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    Summerlin Hospital...

    Hi Guys - I currently live in Reno and have been an RN on a medical/telemetry floor for 9 months. I am thinking of relocating to Las Vegas sometime in August, as my hubby wants to attend UNLV. We like Las Vegas, and we think Summerlin is beautiful! I was just wondering if anyone works at the Summerlin Hosptail... what do people/patients have to say about it, the pay for someone with a year or so experience, how hard it is to get a job there, etc. If we live in Summerlin, I'd love to work at the hospital there and be close to work. Thanks for any input!! kjsquared
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    New Grads at Renown

    PS... I applied at the New Grad mass interview in Feb and was denied a position... A month later, they called me with an offer. Don't get discouraged
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    New Grads at Renown

    Hey there - I work at Renown on Tele and just started in June. I am pretty dang sure they are still hiring for Tele and/or ICU unless they are not hiring at this exact moment... They have new grads start almost every month! And trust me, they are definitely still in need or RNs on ALL units! haha I would keep trying. Who was it in HR that you talked to? Don't be afraid to go straight to the nurse managers and hand in your resume. It makes a world of difference to show up in person with a smile and your resume.. That way they have a better idea of who is applying! I highly doubt they would be "mad" at you for that. Good luck!
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    TMCC just cut their accelerated Nursing Program

    Gabby27 - The Redfield campus is located in South Reno and is not the main campus. The main campus is Dandini.
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    TMCC just cut their accelerated Nursing Program

    I am a TMCC nursing student, graduating in May...Yes the "rumor" is true. They did cut the fast track program and the Redfield campus will be closing.
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    New Grads and Resumes

    I haven't read through this entire post.. So, sorry if this is repetitive, but I just have one quick question. I graduate in May, and I have been talking to many of my classmates... Some of them say to put down your skills (ie: IV, Meds, etc.) while others are saying don't bother... Currently, I do not have that one my resume and it adds up to an entire page's length. Does anyone have advice on that? I was thinking more along the lines of... If you are applying for a RN job, you should have those skills without saying them? Thanks for any response.
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    TMCC Program

    Hi Guys - I always go months without checking this site! Ooops! I just got on break from school.. Unfortunately with the horrible economy, the nurse apprentice positions are not being offered.. at least not while I have been in school. I graduate in May and I'm getting sooo nervous about finding a job.. It is SO hard right now! I would have absolutely LOVED to get the experience and work as a nurse apprentice.. Bummer. Leilani1983 - I suggest you keep looking throughout nursing school... Usually you can get a nurse apprentice position after your 1st full year of nursing school, at least that's what I was told. Since there were no positions offered, I took the CNA exam instead, but still never got a job doing that either! It's really hard right now..
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    TMCC Program

    Hi Shar81, I would definitely recommend TMCC to anyone! They have an incredible passing rate for NCLEX but also it's just an all around great program. I believe it has and will prepare me really well to be a RN! You can take the CNA by exam after you successfully complete your 2nd semester of nursing school. You qualify to take the exam by written and skill - you just have to pay for it & schedule a date. Hope that helps.
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    TMCC Program

    Hi there, I don't know if you have already taken the CNA course but I would recommend it if not, especially while you have the time. I took my CNA my exam this summer in Aug (was supposed to test in July and look for a job, but got wait listed) and if I had more time I would have looked for a job and thought it was worth it. I'm not sure how much it will help your resume when you graduate with RN, but if you are unfimiliar with hospital settings, it would benefit you to get some experience in that area. I am interested in critical care, so I would have loved to get a job as a CNA doing something in that area, but unfortunately don't have any time to spare at the moment + another part time job. Let me know how it goes!
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    TMCC Program

    Hi there - There is such a position as a nurse tech or nurse apprentice.. However, I am beginning my 3rd semester in Fall (you can apply for nurse tech after your 2nd semester), and all the hospitals in Reno didn't have a single position available and/or were not in need of a nurse tech. Bummer... I really wanted to do it. A lot of people from my class are doing the CNA thing instead. Good luck.
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    TMCC Program

    Holy cow, I am really bad at this replying thing. I go months without remembering to reply...Once again, sorry I blame it on school. lol...So I will reply to both of your previous questions! Anyway, Congrats on getting into traditional! That's very exciting. The only advice I can give you is study, study, study...and study some more. I can't even tell you how many hours I study, especially for exams...endless! It's extremely difficult but it will be worth it..and at least TRY to enjoy it It's hard to sometimes because it gets overwhelming and stressful but you have to remember why you love nursing and want to be a nurse! Make sure you review anything you didn't quite get from A&P because everything will build on each other. I have been told many times that over breaks you should always review anything you didn't quite understand from the previous semester... And maybe practice a little math. About pathophysiology.... I am just finishing the class and I'm not going to lie.........It has definitely been the hardest, most stressful, want to pull all of my hair out.. class. haha.... It's so hard because it is SO much information in a very short amount of time and it's a LOT to learn. I did hear a little rumor but I'm not sure if it's true or not... They are thinking of spliting patho into 2 semesters (during the 1st and 2nd) instead of putting it all into one semester. Like I said, not sure if it will happen, but I can only hope for you guys that it would...because that would ease the pain!! It's also been so difficult because it's paired up with another hard nursing class. 1st semester for me was all about "normals" and 2nd semester was a step up into diseases and the care for those diseases PLUS pathophys. ANYWAYS... DON'T even worry about 2nd semester yet! Focus on 1st semester and don't get ahead of yourself :) Good luck guys!!! Let me know if you have any questions... I can do my best to answer.
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    HESI test at TMCC....HELP!!

    Congrats on passing! My advice is do NOT take any additional classes unless you absolutely have to (ie: english 101, etc..). The 3 nursing classes required in the first semester is definitely enough to keep you busy and stressed
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    TMCC Acceptance Letters for Spring 2010

    Yeah, we only had about 1.5 weeks also.. would be nice if they gave everyone more notice, especially for uniforms. The only advice I really have for you is to study HARD and effectively, stay ahead of the game as much as you possibly can, it is very easy to get behind, and you'll be fine. Find a study group ASAP, as this is what saved me! I never used study groups before nursing school and it has been a life saver if you study with the right people...Make sure you have compatable study habits :) It's hard and overwhelming at first, but once you're organized and have a routine down, you'll be fine. Good luck...let me know if i can help you with anything else!.....and Congrats!!
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    TMCC Program

    Wow, I'm so sorry I didn't reply sooner.. I was extremely busy, to say the least! I didn't even realize you had posted a reply to me., probably because I haven't checked the site in a few months..sorry about it! Anyway, I'm sure you have found out by now... Did you get accepted for fast track? I am in the traditional program and starting my 2nd semester Jan 25th. I did get in the first time I applied, but I also know that last year not nearly as many people applied. I have heard that a lot more applied for 2010! The program thus far has been challenging, time consuming, stressful......but still fun! haha.. It's really hard to describe it to anyone unless you are or have been in the same situation. No matter what people told me to prepare, I don't think much can prepare you for what is about to come if you got in... It's a rollercoaster and I'm sure it will be even harder in the coming semesters, but I'm still trying to enjoy the ride.. :) Good luck to you!
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    TMCC Acceptance Letters for Spring 2010

    Congrats!! :) I'm starting my 2nd semester at TMCC..it's definitely challenging and hard, but really fun. Good luck to you!
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