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  1. I never feel guilty for not working on my days off.
  2. How long can it take to hear back from an employer?

    The hospitals that hired me, all called me less than a week after me applying. Other took months before calling. One place called me about a position, in a different specialty than I applied for. Definitely follow up and show your continued interest.
  3. biggest mistake of my life

    ...And where in NY have you been applying?
  4. New York poised to require bachelor's degrees for RNs

    If NY can follow California and mandate safe nurse to patient ratios, then I'll be impressed. BSN as a mandated entry to practice? Many hospitals (in the City, at least) prefer a BSN prepared nurse anyway.
  5. New Bill Eases Work Visas for Foreign Nurses

    One of the 14 hospitals is in my state. When I was a New Grad, I called the hospital and expressed interest in applying. I was firmly turned away because they were not interested in hiring a New Grad.
  6. Mount Sinai Med. Center Orientation

    NurseFairy, how long was your hospital orientation before you started on the unit, and when you started orientation on your home, were they flexible the scheduling so that it did not interfere with your cuurrent job. Thank you in advance.
  7. I would start looking at the job postings of hospitals in NY, to get an idea of what is out there. You can also try getting in contact with nurse recruiters to get an idea of what they are looking for and when they want you to start appplying.
  8. Mount Sinai Med. Center Orientation

    How did you snag a job there? Did you apply online or in person?
  9. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!

    What do you mean I will "get used to it"? We shouldn't get used to working in unsafe working conditions. And you have a union??? I'm putting in for a transfer ASAP. You might be "used to it", but I deserve better.
  10. Hospital nurses - is it really that bad?

    Having Press Gainy and HCAHPS shoved down my throat every week doesn't exactly make my day.
  11. Why doesnt the NY BON update its site daily?

    They do not update their list of license info only twice a year. It's updated regularly. If you passed the NCLEX, your name and license number will show up in a few short days. My number showed up 2 days after I took the exam.

    I think Beth Isreal School of Nursing has a track where you can finish pre-reqs, but I'm not sure. Try there. Also, try visiting the NY Nursing Programs forum on this site to read about different programs in NY.

    Right now, you are trying to take pre-requisities. You can do this at CUNY while you research second degree nursing programs. You would just be consider 'pre-nursing'

    Where in NY are you? upstate NY? NYC? If you are in NYC, have your tried any of the CUNY colleges?
  15. Did you leave soon after your "One Year"?

    Update: I was successful at landing another job before my year was up. I'm now working 2 jobs. Bumping the thread up to read of other experiences.