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  1. ICU: Finding the best way to care
    Great article! Ah! My dream job! I worked as an ICU Tech for a year and a half while in Nursing School, then landed my first full-time RN job at a crazy busy Med-Surg floor. With up to 7 patients as...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. NJ starting rn salary..
    As a new grad with BSN, I was offered $29/hr for days (plus $2/hr for weekends) in December 2012. There is no negotiation when you're a new grad here. I was VERY lucky and happy to have been offered...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  3. any help with my resume would be gladly appreciated
    Unless you are applying to a facility where you completed your clinical, then I would not have listed your clinical sites. All nursing programs require clinicals, so your clinical list does nothing...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Getting a job as a brand new RN?
    Job market is super tough for new grads especially in NJ/NY area. My recommendation is to start networking DURING your clinicals. That's how I got my job as a new grad. I emailed a nurse manager on a...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. My Dilemma
    My advice is also to stay in Ohio. After all, the Ohio job gave you back the offer that you originally rescinded. I don't suggest burning any bridges before you start your RN career. Is the OHio job...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Trouble funding job in nj hospital
    I am a new grad with my BSN and passed my boards a month ago today. Since then, I have applied to 30 different hospital and LTACH positions that are as far as an hour drive from me. Not a single...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  7. Post interview hand delivered thank you cards?
    I think an email formatted as a formal letter would be appropriate and much quicker delivery if you are crunched for time. Have you scheduled your shadowing time on the unit? You could include the...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. What to wear to an "Open House Interview Day"
    Definitely invest in a decent suit, in black or navy, or other neutral color. Assuming that you would be a similar size, that suit will be timeless that you can wear over and over for professional...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Resume Critique requested
    Hi All, Like many of you skimming this section, I am currently updating my resume for upcoming career fairs and job applications. I recently passed my NCLEX (from Quick results service, result 48...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
    Hi Oneday...I am not applying as I am already enrolled in the ABSN program now. It is in fact impossible to work full time. There is at least one online class per semester. I'm not sure about the...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  11. Rutgers Newark prerequisite courses
    The class equivalent for HIP is Interpersonal Communications class which can be taken in any community college. I do not recommend taking the challenge exam. I would email any of the admins for the...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
    chiasmus- I graduated with honors from RU in 2003. I took 3 pre-reqs (Microbio, Nutrition, Interpersonal Comm) at a community college last year and earned A's in those classes. All other...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
    I work about 16-20 hours per week while in the ABSN program at RU. Daytime work is IMPOSSIBLE. My work schedules are usually weekends. The first semester (Summer) was incredibly difficult. I would...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  14. Rutgers Traditional 2nd BSN
    I'm in the ABSN program now. Sounds like you may need to take an english course. I recommend emailing one of the Admins (in Newark or NB) and meet with them to review your transcript. They can give...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  15. Rutgers ABSN - GPA Requirements
    I'm currently in the RU ABSN program and can attest to the program requirements. While they cannot advertise preference for RU grads, it is known that this is the case. As it was explained to me, the...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  16. Rutgers Newark prerequisite courses
    I am currently enrolled in the RU Accel program. It is considerably cheaper to take pre-reqs at community colleges, rather than at Rutgers. As long as the credits transfer (check on for...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  17. Things to know before you start!
    Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I start nursing school in less than 2 weeks! Yay! I'm anticipating quite a hectic life over the next 14 months. It's crazy, but I'm super excited about it! Thanks!
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Rutger accelerated nursing 2011
    We're practically neighbors! I'm in Somerset (Franklin). With the cost of gas prices rising, I would be open to car pooling. Maybe we'll all chat about it on wed at the orientation. See you all...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  19. Nursing as a second career
    Thank you for your article. It confirms my decision to change careers too! I am also in the midst of changing my career from fitness to nursing. I will be attending an accelerated BSN next month and...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Rutger accelerated nursing 2011
    Obsession? I was checking my status online at least 10 times a day! I took Chem I and II and they accepted it for biochem, I guess! I didn't receive anything about enrollment fees. I'm still...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  21. Rutger accelerated nursing 2011
    I need to challenge the same class. I heard it would be easy. I just want to make sure I pass it before I officially quit my FT job. I need to give 4 weeks notice, so it's cutting it close. ...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  22. Rutger accelerated nursing 2011
    Well, nice to meet you classmate! I got my acceptance letter on Thursday! I am beyond ecstatic as I only applied to one school!!! Do you have any challenge exams to take? I think that's my next step....
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Rutgers Applicants ABSN 2011
    I got accepted too! So very excited. I have no other information except my admission. Can't wait to meet my classmates soon.
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  24. Wellness Nursing Jobs
    I am actually on the opposite path as you. I am currently in the health and fitness field and looking to attend nursing school for my BSN this year. I chose Exercise Science and wellness as a career...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Who's still waiting?
    Still waiting for Rutgers-Newark.... Notification deadline is April 1, so any day now. I check online at least 5 times per day! Suspense is killing me!
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student