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  1. Discouraged new RN
    I'm one year out of school/post-licensure. Let's all face it. We are dealing with a broken system. Why set high expectations? Do what you can do within your sphere of influence. If you can't enjoy...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. New Graduate RN Just got a new job in a county Psych hospital!!!
    I am wondering, have any of you had to submit to back x-rays as part of the health screening procedure? I know this sounds strange, but I declined a recent job offer due to this invasive request.
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Safety Concern
    Sounds like a dangerous place. Things can turn very fast in psych as you probably know. You always need a safety plan to protect yourself and others on the unit. Maybe you are recognizing the...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Psychiatric nursing book.......
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing by Frisch Good luck!
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. what many of us know about being a newbie RN
    ...but this may help some of us in light of all the disbelievers out there: Minnesota public radio podcast: Marketplace Money: "Finding a job is not easy for new nurses"...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    An update on this: I landed a job in the last month. Basically I learned a few things: It may be a long search or a short one for your first job depending. I may have made life tough for myself...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. New Grad LPN needs help landing my first job in NYC area.
    I posted this for another with a similar q: It may be a long search or a short one for your first job depending. I may have made life tough for myself post-grad/licensure by looking far and wide...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Job hunting suggestions for a new grad
    Hi. It may be a long search or a short one for your first job depending. I may have made life tough for myself post-grad/licensure by looking far and wide rather than in my own back yard. Go with the...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. X-ray for pre-employment screen?
    Thanks for all the input here. !0 years ago the Irish courts outlawed this practice: X-ray exams: new rules you need to know - irishhealth.com One can argue the health risks, but no one can deny...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. X-ray for pre-employment screen?
    After a lot of searching I got a job offer. They want me to submit to a back x-ray among the pre-employment screening of my health. I feel like declining the offer for two reasons: A) I take...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    Ok, done. I don't take much stock in web-based tools because I think they are mostly used for marketing and third party research purposes, but my info and resume is now posted at monster. Thanks for...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    That's great to hear! With every post like this the planning stage gets closer. How exciting.
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    I am sorry that I touched a sore nerve. I do not believe unemployment is like having cancer. I know what it is to be sick and it is not like searching for a job, having nowhere to use one's skill set...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    ...and by the way, if you are referring to my "relay for life" comparison, I ask you to consider this: what is the mission of relay for life? what is the mission of the RN? Are they both not about...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    whoa, whoa, hold the phone! Are you talking about a different post? I never said such stuff. - The OP p.s. I would appreciate it if you would retract your message. Thanks!
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    Thanks for your sentiment, not.done.yet. Your handle for me says it all. I was laying in bed late last night and it was like this light went off. It's taken me nearly a year to realize this. Nursing...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    Thank you, Eric! You are the first pin on my map! and it would be my first time in Philly. Congrats on your accomplishments. Les
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    Thanks! Like the adage goes, when life gives lemons you make lemonade :)
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. New Grad RN Pedal Power
    Call it too many early days and late nights of endless job searching leading nowhere. After 100+ applications and 9 months post-NCLEX with my RN with no interviews and no offers, I am ready for...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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