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  1. Dublin37

    How do we do what we do?

    I've been a hospice nurse for five years, and what I often tell them when they ask, is, it is a privilege, to be part of such a sacred time. I cannot imagine anything more meaningful then easing someone's passing. To remove pain and fear. I often offer prayer. I remind the dying and family that death is painful, and it's okay to fall apart, cry, be angry. But know, we all have to die, and at least their loved one was (usually)at home, with those they love. I always speak of a "soft" passing, the hope that they are relaxed and at peace. Death is not ugly, or frightening. It should be peaceful and sometimes joyful.
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    Extreme anxiety

    Seroquel helped with two of mine :redpinkhe
  3. Dublin37

    just got an offer as a hospice nurse

    congrats! I'm a fairly new grad, and I LOVE the job. I agree with rose... compassion. Some nights you come home so drained, but you almost NEVER go home feeling that you didn't help someone in a very daunting part of their life. I did hospital nursing for a while and was always told that I spend too much time w the pt's. In this job, I can spend an hour, easy, with them. Welcome to the family. (I've been in hospice for almost 9 months)
  4. Dublin37

    What is your Hospice paying for mileage

    that's what we're getting too. I've often thought with all the gas jumps that it should go up to .65.
  5. Dublin37

    Life as a New Grad Sucks

    I LOVE this! Don't apologize! You even said you were venting. I am right there with you! One year after graduating and no work. Unless I want to do home health which my back is not up to. And quite frankly, it's a little too isolated. (yes I did give it a try). Eight years of school....for nada. (the eight years was part time, full time, and even a few semesters off when my sis passed away)
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    Are nursing grads still having a hard time finding jobs?

    I completely agree!
  7. Dublin37

    Are nursing grads still having a hard time finding jobs?

    in California, YUP. Bigtime, yup.
  8. Dublin37

    Living in total poverty I need a job

    I am so dang happy for you!!! :hug::dance:
  9. Dublin37

    Ad says 1yr experience. Can a new grad apply anyway?

    I always apply to RN I (zero to one yr exp) and RN II (one-two yrs exper). If they ask for 3 or more years I won't. The job I did have, briefly, was an RN II job listing.
  10. Dublin37

    Tough Times For New Grads In CA

    I applied to ALL positions, even up to level II (which in CA means 2 years experience). I applied to lg hospitals, small neighborhood hospitals, surgery centers, day, night positions, EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE within an hour's drive. Almost everyone I know who got positions were not jobs for new grads.
  11. Dublin37

    Job helps for us new grads!

    Well that is darned good to hear! Did you get a job offer too?? Would you mind sharing your cover letter, bc I think mine is lousy! (Of course you can blur or leave out vital info) thanks! Heather
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    Job helps for us new grads!

    It's a long story, but to put it briefly, I just wasn't up to their standards. This particular hospital is known for firing for that reason. It's just tougher there. I don't think you generally have to worry about it bc hospitals don't want to pay another nurse after training you (they have to pay two salaries, for one position! It's expensive! ), so they will almost always keep you. The hospital I was in was a VERY rich hospital. I hope that answers and reassures you! :)
  13. Dublin37

    Job helps for us new grads!

    yeah, if you are applying out of state, you can't do much. You can send a personal letter. That helped me in particular with the job I did get. And don't you upload your resume? The resume I upload has the watermark. If you are copy/pasting then you can't do anything about that. You could always show your resume to some of your nursing school teachers. Good luck!
  14. Dublin37

    Job helps for us new grads!

    YEAH! Like a watermark! I didn't know how to explain it!
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    Tough Times For New Grads In CA

    yeah, there are some, but at the last program I applied for, there were 20 new grad openings, with over 600 apps!