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  1. Is one year of ICU experience enough?
    I have thought about sticking it out for the CCRN cert, but I'm just not sure I want to stay where I am for another full year. I am also considered a part time employee (I've worked full time hours...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Is one year of ICU experience enough?
    Not interested in being a CRNA at all. Ruled that out a long time ago, as I know several that aren't happy in it despite the great $$. I suppose it's the lack of any patient interaction.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Is one year of ICU experience enough?
    I feel comfortable 90% of the time in the setting, but just don't know if it's my "calling." Most of my coworkers are trauma junkies and that just isn't me. They love coming to work, I really am...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Is rehab hospital experience valued more than nursing home, psych?
    It kind of seems to me like working at a rehab hospital you would use a lot more med/surg type skills (IVs, wound dressings, neuro assessments, etc.) than psych or especially a nursing home.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  5. Is rehab hospital experience valued more than nursing home, psych?
    New grad here... I'm wondering if working at a post-acute rehab hospital would count towards anything in terms of advancing to the ICU or ER? It is a 50 bed hospital specializing in post-stroke,...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  6. New grad applying to acute floor after just a week working LTC
    So I should put it down on my resume even though it won't be counting as experience and will potentially make me look like I'm just abandoning ship after a week?
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New grad applying to acute floor after just a week working LTC
    I am a new grad and just started working at a LTC facilty due to not being able to get a job anywhere at a hospital. Now I'm wondering if this is something that I should put on my applications as my...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do nurse managers work on Memorial Day?
    Just wondering if most managers are in on holidays?
    May 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does the BSNs get paid more than ADNs hold true across the board mostly?
    I'm wondering if the small differential for having a BSN vs an ADN is more common in the acute setting or is it the norm everywhere?
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. As a new graduate starting work, what should you look for when "signing on" with HR?
    Are there any things in particular like contracts/agreements, or giving less insurance coverage that I should be on the look out for?
    May 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Can a nursing home have their RNs work 60 hour weeks?
    What does ETA mean?
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can a nursing home have their RNs work 60 hour weeks?
    An hourly wage was given with no mention of overtime, just 60 hour weeks.
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can a nursing home have their RNs work 60 hour weeks?
    Without paying overtime?
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can knowing an RN/LPN on a floor help get you a job?
    my dream job is at a neuro floor and i'm wondering if knowing a nurse on that floor could help in any way to land a job there? could they potentially talk to the floor manager who does the hiring and...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Wondeirng whether to activate my license or not???
    If you were to forget to renew for whatever reason would that mean you'd have to take the NCLEX all over again?
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  16. Best way to get your foot in the door?
    Oh I am being aggressive about it! In fact I'm afraid I am applying to too many openings at some of the hospitals and they maybe think that I am just job shopping or just super desperate....which I...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Best way to get your foot in the door?
    i am a recent grad rn bsn. i've applied to a couple of rn positions at the local hospital and have not heard anything back in almost 2 months. would it be wise to apply to something like a nursing...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What to say when hiring managers ask what you've been doing since you graduated?
    All I've been doing is applying for jobs! But something tells me that's a bad answer
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Does it look bad to a hiring manager to apply for jobs on different floors??
    Point well taken! It's just so hard seeing as you never know which floors are desperate for someone and which floors are completely inundated with applications. Not to mention the fact that it takes...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Move out of CA?
    Have you looked at podunk towns in the inland empire?
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. 1 year out, no job. Throw in the towel?
    Are y'all really suggesting to go to the actual floor in person with resume in hand and ask to speak to somebody? That just seems like a recipe for disaster/getting security called.
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Does it look bad to a hiring manager to apply for jobs on different floors??
    I am a new grad RN trying to get a job at a local hospital. I would take a position on any floor honestly, but does it look bad for me to apply in two vastly different fields like med/surg and ...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. How easy is it for a new grad to land a job in a psych setting?
    In general, would you say it is easier for a new RN to find work at a psych hospital or on a basic med/surg floor?
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. As a new grad going into psych nursing, am I narrowing my options for the future?
    Anyone, anyone? Bueller?
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. As a new grad going into psych nursing, am I narrowing my options for the future?
    I'm just wondering if say a year from now, I decide to go into ICU, how hard would it be getting hired?
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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