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  1. Certifications to get while working?
    Hello! I currently work full time in a NICU and would eventually like to go back to school to become an advanced practice nurse. I realize that is many years down the line while I get experience;...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Psych NNP - New grad outlook
    Hello everyone, I am currently a NICU nurse with just under a year's experience. I am looking to go back to NP school (eventually) and have been researching psychiatric NP programs. My background is...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Frustrating Job Market
    To where are you applying? Was it a BSN or ADN program? I am pretty sure 100% of my class had jobs within 6 months of graduating, and several people had job offers before graduating. There's an...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  4. NVCC Hybrid - October 2015 (January 2016 start)
    Hello! Starting this thread for those who are interested in attending NVCC's hybrid program that starts in 2016. My fiance will be an applicant :) I'm already an RN in the area. Just saying hi!
    Jun 9
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  5. NVCC Nursing May 2015
    Hi bluefire! Have you been able to get a job in the area with your ASN? My fiance is starting the program soon... thanks.
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Suggestions for appeal letter
    Perhaps you should attempt nursing again after you have grasped the nuances of the English language? Not being snarky, but as a nurse, you're going to have to deal with written and spoken language...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?
    When I was doing my clinical rotations, I had a vented patient continuously mouth, "why are you trying to kill me?" over and over again while clutching her bible.
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nursing loans really that bad? 120K
    I do have to admit that the hospital I work out DOES favor the big name schools and the one particular recruiter likes to have her unit associated with the "good" (read: EXPENSIVE) schools in the...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nursing loans really that bad? 120K
    NYU was the first school I got into (I lived on Long Island and would have commuted while also paying my $1250 rent, somehow). I would have had probably around $90k in loans, due to some...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Open mouth, insert foot...
    This is kind of on topic, but pre-nursing days. It always seriously embarrases me to think about this *cringe* I worked at a group home and was leaving for another position (the residents said I...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Working Nights and Having a Life
    We make 8 week schedules. There are certain requirements, like 2 Friday nights and 2 Saturday nights. I think we end up working 5 or 6 weekend shifts in each 8 week period (it rotates by last name to...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Working Nights and Having a Life
    I work 3 12-hour shifts a week on nights. I honestly really don't have much of a life. But I love the atmosphere of nights, my coworkers on nights, the tasks, etc. It's hard, for sure... if your...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. How to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"
    I, unlike many of my nursing peers, do not have a type-A personality. I'm more reserved, and some people might interpret this as a lack of confidence. But that has given me the opportunity to be a...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. GWU ABSN Fall 2015
    There are apartments right across from campus. Actually, they're townhomes I believe (independently rented, but you can find people renting them pretty frequently). Just a word of advice.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  15. Broke my foot - risking my job?
    Thanks everyone! My manager was actually able to find me a light duty position -- so I will be able to work a desk job pending my second set of xrays! I feel fortunate that they were able to work...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Broke my foot - risking my job?
    Thanks :) I called my manager this morning and she was completely understanding. Unfortunately, there's not much I can do and she told me to call HR, which, of course, isn't open this early, so I'm...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Broke my foot - risking my job?
    Thanks for replying. I actually don't, unfortunately... we have to have been there for a year, and my one-year anniversary is July 7th. I woke up super early to call HR and see what they suggest....
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Broke my foot - risking my job?
    Thanks for your reply! Fortunately, it didn't happen at work. It happened at home. I already filed a claim with shirt term disability, but I told them I'd also be back on May 18. I guess I can...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Broke my foot - risking my job?
    Hi everyone. I'm a fairly new grad; have just under a year's experience at a level IV NICU. This past Thursday, I missed the last step coming inside and broke my 5th metatarsal (Jones...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Do any WGU graduates have jobs?
    Thanks, appreciate it. Wasn't trying to "strike a nerve;" as you mentioned, there are opinions on both sides, and I am doing my due diligence to speak with real people to formulate an opinion....
    Apr 24
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. Do any WGU graduates have jobs?
    That's great for you, and I am glad you had such a good experience. That being said, I am surprised you find it surprising that people are wary. I don't hire people, but I have heard anecdotally...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  22. Do any WGU graduates have jobs?
    Also, just wondering, what kind of job must you have to be enrolled? Can you work in LTC, for example? Any nursing job?
    Apr 3
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  23. Do any WGU graduates have jobs?
    Wow, great to hear! I don't think it's all that surprising that someone is wary of an online program. Which MSN program did you complete?
    Apr 3
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  24. Do any WGU graduates have jobs?
    Lots of in-school threads, but anyone here a graduate of the program with an actual nursing job because of the degree they obtained at WGU? I know someone who is thinking of doing the bridging...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  25. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Northern Virginia (DC suburbs): 25.00/hour up to 27.50/hour after completing orientation successfully (this was a nice surprise!!) $3/hour for evenings $4/hour for nights $3/hour for weekends...
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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