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  1. Interview with a physician
    It's late and the only thing I could think of when I read your headline was "Interview with the Vampire." (Book and movie by that name.) I'm sure yours can't possibly be as fraught! I might...
    4:32 am
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. fired after 90 days of probation but worked 5 months at an LTACH
    I just filled out an online application. I have the same history of being let go at end of orientation. On the application's "Reason for Leaving," I stated: "Unit not a good fit. Will explain in...
    4:26 am
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  3. Can not make it out of orientation???
    After being fired three times, it's no wonder if you're feeling demoralized. I'm curious to know what areas of nursing you were in, because there are so many different types of nursing jobs. I hate...
    May 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Can not make it out of orientation???
    Good for you, that you spoke up. Glad it worked out for you. Love this site. I learn so much from others and the validation of some of these experiences sure helps. Thanks for the reply! I want to...
    May 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Can not make it out of orientation???
    My preceptor did not use brain sheets. She noted times that meds were due for each patient and that was the extent of her notes as far as I could tell. One of my problems was that as soon as we...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Can not make it out of orientation???
    Thanks. I've taken a non-RN job to have some income and maintain a job history. It is medical-related and keeps me in the health care environment. I've had time to re-think my career aspirations....
    May 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Disillusioned, stressed, regretting nursing?
    I felt like that two weeks from end of orientation, too, but rather than finding things getting better, I found myself getting terminated. I'm just sayin'... Sometimes you have to read the signs and...
    May 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Can not make it out of orientation???
    I'm glad they're alerting you to this possibility. I have first-hand experience: it happened to me. I was let go at end of orientation as not ready to take on a full load independently. I took it...
    May 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Worst interview ever
    When asked if I thought I would miss hospital nursing if I took the job in psych for which I was interviewing, I said, "That remains to be seen." Probably the stupidest answer I've given in an...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Resume Critique please
    My first impression is that it's a little too generic. I'd like to see something that sets you apart somehow in the Professional Summary section. Something to grab attention right away. Even thought...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Fired...How will I get another job?
    In my state you can't get unemployment if you haven't earned the required amounts in previous quarters that qualify you. In my case it was like the three quarters of the previous year, when I...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. You won't believe.....
    Wow. Who'd really like to join up with those folks? Let me know where they are, so I can run the other way. Sounds like you've met them at close range and lived to tell the tale.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. You won't believe.....
    During my orientation, a nurse on my unit commented openly to no one in particular about what a pain her new nurse orientee had been the night before. I couldn't help shooting her a look. In my book,...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Writing multiple times?
    [QUOTE=CT Pixie;7547176]Th cites may have had studies published in those years BUT the info on the number of test questions still stands as it is still linked on the website in 2013. How can it be...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Writing multiple times?
    The article at the link above at ncsbn.org cites one study published in 1991 and one published in 1977. How can we possibly trust this source? However, thanks for showing where to look for...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Writing multiple times?
    Seems there are a lot of opinions on this thread about the many paths we take to becoming a nurse....Who cares, since the consensus on allnurses.com is that we all start out needing intensive...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How to get back basic nursing skills and knowledge?
    Not skills? They still have to be done accurately with attention to risks and infections. Even if done at home by the patient, the nurse will teach the correct techniques. A new grad who shows good...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. My scrub pants are killing me!
    Glad you found the fix! Wish I'd known of it when I started wearing the immobilizer sling -- but will know to recommend it to others in future. Thanks for sharing that little gem.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How to get back basic nursing skills and knowledge?
    And something else! :) Master your charting and meds dispensing early on, as the end of shift when you're already tired and frazzled. Clock in and out on time and be on the unit early, ready to go...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. How to get back basic nursing skills and knowledge?
    NCLEX and hiring are just the first of many hurdles to your future as a nurse. Do you have any of your textbooks, school notes, etc? As one who was "let go" at end of orientation, I urge you to...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Does your workplace have a Suggestion Box?
    After working 12 hours with a 20 minute break for "lunch," which felt stolen rather than given, I saw an email from the manager asking for feedback on the question: "What do you think are the causes...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. My scrub pants are killing me!
    I know it's a pain, but you could try ironing the insides of the pants and pant legs where they chafe. That might soften and smooth the material to prevent chafing and also kill bacterial irritants...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Writing multiple times?
    There are rules for NCLEX on how long you must wait to retake the test. After a certain number of tries I would think you will have gone a very long time past graduation without employment....
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Just a very happy post from a very happy new nurse
    Congratulations! Hope it continues to meet your high expectations and that you will be successful in your orientation. Keep working hard...Study and ask for frequent reviews of progress in writing if...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. New Grad RN Angst
    I've been in your shoes too. The crying and worrying seems to me in part due to physical and emotional exhaustion. The reality on busy acute floors is often 12 hours without breaks or meals. An...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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