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  1. How to get into Case Management
    I would like to know the answer to this too. I am currently an "old" new grad (Spring 2013) and I'm working on a med-surg urology floor. However, I would love a career in case management one day :)
    Apr 14
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. Advice for the first year of Nursing
    I felt the same way you did before I began my job. I've made my peace with it though.. Well, almost....
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Torn between Dialysis and med/surg for my first RN job
    Hello, I am a 'old' new grad (spring 2013). I am just wrapping up my 10 week orientation on a med surg dialysis floor so I felt that maybe I could offer my 2 cents. I think dialysis is great and...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Does your facility encourage to work while sick?
    Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I wrote this thread almost 4 yrs ago about one of the facilities I worked at when I was a CNA. Since then, I became an LPN, and then an RN. I naively...
    Apr 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    I learned a lot too! Im glad I worked there before I came to med/surg.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Unemployed New Nurses Would Be Wise To Remember These Equations
    When I was a new grad LPN , I got hired pretty quickly at a detention center. Don't count corrections out fellow new grads :)
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Which stethoscope do you like?
    In nursing school I used the Prestige Medical steth (got it at the uniform supply store for $14.99). Don't recommend it all. After I graduated my dad got me the Littmann Classic II and I love it! The...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Keep your pants on...
    Maybe try some pants with elastic around the waist.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Ugghhh, another new nurse...
    Maybe I'm that "new" nurse, lol. So far I'm really liking the floor I'm on and my preceptor is very helpful.
    Jan 26
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. Resigning
    Corrections is rough. I give kudos to all who make it their career, but for me.. 14 months was my limit! I always recommend resigning in the most conflict-free method, lol.
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. new grad rn- can't find a job
    Don't feel bad for not working as a tech through school. Although I worked 90% of my college years as a CNA and LPN, most of the job interviewers did not care one single bit :( Anyways, although...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Can you get hired somewhere with an Associate Degree in Nursing...??
    It depends on your area. What state do you live in? If need be, would you be open to relocating or commuting long distances for a job?
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. People confusing and mixing titles
    I was a CNA for three years, and I never heard other CNAs refer to themselves as nurses. However, I met many medicine technicians and medical assistants refer to themselves as nurses...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Six semester nursing program? Need advice :-)
    Having failed Patho myself, I understand your frustration. I found that taking concept maps really helped me understand the class better. As far as your concern for clinical, have you spoken to...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How to study Medical-Surgical Nursing?
    Saunders!!! I recommend all nursing students to use this book. I also used concept maps too.
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. PDA La charity
    I don't remember my scores because I gave my book away to a classmate. But your scores sound pretty solid.
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. I can't work at the VA hospital when I graduate!
    My nursing program is in the process of seeking accreditation from CCNE I think, but as of now they only have state accred. Because of that,many VA hospitals will disqualify the application based on...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Which would you choose, IRU or Med/Surg?
    I think your mind is made up then. Try the med surg job, and see how it goes.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. first job working dayshift?
    I think a lot of places want new grads on days, becaus they say there are more resources there and it will help them get acclimated to the job.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. How to be successful with a phone interview
    I find it helps if you have certain things written, such as the types of clinical rotations you did while in school, as well as any healthcare related job experience you may have. This helps to avoid...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. pass or fail in nclex rn at 75 questions?
    Congrats new RN !
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. RN to nanny?
    When I was an LPN I met a fellow nurse who was a nanny for five kids and she absolutely loved it. She said it paid more than she was making as an LPN. Granted though, we live in a very expensive...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Passed NCLEX...Waiting for license #
    Depends.. I find that if you wait until your license is close to the expiration date, it takes them a couple of business days to show it as being "renewed". But your license will still be listed as...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  24. Could I even survive nursing school? C student
    I was a c student too prior to nursing school. But thanks to tutoring from our department, study groups, and sheer determination, I made it through nursing school. Yes I will admit, I did fail a...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. pass or fail in nclex rn at 75 questions?
    Try the Pearson vue trick! It works :)
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum