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Joined: May 22, '12; Posts: 18 (11% Liked) ; Likes: 5

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    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Like someone else said, get email addresses for recruiters unit managers etc. Email them every week. Have a plan for what you want to do in the future. BE CONFIDENT!!

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    I agree with what everyone above has said. I think it is a great place to start out. You get harder patients than med/surg but easier patients than ICU. After you get your experience, you have a lot of opportunities. You can obviously go up to ICU or ER or go down to Med/Surg if you like.

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    I always found that reading the test question to myself helped me to slow down. I would take my pencil and touch every word as I said it. Also, don't second guess yourself. Trust yourself and trust your gut instinct. Take a breath. Also, I found that chewing gum helped to relieve some of the stress. Last but not least, know when to quit. Don't over study. Allow yourself time to rest before the test. You don't want to burn out.

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    Crux1024, Esme12, and lindarn like this.

    A man came into the ER because he inserted a coffee stirrer in his urethra. The coffee stirrer broke off and was lodged inside his urethra....again.

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    Check if they have Student Nurse Positions at the Hospital or volunteer at the hospital.

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    In nursing school, I remember my professor saying Cancer patients do whatever they want to do whenever they want to do it. If their head falls off you should say, we were expecting that. I don't really know why tele experience would be required. Do you have an infusion center at the hospital where cancer patients would receive chemo? Because I would think that Onc nurses should be trained in chemo and radiation.

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    @bclem I work on a tele floor too. We do our accuchecks at the same time you do. I find that most nurses don't mind if you don't give the insulin as long as you tell them that you didn't give it. I personally do not like to give Novolog until the person is eating. I always tell the oncoming nurse, there accucheck was this, I didn't give the sliding scale. I did not want the blood sugar to drop and create a bigger problem for you. Hope this helps.

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    I am trying to meet with the nurse educator at my facility to see if I can get a shadow day in the OR.

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    I volunteered at a hospital that I wanted to work at. I think that really helped. It is easier to get a job when people know your face. I would also suggest taking ACLS or a tele course if you can find it. That is what I had to do. I feel your pain.

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    I agree. I usually see 1-2 years of acute care hospital experience.

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    BSNbeauty and Miss Molly like this.

    I am an Irish, Italian, and Catholic....the guilt would kill me.

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    Thank you so much! I will write up the questions and email you by the end of the week.
    Sally

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    Hello,
    I currently work on a Med/Tele unit and I want to work in OR really bad. Any advice on how to secure a position? I don't even know where to start.
    Thanks,
    Sally

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    Hello,
    I am taking a class on public health nursing and I need help completing an assignment. I need to interview a public health nurse but I am having a hard time finding one in my area. I was wondering if anyone could help me. I would be able to email you the questions, there are about 5-6, and you could just email me back you responses. If anyone is interested or willing to help please let me know.
    Thanks.
    Sally

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    I am taking a public health nursing class right now. We have an assignment to interview a public health nurse. Would I be able to email you a couple questions?


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