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yvesul

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yvesul specializes in Clinical experience only.

Born/raised in The Bronx, Moved to Upstate NY after losing my job as a result of the Sept. 11 tragedy. At the age of 42 and 20yrs of Real Estate Accounting under my belt I decided to chase a long forgotten dream. I wanted to be a nurse. So here I am.

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    Job search frustration

    AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!
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    Job search frustration

    The problem is that you have to deny the fact that you are an LPN at the hospitals here in upstate NY. I've applied at 4 of the major hospitals and the response I rec'd (not all exactly the same but you'll get the drift), We will not hire an LPN for a cna position. I am not sure if that is an 1199 union rule or the hospital's rules. Any ideas. I don't want to lie but I may have to come to that.
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    Job search frustration

    I've recently signed up with excelsior to complete my RN. They have accepted a lot of my credits from my associates in accounting making it alot easier and shorter for me to get my RN. But... Am I going to experience the same job search frustration at the end??? Yvette
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    Job search frustration

    So totally true. So here I am. I guess misery loves company (or at least a little "keep your head up") Thanks Yvette
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    Job search frustration

    I am glad that you mentioned that. I owe a nurse manager a thank you. She gave me 15 mins of her time giving me pointers on my resume. I think she knew I was frustrated. She was one of the first ones to give me the "lack of experience" comment. But she stayed on the phone with me while I picked her brain, and she was very helpful. So, before I forget... Thank you. yvette
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    Job search frustration

    A fellow student who is in dire straits for a a job applied for a CNA position at a large hospital in our area in order to get in. He said that he had to omit the fact that he had an LPN license or they wouldn't hire him. This is a horrible position for him to be in but I understand how desperate he is. Yvette
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    Job search frustration

    If thats the case then I'm in a terrible position. I don't know anyone in the healthcare field. UGH!
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    Job search frustration

    I live in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. There are a lot of places to work besides the hospitals. I've learned to get creative as far as where to apply. I've also made calls to find out who in particular would be receiving my resume. I even went so far as to find out who the nurse manager is and call her/him directly. I feel like a stalker! I still get the same response "...experience"
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    Job search frustration

    Hi everyone, I realize that I am new to the nursing field and my clinical rotations do not count towards experience BUT... I am so frustrated with the same response "one year of experience required" Uh, helllllo. I've tried all types of healthcare related employers. I have excellent references and I am open to all positions and shifts. I have 15 years of non-healthcare related Managerial & Accounting experience and I have tailored my resume and cover letter to capitalize on the fact that those skills (accountability, attention to detail, organization, prioritization) can be applied to any industry. I have run out of ideas. Please is there something that I am missing? any suggestions? Yvette 2:twocents:
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    Plano update...I am done with this CPNE thing....

    :clphnds::clphnds:Way to go!:clphnds::clphnds:
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    Excelsior - DO OR DON'T?

    Thanks Lisa, It makes financial sense to go directly through EC. And as I stated earlier, I am comfortable with the online learning venue. I'm comfortable setting and sticking to a scedule. btw, lpnmaura, that would be an excellent way to monitor how well I am doing an what needs brushing up on. Thanks Yvette 2:twocents:
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    TAKING CHANCE

    Systoly, I agree 100% Yvette
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    Excelsior - DO OR DON'T?

    i called ec directly and they went through it step by step (1.5 hours on the phone). i went online and downloaded the fee schedule too. turns out to be almost half of what the test prep svcs are charging, with alot more support. thanks for your input. yvette 2:twocents:
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    TAKING CHANCE

    Hi All, I just saw the movie "TAKING CHANCE" on HBO, about the journey of a Marine escort bringing back the body of a 19 yo Marine named Chance Phelps from Iraq. I am blessed that my son came home from Iraq when so many others did not. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our soldiers for their service. God bless you all... Yvette
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    From the mouths of babes...

    Too cute...
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    From the mouths of babes...

    Hi All, True lil tidbit about my nursing cap during clinicals last year: I went out into the crowded waiting room to call the next pt in for her exam with the doctor when her 5 yo child asked me in front of every one "why are you wearing a paper plate on your head?" Yvette 2:twocents: