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Corpsman2OncRN BSN, RN

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Corpsman2OncRN has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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  1. Nursing is a second career for me, but I am a new grad nurse about three months into my first job and as the title implies, I absolutely CANNOT stop thinking about work! The problem is that I don’t even realize I’m doing it. I dream about work every single night, and when I’m off it’s all that’s on my mind. I wake up in the morning with the names of chemo drugs floating around in my brain. I zone out in the middle of conversations with family/friends and start thinking about my patients. No matter what I’m doing or when or where I can’t seem to escape these work thoughts constantly running in the background, like having a song stuck in your head. I’m certain that I’m not alone here, but I am desperate for any advice anyone may have to help me at LEAST keep my waking mind on the moment and not back at the hospital (the dreams are a whole other beast to tackle). I love my job, I love my coworkers and manager, I love the hospital, and I love taking care of patients...I just don’t like that all of those things follow me home every night and stay with me until I walk back onto the floor to start the next shift. Please help keep me from losing my mind! ETA: I mentioned nursing being a second career because I've never had this problem with another job (of course, I've never had a job quite like this before either!).
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    Nurse Managers: Showing initiative, or being creepy?

    Thank you all! I appreciate the insight. I agree that if I were on the receiving end I’d probably find it a bit off-putting...just wanted to make sure I’m not alone there, haha! Cause really at this point I’m ready to try ANYthing to get hired.
  3. Hello all! I am a new grad nurse spending my days filling out application after application, and I have a question for any nurse/hiring managers or recruiters who may be out there (any anyone else's opinion is welcome, too!). If you've spoken with an applicant on the phone and given them your full name, would you find it weird if they sent you a request to connect on LinkedIn, or would that give you the impression that they really have an interest in this job and are trying to be proactive? I feel like I don't really know much about "LinkedIn etiquette," but I am trying to do anything possible to keep my name on these managers' brains so that hopefully I'll be getting a call with a job offer soon! But I also don't want to cross any boundaries and come across as kind of a creep... Thoughts/opinions are appreciated! Thanks for reading.
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    White nursing school shoes

    I wear Sketchers work shoes (Work: Relaxed Fit - Eldred SR) -- when I look on their website I only see black but I got mine in white last year so I'm sure if you look around you can find them. I find them to be really comfortable, they are slip-resistant and easy to maintain.
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    Where were you...9/11

    In 8th grade social studies class. One of the other 8th grade teachers ran into our classroom and told our teacher to turn on the TV after the first tower had been hit. We sat and watched everything unfolding on TV until the second tower was hit; at that point our teacher turned it off to prevent the students from seeing any more horrible live footage. Shortly after that we were dismissed early from school as we were not far from NYC. The first time I saw the 9/11 Memorial it truly took my breath away just standing there, remembering that day and imagining all of it unfolding in that very spot. It really is a beautiful tribute.
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    NYU ABSN Fall 2018

    Hey, congrats to everyone starting the program next month! I'm going into my 3rd sequence in the fall and am currently selling my first sequence textbooks before I move apartments. Send me a message here or an email at: am4502 at nyu dot edu and I can send photos of the books I have + price. Thanks!
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    NYU ABSN Fall 2017

    No problem! The accelerated program is only 4 semesters so if you're starting next spring you should finish spring 2019.
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    NYU ABSN Fall 2017

    Hey, couldn't access what you posted but it looks like the same thing I'm linking you to below which runs from the current semester to Summer 2019. Accelerated and traditional students have the same schedule except traditional students don't attend classes in the summer. https://nyu.app.box.com/s/8frntykci6a11xu1vnxnpoaynavh6dqh
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    Military Reserve Nurse

    There's a NOSC in Louisville, KY depending on how far you're willing to travel. I have about an hour and a half commute to my reserve unit but any travel over 50 miles and you will get berthing for the weekend which makes it a little easier. However I've been brainwashed into believing Navy Medicine is best so my opinion is biased
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    GI bill

    I would wait if I were you, especially given the length of the CRNA program. My perspective is a little different because I was enlisted while AD (reservist now) so tuition assistance didn't come with any additional obligated service but my last semester in I wasn't eligible for TA anyway since my EAOS date came mid-semester and I paid out of pocket rather than dip into my Post-9/11 while still active because it really seems like you just aren't getting your money's worth to start using either GI bill until you leave the service or go reserve since the benefit is based on months and not number of credits. Also I wouldn't feel too bad about turning down Montgomery. I actually paid into it but when the time came, I chose to go with Post-9/11 (thus losing my Montgomery benefit) because in my situation Post-9/11 paid way more. It all depends on your school and living arrangements and both benefits have their pros and cons.
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    Finding work after termination?

    Thank you Recovering_RN; your response really means a lot. It has definitely been hard on her emotionally and the feelings of letting everyone down, etc. I really appreciate the advice and will share with her. Things are looking good right now in terms of the PRN job turning into something more; she was asked to come in to discuss setting up additional training on their systems & schedule availability so, fingers crossed!
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    Finding work after termination?

    If it's not appropriate I have no problem with it being moved or deleted. I've just seen some threads here about people looking for work after losing their jobs and although this situation isn't the same I didn't know where else to ask. ETA: I do appreciate the responses though. This thread was me grasping at straws trying to find some advice for a friend and I know it probably seems trivial in the grand scheme of things but a loss of income for someone raising a family is all the more unsettling when it feels like there's this giant roadblock in the way of future job prospects.
  13. Corpsman2OncRN

    Finding work after termination?

    For the specific job I mentioned in my post, there was an application question asking if the applicant had ever been terminated which makes it impossible to avoid bringing up. Maybe it's a dumb question but like I said I've really never gone through this or known anyone who lost a job for a "punitive" reason as opposed to being laid off due to downsizing or what have you. She also works in a small community where everyone has a connection to everyone else and word spreads so she is worried to get caught in a loop where she applies somewhere and downplays what happened only to have someone discover that she didn't mention being terminated, etc. Anyway it might all be a moot point because she told me today her manager from the on-call job may be able to take her on full-time so I hope it all works out for her. Thanks for the responses. And as for the legal aspect I wouldn't have really encouraged it if it weren't for knowing that there have been a few other staff members pursuing legal action against this hospital for similar incidents. It's probably *not* worth the stress and I'm sure you're right and they'd have a way to cover their asses no matter what/put a spin on what happened that makes them come away looking in the right but if she were able to find representation that didn't charge unless she won, maybe. But it's true about leaving things in the past and honestly even though this has been very stressful personally and financially I think it might be a blessing in disguise for getting her out of that negative environment and hopefully a new door will open to better things.
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    Finding work after termination?

    I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this topic (incident is unrelated to drugs/alcohol) but I didn't really know where else to post it. Before I get into this story, a disclaimer: This is not about my own personal experience, rather the story of a friend who works in the medical field with patients (non-nurse). I am posting here because I am desperately trying to help her through this hard time but I just don't know what to tell her because I've never gone through this myself and don't have any experience to draw from. A very close friend of mine who had been working full time at a hospital (outpatient and inpatient) for several years recently lost her job. She was great at what she did and very frequently received compliments from doctors for her quality work with patients and the insight she showed numerous times by catching critical issues and informing the on-call doctor. She even had one patient write a letter to the upper level administrative staff of the hospital praising her (people so far above her own managers that they even told her they'd never personally had contact with these administrators before this letter was sent & positive feedback was sent back down through them to her). She has had patients send cards and gifts to her and is the kind of person who can put even the most nervous patient at ease to get them through a procedure. Anyway, about a year ago things started to change when she switched into a new position and was put into a situation where her coworkers were basically bullying her for no reason. The details over this last year are too long to get into properly here, but suffice it to say that she was under a microscope in her new work area because she didn't fit into the "clique" and any and everything she did was reported to management, right or wrong. These people wanted to get her in trouble and were clearly out to get her, and she later found out that they actually bullied the last woman to have her job so bad that she, too, left. She had only switched into this new position because the hours worked better for her family and was depressed that she had left such a great work environment where everyone loved her to be treated with disrespect or simply ignored every time she walked into work for no apparent reason. Just as another position at her hospital opened up and she applied for it in order to hopefully get out of this toxic environment, yet another coworker reported her for an incident that her management took as the last straw and ultimately they let her go. I don't want to get into the specifics due to this being a public forum and also it's not my story to tell, but I can say that no harm came to any patient or staff member, no near-misses, and there had been no complaints from any patients. It was a situation where they claimed she made a bad judgment call and because of a previous issue a coworker raised with her, they decided to simply let her go rather than counsel or provide corrective training. I truly believe this is a case of wrongful termination and that she should speak with a lawyer, but that is a separate issue. The problem is that now she is at a loss for how to proceed in terms of finding a new job in her field. An old coworker from the position she had before the new position which led to all of this drama reached out to her and put in a good word at another hospital where she knew hiring managers. She said they were eagerly awaiting her application to pull for review. So my friend applied and was ultimately rejected without an interview as soon as they learned she had been terminated. My question is: How does one move on in the medical field once they've been terminated from a position? Is there any way to properly word this on an application to avoid an automatic rejection? I think if she could at least get a job interview her personality and work ethic would speak for itself and she could properly explain or quell any concerns regarding this incident but the problem is actually GETTING an interview at this point. She does have another on-call job at a different hospital doing the same type of work so she could use those managers as references, but her main experience has been at this hospital where she was let go and she can't possibly just leave it off of a resume because this was her longest held position in this field where she learned everything about her field after graduation. She also fears leaving it out of an application and having it come back to bite her if someone learns about this and feels she was purposefully withholding information. I'm sorry for the lack of details but I am very worried about her and how she will manage her family and finances through this hard time. I've never had any experience with this before so I'm at a loss for how to help which is why I am reaching out here. If anyone has any advice or insight it would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    NYU ABSN Fall 2017

    Congrats! I believe so. This is the link to the nursing school cost per semester for 2016/17 which adds up to just a little under $100K. Rory Meyers College of Nursing 2
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    NYU ABSN Fall 2017

    kind of a follow up to your second question... hopefully this doesn't sound rude but I was wondering on average what ages people are if anyone doesn't mind sharing? I'm 28, got my B.A. in 2009 and then joined the Navy so I'm just trying to figure out if I'm gonna be the old person or if there is anyone else out there around my age

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