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    Pre-Employment Testing

    Not quite. I mean the competency exams.
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    Pre-Employment Testing

    I would like to apply to a few agencies in the South Florida Area. I have been off the floor for about 9 months. I am reviewing NCLEX materials. Any advice or study tips for the agency pre-employment testing? What topics should I focus on? I am a neuro-tele nurse.
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    Too many Applicants....

    You don't catch your own mistakes because when you proofread your own writing less than 24hours after you wrote it, you usually read what you think you wrote not what you actually wrote.
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    New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    This is the prevailing theme at my place of employment. Well, at least we have a job!!! This attitude drives me crazy and explains why nurses are at the bottom of the totem pole. I swear, even the maintanance man at my job can discipline nurses. Nursing was a second, well 3rd, career for me. I am most taken back about how nurses allow themselves to be mistreated. "Well, at least we have a job!!" So, what if the job is toxic and sucking the life out of you.
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    New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    Please try EAP. Speaking with a therapist can only help. If you aren't happy with the first person you speak with, try someone else. You don't have to struggle alone. Also, it makes me feel better when I use my employee benefits. As hard as you work, make them pay for something.
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    job expenses to expect?

    I don't have enough experience. But, if I make it through, I will definately consider it!
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    job expenses to expect?

    My expenses as an RN are not even worth mentioning when comparing them to my out of pocket expenses as a teacher. As a teacher, I spent a lot of money on supplies, incentives, cloths, food, etc for my students. As a nurse, I purchased a pencil bag, pens, sharpies, a pill crusher, a pill cutter, a Littman stethoscope, a pen light, a hemastat, bandage scissors... Probably less than $200. Some of this items I have had since nursing school. So, it is not like in the classroom where you are constantly replenishing supplies. Those trips to the Dollar Tree really added up. Scrubs are definately cheaper than professional attire and they are washable. As a side bar, I really miss teaching. For me, the grass is not greener on the other side.
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    New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    I could have written your post. I am having a very difficult time with my new career in nursing. I became so depressed. My unhappiness with my career choice was taking over my life. I think about work all the time. One Monday, I was scheduled off from work. However, I sobbed the entire day because I knew I had to go to work on Thursday. Eventually, I decided to call EAP, who connected me with a therapist who is great with work related stress and who has a lot of clients who are nurses. Although, I am still in agonizing hell, the sessions with her have helped me to deal with it and manage my emotions and regret.
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    Where is the caring and advocacy for ME when I really need it????

    I am sorry to hear about your sister and your unfortunate experience with your physician's office. Best wishes to you and your family!
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    Is Psych Nursing Easy?

    I greatly appreciate all of the info shared in this thread. I am a new grad nurse on a med/surg floor. I have a bachelor's in psych and I am excited about getting a year of med/surg experience and then tranfering into psych. I am considering eventually becoming a psych nurse practitioner. How can I find out what the job market is like for psych NPs in my area?
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    Merry Christmas from...

    Merry Christmas from Fort Lauderdale, FL, where we are celebrating Christmas in T shirts and shorts. It is a nice 77 degrees today.
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    What was your experince at Broward College nursing program ?

    Jam 911, I got an offer contingent upon passing the boards, which were scheduled 2 weeks after the interview. The nurse manager and assistant, who interviewed me didn't even ask about my license. HR made sure that all my paper work was in order (licence, certificates, BLS, ACLS, etc).
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    What was your experince at Broward College nursing program ?

    Jam911, I took my boards, passed with 75 questions. I got a job before I passed the boards and started working shortly after.
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    Broward College RN Program Winter Jan 2010

    You will need the test to get accepted. You could call admissions and ask how long the scores are valid for. So, you can take it well in advance.
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    What was your experince at Broward College nursing program ?

    Hi Bumblebee, Thanks for the well wishes. It's good to hear that you're doing well as well. Are you still at FIU for your BSN? I recently graduated from BC. I'm taking my boards at the end of this month. Any advice?? I'm also looking for a job. A few of my classmates were able to land jobs before they took their boards, but the job market is hell right now for new grads.
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    What was your experince at Broward College nursing program ?

    some sections in the chapters assigned include diseases not covered in this course. if it is not in the notes or lecture, you may not need to read it, but clarify it with her. for example, when you get to endocrine, you don't read thyroid or parathyroid b/c it is covered in cardio.