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  1. registered nurses in Illinois
    My sister-in-law is a Philippines-born RN who worked in Pharma for 10+ years before coming to IL nearly 7 years ago. She never worked as an RN and signed up for a review class in the city, passed the...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. I want to quit my job
    Dontlookback, the beauty of nursing is that if one area doesn't suit my fancy, I could always try something else. I am just trying to find the best way to work through this problem without...
    Apr 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I want to quit my job
    Lady Free, I do enjoy my job very much, just as long as I am not on that one unit. I can't stress enough how much I LOVE working with the elderly, and I know that if it shows. It would not work for...
    Apr 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. I want to quit my job
    I really do believe there is poor ventilation on that unit. My sister-in-law who is a supervisor elsewhere said that I should have called in so my supervisor could have found a replacement. In my...
    Apr 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. I want to quit my job
    That was one of my concerns. I don't want to be the nurse who comes across as not being flexible or unable to adapt to situations. But when I see that another employee is allowed to not work with...
    Apr 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. I want to quit my job
    Long story short: I have been at my first job (LTC, includes subacute floor) & "like" it most of the time except for when I work the subacute floor. I signed on to float, and work 2-3 nights/week. ...
    Apr 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. hating rehab unit
    OP, I feel your pain. I am interested to see if your DON ends up granting your request. I am in a similar situation (except subacute is not my forte...have only worked there 2 times in the first 4...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Do Your Coworkers do this?
    I work night shift and my coworkers do not do this. I hear the most complaining from the oncoming day shift because they are quite often short a few nurses. I really do feel badly for people, but...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Starting pay rates: Then & now
    Oops sorry I was a little tired writing this after I got home from work this AM. No, I do not have benefits and do pay for my own health insurance. I also do not live as close to the facility as...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Starting pay rates: Then & now
    I was hired at a nursing home in the Chicago suburbs in November 2013 and my starting pay was $33/hr. I am a new RN with an ADN. I am a registry float, so there is a $10/hr differential. LPNs who are...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Where is the best place to buy scrubs, shoes, and gear?
    I recently started using cherokee4less dot com. We were required to wear Cherokee tops, pants, and jacket while in nursing school; however, the tops and jacket were required to be embroidered by...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. RN-BSN programs in Illinois?
    Admission to the traditional & accelerated BSN programs is competitive. Admission to the online RN to BSN program is NOT competitive.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. As a new grad RN, would you take an Assisted Living position
    I am also a new grad...passed the NCLEX in June and didn't even start applying to jobs until October. I applied for exactly three: one hospital position and two in LTC (one in my city, the other 20...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Washing scrubs
    I am a new grad and was require to wear scrubs during nursing school for clinical days only. I am not a germaphobe but always thought that once the scrubs left the house, they were "dirty". Even...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. RN-BSN programs in Illinois?
    I recently graduated from an ADN program. Many of my classmates chose Purdue University - Calumet due to its great reputation and lower cost (around $12K). Popular options for Illinois schools...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  16. How to find out NCLEX results in 24hours in IL without paying $8 to Pearson Vue
    I took my exam on a Tuesday and did the PVT a few hours after I finished. I couldn't find my information on the testing service site even after my license posted.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Nursing Shoes
    Walmart Danskin Now white shoes with velcro. $12. Got me through two years of nursing school :)
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Tragedy during program
    I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew...it is never easy to lose someone you love and it seems to hurt so much more when the person is young. I wanted to share with you my story from this past...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How to find out NCLEX results in 24hours in IL without paying $8 to Pearson Vue
    I tried doing the above and my information was not in the system. I got the "good" pop-up an hour after I finished the NCLEX and paid the $8 two days later (PASS). I had heard of this other method...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  20. Read any good books lately??
    My program's pinning ceremony was May 11. My RN license # posted to the IDFPR (Illinois) website July 16. I have read at LEAST 10 books in the past 65+ days!! :) (And I'm talking fluffy James...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Best Stethoscope?
    I purchased a Littmann Master Classic II when I started nursing school last year. I read many reviews on various websites and chose this one over the Classic II S.E. (which was a popular choice among...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What was your FIRST semester?
    Hello! My first semester of an ADN program was Fall of 2011. We were required to take Med Surg I (16 weeks) and Physical Assessment (8 weeks). MS I required 4 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab,...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. So anxious! What are the odds that I won't get accepted with a NLN Pax score of 143?
    That's a very good score! To answer your question, it depends on the scores of the rest of the applicant pool, as well as how much the score is weighted in the admission's process. I know that at...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Online chemistry vs in class
    Why does chemistry worry you? If you are concerned about teaching yourself the material at home, I would sign up for the in-class section. It's always easier to have someone else who is knowledgable...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. What are your other degrees in?
    BS in Biology... starting ADN program in 5 days! :)
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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