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  1. Relocating to Seattle Area in Early 2015
    KansasNurse14, I attempted to send you some contact info for the hospitals/units you mentioned but you don't seem to have access to Private Messages (r/t only 4 posts). Rules (and professionalism)...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  2. UW ABSN 2015
    For those who have not yet received a call: remember, your stars can change pretty quickly. It is not uncommon for students get off the wait list . Don't give up hope but do plan ahead for all...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  3. Swedish Nurse residency- jan-feb cohort 2015
    Their automatic reply email indicates the next cohort is not until July 2015 If you have already graduated, that's a pretty long way off! 7 months before your position would begin (that's if...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. Swedish nursing uniform question
    When I did clinical at Swedish Cherry Hill in 2013 & 2014, there was no uniform required for nurses in acute care or the ICUs. Nurses just wore scrubs. Loved the staff, had a great experience. I hope...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  5. Swedish Nurse residency- jan-feb cohort 2015
    Sent you both a private message
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  6. Sanford Health, FARGO, New Grad
    I'm not sure what purpose lying would serve here. As I said, I was a new grad (RN, BSN). My experience included 1 1/2 years as a nurse tech in an ICU at a large academically affiliated trauma 1...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  7. What do you think?  Is this a good deal?
    It seems a bit low to me. I'm a very new nurse but from the WA area. Here is a contract for a hospital in Kirkland, WA to see the comparables. Since you would be a traveler, I would have expected the...
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Transvascular Aortic Valve Implantation
    Here is a good YouTube video of the process (ignore the silly music). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csxJYTLXNJY The cases I've seen, they don't remove the old value. It's not difficult to compress...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Gtt's
    I would be surprised if your hospital doesn't have guidelines for this and you should check for them on your unit or with your clinical nurse educator. But, here is a handy image. imgur: the...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Provided with a phone for shift?
    Worked in an ICU in a large urban trauma I medical center. We have land-lines. Nurses/CNAs/PCTs don't have cell phones on our unit (although acute care/ med surg units do). Pages to...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Emailing Nursing Recruiters?
    Depending on the hospital, it can be very difficult to find HR contact information. Obviously search their webpage. Next try Goggle "nurse recruiter, xxx medical center, human resources, etc"....
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. Sanford Health, FARGO, New Grad
    Just FYI for others interested in Sanford: I applied to Sanford Health in Fargo for their CVICU/MICU as a NEW GRAD. I'm from the PNW, had an RN license but not a North Dakota RN license. I got a...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  13. Applying out of state
    I've had VERY good success applying out of state. Originally from the PNW, I've been interviewed for new-grad ICU positions in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. Received offers from all. ...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Not doing well in the UW, want to go to SCCC for nursing degree
    My suggestion. Take your classes at a community college. Not only are they cheaper they also tend to be MUCH smaller classes! I'm not going to say they will be easier (although some may be). You can...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  15. Sanford Health, FARGO, New Grad
    Hello, I'm a new BSN grad from Washington State. I received a call from Sanford Health, Fargo, ND and now have a phone interview set up for their ICU (there are 2 units it sounds like; CVICU &...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  16. Sanford Health Experience?
    So, I saw that you started at Sanford Health. I have an interview with them (Fargo location). I'm from WA and a new grad. I know you haven't been there long, but what can you say? Thank you, ~A
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  17. WA Nclex results?
    For future NCLEX takers: My license went life ~3 hours after I completed the exam. I tested in Seattle, WA in July 2014, finished a bit after 9am. RN license went active on WaDoH around noon. ...
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  18. Swedish Nurse residency- jan-feb cohort 2015
    Hey I noticed my online status has been updated! "Pending Interview"
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    It is up to the NURSING STUDENT to KNOW their scope of practice. It is up to the nursing student to be PROACTIVE and seek out learning opportunities within their scope of practice. It is...
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Swedish New to Specialty Program
    Sent you a PM
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  21. Experienced ICU nurse, where to work?
    I PMed you
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  22. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    I think the general rule for students: 1.) KNOW what your "scope of practice" is. (Know your educational institution's rules & the hospital's rules) 2.) Be PROACTIVE and search out/request...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    I love your style! But, for all the nursing students that don't have a rock star for a nurse preceptor; step up to the plate! Show some initiative. Have a pt that needs a Foley/NG/OG/....? Ask your...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Swedish Nurse residency- jan-feb cohort 2015
    Lovedogs31, yes I was told at the end of my interview. But, I did my senior prac at Swedish, so maybe that helped. If you haven't heard back, I wouldn't worry! For some units, the dates for the...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  25. Swedish Nurse residency- jan-feb cohort 2015
    I had my HR interview today. As of today, they were interviewing for all units. Neonatal ICU, however, seems to be full (not my interest). I too was recommended to move on to peer-interviewing which...
    Sep 26, '14
    Forum: Washington Nursing


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