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  1. Starting IVs
    Thanks for the tips so far! I work on a crazy busy medsurg floor. So, I think that might be half the battle. When I inserted my 24 g, I was floating on a slower paced floor where I could actually...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Ped help!!
    Hello everyone! I work on a medical surgical unit. However, our floor also takes pediatric patients. We have one nurse who usually always takes our peds when scheduled. When she is not there, usually...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Postpartum questions!
    Hello everyone. I work on a medical surgical unit. However, I have floated to postpartum here and there. I do enjoy floating to this unit. But, I feel somewhat inadequate and rusty on this specialty....
    Jun 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. I got a job !!!!!!!!!
    Congrats!! It took a year to get my first nursing job and I had to move to the West coast, lol. But, I was willing and happy to take the leap. I am very jealous, though, because psych nursing is my...
    Jun 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Starting IVs
    I actually don't mind the craziness of the floor I work on. But, there is one thing that brings me so much terror and it is starting IVs. I only started 3 so far and I have almost worked as a new...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. NY RNs to NM
    I relocated to NM from the Northeast. The application process went pretty smoothly for me. It took about 2-3 weeks to get my NM license after everything was in. Just go onto the NM board of nursing...
    Mar 25
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  7. moving to Albuquerque
    I don't really know too much about the ABQ area. But, my New Mexico license arrived pretty fast. 2 to 3 weeks.
    Mar 14
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  8. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) New Mexico 2) 20.something (I want to say 20.98) 3) New grad started in August '13 4) Med Surg
    Mar 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Will I get a job?
    I am not really sure what the outlook for PT jobs are. I would imagine that it would be easier to find an RN job because there are so many different areas of nursing to get into and more nurses may...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Changing Specialities .. Psych to Medicine
    Are you working at a stand alone psych facility? If you aren't having any luck, perhaps try applying for psychiatric nursing jobs in a psych unit of a hospital. This will help give in an "in" to a...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. So nervous
    Good luck to you.
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Willing to move across country, help?
    I relocated across country for a nursing job. It has been a great opportunity and I was happy to get a job offer. I recommend that you apply for a nursing license in whichever state you are...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. Licensure and applying out of state
    I was having trouble finding anything in my home state, so I decided to look into other states. I did receive one call from an out of state hospital without having a license there. It is possible,...
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Should I hold out for a hospital job?
    I would have took (almost) anything when I was looking for a job. This is especially so because it was hard to find jobs around my area. I would take it until something else pops up. It is hard to...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Very discouraged...I regret not becoming a CNA during RN school.
    I wished that I had PCT experience, too. I tried to find a position while in nursing school but couldn't get anything. I graduated nursing school in May 2012. But, I did not get my first nursing job...
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Your Starting Salary?
    20.98 for new grad in New Mexico.
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. How soon did you get pulled?
    About 3 months after starting the job. I have been pulled to ICU and pospartum. I actually prefer these floors to my own (medsurg) and get excited when I get to float, lol.
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. West Chester University BSN for the RN
    I graduated from the RN-to-BSN program at WCU. I will say that it wasn't a real interview. It was just as described above - going over power points and meeting 1-on-1 with one of the nursing...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    I started at age 27 and graduated from my associates program at 29 and my RN-to-BSN at 30. I think 30-35 was probably the average age of the people in my programs. However, if you are attending a...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Finding a Job as New Grad in PA
    It can be difficult to get into West Chester's program. That is where I did my RN-to-BSN. Make sure that he applies on time for the Spring semester. Good luck to him on his interview!
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. Career prospects in NM?
    If you apply to a compact state, it does not mean that you have multi-state privileges. I am originally from the Northeast - I went to school in PA and took my NCLEX there. I have a New Mexico...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  22. Career prospects in NM?
    Do you have a part time job at all? I don't have alot of money- but I did have a p/t (retail) job and did decide to apply for endorsement. It is expensive- it costly me about $400.00 to get licenses...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  23. Career prospects in NM?
    Are you from NM or another state? I am originally from out of state but applied to a number of facilities in the state (I did fork out the money for a NM license.) I got a call back from 2 hospitals...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  24. Finding a Job as New Grad in PA
    3 months is not a very long time. I know people from my associate's program who still do not have jobs and I graduated in May 2012! I know it is frustrating and scary. But, he has to keep on...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. City of Brotherly Love!
    I looked for a year and could not find anything with my associates (while I was also working on my BSN.) I had one interview for a nursing home - but didn't get the job. It is pretty hard - even if...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing


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