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    Post Master's certifications

    Hi, I'm thinking about doing Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP and wondering if I could get an acute care certification post master's? I'm going to Chamberlain and wondering if post acute care certifications programs would accept Chamberlain credits etc. What post master's schools offer acute care certification? Thank you.
  2. Wow! Thank you so much for a detailed list of information that will help me a lot in the FNP program. I feel 100% more motivated to get through this.:-)
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    Experience required or preferred

    My luck, they will call right away😂. Seriously, I think I’m so nervous. I don’t do well with interviews. I’m going over possible interview questions. I’m nervous they will call for interview & not ready yet. Sorry, my interview anxiety is probably going to ruin my career😩😭. I’m gonna apply Mon & try to get through interview questions as quickly as possible. I forget stuff when nervous. I’m confident when I’m on floor🤷‍♀️
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    Experience required or preferred

    Thank you, I will try to apply to hospitals first. It’s going to take me 1-2 weeks to prepare though. I didn’t interview for last position & haven’t interviewed for over 5 years....argh. As stupid as it sounds, I have bad anxiety with interviews. 😞
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    Experience required or preferred

    I have experience working as a Medical Surgical nurse. I worked from 2015-2017 as a MS nurse, left for two years, and went back to same hospital and worked a few months in PCU in 2020. This hospital was not a good fit. I tried this hospital again for the second time because I didn't learn my lesson from the first time (hospital was not good fit at all; no training and not supportive) so I left again. I haven't worked since Aug 2020. I looked at various job postings but they want recent experience, or new grads. It is hard to find a hospital willing to train especially if not a new grad and if been off floor too long. I have heard others tell me to work in SNF, home care, or any other nursing job outside of hospital. I feel like this will not give me the acute care experience that I truly want. I worked at SNF before and was not happy working in this area either. I’m not sure what to do at this point, but I miss working in the hospital even though I didn’t like area I was working in. I know that I will be happy working in a different hospital and unit. I don’t like walkie talkies. I like seeing people that are really sick and seeing them get better. I'm not sure what to do. I tried to look for an RN refresher but that is not an option because of Covid. Right now I'm taking MSN classes because I feel like I need to do something that will help me reach my future goals. What can I do in order to return to bedside nursing?
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    Need help finding my way back

    Hi, I have a question if I should shadow for PCU or ICU before applying, or if I can even apply in any of these areas and if I should wait to apply because I may move. I have experience working as a Medical Surgical nurse. I worked from 2015-2017 as a MS nurse, left for two years, and went back to same hospital and worked a few months in PCU in 2020. This hospital was not a good fit. I tried this hospital again for the second time because I didn't learn my lesson from the first time (hospital was not good fit at all; no training and not supportive) I'm currently not working and taking MSN courses because I do want to pursue NP after I get more experience working at hospital. I figured it doesn't hurt to take the MSN core courses while looking for a job. Don’t worry, I can put classes on hold for as long as I want before going through an NP specialty track. I thought about applying to the MS area again, but I am not happy with that area. I would like to try PCU again, but not without the right training and support, but not sure if hospital will do this since I’m not a new grad. I also would like to shadow a nurse in the ICU if possible. Can I do this without working in the hospital? I run into same problem here as well. It is hard to find a hospital willing to train especially if not a new grad and if been off floor too long. I have heard others tell me to work in SNF, home care, or any other nursing job outside of hospital. I feel like this will not give me the acute care experience that I truly want. I worked at SNF before and was not happy working in this area either. I’m not sure what to do at this point, but I miss working in the hospital even though I didn’t like area I was working in. I know that I will be happy working in a different hospital and unit. I don’t like walkie talkies. I like seeing people that are really sick and seeing them get better. I’ve been off the floor since Aug of 2020 and feel like I’m losing my skills. The MSN program is teaching me how write really good papers but not helping me keep my floor nursing skills up. Another frustrating part of my bumpy career journey is that my husband will be retiring at an early age and wants to travel to AZ after we get vaccinated for covid. Well, we are going to look around for a place to rent for a year and look at moving there during Winter months. Yea, this complicates things even more. I can’t seem to plan out my career goals without figuring out these issues. I’m hoping someone can give me some ideas etc. to help me move forward.
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    interview at amita health

    Hi, I'm applying to Amita Health in Hinsdale IL, and wondering if anyone works there and how they like working for this facility? Also, how is the interview process? What questions did they ask? I'm so nervous but I can't hide at home forever:/
  8. Yea, I totally agree. The interview process is a job in itself. I went to school and successfully passed. Obtaining a BSN was not easy! I really wish nursing schools would offer a nursing interview course and help nurses be more confident in interviews. I went to career center and they didn't know what type of interview questions to ask me that were related to nursing. Frustrating. Now, I'm sitting her writing out interview questions and I don't have anyone in management position that can help me with mock interviews. ARgh!
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    Applying at Elmhurst Hospital

    I checked out glassdoor, and had a few interview questions. I need to find someone to help with mock interview help. I don't know anyone in management that would be able to help
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    FNP vs AGAC-NP

    I like the idea of doing FNP/ACNP. I'm going to find out if I can do this at my school. Thank you!
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    FNP vs AGAC-NP

    What school are you going to that does the duel FNP & ACNP?
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    Stuck

    Hi, thanks for your advice. I love the fast pace of acute care setting because I’m an adrenaline junkie...LOL. I hated it when I worked in SNF. The nurse to patient ratio was awful. I had 25-30 patients and most SNF are like this. I will look for retail clinic though & MS positions.
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    Online ECG class

    Hi, I'm looking for an online course that not only teaches via videos etc but one that has an actual teacher that can answers questions and help me understand whatever content I am not grasping. Does anyone know of a program like this?
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    Stuck

    I live in IL. I need good vibes coming my way. I really want to succeed and enjoy the place I work at. I'm passionate about nursing and love the science along with helping others.
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    Best BSN to MSN/FNP program in IL

    OK, thank you! That information helped me to make my decision.
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    Best BSN to MSN/FNP program in IL

    What are the admission requirements for Saint Xavier?