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    Floor to the OR?

    After nursing school, most of the jobs available to new grads dried up due to the housing crash. I ended up working the med surg floor for a little over 3 years. Finally an opening in the Operating Room opened and I was able to transfer. I say transfer out as soon as an opportunity opens up. If you find an opening after 3 months of working I say take it. As far as working the weekends and holidays, you would still have to do your part. I work a weekend every 6 weeks, and take 2 night calls every month. Stress is still there but it's different in the OR.
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    Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics

    Haha okay
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    Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics

    You have the links to those reviews? Most of the reviews I've read have been positive.
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    Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics

    How's the program so far? I am considering going through them. Currently working full time in the operating room, so just wondering how the work load is gonna be.
  5. I just posted this in the distance learning forum without checking this forum first. I'll post it here again so that maybe I'll get more responses. Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I'm researching for a friend for a nursing school where the theory base is here in the US, and the clinical hours are done over in the Philippines. My girlfriend mentioned it awhile back when she heard about it while during LVN school. One of the nurses at the clinical rotation site she was at mentioned it. However its been awhile since she's been there. Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? Thanks in advance.
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    CEUs for first year after licensure

    Thanks for the replies. I guess I was worried over nothing. But since I have those 15 Ceu's at the moment, can those be used after my first renewal, or will I have to start over from scratch?
  7. This is for my California nurses... I was wondering how many CEUs are we supposed to have after the first year. I can't find the paperwork that says I need 35 after the first year. I got my license in August 2008, and my license expires in Febuary 2010. I didn't start working till January 2009, so I only got about 15 from some basic arrythmia class that I took. Should I start worrying about it now? And is there any place online that I can look to see more information about this? I just don't want to be scrambling and looking for a class right before the due date. Thanks in advance.
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    No new grad jobs now what?

    Hi, I pretty much went through what you're talking about. I graduated nursing school in June 2007, and I started working that November. However, I had problems with my NCLEX and I had to resign. I passed my NCLEX last august, but I didnt get hired till recently. I applied to a bunch of hospitals in my area, but they all had very small new grad positions. It seems like it was alot easier to pick up a job last time around. My advice is expand your search farther than just the IE. Have you tried hospitals in the LA area?
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    first year... no job...

    Yea, that's what I'm planning on doing, with my job search radius getting larger and larger. It's just frustrating because a year ago, all my friends were passing their test and landing jobs left and right... These 4 months of searching for a job have really been getting me down. But I feel ya on how I shouldn't give up.
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    first year... no job...

    I'm pretty much in the same boat. I got my license in August 2008, and I graduated in June 2007 in California. I had some problems taking my NCLEX, and finally passed it on the third try. I'm going to all these new grad job fairs, and it's like I'm worth lower than all those that just graduated. Now that I'm applying for a job, I'm getting the same responses, like your clinical skills are rusty, and I've even gotten a response from a hospital saying they only want RNs that passed their NCLEX on the first try. That's on top of most hospitals asking for 1 year job experience. So it's almost December, and I'm still looking to land my first job. So I feel you OP, it's killing me, but all I can do is keep applying... I've got a new list of hospitals to work with. I'm pretty much leaving my 50 mile radius and going farther and seeing what jobs I can land. Good luck to both of us, cuz this really sucks.
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    Male nurse on The ultimate fighter

    His last fight was quick... Although the show is getting a little gross with the urine and semen ingestion. Im kinda cringing on what kinda pranks they're gonna pull in the upcoming weeks.
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    You know you're a male RN when......

    Yea, you're pretty on point when you talk about being a nurse with other non-nurses. I've prolly heard a million Meet the Parents jokes while I took my pre-requisite courses. And about that comment about you people can be nurses now, people assumed I was gay cuz I was in the nursing profession... but seriously, who's laughing when they see me driving my lexus to work .
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    Male nurse on The ultimate fighter

    Ahh...something I've always dreamed of doing after becoming a nurse... Always wanted to become an RN then fight in the UFC...in that order...
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    How accurate is ATI predictor???

    ATI said I had a 95% chance of passing, but I ended up passing on my third try at 75 questions. Even though the ATI says you're gonna pass, there's no way around studying for the test to improve your chances.
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    finished in 75 questions!

    Wow, I just posted up the same thoughts on another thread... I took mine yesterday and finished up at 75. I felt the SATA questions I had were pretty easy as well. I'm not sure if it was easy cuz I studied hard or if they were easy cuz I was below passing... Well good luck to ya, and hopefully we both pass!
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    Finished Nclex at 75 questions....

    So I took my test yesterday and I finished at 75 questions. I felt pretty good because I felt I was wide awake and I understood all the questions on the test. I especially felt good because my previous tests were failures at the 265 and 215 marks, so I wasn't physically exhausted after. But now I'm a little worried. Does anyone know people that stopped at 75 and didn't pass? I'm trying to remember if the questions were too easy to indicate I was answering under the passing line. How often do people fail at 75?