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  1. New Grad leaving NYC RN jobs to pursue CALI job?
    I've lived in the SF Bay Area my whole life and we use the term "Cali" here. No big deal lol.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. nclex third timers only please
    Hi there! I used to tutor students that have failed the nclex. Try to stick to just ONE review book. I recommend Kaplan. Using two or more may confuse you. I hate to say it but nursing isn't for...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. RNs leaving Nursing?
    Hi there! After 3 years of working on the floor I decided that cleaning up blood, poop, pee, vomit, spit, mucus, and god knows what else was not for me. I left the floor and now do cosmetic/aesthetic...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Whats your favorite montra or saying?
    "There is no such thing as a stupid question...only stupid people asking questions." Lol!
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Working in a laser surgery center
    Take the laser job! I am loving it!!! Plus we get discounts on txs lol
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  6. New grads Need Not Apply
    There is a theory about the entry level RN wage at hospitals decreasing due to "obamacare." I think many new grad will shift their preference from acute care to outpatient/home health nursing...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Anyone go from teaching to nursing?
    I wasn't a teacher but I tutored nursing students while finishing my program and continued to tutor when I started working as an RN. I found it very challenging! Here I was tutoring these students...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Feline Dissection
    Those cats are there to help you! Try not to let your feelings get in the way or else you'd have a tough time passing the class :-)
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Starting nursing school- new baby! help!
    As an RN and also a mother, I believe that babies need their mother. Once you start school you may not have enough time to care for your little ones. Push nursing school a year or two if you can. The...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Cost of BSN
    Please don't do it. You will be stuck with the thousands of new grads here in CA all competing for a job. I have known people from my graduating class of 2008 who still cannot find an RN position and...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Nontraditional Nursing Jobs?
    I am an Aesthetic RN and loving it! My dream is to open up my own Med Spa or Plastic Surgery office :-)
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Sutter Health RN pay scale
    Not sure about Auburn but Sutter Bay Area hospitals pay $50 -$60 depending on experience and shift differential. Good luck with the move!
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. Aesthetics RN job
    Call around your local med spas or plastic surgery and ask if they are hiring. Check out Craigslist and Indeed. You can also walk in to drop off your rsum. Just make sure you look polished. Although it...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  14. Moving to Bay Area-concerned about jobs! Advice please.
    Like PP said, stay in PICU as long as possible. It is tough here in the Bay Area. Lots of nurses are getting laid off plus you have a lot of competition. Even experienced nurses are having trouble...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. New grad trying hard not to give up...
    Just keep truckin! It could take 1 or 5 years but you will land a job eventually.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. I Did Not Make It In :(
    12th grade? That is beyond basic! Lmao! High School content! What you're describing sounds very much like the selection process at the LVN school I attended. My understanding is that you did not...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. I Did Not Make It In :(
    Nursing school entrance exams are usually basic English, basic math, basic chemistry/biology and etc. If you are already struggling now then you may not make it through nursing school (which requires...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Nursing Students That Are Dating
    Nursing school is tough for most but it can also be a breeze for some. My husband got away with skimming chapters and reading only the important boxes while I was very anal and had to read the...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Nursing Students That Are Dating
    My husband and I started dating before nursing school, got engaged once we graduated, got married, and now have the sweetest little baby boy. We ALWAYS made time for each other and saw each other...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    2 lawsuits? Like another PP said, nursing is 24/7, 365 days a year. Hospitals don't close on Easter, Christmas, and etc. You should have chosen a different profession. If you really want to "help"...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is Your Name Important?
    I have a Russian first name with a German last name (my husband's) and I am Chinese/Filipina lol. I'm pretty sure I've confused people but I don't think it's had a negative impact on me. I also know...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Obamacare: are you for it, against it, or unsure?
    I worked as an Lvn for awhile prior to getting my RN and I was making $28. The Bay Area is one of the highest paying nursing salaries in the nation. Minimum wage in San Jose just raised to $10.
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Obamacare: are you for it, against it, or unsure?
    Come to the Bay Area and work the NOC shift at a hospital for the shift differential :-). I have to add that cost of living is very high here. The median price of a home where we live is $530,000. It...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Obamacare: are you for it, against it, or unsure?
    My husband and I (both RNs in California) are totally against it. RNs are going to get their wages cut, hospitals will go bankrupt and close, lay off more RNs, MDs are leaving medicine because of...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Advice Nurse Intervice
    I have an upcoming interview for an advice nurse positio. Any tips/advice would appreciated. I'm very excited and nervous for this position since it is for a very famous organization. Thanks in...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing