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  1. Best state to obtain NP education?
    Curious on thoughts about the 'best' state to obtain NP education is (using the term loosely). Considerations include costs (upmost), scope of practice/autonomy, obtaining clinical sites, ability to...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. Leave research to go for AGNP?
    Hi all, needing some advice from those who know their stuff. I am an RN, have been for about 2 years. Did 1 year in acute care in a hospital, hated it; then got my dream job in clinical research. I...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. SNF or Clinical Research?
    Ha! That's what my gut is telling me. Your response is super helpful :)
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. what is the best state for a new RN grad to find employment
    Missouri isn't awful. I have been a nurse for 9 months and working two separate jobs, a full-time and PRN position. Not in my ideal location, but made a crapload of money, and now my experience has...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. VA Palo Alto New Grad Program 2013
    My referral e-mail wasn't, unfortunately. Boo. It seemed to good to be true! Very happy for all that got positions though - how exciting and congrats! :)
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. SNF or Clinical Research?
    Ok - odd career path due to drastically different economies in drastically different areas - I am leaving my first nursing job after 9 months to relocate for personal reasons. I did Med/Surg at a big...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. VA Palo Alto New Grad Program 2013
    I did too...scared me to death before I opened it, haha! My eyes are glued to my phone until I get a call or an e-mail :whistling:
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. VA Palo Alto New Grad Program 2013
    I am in San Francisco (city). I picked Geriatric Psych as my #1 because it truly is my passion - it's what I did my senior synthesis in nursing school so it's obvious I'm not picking it for other...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. VA Palo Alto New Grad Program 2013
    I am about to go down for an interview today, they just called this morning. Stoked, in a minimal way to describe how I feel!
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Curious if this SNF Nurse to Patient ratio is normal
    Hi all, Just landed a job at a SNF - I'm still a newer grad, coming from a busy Med/Surg floor at a hospital - I know things will be different, but I'm curious about the ratio. I'll be on day...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Going From Med-Surg in Hospital to SNF - Advice?
    Thank you all for the feedback, and the honest feedback. It's unfortunately a huge step forward for a lot of personal reasons, so I won't be able to say no. I am very nervous, but, I network for...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Going From Med-Surg in Hospital to SNF - Advice?
    Hi all, About to move to my dream location but am making an odd career change to do so - I have a little less than a year experience at a Top 10 Teaching Institution on a busy busy Med-Surg floor,...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. California Market any better with a little experience?
    I did the new grad thing and finally got a job way far from the Bay Area to gain my experience after I graduated in May, but I'm looking to move back to CA this summer, closer and at my one-year...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Scheduled NCLEX-RN for 1-9-13...REALLY FREAKING OUT...
    Dude, you'll be okay. I failed my exit HESI miserably - first time ever failing something in my life. However, I didn't really study... ANYWAYS: for NCLEX, I studied for four days before taking it...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Changing Job less than 1 yr after graduation
    I do not agree with all the above posters - life is too crazy to be miserable. That said, there's a difference as a new nurse between feeling "lost" and then hating your job. Also, it sounds like...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  16. Do you Per-Diem out of your specialty?
    I do the opposite - full-time Med/Surg, PRN psych. I love Psych and put myself in a good situation. However, I can't stand my Med/Surg job. I am thinking about moving fully to Psych...if you really...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Which states hire new grads?
    MO, Saint Louis, is pretty new grad friendly. It's still "tough" b/c it's a metropolitan area, but if you network and give yourself a few weeks, you'll likely find something. I graduated in April and...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. New Grad Jobs in California
    I feel for you, OP. I was in the same situation as you; but I had no savings, no parents to live with, anything like that - and I was offered a job before I even graduated in Missouri, so I am here...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. New grad RN on floor, night shift, am I depressed or am I normal...
    Thanks all for answering, even the ones bickering - I'm always enthused to hear both sides of the story :) I had to laugh at some of the responses, haha, I definitely don't have a drinking...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New grad RN on floor, night shift, am I depressed or am I normal...
    You guys rock - thanks. ;D
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New grad RN on floor, night shift, am I depressed or am I normal...
    I am a new grad RN - got a job before I graduated on a high-acuity, fast-paced medicine floor at a top 5 (inner city) hospital, where everyone is super sick (or super MEAN). I've got a lot of...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Any Advice for student going into OB who wants to do L&D?
    Yes, my advice is to network and get yourself a job! That is a hard area to enter, with and without experience. Most places often require that you have L&D experience to get an L&D job...so network...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Just landed Forensic Psych Job - need help about working conditions!
    Thank you SO much for your reply! I don't get shaken up easily, so I'm thinking I can handle it. Thanks again for your help.
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Just landed Forensic Psych Job - need help about working conditions!
    Hi all! I am a newer grad and I am so excited that I just landed a PRN psych job at a State Hospital to supplement my full-time job on the floor. I wanted my "medical" experience, but psych is my...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. I Love My Job!
    This is awesome to hear. I'm a new grad on the floor, but interviewed and wanted the ER so bad. The floor is tough, but it is good experience. Corrections is also my other secret area of choice, I'd...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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