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Medical Assistant '08, Nursing Student '09, Registered Nurse '11, BSN Student '11

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    SD New Grads: Jobs Available!!!

    Hey Panda, First of all, congrats on getting an interview and good luck. The interview process was actually really simple, especially compared to the rigorous sharp and scripps interviews. You will meet with the unit managers, just the two, and they are nice. It's just the basic questions such as strongest and weakest qualities. By the end of the interview, she pretty much told me I had the job and sure enough, the next morning HR called me. Take a deep breath, be confident and act professional. Don't forget to ask them questions too. It is an interview on both ends. Good luck again!
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    SDSU Fall 2012 admission hopefuls

    I'm eavesdropping on this thread and I noticed your question. I'm in the RN to BSN transition program at SDSU and just finished my international experience. During Spring, there are more opportunities and you travel during your spring break. The countries to choose from are Mexico (Border Towns), Switzerland, China, and Costa Rica. Some people went over winter break to India and are just taking the class over the spring semester. This summer I think Thailand is being offered but it is a longer trip. I also think there is another Mexico being offered in the fall semester. I wish the trip was more health related, especially since it is a health and human services class, but we did nothing nursing related which was disappointing. OH and to answer your other question, yes students get to choose which country they want, but spots fill up fast. I had to crash the course, but after a couple weeks, Mexico had a lot of openings. Also, you have to pay an extra course fee (for example, Mexico was $800) for the class and for airfare (No airfare for Mexico, obviously). Meals and accommodations are provided.
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    C-Diff, and isolation precautions

    Anyone with a history gets put on isolation as rule out and they get swabbed. If the swab comes back negative, then the isolation can come down. Also, C-diff is a monster. I would rather keep all my patients safe and isolate.
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    Resume Questions!

    Why is it AAS? Mine is similar except that: Name of School Bachelor of Science in Nursing Anticipated May 2013 Name of School Associate of Science in Nursing May 2011 I left my clinical experience out as employers don't view that as true employment since every school requires it. I did use my preceptorship, though.
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    Scripps New Grad 2012

    https://allnurses.com/california-nurses/scripps-new-grad-638445.html It's been posted in the California Nurses thread. You'll find that thread helpful.
  6. Yeah, my status changed from Active to Hired.
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    Central line dressing changes

    You change the central line drsg q3days? I have only been to hospitals where it was policy to change q7days unless soiled, bloody, etc... Could changing it so often have something to do with it? That could put them at higher risk for infection. I don't know, just my 2 cents.
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    SD New Grads: Jobs Available!!!

    Oh no don't get me wrong, I am super happy about it! I never thought I could get a job one month after taking the NCLEX. I'm glad there are still hospitals in San Diego willing to give us a chance! I think new grads make great nurses. We are fresh out of school, easy to mold, and passionate about working. Rollie, will you be on days or nights? And Lotus, you are correct are Paradise Valley. They are under Prime as well. The class that graduated the year before me got jobs at Paradise.
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    SD New Grads: Jobs Available!!!

    Are you starting on the 4th? Looks like we will be co-workers :) I am wondering why they are hiring so many new grads.
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    SD New Grads: Jobs Available!!!

    I just had an interview with Alvarado today. My first RN interview, so I was pretty nervous. I hope I got it! By the way, I don't mean to burst anyone's bubble, but I know Fresenius and DaVita want 1 year experience minimum. I know a manager at Fresenius and it's just apart of their policy.
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    My lament....my turn

    Oh yes sounds very familiar. I have been feeling pretty down myself because I am running out of ideas of where to apply. Do you happen to live in CA? I think I am in the worst state for new grad programs. I wish us both luck and maybe sometime soon someone will give us a chance.
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    Feels like a slap in the face...

    WOW! Are you me? I worked at a hospital for over a year and I thought the least I would get is an interview. They did not even give me the pre-screen phone interview. I was completely disheartened and disappointed. I worked there for the experience and I love the hospital I work for, but I feel betrayed that they did not even give me a chance to speak for myself. It also made me angry that the new hire in my department who had only worked there for two weeks received an interview and I did not. Can you sense my bitterness? Anyway, clarify with your hospital to see if you can continue to work as a CNA while looking for other RN jobs. I know I am able to and no pay raise for me. Keep your head up and look forward. I was pretty down for a little while, but now I believe that I will get through this and I was meant to be somewhere else.
  13. Hello All, Congrats on getting in to City. It has been a long road, I know. I am a recent graduate from their program. To answer the previous question, most of my class is planning on returning to school for their BSN. During the fourth semester, this was stressed because of how the job market, especially San Diego, is today. Clinicals can be anywhere from all the Scripps, Kaiser, Paradise Valley, Balboa Naval, Rady's, UCSD and nursing homes. We did not really have many clinicals at any of the Sharps. Some people were able to do their preceptorship there, but it was very few. You can get an internship, but you have to apply to the hospital as well as sign up for the internship class. Some of my classmates did it and I think they only had to do one 12 hour shift a week. I wish I did it, but I had to work. Get all the experience you can right now. Good luck and always tell yourself that you can do it!
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    CA BRN.. How long should i wait? Pls help

    The same thing is going on with me and my classmates. Our school didn't send the BRN our transcripts until this past Monday, I took the NCLEX Tuesday and now I have found out that the CA BRN can take up to two weeks to process our transcripts and then they will give us our licenses.
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    Oh no I have not interviewed yet. I just was hoping to get an interview. On the PCU application, it says referred to hiring department.