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  1. Residency Programs
    Nurse residencies are the golden ticket into acute care nursing. They are paid positions with extended training and mentoring, with added classes and conferences added in. Imagine your last semester...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Yet another pre-employement assessment .....
    I usually try to do that. When I've gotten any feedback on why I was passed up, they tell me that answering how they want to hear it will disqualify you. One instance was especially grating. My...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. linkedin name and title confusion, help?
    LinkedIn may not directly point you to jobs, but you can bet recruiters will look for you there (and on facebook and Google in general) if your application manages to avoid the round file. It's also...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Yet another pre-employement assessment .....
    I hear you. I've answered those any way possible, from brutally honest answers to lying like a sociopath and it doesn't seem to make a difference. You never get anything but the most vague feedback...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    12's forever! 12's feel like I'm working to live, whereas 8's would make me feel like I were living to work. Life's too short to have over 70% of it being workdays. Go to work to work, give it...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ranting on the New Grads
    Thank you. We don't really need to be "ranted on." (How rude is that, anyway? Who honestly would feel good about "ranting on" a bunch of frustrated strangers?) I'd rather people keep their...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. National Telemetry Assoc Certificate worth while?
    There is also an AHA EKG and Pharmacology certificate you can get. I got mine bundled with ACLS from the same instructor. It adds on another day, but it's another line in your resume you can add for...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Applying to Many Hospitals in One System: Generic Cover Letter?
    The title pretty much says it all. If I am applying to many positions in several different hospitals in the same network (or chain, if you prefer), and that network's career tool (*shudder* Taleo)...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Is the California Board of Nursing Manipulating their Nursing Shortage?
    The "nursing shortage" in California is a lie. It is a great psyops tool to flood the market with "hungry" applicants, and it creates a clamboring demand at the college and university level. I'm...
    Feb 18
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. New Grads: Need help with job application
    Haha, this just goes to show how inconsistent and maddening the job hunt is for us new grads. I was told (by a department director) that my resume and cover letter were too dry. Of course the...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Lower pay during orientation months?
    Don't worry, eventually new grads will be on a "volunteer" basis, ultimately leading up to the corporate wet dream coup de gras of charging new grads for their training.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Ranting on the New Grads
    At least RNGriffin has it all figured out. The dearth of new grad positions is our own fault! But really, your condescension doesn't do anyone any good. All of the new grads I know are...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Cant get a job almost 1 year later
    I am at the 8 month mark and my degree and license haven't gotten me anywhere but in a bit of debt. "No one can take your education away from you," they said at graduation. Well, that may be true,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. ADN then transfer to CSU vs transfer to CSU
    It's worth it to investigate each school's policy. SJSU doesn't look at anything other than TEAS, GPA and pre-req GPA. Best bet is to focus on school, since all the volunteering in the world won't...
    Jan 17
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Healthcare position while in nursing school helps secure RN position after grad?
    It might help, but probably not much. I've got 12 years of continuous hospital work, in the units, and haven't gotten squat for interest in any of the dozens and dozens of applications I've filed....
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  16. A waste of time getting ADN
    Nah, getting a BSN is a waste of time, too. Unless you already worked as an RN and are moving up from an ADN or something. 8 months, no call backs, no interviews, no nothing. Way to blow the last...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. UCSD New Graduate Nov. 2013 Postings
    Mine haven't changed from "application received" since applying on 11/11.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. No reply from nurse-manager
    I'd ask her early on next time you're there for a few minutes of her time that day. Then go into her office with her, tell her what you think of the unit and that you'd love to work there blah blah...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. BSN (Philippines) ---> Med School US
    Pre-med undergrad courses are much different than what you'll get from a BSN. You would need much more time in upper-division sciences to be prepared for med school. A BSN program will train you to...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. New grad nurses are being allowed to rot: A reflection
    I got my BSN in May and have worked the last 12 years in acute care on the unit as a clerk and monitor tech. I may as well have gotten a degree and license in underwater basket weaving for all the...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. New Grad salary in California?
    Tough to pin an average, since unemployment is usually based on your previous job's pay.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Should I take this RN position and begin getting experience?
    Think of it as someone offering you experience. I'd take it and keep looking for what you want.
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Picking the right school to get hired in the future
    Every application I've filled out as a new grad has asked for my GPA in nursing school, and most want a transcript on top of that. I've also noticed that, at least around here, there are a few...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. C in one prerequisite
    It's not the end. I got a C in statistics, and got into a CSU BSN program. Just make sure you have excellent grades in your other classes and blow the TEAS out of the water. For me, my GPA wasn't...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. Has the job market gotten better for new grads?
    From the SF Bay area, the answer is a resounding NOPE. I think one person out of my (BSN) class of about 65 has a full time acute care job. The other 7 are basically on a relief schedule. One took a...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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