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  1. New Graduate RN pay
    I think new grads are starting out at $19.50/hr. Then you'd have shift differential as well. It doesn't matter which hospital or unit - any CAMC facility will be the same. I'd interview for...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  2. A vet tech as a nurse ?
    I saw a classified ad just a few weeks ago for a "Veterinary Nurse." Qualifications - HS diploma or GED. :confused:
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Claiming suicide can get you out of anything!
    Send him to the neuro floor with 1:1 orders - meaning that a nurse will be pulled off the floor to babysit, (because of course night shift doesn't need an aide) and split her other 6 patients with...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 2 yr ADN students..question on IV's and blood draws
    We were taught IVs on a plastic dummy arm/hand, or a "virtual" computerized program (which did not help in the least). We were not allowed to actually place IVs due to hospital policy where we did...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. is your neuro floor also a pysch floor?
    Yep, sounds like our neuro floor too. Our hospital does have an inpatient psych unit - but they won't take anyone who isn't "medically stable." (and apparently even MRSA means they're unstable.)
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  6. Who pays for your pin?
    We had to pay for our own, if we wanted one.
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. How to become an RN first assistant
    . . . bachelor's in anything or BSN?
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    Just a little update - I'm on orientation, and things seem to be going well. The staff seems supportive and always willing to help & answer my questions. There seems to be quite a bit of psych...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  9. how long do wv nlcex rn results take
    I took mine on a Saturday, and they had it switched over to permanent by Monday afternoon. I know it's nerve-wracking - hang in there & good luck!
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  10. Back ground Check
    I can't remember exactly, but I think I sent mine in late Jan. or early Feb. and got it back late March. Our director stressed that we send them in early and beat the rush, and because there had...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  11. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    That was the main influence! I had a desire to help people on a more personal, hands-on level and was trying to decide if I should quit my secure, stable government job (in the midst of the...
    May 21, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  12. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    Thanks for the info - I'll definitely check into those! I don't start until June 1st, but I'll try to keep you all updated. Thanks for the encouragement, too!
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  13. Someone Call A Code...This Forum Is Dying
    Ugh - why is this all I hear about Neuro?! Does everyone really hate their job and is it so much more physically demanding than other nursing jobs? I'm really not looking forward to this as my first...
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  14. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    Thanks for the reply & information. I think that I'm just nervous/depressed because I have no idea what to expect. I've never set foot on the floor, and this wasn't an area I had ever even thought...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  15. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    :cry: Oh, sounds just lovely! Maybe I should apply to nursing homes, at least I'd get paid better.
    Mar 5, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  16. Just got a new grad job in neuro - what to expect?
    I was offered and accepted a position on the neuroscience floor. It is at a teaching hospital and is a certified stroke center. I have never set foot through the door, so I don't know what to...
    Mar 1, '10
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  17. Schools in or near Huntington
    Sorry about that! I noticed after I posted that it was an associate program, but I was too lazy to edit. :yawn: I'm not sure why I had it in my head that it was a diploma program. BTW, I've heard...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  18. Please take this questionaire before you apply for a job
    Yeah, I had to take one for a position I applied to. It seemed to be a personality type questionaire. At least it did tell me rather quickly (within a day or two) that I passed and that my...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Schools in or near Huntington
    St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington has a diploma program. Ashland, Ky is pretty close and has an ADN program. ...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  20. pro life to work in ER OR OB
    "Will you care for a drug addict, a murderer, someone who drinks to excess, someone who lies, cheats or steals? I feel if you start saying that you WILL not care for one area of the patient...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Graduating Class of 2010, come 1 come all...........
    May 15th!!! Counting down the weeks! :D
    Oct 30, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. Any Info on When Cabell Huntington Interviews New Grads?
    I know CAMC usually interviews prospective new grads sometime in February, and then they start immediately after graduation. But, I would like to avoid CAMC if at all possible (given the posts here,...
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  23. 09-10 hrsa nursing scholarship
    I got my rejection letter today, too. I'm also a second-degree student, but in an ADN program. It's actually pretty cheap compared to yours - about $3500/year, and I'm in my last year. So I don't...
    Oct 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Need A School To Attend
    It would be a bit farther to drive, but Kanawha Valley CTC (formerly WV State CTC) in Institute, has a good program. (I'm biased though since I'm a current student!) They admit based on a point...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  25. The Case Against Breastfeeding
    Yeah, really! I couldn't afford to feed my kids formula even if I wanted to. I do take issue with "Breast-feeding exclusively is not like taking a prenatal vitamin. It is a serious time...
    Mar 16, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing