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Thank you for the reply. I hope they contact me soon.. they still haven't!
Hi everyone, I am looking for anyone who has had any experience with Towne Nursing Agency based out of Brooklyn, NY. I just went in today for their open house & filled out some paperwork for an LPN position. They stated that they would send the paperwork over to the main office and I would be called in to go for an orientation. Just wanted to know if I can really depend on them to find me some work in a timely matter. I asked how long it usually takes, and she said anywhere from weeks to months.
Its been so tough to find any work... I'm really stressing out. I am licensed, I have my CPR card, and I also have 6 years of experience working in a hospital as a nursing tech. I know that's not the same as nursing experience, and that is usually overlooked. but is there ANYWHERE in the 5 boroughs and Long Island that accept new grads LPNs? Please help! Thank you in advance for your responses!
I am a new grad LPN. I just passed my boards last week and I am beginning my job hunt. I'm seeing that most of the jobs require at least one year of experience. Has anyone had any luck finding work as a new grad in the NYC area? I live in Queens, but I am willing to work in any of the 5 boroughs and Long Island. Please help! I have previously worked as a nursing technician for 6 years. Does this count as experience and/or will it help me land my first job? I look forward to hearing from you!
UPDATE: I just found out today via the quick results on Pearson Vue that I PASSED! I'm so excited!!
Samantha2174, I just emailed you the study guide!
Congratulations on passing the Nclex Njlpn421! Have you began applying for jobs yet? I am so eager to begin my job search, especially since I lost my job last month, but I'm leaving to Thailand for 2 1/2 weeks on Thursday so I guess I will have to wait until I get back.
Sure, whats your email?
Hi! I just took my NCLEX-PN yesterday and would love to give some feedback and tips to those who are curious about the exam like I was. I know that everyone's questions on the exam will be different based on the answers that they choose, but I'd like to give feedback anyway.
My test shut off at 85 questions. I did the Pearson Vue "trick" and got the good pop-up (for those that don't know, the pop-up is supposed to indicate that I have passed). After doing much research about this "trick", I felt confident that it is pretty accurate. I have yet to find someone who has gotten the pop-up and failed the exam.
On the exam, there were a TON of SATA (select all that apply) questions. I feel like every other question was a SATA. I was told that this is a good thing, because those questions are considered more difficult. Difficult questions mean that you are doing well. Luckily, I had no drug calculations, hot spots or audio. I had a few drug questions that I wasn't familiar with. Also, there are a lot of priority and patient teaching questions. I had about three infection control questions.
To prepare for the exam, I took an excellent prep class on Long Island, NY. I heard about it through word of mouth. Everyone who took it, SWORE by it. The instructors are amazing and they give a lot of tricks and mnemonics to remember many different diseases/symptoms/diets etc. I definitely recommend this class over any other class for those who are in the NYC/Long Island area. It is called Ready To Pass (www.readytopass.com).
Here is a website that I found quite helpful as well..
I came across this website here on allnurses. Not sure who made it, but kudos to the person who did. I printed this out and read it over about 3x the night before the test, right before going to bed. I read it the first time. The second time, I went back and underlined. The third time, I highlighted.
Saunders Comprehensive Review 5th Edition is an excellent book to study and I highly recommend it. It has questions and rationales at the end of each chapter. It also has a pre-test and post-test with rationales as well. The book is not complicated at all, it really breaks things down and is very easy to understand.
Not sure if I passed as of yet, but I will find out via quick results on Sunday. For those of you scheduled to take the NCLEX I wish you the very best of luck!
This seems to be a trend. I worked at a hospital in NY and they are doing the same. They are taking chairs away, telling the staff that they are no longer allowed to be present in the nurses station, stating that the nurse's station is for physicians and care management! They are to be documenting at the patient's bedside. Ridiculous! These are horrible working conditions that need to be reported to Department of Labor
Congrats! 94% is great! I took the ATI comprehensive on my last day of school & got a 92%. I am feeling a little nervous, but trying to keep calm & staying positive, telling myself that I will pass. Like I said in my previous post, I am enrolled in an NCLEX review course around where I live (NY) and they gave us a book of questions and a review book that we use in class. The instructor suggested that we only use the review book to study for the boards, because we will just get confused with different books. I do have Saunders as well, I used it mostly while in school. The review book that we were given in class is great, hopefully it gets me passed these boards!
Thank you all very much for your replies. The BP was documented immediately after informing the nurse of the result. Unfortunately, there was no documentation saying that I actually informed the nurse. That was a mistake on my part and I know that would have saved me. I am currently in search for an attorney to fight this wrongful termination.
@ applewhitern, as a nursing technician, I had full access to the EMR regardless of whether or not I was a nurse. As I stated in my first post, I utilized it to check patient's orders such as which patients needed routine vitals, their activity levels, whether or not they needed to be turned & positioned, etc. Things that pertained to my job description. Most of the nurses that I worked with appreciated that. It made both of our jobs easier, because they wouldn't have to track me down to tell me their patient needed a blood sugar. Even though I was ONLY a "nursing assistant" as you state, there's absolutely nothing odd about checking an EMR. There were times when I walked in on a patient attempting to get out of bed, stating that he or she had to use the bathroom. At that moment, I knew whether or not that patient needed to be placed back into bed due to a high risk for fall because I checked the EMR beforehand. It's all about patient safety. What's so odd about keeping patients safe? Patient safety is a priority.
I was recently terminated from my previous employer of 6 years. I worked full time at the hospital as a nursing technician while I attended my LPN program.
I graduated from my LPN program in June and I am scheduled to take my boards on Oct 4th. I'm very nervous, feeling like I won't be able to land a job due to the termination. I was terminated because of one of the nurses I worked with. For some reason, she had something against me. She always had an attitude towards me. She strongly disliked the fact that every time she'd tell (not ask) me to do something, I had already done it. I knew how to utilize the computer to check orders and see what needed to be done for each patient. I usually didn't need anything to be asked of me. I was a very independent worker, but of course I always made myself available if any of the nurses needed assistance. One particular day, I was checking vital signs on one of this particular nurse's patients. The BP was 80/50 (significantly lower than the patient's baseline). I immediately called the nurse on her work cell phone (we all carry ASCOM cell phones around) and informed her of the BP. I proceeded to tell her that the patient had no reports of feeling dizzy or weak; the patient stated she felt fine. The nurse replied that she would recheck a manual blood pressure and hung up the phone. I then informed the unit that I was going to lunch.
A few days later, I arrived onto the unit to begin my 3PM shift and I was immediately told to go down to HR. In HR, I was brought into an office where my manager and HR director were seated. They told me that they were terminating me because the nurse stated that I did not inform her of an abnormally low BP and that when she asked me to recheck the BP, I stated that I was going to lunch. I was shocked and told them that this accusation was false. I told my story and they told me that they were going to place the termination on hold, while I sat in the waiting area. They called the nurse down to discuss with her and ask if what I was saying was true. After they had this discussion with the nurse, I was called back into the office to be told that the termination would stand. I have never felt so betrayed.
I'm not sure what to write a job application where it asks the reason for leaving employment & my eligibility for rehire. Will the HR department state that I was terminated? Luckily, I am still in touch with a few of the nurses that work in the hospital that are more than willing to give a reference so I'm not that worried about that. Will a background check show that I was terminated? Please help. I am looking for any advice on how to land my first nursing position after being terminated!
Thank you! I apologize for the delayed response. Yes, I recently began a 4 week course to help prepare me for the boards. The big day is next week already! It went by so fast. Have you taken your boards as of yet?
I'm also a new LPN grad patiently waiting to take my boards. I was wondering the same thing.. I'm so eager to apply for jobs.. but most require a license #. My boards are in the first week of Oct. Good luck
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