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  1. Hello IIg, 

    I completely agree that people come on here asking questions but don't appreciate straightforward answers! Sometimes the most truthful answers don't make you feel good and I acknowledge that. 

    Here is an updated version of the Cover Letter that I have been working on. Thanks again for your help

    ReviewCL (2).pdf

    1. llg

      llg, PhD, RN

      Unable to open your attachment.   I suggest posting it (hiding any identifying information) to get comments and further suggestions.

      Good luck!

      llg

    2. _ember2nursing_

      _ember2nursing_

      Okay, will do! 

  2. Hi everyone, Like many New Grads, I am applying to New Grad Residency programs to get into my desired unit (NICU). I had a couple questions, and was also wondering if I could email/message my resume and cover letter for people to look over and hopefully give me advice on how to enhance it so I stand out from the crowd. On to my dilemma. I recently started a private duty job with a pediatric patient. I have received training on vents, trachs, gtubes, etc. Also, I have had hands on experience with these devices with the child I'm caring for. It is 2 days a week at night and I have always been honest with my employer and family that I am actively looking for a full time position in a hospital. I really love the position, and want to keep it with a full time job, but I realize with orientations/preceptorship that I would probably on another person's schedule. I don't want to take myself out of the running by stating that I am not available to work those nights. Should I put this on my resume or leave it off? Putting it on will show that I have experience with these devices and the pediatric population, but I don't want them to think that I am quickly dropping this family or that I am not as available as other applicants. What should I do?
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    ONLINE ENDORSEMENT TIME FRAME

    Hello! I recently did an endorsement application in Illinois and I got my permanent license in 3 weeks. From what I hear, I am an anomaly. You will receive your official license, as well as your temp license, from this process.
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    Should I email the Unit Director?

    Hi all, Recently, I went to a career fair and met with the unit director of the unit I want to work in. She gave me her email address, and after the fair I sent her a thank you email for talking to me. A job post for the unit I want just popped up and I applied. My question is, is it appropriate to email the unit director that I applied for this position? If it is, how should I go about it? Thanks!
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    Illinois License by Endorsement

    Has anyone here gotten a license by endorsement in Illinois? If you did, how long did it take for the license to be verified? Also, if you got a temporary license, how long did it take to get it? I heard Illinois has a reputation on sending temporary permits late. Thanks
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    Scary commute for work?

    From my experience, long commutes can quickly get exhausting and lead to burnout before you even get to work. I live up north and worked nights. It was a disaster during winter. As someone previously stated, you will probably arrive to work closer to 6-630pm and not leave until about 730am or later. So on top of a 13-14 hr shift, this is rush hour and prime time for accidents etc. My normal commute was 1 hr, but there were few times working nights that I made it under 2 hrs. So that was 4 hours lost on consecutive shifts during SUMMER only. Days are different, and you will probably have slightly better luck with traffic. Not to scare you, as we are different and you could handle the commute just fine, but I agree with others to either rent a place closer for your shifts or find something where the commute is a little easier, for sanity and some sleep lol.
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    Lurie Children's Hospital RN Internship - August 2019

    Congrats to everyone who got an interview/position! Would anyone please be able to send me the information to contact HR? I have a few questions that aren't answered through the website. Thanks!
  8. _ember2nursing_

    Compact Help!

    I appreciate the replies to my topic. I definitely have a lot to think about. For now, I will probably just keep the single-state and wait until I move back down to update it. Thank you
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    Compact Help!

    Hello! I am wondering if anyone can give me additional information on how to apply for a multi-state license. Currently, I am licensed in the state of Florida (a compact state) but my permanent state of residence is in Illinois (a non-compact state). Since I went to school in Florida, my advisor and I determined that it would be easier to obtain a Florida license and obtain an Illinois license through endorsement. Most of my time in Florida was spent in different dorms, so I kept my drivers license, W2s, voters registration, and tax returns registered to my Illinois address. Therefore, my license in Florida is single state. I am hoping to now apply for a multi-state update. This is where most of my questions come in. Recently a family member has moved to Florida and I am considering changing my drivers license address to theirs while still residing in Illinois. It is my mindset that since I already have the Florida license, it would be beneficial to apply for multi-state licensure because I do want to do travel nursing in the future. Has anyone been in a similar situation, or has tips to get this update? At time of license renewal, will I have to show my address and proof of residency again? My family might consider moving to a new state, so it would be discouraging losing the compact capabilities at renewal time. Has anyone submitted fingerprints from out of state to a Florida Livescan facility? Thank you for any information you can give!
  10. _ember2nursing_

    Compact Help!

    Hello! I am wondering if anyone can give me additional information on how to apply for a multi-state license. Currently, I am licensed in the state of Florida (a compact state) but my permanent state of residence is in Illinois (a non-compact state). Since I went to school in Florida, my advisor and I determined that it would be easier to obtain a Florida license and obtain an Illinois license through endorsement. Most of my time in Florida was spent in different dorms, so I kept my drivers license, W2s, voters registration, and tax returns registered to my Illinois address. Therefore, my license in Florida is single state. I am hoping to now apply for a multi-state update. This is where most of my questions come in. Recently a family member has moved to Florida and I am considering changing my drivers license address to theirs while still residing in Illinois. It is my mindset that since I already have the Florida license, it would be beneficial to apply for multi-state licensure because I do want to do travel nursing in the future. Has anyone been in a similar situation, or has tips to get this update? At time of license renewal, will I have to show my address and proof of residency again? My family might consider moving to a new state, so it would be discouraging losing the compact capabilities at renewal time. Has anyone submitted fingerprints from out of state to a Florida Livescan facility? Thank you for any information you can give!
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