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  1. New Grad.  Want to work in the ICU
    Starting in an ICU is possible. I'm a new grad myself, and I just started in an ICU last week. Some things I have picked up on... To get hired, I hope you have some medical experience outside of...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. New grads Need Not Apply
    Apply for everything. Most hospitals' application systems will copy the last app you submitted, so worst case you have probably wasted 5 minutes. On the other hand, the definition of experience is...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    The problem with this statement is that it does not take into account where the dollar came from to begin with. In order for the government to spend a dollar, it must first do one of three things....
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    It is funny that you bring this topic up. I am currently a firefighter/medic, but start my first nursing job in 2 weeks. All I hear from my coworkers is how I'm off to make big money. They are...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pretty bad at starting IV's
    One more piece of advice not already mentioned: Don't put the tourniquet on too tight with elderly patients. You only need enough pressure to make the vein pop up; too much will cause the vein to...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
    Yes, it is possible to get a job as a new grad. It just takes time, unfortunately. I graduated last December, got my license in February, and I finally start my first job in 2 weeks. I have 12 years...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  7. Accredidation of an RN-BSN program, how important is it?
    Yes, the program needs to be accredited. More specifically, it needs to be REGIONALLY accredited. Nationally accredited schools often have the same problem of unaccredited schools in that credits do...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Pre-nursing student seeking advice from new grads and experienced acute care nurses
    In central Virginia (Richmond), it is a little difficult to get hired as a new grad unless you already work in the hospital, and sometimes unit, you are applying to. I graduated a year ago and just...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Is the first semester really the hardest?
    In the program I went through, each semester had a compelling argument for why it was hardest. In first semester, you are adjusting to a new lifestyle. I had been a paramedic for years, so the...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. New Grad cant work overnights
    You may not have as tough a time finding a day shift as you think. I just got hired specifically as a night person, but that was what I wanted. During the interview, the manager was telling me she...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Best one sentence handoff report
    While working EMS, called in a report: "I'm bringing (frequent flyer's name), be there in 10, he wants turkey for his sandwich tonight."
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing