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  1. Still Jobless
    Unfortunately the time line to get hired varies greatly. I am not sure what unit you applied to but here are some things I figured out along the road. Some units will not hire you without...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  2. Southern University Baton Rouge
    Notice the prior post were from 2007. As a graduate from 2006, I can assure you they were on probation back then. At the time the school seemed to take anyone with a 2.6 and that may account for...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  3. Still Jobless
    University Hospital in New Orleans is hiring new grad RNs. You have to apply through the civil service site. The trick is to read the RN3 description. There are about 5 or 6 of those positions...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  4. PALS courses in New Orleans/Baton Rouge
    The Baton Rouge General puts on courses for its nurses. In the past they allowed those who don't work for the General to pay a fee to attend the courses. I am not sure if they still do this. You...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  5. Grades in nursing school vs. success as a nurse?
    The only thing grades seem to indicate is how easily some people get the class material compared to others. I had to study my butt off and my GPA dropped from a 3.3 before starting the nursing...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ochsner or University Hospital???
    I worked in med-surg at the Ochsner Kenner location and it was not an organized unit. I only worked there for 2 months. I think that speaks for itself. I currently work on the Adult Isolation...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  7. Hesi Exit Test
    I can assure many that Southern University in Baton Rouge is probably one of the worst in the nation about how they administer these test. They do not tell the students ahead of time which test they...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  8. Gustav
    Husband of linnywho again. From what I can tell the national guard and several airlines have been providing air transport and a train company has provided train transport for medically needy...
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Gustav
    Hubby of linnywho talking. I just dropped off my wife at University Hospital New Orleans-the current interim hospital for Charity. They went code grey at 7am today and she is on the team that gets...
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Associate of Science in Nursing or Bachelor's in Gerontology??
    I specifically chose against going to OLOL due to its cost and lack of direct BSN. At the time students who completed the ASN could apply to the BSN program. The reality is that only those with the...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  11. SELU vs Nicholls State
    My understanding is SELU is one of the best in the southeast US. I had to transfer to a different school because I didn't have the GPA to get in. At the time I was applying I had a 3.24 (2003). I...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  12. Mixed Messages about the job outlook in Louisiana
    My husband is starting Loyola Law school so we relocated to the NO area about 2months ago. I have 2 years exp. Med/Surg. I have not seen the really high paying jobs like some are quoting. Oschner...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  13. Acceptable questions for nursing students to ask?
    I can agree that wording and discretion can make the questions seem more appropriate; however, I feel someone’s sexual orientation should not be asked. In fact I plan to advise students who have my...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Acceptable questions for nursing students to ask?
    I am asking here because I am not sure where to post it. I am a med/surg nurse. Students from a local university are being asked to fill out a 13 page nursing assessment. Some of the questions on...
    Jan 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Low Graduation Rate for Southen University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Not to be completely down on SUBR nursing school I will state this. Due to the messed up comps exams and massive amount of studying put in to pass the second comps just to get a diploma, the NCLEX...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  16. Low Graduation Rate for Southen University, Baton Rouge, LA
    I can't completely answer for the Spring, but yes the new Dean is trying to make it much more difficult for students to pass comps. This is in order to curve the pass rate on the NCLEX as some...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing


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