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    Mary Washington Hospital

    Hello, I am attending an RN job fair at Mary Washington Hospital next week and I was wondering if anyone could provide information about current working conditions, RN/patient ratios, and experienced RN pay scale. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Advice Regarding Interview for OR Internship

    Thank you, lyd48623, for the advice. I had a great interview and have been called back in to shadow in the OR on Monday. I am so excited!!!
  3. It has been a while since I have posted on allnurses.com. I have been a Med/Surg nurse for 2 1/2 years and I have recently applied for an OR Internship in Richmond, VA. I have an interview on Thursday, June 6, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice regarding the interview. Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.
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    2 weeks notice

    I have asked my preceptor what I need to do to improve my performance and I have been working on those aspects, but it seems that my efforts are not enough. I am afraid that my days are numbered. What is the most frightening is that if I do lose this position within the next couple of weeks, I will need to vacate my apartment by the end of the month, since there are no positions available and I am hundreds of miles from friends and family. I have no support close by.
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    2 weeks notice

    I am a new grad. I am currently in orientation on a CCU and was informed a couple of weeks ago that I was not meeting their expectations. They said that they would extend my orientation a few more weeks and at the end of that time, if I was still not meeting their expectations, I would be let go. I was also told that there were no other positions available at the hospital and that this is a terrible time to be looking for a job because of the December grads looking for positions. Needless to say, I have been completely stressed out since that conversation and have tried to work on those skills that were brought up in the meeting. However, based on comments made by my preceptor, I feel certain that I will be let go when I next meet with my NM. In order to avoid being let go, I am thinking of submitting a letter of resignation, giving 2 weeks notice. My question to all of you who may have been in a similar situation is this: Once I turn in my letter of resignation with my last day of work stated in the body of the letter, I plan on working out my two-week notice. Since I am an orientee, what do I do if my manager insists on me leaving the hospital at the time that I hand her my letter? I am planning on giving HR a copy of the letter as well. If my NM does tell me to leave immediately, will my resignation letter still take precedence over being summarily dismissed? Should I go to HR before leaving the hospital to inform them that my NM has asked me to leave? Any advice that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2

    As I stated earlier, I tried the PVT and received the good popup. Today I called the VABON hotline and heard my name and the words "current license," "Registered Nurse," and "issued August 9, 2010; expires October 31, 2012." Yahoooooo!!!!:monkeydance::monkeydance::yeah::monkeydance::monkeydance:
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2

    Took the NCLEX in VA at 1400 on Thursday, 8/5, reached 260 Q when it cut off. Did the PVT and got the good pop. I am hoping that this works since I have accepted a position at a hospital in TN. what I have read so far in this thread has been very encouraging. I have been on pins and needles ever since I finished the test. I want so badly for my career in nursing to begin. Have been checking the VABON verification hotline and webpage incessantly but nothing so far. This waiting is interminable. Does anyone know what the turnaround is for the VABON to post on the hotline and/or webpage. Thanks.
  8. I have been searching the net for information on Bristol Regional Medical Center, but I haven't been able to find very much:confused:. I am particularly interested in the CVICU. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks:).
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    Tips for Extern Interview

    Hello, I have been lurking around the site since I joined allnurses.com last year. Right now I need advice. I am having an interview tomorrow for an extern position this summer in a critical care unit. What kind of tips can you give regarding the types of questions I may be asked during the interview? What do I need to know? Any sage words that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. JJ