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    Thanks! I live in the metro area of the East Coast.

    Because we can get by on my husband's salary for now, me relocating and splitting up the family just isn't something we think is a good idea for us. I've tried evvvverywhere that I can imagine might hire RNs. There are certainly more SNFs in the area that I can keep trying, and for now that's the plan.

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    Quote from gcupid
    It's ashame that anyone would have to resort to this action in order to secure a job. The problem that comes in for me is that how do you know that you won't secure employment as a Rn with in a year? And are you a certified nurses aid bc some jobs require certification?

    If I did try this stunt, it would have to be at a large facility with multiple floors/managers/specialties bc it's highly unlikely that the manager that hires you may feel safe enough to employ you as a RN. RNs are known for having high ethical standards and if you can lie about this situation what else are you willing to lie about.

    I can see you transferring to a different floor only after pulling a manager a side and telling the truth. (It also places you at risk for being fired as well) My sales pitch would be that I was going through financial hardship (add kids in their if you have some) and this the only thing I could do in regards to still being able to work my passion which is taking care of sick people and make some money. I'd be strategic and head to top level management. I'd tell the CNO or Supervisor first and ask of his/her opinion in regards to the best next step..and then call for a 2nd meeting with two other managers pleading your case. Someone would hire you, but look what you'd have to go through in order to get hired.
    Again, as indicated in the original post and explicitly stated above, I would never lie about it. That wasn't even on the table as an option. And the "sales pitch" as you put it is the exact and honest current situation. I do need to work and I do want to work in nursing...nothing is being sold, though!

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    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.

    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    Per the OP's post history, moving out of the country for six months and then having a baby right after graduation probably didn't help her employment situation.

    There are plenty of stale old grads on this site. Not sure why this concept is so shocking. :lol:
    THANK YOU for this response. This sums up exactly what I was going to respond, too!

    Also, because I saw it mentioned a couple of times, I would have been extremely upfront with the hiring manager. That is why I asked how you all thought they would interpret the situation!

    But thank you all for all the responses, even if you thought this was a "stupid" idea (how impolite!!). However, if you were nasty in your response, I didn't read the whole thing. Obviously.

    I have clearly decided not to do this! It was simply and idea and from the overwhelming response, it is not an idea I should pursue. But this license is pretty useless these days so having to pay money, albeit a small amount, to keep it active is adding insult to injury.

    Volunteering is not an option for everyone. I DID volunteer before having a baby, but I can no longer afford to pay to work.

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    1.5 years after graduation and I have not a single nursing job under my belt. What is a girl to do after spending all that money and time and work on an education?

    I've come up with a plan? What do you think?

    What if I allowed my RN license to lapse by not renewing it and I applied for work as a CNA/PCT in order to get into the hospital, get experience and make connections. Then after a year or so I could reinstate my license and hopefully get hired at the hospital where I was working as a CNA. Any thoughts on this wacky idea? What would a nurse manager think of hiring an RN who had let their license lapse to work as a CNA?

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    Thanks for the responese!! Do you know, if I went back for a BSN would I be considered a new grad (and eligible for a job) even though I got my RN license after finishing my diploma program?

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    I'm wondering if I go back for either an RN-MSN program or a RN-BSN program, will I still find myself just as unemployable?

    I gradated in Dec 2011 with an RN diploma degree. Right after graduation, I moved out of the country for 6 months due to my husband's work. While away, I got pregnant. Between not having a bachelor's degree in nursing (I have a BA), moving right after graduation, then being pregnant I have had zero luck getting a job and I'm going NUTS! I've applied for over 100 jobs, gotten resume critiques from my nusing school instructors and I've applied to every type of job that I can think of where an RN can work-- and I've gotten 1 interview with a nurse manager at a clinic but not at any hospitals.

    I'm due to have my little girl in Dec and have pretty much given up hope that I'll get anything before I'm settled with her. That will put me at over 1 year since graduation with no experience!! EGAD!

    Moving is not an option as my husband has a career in our town in Connecticut.

    There are 2 local programs that look good for continuing education: RN-BSN and and RN-MSN program. My fear is that after graduating from either of these, I will have spent even MORE money on my education and still won't be able to find work in a hospital. As a side note, I was very good in school and clinically, I like working on the floor and I think I would honestly make an awesome nurse.

    Any thoughts? I'd really love to hear from a nurse manager if any of you have some wisdom to spare! Thanks!!

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    Joe V likes this.

    I'm a new graduate and I responded to an ad for a flu shot nurse in my area and when I got the details it sounds a little questionable. The company wants to mail me the syringes and vaccines and for me to pre fill them and bring them to the site, then we're averaging 45 injections per hour.

    On one hand it seems like they're expecting free labor for the syringe filling (45 inj per hour X 7 hour shift= 315 syringes to prefill at home!), but I'm even more uncomfortable about toting around prefilled syringes. Again, I'm a new graduate so I'm a bit desperate for some work, but really not sure if I should be comfortable with this. Is this the normal protocol for immunization clinic nurses?


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    Okay, I'm sure there are a lot of posts asking a very similar question, but my situation is just a tad bit different and I'd appreciate any opinions.

    I'm a "new grad" nurse and I really want to get into critical care. I mean, really. For some completely crazy reason, my nursing school only rotated us to ICU for 2 days right before we graduated. It was amazing-- way more intense than anything I'd seen before and exactly what I'd had in mind when I went into nursing. I'd previously thought about ICU, but since it's so competitive to start there, I figured I probably didn't have a shot. But it really is the hot spot of nursing to me, so I might as well give it a whole-hearted try, right?

    So, here are the things "working against me."

    I graduated in December and I am only now starting to apply for jobs, because I've been out of the country for my husband's work. This had always been the plan and dictated my choice in nursing schools because of graduation date. It's nearly done and I can't wait to get home and get on the floor.

    I'm pregnant. Yup, 3 months in. I'll be 5 months when I get home and hopefully interview. I understand this may not make me an ideal candidate.

    But like I said, I really want this. I would just die to be able to nurse on a critical care floor, or even step down or ER. I want action and experience!!

    So, I know these things aren't in my favor but I really do want it badly-- do any of you have any advice about this? What I should be doing in this last 1.5 months that I'm out of the country, to increase my odds at getting a position when I get home?

    Do you think it's better to just get a job in med-surg, get experience and then get a critical care position when I'm not prego?

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    hi!! i'm scheduled to take my nclex march 19th and will taking a long flight in a few days. i'd like to

    a) download a good practice questions app for my ipad
    b) print out some good questions (saunders??)

    does anyone have any suggestions?

    i'm currently using kaplan, which i love, but they don't have anything really good for the ipad!


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    Hygiene Queen likes this.

    I got 10cc's of residual the first time, gave 600 cc of free water because when I got there his Na+ went way up (600 to replace insensible water loss, I learned!), titrated up his feedings, then got 350cc residual. It was very cool!! Also got to suction and use a condom cath (his came off), which I've never done!

    And he was a total sweetie. Broke. My. Heart.

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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    It's a violation of everyone's sanity on this board when folks post about "HIPPA".
    It's not "HIPPA".
    Before you jump on someone about violating it, learn how to spell it... and it's helpful to know what it stands for so that you can spell it.

    The original post does not violate HIPAA.
    Nowhere is the pt identified.
    Thanks, I still changed it. I'd rather not share at all than share too much. :-/

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    Quote from vicki marie
    Glad you're getting good experiences but just a heads up, at my school this would be considered a violation of HIPPA and could bring serious consequences so be careful

    You know what, I originally used information that was not totally true-- you know, similar in the level of care it would require but the real story "story." I was definitely thinking about HIPAA. However, this scared the crap out of me and I edited it. Just in case.

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    chevyv likes this.

    Today in clinical py pt has a foley that has been irrigated (perhaps it will need to be irrigated again), a PEG that needs residual check Q4H (never done this before) and has been having 300cc's of residual, a PICC line, pressure ulcers, and yesterday his K dropped wayyy low.

    My other patient has 17 9:00am meds, all various routes of administration.

    BRING. IT. ON.

    And a shout out to all the instructors who are awesome enough to not terrify us students, will be present during everything new I do, and make it exciting to learn! Goodness knows they're rare.

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    Okay, thanks for all the suggestions and feedback everyone!

    I'm still not 100% sure what the next best thing to do is. Hopefully, something will pan out with getting experience over there (thanks for USA jobs suggestion-- I have looked there before, but all job listings I've seen ask for 1 year experience). It's good to know that other people have done something similar...or that there's hope for me to get a job when I get back!

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    Yes, that's the plan. Does it make any difference for finding a job when I get back?