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    Technical difficulties - not charting

    Thanks everyone for confirming what I suspected. This is a small, newer company and this is not the only issue I've worried about. I emailed the supervisor about the legalities of this and she ended up saying we can type a narrative but when the computer glitch is fixed we will have to go back and enter our charting properly. I've decided to just muddle my way through and complete the charting here and there, however long it takes, to get it done right.
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    Technical difficulties - not charting

    I am so worried about this. I've tried to find the rules/regs on the Arizona BON to show my supervisor but am unable to locate it.
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    Technical difficulties - not charting

    Long time since I've posted here! Where I work the computer system is having issues and we are unable to chart our regular visits. I was typing up a complete assessment and pasting it into a prn visit narrative section. My supervisor is telling me not to do that. They will not allow paper charting to be scanned in either. We are supposed to hold off on charting until this issue is fixed. I have spoken to IT and they are clueless as to why the system is having issues so I do not foresee this being fixed anytime soon. My question - what are the legalities of not charting in a timely manner? How long is too long to go without charting? I am not really able to find answers by google searches. Any suggestions on how I should handle this? I am very nervous about going longer than 24 hours without documenting.
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    Chamberlain FNP Program

    Same here - let's keep in touch!
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    Chamberlain College of Nursing-FNP...accepted!!!

    I am also scheduled to begin Chamberlain's FNP program Mar 3. They were still finalizing everything Friday so I have no log in info or anything really! I wanted to start familiarizing myself with the website this weekend. Oh well, I'll just roll with it!
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    Apollo College myths

    sure - go ahead and send me a message
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    Apollo College myths

    Thought I'd pop in you all know that I graduated from Carrington in Nov, passed the nclex with no problem, and got 12 interviews during the 4 months I was on the job hunt. I ended up being hired at a local hospital - one where I had no connections and didn't do clinicals at. Going to Carrington vs the CC or university route didn't hurt me one bit. I had one interviewer tell me they didn't care about degrees - it was all about the person during the interview. I thought it was a good, solid nursing program that prepares students well for nclex. Clinicals were a little weak as far as the hospital we were at, fundamentals clinicals we didn't get to experience as much as I'd have liked, but they have a new hospital contract and got rid of the instructor that hindered our fundamentals clinicals.
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    Got a job...finally

    PM me your email address and I will email you a template cover letter/resume with my suggestions of what to fill in.
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    Got a job...finally

    Chillceb - do you already have a resume and cover letter? Send me a pm and I'll take a look at it over pm/email.
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    Got a job...finally

    mnforever: I had a panel interview at a hospital and while waiting for the other interviewers to show up I chit-chatted with the one interviewer there. She told me they didn't care about the degree, it will be all about how well I sell myself. I know not all hospitals will view it that way, but just goes to show how far personality/enthusiasm can go.
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    Got a job...finally

    You can search this forum for "interview questions" "behavioral questions" "scenario questions" One of those will lead you to the right threads. Here's the link for the Johns Hopkins guide. There's also a mayo clinic one but I can't locate it http://www.son.jhmi.edu/resources/career/center/documents/interview_guide.pdf Good luck! It seems like there has been more hiring activity in the past month, where I'm at anyway. I'm in AZ
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    Got a job...finally

    What a great thing to say, LunahRN :)
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    Got a job...finally

    Thanks for the congrats! Good luck Scibruin on the job Monday! It's exciting, isn't it!!
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    First interview after eight months

    I would take the time to prepare thoroughly rather than "if it's meant to be" approach. If you search on allnurses (or google) you can find the mayo clinic or Johns hopkins interview guide. It will tell you possible scenario questions. Write your patient situations down so that you know them well. Nothing worse than being asked a questions and drawing a blank "Uh, I can't remember a situation like that." Re nerves - remember your mental health training: Having a mild level of anxiety is a good thing and will help you be more alert! What did you mean about a board suspension?
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    Got a job...finally

    I had a total of 12 interviews and 5 offers. I accepted the offer into a great local hospital new grad program. (I turned down other jobs along the way because of a lack of orientation). In my area, like almost everywhere else, the hospitals are not hiring new grads. We had one new grad program come up that I've found since I've been looking (6 months) and I did not get selected for it. I wanted to tell you all about how I got into this new grad program, though I'm not exactly sure myself! This hospital did not advertise the program. But I apply for anything and everything that doesn't firmly require 1 year experience. If they say 1 year preferred, I apply and that is what happened with this job. When I look on their website at the jobs I applied for, 7-8 positions, each one says Not Selected next to it. Yet they called me to interview for their new grad program! At the same time I was also offered a job on the rehab floor of a LTC facility. It actually seemed like a pretty good place to work, 5 weeks orientation and great salary but of course I turned it down for the new grad program. I was getting so discouraged about doing online apps, but apparently that is how they noticed me. I know that my resume and cover letter are strong. I don't have any healthcare experience but I tied in my past experience with nursing, i.e. time management, prioritization. My cover letter conveys my passion for nursing and excellence in patient care with my own mission statement. I went into that interview with the goal of selling myself. I did my research about the hospital (and wove comments about their history into the conversation) and had answers for all the possible scenario questions (from Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic guides I found out about from this site). I made sure to let them know I am positive, supportive, and excited about the opportunity. I also get all sorts of job leads on my twitter feed and get daily updates from careerbuilder for my area. I apply right away, which is part of why I think I got so many callbacks. I mailed my cover letter and resume to 28 subacute/rehab places in my area and got 4 calls/2 interviews from that. Anyway, I wanted to let you all know that one of these online apps may be your golden ticket. You just never know. I have been out of school for 4 months and let me tell you, I was in absolute despair about the situation. If nothing would have come through, I was going to start applying at doctors' offices. Thanks everyone for contributing to this website. It has helped me all along this journey and will continue to for many years I am sure.
  16. My guess would be hospice, based on the fact that where I live new grads can get hired into nursing homes fairly easily but not hospice. I've spoken to hospice facilities and they are adamant about 6-month/1-year experience.