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  1. CaliforniaRNnow

    CAPSTONE class description?

    WOW. Thanks so much, Just1nRN!!! You definitely made me feel better and less anxious. I'll be starting the course in November (I know, a little early to be thinking about it), but I can't stop thinking about what the very last course will be like!! HAHA. I was just hoping that the last course wouldn't be so hard and time-consuming... that it'd be a more "chill" class because, hey, it's the end. Why would they want to screw you over at the very end?! I guess I'm just being a bit paranoid because all of the other classes I've taken have been great. It just seems too good to be true that I'm getting closer and closer to graduating, and I feel something bad is going to happen... that I'm going to do bad on my last class! I actually just Googled the syllabus sometime after I created the thread, and everything you said was right there for me to look at as well. Thanks again for your input.
  2. CaliforniaRNnow

    CAPSTONE class description?

    What is the last RN-BSN course (Capstone) like? Can we do all the work at home, or is it one of those times where we have to go out and find someone to talk to / interview / observe? Are there still quizzes and discussion boards? I think I heard we have to do a PowerPoint. What grade did you end up getting for the course? Any kind of information that will decrease my anxiety will be helpful. THANKS!!!!
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    Texas Children's Hospital

    I agree with every single word you just said. One day I'm feeling great and positive. And the next day, I get all depressed and cry that everyone around me is getting a job EXCEPT ME. And everyone is completely shocked when I say that I can't find a job as a nurse, too. They're in as much disbelief as I am. It honestly makes me feel kinda worse because I feel like it's just me and something is wrong with me. I graduated last May (2011) and I STILL CAN'T FIND A JOB. GAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I'm so thankful to have the parents that I have though. I'd practically be dead by now. lol. I didn't turn out like the character on the show "Girls" did where her parents completely dropped her, especially in this state of the economy. That would just make things so much worse. Just gotta be happy with what you have and know that God has a plan for all of us. It's just a frustrating part of my life. I consider it a quarter-life crisis.
  4. CaliforniaRNnow

    Texas Children's Hospital

    I applied and got an email about a few questions to answer. But I never got an interview. And today, I got a rejection email (one of hundreds...)
  5. CaliforniaRNnow

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Come on, people. I'm so curious to know what's going on! LOL.
  6. CaliforniaRNnow

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Congratulations on obtaining an interview. I wish I got to have one!! Keep us up-to-date now.
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    Texas Children's Hospital

    So nobody else got an interview? Do you have a BSN? Any health-related experience? I'm just trying to figure out what these people want...
  8. CaliforniaRNnow

    Graduated last May.... NO JOB

    maybe it's because it lasted 1 week and is hardly called a job - more like a failed attempt at training someone. and fyi, i have been unemployed for an entire year... even after the ltc facility. wow, someone reasonable is here!! thanks for sticking up for the people who are working very hard and won't settle for a job that puts patients as well as nurses at risk.
  9. CaliforniaRNnow

    Graduated last May.... NO JOB

    first of all, i'm glad you see my point of view with the ltc facility situation. and "very few nurses"? okay, with my luck, i would be one of those few nurses. it's not like it's impossible to get a mark on your nursing record from a nursing home... and what i've quoted you on, that's exactly the opposite of what my teachers have told me! haha. they kept telling us to continue our education because right now, it's so hard to get a job as an adn. so i'm continuing my education to be hirable. there are so many people out there who have not had a job for atleast a year who can't find a job. so it's not just me. and i even know someone who couldn't find a job for 10 years and now she works at a magnet hospital. there are great opportunities out there! you say education will not take one very far without the work experience that follows... well, that's what i'm doing. i'm getting my education and will follow that with work. thanks for your concern.
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    Texas Children's Hospital

    OMG I'm so jealous of the 2 people here who have gotten calls! I've been waiting a year for this job.
  11. CaliforniaRNnow

    Graduated last May.... NO JOB

    your ltc facility must've been absolutely wonderful to work for. i wish i had the same luck!!! i would've stayed at a place like that. even if it was fast-paced, busy, and required 20 patients, i would work there if the employers treated their employees like human beings and gave them the training that they need to do the job right. that's just common sense. my ltc facility put me in a horrible position. they did not offer me good training because the nurse was way too busy to even train me. and the nurses had to do atleast 3 jobs, including being the secretary. it was not a good place to start out (or ever work). so i did the right thing and quit because i was going to end up losing my license for "neglecting" someone because i was too busy doing more than one job, or something else really bad that would cause me to lose my license because i had absolutely no idea what was going on. and guess what? my classmate ended up replacing me and she ended up quitting, too because of the working conditions and how they treated their nurses. so we both (and however many other people had quit... which is a lot) are unemployed and you know what, i'd rather be unemployed than work at such a place. trust me, you would quit, too. we will not allow the slumping economy to be an excuse to stay in a position where you know your license could end up being revoked. that is not how i want to start my career after working so hard in nursing school. yes, i am a beggar, as every other nurse who has graduated. but i can choose any other place besides that. what are the odds that my first job would be so bad? i'll even work at an er (which i seriously don't want to do) instead of that place. i've applied everywhere and am willing to do anything. i know my position; i know where i stand. i've made the right decisions in life and will be rewarded.
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    Graduated last May.... NO JOB

    Glad to see I'm not the only one!!
  13. CaliforniaRNnow

    Graduated last May.... NO JOB

    i graduated last may from an adn program and still have not found a job. so i've been unemployed for 1 year. i know many people are on the same boat. anyone here?
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    UT Arlington RN-BSN spring 2010

    Yes, yes you can. As long as you're a licensed RN, you can get your BSN degree online. In fact, that's why a lot of people are doing the RN-BSN transition program.......... because no one's hiring ADNs.
  15. CaliforniaRNnow

    Too Relaxed before the NCLEX...

    Honestly, I felt relaxed before my NCLEX as well. That's because I prepared so much and did all I could. There was nothing else to do. So I say... FEELING RELAXED IS A GOOD THING!
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