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Cindyel ASN, RN

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    What is class average on HESI A2 results report?

    It has been a few years since I took it but I think it was the avg score of people taking it at the same time as you that day. I’m not certain though.
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    RCGC Nursing Program

    This program has been named number 1 in the state for multiple years. I graduated from there last year and the program is highly competitive. You will need strong HESI scores as well as all A’s in your pre-reqs. Many of us had a 4.0 when we applied. They use a points scale to rank applicants so even though you meet all of the requirements, you can still be waitlisted if other applicants scored higher. Good Luck! You can do it!
  3. I am currently in a nurse residency in the ED and that is pretty much my exact situation. We get 12 weeks with a preceptor after those first 2 weeks of classes. We also had ED specific classes later in. We had to take an EKG interpretation class that we had to pass or would have to relocate to another dept. We have a ton of online modules to complete as well. Our residency lasts 1 year with monthly 4 hour classes. It is great to have the support of your cohort. The ED is a wild ride so buckle up! It is incredibly fast paced and you never know what is coming in the door. Good Luck!
  4. Do you get up and go to the restroom when your need to go? Most people will tell you at that point if they have any issues.
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    Who wants to hire a graduate nurse at 55?

    I also think it is important to use your circle to network. If you have a friend or fellow students that got hired somewhere or places you did clinical at...try to get your resume on one of their desks. A current employee reference can go a long way.
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    Who wants to hire a graduate nurse at 55?

    I am a new grad and got hired for a crazy busy ED in their new grad residency program. I am 50 and out of 5 of us there were 2 -50year olds. I think you just have to find the right fit. They treat all 5 of us equally and I think my facility values the life experience.
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    Finish the Toon!

    I guess it’s too late for the PPE
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    Am I too old to become a nurse?

    I’m 50 and just graduated in May at 49. I am in a new grad program in the ED. I was not the oldest in my cohort by a lot! Go for it!!
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    You can also do the license lookup on the NJ Consumer Affairs website. You just need your name
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    New Grad Residency Program (Penn/Texas)

    I live outside of Philly. It is very expensive to live here! If you plan to rent in Philly, get ready for sticker shock. This is a very competitive market to get jobs in due to the proximity to South Jersey. You basically have all the new grads from the Philly area and South Jersey all competing for the same spots. Nursing schools here have to limit how many students they take because it is so hard to get clinical placements for them. I would trade shoes any day with you to not do winters here! Good Luck!
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    New Grad RN looking for a job out of state

    I just went through this. Make sure you have your licensing in order. If both states are part of the Compact then you are lucky. I had to get 2 separate licenses because my originating state is not part of the compact. Most hospitals have many start dates for their nurse residency programs so that should not be an issue. I would keep an eye on the various hospitals websites and start applying as soon as the positions are posted. The early bird gets the worm! I wound up getting an ED position and I am very excited! Good Luck!
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    What was your first job as a new graduate?

    I’m starting a new grad position in the ED at the end of the month! I’m sure I will learn a ton there.
  13. It is a shame that your state does not participate in quick results. Hang in there!
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    Failed my NCLEX twice :(

    I’m really sorry. Once you get your candidate bulletin, I would concentrate on the areas you were deficient in and practice some test taking strategies. Good Luck
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    That is great. Did you do the Pearson Vue Trick? Fingers crossed!
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    OP- Did you take your NCLEX yet?

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