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  1. Hey friends! So I start a residency program in less than 2 weeks and am just trying to get a decent idea of what I am going to be doing.. I know my first 2 weeks are general classes for the charting system and typical orientation classes.. I believe during the interview they mentioned ED specific classes, and then a good amount of time with a preceptor (a couple months at least). Past that I have no idea what to expect. My manager sent an email saying she will be in contact with me regarding my post- orientation schedule in the ED. I have also heard there are tests for residency? Any info is appreciated!
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    New grad needing experience?

    Hey friend, I have been an LPN in a radiation oncology clinic for 2 years, and got my RN license at the end of September, and just accepted a position in an emergency department which I start in 3 weeks. I am not sure what your location is, but in my area there are occasionally residencies offered in multiple different types of nursing. I applied to do ED because that has been my interest since starting school, but I saw OR, ICU, Med/Surg and a few other options open to. Maybe search for a residency on Indeed or other similar websites.
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    "Athletic" fit but professional scrubs?

    No any color is fine. I didn't think to include that thank you!
  4. Hey friends! So I am starting my first RN position in less than one month (Very excited!) and I am wanting to pick up some new and higher quality scrubs than I have worn as an LPN the last 2ish years. I have been sticking with the cheaper Cherokee scrubs just fyi. I will be in a residency program for an emergency department, and I was hoping to find some nice quality scrubs that are a little more "athletic" feeling, but I was aiming for something that still looked like "acceptable" hospital attire and not sweat pants. I'm a male too btw if that makes a difference. I run hot by default so anything that is breathable or wicking is a plus. Thank you so much!
  5. Great thank you! I started studying up on common ED meds that I found on here. That is definitely my weakness going in. Impostor syndrome about to set back in...
  6. Hey friends! So, I graduated RN school in August and have been working at the Radiation/Oncology office that I worked at since becoming an LPN 2 years ago. Just a bit of back history.. I completed my preceptorship in an ED, and I worked in a pediatric ED for 2 years as a CNA/Tech. I interviewed and was offered a position in a local ED and will be starting my residency the beginning of February. I know there are general classes, and then specialized department classes and eventually you are paired with a preceptor in your department for a couple of months and eventually work to being completely independent. All the while knocking out certifications.. Do you have any advice or tips that you wish you had known? I feel in general prepared and I adapt pretty easily to new situations and am overall excited to finally be an RN in an ED but just looking for any information that may not necessarily be as easily found online. I am working night shift as well, so any advice as far as nights go is also appreciated! I will be working (4) 10 hour shifts one week, and 3 the following. Once I am out of probation and positions open up I will be trying to switch to 12 hour shifts. Thanks!
  7. Both hospitals are in the same company so pay/benefits/training will all be the same. I may just apply to both and see what happens. Thank you for your response!
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    Does the level of trauma center matter?

    This is great information thank you. I am being careful of that. Both positions are open to new grads who had their preceptorship in an ED and offer a residency. I have only applied to one ED and was considering the 2nd. I am trying to find the number for their HR but for whatever reason it has been hard to find. Thanks again!
  9. Hey Friends! So I also posted this under Emergency Nursing. So I am a new RN currently employed where I worked for 2 years as an LPN in radiation oncology. I got my first choice of preceptorship back in August and was placed in an ED, and I am now applying to different local EDs to start my career as an RN. My question is: Does it make any difference on future job prospects whether you are trained in a level 2 trauma center vs a level 4? Both are with the same company, and offer a residency for new grads. So far I have only applied to the level 2 trauma center ED, but was thinking about applying to the level 4 as well just in case I am not picked for an interview with a level 4. My worry is if I luck out and get interviewed with both and they both magically like me, or if maybe the level 4 trauma center contacts me first prior to hearing from the level 2. Should I hold off on applying to the level 4 because the level 2 would look much better on a resume? Basically my future goals are all with emergency departments, but I will either be relocating after a couple years to a neighboring state, or possibly even travel nursing to EDs. The level 2 is in a shady area and would be higher stress due to the population in the area. The level 4 is in a rich area and it's obviously a smaller ED. Not that any of this matters because I want to go where the training will be better and what will look better. Thanks!
  10. Hey Friends! So I am a new RN currently employed where I worked for 2 years as an LPN in radiation oncology. I got my first choice of preceptorship back in August and was placed in an ED, and I am now applying to different local EDs to start my career as an RN. My question is: Does it make any difference on future job prospects whether you are trained in a level 2 trauma center vs a level 4? Both are with the same company, and offer a residency for new grads. So far I have only applied to the level 2 trauma center ED, but was thinking about applying to the level 4 as well just in case I am not picked for an interview with a level 4. My worry is if I luck out and get interviewed with both and they both magically like me, or if maybe the level 4 trauma center contacts me first prior to hearing from the level 2. Should I hold off on applying to the level 4 because the level 2 would look much better on a resume? Basically my future goals are all with emergency departments, but I will either be relocating after a couple years to a neighboring state, or possibly even travel nursing to EDs. The level 2 is in a shady area and would be higher stress due to the population in the area. The level 4 is in a rich area and it's obviously a smaller ED. Not that any of this matters because I want to go where the training will be better and what will look better. Thanks!
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    Brain sheet for ED?

    Fantastic thank you! I am well out of my preceptorship now, and an RN but I am now applying to EDs in my area so this will be helpful once I start! Thanks again!
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    Lower Columbia College LPN2RN?

    @Wonderwallflower Yes its all the last quarter. You do 2 weeks of labs on campus, then around 1 month of clinicals with some weeks being Mon-Wed and others Mon-Thurs. Preceptorship is 130 hours and depends on your preceptor's schedule. 2-4 weeks.
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    Brain sheet for ED?

    Fair enough, thanks Wuzzie and HarleyGrandma
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    Brain sheet for ED?

    Hey friends, I am in an LPN2RN program and my preceptorship is in an ED, and I was hoping to get a few of your "brain sheets" to either use or create my own based on them. By brain sheets I mean the sheets you basically write the patients info out on during report and and notes throughout the shift. Also, open for any tips and advice! The ED is what I am most interested in department wise so I am hoping having the ED down as my preceptorship experience will help when it comes to applying for ED jobs. Unfortunately my preceptorship experience is 1.5 hours away from home so no chance of working there. Thanks!
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    Lower Columbia College LPN2RN?

    It is 4 quarters. They have a few clinical locations but the majority of them are in Longview. A few students had a location in Everett, a few in Centralia, a few in Vancouver but most were in Longview. I personally had to commute from Tacoma everyday. Another 2 students from Yakima were also in my group. One just camped during the week, the other stayed with a relative.
  16. Hey everyone! So I am in the final quarter of my LPN-RN bridge, with 2 weeks of clinicals and ~4 weeks of preceptorship remaining. All the course work itself was online, and I worked full-time throughout the year. My problem is I am just not feeling smart AT ALL. During my LPN program (I have been an LPN for 2 years now) I was the top of my class and felt smart and somewhat confident. This time around I do not feel that way. The course load was pretty heavy so I studied when I could but basically for most of the class we were all just keeping our head above water. Now in clinicals I am commuting 3 hours round trip a day on top of 8-12 hour clinical/preceptor shifts without much time to really study for the NCLEX. Any tips or advice? We haven't taken our predictor test, but we took another similar exam and I scored in the low 90's for my probability to pass score. Just very low confidence this time around. We have access to Kaplan prep stuff, but I was considering Uworld since I used that for the LPN NCLEX and passed in the minimum questions. Any advice helps!
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