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  1. i'm a recent grad - saying recent because i graduated a year ago but have been traveling around and just starting to look for a job. my future goal is either in diabetes educator or anaesthesia nursing.. however, either jobs require long years of experiences and hardcore specialization. i need stepping stones!! here's my dilemma i'm offered a couple jobs now. one's in inpatient cardiac unit and the other in inpatient nephrology unit.. however, from my experiences as a student nurse, i realized that i really don't like medical units!!! i really loved maternal-child and diabetes clinic!! before i was offered these jobs, i thought i would even consider emerg just to fast track myself in getting emersed in nursing world. learn many different things in short time possible. however, never thought of inpatient bedside nursing! however, considering all the perks the hospital's offering and from what i heard from my friends - that i can move to a different unit internally- i might consider taking one of those jobs. but then the thing is.... WHICH UNIT???? my only experience in medical floor was general medicine. not really specialized. so i'm not sure which one's more suitable for me. i'm nor really familiar with either one. i've been told cardiac's got more beds, 42 to 30, busier, fast turn-over. nephrology's smaller quieter less turn-over of patients. i like the 'busier' part of cardiac, however, i'm just slightly worried about my back. i'm diagnosed of disc herniation from one of my trips, and just concerned busier might mean more strenous work on my back?? but then, long-term staying patients might mean needs more direct and physical nursing care (i.e. positioning, toilette assist???)? which job do you think is harder on the back??? the manager who interviewed me mentioned that nephrology might be better since i had experience in diabetes clinic and that's where i wanna head in the future. however, i really can't stand all quiet work... i'd rather be busy and feel the time flies while i work... so thank you for reading my long long complaints... any suggestions and kind advices ladies and gentlemen??
  2. i'm a recent grad - saying recent because i graduated a year ago but have been traveling around and just starting to look for a job. my future goal is either in diabetes educator or anaesthesia nursing.. however, either jobs require long years of experiences and hardcore specialization. i need stepping stones!! here's my dilemma i'm offered a couple jobs now. one's in inpatient cardiac unit and the other in inpatient nephrology unit.. however, from my experiences as a student nurse, i realized that i really don't like medical units!!! i really loved maternal-child and diabetes clinic!! before i was offered these jobs, i thought i would even consider emerg just to fast track myself in getting emersed in nursing world. learn many different things in short time possible. however, never thought of inpatient bedside nursing! however, considering all the perks the hospital's offering and from what i heard from my friends - that i can move to a different unit internally- i might consider taking one of those jobs. but then the thing is.... WHICH UNIT???? my only experience in medical floor was general medicine. not really specialized. so i'm not sure which one's more suitable for me. i'm nor really familiar with either one. i've been told cardiac's got more beds, 42 to 30, busier, fast turn-over. nephrology's smaller quieter less turn-over of patients. i like the 'busier' part of cardiac, however, i'm just slightly worried about my back. i'm diagnosed of disc herniation from one of my trips, and just concerned busier might mean more strenous work on my back?? but then, long-term staying patients might mean needs more direct and physical nursing care (i.e. positioning, toilette assist???)? which job do you think is harder on the back??? the manager who interviewed me mentioned that nephrology might be better since i had experience in diabetes clinic and that's where i wanna head in the future. however, i really can't stand all quiet work... i'd rather be busy and feel the time flies while i work... so thank you for reading my long long complaints... any suggestions and kind advices ladies and gentlemen??
  3. oooh i just checked your stickies in canadian forum. you mentioned minnesota. so is it better to do it through mn than ny or tx?
  4. Thank you very much for your reply suzanne4. i am on my way to check your stickies but thought to ask you a few more specific questions (hope you don't mind) (also, apologizing if i'm asking you to repeat same answers to what you had posted in the past) 1. you mentioned that I write the NCLEX-RN exam and i had been thinking that that would be a good idea :) but what i really wanted to know was that i have to get the ATT, right? so, how do i get this ATT? is this where i have to choose the BON? also, as i mentioned in my previous msg that my final destination was TX, so do i have to go to TX BON or, as you mentioned in some other msgs, try NY BON? 2. so by the sound of it, the visa screening is done by CGFNS, correct? then does that mean that i have to do nclex-rn & cgfns, the test? (or am i completely getting the wrong idea in my head?) 3. now the thing that really really worried me from your reply was that i have to have a job offer when i cross the border. but then when should i start the job search? after the test? before the test? after i got the certificate? (this whole thing is really getting to technical for my liking TT) especially if i'm tryin to go to tx but was going through ny bon? also, do you recommend any ways that would help me to get a job offer? suzanne4 i really really really do appreciate your help and the time to respond to my questions. thanks a million. i hope you have a g'nite
  5. Hi all! I'm a new nursing grad and i need some of your expert advices (please~!) I graduated with a BScN, wrote the Canadian RN exam and just got a letter saying that i passed it (hooray~!!!) BUT! what really interests me is relocating to the states (especially to Texas, because that's where my boyfriend lives). That's where I am currently standing at the moment. The problem is "now what??" i heard bits and pieces of things about NAFTA visa, writing NCLEX or CGFNS, state boards and etc. etc... but they just don't make sense to me... Can anyone tell me what i should do next to get the ticket to us? (and after that first step???) oh, and also, although my final destination is TX i saw someone else's posting about it being easier to go through NY state board (which i couldn't really understand, unfotunately). so any information you kind nurses post for me would be really greatly associated. cheers
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