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EmilyLucille523

EmilyLucille523

LTC, PCU, Med/Surg, Hospice, OBGYN
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EmilyLucille523 specializes in LTC, PCU, Med/Surg, Hospice, OBGYN.

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    NC RNs-TMC NURSING OPEN HOUSE

    Hello New Grads & Experienced RNs in NC, I just wanted to let you know of a newspaper posting I found. There will be an open house for New grads and experienced RNs for Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville, NC on Thursday, November 17th from 4 - 6pm drop-in in the Senior Link Room. Openings are for: Nursing Resources Team (Float), Behavioral Health, ICU, Med/Surg, Perioperative, & ER. It states to bring your resume and you will be able to speak with Nurse Managers from each of these departments. H.R. ph #336-476-2495 for more info. I hope this is beneficial for some of you. It is a small hospital but you can at least get the experience and later on use that to transfer elsewhere??? I myself love working for a small hospital and had planned to transfer after 6 months but now going on my 2nd year and don't plan on leaving anytime soon! Good luck!
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    Start in Postpartum or L&D?

    You must also work in a small hospital like I do. I currently am working in the postpartum floor. Here I feel like we just give po/IV prn meds and basically "patient sit" the patient through the night until the morning staff comes on and then they educate and prep the patient to go home. The IVs are started in L&D and if they are critical after labor, they are kept in back until stable. I feel like I'm losing my acute/critical skills but eventually I will get trained in other areas of the floor like Nursery and L&D and I'm looking forward to that.
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    Frustration & No RN Job Opportunities

    hey, if you are still looking for a job even 1 to 2 years later...you will love this video i found on you tube! hillarious! i thought you might need a laugh when things are so frustrating. keep your chin up. it took me a long time to get my first nursing job and i'm happy to say i finally ended up on an obgyn/womens hosp floor and love it! don't give up. keep trying, calling, and e-mailing them nursing managers until they have no choice but to call you back! also, apply even if it says experience required. i got on this floor even though it said l&d experience required and all i had was mainly med/surg, ltc, and home health. so don't be discouraged. enjoy this video for now...
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    Hey New Grads Still Looking for Work...

    You will love this video I found on You Tube! Hillarious! I thought you might need a laugh when things are so frustrating. Keep your chin up. It took me a long time to get my first nursing job and I'm happy to say I finally ended up on an OBGYN/Womens hosp floor and love it! Don't give up. Keep trying, calling, and e-mailing them nursing managers until they have no choice but to call you back! Also, apply even if it says experience required. I got on this floor even though it said L&D experience required and all I had was mainly Med/Surg, LTC, and home health. So don't be discouraged. Enjoy this video for now...
  5. UPDATE: I ended up quiting this full-time job too after only a few months. Due to a lot of staff turnover, nurse to patient ratio was getting too high on the floor and became unsafe. I was so fed up with not providing enough individual time to my patients due to having so much tasking work. So I am now currently working in Hospice and able to be a nurse and provide true nursing care for my patients (WHAT A CONCEPT!!!) It is such a fulfilling job and I feel like I actually make a difference. I always planned on going to Hospice but was hoping for more floor experience first, therefore, I continue to work on this Med/Surg floor on a prn basis. I hate going to my prn job but I grit my teeth and appreciate the continued learning experience and keep telling myself "I don't do this all the time, Thank God!!"
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    How Much Does a Hospice Nurse Make?

    Had my interview today. It went alright but they have more interviews to do. It is a salaried position but I didn't ask upfront what it was, I wanted them to see that the job itself was more important to me. I think though my lack of acute care experience is going to cost me the job but I was aware of that going into the interview. I told them to remember me if they felt I wasn't "ready" yet. If I do get a second interview, that is when I'll ask how much the salary is. They did say they reimbursed for mileage and also give you some money per month for the use of your cell which I thought that was good. I'm praying on it. If I don't get the job now, I will make sure to try again down the road.
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    new grad RN in wilmington, nc

    Welcome and Congrats! *wine:yeah: New Grad RN jobs in this area are hard to come by now a days. I recommend you apply to your favorite, 2nd preference, & 3rd prefence jobs just so you have something to fall back on if you don't get your first pick. And if you don't and they're all under the same hospital management, remember that you at least get your foot in the door and can transfer to another unit in 6 months to a year.
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    How Much Does a Hospice Nurse Make?

    You are absolutely right about not having a price for the work and care you give, I get that completely. But it also helps to have a basic idea where I am going to be at financially by changing jobs. I have a husband and 2 children to feed, keep a roof over our heads, and be the only income provider for my family (my husband hasn't been able to find work where we live in almost a year). I also don't want to give them a too high salary figure when they ask me in the interview for my salary requirement, I don't want to scare them off (I have a friend who asked for $60,000/yr minimum with 5 year acute care experience and she never got a call back). So yes, I have a strong passion to work in Hospice and to care for my patients the way the Hospice nurse cared for my Mom. "It takes someone special to work in Hospice, it is a calling."...A family member of a patient at the hospital where I work at now told me just this same thing the other day and my heart skipped a beat when she said it because I knew I was one of those special people...like you! I hope everything works out in the end. I have the interview on Thursday and I plan to pray on it during these next few days. Thank you all for your info and wonderful words of encouragement. That person was right, each and every one of you are very special, THANK YOU!!!:hug:
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    How Much Does a Hospice Nurse Make?

    Hello everyone, I will have a year experience in acute care in September which is the minimum requirement for 2 Hospice jobs I have recently applied for here in NC. Does anyone know what the salary rate for a Hospice nurse is? Especially in NC? I've always wanted to be a Hospice nurse but no one would hire me in NC when I first moved here as a New Grad last year. Second, those that do work as a Hospice nurse here, how do you like it? My mother had a Hospice nurse when she passed away with cancer and that nurse is the reason why I went to nursing school in the first place. I always will remember her for her kindness and the care she gave to my mother. I want to be that Hospice nurse, it would be my dream job! Any info would be much appreciated!:redbeathe
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    Bad Experience

    Thanks for the warning but I would **** the name of the place in part just because he may be such a jerk to sue you for putting him and his agency in a bad light. You know of all those horrible FB stories. Just thought I'd look out for you as you are looking out for us!
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    Yale-New Haven Nurses Go Blue

    I don't see what the big deal is. I've had to wear uniforms for the last 3 hospitals I've worked for and I had to pay for all of them out of my own pocket! Ceil blue for the 1st and last job (thank God) and Navy blue for the second job. Oh, and you can't wear all white! Huh??? Wasn't that the original color for nurses at one point? :smackingf That's alright, I don't want people to be able to see my undergarments anyways!
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    Hospice Salary Requirement?

    UPDATE: Hello everyone, I will have a year experience in acute care in September which is the minimum requirement for 2 Hospice jobs I have recently applied for here in NC. Does anyone know what the salary rate is for a Hospice nurse here in NC. I am afraid of getting a pay cut (I make about $26/hr now with shift differential included but it's overnight shifts) at a hospital. Plus I've always wanted to be a Hospice nurse but no one would hire me in NC when I moved here as a New Grad last year. Second, those that do work as a Hospice nurse here, how do you like it? My mother had a Hospice nurse when she passed away with cancer and that nurse is the reason why I went to nursing school in the first place. I always will remember her for her kindness and the care she gave to my mother. I want to be that Hospice nurse but I also want to be able to afford to be that nurse, especially since my husband has not been able to find permanent work since we moved here. I must provide for my children and keep a rough over our heads but work my dream job too! Any info would be much appreciated!
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    HOSPICE Salary in NC?

    Hello everyone, Does anyone know what the salary rate is for a Hospice nurse here in NC. I just moved here last fall and have gained one year of RN experience which is the minimal requirement for 2 Hospice jobs I have recently applied for. However, I am afraid of getting a pay cut (I make about $26/hr with shift differential included but it's overnight shifts) at a hospital. Plus I've always wanted to be a Hospice nurse but no one would hire me as a New Grad last year until possibly now. Second, those that do work as a Hospice nurse here, how do you like it? My mother had a Hospice nurse when she passed away with cancer and that nurse is the reason why I went to nursing school in the first place. I always will remember her for her kindness and the care she gave to my mother. I want to be that Hospice nurse but I want to be able to afford to be that nurse too especially since my husband has not been able to find permanent work since we moved here. I must provide for my children and keep a roof over our heads as well as work in my dream job too! Any info would be much appreciated!
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    Need a PART-TIME Job?

    No problem! I had a very hard time getting hired as a New Grad last year so I know how frustrating many of you must be feeling by now. I finally got hired at a hospital at the end of September of 2009 and thank God because my 1st payment of student loans was going to be due in about a month in November. I know that this is not the dream job, but trust me, the money will come in handy while you are looking for a full-time job and like I said before, you can still work with them on the side even as little as a 6 hour shift (plus set up or take down time) a week. They have 3 different shifts during the day available and you pick and chose which ones you want to work on-line (that's why you need e-mail and internet access because everything is done on-line including your hiring paperwork and training). I hope it helps you guys. Hang in there, it will get better, you'll see!
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    Doctor Office Pay??

    Congratulations!!! That is a great schedule for a new Mommy! The pay is about right. You may not think it's much but it's worth having nights and pretty much weekends and holidays off. I am getting tired of overnight shifts! However, once you settle in with the new job and the new baby, I highly recommend you still get a PRN job at a hospital so you can work at least 1 shift a month so that you retain your acute care and IV skills. I recently started working for another hospital and a few of the orientees were experienced RNs (20 - 30 years) but it was only Doctor's office experience and they could not get a full-time job at the hospital (they were both shocked at how little the office nurses make here so they were looking for better pay at the hospital but was just as shocked to realize how difficult it was to get a nursing job now). One of them actually had to pay the hospital for a refresher course because she did not have recent acute care experience even though she was an ICU nurse when she started out. It's only my advice and I know it will be hard to get a PRN job without the proper experience but once you get working just ask your fellow nursing co-workers, most of them have PRN jobs on the side and may know someone and get you connected. Good luck!
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    Doctor Office Pay??

    I live in Triad area in NC. They start at $16 - $18/hr and that's if they even hire an RN for a doctor's office. They like Medical Assistants and LPNs because they can offer less to them and they do the exact same thing. Hospitals here with no experience hire $20 - $21/hr.