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caal19 BSN, EMT-B

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  1. caal19

    How far out is NCLEX-RN scheduling? May 2020 COVID

    There's like nothing in July anywhere except Norwalk, CT. Absolutely nothing in August anywhere. There were 2 other locations in northern CT I did not look at though. There was 1 location in Brooklyn that I saw had June 26. They go suuuuuper fast though so they're probably not available anymore. However, after checking the site MANY times, I managed to land a July date in NJ. It seems like they're constantly updating bc a bunch of June dates/times opened up as well. They were filled pretty quick, but the site was always changing/refreshing/updating. So if you dont get your first choice date/time/location, don't freak out like I did and just keep checking. I even emailed NCSBN and asked if they plan on opening up more sites/supplying more options. It seems like they're working on it. It depends on state regulations and availability of volunteers.
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    Am I on the right track?

    Great, thank you so much for the insight! I am so excited to start this career!
  3. caal19

    Am I on the right track?

    Thank you both so much for your support and input! I completely agree with both your points. I've heard many times that the ED can be too intense/too much for new grads. A community ED may be the perfect starting place to build my foundation before I advance. And it's always greener on the other side, right? I may not even get to work on the skills I think I will in a Level 1. Great point, thank you. So, for later down the road, is it necessary to have trauma experience to get hired at a Level 1? Or as long as I have any ED experience I should be a qualified candidate?
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    Am I on the right track?

    Hi All, I am a new grad, graduating in a few days. I have been lucky enough to have been offered a position in a community hospital ED's residency program. It sounds like a really great opportunity. However, they don't really receive many traumas and my end goal is to be an ED nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Will this limit me or help me in the future when I want to apply to a Level 1? Should I be going a different route first like Trauma ICU? Or am I on the right track to take this opportunity? Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi! I applied in February and was offered a position!
  6. caal19

    Hackensack Meridian Health Nurse Residency 2020

    I applied and received an email with a few questions asking about my interests. It said to reply to a different email with my answers, but I never heard back from the person. It's about to be 2 weeks since I've sent in my responses and a few days since I've sent a follow up.
  7. caal19

    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    Sorry, I'd like to make a correction here for anyone else depending on this info. I believe my first day of clinical did actually start Week 1. It's the health assessment lab that started Week 2. But just confirm with your instructors if you need.
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    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    Definitely complete that ASAP, it can take some time for your background check to come in and to get your bloodwork/titers done. However, don't freak out if you don't have it completed by orientation because they actually go over all the clinical clearance stuff at orientation lol I started the process about 3 weeks before orientation and had everything set by orientation, but they were like "if you haven't started this process, get on it RIGHT NOW" and I was like who in the Type B personality hasn't started this?!?!?! Their presentation was very organized and thorough. So if you have any questions, they will be answered. But don't wait, because they will be waiting on you to hand in everything before making the clinical groups and everyone wants their clinical group assignments ASAP. It sounds like they kind of chase you down if they haven't gotten anything from you too. So as long as you've submitted everything you could and are just waiting to hear back on results, don't worry too much about it.
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    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    Clinical starts Week 2, but you won't actually get to the hospital until like Week 9. It's all classroom stuff for the first 7ish weeks. You don't have to wear your uniforms for the classroom stuff unless it's a Skills Test Out day.
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    Day shifts for a new nurse

    Hi there, What is the likelihood that I'll be able to start off on day shift as a new nurse? I haven't worked night shifts (as a PCT), but I think it would really exacerbate my depression if I were to work nights. I'm a little scared to try night shift because of this, even though there's a chance I might like it better. I feel like I need daylight, especially if I'm planning to move to a new place. Nature is my place of comfort so I like to busy myself with outdoor activities. I'm still new in my ABSN program, but I'm already thinking about what I want to do after graduation. It's possible I could just stay with the hospital I work as a PCT for now, but I am also itching for somewhere new. Thanks in advance!
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    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    The only thing that could really suck is worrying about getting to clinical on time. And if you get a clinical location very far away, like down south, it'll suck. If you want housing options, feel free to DM me about that too. @eam13008
  12. caal19

    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    I'll DM you. Anyone else who would like to know or has questions for me, feel free to DM me
  13. caal19

    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    DMed you regarding your questions.
  14. caal19

    Rutgers University Spring 2019 ABSN

    I don't think they would look at them. During my application process I thought I read somewhere that said not to send them in because they will not look at them. And if this is the case, it may be frowned upon if you send them in anyway because it shows you've disregarded what they've said not to do. If you need to explain anything, include it in your personal statement.
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    Rutgers ABSN Summer 2019

    Some students are still trying to work full time. It's really difficult. And in level 1 you only have 1 clinical day. Level 2 is supposedly not bad, but level 3 is probably the most difficult and contains 3 clinical days. So odds are you will have a weekend clinical.
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