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Joined: Dec 28, '04; Posts: 46 (7% Liked) ; Likes: 3
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Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience

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    Quote from redicedtea
    Hi All,

    I am having a hard time contacting the nurse recruiter for USC-University Hospital. Was wondering if someone works at this hospital or someone has info. I am interested in applying for their new grad RN program. Do you know when they start the training and how much it pays?

    Thanks!
    I would also like to know what the opinions are of this hospital...any thoughts would be appreciated. I do know that they offer the Versant program for the new grads and the pay is somewhat comptetitive, but I would love more information. Thanks.

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    I graduated in this month (May 2007) and I am 43. I turn 44 in July. I start my first job one day before I turn 44.

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    rani88 likes this.

    Mashamontago,
    My GPA was around 3.8 when I started at The Mount, but many people got in with lower GPA's. No, I was not involved in any extra cirrucular activities. I worked full time all the was through the nursing program and I have two children also. It was tough, but not impossible. As far as housing, I live in the area, so I drove every day, but the housing on campus looks nice. I hope this helps you. Let me know if I can help you further.

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    Hi Mashamontago,
    Well, I just graduated the ADN program at the The Mount this month. Feels great!!! If I remember correctly, they give you guidelines regarding the personal statement. When writing your personal statement, just make sure you answer the questions within the body of the statement. For my personal statement I just basically told my story while answering the questions they wanted answers to.
    Your GPA should be fine. I know they specifically look at the science portion of your GPA and weigh that apart from your other classes.(it helps to have done well in the sciences). I am sure you will do fine. Good luck !!!

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    Hi Ann,
    Well, I just graduated in May, and in July I will be 44 years old. I, too, worked for may years in a family business and raised my kids, and at 39 decided to go back to school. I have really enjoyed it and I am finially finished. Many of my classmates were older than me, and they did just fine. Please don't let your age discourage you. If it takes you 4 years to complete, you will be 55. In 4 years, if you don't go to school, you will be 55 anyway!!! I went to a private college because I had to work full time while in school. The program I attended allowed me to go nights and weekends. There is no reason why I can't further my education and go for my master's degree...I am planning on it. I think you will truly enjoy chasing your dream....GO FOR IT !!!!! ENJOY!!!

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    Quote from MShell
    Hi all!

    I'm looking for the perfect nurses watch and could use some help. Perfect for me, means analog, with military time, night light, oversized plate, I can find that easy enough, but I'm struggling to find a watch that I can wear all the time, meaning I don't particularily like the "white band" and am looking for a dressier band.
    So... any ideas, favorites? Big thanks!:spin:
    I just received a watch as a gift. I know I will love it. it is the type that you pin on your top (chest) and it is upside down so when you look down at it it is correct. It leaves both of your hands free, the face is easy to read, and it is glow in the dark. I believe it was purchased at nursestation.com for a reasonable price. worth checking out.

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    RN BSN 2009 likes this.

    rosyjo11,
    WOW!! such wonderful advice from all of the experienced nurses on allnurses, thank you all very much !! I am excited to begin working in July on a stepdown unit. I will be caring for three patients previously on a general ICU, and now in stepdown (intermediate care). The advice I have received here is truly invaluable and very appreciated. please keep it coming

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    RN BSN 2009 likes this.

    I am graduating in a few days, and off to be a new registered nurse. I would love to hear from experienced nurses about the "BIG" things that they need to remember or the things they try to avoid. Medication tips, or how to deal with patients...anything would be helpful, and thank you !!

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    Any thoughts or information about USC University Hospital in Los Angeles would be great. I am considering applying there as a new grad in May 2007. I heard that they recently unionized, any would appreciate any information about the pros or cons of a union hospital here in California. I am really feeling like I could use some guidance with finding the "right" place to launch my career. All responses are greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    Does anyone know about the different new grad programs in So. Cal? I was looking into UCLA because I have heard that the program is a full year long. Cedars, from what I hear is only 12-16 weeks in length, and others are even less time. Does anyone know of any "good" new grad programs in the area? I would like to go into ER nursing, and I would like yo0ur feedback. Also, any idea when I should apply for the new grad programs. I graduate in May 07.
    Thank you

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    i am currently attending Mount St. Mary's college, actually, this is the week of finals. When do you hear about acceptance? I think you will get in without a problem. They are selective, but your GPA should be acceptable. Will you be going to the Doheny or Chalon campus? by the way, I love the school. I attend Doheny campus, and I think it is really nice there. Good luck to you!

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    Hi, is anyone attending The Mount in Los Angeles..or have you attended and graduated. I would be interested in hearing about your experiences. I am starting my nursing program the end of August. Any info would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Quote from christvs
    Katie, I have two books on this topic that you may find helpful. One is pocket sized and is called "Math for Nurses" by Mary Jo Boyer, Lippincott, 5th edition. It is not much bigger than my hand and has a orange and blue cover. I thought it was great-goes over basic math, converting to different systems and IV med calc and flow rate, etc. It did not cost too much-I can't remember exactly but somewhere around $10 maybe? The second one I have is called "Clinical Calculations with applications to general and specialty areas." It is by Joyce LeFever Kee and Sally M. Marshall, fourth ed., and it comes with a CD-rom-very good book-has everything you need to know about math and IV flow rates and everything else in it. That one cost more like $20 or a bit more. Good luck!
    -Christine
    Thanks Christine...I will get these books and study them. appreciate the help!!!
    Katie

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    Can anyone recommend a book to study during summer that will help me with math/dosage calculations that I will need to prepare for pharmacology? I am starting my nursing classes in fall, and would like to get a head start on it as math is my weakness. Any help or advise will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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    Quote from Jen2
    I heard what I think is a rumor today. A classmate of mine said that her husband told her that a federal law has been passed today 1-11-05 that all student nurses nation wide must wear all white. Has anyone else heard this? I tried to do a search to find any info about this to see if it was true and couldn't find anything.
    I am begining a nursing program in a few days, and I was told that we must wear all white--100% white. I don't know if that is a law, but surely mandatory for me.


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