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  1. Congrats to everyone who has gotten an interview! Has anyone heard from maternity or L&D yet?
  2. Congrats to everyone who got an interview! Has anyone heard from Maternity or L&D yet?
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    48hours quick result on sunday

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    Hurst Review Opinion?

    I haven't taken the NCLEX yet but I took Hurst and loved it. They always explain why you do things which is something I felt was lacking in my nursing program. I take NCLEX later this summer. Once I take it I will post again to share if it was helpful. Thanks!
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    How do I learn and not just memorize???

    Kahn academy is great for physiology. Anatomy unfortunately just requires memorization. I made flashcards with photos on the front and name, origin insertion etc on the back and that really helped me. Also I wish I had read this book while I was in physiology. It helped me a ton when I was in patho, but I wish I had learned about what can go wrong with the body while I was learning how it normally functions. Amazon.com Page Not Found
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    How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions

    Thanks for all of these helpful comments!
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    Leaving ICU to go to Hospice - Case management

    Lin P- Hospice nurses are amazing and what inspired me to go to nursing school. You will be absolutely amazing, you clearly already have the skills and passion for it.
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    How I passed the EXIT Hesi first try 2 weeks out...

    Thank you for sharing!
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    El Camino Hospital New Grad RN 2016

    Hi 2ndgen, I am looking at applying to the el camino program. Did you end up doing it and did you like it? Thanks!
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    HH experience a plus?

    Thanks for your post! Are you happy that you did acute care first? I am interested in PHN and am curious if you are glad you did a year of a cute care nursing first.
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    HH experience a plus?

    Mia415- Are you happy that you went into PHN nursing right away? I am interested in PHN after graduation, but everyone says I must do med surg first. My heart isn't in med surg though, and I feel that my personal strengths are more aligned with PHN. Would love to hear more about your experience and if you would recommend it to others. Thanks!
  12. Burno - Are you happy that you tried homecare first? I am interested in homecare nursing but am wondering if it will limit me if I wanted to move into something else. Thanks!
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    Endoscopy Nursing as a New grad

    NCMurse- I'm curious. How did this all work out? Did you end up going into endoscopy nursing?
  14. Hi! I would love to hear from any second degree/ career nurses about their advice/ experience the first few years after graduation. I left my first career because I wanted to find something where I felt like I was helping people and making a difference (my first career paid well but was totally meaningless). I was inspired to go into nursing after watching an amazing team of hospice nurses care for my grandfather. My med surg rotations have been good, however I don't feel like I get to really interact with my patients ( I just feel like its, IV start Med Pass, check tele e.t.c with really minimal patient interaction). I am graduating in a few months from an ELMSN program and am interested in PHN, Home Health and Hospice. I want to start a family in the next couple years and want to build a career where I feel like I am providing both excellent and personal care while also balancing my family life. I hear from so many people that I need to spend a year or two in Med Surg before moving onto something else. Has this been true in your experience? I would love to hear anyone's experience going into nursing as a second career who was concerned about balancing family and doing a good job at work.
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    Kaiser Redwood City

    Hi RnFrieda Can you elaborate any more? I have been interested in KRWC but your post makes it seem like it is not a good idea. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Stanford RN New Grad 3/2017

    Hi, To anyone who was accepted into the Stanford New grad program. How are you liking it? Are you happy with your choice?