Casey, RN, BSN 3,413 Views
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From my experience, i would say L&D tostart. In my hospital the post partum nurses hardly do anything except give meds (PO)- they do not start IVs or draw blood and rarely do anything critcal so in my opinion you wouldn't learn much. If a pt becomes critical they ship them back to L&D to be monitored in the recovery room. More to learn in L&D.
Cape Fear in Fayetteville hired a ton of new grads this year :-)
What do you want to know?
Got my ATT today and there was an opening tomorrow at 0800 to take the NCLEX!
I wasn't able to precept on the floor I wanted to work on, but after I applied for the position, I hand walked my resume down to the manager and introduced myself. I got the interview and the job! :-) Good luck!!
I agree, there's really no good way to prepare. I'm in my first job - still orienting. If you are in a specialty or a certain type of floor you might brush up on that area, other than that, just be ready to work hard and like nyteshade said - ask questions :-) Good luck!!
[quote=airborneinf82;5540297]So when it is complete it will say online that the background check was complete? How long did it take do you know? My stuff shows received and then also sent to the SBI(?) on the 5th of July.
Yes, it showed it was complete as each of of the items was complete. I don't remember exactly how long it took but it wasn't more than about a month or so.
I graduated May 12th and got my ATT on the 25th. I sent all my background stuff in before graduation and it was done prior to my graduation. It all updated on the website as it was completed.
Did you try it again later or just that one time?
I second what GrnTea said. I also am not one for blood and guts, and that concerned me when I decided to pursue Nursing, but I made it through nursing school without seeing anything too terrible - mostly incisions and pressure ulcers. I know I could never work trauma, but there are lots of people who love that kind of thing and they apply for it. Me, I'm working on a Maternal/Newborn unit and I get the "ewe babies" from some people - which, in a way, is great because if we all wanted the same jobs that would be bad we'd all be fighting over them.
I say, go for it! There are so many options and different types of units you can work in... on a side note - I was surprised to learn - at least at my hospital - that PT does a lot of wound care which can be pretty gross so definitely something to keep in mind or look into if you decide to go that route. Personally, I think Nursing would provide more options and diversity and career growth.
Good luck with whatever you decide!!
My license actually posted in less than 24 hours on the BON website :-) i was shocked to see it so soon!
The students in my class who took it the first week of june had it show up right away (within 48 hours), but the ones who have just taken it this Monday are still waiting. I'm assuming, as more students are taking it, the longer it will take to show up just because of the volume :-(
Did you use the resume builder on usajobs? They want much more detail than what you'd include in a civilian resume. A civilian resume is typically 1 page, however, the federal could be anywhere from 5-7 because they want so much information. If you use the resume builder you should have no problems :-) Good luck!
Thanks for the review, Julie. That's exactly what I wanted to know. I have Saunders and am looking into Kaplan, as well. I've signed up to do the Hurst review after graduation but I got an email about this book and it looked intriguing but I couldn't find any reviews. Thanks so much for the "heads up." I'm sorry to hear you wasted your money on it.
Has anyone used this book, "Nursing Board Busters?" http://www.nursingboardbusters.com/ I can't find any reviews about it. Thanks!
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