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  1. Non military nursing position on base
    My husband is AD Navy. Aside from our current tour in Germany, I have always been able to find employment at the local (civilian) hospitals pretty easily. If you have some good experience under...
    May 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. What did you do when you got burnt out?
    I never considered myself burned out, but my husband and I packed up everything and took a once-in-a-lifetime overseas assignment. After almost three years of a virtually stress-free job, a normal...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. NICU nurse becoming a Lactation Consultant?
    I agree with Irish's comments about CLC. I know I'm biased because of my fabulous experience with UCSD Extension, but when I hear from coworkers that half of their CLC course consisted of lay...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. NICU nurse becoming a Lactation Consultant?
    I am also a NICU nurse with IBCLC certification using Pathway I. A general rule of thumb to calculate hours spent assisting with breastfeeding is 10% of hours worked in L&D and NICU, 20% of hours...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. AF Spouse & the VA
    Success in changing jobs during PCS moves is highly dependent on where you will be PCSing to. I always worked at local hospitals (with the exception of our current overseas assignment), so my...
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Labs/Blood Gases
    I would lovea copy of this as well.
    Oct 7, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Brown Mackie College
    Steer clear of for-profit schools. Only attend classes at schools that have REGIONAL accreditation to ensure credits earned will transfer.
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  8. If you didn't start in NICU
    I started out in L&D as a new grad - after 15 months, I was able to transition to our hospital's Level IIIb NICU pretty easily. If you can't get a NICU position, attempt to get a position in L&D or...
    Sep 6, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Review centers vs Self review
    I believe this is highly dependent on the person. I did very well in school and opted to skip formal and costly reviews - passed NCLEX on the first attempt in 75 questions. I have also taken...
    Aug 29, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. professional resume writer service
    I'm wanting to say about $175.
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. professional resume writer service
    I can't remember which service I used, but I hired a professional resume writer about 4 years ago. Worst money I've ever spent. The finished product didn't follow the principles of even the most...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. LPN to RN to RN-BSN?
    If your goal is OR nursing, don't waste your time and money with LPN. LPNs are rarely (if ever) used in the OR. Go straight for RN, preferably BSN given the competitive market for new grad RNs. Best...
    Jun 10, '14
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  13. Lactation Consultant Courses
    I also used UCSD Extension for both CLEC and lactation consultant education. Highly recommend!
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Home from Afghanistan!
    Welcome home! Enjoy your well-deserved time with friends and family!
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Who is hiring newly licensed RNs in Missouri right now (2014)?
    I don't have any specific advice in regards to the St. Louis job market. However, one has to find a way to stand out among the masses when it comes to interviewing and hiring. Continuing education...
    Mar 10, '14
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  16. any mil spouses working in...
    San Diego (or anyplace in California) has a horrible job market for new grads. Check out some of the postings on this site to get an idea of the struggles new grads in California are going through to...
    Mar 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. any mil spouses working in...
    Job market for a new grad or experienced nurse? If you are looking as a new grad, expect slim picking everywhere. You will have a greater chance picking up a new grad position in rural areas (if...
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Who is hiring newly licensed RNs in Missouri right now (2014)?
    This is the reality of the job market in STL: My best advice is to look at rural hospitals or non-acute settings. It was said that...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  19. L&D nursing an NICU
    Yes, it's possible! I started as a new grad in L&D - after my first year, I was cross-trained to float to our NICU to take stable grower/feeder assignments. This is how I discovered my love of NICU...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. UMSL vs Chamberlain
    That is where Chamberlain gets their students - those that don't want to wait. You'll get into Chamberlain right away, but it will cost you WAY more than a traditional school. Chamberlain is owned by...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  21. Tactical Nudity and Other Fun Aspects of Deployed Army Nursing
    I had to share with my hubby (a Seabee) what you wrote - I got a big grin and a fist pump in return! =) Thank you for your sacrifices, and stay safe over there!
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Job Market for New Grad RNs in St. Louis?
    I don't think you can go wrong by coming with your hubby to Scott. Nursing job markets are tough everywhere, but I truly think you would be able to land a new grad job much easier in STL than in...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  23. Best Nursing Program in STL?
    I'm an UMSL graduate and have nothing but good things to say about the program - NCLEX pass rates are very high and faculty is top-notch. And although it's not super cheap, it IS one of the more...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  24. Vatterott College Medical Assistant Program
    Don't do it. Paying $30,000 for a "degree" to land a job that has no formal education requirement beyond a high school diploma where the average pay is $13/hr? no way. I paid $30,000 for my entire...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  25. Moving to STL
    You're welcome! I am actually in Germany right now - I have a military husband that I tool around with. ;) This is most likely our last tour, so we're going out in style by traveling Europe. We're...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Missouri Nursing