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Joined: Jun 24, '10; Posts: 5 (0% Liked)

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    Okay, here's one big thing that I've learned:

    You're going to have to put in the effort to get the job. The jobs are there, but you may not get your ritzy hospital job that you want right off. I'm a new grad as well. I got a job in LTC as a medcart nurse. I'm not going to be responsible for patient care, just pushing meds basically. but it's a start! It's pretty bad out there right now, I'll admit. Here's a few tips:

    1.) Do apply in person instead of online.
    2.) Do call HR and pester them as much as possible. (Get your name out)
    3.) If you get an interview, DO send a thank you note.
    4.) (and this is most important) Do keep an open mind!

    If you're not willing to work something outside of your comfort zone, you're closing a door. Used to, you could apply and work wherever you wanted to, but obviously that's not the case now. Be realisitc. and yes, there's still a shortage, but one recent article I read is that we're gearing up for the baby boomers. That's why there's such an over saturation of nurses right now. It'll get better. Just don't go to school to be a nurse for the wrong reasons, because if you're in it for the money, you're going to learn really quick that nurses don't get paid their due.

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    Well, i'm going to let me first question be this:
    Were you happy there? Was there a more definitive reason for the lay off?

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    The best advice I can give you is stick with one resource. If the teacher pulls mostly form one Author, stick with that. When I was in nursing school, I completely overloaded myself with material. At times, it just wouldn't stick. Learn to concentrate on major topics. Don't put too much effort into memorizing EVERYTHING, because not one person on this planet can do that. And most importantly, don't beat yourself up if you fail tests. Move on from that because there will be chances to make it up. Happy schooling.

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    Well, to start I'm a new grad in nursing and I accepted a job in LTC as a medcart nurse. I'm being started out at 21/hr, which I thought was pretty good considering the economy ... Anywho, I would just like to know what I need to expect with this job. I would love to hear your stories of personal experience

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    Not sure, but I live in AL and I make 21/hr as a new grad.