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  1. First code as a new nurse
    The fact that you are taking the time to reflect on the situation and getting advice from peers about what you can do now or might have done differently I think says a lot about you as a nurse! You...
    Feb 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. I'm so nervous!
    Invest in some window shades to darken/block out light in your bedroom while you sleep during the day. Silence your phone while you sleep, if you can. You might also need some ear plugs or a fan to...
    Feb 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Outlook for experienced ICU nurse
    I currently work at OHSU, not in one of the ICUs, but I had my senior practicum in the trauma icu last summer. There always seems to be positions available in the ICUs, typically night shift, but...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Your Starting Salary?
    Portland, OR New grad RN BSN Base pay about $34/hr Evening shift differential $2/hr (until 11p), night shift differential $6/hr (11p-7a) Large teaching hospital
    Jan 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    Not an intrusion! :) So I graduated in Sept and passed NCLEX in October. I was applying to just about every hospital opening that I qualified for, but I didn't have much luck. I was looking to start...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  6. Just got a job!
    I don't have any specific advice, but I wanted to say congrats! I also graduated, passed the NCLEX, and accepted a position at my #1 choice hospital recently. There are lots of great forum topics...
    Jan 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Interview went great! Now for the thank you note...any advice?
    I would make it short and sweet. I believe the thank you note should be just that, not trying to sell yourself all over again. That should have happened in the interview! Nurse managers are typically...
    Jan 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    I don't think it is very difficult to land an interview for the residency program if you meet all of the requirements. Getting past the first round of interviews is another story. The competition is...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    From the paperwork we received regarding second interviews...I don't think anyone will probably start hearing anything until after this week. Second interviews are to take place between Jan 1-31 I...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  10. Hurst online review
    Exactly what I did grubb! Passed in 76. :)
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. TICU Resource Suggestions
    Hello all! I am a recent grad looking to get into critical care, specifically trauma ICU. I'm wondering if any of you have suggestions for a good textbook/resource for critical care nursing. ...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Need guidance with Nursing future please!
    Definitely try to get into an ICU for your senior practicum, or last clinical rotation. I would say make sure to get your ACLS certification sometime during school. Maybe on a break before your last...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Legacy RN Residency - Winter 2014
    Yeah, Legacy RN Residency! What specialties are people interviewing for? Critical Care for me!
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  14. Nursing School Assignment about NCLEX
    I don't want to say that there is only one "best" way to study for the NCLEX. Everyone learns differently so it is really important to tailor your study plan to how you best learn material....
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. N-clex First time tester! Remember Maslow Hierarchy of Needs....
    I appreciate these tips. I take the exam in two days and I'm pretty nervous! :)
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. What is a CPA???
    I did a little research on google because I have never heard of that either. Clinical Performance Appraisal? Basically a document that evaluates your skills in clinical rotations.
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    @ kdrade - I personally have found that accessing OHSU and other associated sites from Beaverton TC has worked great! During the week there is an express bus (#61) that runs between Beaverton TC and...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    There are plenty of people in our program that bike! There is also a bike valet at the bottom of the tram, free I think. They can also do bike repairs down there, not sure about the cost of that. ...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    In my experience, financial aid has not been too helpful. I mean they will obviously know the basics, and can point you in a certain direction. You might fill out the scholarship application specific...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  20. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    Okay, so schedule for first term. So you will start out taking Health Promotion with an associated "clinical" component (this is basically down in what we call the ADB Building. It's our...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    I'm in the Summer 2012 cohort. They were only able to accept 32 in the fall due to student:instructor ratios set by the OSBN. Also, in the 3rd/4th terms you will attend classes with other cohorts and...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  22. OHSU ABSN 2013 Applicants
    Mamakac, I would not worry about your CPR/first aid certification until you know you're in a program or you get closer to a start date. unless you need it for something else in your life. In that...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Stethoscope for fall 2012
    As a parting gift from my employer, I was given a Littman Cardio iii. I love it!
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. OHSU's Accelerated BSN program 2012
    Aprilshower.emma - I understand how frustrating and anxious you must be during this entire process when you are on the wait list, but if it is meant to be you will get a call. There is no point in...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. OHSU's Accelerated BSN program 2012
    Sartorius- Well, I applied to Linfield, UofP, and OHSU this year. I got flat out denied at Linfield. I got on the UofP wait list, but found out I was 100-something in line for that. Reading through...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing


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