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  1. Dilemma in LTC
    OP: I could have written your post and very recently faced the same dilemma....Like you, I didn't want to be portrayed as a job hopper but after 7 months of dealing with my last facility I had had...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Ways to PROVE how bad I want to be a medsurg nurse
    Any ideas to make my resume/cover letter stand out to nurse managers? Background: Graduated June 2013 with my ADN, passed the boards July 2013 and started working at a LTC/SNF facility August...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. I just need to vent a little...
    I too could have written this post. Just once, I would love to follow around the administrator, DON and RCMs around to see what they do. I mean they always look very busy at their desks or in the...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. How to earn the CNA's respect
    I've been starting a lot of topics bc I'm about to start my first nursing job as a charge nurse for a LTC/Rehab facility and I just want to be prepared as possible. I will have another nurse on...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. LTC "Brains" Do you use one?
    Thank you both! These are some great suggestions :)
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. LTC "Brains" Do you use one?
    Like many nurses, I'm a total type-A, need a list to keep me sane and in the hospital setting, I LIVED for my Brain. I'm starting my first RN job next wednesday at a LTC/Rehab facility, 2-10:30pm...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. How do you organize your day?
    New grad here. Just received a job offer for my first job! (YAY!) I am now a charge nurse at a rehab/long term care facility. I'm working evenings (2-10:30) and there will be one other nurse on...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Following up with Nurse Managers
    Thanks Bloomgirl! I'm okay with being just a tad annoying/persistent BUT not so bad that they don't want to hire me ;) The floor I really want to work on has a position that is on "hold" and...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Following up with Nurse Managers
    One of the NM I met with was where I did my senior practicum. I had introduced myself once to her during my practicum, left her a thank you card on my last day as well as sent her an email telling...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Following up with Nurse Managers
    So I went into the hospital where I'd like to work. Introduced (or reintroduced) myself, gave them my resume, asked if it would be okay for me to check in with them periodically, in which they...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Ideas on ways to stay busy during your job search
    @Cicadarn My ideal job is on a med/surg floor. I've been applying in Washington also even though I haven't applied for my WA license yet. Figured I could get it after I get an interview or a...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Ideas on ways to stay busy during your job search
    Hello, New grad here (obviously) ;) I just received my license last week and am busily looking for openings and attempting networking. I've perfected my resume (I think), talked to all my...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Another Resume/Cover Letter critique please
    Cover Letter: My name (DO I PUT "RN" AFTER MY NAME HERE??) Address phone email Hospital Info Dear Ms. XX,
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. Advice pls...Networking
    Hello everyone! I'm graduating in 49 days (yep, I'm counting! :yes:) and I've just started my practicum on a surgical med surg floor (I've only done two 12 hour night shifts), but I LOVE it! ...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing student here...need encouragement. Not sure I can do this!!
    I am also wondering what it is about interacting with pts that you do not enjoy? I LOVE talking with my pts but pt teaching not so much. Why? Because I don't feel qualified enough yet to be...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What is a good NCLEX-RN book to get during nursing school?
    Really?! I'm kind of shocked to hear you think this way. Our instructors tell us to start as soon as possible because it helps us learn how to read and answer NCLEX style questions. I also feel...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. IV Flushing & clots
    I agree with this but I have a different way I do it! A nurse taught me to remove the lid of the saline flush, pull BACK on the syringe a tiny bit to break the suction and then remove the air...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. What's so great about a pinning ceremony?
    I graduate in June but I recently volunteered to help our another cohort at their pinning. Now, I HATE to have any extra attention so I was mostly against pinning in the beginning but after...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. 16 year old in the ADN nursing program, now they're asking me to withdraw? :
    First of all congratulations for being accepted even if they are now "forcing you out." I'm VERY, VERY impressed that you've come so far at such a young age! Truly inspiring! Do you need...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Shy Student Nurse Advice...
    I'm also shy when it comes to making small talk with those I really don't know. (once I know someone, I'm kinda loud, sarcastic and opinionated :whistling:) Getting there takes time though and...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. When did you start using NCLEX review books??
    I started my second term but I SHOULD have started during my first. Saunders (mentioned above) is a great book. It's broken up into sections and you also get a CD with more questions. But...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Surviving Nursing School and Marriage
    Wow, this post makes me realize how lucky I am to have my fiance because he's been picking up all the slack and financial responsibilities since I started nursing school and I don't think I've been...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. ATI Pharmacology Exam....
    My school uses pharm made easy 2.0 so it may be different for you if you're using "pharm made easy"...BUT you should see 3 tabs, to the right, just slightly above your tutorial list (not the very,...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. APA Format and You...
    I also just got PERLA. They have a 30 day free trial so you can try it before you buy it. It is also possible to split the cost if you know others who want it. (up to 3 people) It's awesome!
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. ATI Levels?
    Here is what my instructor just sent me a week or so ago and told us to hold on to it. Hope this helps (although, it may be different than your program)
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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