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  1. Rolling basis. Some people app is already "under consideration". I applied for ICU & Tele, but was "not under consideration" for ICU. I'm still waiting for Tele unit response; It still says "under review".
  2. I have only applied to USC RN New Grad Program so far. Keep hope alive. 😉
  3. I attached all files under resume. It allows up to 5 MB to upload if I'm not mistaken. However, I made sure it displayed the right titles, I.e...Resume', Unofficial transcripts, Recommendation letter, Personal statement etc. I hope this helps 😉
  4. Hi all, I am trying to make sure there is a thread for this Fall application period. May 31- June 8. Who else applied? Was the link easy to find? How do you feel? Was you able to attach everything? For me, I filled out both ICU & Tele application to be sure. I am skeptical of how this process going to turn out. Furthermore, I did in fact had trouble finding the site. I am hopeful for an interview. Good luck guys!
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    Starting Salary.

    Wow I thought RN's get paid over 30/hr starting off no matter where you work,so I'm greatful in getting this info. In LA county,CALIFORNIA I'm getting paid 19/hr starting off as a LVN but I have a friend who started off @ 21/hr My question is if or when I have a year experience or more as an lvn would that count for experience as a nurse to get a job as an RN grad not to get paid as an entry-level RN nurse?
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    Fear of the unknown

    Oh my god!!! I just completed my two day orientation thursday from 3-11 pm and 7-3 pm. THURSDAY, when i got there at 0230 pm, i checked in with the front desk admission lady, then her assistant gave me lots of paperwork to fill out and after that,the admission lady took me to an charge nurse and she refused to help me by shaking her head as if she didn't want to be bothered with me/help me when she introduced us, so the admission lady whispered to a cna to tell her to take me to xxxxxx charge nurse. (yes, im very observant i watch everything any little thing)....LOL. when we approach the other charge nurse's station she seemed surprised at first that she would be orientating and i seen her take a deep breath. But, after that the vibe i got from her was a good one she did her best to help a newbie out with everything she thought she came across. I wrote down the time i got to the station which was about 0315 and wrote down everything she did or what i observed so that i can get a feel on how i can delegate my own task and kind of work at a steady pace as her. I wrote down stuff LIKE: GET REPORT CHECK ALL ROOMS TO SEE/VEIW RESIDENT STATUS EX: SWEATING, COLD, WEAK, FEVER,ETC. MED CHECK AT 0318 PM AND HOW WAS THE MEDS COUTED W/TWO PEOPLE THE ONCOMING NURSE/GOING NURSE AND WHERE TO SIGN OUT AT AND IN WHAT KIND OF BOOK WHICH IS IN THE MAR MEDICATION ADMINITRATION RECORDS (BLACK) JIANT BOOK ENTERAL FLOW SHEET (BOOK) WHERE IS AT AND WHEN TO CHART IN IT GET DIABETIC MEDs FROM MED ROOM (RED KEY,TO THE MED RM) LOCK IT BACK WHEN COMIN OUT FILL WATER AND JUICE JUG UP FOR RESIDENT'S MEDs AND GET APPLE JUICE TOO. MAR (GET IT ) CHECK THE INSULIN PLASTIC WHITE BOTTLE THAT SAID(70/70 XXXX INSULIN IT HAS A METAL CHIP THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE OUT AND PUT INTO THE ACCU CHECK DEVICE/MACHINE OR WHATEVER...TO MATCH THE BOTTLE...CODE THEN WE HIT THE FLOOR AND DID DIABETICS FIRST BECAUSE THEY ARE PRIORITY SHE SAID AND I AGREE, I WROTE DOWN EVERYTHING WE DID WITH THOSE RESIDENTS INCLUDING WHO LIKE JUICE WITH THE MEDS/ WHO DOESN'T WE THEN CONTINUED ROUNDS TO GIVE MEDS TO OTHER RESIDENTS, I OBSERVE AGAIN WHO LIKE JUICE OR WATER WITH THEY'RE MEDS AND WHO COMES TO THE CART FOR THEY'RE MEDS ,WHO REFUSES MEDS, WHO NEED THEY'RE MED CRUSH AND YES OF COURSE I STILL NEED TO GET TO KNOW ALL THE RESIDENTS BEFORE I KNOW WHATS REALLY GOING ON,BUT YES I JOTTED IT ALL DOWN. I WROTE ALL DAY UNTIL I LEFT AT ABOUT 1200 SOMETHING ON MY OWN WILL JUST TO SEE/GET MORE INFO.AND I DID ,PAPERWORK I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT LIKE: THE MEDICAID PAPER TO FILL OUT THE SUMMARY WEEKLY PROGRESS PAPER THE PROGRESS REPORT SHEET THE DIETICIAN ORDER /UPDATE FORM THE ANTIBIOTICS PROGRESS PAPERWORK SHEET TO FILL OUT THE ADMISSION PAPERWORK SHEET TO FILLOUT IF THEY'RE IN NEED TO BE A CHANGE OR ORDER NEEDED ETC.CALL THE MD OF COURSE SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT I WAS AN SURVEYER .....LOL ALL THE COLOR CODES AND THAT IS SOME OF THE STUFF I WROTE DOWN. AT THE END OF THE SHIFT I GOT TO MEET THE ON COMING NURSE AND SHE SO OUT SPOKEN/ASSERTIVE I LEARN A LOT FROM HER IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, SHE EVEN TOLD THE NURSE THAT WAS ORIENTATING ME TO FINISH UP HER CHARTING AND THAT (ME) I'LL COUNT THE MEDS FOR HER AND YES I WAS NERVOUS AT FIRST WALKING UP TO THE MED CART OPENING THE BOOK TO COUNT, BUT HEY I NEEDED TO KNOW EVENTUALLY AND SHE WAS TALKING SO MUCH AND FAST THERE WERE NO TIME TO BE NERVOUS EXCEPT TO JUST LISTEN AND DO IT, INSTEAD OF OBSERVING LIKE EARLIER , I WAS ACTUALLY DOING IT IT MADE ME FEEL REAL GOOD THAT I EXPERIENCE IT AND VIEWING WHERE TO SIGN AT AFTER WARDS. I THINK I FELT LIKE THAT BECAUSE ALL DAY I WAS JUST LISTENING AND OBSERVING FRIDAY, 7-3 pm , I was assign to another nurse and she was very informative she was also a new grad and only been there a couple of months w/her first job as an LVN I got to do med count again which i felt comfortable doing I even passed out ALL the meds today including an IM injection I did a GT med pass This nurse walk with me threw the whole med pass rounds and monitored every pass WOW I like her she showed me where all the med were and where especially those bottles of supplements and the liquid bottles that is hard to search for because you have to read which one is which what it is for etc. I was on the floor for 2 days for hours and its a really big responsibility, because ill probably end up with about 40+ pts WOW I'm going to still put in applications for other jobs , just to see if i can get a better pt ratio per nurse , and maybe a better facility because it dont look in the best condition at all..... and if i can get a job at a correction facility ( i always wanted to work there in the first place) I'll be good especially juvenile because they're just kids to me and i think it will be less dangerous, Nurse employee's who work at these facility say that it's not all that dangerous like what people think and that its safer that any other hospitals etc. Sorry for the long speech i just needed to get it out!!!!!! well monday i start working by myself ( prioritize,is my keyword) wish me luck S
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    Fear of the unknown

    yeah, your right and yeah i will have confidence when i walk threw that door tomorrow why not (THANKS SCRABBLER)
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    Fear of the unknown

    OH and what paperwork is needed to transfer a pt from the facility to ER or what do you need to do call the Dr. and 911 right? Maybe im venting too much .....LOL
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    Fear of the unknown

    I have a list of things to ask tomorrow like 1.How are charting done here (narrative,or soap etc.) 2. Where is all the paper work etc. 3. How is order taken ( over the phone / verbally) 4. Standard operating procedures(where is it ) thats what i can think of from the top of my head right now...
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    Fear of the unknown

    Is it possible if i dont get the experience now that I probably wouldnt get the experience of at least the year I need to get other jobs?
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    Fear of the unknown

    I was told that it was the norm 2 days is what they give you, It's so scary now that I have a decision to make tomorrow
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    Fear of the unknown

    If you could do it , them im going for it. This is going to be a very hack of experience .....LOL
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    Fear of the unknown

    Do you think i should go along with this in your opinion....?:stone
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    Fear of the unknown

    Yeah, I thought maybe this was the norm for ltc so thats why im like "OK" Know im thinking i made a big mistake
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    Fear of the unknown

    [ OH my god this must be really bad!!!!!!!!!] Have i done the right thing to go forward with this????
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    Fear of the unknown

    I receive my license in Feb. I fill out an application to work at an LTC ,they call me back today and had a brief hiring conversation over the phone. 6 month evaluatoin,19 dollars an hour,2 days of orientation,starting tomorrow and nervous bc it happen so quickly,so Im feared of the unknown of what might happen tomorrow.Im the 3-11 shift and I guess ill be there 30 min early. This is what i been waiting for is to have some experience as an LVN, I hope that I can hang in there here i go (sigh) I know its probably a handfull from what i read on this website and so Ill just act like a sponge and do my best. I just needed to vent because it needed to come out...LOL I plan on hanging in there until at least a year hopefully more if its safe for me bc i think im a tuff cookie to pick up things fast. well !! wish me luck ! Ill talk about what happen tomorrow that for sure....... I took lots of great note from some of you informative nurses who give out really good notes on different issues any word of encouragement , will be greatly appreciated :stone