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by Zooooz Zooooz (New) New Nurse

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Hello everyone!

I'm new to this site and also new to TX. I am a newly licensed nurse from CA, I am currently working on endorsing my license here. I was wondering if anyone had any tips/suggestions about hospitals or New Grad programs to apply to in the North Dallas region. Or anything that you might find helpful for a new nurse to know before starting their professional career. 

Thanks!! 

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lcal07 has 5 years experience.

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Methodist Hospital and Medical city just open some new residency programs that start in February. Good luck on your journey. 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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The new grad market for acute care jobs in DFW is pretty fierce. There are not enough acute care jobs for every new grad that wants one. That you are having to endorse and have no connections here puts you at a disadvantage.

New grads in DFW are generally hired ONLY through nursing residencies or nursing internships. Very few hospitals will hire an inexperienced new grad directly to the floor. As such, residencies tend to happen two to three times a year, often corresponding to begin about 6 weeks after graduations take place, with interviewing/hiring done months prior to graduation.

Go to the websites of the hospitals in your area and sign up for alerts to come to you when new grad positions post. Some hospitals only leave them up for a few hours to a couple of days due to the huge volume of applications they get.

I noticed Parkland just posted new ones, for summer time start dates. You may be too late for anything beginning this spring.

Good luck!

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Hi!

Congratulations!!! I'm also in the transition of becoming a Texas resident. Could you give me some pointers on what you used to study for the Nursing Jurisprudence Exam?

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lcal07 has 5 years experience.

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There's a study guide on the TBON website that's is really helpful and similar to the exam 

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Okay, I'll check it out. Thanks for your help!

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That study guide sounds really helpful! I had the resources open in another tab for quick search as well, and used the find shortcut (ctrl + g) to find the codes faster. Best of luck! 

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