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  1. studentnurse228

    orlando graduate nurse pay?

    my friend just started there.. $22 days with a 30% night differential
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    ICU vs. ER

    I chose to go with the ICU. so happy I made that decision. the ICU is more stable and more of the therapeutic nursing environment I want. the ER is great and really interesting but doesn't really fit my personality. good luck!
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    Memorial Scholarship Recipients

    for those of you who have received the scholarship in the past for Memorial Healthcare System in Fort Lauderdale, how did the process for being hired work? Also, how did you find out who to address resumes/cover letters to? I don't know how to tweak my resume for a specific job when we don't really know what job we may be getting. thanks!
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    ICU vs. ER

    Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could have a little bit of advice and info. I am getting ready to choose where I want to do my preceptorship and I've always been interested in critical care settings such as the ICU and ER. Now I need to decide which of the two is best for me. I know it depends a lot on my personality. I am very compassionate and caring. I also love to be challenged and always give my best. I have signed a contract to work for Memorial in Fort Lauderdale also. Can any nurses working in the ER or ICU give me more details on their job and what it's like? Also, can I have more information on the different ICUs such as open heart, medical, surgical, etc? I plan on going to CRNA school in the near future. Thanks!
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    Questions about Memorial Healthcare System

    thanks for the reply! and i hope you're not an indentured servant at memorial regional.. ayy lol
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    Do i stand a chance to become a nurse. G.P.A=3.1

    hi! don't give up! i got into Nova with a 2.8. i'm not sure if the fact i did all my pre reqs at a really good state university helped me but like the other posters recommended, i would retake a bunch of classes. make sure you apply to a lot of private school.. unfortunately you will have a lot of loans but at least you will have your degree in the end. also, there is no way you can work a 9 to 5 in nursing school. school will take up all that time whether it is in the classroom, clinicals, or you are studying. good luck!
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    Questions about Memorial Healthcare System

    I was actually just informed I received the scholarship. I'm just trying to decide whether this is the right decision for me. Any more info would be super useful! thanks!
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    Questions about Memorial Healthcare System

    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if those of you who work at or know anything about Memorial Healthcare in Broward could let me know what you think about each hospital in the system (MRH, West, South, Miramar, Pembroke)? I am interested in ICU or L/D. Which is best for either of those? Do they all pay about the same since it's the same system? How much do they start new grads at? Why would you choose this hospital over another? ANYTHING ELSE WOULD BE GREAT! thanks!
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    How DO YOU KNOW IF NURSING IS RIGHT CAREER CHOICE!!!

    very interesting information about the ultrasound tech. what i am wondering is how far can you advance in an ultrasound career? with nursing you can get your masters and become an NP but what else can you do with ultrasound? just curious because i may have to reevaluate a few things!
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    How DO YOU KNOW IF NURSING IS RIGHT CAREER CHOICE!!!

    i really think you are very close to your goal of getting into nursing school. with one class left i think you should definitely try to get to that finish line. nursing school is really hard and you have a lot of responsibilities but it seems you are dedicated enough to finish. i have heard some hospitals pay for nursing school if you work there and want to continue your studies. have you looked into that? good luck!
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    paying for private school

    i wasn't offended! i asked a question and wanted different perspectives and that's what i got! so thanks for your advice. i am very scared to graduate with all that debt and would also not be completely happy without a masters so i have to keep that in mind but i suppose the masters will also help me pay off my loans faster lol. does anyone know if any hospitals payback loans for you for working for them? not like the scholarships through school but once you get hired they will pay them back?
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    paying for private school

    thank you, caliotter3. i agree with you. gotta take that chance! and leavingteaching, when i said i switched to nursing at the last minute i meant it as i was between two careers.. both health related with similar pre reqs and decided nursing was the right path for me. just like i am thinking you decided by leaving teaching for a nursing career. nursing is my passion and although i wasn't sure of what i wanted to do before, i have never been so sure of anything in my life as i am that nursing is the right career choice for me. i am just scared of graduating with a ton of loans but like caliotter said.. the job market is bad for most careers at this point.
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    paying for private school

    saraFL- the reason i am not going through a community college (which i should've done from the beginning) is because i went to UF, started with another major, kinda screwed up, and decided to do nursing as a junior. they really don't take juniors so that program was out for me. and like Asira said.. community colleges are EXTREMELY competitive and with a 3.9 got put on a waiting list. so i just think it's a little late for me to go from UF to a CC but that's such a great plan if you start off with it. and Asira- that's exactly what i'm thinking.. i went to UF and its kinda as issue for me to end up with an associates after going there for 3 yrs. are you paying for barry with loans? i heard barry is more expensive than nova. what CC did u get waitlisted from? LeavingTeaching- right i heard there was such a struggle for a job at this time.. i guess im just hoping it will be better once i graduate and nursing is what i want to do. i am willing to relocate though. do you know where the best job market is right now?
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    paying for private school

    so i basically switched to nursing last minute, finished my pre reqs, and applied to two schools where i had met the requirements.. FAU and Nova. i had a bunch of problems with FAU and wasn't told i needed to send extra information so my application was never processed and therefore i didn't get it. i got into Nova and have done everything i need to do to attend this school. the problem is.. they JUST processed my financial aid even though i sent in everything in May and i am getting such little money to pay for tuition. i'm really getting cold feet about going to a private school but i basically only got into this program and i already paid a fee of $1000. i was wondering if anyone had advice as to what an alternative could be. i am really doubting i will get into another program because i only have a 3.0 and am lucky i got in at all. i also have a lot of credits and most schools don't seem to like this for some reason.. please any advice as to any other way i can get my RN (BSN preferably because i'd like to get a masters). thanks so much!
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    Help low GPA

    i messed up my first yr really bad but was able to bring up my gpa to a 3.0 before applying to nursing school. and i guess i am lucky to say i got into nova's program at ft. myers which i believe had lower standards because it is new. it is REALLY REALLY hard to get in with a low gpa, trust me i would know. but i went to a good school and applied elsewhere so that may have helped. nova is one of the few schools who does interviews which allows you to show what else you have going for you. good luck!
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