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    Anyone have any ideas of good schools in PA with a FMH NP program? Of course UPENN has it, but it's too expensive. I'll consider it later on, maybe...

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    what do you mean?

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    Usually, if you are pool, does your employer need to ask you if you are available for a shift before they sign you up for it or is it the employee's responsibility to find out what days he/she is working?

    I just need to clarify this. From my understanding, I thought pool jobs are very good as the employees get to choose their own hours, but my job is confusing me as they just signed me up for a shift and didn't let me know, so I ended up not showing up for that day.

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    I'm a pool RN in a nursing home, and it's been tough for me. The work is overwhelming and I am so stressed out. Whenever I would hear the phone ring, I'm always worried that it's work calling. I dread going to work, but when I am there, I always try my best to have a good time, give great care and do my job properly. I haven't gotten a lot of hours, so I'm not getting used to the work at all. They call me mostly at 7AM in the morning asking me to come in right away, and that stresses me out. I know that is what my position (pool nurse) is for, but as a new grad, it just stresses the hell out of me.

    I have another pool job which I love, so i'm considering quitting this nursing home job? What should I do?
    I appreciate everyone's comments. Thank you!

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    I guess I really have to be careful and protect my license. Any other tips? such as your daily routine?

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    Quote from snuffyRN
    20:1 is great I do overnights in LTC and am 50:1 days and pm's are 25:1
    How do you feel about 50:1?

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    Hey everyone,
    So I finally got a job after months of searching. I got hired in a LTC, they claim that the nurse-patient ratio would be 20:1, is that good? I've been reading a few posts here and I've heard that LTC is not a good start for a new grad, but I'll try me best to survive! So I'm here to ask for tips, and any advice from everyone. If you work in LTC, can you please share your daily routine? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks everyone!

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    Hello everyone, Does anyone know of a LTC facility hiring new grads?

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    We all know that currently, it is very difficult to look for a job. I've been looking for one in a while, and being a new grad doesn't really help as I don't have much experience. I don't want to waste time, so I am considering applying for grad school; however, I feel like I'm not qualified just because I don't have RN work experience.
    I'm in the process of filling up my application for grad school, and I'm just taking a chance. I'm about to start my Personal Statement, and I don't know how to tell them that I'm qualified/ ready for this as I don't have any experience.

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    I'm looking for an office job as well, I'm in PA, Bucks county area. Good luck.

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    Hello Everyone,
    I am currently looking for my first RN job. I just graduated May 2009, and I still haven't found a hospital that will hire a new RN, so now, I am looking for an RN office job. Does anyone know of any doctor's office needing an RN in PA? preferably around bucks county. And, how does one go about applying for an office job, should i just call around local doctors offices and ask if they're hiring or should I just show up and give them my resume personally. I'm not really quite sure, as I know they will be busy during those hours. Thanks a lot everyone!

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    Does anyone know of any hospital that are currently hiring new grads without any experience? I graduated May '09, and it's so hard finding a job without experience. Thanks.

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    I just recieved an email from the nursing school that I applied to that they are in the process of evaluating my application and that they have scheduled me for an interview. I was just wondering what kind of questions do they usually ask? I have no idea so any comment is appreciated. Thanks

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    there, i revised it again! i'm so thankful that you're here giving me ideas! thank you so much! i believe that there is no minimum requirement for the essay, it doesn't say in the application. all it says is that i should attach a 1 page essay saying why i chose this career path. i have exactly 1 page so all i have to do is edit and just try to make the best essay. here it is..

    we all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet i believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. all throughout my life, i see all different kinds of people in poverty, may it be infants, children, elderly people and even disabled people. i was born and raised in the philippines, where poverty is very evident. everyday i would see people on the streets begging others for money just so they could treat their ailing relatives. whenever i see them, i felt so weak. i wanted to help them, yet i didn’t know how since i was just a child. it wasn’t until i moved here in the united states that i realized that health care is truly the right path for me. moving here made me realize how other countries like the philippines are in great need of health services. it made me more aware of the situation and now that i am more mature, i know that i could do my part. seeing the poverty and lack of good health care gave me more than the desire to become a nurse, it gave me the passion and determination to achieve that career. i believe that passion and determination are important elements in becoming a nurse.
    i chose nursing because this allows me to interact more with people. when we look up the word “nurse” in the dictionary, we will read something like “somebody who cares for a sick person.” i believe that there is more into that simple definition. nursing is a very powerful profession, it allows people to influence and touch lives. i am very willing to achieve this big responsibility. i am eager to be there for the patients through illness, injury pain, loss, grieving, birth, growth, aging and health. i consider myself as very determined and strong. when i start something, i always try my best to finish it. when i want to achieve something, i always have the determination to do so. i am also thoughtful, caring and open. ever since a child, i always wanted to make a positive influence in peoples lives. i always felt the need to care for someone since i know that i have the power and choice to do so. i believe that my drive and qualities would reflect on me being a nurse and would make me successful one.
    another reason for my decision to become a nurse is my sister, who is a nursing assistant. her stories from the hospital just inspired me and convinced me that nursing is truly for me. she says that the feeling of giving yourself to a complete stranger in their greatest time of need is like no other feeling on earth. i am very willing to care for someone and experience that great feeling. i felt that i was helpless for some time, and i believe that now is the time to be there for others and help them through their challenging times. i truly believe that i am suited to become a nurse. i am honest and open to communication, and these traits would help me interact with not only the patients but also their family members. personally, having the opportunity to impact someone everyday is very powerful. the words i use, my actions, and my attitude can help another human being to heal and that is something that i will remember all throughout my life. nursing is one of the few careers that does not only help others but also helps yourself. it is a profession that is exciting, ever changing, diverse, and allows opportunity for learning something new everyday. i chose the college of health professions of temple university because i believe that this would significantly educate and prepare me for my future in nursing. the college of health professions also stands out as a national leader in the education of health professionals. i am very pleased with my experience as a temple undergraduate and i believe that the college of health professions would be consistent with that.


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