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  1. Good Sam rn new grad posting
    Meh. This girl has bills to pay.
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  2. Good Sam rn new grad posting
    I went to the interview and was offered the position but passed. Personally, I can't afford to not have benefits or guaranteed hours. My commute would also be more than an hour, not worth it for me....
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  3. Good Sam rn new grad posting
    Just wondering if anyone works here or has worked here recently, and would possibly recommend working there. I have an interview for a new grad rn posting which says csg admin. Not really sure what...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  4. Online application versus in person application
    I am just dying to get out of my current work place, and have been applying to many different places online. I'm just curious if anyone knows if hospitals even take paper applications anymore. I live...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Tips for new nurse manager at SNF?
    I'm planning on taking a unit nurse manager position tomorrow after trialing it for the past two weeks. I have the general idea of what the position is all about, i.e. audits, chart checks, care...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Is this normal?
    Hi all, Ive posted here before and I've always received great feedback when I've had questions in the past. I've only been working as a nurse since July on a SNF and I've really tried to stick it...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. What's it like on an inpatient geri psych unit?
    I applied for a med surg position at a hospital, but instead my resumé was forwarded to the nurse manager of an inpatient geri psych unit who is interested in interviewing me. I've been on a SNF floor...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Initiative vs borderline harassment
    I have been checking the website obsessively since Friday, haha. It's possible that maybe the position was posted for internal candidates, or maybe she posted the position for a PCA and not an RN....
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Initiative vs borderline harassment
    So, I had a great interview with a DON of an intermediate med floor on Friday for a general position on her floor. By the end of the interview, she had told me that there would be a per diem position...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Include clinical exp or no?
    I'm a new grad who has been working as an RN at a SNF for 8 months now. Is it appropriate to include clinical experience from school or just my work history now that I'm a practicing RN? Any...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. What song describes your workplace environment?
    Everyday I'm Hustlin' - Rick Ross
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. What is the environment like at your workplace? Do you like your co-workers?
    I love my coworkers! I work on a really busy and chaotic skilled floor, and we're all usually very stressed out but it kind of brings us together. I'd say there's a lot of sarcasm and even singing to...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Advice for first job in a SNF?
    Get personal insurance for your license.
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Has this happened to you
    Yes, there are many issues at my facility and im really just there to ge my experience because the job market is so poor and i am a new grad... The rationale was that she was nonambulatory and had a...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Has this happened to you
    I'm aware that the INR has nothing to do with Lovenox. At my facility, we don't hold off on a discharge because of a high INR. I'm not sure if this is because of the fact she was at the facility...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Has this happened to you
    We do not have an interpreter at our facility, we never do... I had a meeting with the DON (along with another nurse and our unit manager) and this patient is in the ICU bleeding out. There were 6...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Has this happened to you
    Thanks for your response. What I meant was that she was receiving lovenox and coumadin but the lovenox was supposed to be dc'd after the inr reaches 2-3 range. I guess the patient being non-english...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Has this happened to you
    Hi everyone, I had an incident happen with one of my patients, and looking back on her stay on my floor - I feel like I could have done more... but not sure how. I had been taking care of a...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Residents not being showered, am I being dramatic?
    Hi all, I've posted in this forum before about random things and I've always gotten some good advice. Just for some background info, I'm a new nurse and have been working on a skilled floor since...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. If you worked FT during nursing school...
    I just graduated with my BSN but for my junior and senior year I was going to school fulltime, doing clinicals/externship, and then working as an aid full time at night. My days and weeks were...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How many days of orientation?
    I'm a new grad RN and 3-5 days doesn't sound that great to me either. I've had almost a month of orientation at a SNF on a subacute foor. I just got signed off on treatments and medications last week...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Prioritizing in LTC, what is normal?
    I couldn't even tell you where they're located on the floor. I've checked patient's rooms and the supplies room and the nurse I'm working with hasn't put any of her needles (insulin, and to check...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Prioritizing in LTC, what is normal?
    I've only oriented to my floor for about two days now, but I am scared to death. It is a subacute floor with a max of 22 pts per nurse, but Ive shadowed my nurse who has had about 13 pts both days...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. How to find a job?
    I graduated in May, got licensed at the beginning of the month, and then got a job at a SNF. I would like to say that I got the job because of my 3 years of CNA experience, GPA, blah blah blah... but...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Starting Salary for new grad Periop RN /BSN in Boston?
    I don't know about pay for specialty new grad RN's, but I'm pretty sure new grad RN's in the Boston area generally make maybe $27/hr give or take. I just accepted a position in Peabody for a little...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing