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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Frustrations of an older student
    Your description of Australia's open policy for nursing school is an eye-opener. We in the US are always so certain we have it better than any other country. Makes me wonder how we compare with other...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Interview Attire
    I've worn a suit and felt overdressed but I don't think you can be faulted for that. Judging by the several comments here from other nurses saying "definitely wear a suit".... I think you might end...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. New Grad Resume
    I'm sorry you're not getting any replies. I've noticed that this section of the Career tab doesn't get much attention on Allnurses. I am by no means an expert on resumes, but this is what I've...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. Resume, thoughts?
    Sorry I wasn't any help. Good luck in your search.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  22. Resume, thoughts?
    Maybe you could spell out the certs. Was it American Hospital Association that certified you? The dates should specify when they expire. Maybe look up some examples of new grad resumes in the...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  23. Resume, thoughts?
    I think your entries are way too brief. It's just a laundry list of job duties and lacks punch. (Boring...sorry!) Resume writers talk about the importance of the top one-half of your first page as...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. Frustrations of an older student
    I know how you feel, I think. My 3.79 GPA in my MA program couldn't get me into nursing school, but my ACT scores from age 17 finally did. (I hadn't even tried to retrieve them because I thought...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Older Student/Over 60 years old
    Hi, AZ........ Have you started doing any LPN work yet? I've read through most of the thread now and know from experience that we will be met with ageism in the workplace. It is true, it does exist,...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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