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  1. Pima Medical Institute (PMI) -- fair warning

    Sorry for the VERY late reply here...LOL. Evening classes? I can tell you that on the Tucson campus, that's a NO. Also, don't plan on having a M-F 8-4 schedule. I had clinicals on weekends several times. Especially during the summer months when the h...
  2. Never Thought I Would Be a Peds Nurse but...

    Oh LaRose you have my dream job!!! I started RN school wanting to go become a midwife. After my Peds clinical it was where I KNEW I wanted to be. I lucked out and got on a peds M/S unit at a small hospital. I also have the occasional adult patient, b...
  3. New Grad UMC Lubbock, TX

    Well, the programs may not be as enticing as UMC there in Lubbock, but you should also look into hospitals in Midland/Odessa and other small towns around west Texas. Abilene may be a good place to look too. (Not sure about that though.) Good luck!
  4. Where are new grads being hired right now?

    Looking at border towns is EXCELLENT advice! I would also look into areas where the oil industry is booming (South and West Texas, North Dakota...). I graduated in August, moved out of state to San Antonio and STRUGGLED to find a job. On a whim I sta...
  5. Is there any travel nursing for new Grad's?

    I don't know where you live now, but try small more rural towns. I'm a new grad and have been applying EVERYWHERE in San Antonio and the surrounding area. On a whim I decided to try applying for a couple of hospitals in MUCH smaller cities about two ...
  6. What Should We Call NICU Nursing

    That was hilarious! I totally identify with the "new nurse". LOL
  7. Are you having difficulty finding work?

    I know my aunt who's been a nurse for 20 years cannot find a job. She's luckily still employed, but constantly getting cancelled for her shifts. :/ She lives in the Phoenix area.
  8. Notes to take while waiting for THAT job.

    Have you looked into government positions? While I would DEARLY want "THAT" job, I took a position with the state of Texas because it has great benefits and pays the bills. The bonus part? I am gaining experience. It may not be the experience I WANT,...
  9. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?

    I have my CHL. I am highly considering a position in Laredo, TX. You BET I plan on carrying in my car. The hospital is a gun free zone, so it will not go in with me, but I have an excellent lock box in my truck that is well concealed and you'd have t...
  10. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing

    I was blessed to be able to do a hospice rotation during school. It was WONDERFUL! Better yet, no restrictions. If they wanted a burger, they got a burger. If they wanted to smoke, we took them out to smoke. If they wanted a beer, we kept it in the f...
  11. New Grad Pay in San Antonio

    I just recently started working for the state here in San Antonio. Not my ideal job, but my pay ends up being a HAIR under $25.00 an hour. (It's psych nursing, not everyone's cup of tea, but it's a DARNED good job with killer benefits.) They pay the ...
  12. New Grad Salary

    I just started working for the state of Texas. I earn a HAIR under $25 an hour with my ASN. Once I obtain higher degree levels, they will pay me a higher wage. This is also without ANY previous nursing experience.
  13. Is all this school just crap or what?

    Perhaps this person is student teaching for his MSN/Ed???? Goodness gracious I hope so! YIKES!
  14. Taking NCLEX pn tomorrow... Please help

    Way to go!!!
  15. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Took it this morning, I get "Our records indicate you have previously scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time." WOOT!!!
  16. I am very worried. I am feeling very sick please help

    Texas Board of Nursing The answer is in here somewhere!!! Hopefully there's something more specific than this: Upon receipt of your application, criminal background check and affidavit of graduation, the BON will access the registration system of ...
  17. Not NLNAC Accredited school cause problems later??

    My school is going through the process of getting NLN accreditation. That being said, I am moving out of state next Saturday, the day after we are finished with our NCLEX review course. I have an interview set up in the city I will be living in. I am...
  18. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?

    The reason a lot of people have trouble getting straight A's in nursing school is because it is retraining your brain to think in a different way. As a nurse, you will have to consider the big picture when looking at a few small details. What effects...
  19. My husband just moved into a house in Texas. My parents moved in and brought my son with them. My husband called me tonight giggling because he met the neighbors across the street. The wife said for him to tell me, and I quote "for the love of GOD, t...
  20. I'm 3/5ths a nurse!

    Congrats!!!! As for me, I'm an NCLEX-RN exam away from being a nurse. HOORAY!!!! (Yes, the semesters will drag on while you're in them, but you'll blink and think "OMG! I'll be on my OWN soon! NOOOOOOO!" LOL)
  21. I was put to the test tonight

    So sorry you had that experience, but glad it made you realize you're taking the right road. I didn't have anything like that happen, however since I've been in school- someone in my family has gone through whatever it was we were studying that semes...
  22. Nursing student weight

    Just watch what you eat and make time for yourself to exercise everyday. It is VERY possible. I didn't do it for my first year, but my second year I sure did and I LOST just about every pound I needed to BEFORE starting school. Do things like take th...
  23. Am I making the right decision? Please help!!

    I don't know if length of time served has ANYTHING to do with the GI bill, but there are several women at my school who are using their husband's GI bill to be able to attend school themselves. I haven't asked about that, as my husband was out of the...
  24. ABGs TOTALLY understood!!!

    I realize there are 500 posts here about understanding ABGs, and this video may have already been posted but... I thought I understood ABGs, but discussing them in class the other day blew my scant understanding out of my addled brain. One of my clas...
  25. What are you going to miss the most...

    I managed to squeeze in all of the above AND have time with my family. However, I have ALWAYS lived off of four or five hours of sleep per night, so it was no big deal to keep it up. I'm one of those people if I get 6 or more hours, I am TIRED. I als...