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  1. Can I get an RN job without healthcare experience??
    I graduated with an ADN in May, passed NCLEX July 31, and had no previous experience in the medical field. I began applying in April, applied at the two hospitals in my area. About 150...
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Opinions sought
    Thanks for your reply! Part of my orientation is an 8 hr class on basic rhythms and also a prep and actual ACLS class/certification, so I'll be definitely good on that front. Made it through my...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Opinions sought
    Hello! I was just looking for some advice, or opinions. I am a new grad, second career RN. I am in orientation for my first job as a day-shift med-telemetry nurse with crossover to cardiac...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    IL 20.10/hr with $1/hr differential for weekends. no previous healthcare experience med-tele with crosstraining to cardiac stepdown.
    Sep 20, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Opinion on job opening/interview.
    So just as an update, the nurse recruiter with the first hospital called me back (the day after I left that voicemail) with 3 job offers! One for the first floor I interviewed with and two for the...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Opinion on job opening/interview.
    Thanks for the advice! I called today and left a voicemail for the nurse recruiter, thanking her for the interview and letting them know if they needed anything else from me, paperwork or...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Opinion on job opening/interview.
    Hi all, I've been applying for jobs at the two major hospital systems in my area since April. I graduated in May, passed NCLEX in July and received my license in August (yay!). I got a call a...
    Sep 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Graduated with ADN in Illinois May 15, 2014. Passed NCLEX July 31. Began submitting job applications in April. Applied for over 100 openings. First interview is Thursday, fingers crossed!
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Pearson Vue Trick
    Just checked with the state, and I passed! So the trick worked for me!
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Pearson Vue Trick
    Took NCLEX this afternoon. Shut off at 75 questions. Got the "good" pop-up and will also report back on if it was accurate for me. C'mon quick results thingy!!! :)
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Is my school the only one?
    After pre-reqs, my school had this layout: Semester 1- Nursing 112 (10 credit hours) and Nurs 138 (1 credit hr) Semester 2 - Nurs 122A (5 hrs) and Nurs 122B (5 hrs) Semester 3 - Nurs 216 (10 hrs)...
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Fall 2012 new nursing students roll call!!!
    Graduated in May, and take NCLEX next week! So....terrified! :)
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    Thanks! I'm terrified but hopeful..studying like a madwoman! When I was given the extension, it paid for my classes with some left over for books (I also had a scholarship that helped). At my...
    Jul 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    I ran into that. Not sure if it's the same issue you had, but I basically "used up" the hours that financial aid would cover at my community college getting a previous associates degree (that was...
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Is the exit HESI a good predictor for NCLEX?
    Thanks for your opinions! :) The Hurst is pricey (hell, everything is pricey for me right now).......the whole "split it up into two checks" is pretty much the only reason I'm going to be able to do...
    May 10, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Is the exit HESI a good predictor for NCLEX?
    Hi All, I'm looking for opinions from people who've taken both the HESI exit exam and NCLEX. I am graduating next week (YAY!) and took my exit exam this past Monday. I passed with 1,052 (my school...
    May 10, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    "How to look incredibly stupid without even trying?" Easy. Be a nursing student at clinicals. That's me. Every dang clinical day. I feel like I enter some sort of fugue state on the drive in and...
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. We're not here for that
    That's insane. A student acting like that in my clinical group would have been bounced out on her butt and given a fail for the day, at least. Our entire first semester was in a nursing home doing...
    Feb 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What is your schedule?
    I'm in my final semester of an ADN program. Here's my current schedule... Monday - off (with the exception of community teaching and certain observation days). Tuesday - Clinicals from 6:30am til...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What was/are the 3 things that got/get you through nursing school?
    1. Coffee 2. Day planner 3. Sense of appreciation of the ridiculous.
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Are sign-on bonuses a thing of the past?
    Well that give me some hope! Hoping to move to WI in a few years, I love that state!
    Jan 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I love these stories. I'm about to go into my last semester of nursing school, and bless your hearts.........I just couldn't take the ED. LOL I'm on medicaid for the moment and I've made two ER...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Question for the L&D nurses
    Hello! I'm an ADN student at the end of my third semester (the end is in sight!), and just finished my L&D clinical rotation, which was absolutely fabulous and taught by a ridiculously good clinical...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Concept Maps
    I absolutely hate them as well. If I never have to see another concept map or IPR again after May, I will be the happiest person ever!
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. failed first nursing test
    Many of the students in my cohort bombed the first test at the beginning of the program. I was a good-grade student before I began the program, but it's a different way of thinking, not just...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student