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  1. Working in critical care as a new RN
    Obviously you know what you're comfortable with. I can't speak for ICU but ER is not the monster everyone makes it out to be. You're not going to get thrown into a full arrest your first week on...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Cold call for application follow-up
    Applied for a dream job a little over a week ago and wondering if any people call to check on their applications/sell themselves/respectfully beg lol. Since graduating, I have been offered many...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. In hospital transfers with <6 months?
    Very good points indeed. My reason for wanting a change is personal, nothing the unit or I did wrong. It seems I was trying to make a square peg fit into a round hole. Adult oncology is not my...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. In hospital transfers with <6 months?
    I'm miserable on my unit (not a good fit for me at all) and would like to transfer within the hospital to another unit (onc to L&D or ED). Wondering if anyone has done this and if there was any...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Help! I hate my first nursing job!
    Just as the post states--I was hired on a busy intermediate oncology unit at a large urban hospital a few months ago and I'm miserable. The preceptors aren't great, have the aides simply don't work,...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The CORRECT answer to the dreaded "What is your weakness" interview question...
    As long as it doesn't paint you in a bad image. For example, if you said your weakness is that you get attached to your patients, you need to be prepared to communicate that you know how to set...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Introducing self to prospective employer (networking)
    I graduated with my BSN in December and I currently work in the ER of a hospital (though as a contracted employee) and I'd really like to introduce myself to some of the hiring managers (some who...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Can a new grad work in the ER?
    Yes. I live in Ohio and my hospital hires new grads each application cycle.
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Best teaching hospitals for new grads (peds)
    I am a senior nursing student working at a mid-sized teaching hospital in Ohio. As I search for jobs, I'm a little surprised to hear many of our nurses and docs encouraging me to seek employment...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. IV rate calculations with DRD??
    I need help with a question for my adult health nursing course. I'm comfortable calculating IV rates given volume to be infused, time, gtt/min, etc. but our latest questions include another piece of...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Probably gonna get fired my first week...
    I don't mean to sound unsympathetic but you're just going to have to get thicker skin. I work in a pediatric ER (not much different than urgent care or primary to be perfectly honest) and parents...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Test Questions: When to call the doctor?
    This mainly applies to my pharmacology course but my instructor has put several questions on our exams regarding when to notify the physician and/or hold the dose when a patient experiences a side...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. University of Toledo CON
    Thanks for the response. I've had great experiences with 95% of the faculty in the CON. Since this posting, I've applied to the program, was accepted, and I'm in my second week of first semester...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. Areas of the country with jobs for new grads?
    Thanks guys!! It's good to know that there are some hospitals willing to higher new grads. I'm definitely willing to relocate so I'm excited to start looking elsewhere :D
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Areas of the country with jobs for new grads?
    I'm curious as to whether there is a certain region or industry nationally that is willing to hire new grads. In my part of the county, it's close to impossible for someone without at least one year...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can NPs write fertility drugs?
    Whispera--Just considering graduate school. I'm very interested in women's health and I'm torn regarding which program I should pursue, be it WHNP, CNM, or FMP. I've been researching their...
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can NPs write fertility drugs?
    Whowland-- NPs have restrictions and regulations regarding their prescriptive authority so my question regarded whether they have any restrictions on writing fertility drugs. Thanks anyways.
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can NPs write fertility drugs?
    Thanks--does the authority only extend to CNM, FNPs, and WHNPs?
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Can NPs write fertility drugs?
    Just curious as to whether NPs (nurse midwife or women's health NP) have prescriptive authority to write drugs like Clomid, etc? Thanks!
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. RN jobs with the most independence?
    I'm sorry to post another 'burned out nurse' post but I'm growing very tired of my RN position in the hospital. I'd love to find a position without the administrative garbage. I truly love and...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Discouraged....
    I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. The good news is that many women with similar situations have done what you're doing. It's not easy, it's a sacrifice and a crappy one at that. But what...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. University of Toledo CON
    I've been getting some rather disheartening feedback on the status of this program. I.e.: lack of preceptorships, disorganized program, etc. I've had bad luck with another nursing program in the...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Going to an unaccredited school?
    Thanks again for the replies--you just confirmed what I already figured, lol. It indeed was Owens Community College. Luckily there are a couple other programs in the area--I'm just sick of bouncing...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Going to an unaccredited school?
    Thanks for the imput--actually the other two programs in my area are significantly more expensive so hence, my dilemma. The other program is a BSN program which was just started--I'm a little...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Going to an unaccredited school?
    I know this might belong in the student section but I would appreciate the opinions of those in the workplace who have gone through applying/hiring cycles. How would having an ADN from an...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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