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Joined: Jan 27, '12; Posts: 9 (44% Liked) ; Likes: 13
Registered Nurse; from US

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    Thanks for all of the advice!!!

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    I have a tattoo on my arm of the mad hatter that says "We're all mad here." Whenever anybody asks me about it, I tell them that it is my nursing tattoo. It takes a special kind of crazy to be a nurse. You have to be driven, selfless, and thick-skinned. I work in LTC too, and find that these characteristics have to be magnified in this setting. Im sure your friend is a good person with a warm heart. But sometimes, warm hearts don't come with thick skin. I would try to help her explore our crazy diverse field of nursing to find her "best fit." And pat yourself on the back for thriving in one of the harder areas!

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    Hi LLG. Thanks for the response.
    I guess I didn't state that very well. I am planning to get my DNP so that I can work as a nurse practitioner in a physician's office for adult medicine (preferably just geriatric medicine). And there are multiple states in which a nurse practitioner can practice independently, so I try to keep that in mind when planning my academic future. I believe that more states will adopt these practice guidelines as time goes on.

    In a perfect world, the practice I work in as an NP will contract a day or two of each week with some LTCs and Assisted Living facilities so that patients can be seen in their home environment instead of having to come to the office.

    So, hopefully this is a better explanation of what I am working towards. I *think*?? I am on the right path, but would love to hear from people who have walked in these shoes before.

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    I am curious as to everyone's opinion on the best way to move towards my DNP in geriatric medicine. I am currently working in elderly LTC. I will be starting my DNP program next fall with a focus on geriatric medicine. Do you think that potential employers will take me seriously if I have only worked in the LTC/Assisted living environment? Are there any other steps that I can take that will support my career goals? Would I be better off if I spend some time working in the hospital setting (I have only worked in ALF/SNF environment.)?

    Thankk you in advance for all of the advice!!!!

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    tyvin and tokmom like this.

    The only thing that I can think of is looking at how aggressive the renal failure was coupled with the hypertension. I think the timing of the dextrose administration was probably more coincidence than anything else. This may be one of those cases where the only way to really know is an autopsy.

    I wouldn't stress about it too much. But it is very intriguing.

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    I need some advice asap!
    Background on me... I graduated last December, worked for 6 months in LTC, and now work as an independent contractor doing flu shot clinics on a random schedule. LTC turned out to be a business (residents=$) so I left. The flu shot gig is great pay, but very random. And the job market for new grads in the hospital is non-existant... So finding a steady job is proving difficult.
    Last week Wednesday, I had an initial interview with the American Red Cross and, on Friday, I had an initial interview with the Oregon state prison. Today I had the second/final interview with the Red Cross and they offered me the job. The job starts this coming Monday and you cannot miss a single day for the first 12 weeks. I won't know until the end of this week if I will get a second interview with the prison. If I do get a 2nd interview with the prisons, it would be sometime next week.
    I like the red cross and their mission, they are close to my house, but the pay is really low. But the prison is much higher pay, better experience, and state benefits, but getting the job is not guaranteed with getting the second interview.
    So... if I get the 2nd interview offer, do I give up the red cross job on the chance of possibly getting the prisons job???

    I have no idea what to do and could really use some advice!

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    Care_izza and kuan yin like this.

    Hey everyone!
    So the interview went well. I won't know until the end of next week if I am selected to go through the second interview, but my fingers are crossed. The interview was set up as a scoring system with ten questions. Here's what I remember:
    Why do you want to work in a prison?
    What do you, as an individual, believe you can bring to our team of nurses?
    How can you support the mission of the prison towards the inmates? (this one was kind of weird. I focused on the purpose of prison being reformation and rehabilitation)
    There was one prioritization question with four different activities.
    One HIPPA question
    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    Question on diabetes, insulin administration, and hypoglycemia.
    Coworker constantly not doing their job properly, what would you do.... (obviously go to supervisor)

    I don't remember the last two. All the questions were pretty standard stuff. Each question is scored on a scale of 1-5. People with the highest scores will move on to the second interviews.

    I hope these help anyone else who is considering this career path!

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    LorrySchoenlyRNPhD likes this.

    Hi all!

    I have an interview tomorrow for a job with an Oregon state prison. And while I know it is an older one, I am SOOOOO grateful for this thread!!! I've been using all of the questions on here to refresh from school and feel very confident about any questions they might ask tomorrow. So, in advance, THANK YOU!!!!!


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    You got the good pop up! I took my test last week, checked two hour later and got that pop up. Two days later and the state board emailed me with my licnse confirmation!