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    Addiction Medicine & NP role

    Hello everyone- I am a new grad AGNP (Primary Care) and being considered for a position in an addiction medicine clinic. The physician is very welcoming of new grad NPs as he's had great experience and success with them. As most know, new grad NP positions are scarce, and I would honestly love the opportunity to begin my NP career. However, I'm just not sure whether this type of position would be better suited for a PMHNP vs an AGNP. The MD I spoke with is passionate about his patients and utilizes the MAT model. He seemed very supportive of his providers and truly enjoy teaching this specialty. Thoughts? I would appreciate any information from current NPs working in this role. Thank you for your time!
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    NP Preceptors and advice wanted

    I'm glad everything worked out to your favor and you've achieved your goal. I hope to be able to do the same thing for myself one day. However, unlike you, I don't have the luxury to have chosen my preceptors prior to matriculating, nor have the option to choose a casual work place. I planned ahead and considered carefully prior to beginning an NP program, unfortunately, it didn't work out for me the way I had hope. Thank you for taking the time reply.
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    NP Preceptors and advice wanted

    Hello everyone. I have 2 issues that I want to vent about and want advice. I'm sure this has been a topic that's been brought up multiple times on here...but I am so frustrated with finding preceptors. I currently live in SC, but I attend an online NP program in PA. I am to begin my clinicals in the Fall of 2018 and have had NO luck in finding anyone here. All the facilities in my state have a contract with local colleges and are only willing to precept those students. I've looked in nearby states with no luck. The one preceptor I did find 2 hours away are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays...which I was so grateful for but then... I have a GREAT government job and my work hours coincide with clinical hours. I've tried talking to my boss about possibly being off those 2 days my potential preceptors are available...however, I obviously can't be off those 2 days every week for the next 6 months. I'm at a crossroad where I have to choose between the two. My job or my career progression. IT IS SO FRUSTRATING. I am willing to drive anywhere just so I can complete this degree. But it's looking like I might have to drop out instead, because I also really need my current job. To those who've graduated, how did you all manage this? I guess at this point, I am just seeking to hear about your experiences and what you've done in my situation. Thanks for reading this.
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    I wrote my comments to individuals I replied to.
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    Thanks RNicholask. How long ago did you apply? Have you heard back from them? Every time my email alerts a new email, I'm freaking out. Unfortunately for me, I FEEL I'm about to get rejected.
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    Congrats Dumplins! How long ago did you apply? How soon did you hear about your acceptance?
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    Thanks RNicholask. How long ago did you apply? Have you heard back from them? Every time my email alerts a new email, I'm freaking out. Unfortunately for me, I FEEL I'm about to get rejected. Dumplins: How long ago did you apply? How long did you wait to hear from Simmons?
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    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    Hello everyone. I just completed my Simmons application this past week. After reading everyone's stats on here that applied and accepted and I AM FEELING SO BUMMED. I don't even come close. However, when I spoke to my Admin Rep and after telling her my background, grades etc, she felt confident about me. I just feel so ANXIOUS and the waiting game is nerve wracking. I'm trying to be positive but as each day passes, I am getting more and more discouraged. My background is the ICU for about 7 months (I had to leave because my husband is in the military and we had to move). Took me over a year to finally land a job in the Tele and I currently work part-time. I'm so stressed out and I'm going through "coulda, woulda, shouldas"... I pray I am given a chance.
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    Is this normal?

    What are the protocols for safely administering chemo in an outpatient clinic? I believe my company is violating JHACO regulations but I don't want to be a whistle blower. We don't use PPE's during mixing or administration of chemo to patients. We also have people who mix chemos who are not certified to do so, but due to being short staffed, they are being utilized. I'm concerned but in a dilemma because this is my job and I don't want to leave my patients. There are no formal education relating to safely administration of chemo nor protocols. I would just like to know if this is standard in outpatient clinics. Thanks.
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    Hawaiian advice needed!

    Hello oncallgal! Thanks for the info and it's tempting but my hubby works in Oahu so I'm stuck here! Great to hear from you!
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    Hawaiian advice needed!

    Hi PaRN12! Thanks! I don't think I can message you yet cause I haven't posted enough on herr. I can give you my email and we can communicate that way if that's ok. :) I would REALLY appreciate any advice & suggestions you can give. My email is anya001@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you. Thanks again!
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    Hawaiian advice needed!

    Hi tmartin83. Thanks for the info. I was told there weren't accepting anymore volunteers at Tripler... I've been applying to MSA positions and NO ONE is calling either. I have veterans preference too. So frustrating!!!! To PaRN12: Congrats on your job offer!!! :) I've applied to nursing homes/AL too. NOTHING. It must be ME these companies don't like. Lol. I knew coming here I wasn't going to land a hospital job and to be honest, I just want to work as an RN so I can maintain my skills, but no one is calling. I'm working on my BSN now and I graduate in August. I'm hoping that changes my luck. Hailmoy1: If you do move here, I trully wish you the best. I don't want to discourage you at all from moving here, that's not my intention. I just don't want you to put all your eggs in one basket only to be hit with the lack of jobs out here. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
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    Hawaiian advice needed!

    Hello. I'm in Oahu and I've been here for about 2 1/2 months. (started applying for jobs 7 months before we actually moved here) I have about 7 months of ICU experience and NO ONE IS CALLING BACK from the hundreds of applications I've sent in. I have BLS, ACLS, Critical Care course and EKG certifications. My husband is in the military and therefore I had no choice but to move here. I'm thinking about going back to the mainland because there is NOTHING here for me. You have to have at the minimum 12 months... But most prefer 2 years and unfortunately companies can do whatever they want and raise standards because this island is saturated with RN's. Both experienced and inexperienced! There's even a waiting line to volunteer if you can believe it. I refuse to work as a CNA because that's NOT what I busted my butt off for in nursing school. There's nothing wrong with the CNA profession, however working in the title and paygrade of a CNA but working like an RN is not something I'm interested in. I have another friend who's like me and left her job to come out here only to find out 1 year later, no one wants to hire her. So... If you can help it, please don't move here. I'm not trying to be negative, but really, there is NO jobs out here unless you're an experienced RN or you know someone in the company who's going to help you get a job. That's my advice for you... Good luck to you!
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    Prospective Nursing Student

    If I coukd do it all over again, I would chose another career in the health field. Nursing is OVER RATED! People advertising there is a nursing shortage is only taking advantage of poor souls trying to stay afloat this HORRIBLE economy we have. We end spending thousands of dollars in school only to find NO ONE will hire new grads. (at every level). And this fact is not only happening to Hawaii, it's across the nation. Get out while you have a chance and find another career in healthcare that you can actually benefit from.Don't get me started on working condition if you get lucky enough to find a job..... Save yourself the trouble and money!
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    New Grad Job Offers (ICU or PSYCH)

    So after hundreds of applications with no hint of interest from hospitals, I decided to apply to a psych hospital and was immediately offered a job. I was REAL happy and GRATEFUL about the opportunity considering how difficult it is to get a job....Let alone as a new grad RN. 2 weeks after I accepted the position, I was called in to do an interview for the ICU. i applied for it months ago. So I went (since my orientation for the psych job wasn't until the end of the month) So fast forward... Today was my first day at the psych job and I get a call from the other place offering me the ICU job. Should I stay or should I go? Ultimately, I'd like to be a bedside nurse and see where that takes me. however I AM PETRIFIED that I won't make it in the ICU. Any HELPFUL advice would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.
  16. it's so frustrating to apply for jobs in the hampton roads area only to be rejected and ignored over and over again. i'm already a licensed rn and i've submitted application after application everywhere!!! it's even more frustrating when i see numerous rn positions openings and they all say no new grads!!! what is up with that? i understand training may take longer, but how are we, the new grads suppose to get the "experience" we so desperately need if no one wants to give us a chance? :crying2: to hiring nurse managers, why not take a risk on the new grads?! we're not incompetent by any means... those of us who have passed our boards are capable legally. how do get pass the red tape???????????
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