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    :yeah:There seems to be quite a few of us starting OR orientation in July! I start mine July 11th at a large teaching hospital that is a level 1 trauma center too Im so excited and nervous! Im a new grad and like you said that first year is going to be tough but I think its going to be great!!! Good Luck, let us know how the orientation goes and we can compare notes and tips as we navigate this exciting journey!!!
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    I got a job! *happy dance*

    OMG I start my OR orientation July 11th also!!!!! Im so excited and nervous! my orientation will be 6 months! Good luck to all of us OR newbies!!!!!:clpty:
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    I GOT IT!

    I interviewed for an OR position about 2 1/2 weeks ago and found out today that I got the job!!!!!!:yeah:Im so excited and nervous I cant wait!!! It will be a 6 months of orientation which Im so grateful for because I graduated in October (so still new grad) with only 4 months LTC experience....man Im in for a ride!!!!!!:clpty:
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    Thank you! I did look back at previous posts, which was helpful (Dont know why I didnt think of that first) Interview went amazing!!! It was a panel interview with the clinical educator and about 5 other team members from OR, we all clicked really well, conversation was effortless! At the end I was told I interviewed really well!! the moment I left I sent a thank you card that had each panel members full name written in it, and now I wait! Should know by the end of next week! This is my dream job and I really hope I get it!!!!! I feel really great about how it went, so here's hoping!!:heartbeat
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    I have an interview tomorrow for an OR Nurse internship, I have never interviewed for OR before and only have 4months experience in skilled nursing/LTC. I want this sooo badly!!!! Can anyone give me any tips on what to expect for this area in an interview, and what they look for to help me prepare? This interview was just set up today, so I have not had time to really prepare! Thanks in advance!!
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    registry requesting access to my medical files

    wow thats a shocking request!!! I really hope you dont and wont sign those papers!
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    back from 2nd interview

    Yes I agree, at least we are struggling together and it's a blessing to have this site for support!! I graduated in October and have been unemployed since January so the pressure is mounting! I did not get the psych position due to lack of experience again!!!!!! I just wish they wouldn't call me for an interview if Im not experienced enough for them, its very discouraging!! I did apply to a LTC facility today and it seemed to go well but the HR person warned me that what tends to hold up progress of getting hired is waiting for employment reference sheets to be filled out by previous employers, my last employer and I did not end on good terms and Im worried they wont fill out the info and delay me from working.....I don't know what to do:uhoh3:
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    back from 2nd interview

    Thank you so much for your response, :hug: you are absolutely right! Im going to apply at a LTC facility where I know someone that can put in a good word for me, I also applied to an oncology clinic and have an interview for part time psych rn position monday so at least I can say Im actively out there trying!! I will update if I get a job !
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    I am a real nurse now!!! :)

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    Any ideas on how long until I test?

    I waited 3 weeks after the school sent my stuff to bon to get my ATT, and then depending on how many people have scheduled exams....you may not be able to get a test spot right away. Dont worry about it too much and focus on studying while you wait.
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    nursing graduate cant work

    Im not sure how that works, but why did you go to a non-accredited school? You should call your local board of nursing and ask to be sure!
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    back from 2nd interview

    No....They decided to go with someone who had experience. Story of my life!!! how can I get experience if no one will hire me? Im feeling so defeated I'm starting to feel like I may have to apply to LTC facilities but my heart is in acute care, not sure what to do. i don't know if it will be easier or harder to get a hospital job with LTC experience... any advice???
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    back from 2nd interview

    So, I had a meeting with HR of a local hospital last week and went in for a 2nd interview with the unit manager of the floor that I am applying for. I feel like it went really well but with so many people applying and all the competition and the fact that Im a brand new nurse, I cant help but feel a bit defeated.....Im praying I get this job! It would be a dream come true and I need it sooo badly. The unit manager is hoping to have made a decision by the end of the week. Please pray for me and send good luck my way!!!:heartbeat
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    Can you live a luxury lifestyle as a nurse?

    The only nurses I have seen that make enough money to live the lifestyle the OP describes without a rich husband are nurses that go into pharmaceuticle sales and rake in about $400,000/yr in commisson....but Im not trying to be a nurse to do sales, Im in it to help peoples lives and do some good in the world, call me crazy but if thats the main concern, there are many other degrees suitable for those who are that money driven (no offense).
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    On pins and needles!!

    Congrats!!!!! what a relief!!!!
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    The Problem with Nursing

    I have a question for the OP, now please take this question seriously as I am not being sarcastic, mean, or implying I know the answer, I read your concerns about the nursing profession, you are articulate and intelligent so I ask you this: What are you planning on doing to change the things you mention? Im talking about physical actions that will contribute to to this profession that you care about? (no sacracasm...Im serious). I would love to hear you honest ideas...perhaps join your local BON? I would like to hear your solutions!