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  1. RN*06

    CCRN question

    Hi there -- I was wondering if there were any CCRN experts that could help me. I have studied well for this exam, but my 90 day window has passed (i already got my postcard, etc, but never scheduled an exam date.) I want to get a new 90 day scheduling period. i will pay the 100 dollars. but does anyone know if it takes a long time to get "assigned" that new period? I have taken a vacation from work to study for this exam, thinking that I would be able to take it in two weeks from now! Any information would be very helpful. Thanks!!!!!!
  2. RN*06

    Southern Tier Area

    Hey there -- I went to BU for nusing school.....did clinicals in lourdes and wilson the whole time and DEFINATELY enjoyed wilson. was actually going to stay up there a year to work on the step-down unit. People are lovely, high standards of medical care, really enjoyed myself. good luck and congrats on your new baby!
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    New Grad-RN just hired into PACU

    Thank you all for your advice and support. In regards to the ICU component.....the PACU floor I am working on is also an ICU (so they say). I have been here for 2 weeks and we get tons on A-lines and all types of monitors. If something is going downhill with a patient anywhere in the hospital, they come to the PACU since it is the highest level of critical care in this hospital. only time will tell how much critcal care there actually is!
  4. RN*06

    new grads in NYC

    well, i interviewed at sloan and was offered a position pending licensure. i also have three friends that had the same thing - two are starting on monday! NYP-Cornell I can't vouch for.
  5. RN*06

    new grads in NYC

    I call extremely cheap 550 a month for a decent and spacious 2 bedroom apartment (roomate paying the oher half). If you want a REAL idea for nyc prices, go to craigslist and look in the real estate area.
  6. RN*06

    new grads in NYC

    Hi there, Good luck finishing school and congrats on being so close to graduation! I just graduated in May, passed the boards in July, and will begin my first job on monday. I went on many, many interviews and i can tell you the highest for a new grad is about 70,000 and thats starting nights. Definately take your time looking around! Managers and HR constantly try to pain a positive picture for you and you need to be weary. Make sure there is lots of support for a NEW graduate since the nyc hospitals are so busy.
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    New Grad-RN just hired into PACU

    Thank you for the advice! I have a lot to learn before that time comes. Just coming out of school, it was hard to have no "goal" in sight academically. I guess its reality shock:) In fact it definately is heheh I'm very excited to start facing reality though- I start next Monday. thanks for the comments!
  8. RN*06

    How much do NY nurses make?

    In addition to that 38 percent question............ So, lets take sloans salary as an example which was posted earlier on this board. 62,000. After taxes, we would be taking home only 62 percent of this in cash every year? When you sign onto a hospital and they say benefits include health insurance, vision, dental, etc....I always thought this was a BENEFIT that you recieve on top of the salary, not a subtraction. Pension I know is a different story. Can someone please clarify this? approximately how much would a nurse on a "62,000" salary be taking home in a week, after tax. This is all so confusing to me....and living in nyc is very expensive:( its killing me! money is gone before I put it in my pocket...
  9. RN*06

    New Grad-RN just hired into PACU

    it's actually a certain amount of hours, such which usually takes within a year working full time. It just needs to be a certain amount of hours within 2 yrs. I was wrong about after the classes, big time - sorry bout that:) sea tracer, i haven't started yet! September 11th.... (great first day eh). i'll keep you posted!
  10. RN*06

    NYP- Cornell or Columbia??

    thank you o much for all this information.
  11. RN*06

    NYP- Cornell or Columbia??

    wow is right!!!!! LOL. I understand what you mean about the critical care - and the elective surgeries. However - not many city hospitals offer this at all!! and six months is a lot of support. nyforlove - good luck on your interview. the HR rep is a lovely woman. Sometimes when there is new management that is trying to make big improvements, this is an unfortunate step that needs to be taken. HSS is opening an entire new critical care unit so they have a lot of changes coming up. In terms of "Critical" patients.....anesthesia/post-op (especially osteo) is always serious! there is still much to be learned, especially for the new graduate. :)
  12. RN*06

    NYP- Cornell or Columbia??

    Talking about bar-mates......anyone looking for a roomate. I wasn't planning on living in the city, but now that i'm working as a secretary in columbia-pres (until i start nursing at HSS in september).....and commuting from brookyn....It's SO tiring! I literally spend four hours a day on the train or walking through sweaty tunnels. i grew up in new york so i should be used to it, but instead im just tired of it. i can't even imagine myself after a 12 hr shift! i started looking at 2 bedroom apt's. dont get me wrong, im used to living alone at this point. I wouldn't mind saving a grand a month, especially if you live with the right people. it could end up being a blast.
  13. RN*06

    NCSBN learningext.com

    hey - i think ncsbn's questions are equal to kaplan in critical thinking. they are definately upper level thinking questions and are a good indicator for how you will do on th nclex if you score above a 50. their rationale's are not good though....they dont tell you why wrong answers are wrong. kaplan is far superior in rationale, but ncsbn is great for the extra pratice. they cite ALL referenes from textbooks you have probably used in shchool (i recognised almost all of them). the content is also good. I am a big believer on the "Cap" of content you can study. If you do 3,000 questions from the right sources you are BOUND to start seeing questions again - I was told this in nursing school and found it true towards the end of my studying. choose reputable sources (in my opinion, KAPLAN, ncsbn, and saunders) and do questions!! when i did the ncsbn questions, i considered it yet another reputable "high level" soure to get some questions from:) good luck!!!!!
  14. RN*06

    question about NY BON

    i waited six days. What's so weird to me..........is that I now have 2 listings for my license number, even though I never requested a name change! They listed one with my middle name, as i requested on my license application, and another with just my middle initial since that was on my ID at the Pearson Vue center. good too see my name up there though:) i already have the number memorized hahah
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    New Grad-RN just hired into PACU

    Thanks for your comments - that is very comforting to hear. The extubating part is also bothering me the most! I just can't imagine being responsible for the possible complications of it.....The hospital offers an amzing orientation and that is what calms my fears. I will be in the classroom about 3 months before stepping foot on the floor. We have the option of taking the ccrn after all the classes, which I am hoping to do. Thanks again for the encouraging words:)
  16. RN*06

    Recommend Bassett In Cooperstown?

    Hi there -- don't know too much about Bassett but my final semester instructor (a wonderful woman who now works with FEMA and has national awards) worked there for 10 years (left 5 yrs ago to teach) and couldn't say enough good things about it. She was a manager. don't know if that helps

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