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ER nurse; from US

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    Nurse Jola and BeenThere2012 like this.

    Quote from 159Nursesrule
    Stick with the contract. The position you currently hold will be beneficial for L & D, there are a lot of emergency C-Sections that occur in L & D and if the OR Nurses can't get there in time L & D Nurses at times have to scrub in. Any skills acquired can only benefit your future a year will be completed before you know it. And $15.00 and hour .
    Our L&D nurses ARE the OR nurses! If a patient needs a c-section, their L&D nurse goes to the OR with them, along with a surg tech. There'e never a time when the OR sends nurses to help with c-sections.

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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Y'all is not a word, or even a proper contraction.
    Y'all is a proper pronoun here in the south.

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    Bubbly26 and LadyFree28 like this.

    Until you have a firm job offer somewhere else, an RN job there is better than no RN job. The only way she can make you commit to 2+ years is if you sign a contract that states you "owe" them a certain amount of time. Don't sign anything. LOL

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    oldpsychnurse and LadyFree28 like this.

    Sounds like she's interested in interviewing you for a position. It never hurts to go on an interview so I'd call her back and tell her you'd be interested in interviewing for a position. You can get a tour of the facility and ask more about the position and see if it's something you'd like.

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    GM2RN and emmy27 like this.

    Quote from Graduatenurse14
    I'm not an ER nurse but work in a urban Level I Trauma, Academic hospital with a union.

    I don't think the nurses have ratios in the ER and didn't realize that they could since they can't turn anyone away.

    How does that work?? I am very curious. If it works in some hospitals maybe it could work here.
    We never turned anybody away but they may wait 6-8 hours to be seen unless they had a true emergency.

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    Quote from KelRN215
    You will not be able to finish your ADN in 2 years right out of high school. The program is 2 years after you are admitted but there are many pre-reqs you must complete first. At your age, you are much better off going for a traditional pre-licensure BSN program.
    Not necessarily true. At my school, you CAN complete the entire program in 2 years, no pre-reqs required. It's not easy and most people choose not to do it that way (and most have previous college classes that transfer), but it's possible.

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    NurseBre94 likes this.

    Quote from tacticool
    I agree with you. NCLEX wasn't that hard, in my opinion. I did some review after graduating, but stopped a couple of weeks before the exam. I'm a firm believer in paying attention in school and passing those tests. We used ATI and I believe that was key.
    We used ATI throughout school. It's a great program!

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    AvaRose, Cydiaz, NurseBre94, and 2 others like this.

    Sorry you didn't pass. As an FYI, not everybody needs to study for NCLEX. I didn't and I passed in 75 questions a couple of weeks after graduation. I did 75-100 practice questions a day for about a week and a half but that was it.

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    Aspiring_RN_ and SororAKS like this.

    I graduated from Carolinas College of Health Sciences with my ADN in 2014. CHS always hires our grads! In fact, with the most recent class, ALL grads were hired by CHS! When HR ranks new grads, CCHS is at the top of the list. I've also worked at Novant and the majority of my co-workers were also ADN RNs. At CHS, while most classmates were hired into their New Grad program and nurse residencies, some were hired directly by their units. Choosing the right school makes a difference!

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    KKEGS, chacha82, and OldDude like this.

    I'm a former teacher who is now an RN. I've been on nights since I graduated (2014) and hate it. The whole "working nights, working weekends, and working holidays" is NOT for me after 20+ years of teaching. I stumbled across a job posting at the children's hospital where I used to be a CNA and found a job that sounded too good to be true: 5a-2p, 4 days a week (Mon-Fri), no nights, weekends are on call (only 5 weekends a year), holidays are on call rotating (usually every 3 years you'll end up with a big holiday like Christmas). The downside is it's a HUGE pay cut. The hourly rate is about $2.00 less an hour. I won't get any shift diff for nights or weekends (which is A LOT). Very few opportunities to pick up extra shifts. Benefits are worse than my current employee. HOWEVER, knowing that I'll be home in my own bed every night and have every weekend (minus the 5 on calls) free? PRICELESS. I said YES as fast as I could!

    Only 3 nights shifts to go!

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    NurseBre94 likes this.

    I scored a 99% on the predictor test and passed NCLEX with 75 questions. Good luck!

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    Lmgnurse90 likes this.

    I don't know about Novant but CMC's Nurse Residency programs (Journey for ICU, Advance for ED and other units, PeriOp for OR) start in late Jan/early February for Dec grads and late July/early August for May grads. If you're a new grad but not part of a Nurse Residency program, you start whenever your unit wants you to start.

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    Quote from Lmgnurse90
    Thanks for your response! Do you feel like you had a better chance at getting a job with hem since you went to school locally? Or do you know if they accept a lot of new grads within those timeframes?
    I went to Carolinas College of Health Sciences, which is the nursing school on the campus of CMC within Carolinas Healthcare System. They graduate 60-70 RNs twice a year and the majority of them get hired within Carolinas Healthcare System. Even though it's "only" an ADN school, our graduates always rank at the top of HR's list for hiring. Since we do all of our clinicals at CMC and a lot of us worked within the system while in school, it was fairly easy getting hired as RNs, even into sought after units like ED, ICU, L&D, NICU, etc. There are several nursing schools in the area so they have a pretty large pool from which to hire. There were a few out of the area new grads when I started but not many.

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    I graduated in Dec 2014 and a large number of classmates, me included, had job offers the month before graduation. Those who didn't have jobs waiting for them all found jobs within a month or two after graduation.

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    New grad applications are posted Feb/Mar for May grads and Sept/Oct for Dec grads. Students apply and interview before their graduation date. Their websites have more information about their new grad hiring process as well as their new grad Nurse Residency programs. I graduated Dec 2014 and had a job lined up with CMC the month before, as did the majority of my classmates.