will work super hard. But, it will be worth it. Many of the people in my class were married and/or had children. So, it is doable....
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    From: PA Graduated May 2012 Passed NCLEX July 2012 Got a job offer June 2013 Started work August 2013 I went straight into an RN to BSN program so I only applied to jobs in state. COUNTLESS...
    Jul 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Starting IVs
    Thanks for the tips so far! I work on a crazy busy medsurg floor. So, I think that might be half the battle. When I inserted my 24 g, I was floating on a slower paced floor where I could actually...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Ped help!!
    Hello everyone! I work on a medical surgical unit. However, our floor also takes pediatric patients. We have one nurse who usually always takes our peds when scheduled. When she is not there, usually...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Postpartum questions!
    Hello everyone. I work on a medical surgical unit. However, I have floated to postpartum here and there. I do enjoy floating to this unit. But, I feel somewhat inadequate and rusty on this specialty....
    Jun 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. I got a job !!!!!!!!!
    Congrats!! It took a year to get my first nursing job and I had to move to the West coast, lol. But, I was willing and happy to take the leap. I am very jealous, though, because psych nursing is my...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Starting IVs
    I actually don't mind the craziness of the floor I work on. But, there is one thing that brings me so much terror and it is starting IVs. I only started 3 so far and I have almost worked as a new...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. NY RNs to NM
    I relocated to NM from the Northeast. The application process went pretty smoothly for me. It took about 2-3 weeks to get my NM license after everything was in. Just go onto the NM board of nursing...
    Mar 25
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  13. moving to Albuquerque
    I don't really know too much about the ABQ area. But, my New Mexico license arrived pretty fast. 2 to 3 weeks.
    Mar 14
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  14. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) New Mexico 2) 20.something (I want to say 20.98) 3) New grad started in August '13 4) Med Surg
    Mar 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Will I get a job?
    I am not really sure what the outlook for PT jobs are. I would imagine that it would be easier to find an RN job because there are so many different areas of nursing to get into and more nurses may...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  16. Changing Specialities .. Psych to Medicine
    Are you working at a stand alone psych facility? If you aren't having any luck, perhaps try applying for psychiatric nursing jobs in a psych unit of a hospital. This will help give in an "in" to a...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. So nervous
    Good luck to you.
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Willing to move across country, help?
    I relocated across country for a nursing job. It has been a great opportunity and I was happy to get a job offer. I recommend that you apply for a nursing license in whichever state you are...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Licensure and applying out of state
    I was having trouble finding anything in my home state, so I decided to look into other states. I did receive one call from an out of state hospital without having a license there. It is possible,...
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Should I hold out for a hospital job?
    I would have took (almost) anything when I was looking for a job. This is especially so because it was hard to find jobs around my area. I would take it until something else pops up. It is hard to...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Very discouraged...I regret not becoming a CNA during RN school.
    I wished that I had PCT experience, too. I tried to find a position while in nursing school but couldn't get anything. I graduated nursing school in May 2012. But, I did not get my first nursing job...
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Your Starting Salary?
    20.98 for new grad in New Mexico.
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How soon did you get pulled?
    About 3 months after starting the job. I have been pulled to ICU and pospartum. I actually prefer these floors to my own (medsurg) and get excited when I get to float, lol.
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. West Chester University BSN for the RN
    I graduated from the RN-to-BSN program at WCU. I will say that it wasn't a real interview. It was just as described above - going over power points and meeting 1-on-1 with one of the nursing...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    I started at age 27 and graduated from my associates program at 29 and my RN-to-BSN at 30. I think 30-35 was probably the average age of the people in my programs. However, if you are attending a...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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