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oolilxminnieoo specializes in Telemetry/Vascular Surgical.

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    Reading Hospital As a New Graduate

    Wow, I posted this in like 2008! But let me see if I can help you guys out. Well, I went to the interview at Reading Hospital and I got an offer, but I declined it! I really liked the hospital but the pay was not the greatest. I am not sure what is is now, but I think it was the low 20's when I applied. I also believe that once 6 months is up you do get a raise but it was a small percentage. Of course there was the shift diff, but still on the lower side for a new graduate in PA. Let me know if you have any other questions that I might be able to help you with!
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    RN TO BSN, Online or not? Please HELP!

    Thanks a lot!!! Your comment is swaying me to go on-line!!! Still unsure about my decisions for fall. I am self motivated but I wonder if there will be more enjoyment taking classes at school!!!! BLAH! I'll figure it out...
  3. oolilxminnieoo

    RN TO BSN, Online or not? Please HELP!

    I am looking to go back to school to go for my RN to BSN, but I am very undecided in whether to go back to school or to do courses on-line. I currently work full time and debating whether to go to school full-time or part-time. If people can share their experiences in terms of; if they worked full-time/part-time, went to school full-time/part-time, if they completed an on-line program or commuted to school, and what school they went to complete their RN to BSN program, that would be AWESOME! How was your experience? Was it affordable (price?)? AND if you could redo your RN to BSN experience would you go back to the same school or on-line program you have completed? ANY tidbit of information or advice will be most appreciated!!!! Thanks in advance!!!!:heartbeat
  4. oolilxminnieoo

    money anxiety...

    I think it depends on what hospital you want to work in. Some hospital's pay more for nurses with their BSN versus ASN (for example NY), but some pay the same. I went to a two year college to obtain my associates degree in nursing and am now working at a hospital that pay their BSN and associate degree nurses the same. I decided not to pay for my BSN because the hospital I work with actually pays for you to go back to school. Each hospital facility is different in terms of tuitition reimbursement, but I was going to take advantage of that since I am pretty knee deep in debt from school loans (I also went to school for business also). Getting your Bachelor's in nursing is very important but I figured I want my experience and I can handle working and going to school. SO I guess I am trying to say is... the hospital's that you might be interested in working for in the future, you should really do your homework and find out if they have tuition reimbursement and if they do, make use of your resources at your job! It is also important to question yourself and know if you can handle the workload of work and going to school, whether full or part time.
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    Jobs in Philadelphia??

    I also graduated in summer 2008, and had a hard time looking for a job in the Philadelphia area. Did you try hospitals in the suburbs? The pay is lower but orientation is usually great. How did your interviews go????
  6. I think it is hard for any new graduate to figure out where they want to start their career. I have the blessing to have two job offers, and I am having a tough time deciding. What are some of the factors in deciding where you guys chose where you wanted to start? The first job offer is farther away from my home and I would need to move away but they are giving me about 3-5 dollars more, depending on the shift I work. So, that can be potentially be 10,000 more a year than the other job offer. The other job, is a little bit closer to home so I would be commuting but paying me really low as a new graduate. The plus side is I will able to save money. Both have tuition reimbursement and health benefits is better for the other hospital that is farther away. BUT it is still hard to decide. In essence the debate is whether to move away and make more money or stay home to save but make less money as an RN... PLEASE HELP!!!! :uhoh21:
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    Lancaster General - Anyone start there as new grad?

    I think it went okay. LOL. I was interviewed by the nurse recruiter and two nurse managers. The one nurse manager I interviewed with didn't go too great(well, I think it didnt go well), I was just really nervous. However, I think I redeemed myself because I could tell the other nurse manager liked me. I hope hiring is not based on both the nurse manager's judgment but one! They both said I could set up a time to do a nurse shadow. It appeared to me they wanted me to take the initiative to make an appointment for that. So you should call them! I think they really need nurses on the second unit I interviewed for! I'll keep you updated. It really seems like a great hospital to work for!
  8. oolilxminnieoo

    Lancaster General - Anyone start there as new grad?

    Heyy, I have my interview on Thursday. I also applied to hershey medical center and they are hiring new graduates, if you are still in the interviewing process. Did you give them a call? It is weird that they would say they are going to call but did not.
  9. oolilxminnieoo

    Relocating to Hershey/Central PA

    "Shinyblackcar" I applied for the acute care internship, so I chose to work on a med/surg floor. I have two interviews on Friday. Tell me how your interview goes! Good luck with the interviews!
  10. oolilxminnieoo

    Lancaster General - Anyone start there as new grad?

    Heyy "Lizzmatt" did you get the job at LGH!?
  11. oolilxminnieoo

    Relocating to Hershey/Central PA

    "SHINYBLACKCAR" I am also going Hershey Medical Center for an interview! When is your interview? What unit did you apply to? I am also looking for housing around the area. Tell me if you find a great place! Good luck!
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    Any advice for INTERVIEWS, will be much appreciated!!!!

    Thanks again "Stanley-RN2B." I do have a question for you though, since you conduct interviews. Do you recommend engaging the nurse manager in conversation not related to the interview. For example, she is wearing a really pretty hairpin and I compliment it and ask her where she got it? LOL. Or is that unprofessional?
  13. I have three interviews coming up in the middle of this month! I am freaking out! I have not had the pleasure of partaking in a professional interview since.... since......... 6 years ago! I need help! How were your nursing interviews like? What questions or type of questions did they ask? I heard some hospitals do behavioral type questions. What kind of questions should I ask!? ANY FEEDBACK WILL BE FANTASTIC!
  14. oolilxminnieoo

    Reading Hospital As a New Graduate

    I have about three interviews this month for a new graduate position and one is for this hospital. I really need a job!!! Can anyone tell me how it is like working here as a new graduate? How is the nurse to patient ratio? Benefits? How is the pay? And how was the interview like (i.e. behavioral type questions, straightforward such as name your weakness and strengths)!? Any tidbit of information about the hospital will be awesome! Thanks!
  15. oolilxminnieoo

    Lancaster General - Anyone start there as new grad?

    "lizzmatt" don't lose hope! If they said you can shadow a nurse that sounds pretty promising. Give them a call!
  16. oolilxminnieoo

    Lancaster General - Anyone start there as new grad?

    Okay sounds good! Except for "tell me when..." I dont think i am going to like those questions! I should start a thread about interviews! Thanks for replying lizzmatt! I would call them back if they said they were on Monday. It appears they are busy in human resource. The lady who called me apologize for taking long to following up on my application. What floor did you apply for???