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    Looking for RN position in Boston area

    Taking a leave from graduate school is out of the question. I will try whatever it takes to get a job in Boston asap. I'm even going to a nursing job fair this month in Boston. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Hello everyone! I am currently planning to move to Boston early next year (I am aiming for around February or March) to begin my nursing graduate program next fall at Boston College. I decided to move to Boston a couple months early to settle in and get use to the new area and the new job. I am currently looking for any RN positions that anyone knows of at their workplaces or anywhere in the Boston area. I currently work on a general surgery floor (although we do get plenty of medical; so technically I would consider it med/surg) and have been working here since January as a new nurse. So, I will have a year of floor experience (I know a year isn't much but it is better than nothing!). However, I am looking to try a different unit...perhaps ED or along the lines of surgery (because I do enjoy working with surgical patients)...I would prefer to stay away from medical. If anyone can help me out in any way I would greatly appreciate it! I am looking for a full-time position or to be more specific 32 to 40 hours a week. I will be a part-time student starting next fall. Any suggestion or advice would be great too! Thanks!
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    HELP! Floor Nursing = NOT for me

    Hello everyone. I hope someone can give me some advice and suggestions. I am a new RN (graduated in Decemeber) that started on a general surgery (and medical) floor in January of this year. It has been about 9 months into working on this floor and I realized that it is NOT for me. I will be honest and say that I absolutely hate working on this floor. I hate working on weekends, odd hours (evenings), and working overtime. I can't stand the stress and pressure of a med/surg floor. I give a lot of props and credit for those that can handle it. I recently got accepted to a Master's program in Boston to become an FNP. My intentions from the beginning was not to become a floor nurse but an NP. But because I have to move to Boston and make money for living expenses, I would have to be a part-time student and work full-time. Now I am trying to search for a nursing position that is not on a med/surg or floor nursing at a hospital setting, and have reasonable (normal) working hours. I would probably have about one year experience (or may be a little less...but more than 6 months). I would like some advice on where I should apply with my qualifications and needs. I realized the pay would not be as much as a floor nurse but its to the point where I don't care about the money because I feel utterly miserable. I feel like the money's not worth it. Some have suggested a nurse in private practice or a clinic setting (which would be ideal since that is where I want to end up after I become an FNP). If anyone can help me with this job search in the Boston area, that would be great! Any suggestion or advice will be greatly appreciated. My goal is to find a job up in Boston as soon as possible, quit my med/surg position, and move. Please help a fellow nurse! Thank you for reading and I look forward to your replies!
  4. skim410

    HELP! Floor Nursing = NOT for me

    Hello everyone. I hope someone can give me some advice and suggestions. I am a new RN (graduated in Decemeber) that started on a general surgery (and medical) floor in January of this year. It has been about 9 months into working on this floor and I realized that it is NOT for me. I will be honest and say that I absolutely hate working on this floor. I hate working on weekends, odd hours (evenings), and working overtime. I can't stand the stress and pressure of a med/surg floor. I give a lot of props and credit for those that can handle it. I recently got accepted to a Master's program in Boston to become an FNP. My intentions from the beginning was not to become a floor nurse but an NP. But because I have to move to Boston and make money for living expenses, I would have to be a part-time student and work full-time. Now I am trying to search for a nursing position that is not on a med/surg or floor nursing at a hospital setting, and have reasonable (normal) working hours. I would probably have about one year experience (or may be a little less...but more than 6 months). I would like some advice on where I should apply with my qualifications and needs. I realized the pay would not be as much as a floor nurse but its to the point where I don't care about the money because I feel utterly miserable. I feel like the money's not worth it. Some have suggested a nurse in private practice or a clinic setting (which would be ideal since that is where I want to end up after I become an FNP). If anyone can help me with this job search in the Boston area, that would be great! Any suggestion or advice will be greatly appreciated. My goal is to find a job up in Boston as soon as possible, quit my med/surg position, and move. Please help a fellow nurse! Thank you for reading and I look forward to your replies!
  5. Hello everyone. I'm currently an RN who just started working in January but I recently applied to schools to get my Master's and become a practitioner. I actually only applied to Boston College and got accepted into the RN to MSN program with FNP specialty! I'm very excited. However, I have deferred my enrollment to Fall 2010 because I plan to get at least a year of floor nursing experience on the surgical floor I'm working at (and also to save money!). I was just wondering if there were any current graduate nursing students at BC or alumni that can tell me more about their own experience with the nursing program there. I plan to be a part-time student and work full time. I assume it will take me 3 years? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm just so amazed on how I got myself in getting accepted to a nursing master's program. I graduated with a BS in another field, gone through a one-year accelerated program to receive my RN and was able to be accepted to BC's graduate program! Just wanted to let everyone know that with hard work, anything is possible and its never too late! :)
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