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  1. New internal grad-Looking for recommendations
    it is their job to save lives - they get paid for it like any other hospital, hehe. Have you looked at other hospitals? Look at TCU/LTC too, you dont want to be a stale new grad with no RN job which...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Should I bring treats on my last day of work?
    It will be my last day of work soon and there are about 30 people I work with. Is it common courtesy to bring treats on your last day of work or does the supervisor/coworkers normally bring...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Job market in MN/WI (What are our chances?)
    St Joseph's is part of healtheast which includes Woodwinds and Bethesda and St. Johns. They only hire new grads twice a year and the last round they only hired a total of 8 new grads for their entire...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  4. Will they make me drive that far?
    I currently live a half hour from a home health visit and the visit only takes 1 hr- 1 1/2 hrs. I didn't realize it was a half an hour away so I called back within 5 minutes to say I didn't want to...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Having to tell people there is no nursing shortage
    I am a new grad and its starting to irk many how many times people say: have you found a nursing job yet followed by why haven't you, theres a nursing shortage out there. Other things I've heard is...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Heres what I don't get about hiring
    Yes, that's true. What really should have happened is that he should have failed nursing school and not be a nurse in the first place but they let him slide by and gave him multiple chances to shape...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Applying to multiple positions at one hospital system
    Yes, but does it look bad to recruiters/managers if i apply to both peds positions and adult positions at the same hospital? I don't want to screw my chances with the entire hospital system just...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Heres what I don't get about hiring
    Two new grad candidates compete for a job and both have worked at said hospital and both have an equal amount of healthcare experience and in. One candidate almost failed nursing school, bad...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Applying to multiple positions at one hospital system
    So I've read on here to apply to whatever you can because new grads can't be picky. But then I read don't apply to multiple types of positions in one hospital system because it makes it look like...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. How do you get a very combative patient to take a shower
    I have a client who refuses showers. He comprehends most things but seems withdrawn and has alzheimers. When asked if he will let us give him a shower he gets agitated. If we explain that it is...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Thoughts on post-rejection response
    I interviewed for a position and it went to someone else. However, the manager personally told me over email post-decision that she still thought I was a great candidate and will keep me in mind for...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. careful what you say about the nclex  FYI
    Good question. Yeah, saying prioritization etc is fine. But they are like the FBI, they can track you anywhere, wahaha. J/K, maybe? There's a chance one could provide the exact question and answer...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. careful what you say about the nclex  FYI
    Just a reminder to everyone to be careful of what you say about the nclex. You're techinically not suppose to disclose the content of questions. I think saying SATA and infection control is okay...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Help with attaching documents on online apps!
    So the application allowed me to attach either a doc. pdf. or text file to my online application for my resume and cover letter. I attached doc. but when I preview it, the formatting is all off and...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. is 0.4 FTE worth it?
    I am a new grad who was offered a 0.4 FTE at a nice hospital. They will orient me at 0.8. Is is worth it because ideally I'd like to work 0.8. Will I easily pick up shifts or will I be able to get...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. will nurse managers wait on you?
    If I apply and get an interview now will the nurse manager still want to hire me if I couldn't start for two months? I am a new graduate so I still have to graduate and take the NCLEX!
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. No luck getting med/surg job in hospital, what are best alternatives?
    I think you should apply everywhere, but dont apply to CNA jobs because you have an RN license. I don't think they would even hire you because they know you would leave the moment you could and you...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. Trying to move west coast (CA, OR, WA). Job prospects for new grads?
    From what I've read those are the worst states for new grads because they have a TON of new grads looking for jobs. In Oregon and Washington they pay tremendously well, thus the market is saturated....
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Apply to wherever or what you want?
    I'm a new grad so obviously I'm not anyone's favorite choice. However, I do have favorite units and favorite hospitals I want to work. How much do I limit myself? Do I just apply to any hospital...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Any Full-Time Jobs in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for New Grads?
    I don't think there is such a thing as a full-time floor nurse job unless you work in a clinic or some speciality of nursing. 0.8-0.9 is what most new grad start with and you can generally pick up...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Best hospitals in the Twin Cities?
    Can anyone tell me about the hospitals they've worked at and what you think about them? I'm going to be applying soon as a new graduate and would love some input on where to apply. I'll basically...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  22. please explain delegation to me?
    So RNs can delegate but LPNS can't. However, what is delgation exactly? WHen I think of delegation I think of telling a CNA to give this patient a bath or have them check their glucose or tell them...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Lack of standards in healthcare
    It seems like standards for safety are different depending on the nurse, unit, or if you are a different healthcare professional. I see nurses use alcohol wipes before giving a flush or an IV push,...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. How does one cope post antidepressants
    I've always wondered, do antidepressants actually alter the brain so that your neurotranmitters are functioning properly post medication or is it just a temporary crutch and once you stop medications...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. how does FTE work?
    If you work 0.8 which is 32 hrs a week and you pick up an extra shift or you stay a 1/2 hour late on a shift can you do that? Do you get paid regular time or overtime?
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance