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TrixieRN1 has 2 years experience.

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    Limited stress areas

    The FNP at my former PCP's office left the practice to work at a sleep clinic.
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    Second Interview--Did I Ruin My Chance?

    Congratulations, melmacrn!
  3. I called to say I'd be late because my two horses escaped from my fence. I tore through the neighborhood trying to catch them before they reached the main road and became roadkill. Years after the fact I can laugh about it, but it was adrenaline-pumping at the time. Thankfully I caught the horses without incident. My supervisor (non-nursing job) loved the story.
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    Second Interview--Did I Ruin My Chance?

    OP: Despite working in a high-volume ER, my breastfeeding co-worker was diligent about taking her breast pump breaks. I'm sure you can find a way to make it work. Certainly hope your husband steps up to the plate and is more supportive of you as you're juggling a lot on your plate right now, i.e., job search while pregnant, stress of starting job as new grad, delivering/planning for care of your baby, etc. I think it would be more helpful if he'd build you up rather than tear you down - a little encouragement can go a long way. No sense in playing the game of, "If only I'd said this, done that, in the interview..." Best wishes to you on landing a job that's a great fit for you. I wish you smooth sailing throughout the remainder of your pregnancy and delivery.
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    The First Year: So Much Learned, So Much To Learn

    Love your post. I'm sure it will help other new nurses out there. Thanks for sharing your insight with your fellow nurses. Best wishes to you in your nursing career.
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    On-line Job Applications After Being Fired

    I've been replying "yes" to the question "Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?" when filling out on-line job apps because I was fired from my most recent job. I'm not going to lie about being fired. I think there's a good possibility that my on-line apps are being ruled out because of screening software. It smarts a bit to realize my work experience at two large hospital systems appears negated by "Do not pass go" in the on-line job apps arena. In the past, I've been very fortunate to be hired quickly when I've applied for jobs. I have good skills, I interview well, I have good references - I'm simply not receiving any interest from employers via on-line job apps. Seeking employment in a competitive field when you've been terminated from your job is a different realm from my prior job-search experiences. I'll press on and will find a suitable job.
  7. Grateful!
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    Finally !!!!!!

    Best wishes to you in your new job!
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    Well.. I guess I am going to be canned

    Phoenix2541, I hope a better door of opportunity opens up for you soon. I was fired from my job not too long ago - allowed myself a little pity party, reflected on what happened, picked myself back up and am moving on. If it makes you feel any better, I was fired for walking a stable patient (wearing a high fall risk armband) a short distance to a nearby department rather than transport him by wheelchair (no written policy and I'd never been told this was required until after I ambulated my patient). No harm occurred to my patient. Anyway, we all live and learn. Good luck on finding a job that you love!
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    On-line Job Applications After Being Fired

    HouTx, thank you for your words of advice/encouragement. What helped you through your challenge of being "involuntarily terminated"? I'm attending a job fair tomorrow and will see what pans out there. I'm a good nurse and I'm not giving up on finding a good job. I may simply have to broaden my scope. Thanks again!
  11. I was fired from my most recent hospital job after less than six months' employment. I've answered "Yes" to on-line job applications that ask if I've ever been fired from a job. If the app has an area for explanation, I either reply "Not a good fit and will be happy to explain at interview," or "ambulated stable patient wearing high fall risk armband from ED a short distance to nearby department rather than transport by wheelchair." Prior to being fired from the ED, I had worked 20 months on a Med-Surg floor at a Magnet hospital without a single write-up. I want and need to get back to work. Anyone with any suggestions on how to handle this? I've applied on-line with hospitals, doctor's offices, and a nearby school system and nada, zip. Thank you in advance for your input!
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    If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's...

    I nearly fell off my chair while reading CheesePotato's post this a.m. Thanks for the laughs! Let's add a "Bless your little heart!" greeting for our patients while we're at it. Laughter is indeed good for the soul.
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    If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's...

    What's really fun is when the patient sets his cell phone alarm to go off to wake him up so he can call for more morphine/dilaudid/Benadryl. It gets even better when the patient insists, "The other nurse pushes my medicine fast for me." Oh my, the patient looks so disappointed when I inform him/her that I'm not pushing his meds fast. Too bad, so sad.
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    If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's...

    Let's not forget to put a mint on their pillows when we turn down the covers on the bed. Love your post, Viva! Hope you and your hubby are doing well..
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    Fired & in Need of Resume Advice

    @JustBeachyNurse: Yes, that's very helpful! Thank you.
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    Fired & in Need of Resume Advice

    @JustBeachyNurse: Thank you. I understand you in that regard. I plan to eliminate the Skills Summary in its entirety as it's covered under Professional Experience and is indeed redundant. I just want to make sure that I'm correct in understanding that you also recommend that I should move the Qualifications Summary (above the Skills Summary on my original post) into the Professional Experience section as a bulleted item? Dealing with the challenges of a job search in a very competitive job market after termination has left me struggling with the whole resume issue. I appreciate your assistance and patience with my questions.