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  1. Seasoned nurse..interview in ER
    I also recently had a peer interview for an ED position though I don't have near the experience as you. The questions were behavioral based, but they weren't that difficult to answer. Anyone with...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What Does "New Graduate" Mean?
    A new graduate nurse is generally a newly graduated nurse (within the previous 12 months) and has less than 6 months of paid experience as a registered nurse. Someone else please correct me if I am...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Interviewing skills...UGH
    I would start thinking about some of the questions that were asked at your previous two interviews and prepare for similar questions. A lot of questions are behavioral based but not all (tell me...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Nursing School Questions
    My two cents... If you are going the nursing route, then I would ultimately aim for a bachelor's degree or higher. You may get there by attaining an ADN first then completing a BSN, but many...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  5. Would I need additional certification to work in infant room as a RN?
    ENPC is also a certification but is usually required for the ED not a general peds unit.
    Aug 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Which Littmann Stethoscope to purchase?
    If you are unable to invest in a nicer model I would suggest the classic II SE? The lightweight stethoscope I used a couple times when someone else had it and the acoustics were not good. It may...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Debt vs. Future Income analysis, my realistic financial situation
    While I have no plans to become a CRNA, I will eventually complete a masters degree, but not totally sure which direction I will go. I believe the general rule of thumb for student loans is never...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Veteran to BSN programs
    I am also a veteran and previous medic. I have never heard of these programs, but it sounds like a great idea. I completed my nursing education via an ABSN program as well and found a lot of my...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Applying for first RN job... When to follow up with a phone call..?
    I find one week is adequate to wait before calling. It also lets the employer know you are still interested in the position. Good luck!
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Program Admission Advantage?
    I also echo the answer of there is no advantage for men. This discussion actually came up during a few different classes and each instructor mentioned there is no preference. Granted men are few...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. retaking courses
    I think retaking courses and how GPA is calculated depends on the school. I do know that some schools calculate GPA on the second grade, but both remain on the official school transcript. Ask the...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Guys - what did you wear for interview?
    I just recently have been interviewing for new opportunities in my area. I don't see the need for an entire suit for a staff nurse position as the previous poster mentioned. That said, I would...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Salary negotiation
    Completely agree with all of the above posts. Unfortunately, you have no room for negotiation. There were probably many candidates who applied for the position that was offered to you. If you try...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Will EMT-B help get me into Critical Care
    Your best bet is to focus your time and energy in your studies for now to keep a competitive GPA. There are many new grad residency programs in the ICU setting which will be the quickest path to...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Finding a Job After Military Deployment
    Thanks SoldierNurse!! I am part of a NG unit and will eventually redeploy back to the states. I am currently browsing hospitals in my local area to see what positions are available. All state some...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Finding a Job After Military Deployment
    I am wondering if anyone has been in a similar position to mine before and provide a little insight. I graduated last year (May '13) with a BSN as a second degree student. I passed my boards on...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. NP vs PA vs CNS
    I have little input on the CNS portion of your question as I have not worked with any or know any in my area. I will agree with the previous poster in that while the educational models are...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  18. Applying to ACNP at U of MD.
    Thanks for the update waldorf. Good luck and hopefully the decision is made quickly for your sake. Keep us posted.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  19. Applying to ACNP at U of MD.
    reggaemuffin, what types of experience do students in your class have in this program? How many years of experience? How many students are accepted each year? Do you find the coursework...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. GPA from a long time ago....Eeeck
    It most likely depends on the school to which you are applying. Some schools state they only look at the last 60 credit hours while others may look at all hours completed. Your best bet would be to...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  21. NCLEX Getting Tougher
    I am a senior nursing student in my final semester of school. I just had a class today which is supposed to help us students transition to a professional nursing role. One of the big areas to cover...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Guys, do you take this personally?
    Not at all!! If a patient requests a nurse of the same gender then I fully respect their privacy.
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. ACNP/RNFA salary negotiations
    I am an aspiring NP and your posotion sounds similar to something I am interested in attaining. Where did you complete graduate school and the first assist program? While you are having some...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Applying to ACNP at U of MD.
    Well good luck on submitting your application. That is the type of nursing I would eventually like to enter, but I am also not sold on getting a DNP. I am finishing an accelerated BSN program for...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  25. Applying to ACNP at U of MD.
    Are you applying the the Trauma/ER/ICU program or is it a different ACNP program?? I ask as I am interested in learning a little more about the program. I have had my eye on the program website...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry