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  1. LPN experience
    You have to put it on your resume. How they count it towards your orientation time or towards your pay scale, I don't know, but it absolutely gives you a leg up on people without LPN experience and...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. They didn't teach me that in school
    I've been a year and a half in oncology. I had a couple years experience when I started, and I think that helps. That first year of nursing is just so hard, and so scary, and you need to be very,...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. EKG Interpretation Test for Employment
    Really? I was SO nervous. I'm in oncology, so I don't use this stuff much, but it does still come up. I would not have passed without practice, that's for sure. I put Vfib on the weirdest one (it...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. EKG Interpretation Test for Employment
    Just a final update on this. I used a couple sites to study, including skillstat.com, and practicalclinicalskills.com, both of which have great EKG strips and quizzing software that makes it easy to...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Taking down IV Chemo
    I'm wondering about this, because everyone on my floor will just take down the secondary and leave the line, esp if it has continuous fluid going. I do the same thing, because that's how I learned...
    May 7
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. LP with chemo in peds
    I had always thought that too, about LPs, and just yesterday I had a patient go straight from an LP to a bone marrow biopsy. I questioned it because they are supposed to lie flat, and the guy down...
    May 7
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  7. bio/chemotherapy course from ONS
    I'm surprised you were able to receive certification without paid experience. I thought you had to be working 6 months in some area of nursing first -- not necessarily oncology, though. I precepted...
    May 7
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. Feeling like a new grad again
    It just takes time. And it sucks while you're waiting.
    Apr 30
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  9. bio/chemotherapy course from ONS
    We hired a nurse who had gotten her chemo certification, even though she didn't have oncology experience. Oncology experience is hard to find, and her certification showed a lot of commitment to the...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  10. EKG Interpretation Test for Employment
    Well, duh. Any suggestions about the best ways to study? I suppose it's too much to hope that someone who has taken the test knows what's so tricky about it. Is it just that nurses don't know EKG...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. EKG Interpretation Test for Employment
    Hi all -- I have a contingent offer for a job at University of Colorado Hospital, and have to pass an EKG test and a pharmacology test before it's completely official. Has anyone done the EKG test...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Where have you applied? Gotten your acceptance/rejection letter yet?
    I got my acceptance to CU-Denver last Wednesday. :-)
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Where have you applied? Gotten your acceptance/rejection letter yet?
    Where all did you apply for NP school? Just to University of Colorado - Denver Which school is your first choice and why? CU-Denver, but if I don't get in, I can apply to University of...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. pump vs gravity
    We always do vesicants to gravity, rather then the pump. The idea is that it's safer than having something that will continue to push something into the vein.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Denver Job Outlook
    I have not tested the waters myself, but two nurses from my floor just got jobs in Denver fairly quickly and moved there last week. I work on a med/surg/tele floor and both of the nurses were...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    I'm not keen on the idea of moving, but here I go. I'm in Colorado, and I love it here, but I'm moving to Boise, ID. I'm excited about my new job, in a magnet facility, so I think it will be...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Nursing jobs in FC/Loveland area
    I'm not totally sure about the Denver area, but I have applied extensively down there as well and had the same experience. I think 6 months of experience will help more there than it will up here in...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  18. Nursing jobs in FC/Loveland area
    The NoCo market for new grads is pretty tough. I graduated with a BSN from UNC in May, and the majority of my class is still looking for jobs. Some of those that got jobs moved away in order to get...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  19. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    It's funny, even when I know for sure, no doubt, that I'm no longer in the running, that final nail in the coffin is always hard to take.
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    It is really frustrating, all the waiting! I didn't get a 2nd interview with Legacy, but now I'm going nuts waiting on other people to make their decisions. *sigh* Also, I got an e-mail from...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    Congratulations, ORRocks! What a competitive process! And IslandTeam -- I'm really sorry. I was really hoping you would get it. In some ways, I think I'm glad I didn't make it past the first...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Anyone heard from Legacy Health in Portland?
    How did you feel about the interview?? I really hope it went well. From your posts, you sound like a really positive person -- a great asset to any hospital floor. I have a couple things...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Anyone heard from Legacy Health in Portland?
    Well, I haven't accepted any other jobs, so I'll be here if they call. It's a flight for me, since I'm in Colorado now! I did my peds rotation on an oncology floor in the Denver Children's...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Anyone heard from Legacy Health in Portland?
    Congratulations! I'm really happy for you and I hope you get the job! I appreciate your posting here, because now I know that I'm probably not going to get the call for the next round, and I...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Anyone heard from Legacy Health in Portland?
    I had a phone interview on the 9th as well, and the manager I talked to did not know if I would get a 2nd or not because I put in for Oncology or Medical and she didn't know about those units. ...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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