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  1. Walla Walla University BSN
    Yes, I feel I had a well rounded clinical experience, however the time goes so fast, once you're finished I don't think you ever feel like it was "enough." I think you get exposed to a lot of...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. Walla Walla University BSN
    I am an alumni of WWUSON and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them. It was my first choice in nursing schools and I do not regret my decision in the least. The faculty is wonderful,...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. Laid off after 38 years
    I've found that there is stiff competition everywhere. No matter what you'd "settle" for (part-time, temp, on-call) you're still up against stiff competition. And no matter that you've got...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 30 yrs of nursing and I cannot find a job!
    I've been unemployed for about 3 months now. I had been let go from my previous hospital job for no real reason (no previous warnings, no disciplinary action). I'm beginning to think it had...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Please help ...... feeling really stuck!!!
    I have been a nurse for 4 years with med/surg and inpatient hospice experience. I am 45 and as of May, unemployed. I of course have been filling out apps like crazy and have gone on a few...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Career Change at 38....need advice
    I agree with blueindigo, go for your RN it'll open more doors. Nursing is also my 2nd career, I thoroughly enjoyed school...I think having life experience behind you makes it easier and much more...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. I hate nursing..
    I worked at a place like that too. I have always worked in customer service (nursing is a 2nd career for me too) and was never treated badly by coworkers. I still like being a nurse but feel a...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. fired if they don't like the color of your nail polish...
    I think most jobs (at least all the jobs I've ever had) are at-will employment, so either they can let-you-go or you can quit for any reason or no reason. This just recently happened to me, let go...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Concerned About My Nursing Future
    I would love to explore other aspects of nursing as you have suggested (ie. insurance companies, sales, research, etc) but there again it seems you have to have experience before they will even look...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. All nurses having difficult time right now, thanks for listening
    Thanks for your encouragement everyone! I am depressed (mostly frustrated) but not to the point where I'm suicidal or anything, so don't worry about that. It's just that finding a job has always...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. All nurses having difficult time right now, thanks for listening
    I'm an RN with 4 years experience (in nursing) and a lifetime of experience in everything else. Due to some unexpected circumstances I was let go from my job the end of May. Now here it is July and...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New Grad dilema
    i agree with newtexas and sun, you have to do what will make you happy. situations change, sometimes very fast and what works "right now" may not work next year (or next month even!). i was working...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What is the RN job market like in Portland?
    The only one I'm certain about is Kaiser as far as travel nurses, but as I look on different job websites there are several jobs around the area in critical care areas. Good luck!
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. Crazy Nursing Jobs
    I am very interested in what the replies to this post will be. I am not a new nurse but I don't have years and years of experience either. Sometimes I feel like I could "fall through the cracks." ...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. What is the RN job market like in Portland?
    Pretty difficult here too. Our market is saturated d/t several nursing schools in the area. However if you are an experienced nurse in a critical care area your chances are greater in getting a...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Finding my niche.
    I'm also 45 with 2 kids (mine are teenagers though), worked at a couple different hospitals in med/surg (night shift) and at an in-patient hospice house. I loved working at the hospice house but it...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Leaving a Job Mid-Orientation??? Please Help!
    I don't know where you live, but most places are at-will employment so if you didn't sign a contract you are under no obligation to stay there. I would write a resignation letter stating the...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Call offs. I love getting the phone call, hate getting the paycheck
    I started reading obituaries because I am into genealogy but really started paying attention and cutting them out (the people I knew) when I worked at an in-patient hospice...sorry this had nothing...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Associates vs. Bachelors
    "How would a 2 year nursing program take 4 years? Unless you do it part time, it should take 2 years, including prerequs. That's how my mother became an RN. She did a 2 year associates program in 2...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. New grad fired 2x- now what?!
    Replying to shippoRN about the union...the union (at least the one I am familiar with) can't do anything unless you are done with your probation period (ours was 180 days/6 months). I was canned at...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. has anyone ever expirenced burn out on a job?
    I have only been a nurse for 4 years, but working med/surg can take it's toll...and fast! Went from med/surg to in-patient hospice (which was wonderful but they ended up going out of business), then...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. how old were you when you decided to become a nurse?
    Nursing is a 2nd career for me, I started my prereqs at a community college when I was 37. I had taken a couple writing classes when I was in high school (20 years before) which I received college...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If you are a parent, what type of schedule do you like having?
    I liked working nights, it allowed me to be able to do stuff during the day. In my most recent job I was working med/surg unit where I had 5 days off in a row every other week, that was really nice....
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Associates vs. Bachelors
    After reading through these replies I agree with several other people that going the "BSN route" was best for me. This is a 2nd career for me, so I researched what would be the best option for...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. What is the maximum number of patients per nurse?
    The last med/surg job I had was nights, 4-6 patients/RN (charge took up to 4), we had 1 CNA if our census was >13. Seems they always base staffing strictly by numbers and not by acuity. I could...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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