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  1. 1 Year Experience required... but how do i get experience if you won't hire me?
    Hey I am not sure about your community colleges in your area, but for many nursing schools that I looked at in New mexico before i moved closer to family had competitive wait lists, where students...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. 1 Year Experience required... but how do i get experience if you won't hire me?
    hey after about 3 months of searching I was able to get hired on PRN at a home health agency and about a month after that a hospital called me for a full time position on a med surg floor, after a...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. How To Get a Job As a New Grad Nurse
    Thanks for the advice, I found it very useful, now to see how well it works :)
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Very little orientation for new grad?
    I wouldn't turn them down quite yet, I graduated in December, and am having issues with hospitals who require 1 year or more experience, so I'd make sure you have somewhere to go before turning them...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Medical Dosaging
    For that you'd have to talk to the instructor and/or whoever wrote the exam to see when they rounded as well as what answer the expect in the box, and if they will let you "challenge" it if they...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Blue or white collar?
    mmm good points, sorry for going off topic
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Blue or white collar?
    hehe so true, however in my very limited experience and stories I've been told, if you aren't willing to get a little "mud" on your boots so to speak, you won't have the respect from your techs/CNA's...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Medical Dosaging
    i'd recommend do all your multiplication and division then round, early rounding within the problem or truncating can lead to a very different answer if you can save rounding to the very end, then...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. 1 Year Experience required... but how do i get experience if you won't hire me?
    my headache is primarly in the area i'm trying to apply there are tons of jobs for experienced RN's, and I believe that they are even flying in traveling nurses, it seems to the point that they have...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. It shouldn't have happened this way....
    my prayers for both you and your patient
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Why many new grads don't find jobs....
    well, not sure about all nursing schools, but mine had a 16 hour work limit restriction in place to remain in the program, though they didn't catch everyone who worked more than 16 hours a week in...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Blue or white collar?
    I'd have to say nursing would be a "hybrid" of the two, our work at the nurses station documenting care, making care plans, assessment, would seem more white collar I would think, however when called...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Care plan shame
    What i had to do for my first few assessments is take the sheet i had to turn in and do it at bedside, so if you miss anything, patient is right there for you to reassess so you don't forget...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. What should i do?
    There are also LVN/LPN and RN programs at community colleges (the 4 year state schools also give you a RN title for job placement) and then you are able to go LVN > RN and RN > BSN (the 4 year...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Medical Dosaging
    first one i got the same answer, though in your work you left out the 60 minute/hour conversion, but apparently remembered it when you used your calculator as you came to the same answer for the...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. RN vs BSN - help!
    I've been doing the frantic job search for my first job recently as well, and yes for new grads, not a lot of openings that I have been able to find... however seems there are a ton of openings for...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Difficult Conversation re need for bathing
    not sure if this is the best technique, but one i observed very early in my student clinicals at a nursing home in the alzheimer ward, is the cna would weekly (as it was the policy every resident...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. You know you're a nurse if...
    ... you get that 2 am call from a worried friend and or relative and don't hang up until you've made them feel better or convinced them to call 911 if it is a true emergancy
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. NCLEX aarrrgghhhh
    Hey for your dosage... I highly recommend you learn dimensional anaylsis. Its a method I learned in physics/engineering courses at the start of my college career, though many nursing instructors...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Heart sounds with large breasts
    describe what you're going to do to the lady before touching (less backhands this way gentlemen), then lift and apologize great suggestion about asking your patient to help, will have to remember...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Failed Nclex Dont know where to begin Studying again.
    did you check out your candidate performance report? Not entirely sure where to get it, but should give you a good idea what areas you need to study and what areas you are already strong in, check...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Challenge Exit Hesi.
    Also used in NM, from what I understand, the HESI is actually more difficult than the NCLEX, however the students that pass the HESI have a tendancy to pass the NCLEX from what my instructors said,...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  23. career change????
    my nursing class had from new High school grads, to a lady who was in here 60's, never too late, have you possibly done some research into flight nurses? i understand they sometimes blur that line...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. 1 Year Experience required... but how do i get experience if you won't hire me?
    Thanks for the support, encouragement and ideas, I'll have to get right back in the saddle tomorrow and keep on trucking!
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. 1 Year Experience required... but how do i get experience if you won't hire me?
    Hello I am a new grad with my RN in hand, applying to many locations around the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and a universal theme I'm starting to notice in this region, with much dismay, is 1 or...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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