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  1. New grad over 1 year and a few months
    Experience in a LTC facility or doctor's office is far better than no experience. Who knows -- you may find you enjoy the office setting or other non-hospital settings. There are other places for RNs...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. First RN position in L&D, ICU, ER? ...thoughts?
    The hospital system I'm at has a New Grad nurse residency program for ICU. L&D and ER both hire new grads and might place you in a nurse residency as well. I graduated last week and I have an ER job...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Have you travelled to Africa is a invasion of privacy?
    I'm in the ED and we ask this to EVERYBODY who comes in as part of triage -- how can that be considered discriminatory?
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pediatric PCT or Med Surg CNA?
    I've done both and the job is the exact same for peds and adults: VS, I&Os, blood sugars, ADLs, linen changes, etc. Same duties just different size patients. I rarely had extra time to play with...
    Dec 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Doing a little survey...
    Dec 29 -- emergency department
    Nov 30
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. Virtual Vacation
    I graduate in a couple of weeks and have taken several vacations while in school: Maui 3 times, Kauai, skiing in Colorado, visiting family in S. California, not to mention lots of weekend getaways.
    Nov 27
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Study Atmosphere
    I study best at home. I cannot study anywhere else! I study for 30-45 minutes (TV is always on), unload the dishwasher, study for 30-45 minutes, walk the dog, etc etc etc. I'm graduating with a 3.75...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. New Grads-how long for first job
    I graduate in a couple of weeks and have already been hired pending graduation and passing NCLEX. One application = one interview = one job offer in the unit I want. :yes: Out of 60ish in my...
    Nov 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Can you live a luxury lifestyle as a nurse?
    I basically live that way now as a nursing student...thanks to a husband who earns the big bucks. :)
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Grad
    I just finished precepting in the ED (level 1 trauma center) and was hired into their new grad residency program starting early 2015. Every new grad position has a steep learning curve. It's what you...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Thank you for this! My school's pass rate is 96-98%. My ATI tests have been in the high 2s and 3s. My GPA is 3.75. My practice NCLEX tests have scored me well above minimum passing scores. My school...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  12. nclex-rn
    There are several NCLEX groups on Facebook that are great for studying.
    Nov 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. NCLEX-PN Pearson Vue Trick
    Pearson Vue makes it very clear: NO REFUNDS. That's the chance you take doing "the trick".
    Nov 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. $300 nclex review books really better than the $30 ones?
    My school doesn't promote any particular books. I've gotten e-files of all the popular books (Saunders, Lippincott, etc) for free from various sites. I don't need to buy any NCLEX books.
    Nov 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Hospital Loan Repayment ???
    Since my school is affiliated with a hospital system, the hospital agrees to forgive $10,000 if we work for them full time for 2 years after we graduate. They also contribute $1500 a year for full...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  16. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Thanks! I'm truly not stressed about it. I know I'm ready. Every NCLEX predictor test I've done shows I'm more than ready to pass it. We'll see what the ATI Comprehensive exam shows -- I take that in...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  17. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    I plan on reviewing 2-3 hours a day as soon as my preceptorship ends (next week). I'll have about 4 weeks to study before I plan on taking NCLEX. I think that's more than enough time to review. By...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  18. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    only[/I] in real NCLEX style and/or requiring practicing 500 questions a week. But nursing school alone without very rigorous and very purposeful NCLEX prep build in, isn't sufficient to pass the...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  19. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Indeed I do!
    Nov 11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. Are these things a CNM would do?
    So a married couple is "ideal" but a single woman or a LGBT couple aren't? Are you kidding me? I've seen plenty of married couples become crappy parents. I have LGBT friends who are far and away some...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. HELP!! ATI comprehensive Predictor
    I have to take it in a few weeks. We have to score a 95 to avoid remediation. Did you take the practice test first? We have to do that before testing day.
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    I precepted there and I started working there as an NA a few months ago. My interview was strong and my resume is solid.
    Nov 9
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    I have a few more preceptor shifts to do and that's all I need for graduation. Everything else is done! I'm not worried at all about NCLEX. I know my school has prepared me very well.
    Nov 9
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  24. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    I'm beyond thrilled, relieved, and just plain EXCITED.:D I graduate in December and I've already been offered a new grad RN position! One interview = one job offer. I still can't believe it!...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. 7 Things to know BEFORE Sims Lab!
    We don't get any information ahead of time, other than the sims are supposed to be related to what we're currently studying (but that's not always the case). We find out what we're dealing with when...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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