Jump to content


New New
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 12


  • 0


  • 516


  • 0


  • 0


Onecoolwife's Latest Activity

  1. Onecoolwife

    New Older Grad Nurse Not Fitting In?

    Need some guidance, I am a new nurse as of Dec. I am also an older nurse at 41, been on my own a month now. Apparently I am having a hard time being accepted by my peers, since coming out of orientation. I was told I isolate, think I am better than others and have built no rapport and half the staff has requested not to work with me. I am still learning, getting the charting down, and a lot of times I don't have time to think about anything other than patient care/vitals. No tech at night, acute care setting, only 2 nurses most nights lately with 6-8 patients. I was told I am a great nurse, on top of things and provide great patient care. After being emotional (this was a big blow, caught me off guard) and losing sleep, I feel singled out and almost bullied by the other established nurses for not fitting a mold, when I can see the younger new nurses fitting right in. I do have a black/white personality, I don't lack confidence in myself as an individual, although I still lack confidence in nursing decisions and skills as a new nurse. I won't hesitate to ask for help or advice if I need it. My background is mostly IT, this is my second career. I have been married for 23 years with a high school junior and a first grader, so an established home life aka no partying, drinking or night life. I did work as a PCT PRN for almost a year while in RN school to get comfortable with the hospital, and patient care but had minimal interaction with the nurses since I stayed so busy on the unit I was on. I did not hire on at that facility as an RN bc they were not hiring new graduates at that time. Do I hold out, hope it changes or start looking around for a new opportunity. I love my boss, the faculty and the learning opportunities I have but not sure my peers will ever accept me, for who I am.
  2. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    Well I did not get in and neither did the 4 friends who applied with me and like some of you one of them had a 4.0 with no repeats. But the good news is I did waitlisted somewhere else and after speaking with the recruiter on that pretty sure I will get it. She said the last few years everyone on the waitlist had been accepted. They have a very short list and all my docs are all lined up.
  3. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    I have already had all mine done, reason being if Hep B comes back negative it is a long 6 month series and has to be completed before clinical participation. I am glad I did bc my Hep b was low and I am 1 shot away from being done now.
  4. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    I can tell you that last year letters were received before 10/10/16 by a few of my friends. The waiting is driving me crazy and I may be guilty of scanning through my text messages from last year and seeing where I sent Congrats. So the time is near!
  5. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    At least notification comes by mail for Collin, my other choice sends emails and I have been glued to my cell phone stalking my inbox. With mail I can check once a day and be done.
  6. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    My insurance did not cover titers, so I had to pay out of pocket. It was just over $200 for all of them and then another $65 per heb shot (times 3 again not covered by ins) and will be another $49 for just heb b titers again (required after shot series). I started mine in May and still have 1 more shot to go. Anylab in Mckinney off 380 will do the titers they are more expensive than a drs office but still reasonable compared to going to a direct lab like Quest. You can also break it down and do 1 at a time as you have funds just means more blood draws. I went there for my TB test since they were super close to the college. I will use them for my titers redo for Heb B since I dont want to drive an hour to my reg dr office. I do know last fall a friend of mine knew by the official withdrawal drop date for the semester that she was accepted, she dropped all her classes before deadline. (Oct 10 I believe for us). I am hoping we know about the same time.
  7. Onecoolwife

    Collin College ADN SPRING 2018

    My application has been submitted as well. I did well on the PSB scoring 90% or above on everything except the VAI but was well above the 40%. I also took the HESI and scored an overall 95 on it. My co reqs GPA is a 3.8 but my science GPA is not a 4.0 but I am happy with that after completing all my classes while working full time and running a household these last 2 years. This semester I am just fulfilling the last few classes I need to meet the pre reqs for the BSN program, gotta love taking History and Government classes. Collin is the second school I applied to, I also applied at Grayson. I have already done my fingerprints and received my blue card. I am waiting anxiously to see who I get offers from, staying positive that at least one wants me.
  8. Onecoolwife

    Collin College Summer ADN 2017/Fall 2017

    Hey guys, I am new to posting although have been reading a while. I will be applying for Fall 2017, will be scheduling my PSB on the 1st (payday). Does anyone have a copy of how they figure the new point system? I have looked everywhere and can only locate the other ones. Good Luck to everyone!

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.