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  1. bridgfor428

    Will they even call me back?

    thanks a lot for your input. i will look into those options.
  2. bridgfor428

    Will they even call me back?

    also, as a follow up to my question, i am interested in knowing: 1. if there is a saturation of experience candidates for jobs in cali (bay area), and they don't want to bother with an out of state person as opposed to 2. if they have a more hard and fast, policy driven reason unique to california licensing requirements, etc., why they will not call back a candidate w/o an active cali license again, i'm just wondering bc as an out of stater, it is hard to get a ton of insight into the job market there, and it is asking a lot to pay $200 just to make oneself eligible for jobs if it's a total longshot to even get a callback. thanks again.
  3. bridgfor428

    Will they even call me back?

    Hi, I work on a specialty neurology floor out of state and I have found a couple of neuro rn jobs at california hospitals, jobs that i think i would get a call back on if i were currently in state or had a license. i live in a nursing compact state, and i'm more than happy to pay the fees to get a california license by endorsement, etc...if there's a reasonable chance of my getting a job there. my question is, will they even bother calling me back if they think i'm qualified but do not have a california address or a current california rn license? i know jobs are tight right now and h.r. people must be busy shredding lots of applications. if anyone has an honest, knowledgeable opinion, i would really appreciate it. thanks!
  4. hi, i can tell that the job market is pretty rough for new grads in nyc. i am wondering what it's like for someone with a little experience. i've been working 3 yrs on a med surg floor in a large hospital, i have a bsn, and a neurology nursing certification (cnrn), and acls. i looked into the nyc market in 2010 and it seemed pretty unpromising. what's it like now if you have some experience, is it getting any better? thanks!
  5. bridgfor428

    After 20 MONTHS of job search.....i give up.

    can anyone tell me what the nursing market is like in nyc right now for a nurse who is NOT a new grad? is it much better than for new grads? and is it much better than it was in the summer of 2010? i have 3 years of experience working med surg in a hospital, a bsn, and a neurology nurse specialty certification (cnrn). thanks!
  6. Hi, I see that the job market there is extremely tight for new graduates. Is the situation any better for nurses who are still new but have some experience, i.e. 1-2 years of RN experience? Also, by the way, how is the situation for such people specifically in San Francisco Thanks.
  7. bridgfor428

    Job Market/ICU Job Market

    thanks for your response. so was the market much better a couple of years ago?
  8. bridgfor428

    Job Market/ICU Job Market

    Hi, I am considering a move with my wife from out west to NYC. I have about 1.5 years RN (BSN) experience working in a step down unit at a large urban hospital. I know this is very broad, but since I don't know any RNs in NYC, I have a few ?s: 1. how is the job market there for RNs with a little experience, OVERALL? And are there certain boroughs, areas of burroughs, that seem to have more hiring opportunities from out of state people? 2. How about the same question, but applied to critical care/ICU? Like I said I've been a nurse on a step down for a while but have no actual ICU experience. Are there hospitals that are willing to train or is it the old catch-22? 3. Would the salaries for an RN w/ 1.5 years exp. be not much more than the starting salaries listed under the "name the hospital and the starting salary" post? 4. Do a lot of hospitals allow overtime, xtra shift bonuses/incentives to try to earn more than those salaries listed on the above mentioned post? I know this is a lot, thank you for any help you can provide! I am familiar with NYC but not at all with their nursing community. Thanks!
  9. bridgfor428

    Denver School of Nursing Accreditation Status

    that would be nice noodle, if that is the case. i don't see how the nlnac will change their acceditation process to fit the bon's desires. unless that would be the board's way of saying "if you can't get it done by 2010, you're out of luck." i might do what the previous poster mentioned and go to their nlnac's website and contact them.
  10. Does anyone have any recent information (within the past few months) regarding where DSN is in their NLN accreditation process, i.e., have they reached candidate status, or has anyone heard from administration or other students about when they are hoping to achieve their initial accreditation? 2009? 2010? Any knowledge would be greatly welcomed. Thanks!
  11. bridgfor428

    Looking for LPN school in Colorado

    bfrdncr41, i am not too sure what most of the students have done about health insurance, maybe someone else will answer this as i have a special situation regarding my insurance. however, i saw your question about denver health and i wanted to tell you that our students have had some luck with that hospital, as well as the other level i trauma centers. there is a student in our class who was selected for a paid internship in denver health's obervation icu which should probably lead to employment after graduation. as well, there is someone in our class who has gotten something similar at swedish medical center's icu, which is one of the other two level one trauma centers in the state. both of these people are undergraduates and they are already being offered possible or likely employment at these places after graduation. i don't know if denver health is considered the "premier" trauma center or not. i can tell that any time something newsworthy happens that involves trauma, they are usually taken either to denver health or st anthony's central (the 3rd level one center). as i said swedish is the third as far as i understand it.
  12. bridgfor428

    Looking for LPN school in Colorado

    cu's hospital does not hire dsn grads at present. cu says it is because dsn is not currently accredited (even though every other hospital in denver, including the level one trauma centers, hire our grads), but we have been told that it is a political issue, since some of the dsn administration were former administration members at cu who left when dsn opened.
  13. bridgfor428

    Looking for LPN school in Colorado

    for us we took both pediatric and obstetric in quarter 3 of 7. i heard they were considering revising the order of the rotations and classes, but i doubt they've changed peds yet, if they will at all.
  14. bridgfor428

    Hours per week?

    I wasn't implying in any way that there should be some cap on the amount of study time that an SRNA should have, or what would be acceptable for me. In fact, if I get into school, I look forward to handing the program a "blank check" on my time, because I'm really excited to do it. I am very interested in the discipline regardless of the answers I might receive on this thread. It's just that I have no idea what to expect and I was asking so that I might get a flavor of things, and be ready to prepare myself mentally for the challenge and the sacrifice--not to see what others things I can squeeze in, or how little I could do to cut it in a program. That said, thanks for your response. It sounds like you work extremely hard, and I agree with you, you have people's lives in your hands.
  15. bridgfor428

    Hours per week?

    Would any SRNAs tell me how much time you spend on an average week for: a) the primarily or entirely didactic semesters, and (b)the more heavily clinical semesters? How many hours outside of class per week do youv spend studying, preparing for clinicals, etc.? Thanks!
  16. bridgfor428

    Looking for LPN school in Colorado

    the instructors are not that way at all. in fact they are very down to earth and approachable (to varying degrees, like anywhere else) and most of them love to help students out and love students asking questions, discussing, etc... so don't worry about that.
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