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Stephgriffin6 BSN, MSN, NP

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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Thank you!! I will keep you posted!
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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Hello!!! I would wait to pass your boards before applying. I don’t know what state you are in but in California where I’m at the state board processing time is probably at least 3-4 months, they are very slow!! I think they will take pending licenses but i know at my interview they told me they were having a hard time with new grads not being able to start because of the delay. As for benefits you have to work a minimum of 30 hours to qualify for medical/dental so you would have to work 4 days. I did not see anything about unions in my packet, so no unions in CA. The pay rate was $55 but it just increased to $58/hr in San Diego. So as a new grad I will make $58/hr for 40!hours per week. I have to see 27-30 patients. Work 2 Saturdays for full time.The rest of what you said it correct. I can’t say about other parts of the country. Your rates sound low. Planned Parenthood in San Diego hires flex positions first, which means I will work within 3 locations. Then when an internal permanent location position opens I can apply to that. So you might have to travel in the beginning anyhow. Just apply to both and see!!!
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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Hi MedsurgeRN14, Yes, I would say it was starting to get difficult getting interviews after 2 years. Just being a new grad in general it’s hard to get jobs, I’m in San Diego so my area is saturated also. It’s all about having connection and who you know is how you will get a job!!! After being certified for 6-12 months, I had three job interviews through the company I work, they like to hire within so that’s why I got asked for interviews. So, with planned parenthood and minute clinic they do like to hire new grads and at each interview they both pretty much asked why the 2 gap. But they seemed understanding about it. I got an interview with minute clinic because my RN co worker who was a recent new grad Np got hired on and I asked her for the managers email so when I saw a open position online I emailed her and introduced myself and dropped my friends name. I also had one of my preceptors at school at minute clinic and they like that. Even at the interview they told me they called my old preceptor as a reference. Actually, had a really good interview there as well but they told me at the interview they did not have any available positions at the moment. I would have had to keep emailing the manager weekly to check back on openings. That’s how my co worker got the job. With planned parenthood I had another RN coworker at my current position who also works at planned parenthood as a NP. I would always ask him about working there. When I finally saw an opening at the planned parenthood in my area i applied. When I saw my co worker at work he said he would send my resume to HR, and he did!!! The next day I got a phone interview and they told me he had referred me. They also seem to like referrals from current employees. So, basically this is how I got a job 2 after being certified. Look on craigs list also!! I got offered a part time position with a doctor for 2 afternoons a week but turned it down because i would have to keep my floor nursing job for benefits and I want out of that. I would also say my confidence level after 2 years out is a little lacking from lack of practice. That’s one of the reasons a like planned parenthood, lots of training!!! After having my baby I really tried looking for a part time NP job, but those are harder to come by especially as an new grad NP. If I were you I would not wait 2 years and try to find a part time Np job. I feel like after 2 years I was becoming unmarketable. If you have any more questions let me know!!
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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Thats a good point, thank you!!
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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Hello ToFNPandbeyond, Thank you for responding!!! I definitely want the training for sure and I know planned parenthood has a great training program, 12 weeks of training. Minute clinic only offers 80 hours to shadow and work with another Np and then you are on your own. The pay is the same at both. My only concern is if I start my career at Planned Parenthood and I decide I don’t want to continue with women’s health then it would be hard to find another job in primary care. But you asked a very good question, what do I really want from a job. I guess after my interviews I will know more about each position. Are you currently practicing?
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    Help- Minute Clinic or Planned Parenthood?

    Help, I need some advice!!! I'm a certified NP, I would consider myself a new graduate even though I became certified in 2017. I've still been at the bedside because I had a baby and wanted to stay 2 days a week at the hospital. Fast forward to now. I have been applying to NP jobs off and on for the last 6 months, its very competitive because of the amount of new NPs and because I live in San Diego and everyone wants to live here. Long story short I have NP friends who helped me get my resume to the hiring managers of Minute Clinic and Planned Parenthood. I had phone interviews with both and will have in person interviews within the next 2 weeks. This would be my first NP job!!!! I did part of my preceptorship at Minute Clinic so I know how it would be like to work there. I do see pros and cons about working at either place but I would like anyone's opinions on either company. Minute Clinic is primary care so I would learn the basics but planned parenthood is women's health and very specialized. Any thoughts? Thank you for everyone's time
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    CSU San Marcos absn 2009

    Hi everyone who is trying to get into CSUSM ABSN program 2011, This is my second semester ( Cohort 6) at the Temecula campus. Summer was hell to say the least, we were the first cohort that they crammed 16 weeks into 10 weeks. Here is my opinion so far: 1. I don't know really know how they decide who to pick because by there point system there is no way I should have gotten in. There were 850 applicants and they chose 50 for San Marcos and 50 for Temecula. My GPA for my last 60 units was about a 3.66, my GPA for the pre core classes that you need to get in was a 3.0 and my TEAS was a 83. From most of the people I have talked to they don't know how they got in to the program also. 2. The program is a little disorganized, but I'm blessed to be in a program so I don't complain 3. I really liked the professors!! 4. Did not like all the projects and papers. Oh!! Care Plans are annoying and you will be spend many nights up late preparing them. 5. I don't find the material hard to understand, its just time consuming to do everything. Don't plan on any other obligations while your in the program, or you might pull your hair out. 6. Stay on top of your readings, any spare time start upcoming papers ahead of time. 7. Nursing school is so jr high/ High school all over. My cohort has little clicks, kind of stupid but what do you expect from 20 somethings ( I'm in my 30's so I think its lame and don't talk to the clicky girls). 8. If your a guy your in luck, there is about 8 guys in our cohort. 9. The first semester of the graduation classes or ok, rather have done without!! Anymore questions let me know, this is all I can think of at the moment.
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    Science on TEAS test

    I don't really remember any of the physics questions. I never took physics so I just guessed on those questions.
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    HELP trying to calculate my GPA

    Call the school you are applying to and talk to the admissions counsler she will tell you!
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    TEAS question

    Good luck with the book! You do need it to study. I would sell you mine except all my friends are borrowing it so they do not have to buy it.
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    TEAS question

    You don't have to be a student to buy the manual. I think you just go to the site and go to the online store, you might just need to set up an account. I know you have to set up an account to the ATI website to sign up for the exam. Hope this helps!
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    CSU San Marcos absn 2009

    Aarron, Can't really comment about National because I don't know much about that school, But I would love to hear the horror stories. Any school that pushes good students out of their program is not a school I would want to attend. Nursing school is already going to be stressful, why would you want to have teachers who act like drill sergents. We are not enlisting in the military. If we are smart enough and dedicated enough to get into Nursing school the teahers should already know students are there to learn. I don't think Temecula will be bad, if you think about most everyone is going to be studying 24/7 not at the beach tanning. It's only 2 year of you life!! Stephanie
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    Teas Test Skills Tips Please

    All you need is the study guide from the ATITT websight that you sign up for the TEAS on. Check out the post called Science TEAS, I helped answer alot of the science questions that I remembered from the test, it will give you a idea about the level of questions on test. The Science section in the TEAS book is way harder then the actual exam. Don't bother practicing the science questions there is nothing on the exam. Focus on the Math section and English section. The reading section is really easy My hardest part was the Math, its not that difficult but you have to move really fast. Do not spend longer then 1.5 min. per question. There are 45 questions on Math and you have 56 mins for that portion. Its mostly adding, subtraction, dividing, muliplying. Alot of ratios, proportion, metric system, a few algebraic questions, Distance=Rate x Time, Interest= Rate x principal x Time Like I said check out the other post it will help you
  14. It really depends on the school you are applying to. I am currently taking Pharm and Patho for a school that required them before the program started ( Because it is a 1 year program). But i got wait listed at that school, however the school I did get accepted into will not allow any outside nursing classes and they must be taken in their nursing program. So basically i have to retake pharm and patho. Just make sure to check the prerequisites for the schools you want to apply. If the growth and development class your speaking about is the Lifespan and development class where it starts at conception to death then school require this as a prerequisite to the nursing program.
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    CSU San Marcos absn 2009

    Sarah Bames, Friday is perfect! we can pick a spot next week!! Stephgriffin6
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